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Melake holds Edekal under at dusk near their tent in the Choucha refugee camp in Tunisia

 
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Melake poses for a portrait while holding Edekal

 
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Elsa takes a walk around her tent with Edekal

 
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Melake fans Edekal to keep the flies off him as the temperature closes in on 100 degrees Fahrenheit

 
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Elsa wipes sweat off her brow after making traditional Eritrean coffee in her tent

 
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Melake plays with Edekal while Elsa tidies up their tent

 
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The sun sets on the Choucha refugee camp in the southeast Tunisian desert

 
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Melake prays in the Eritrean community's makeshift Catholic church

 
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Edekal waits for dinner in his tent

 
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Melake and Elsa dress Edekal for their journey to Tunis

 
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Elsa makes herself presentable for the long bus trip to the Tunis Airport while a friend holds Edekal

 
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Edekal and Elsa say goodbye to their friends from the bus

 
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Melake holds Edekal as the bus departs the camp

 
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The family's baggage is weighed at the Tunis Airport

 
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With their whole lives packed into only two suitcases, the family has few belongings to fill their new apartment in Maryland

 
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Elsa kisses Edekal while he nurses in Maryland

 
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Elsa, Melake, and Edekal share a happy moment

 
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Elsa waits to meet with her case officer, who will assist her in applying for jobs

 
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Edekal connects with a neighbor child, also a resettled refugee, while Else looks out at the trees. "Too many trees," she says. "Many more people can live here."