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In 2013, violinist Mariela Shaker escaped the Syrian Civil War and relocated to the US, moving from Aleppo, a city of 2 million, to a small Illinois town of less than 10,000. Here’s how she found home in an unfamiliar place.
Pursuing her dreams saved her from the violence of civil war, but left the young violinist fearful for her family back in Aleppo. You can or follow her journey on the map below.