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Cung Thawng and his son Samuel Lian fled from Burma, arriving in Richmond as refugees in 2009. Lian now is a freshman at Virginia Commonwealth University, and his father works in the kitchen at Richmond retirement community Westminster Canterbury.

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  • Parishioners sing a hymn during a Sunday worship service at Tabernacle Baptist Church.
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  • Parishioners sing a hymn during a Sunday worship...
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  • Sai Lat, Siang Siang, N. Sui Vang, Ta Mawi and Khai Bil pose for a photo after being formally accepted as members of Tabernacle Baptist Church during a recent service.
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  • Every Wednesday, Tabernacle sends buses around the metro Richmond area to pick up refugee children for an after-school program that includes one-on-one tutoring.  Here, Jeff Walton, a 26-year-old seminary student, works with Shee Gay Moo.
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  • Cung Thawng and his son Samuel Lian fled from Burma, arriving in Richmond as refugees in 2009. Lian now is a freshman at Virginia Commonwealth University, and his father works in the kitchen at Richmond retirement community Westminster Canterbury.
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  • Cung Thawng and his son Samuel Lian fled...
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  • Katelyn Melo, who commutes daily to her job downtown from West Broad Village, relaxes on the balcony of her apartment overlooking Gathering Place.
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  • Katelyn Melo, who commutes daily to her job...
  • Scott Elmquist
  • Jan 29, 2013
  • A resident walks his dog near the Aloft Hotel.
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  • A resident walks his dog near the Aloft...
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  • Jeffrey Doxey, president of NAI Eagle Commercial Real Estate Services, Worldwide, at left, and Peter Vick, vice president, oversee commercial development of West Broad Village, outside the ACAC fitness center and South University on Old Brick Road. Two additional restaurants, Chuy's and Carrabba, will soon join the restaurant mix.
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  • Jeffrey Doxey, president of NAI Eagle Commercial Real...
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  • Laura Boehmer, left, and Molly Berg decorate cakes inside Whole Foods Market. Its bakery and cafe overlook townhouses beyond.
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  • Laura Boehmer, left, and Molly Berg decorate cakes...
  • Scott Elmquist
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  • The cardio level of the ACAC fitness and wellness center comes to life on a recent afternoon.
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  • The cardio level of the ACAC fitness and...
  • Scott Elmquist
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  • Two boys skateboard on Liesfeld Parkway while house construction in West Broad Village continues nearby.
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  • Two boys skateboard on Liesfeld Parkway while house...
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