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Published August 03, 2013, 12:00 AM

PHOTO GALLERY: New Americans


Nanda Rai, father of Shyam and Sudarshan, shares a story with his granddaughters Mimika (left) and Anushka in the family's backyard recently. The younger generation speaks both English and Nepali, but Nanda shares his stories in his native language.JOHN STENNES/GRAND FORKS HERALD

  • Nanda Rai, father of Shyam and Sudarshan, shares a story with his granddaughters Mimika (left) and Anushka in the family's backyard recently. The younger generation speaks both English and Nepali, but Nanda shares his stories in his native language.JOHN STENNES/GRAND FORKS HERALD
  • Sudarshan Rai (left) shares an evening meal with his parents Manda and Moti Rai in their new Grand Forks home.JOHN STENNES/GRAND FORKS HERALD
  • Moti Rai waters the the family's large garden in the backyard of their Grand Forks home. Moti and her husband Nanda followed their two son to the U.S. in 2010.JOHN STENNES/GRAND FORSK HERALD
  • Like millions of American homeowners Shyam Rai, a refugee from Bhutan now living in Grand Forks, N.D.,takes time to mow the  lawn of the family's south Grand Forks home after work last Friday. Shyam and most of his family came to Grand Forks in 2008 and just eight monts ago they bought their own home.JOHN STENNES/GRAND FORKS HERALD
  • Dil Rai, wife of Sudarshan, fills a bowl with soup in the Rai's family home in Grand Forks, N.D.JOHN STENNES/GRAND FORKS HERALD
  • Mimika Rai, left, and her aunt Durga Rai prepare greenbeans  for a family meal.JOHN STENNES/GRAND FORIKS HERALD