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Area refugees celebrate 2012 in their new community

Area refugees celebrate 2012 in their new community

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Refugees from nearly a dozen different countries gathered for a special new year celebration in their new hometown of Nashville today. After escaping persecution in their native countries, more than 200 men, women and children who sought refuge in Music City attended today's ceremony. It was sponsored by Catholic Charities of Tennessee Refugee Resettlement Program. Charity officials say today marks the start of a new year in a new country and community offering new opportunities for their families.

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