Minnesota in Photos: 'The Outsiders' in Willmar

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1 Roon Mahboub, 11, describes a a map she made at school to her parents Abdirizak Mahboub and Sahra Gure at their home in Willmar, Minn. Feb. 27, 2012. The family has been living in Willmar for about six months, and are part of a growing Somali-American population in the area. 
2 Abdirizak Mahboub waits to pick up his son at school in Willmar, Minn. Feb. 27, 2012. 
3 From left, siblings Yusef, 8, Abdishakur, 12, and Roon Mahboub, 11, play a game together at their home in Willmar, Minn. Feb. 27, 2012. 
4 With Yusef and Roon Mahboub nearby, Christina Vander Pol of Prinsburg, Minn. assists her son Elijah, 6, at the Kandiyohi County Area YMCA in Willmar, Minn. Feb. 27, 2012. 
5 Sahra Gure reads a book while other local women arrive for a water aerobics class at the Kandiyohi County Area YMCA pool in Willmar, Minn. Feb. 27, 2012. Gure and her family attend the YMCA several days a week. 
6 Abdishakur Mahboub, 12, pauses in the pool at the Kandiyohi County Area YMCA in Willmar, Minn. Feb. 27, 2012. 
7 Sahra Gure talks with Kandiyohi County Area Y.M.C.A. aquatics coordinator Tom Wittenberg about swimming classes for her children in Willmar, Minn. Feb. 27, 2012. 
8 Yusef Mahboub, 8, works on the computer at the Willmar Public Library in Willmar, Minn. Feb. 27, 2012. 
9 Abdishakur and Roon Mahboub make their way inside after a day at school in Willmar, Minn. Feb. 27, 2012. The siblings attend Willmar Middle School. 
10 Roon Mahboub, 11, works on homework with her mother at their home in Willmar, Minn. Feb. 27, 2012.