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Fortune struck for these Syrian migrants, but can they make it in California?
Los Angeles Times

Willie Brown celebrates his re-election

San Francisco incumbent Mayor Willie Brown smiles while wearing a "Still Da Mayor" cap as he addresses Brown supporters late on Dec. 14, in San Francisco. Brown easily fended off a challenge from Tom Ammiano, the president of the city's Board of Supervisors, to win re-election Tuesday.AP/Paul Sakuma