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Sikhs host Oroville Dam evacuees

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Nirmal Singh, a Sikh priest, conducts a morning prayer ritual as evacuees sleep in the background at Shri Guru Ravidass, a Sikh temple in Rio Linda, Calif., that opened its doors amid the Oroville Dam crisis.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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Kamlesh Nahar, from center left, Sunsagam Preet Kaur, 11 1/2, and Muskan Kaur, 5, listen to stories told by fellow evacuees as they settle in for the night at Shri Guru Ravidass.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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The Cervantes family from Olivehurst -- Guadalupe, from left along the wall, Jacqueline, Eibeth, Getsemani, Adrina and Juan -- tries to settle in for the night at Shri Guru Ravidass.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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Sunsagam Preet Kaur, 11 1/2, from left, Kamlesh Nahar, Muskan Kaur, 5, and Kaveen Kaur, 12 1/2, listen to stories told by evacuees.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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Ashok Kumar, left and Raj Kumar prepare breakfast at Shri Guru Ravidass.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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Juan Pablo Cervantes, 4, center right, slowly wakes up as the Sikh priests conduct their morning prayers at 6 a.m. at Shri Guru Ravidass.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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Juan Cervantes of Olivehurst leads his family into the prayer room at Shri Guru Ravidass.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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Evacuees remain asleep as the Sikh priests conduct their morning prayers.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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