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4:46 p.m. / JUNE 29, 2015

Lan walks down Elm Street with some trepidation – but also hope – as she surveys the new building that will be her temporary home as she works to live a life free of violence. It’s strange, Lan thinks: I’ll now live in this building where I once worked.

As she looks the apartments over, she notices a woman walking toward her, doing the same. She’s pregnant – and glowing from it – and they smile as they pass each other. It’s been a good day.