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    Models Kaylee Darigan, representing the Ukraine; Emily Robbins, representing Tajikistan, and Olga Babb, representing Armenia. International Women’s Fashion Show and Gala on March 4 at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland. The gala is the signature fundraiser for Women United Around the World, which helps female immigrants adjust to life here in Maine.

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    Rachael Dang of Portland and Mariam Jabbar of Westbrook. International Women’s Fashion Show and Gala on March 4 at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland. The gala is the signature fundraiser for Women United Around the World, which helps female immigrants adjust to life here in Maine.

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    Toward the end of their choreographed performance, Congolese dancers invited all the women from the Congo to join them. International Women’s Fashion Show and Gala on March 4 at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland. The gala is the signature fundraiser for Women United Around the World, which helps female immigrants adjust to life here in Maine.

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    Models showcase hats by milliner Janet Andoh, an immigrant from England. International Women’s Fashion Show and Gala on March 4 at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland. The gala is the signature fundraiser for Women United Around the World, which helps female immigrants adjust to life here in Maine.

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    Flamenco dancer Maria Mazorra dazzled the crowd with her rhythmic feet. International Women’s Fashion Show and Gala on March 4 at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland. The gala is the signature fundraiser for Women United Around the World, which helps female immigrants adjust to life here in Maine.

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    Ribbon dance by the Chinese & American Friendship Association of Maine. International Women’s Fashion Show and Gala on March 4 at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland. The gala is the signature fundraiser for Women United Around the World, which helps female immigrants adjust to life here in Maine.

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    Sewing students Mamie Makutima from Angola, Prisca Niyonzima from Burundi, Bueto DaSilva from Angola and Selva Kawaya from the Congo. International Women’s Fashion Show and Gala on March 4 at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland. The gala is the signature fundraiser for Women United Around the World, which helps female immigrants adjust to life here in Maine.

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    Biddeford residents Edwina Caulker, who represented Liberia in the fashion show, and Mercy Kilby, who represented Ghana. International Women’s Fashion Show and Gala on March 4 at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland. The gala is the signature fundraiser for Women United Around the World, which helps female immigrants adjust to life here in Maine.

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    Portland Adult Education instructor Rochelle Hale Guru, Kira Salter-Guru and English language instructors Trace Salter and Liz McMahon. International Women’s Fashion Show and Gala on March 4 at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland. The gala is the signature fundraiser for Women United Around the World, which helps female immigrants adjust to life here in Maine.

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    Portland residents Khawlan Lafta, originally from Iraq, and Jamileh Yousef, originally from Syria. International Women’s Fashion Show and Gala on March 4 at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland. The gala is the signature fundraiser for Women United Around the World, which helps female immigrants adjust to life here in Maine.

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    Polish immigrants Agnieszka Carpenter, Malgosia Boothby and board member Aga Asbury, an immigration lawyer. International Women’s Fashion Show and Gala on March 4 at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland. The gala is the signature fundraiser for Women United Around the World, which helps female immigrants adjust to life here in Maine.

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    Mei Strout of Lisbon and Sylvie Pryor Rosenstein of Windham, dancers from the Chinese & American Friendship Association of Maine. International Women’s Fashion Show and Gala on March 4 at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland. The gala is the signature fundraiser for Women United Around the World, which helps female immigrants adjust to life here in Maine.

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    Emcee Tracy Sabol with Women United Around the World founder Adele Ngoy, an immigrant from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and vice president Lisa DiGiovanni. International Women’s Fashion Show and Gala on March 4 at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland. The gala is the signature fundraiser for Women United Around the World, which helps female immigrants adjust to life here in Maine.

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    Mehdi Gheshlaghi with Marzieh Vafa, who represented Iran in the International Women’s Fashion Show.

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