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Somali Twin Sisters Make a Splash in New York

Somali Twin Sisters

Ayaan and Idly Mahallim, identical twin sisters born in Somalia, escaped the civil war at age nine for a new life in the United States.  The sisters grew up in Washington DC prior to going to college, one in Boston and the other in Michigan.  After graduation they headed for New York City and set up fashion label Mataano-Somali word for twins.

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