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Roundy Elementary School District family liaison Biak Thang, a refugee from Myanmar, walks through a hallway in the school, in Columbus Junction, Iowa on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Thang, 28, left his job working 10-hour days at Tyson Foods to work as the school interpreter, which he calls a "big, big, big job" even though he took a pay cut. "I feel that this is a good privilege that I get. I have a chance to help the kids and the parents in a time of need," he said. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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