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May 12, 2013 in City
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Congolese refugee Dakie Tshilobo stands wide-eyed with her mother, Jolie Ngenda, and father, Patrick Kazadi, after landing at Spokane International Airport late Feb. 7.

Dakie Tshilobo’s U.S. Employment Authorization card

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Patrick pauses to tie his daughter’s shoe Feb. 13 during a World Relief-led tour of downtown Spokane.

Dakie looks to her parents as her first bus ride takes her through downtown Spokane on Feb. 13.

On her fifth birthday, after several weeks in a World Relief-owned apartment, Dakie peers in the window and rings the doorbell at her new apartment Feb. 22.

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Dakie laughs as she rolls on the carpet in her new apartment Feb. 22. She won’t start school until next fall, but Patrick said she often asks him when she will be able to go to school. “I tell her ‘tomorrow,’ ” he said.

Patrick and Jolie debate who will go to the grocery store for the first time with a World Relief caseworker as Dakie pulls on Patrick’s arm, hoping to go to the park Feb. 13.

Dakie stares out the window of her family’s new apartment Feb. 22.