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Fikrirrahmat, from Indonesia, and Elshan Mirzazade, from Azerbaijan, will spend a year living with host Mary Anderson of Perham, getting first hand experiences as American high school students. Connie Vandermay/FOCUS

New Faces: From the other side of the world, to Perham

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Editor's note: This is part of a weekly series spotlighting foreign exchange students in the Perham and New York Mills school districts.


Sixteen-year-old Fikrirrahmat and 17-year-old Elshan Mirzazade arrived in Perham in August and have since formed a respectful and fun relationship with each other, as well as their host, Mary Anderson.

In an interview, the two shared stories from their homes on the other side of the world, as well as their first thoughts about America.

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