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    Volunteer Jessica Simpson, center, leads Wewe Manta, right, and her daughter, Samira, from the bus after they arrived for the picnic for asylum seekers at Fort Williams Park on Thursday.

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    Volunteers wave and hold welcome signs as the first Custom Coach bus arrives at Fort Williams Park delivering asylum seekers for Thursday's picnic.

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    Anne Gregory of Yarmouth applauds and cheers with other volunteers as asylum seekers arrive for Thursday's picnic at Fort Williams Park.

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    The first group of asylum seekers arrives for the picnic at Fort Williams Park on Thursday afternoon.

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    Wendy Chapkis holds a sign welcoming asylum seekers as they arrive for the picnic Thursday at Fort Williams Park.

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    Volunteer Jim Alberty blows bubbles with a young guest at Thursday's Fourth of July picnic in Cape Elizabeth for asylum seekers.

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    Lily Powers, 13, of Bath makes a poster with various translations of “welcome” for Thursday's picnic at Fort Williams Park for asylum seekers.

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    A table held patriotic-themed desserts at the picnic at Fort Williams Park for asylum seekers.

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    Lando Bernardo, 5, works to keep his kite in the air during Thursday's picnic at Fort Williams Park.

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    Children make big bubbles during the picnic at Fort Williams Park on Thursday.

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    Volunteer Jim Alberty of Windham makes music with a group of children during the picnic held for asylum seekers at Fort Williams Park.

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    Volunteer Jessica Simpson gets a kiss from Wewe Manta as she and her daughter, Samira, right, arrive for Thursday's picnic in Cape Elizabeth.

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