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- Marie Paulone Christophe sits with family members after her arrival to the U.S. and the family's East Naples home on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. Christophe, a Haitian national, was reunited with her children Thursday as she emigrated to the U.S. after spending five years separated between the two countries.

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David Albers/Staff - Marie Paulone Christophe sits with family members after her arrival to the U.S. and the family's East Naples home on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. Christophe, a Haitian national, was reunited with her children Thursday as she emigrated to the U.S. after spending five years separated between the two countries.

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- Marie Paulone Christophe sits with family members after her arrival to the U.S. and the family's East Naples home on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. Christophe, a Haitian national, was reunited with her children Thursday as she emigrated to the U.S. after spending five years separated between the two countries.
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- Carl Fertil, center, is showered with affection from his grandmother, Getela Mesadieu, as the family gathers to welcome mother Marie Paulone Christophe, right, to the U.S. and the family's East Naples home on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. Christophe, a Haitian national, was reunited with her children Thursday as she emigrated to the U.S. after spending five years separated between the two countries.
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- Family members pray together with Marie Paulone Christophe, center left, after her arrival to the U.S. and the family's East Naples home on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. Christophe, a Haitian national, was reunited with her children Thursday as she emigrated to the U.S. after spending five years separated between the two countries.
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- Marc Fertil welcomes his mother, Marie Paulone Christophe, to the U.S. at the family's East Naples home on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. Christophe, a Haitian national, was reunited with her children Thursday as she emigrated to the U.S. after spending five years separated between the two countries.
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- Marie Paulone Christophe holds a small American flag that she was presented upon arrival in the U.S. on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. Christophe, a Haitian national, was reunited with her children Thursday as she emigrated to the U.S. after spending five years separated between the two countries.
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- Marie Paulone Christophe greets her son, Carl Fertil, after her arrival to the U.S. and the family's East Naples home on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. Christophe, a Haitian national, was reunited with her children Thursday as she emigrated to the U.S. after spending five years separated between the two countries.
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- Marie Paulone Christophe, right, teases her son, Carl Fertil, about his long hair after her arrival to the U.S. and the family's East Naples home on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. Christophe, a Haitian national, was reunited with her children Thursday as she emigrated to the U.S. after spending five years separated between the two countries.
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- Marie Paulone Christophe laughs with her daughter, Georgia Marie Fertil, as she arrives at her new home in East Naples on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. Christophe, a Haitian national, was reunited with her children Thursday as she emigrated to the U.S. after spending five years separated between the two countries.
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- Marc Fertil welcomes his mother, Marie Paulone Christophe, to the U.S. at the family's East Naples home on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. Christophe, a Haitian national, was reunited with her children Thursday as she emigrated to the U.S. after spending five years separated between the two countries.

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