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Annual International Festival showcases cultures in Naperville

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Penwille Chen, 10, of Woodridge performs Shaolin Kung Fu on Sunday during North Central College's 17th annual International Festival in the Naperville college's Merner Field House Naperville.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

A dance group for the Xilin Asian Community Center in Naperville performs during North Central College's 17th annual International Festival in the Merner Field House in Naperville on Sunday.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

Grace Orlowski, 6, of Daisy Scout Troop 50166 carries a Sierra Leone flag during the Flag Ceremony at North Central College's 17th annual International Festival in the Merner Field House, Sunday in Naperville.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

Mikayla Giehler, 10 of Girl Scout Troop 240 leads a group during the Flag Ceremony at North Central College's 17th annual International Festival in the Merner Field House, Sunday in Naperville.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

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The Lion Dance kicks off the performances during North Central College's 17th annual International Festival in the Merner Field House, Sunday in Naperville.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

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People danced, made samurai helmets out of newspaper and learned about Naperville-area foreign-exchange programs at the 17th annual "Around the Corner, Around the World" International Festival Sunday at North Central College. The event drew dozens of participants and wowed spectators like Mayor George Pradel and Congressman Bill Foster.
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    • Penwille Chen, 10, of Woodridge performs Shaolin Kung Fu on Sunday during North Central College’s 17th annual International Festival in the Naperville college’s Merner Field House Naperville.
    • A dance group for the Xilin Asian Community Center in Naperville performs during North Central College’s 17th annual International Festival in the Merner Field House in Naperville on Sunday.
    • Grace Orlowski, 6, of Daisy Scout Troop 50166 carries a Sierra Leone flag during the Flag Ceremony at North Central College’s 17th annual International Festival in the Merner Field House, Sunday in Naperville.
    • Mikayla Giehler, 10 of Girl Scout Troop 240 leads a group during the Flag Ceremony at North Central College’s 17th annual International Festival in the Merner Field House, Sunday in Naperville.
    • The Lion Dance kicks off the performances during North Central College’s 17th annual International Festival in the Merner Field House, Sunday in Naperville.
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