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Mahammed Salman of Youngstown and his cousin Adam Omran of Canfield enjoy events at Arab American Festival of Youngstown Saturday in downtown Youngstown.

Mahammed Salman of Youngstown and his cousin Adam Omran of Canfield enjoy events at Arab American Festival of Youngstown Saturday in downtown Youngstown.


Four members of the Arab Community Center in Liberty perform a traditional Dabke dance at the Arab-American Festival of Youngstown on Saturday. From left are: Mureed Amireh, Ike Omran, Mohammed Salman and Samir Esmail.

Four members of the Arab Community Center in Liberty perform a traditional Dabke dance at the Arab-American Festival of Youngstown on Saturday. From left are: Mureed Amireh, Ike Omran, Mohammed Salman and Samir Esmail.


Performing Palestian traditional dancing are from leftn are Mureed Amireh, Ike Omran, Mahammed Salman and Samir Esmail during the Arab  American Festival of Youngstown Saturday.

Performing Palestian traditional dancing are from leftn are Mureed Amireh, Ike Omran, Mahammed Salman and Samir Esmail during the Arab American Festival of Youngstown Saturday.


Kelli Krzynowek, also known as “Kelli Belly,” a member of the Wind and Sand Dance Company from Cleveland, performs a belly dance during the first Arab-American Festival of Youngstown on Saturday.

Kelli Krzynowek, also known as “Kelli Belly,” a member of the Wind and Sand Dance Company from Cleveland, performs a belly dance during the first Arab-American Festival of Youngstown on Saturday.


Kelli Krzynowek, also known as "Kelli Belly" a member of Wind and Song Dance Troupe from Cleveland, performs during Arab  American Festival of Youngstown Saturday.

Kelli Krzynowek, also known as "Kelli Belly" a member of Wind and Song Dance Troupe from Cleveland, performs during Arab American Festival of Youngstown Saturday.


Entertainment at the first Arab-American Festival of Youngstown Saturday included traditional belly-dancing. The event took place on West Federal Street between Phelps and Hazel streets.

Entertainment at the first Arab-American Festival of Youngstown Saturday included traditional belly-dancing. The event took place on West Federal Street between Phelps and Hazel streets.


Those attending Saturday's Arab-American Festival of Youngstown could have a traditional henna tattoo  applied. Henna artists draw elaborate and ornate designs freehand, often on hands, arms or feet. The reddish-toned designs are temporary and fade over time.

Those attending Saturday's Arab-American Festival of Youngstown could have a traditional henna tattoo applied. Henna artists draw elaborate and ornate designs freehand, often on hands, arms or feet. The reddish-toned designs are temporary and fade over time.


Gulay Yazar of Canfield, center, her daughter, Edanur, 9, and sister, Nurten Toslu of Philadelphia, baked the baklava and grape leaves sold at the Turkish booth at the Arab-American Festival of Youngstown Saturday.

Gulay Yazar of Canfield, center, her daughter, Edanur, 9, and sister, Nurten Toslu of Philadelphia, baked the baklava and grape leaves sold at the Turkish booth at the Arab-American Festival of Youngstown Saturday.