Contributor Mike Greenlar stumbled upon Innocent Gapande, Nyirakarire Theresa and Buregeya Mugarukira as they shelled beans on Bear Street.
Gapande, on the left, and Nyirakarire, center, are both refugees. Gapande is from Rwanda while Kyirakarire is from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
On the right is Mugarukira, who is also from Rwanda.
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Light a Candle for Literacy held its annual parade and book festival at Brighton Academy Middle School.
Contributor Mike Greenlar captured this monarch butterfly on a sunflower in Syracuse’s North Side.
Nearly 100 people participated in an annual wrist tying ceremony.
Syracuse’s Latino Festival lasted from noon through 9 p.m. on Saturday.
A truck drives on the highway near the Interstate 81 and Interstate 690 interchange in Syracuse.