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Photos by Laurie DeWitt/The Gazette
Thiwthong Onbang (left), a dance instructor from Lopburi, Thailand, teaches Kataleah Cowham, 13, of Silver Spring and other Washington, D.C.-area teens a traditional Thai dance Tuesday at the Wat Thai Buddhist Temple in Silver Spring. The students are learning the dance as part of a summer class that teaches Thai children born in America about their ancestral culture.