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Annual Marshall festival brings cultures together

Herald-Dispatch photo by Anthony Davis Khulud Khudur, from left, Claudine Dalbariste, Paulan Smith, Elisabeth Paulina and Faye Osseni pose in a variety of African traditional garments during Marshall's 52nd Annual International Festival on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington.
Herald-Dispatch photo by Anthony Davis
Khulud Khudur, from left, Claudine Dalbariste, Paulan Smith, Elisabeth Paulina and Faye Osseni pose in a variety of African traditional garments during Marshall’s 52nd Annual International Festival on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Downtown Huntington was abuzz Sunday afternoon with music, food and extravagant ensembles as part of Marshall University’s 52nd annual International Festival featuring several different countries and cultures from around the globe.

Sounds and smells filled the air at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena, drawing in a large crowd.

The free event gave visitors a look at cultures and countries from around the world. Organizations from the community set up booths and displays featuring everything from a question-and-answer booth to demonstrations of calligraphy and art, pastimes and more.

The popular event has grown so much throughout the years that its time was expanded to help give visitors longer to learn about the cultures…

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