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Teens who lost loved ones to terror unite at Mass. camp

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Habiba Abubakar of Nigeria, right, talks with psychologist and faculty member Yaron Prywes while attending the "Common Bond" summer camp in Newbury, Mass., on July 18, 2012. Teens from across the world who lost loved ones due to terrorism gathered for the 10 day camp to share their feelings, insights and a chance to be the world's next generation of international peacemakers. Abubakar lost her father during the Jos religious riots in 2010.

Teens from across the world who lost loved ones due to terrorism have gathered at a Massachusetts boarding school for a 10 day summer camp to share their feelings and reach out to peers who have suffered similar losses, The Associated Press reports.

Project Common Bond, which is now in its fifth year, is part of the New York-based nonprofit Tuesday's Children, which helps families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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The nonprofit's executive director, Terry Sears, said Wednesday that the camp is a way for the children of Sept. 11 victims to reach out to children around the world who've suffered similar losses. She and other organizers said it's a chance for participants to heal and to work on becoming the world's next generation of peacemakers. Read the full story.

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Astrid Malamud, who lost her father to a terrorist bombing in Argentina in 1994, smiles as she talks with new friends while attending the "Common Bond" summer camp.

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Matt Wisniewski, of Lawrenceville, N.J., smiles while joking with John Candela at the summer camp. Both young men lost their fathers in the World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

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Rosemary Shav, a chaperone from Nigeria, right, puts her arm on the back of Nafeesa Rahman Qazi, of Northern Pakistan. Qazi, who is a community activist and works in a children's clinic in her homelnad, lost two cousins to the Taliban.