Video: Teenage refugees from Burma perform a traditional dance for the New Year

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This week's cover story, "A World Away," tells the story of Drucie Bathin, a 46-year-old refugee from Burma who has made it her life's work to help other, newer refugees. She has a soft spot for the teenagers. To help them connect to their heritage, and stay out of trouble, she plays chauffeur and chaperone for a dance group.

Last Sunday, the dancers performed at a Karen New Year's Celebration in Greeley. Check out a sample here.

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