Renée C. Byer/ rbyer@sacbee.com

Elizabeth Thor, 7, runs as she balances two buckets full of water under the watchful eye of Nai Saelee while celebrating Hmong Culture Day at Yav Pem Suab Adacemy on Thursday September 26, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. "This is a great learning experience for our culture because most have to carry water from the river to the house for their families," said Saelee a plant manager at the school. The Hmong are an Asian ethnic group from the mountainous regions of China, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand.

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