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In pictures: Residents of Sheikh Rashid Colony

July 9, 2012

Ahmed Omar, a native of Sudan, has been living inside of the Sheikh Rashid Colony for over 11 years. He's uncertain where he and his family will go following eviction. (Lee Hoagland/The National)
Ahmed Omar, a native of Sudan, has been living inside of the Sheikh Rashid Colony for over 11 years. He's uncertain where he and his family will go following eviction. (Lee Hoagland/The National)
Shaila Dudellea, 4, and her father, Cheandrashekar, had been living inside of the Sheikh Rashid Colony for the past 7 months and have recently moved out following the eviction. (Lee Hoagland/The National)
Shaila Dudellea, 4, and her father, Cheandrashekar, had been living inside of the Sheikh Rashid Colony for the past 7 months and have recently moved out following the eviction. (Lee Hoagland/The National)
Vineesh Vasu looks at some of his personal belongings in hi Sheikh Rashid Colony apartment. He has lived in the building for the over 30 years and looks to move out shortly after learning of the eviction and demolition. (Lee Hoagland/The National)
Vineesh Vasu looks at some of his personal belongings in hi Sheikh Rashid Colony apartment. He has lived in the building for the over 30 years and looks to move out shortly after learning of the eviction and demolition.
(Lee Hoagland/The National)
A broken door inside of the Sheikh Rashid Colony. Theft has been on the rise since the developer's evacuation orders. Many families leave a few things behind with the plan of returning to complete their moves the following day or week. Upon return they fi???
A broken door inside of the Sheikh Rashid Colony. Theft has been on the rise since the developer's evacuation orders. Many families leave a few things behind with the plan of returning to complete their moves the following day or week. Upon return they fi???
Fatimah Sabir, 2, is seen here resting on a suitcase in her home Sheikh Rashid Colony as her family prepares to evacuate. (Lee Hoagland/The National)
Fatimah Sabir, 2, is seen here resting on a suitcase in her home Sheikh Rashid Colony as her family prepares to evacuate. (Lee Hoagland/The National)
Ahmed Omar, an artist by training and native of Sudan, who has been living inside of the Sheikh Rashid Colony for over 11 years holds up a photograph of a mural he painted at a local school. Following eviction, he's uncertain where he and his family will ???
Ahmed Omar, an artist by training and native of Sudan, who has been living inside of the Sheikh Rashid Colony for over 11 years holds up a photograph of a mural he painted at a local school. Following eviction, he's uncertain where he and his family will ???
Ahmed Omar, a native of Sudan, has been living inside of the Sheikh Rashid Colony for over 11 years. He's uncertain where he and his family will go following eviction. (Lee Hoagland/The National)
Ahmed Omar, a native of Sudan, has been living inside of the Sheikh Rashid Colony for over 11 years. He's uncertain where he and his family will go following eviction. (Lee Hoagland/The National)
Ahmed Omar, a native of Sudan outside of his apartment at the Sheikh Rashid Colony. Mr Omar, has been living inside of the Sheikh Rashid Colony for over 11 years and he's uncertain where he and his family will go following eviction. (Lee Hoagland/The Nati???
Ahmed Omar, a native of Sudan outside of his apartment at the Sheikh Rashid Colony. Mr Omar, has been living inside of the Sheikh Rashid Colony for over 11 years and he's uncertain where he and his family will go following eviction. (Lee Hoagland/The Nati???
Vacated apartments in the Sheikh Rashid compound can be identified by their cement block windows. The residents of the area were told on June 1st via text message that they would have to vacate their homes by mid July at the very latest. (Lee Hoagland/Th???
Vacated apartments in the Sheikh Rashid compound can be identified by their cement block windows. The residents of the area were told on June 1st via text message that they would have to vacate their homes by mid July at the very latest.  (Lee Hoagland/Th???