Supporters of Democratic congressional candidate, Ilhan Omar, listens as she speaks during a meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on November 3, 2018. – Somali-American local state legislator Ilhan Omar claimed victory in her primary in Minnesota in August, putting her on track to become one of the first female Muslim members of the US House of Representatives after thge US midterm elections on November 6, 2018.
Omar was born in 1982 in Mogadishu and was raised in Baydhabo, Somalia. After the start of the civil war in 1991 in Somalia, she and her family fled the country and spent four years in a refugee camp in Kenya. In 1995, Omar and her family emigrated to the United States, initially settling in Arlington, Virginia before moving to Minneapolis. (Photo by Kerem Yucel / AFP) (Photo credit should read KEREM YUCEL/AFP/Getty Images)