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Zedabdeen Hadi enjoys breakfast with his uncle, Hasan
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Zedabdeen Hadi enjoys breakfast with his uncle, Hasan Khazaal, who officially adopted him in Nassau County Surrogate's Court in Mineola. (Feb. 27, 2013)(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

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An Iraqi boy's journey

Zedabdeen Hadi, an Iraqi boy who came to Long Island for reconstructive surgery 18 months ago after being nearly killed in a car bombing as an infant, will not have to return to his violence-riven country. He and his uncle, Hasan Khazaal have been granted asylum in the United States.