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In this same eastern outpost, another United Nations peacekeeper, unable to communicate with a 13-year-old Swahili-speaking girl who walked past him, held up a cookie and gestured for her to draw near," continued the New York Times account.
The shallow-pitched roof flows seamlessly out of the walls, creating a symbolic shelter that seems to dissolve as you draw near - much like the sharply cut lines that Hiroshige used to represent a downpour.
On Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, the faithful leave behind their daily concerns and gather together to draw near to God.
As the Holy Father himself put it on September 3, 2002 at the start of The Legacy of the Popes progression, "May all who visit the exhibition, Saint Peter and the Vatican, in admiring the beauty of the works of art contained therein, draw near with confidence to Jesus Christ the Redeemer, who made the Apostle Peter his vicar on earth.
NEW YORK - As the small knots of visitors draw near to the steel perimeter fence, laughter and cheerful talk ceases.
35) can make the most of a plum draw near the inside rail to beat some well-regarded rivals at Beverley today.