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In pictures: Phone booths in Times Square tell oral histories of immigrant New Yorkers

Times Square Arts and Afghan-American artist Aman Mojadidi bring Once Upon a Place, an interactive public art installation that creates a platform for immigrant voices in New York City
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People stand in a repurposed telephone booth in Times Square and listen to the receiver as part of artist Aman Mojadidi interactive public art installation Once Upon a Place on June 27, 2017 in New York City. The three old phone booths, once a common sight throughout the city, are part of an installation that creates a platform for immigrant voices. With a ringing telephone, visitors can pick up the receiver and listen to oral histories of immigration from the newest New Yorkers. The exhibit runs through September 5. (Getty Images)
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Jerome Farah and Kelly Missal stand in repurposed telephone booths in Times Square as part of artist Aman Mojadidi interactive public art installation Once Upon a Place on June 27, 2017 in New York City. The three old phone booths, once a common sight throughout the city, are part of an installation that creates a platform for immigrant voices. With a ringing telephone, visitors can pick up the receiver and listen to oral histories of immigration from the newest New Yorkers. The exhibit runs through September 5. (Getty Images)
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Repurposed telephone booths stand in Times Square as part of artist Aman Mojadidi interactive public art installation Once Upon a Place on June 27, 2017 in New York City. The three old phone booths, once a common sight throughout the city, are part of an installation that creates a platform for immigrant voices. With a ringing telephone, visitors can pick up the receiver and listen to oral histories of immigration from the newest New Yorkers. The exhibit runs through September 5. (Getty Images)
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Repurposed telephone booths stand in Times Square as part of artist Aman Mojadidi interactive public art installation Once Upon a Place on June 27, 2017 in New York City. The three old phone booths, once a common sight throughout the city, are part of an installation that creates a platform for immigrant voices. With a ringing telephone, visitors can pick up the receiver and listen to oral histories of immigration from the newest New Yorkers. The exhibit runs through September 5. (Getty Images)
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People stand in a repurposed telephone booth in Times Square and listen to the receiver as part of artist Aman Mojadidi interactive public art installation Once Upon a Place on June 27, 2017 in New York City. The three old phone booths, once a common sight throughout the city, are part of an installation that creates a platform for immigrant voices. With a ringing telephone, visitors can pick up the receiver and listen to oral histories of immigration from the newest New Yorkers. The exhibit runs through September 5. (Getty Images)
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Kelly Missal stands in a repurposed telephone booth in Times Square and listens to the receiver as part of artist Aman Mojadidi interactive public art installation Once Upon a Place on June 27, 2017 in New York City. The three old phone booths, once a common sight throughout the city, are part of an installation that creates a platform for immigrant voices. With a ringing telephone, visitors can pick up the receiver and listen to oral histories of immigration from the newest New Yorkers. The exhibit runs through September 5. (Getty Images)
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A man stands in a repurposed telephone booth in Times Square listening to artist Aman Mojadidi interactive public art installation Once Upon a Place on June 27, 2017 in New York City. The three old phone booths, once a common sight throughout the city, are part of an installation that creates a platform for immigrant voices. With a ringing telephone, visitors can pick up the receiver and listen to oral histories of immigration from the newest New Yorkers. The exhibit runs through September 5. (Getty Images)
Wed 28 Jun 2017 12:58 PM GST
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