Ataya family reunites
A happy ending for a Beaumont family from Lebanon.
Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
Beaumont pediatrician Dr. Raja H. Ataya (right) hugs his daughter Ramona, 22, (left) as they are reunited at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston on Wednesday, July 26, 2006. Ramona, her mother and their cousins were vacationing in Beirut, Lebanon when the conflict with Israel began.
Carla Abousaad, 7, of Clear Lake looks for comfort from family members during a reunion at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.
Neim Abousaad of Clear Lake (center) holds his wife Nada (left) and daughter Caren, 15, (right) as they are reunited at Bush Intercontinental Airport.
The Ataya family from Beaumont (from left to right) Raj, Ramona and their father Raja are reunited at Bush Intercontinental Airport.
Dr. Raja H. Ataya (top left) and his cousin's family are reunited after their return from Lebanon at Bush Intercontinental Airport. The women of the family were vacationing in Beirut when the conflict with Israel began. The Abousaad family of Clear Lake (from left to right) are Carla, 7, Caren, 15, Nada, Neim and Carol, 11.
Please see additional photos by Fayrouz and read "Relieved family reunited after relatives come home from Lebanon" by Beth Gallaspy.
Images are part of the faces of immigration series.