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The Silicon Jungle by Shumeet Baluja

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-PATIENCE-

July 20, 2009.

Judging from the flashing lights, news cameras, and roar of the crowd, the event could easily have been mistaken for a Hollywood movie premiere. The first sign that it wasn’t such frivolity was the abundance of police officers in full protective gear. The second was the color of the skin of the people waiting in line to enter. The 1,500 tickets to tonight’s event had been sold out since they went on sale two months ago, even before Mustafa Kawlia was given permission to enter the U.S.

Only a single entrance of UCLA’s Royce Hall Auditorium was in use. The flow of people in and out of the auditorium was carefully monitored. All the news stories had warned against attending the event. But being there, amidst the crowd, ...

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