Cultures melted together at Charlottesville festival

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- Cultures from all over the world melted together Saturday.

The Festival of Cultures was held at Lee Park.

It serves as a way for people to understand cultures from all over the world while getting to know people.

Organizers say getting to know someone can make all the difference.

"When you meet someone from a different culture, you can become friends and recognize them as neighbors," said Zakira Beasley, organizer. "When we know someone we're not afraid."

About 200 volunteers helped put the festival on this year.

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