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Why is this photo such a talking point? - 9 months ago, 19 June 18:58

Georgina Rannard

Family portraits often prove popular on social media, but this one has inspired people to click the like button more than most.

American couple Aminat and Justin McClure posted it to celebrate their family's mixed heritage, prompting thousands of people to share their own stories about growing up in dual and multi-cultured families.

The couple, who live in New Jersey, US, posed with their three children in West African-inspired outfits to honour Aminat's Nigerian heritage. She left Lagos, in south west Nigeria, when her family moved to the US when she was little.

“As for my girls, I’ll raise them to think they breathe fire 🔥“ Gentle hearts but strong minds! Thank you @laviebyck for dressing my little queens. 📸 by dad @jkmcclure Thanks to @wilshirecaterers @sirchery for this beautiful space. #Mccluretwins #mccluregirls ...
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