Burqa-clad women walk down Joseph Campau Street, where the flags of half a dozen nations, from Bosnia to Bangladesh, flutter in the wind outside rows of houses and shopfronts.

"You see them? People come here from outside and they go crazy when they see this," said Mr Greg Kowalski, chairman of the Hamtramck Historical Commission.

The world in two square miles. That is how locals describe Hamtramck (pronounced "Hamtramick" - the name of the French-Canadian soldier who founded the town), one of America's most diverse cities and the first with a majority Muslim population.

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