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I wrote:

They are all gorgeous and reflect the beauty and diversity of Eastern Europeans, but I expect pictures from more ordinary people. Those who when you see, you say they are Eastern European.

Is the bold part grammatically correct?

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    ... of more ordinary people, of those who, when you see them you say, they are Eastern European.
    – TimR
    Feb 24, 2017 at 13:54

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Consider:

I like simple, hearty food, food which, when you taste it, you say, now this is real food!

You need a direct object for the verb taste in the phrase which stands in apposition to "simple, hearty food"

...food which, when you taste it you say...

or

I hate the jingles on TV commercials, maddening snippets of melody which, once you've heard them, you can never get out of your head.

P.S.

You could rewrite the sentence above in the passive:

I hate the jingles on TV commercials, maddening snippets of melody which, once heard, cannot be gotten out of your head.

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  • I never liked "gotten". Among other things, it rhymes with "rotten".
    – Andrew
    Feb 24, 2017 at 21:16
  • How do you feel about woebegotten?
    – TimR
    Feb 24, 2017 at 22:17

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