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Fleeing Syria to Germany

Fleeing Syria

Mustafa Kawsara, 22, left his family in Syria in May 2015 to seek a better future. He plans to make a new life in Germany. Read the story >

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Mustafa when he lands in Greece after fleeing Syria in May 2015. Read the story >

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More than 750,000 asylum seekers, many of them Syrians, have crossed into Germany in 2015, part of the biggest mass migration Europe has seen since World War II. Read the story >

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Mohammed Cherlas of Syria  waits at the border of Austria and Germany where more than 3,000 immigrants arrived on Oct. 29, 2015. They boarded buses at the Slovenia-Austria border and made the six-hour bus ride to the border of Germany where more buses waited to take them farther into the country. Read the story >

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More than 3,000 immigrants arrived at the border of Austria and Germany. They boarded buses at the Slovenia-Austria border and made the six hour bus ride to the border of Germany where more buses were there to take them further into Germany. Read the story >

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16-year-old Sardar Mohammed  of Afghanistan waits at the border of Austria and Germany. Read the story >

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An Austrian soldier directs immigrants who have arrived at the border of Austria and Germany. They will walk across the border and then board buses for the next leg of their journey. Read the story >

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German riot police keep pro-immigrant and anti-immigrant groups separate during an anti-immigrant rally. Read the story >

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A refugee is processed at the Austria-Germany border. Read the story >

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Abdul Rahman, a Syrian immigrant from Allepo, tries to get into a holding area with his family of 12 at the last stop in Austria before crossing into Germany. Abdul studied law in Syria, but his career was interrupted by the war. Read the story >

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Refugees wait to be transferred to other camps within Germany. Read the story >

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Immigrants line up at a reception center on the German side of the Austria-German border where they are processed before boarding trains to points throughout the country. Read the story >

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Refugees wait to be transferred to other camps within Germany. Read the story >

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Families wait to be transferred to other camps within Germany. Read the story >

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The youngest member of the Jhilati family from Allepo, Syria, waits with her family at the train platform at the Frankfurt train station in Germany, bound for other parts of the country. Read the story >

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The Jhilati family from Allepo, Syria, 15 in all, wait at the  platform at the Frankfurt train station. Read the story >

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Two Afghan refugees wait for a train at the Friedland train stop. The camp’s inhabitants are free to go in and out. Read the story >

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A man on his bicycle watches as a family of immigrants walks across the border of Austria to Germany outside of Salzburg, Austria. Read the story >

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Set in a charming landscape of verdant fields and wooded hills, the town of Friedland prides itself on being a haven for those in need. Read the story >

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Syrian teens pass by  bathrooms being cleaned by a German worker at the Friedland refugee camp. Read the story >

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A group of Syrian men talk to their friends and family using their mobile phones in the cabin where they are housed at Freidland Refugee Center. Read the story >

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Refugees waiting to be transferred to other parts of Germany can have a long wait at Friedland. Read the story >

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A Syrian refugee talks to his family on his cellphone at the edge of Friedland refugee camp in Germany. The camp originated in 1945 and is now filled with thousands of immigrants from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and other countries. Read the story >

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The primary activity in the camp is waiting. For meals. For the chance to sift through mounds of donated clothes, hoping to score shoes that fit. For some indication of how long you’ll have to stay in Friedland. Read the story >

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Syrian deacon Hagop Shahinian, center, age 63, helps recent Syrian refugees and others at the Friedland Refugee Camp. Shahinian came to Germany eleven years ago from Allepo and now helps however he can at the camp. Read the story >

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Because of overcrowding, the lines for food can be long at the camp. Read the story >

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A young boy carries his lunch at the camp, where about 3,000  refugees are fed three meals a day. Read the story >

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German workers serve refugee families in the camp cafeteria. Read the story >

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Passing by the shadow of laundry hanging on a fence are  immigrants carrying water to their tents. Read the story >

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A man stands in the doorway of one of the dormitories. Read the story >

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A refugee sleeps in one of the male bunkrooms at the camp. Read the story >

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Eva Linkersdoerfer and her husband, Wolfgang Thyssen-Linkersdoerfer,   walk with Mustafa in their hometown of Gross Schneen, Germany. Read the story >

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Eva and Wolfgang have become a second family to Mustafa. Read the story >

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Eva gives directions to Mustafa so he can take the bus to class on the first day of his German language class. Read the story >

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Mustafa started German language classes with Marilena Ahnen. Because of his English skills, he is helping her to translate Arabic for the other students. Read the story >

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Mustafa, center, with his German language teacher Marilena Ahnen, walks to class on the first day with other Syrian students. Read the story >

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Mustafa, center, attends a volleyball match with friends Eva and Wolfgang in Gottingen, Germany. Read the story >

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