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Why The Villages Are Losing Their Young Men

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Moyaad Saad, a 43-year-old former civil servant from Baghdad, feeds his 6-month-old daughter Zahara on their cot in a giant tent at a makeshift migrant camp near the border between Greece and Macedonia. Thousands of asylum seekers are now stuck here after several European countries closed their borders to them. Joanna Kakissis for NPR hide caption

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As Europe Closes Door To Refugees, Tough Choices For 2 Fathers

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Aissatou Sanogo and her late husband, Souleymane Diaby. Ofeibea Quist-Arcton/NPR hide caption

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She Told Her Husband She Didn't Want Him To Leave For Europe

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Pope Francis (right) embraces Patriarch Bartholomew I, spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians, during their joint visit to a center for migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos on Saturday. Both called on Europe to show greater compassion in dealing with migrants. Petros Giannakouris/AP hide caption

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The mothers of Militsa Kamvysi, 83, (left) and Maritsa Mavrapidou, 85, arrived on the Greek island of Lesbos nearly a century ago as refugees from what was then the Ottoman Empire (now Turkey). "We welcomed refugees because we're descended from refugees, too," Mavrapidou says. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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For These Greek Grandmas, Helping Migrants Brings Back Their Own Past

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Pope Francis welcomes Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the Vatican on Jan. 26. The pope has been extremely active in global political affairs and has often been critical of the West. Pool/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Riace's medieval old town is a warren of winding cobblestone streets atop a hill. Migrants have revitalized the shopping district. Sylvia Poggioli/NPR hide caption

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A Small Town In Italy Embraces Migrants And Is Reborn

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Migrants and refugees pull down a border fence during clashes with Macedonian forces Sunday near a makeshift migrant camp in the northern Greek border village of Idomeni. Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Swedish Town's Newest Residents Settle In And Make A New Start

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A Myanmarese migrant and her child seek care at a refugee health clinic in Mae Sot, Thailand. Mae Sot, a town along the Thai-Myanmar border, is home to many Myanmarese migrants, some of whom are there illegally. Wudan Yan/for NPR hide caption

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French President Francois Hollande (center right) shakes hands with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, (center left) before a meeting during an EU summit in Brussels on Friday. Stephane de Sakutin /AP hide caption

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