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Jamil Mohamad Amin, 16, (left), Zara Hussein, 16, (center) and Vice Principal Silke Donath at Johanna-Eck School in Berlin. The school has students from many backgrounds. Both students are Syrian Kurds who migrated to Germany. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson/NPR hide caption

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Migrants Find A Warm Welcome At This German School

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Three migrants from Afghanistan walk along the A3 highway shortly after they crossed into Germany on August 30, 2015, near Neuhaus am Inn, Germany. Police detained them shortly after and took them to a registration center for asylum seekers. Germany has welcomed many refugees — but now is discouraging Afghans who are seeking better economic prospects. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Struggling To Absorb Asylum-Seekers, Germany Steps Up Deportations

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Members of Berlin's recently formed Begegnungschor Choir (Getting To Know You Choir) rehearse. The 50-person choir is made up equally of Germans and asylum seekers, who are from Syria and Eritrea. Esme Nicholson for NPR hide caption

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Germans, Migrants Share A Choir Where The Singing Is Secondary

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A scene from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 takes place in the fictional capital city Panem, which was filmed in Berlin. Murray Close/Lionsgate hide caption

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With Rich History And Tax Breaks, Berlin Lures American Filmmakers

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A family from Syria speaks with a language professional (left) about their application for asylum. Soeren Stache/EPA/Landov hide caption

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As Fears Mount In Germany, Syrian Refugees Grapple With Perceptions

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Helmut Schmidt, the former West German Chancellor, has died at age 96. He's seen here with British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at a 1979 news conference in London. Steve Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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In Berlin, the Rev. Gottfried Martens lights a candle during a service to baptize Iranians in the Trinity Church. Iranian and Afghan converts make up most of the 900-member congregation. Markus Schreiber/AP hide caption

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For Some Muslim Asylum-Seekers In Germany, Christianity Beckons

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A family leaves flowers and toys at an entrance of Pulkovo airport outside St. Petersburg, Russia, during a day of national mourning for the plane crash victims. Dmitry Lovetsky/AP hide caption

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Berlin on Wednesday. Amos Ben Gershom/Israeli Government Press office/EPA/LandovV hide caption

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Kiron University, geared to refugees and displaced people, offers two years of online study toward a bachelor's degree. Students complete the degree at partner universities. Via Kiron University hide caption

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As Migrants Pour In, Germany Launches Online University For Them

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Then-CEO Martin Winterkorn poses at Volkswagen's annual press conference in Wolfsburg, Germany, in 2012. He resigned his post last month following revelations that VW cheated on emissions tests. Michael Sohn/AP hide caption

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How VW's Drive To Be No. 1 May Have Put It In Reverse

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Dmitri Vrubel's painting of the Soviet Union's Leonid Brezhnev and East Germany's Erich Honecker kissing — under a Russian phrase that reads, "My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love" — is a popular part of the East Side Gallery. Adam Berry/Getty Images hide caption

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New Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller poses with Berthold Huber (third from right) acting head of the Supervisory board of Volkswagen, Stephan Weil (second from right) Prime Minister of Lower Saxony and member of the Supervisory board, Wolfgang Porsche (right) member of Supervisory board and Bernd Osterloh (left) head of Volkwagen's works council, at VW's headquarters in Germany on Friday. Fabian Bimmer/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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