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Migrants and refugees seeking asylum in Sarstedt, Germany, line up Feb. 26 for lunch at the shelter where they live while their asylum applications are processed. Germany wants to send more migrants home and sent a charter plane filled with Afghan migrants back to Kabul on Wednesday. Alexander Koerner /Getty Images hide caption

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Discouraged By Delays In Germany, Some Migrants Opt To Return Home

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At a makeshift burial ground in Samos, beyond the edges of a Greek Orthodox cemetery, lie the bodies of three Syrian children. The marker reads, "The child Noaman Tamim Shibly — For us Allah suffices, and he is the best disposer of affairs. To God we belong, and to him we shall return." Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Despite Aegean Rescuers' Best Efforts, Not All Migrants Are Saved

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Kent Norman, a retired Swedish engineer, is helping Syrian teenager Mohamed Obai with language study. "They're here now," he says, "so the only thing you can do is to help them." Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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In A Small Swedish Town, Residents Welcome Migrants

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NATO on Thursday ordered a naval force to move immediately to the Aegean Sea to help end the deadly smuggling of migrants between Turkey and Greece. In this photo from last June, a Greek coast guard vessel arrives carrying migrants at the port of Mytilene, Greece, after a rescue operation. Thanassis Stavrakis/AP hide caption

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Children from a refugee camp in the Dutch city of Nijmegen arrive for their first day of school last month. Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In A Dutch City, A Syrian Couple Settles In And Is Reminded Of Home

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A Danish policeman checks passengers' identity papers on a train arriving from Germany on Jan. 6. Officials say the small country is overwhelmed by the number of refugees seeking asylum. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Denmark's Mixed Message For Refugees

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Danish police conduct spot checks on incoming traffic from Germany at a highway border crossing near Padborg, Denmark, on Jan. 6. Officials say they've been overwhelmed by the 20,000 asylum seekers who came to Denmark last year. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Denmark Wants To Become 'A Little Bit Less Attractive' To Refugees

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Osama Abdul Mohsen holds his son Zaid as they arrive at the Barcelona train station on Sept. 16, 2015. Manu Fernandez/AP hide caption

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After The Trip Seen 'Round The World, Syrian Refugee Builds A New Life

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Somalis living in the Dadaab camp in Kenya gather to watch the arrival of the United Nations high commissioner for refugees last May. Tony Karumba /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The World's Largest Refugee Camp Looks Like A Slum/Star Wars Mashup

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A boy is carried ashore moments after his arrival with other Syrian and Iraqi migrants on the island of Lesbos from Turkey on October 14, 2015 in Sikaminias, Greece. A recent piece in Scientific American highlights the connection between the Syrian refugee crisis and Syria's recent drought. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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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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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed Syrian refugees arriving from Beirut at the Toronto airport last week. Mark Blinch/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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As Syrian Refugees Reach Canada, Many Are Pitching In

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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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