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Omar Alshogre, a Syrian refugee who was tortured as a political prisoner in Syria, now lives in Sweden. He has framed photos of men who he says tortured him that he keeps upside down. Axel Öberg for NPR hide caption

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Amnesty International Netherlands published a magazine about refugees (left) and ran a cover photo of a woman wearing a few strategically placed life jackets. A Dutch actress, she fled Syria as a child. After criticism for sexualizing women in the image, the group apologized — and replaced the photo on the online version with a photo of the same woman encircled with barbed wire. Glamoria/Amnesty International Netherlands hide caption

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Hassan Al Kontar hugs Laurie Cooper, a volunteer with Canada Caring Society, after he arrived Monday in Vancouver, British Columbia. Kontar managed to leave a Malaysian airport with her help. Ben Nelms/AP hide caption

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Some of the jams and preserves made by the "Women's Solidarity Kitchen" in Istanbul, on display in their commercial kitchen. Peter Kenyon/NPR hide caption

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Refugee Women Cook Up Syrian Cuisine To Eke Out A Living In Turkey

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Displaced Syrians, who fled their homes in the city of Deir ez-Zor, carry boxes of United Nations aid at a camp in Syria's northeastern Hassakeh province in February. Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S. Has Accepted Only 11 Syrian Refugees This Year

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Syrian refugee children play at an informal refugee camp in Lebanon's Bekaa valley. Hassan Ammar/AP hide caption

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In Lebanon, Syrian Refugees Met With Harassment And Hostility

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Arabic signs have replaced Turkish ones in Istanbul's Fatih neighborhood, where many Syrian refugees have settled. Turkey has absorbed some 3 million Syrian refugees since the Syrian war began. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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For Syrian Refugees In Turkey, A Long Road To Regular Employment

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Syrian Refugee And German Scientist Make An Unlikely Team

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Syrian refugee Monzer Omar, 34, was recently reunited with his family in Germany. Wife Walaa Ahmed, 26, holds 14-month-old Lossin. Omar holds Lamar (left), age 4, and Lojain, 2. Esme Nicholson/NPR hide caption

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In Germany, A Syrian Refugee Is Reunited With His Family

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Solomon Yhdego gained asylum in Germany after escaping Eritrea when he was forced to join the army. John Ydstie/NPR hide caption

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For Refugees In Germany, Hope And Frustration Mark Path Toward Integration

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Syria President Bashar al-Assad in Paris in 2010. Remy De La Mauvinier /AP hide caption

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Amnesty International Identifies Assad's 'Policy Of Extermination'

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