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The border between Ethiopia and Eritrea reopened on Tuesday. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (left) and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki (right) celebrated the reopening of the Embassy of Eritrea in Addis Ababa in July. Michael Tewelde/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Passengers pose for a selfie picture inside an Ethiopian Airlines plane that departed from Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and flew to Eritrea's capital, Asmara, on Wednesday. It was the first commercial flight between the two African countries in two decades. Maheder Haileselassie Tadese/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A public telephone booth in Asmara, Eritrea. Ethiopians and Eritreans are calling each other this week as phone lines that had been dormant for decades came to life. Thomas Mukoya/Reuters hide caption

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'I Am Calling Randomly To Say Hi': Eritreans, Ethiopians Phone Each Other Amid Thaw

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, background, is welcomed by Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki as he disembarks a plane on Sunday in Asmara, Eritrea. ERITV/AP hide caption

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African migrants leaving an Israeli government immigration office in Bnei Brak, Israel. Posters in Arabic and Tigrinya on the wall announce Israel's "voluntary departure" policy for Sudanese and Eritrean migrants. Daniel Estrin/NPR hide caption

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Israel Gives African Asylum-Seekers A Choice: Deportation Or Jail

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Migrants carrying sticks march in the streets of Calais, northern France, on Thursday. French authorities say four migrants have been shot in the northern port city of Calais in a confrontation that police tried to stop. AP hide caption

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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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Eritrea's Daniel Teklehaimanot competes in a 13.8 km individual time trial, the first stage of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France cycling race, on July 4 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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