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Journey of Hope: Refugees in Europe

Photographer Paul Jeffrey chronicles the journey of hope of refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, North Africa, and elsewhere as they traveled through Europe in 2015

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Zoya Hameed (right), a physician from the United Kingdom, hugs Hanin, a frightened refugee girl on a beach near Molyvos, on the Greek island of Lesbos. Hameed is one of hundreds of volunteers on the island who welcome the refugees. Photo by Paul Jeffrey
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