President Gauck Visits Refugees

German President Joachim Gauck (2nd L) meets with Prime Minister of Saxony-Anhalt Rainer Haseloff (L), young refugee Amin from Afghanistan (3rd L) and training instructor Detlef Korduan at a training center on December 12, 2014 in Magdeburg, Germany. The refugees training program is sponsored by the Catholic Church and provides German language courses as well as job training in fields such as textiles, agriculture and wood-working. Germany is accepting a record-number of refugees this year, including from war-torn Syria as well as Iraq, Afghanistan and northern Africa, and German authorities are struggling to provide adequate housing and facilities.
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