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Afghan migrant hopes to complete father's flight from war

Three decades after his father fled war in Afghanistan to seek safety in Iran, Abdullah Bakhshi is now on the next leg of his family's long journey to a better life, and part of the largest tide of migrants since World War II. The flood of refugees and migrants making their way to Europe by perilous sea voyage or halting overland trek largely springs from the Syrian civil war, but it also includes people fleeing much older conflicts, and lifelong refugees like Bakhshi who are traveling from one refuge to another. Bakhshi, 24, arrived in Greece late last month after traveling across the mountainous Iran-Turkey border. He hopes to eventually make his way to Germany, and to one day bring...

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