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The Eternal Magic of Beirut

For many of us, it’s synonymous with war and strife. But for the artists, chefs, designers, architects and scholars who live there, Beirut will always be a place where ideas and beauty flourished ... and flourish still.

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••Young Syrian Refugee face with blue eyes, Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq•• Éric Lafforgue 2015-02: professional photographer who travels for well-known mags, documenting people in situations that most of the world doesn't get to see or want to witness...; 1st noticed on Flickr!

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Instructions for Application for Travel Document: (1) Reentry Permit for those needing readmission into the US; (2) Refugee Travel Document; (3) Advance Parole Document (for those who need to leave the US for a specific 'urgent humanitarian reasons', but intend to return within 1 year).

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Form I-131 should be filed for advance parole. Generally, if you are seeking immigrant status like a green card, it is important to have all the documents in order, especially if you are going to travel abroad, before getting the green card on hand. If that is the case, one has to apply for a reentry permit, refugee travel document or advance parole travel document. If the application for advance parole is accepted, you may be able to travel and enter the U.S.

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7 Polish Heroes The World Should Know Of On The 75th Anniversary Of WWII

Hero of Three Nations | 7 Polish Heroes The World Should Know Of On The 75th Anniversary Of WWII

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4 Innovations That Could Turn Refugees From Burdens Into Assets—And Save Lives

The Refugee Studies Center's Alexander Betts thinks that simple changessuch as giving refugees travel documents and matching their jobs with the needs...

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Saving the Jews of Nazi France. As Jews in France tried to flee the Nazi occupation, Harry Bingham, an American diplomat, sped them to safety. Harry Bingham in Marseille. In just ten months, Bingham (in Marseille) provided aid, including travel documents, to some 2,500 Jewish refugees, thereby effectively ending his career.

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The flight: refugees head for the west - in pictures

Refugees entering the UNHCR registration centre in Gevgeliya, Macedonia. The refugees received travel documents allowing them to travel legally through Macedonia.

At the age of 100, Ruth Gruber is recognized for a lot of firsts. When she was just 20, she became the youngest Ph.D. in history at the University of Cologne in Germany. She was the first photojournalist to travel to and cover both the Soviet Arctic and Siberian gulag. She documented Holocaust survivors and the plight of the refugee ship “Exodus” in 1947. Here she is seen in Alaska with her Leica (ca. 1942).

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