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Posted on Dec. 11, 2015

The 19 Most Powerful Photos Of Refugees Coming To Canada

So far. Welcome to Canada.

1. English translations and learning sheets are taped to two Syrian childrens' bedroom closets as their families wait for approval to immigrate to Canada.

Paul Chiasson / THE CANADIAN PRESS

2. A little girl is handed a toy as she arrives in Calgary with other Syrian families.

Leah Hennel / Calgary Herald

3. A tearful reunion in Vancouver between a father (former Syrian MP) and his two sons after 15 years apart.

Simon Little/ CKNW

4. The father gives emotional interviews to press, as his younger children hold up signs for their new siblings they have not yet met.

Simon Little / CKNW
Simon Little / CKNW

5. Six more family members from Syria are reunited with the rest of their family in Calgary, who came to Canada two years ago.

Sarah Lawrynuik / CBC

6. Refugees gather around Minister of Immigration John McCallum, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, and Health Minister Jane Philpott as they tour camps in Syria. A young boy strikes a pose; a star is born.

Paul Chiasson / THE CANADIAN PRESS
Paul Chiasson / THE CANADIAN PRESS

7. A man is picked up at the Toronto airport and embraced by a family friend, who also recently arrived in Canada from Syria.

Chris Young / THE CANADIAN PRESS

8. Members of groups sponsoring two refugee families hold up welcome signs.

Paul Chiasson / THE CANADIAN PRESS

9. Strangers and other individuals wait with signs to give a proper welcome and express their gratitude to Trudeau.

Chris Young / THE CANADIAN PRESS

10. One of the greeters approaches and embraces a man as the flight from Syria finally lands, and refugees begin to arrive.

Chris Young / THE CANADIAN PRESS

11. A father carries his sleepy 16-month-old daughter off the bus from the airport to their hotel.

Chris Young / THE CANADIAN PRESS

12. Families are greeted with a Canadian welcome bag.

Mark Blinch / Reuters

13. ​Children’s books are provided in a play area to keep the little ones occupied as parents complete fingerprints and paperwork.

Mark Blinch / Reuters

14. A child holds up his serial number as his family waits to register and process their paperwork.

Muhammad Hamed / Reuters

15. A kid in Lebanon gives a big thumbs up with his sister as they wait to be airlifted to Canada.

Handout . / Reuters

16. A mom and her child wait at an airport in Jordan on their way to Canada.

Raad Adayleh / AP

17. Trudeau takes a selfie with airport staff as they wait for refugees to arrive in Toronto.

Mark Blinch / Reuters

18. Trudeau helps a young girl try on a donated winter coat.

Mark Blinch / Reuters

19. A 6-year-old boy beams as his family friend physically picks him up on arrival.

Chris Young / THE CANADIAN PRESS

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