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From Syria to the Olympics, Refugee Tells How She Swam for Her Life

Last year Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini had to swim for her life when her boat broke down as she tried to reach Europe; this month the teenager will be swimming in the Rio Olympics. Yusra, who is a member of the first ever Olympic refugee team, told how she and her sister Sara feared they might drown after their overloaded dinghy started taking in water as they crossed the Mediterranean to Greece. Along with another refugee, they jumped in the sea and pulled the boat for three hours...

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