Bemused refugees get emotional welcome in Germany

Migrants are welcomed by locals after their arrival at the main railway station in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on September 5, 2015Having braved dangerous journeys to escape war, tired refugees from Syria and other conflict zones were stunned to receive a hero’s welcome as they arrived in Germany over the weekend. In crowded train stations, hundreds of well-wishers cheered the often baffled newcomers, waving “welcome” signs as the migrants got out of packed trains in Munich, Frankfurt and other German cities. “Say it loud, say it clear, refugees are welcome here,” chanted people at Frankfurt’s railway station overnight, as trains arrived with refugees who had travelled from Hungary through Austria.

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