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Syrian athlete carries Rio flame in Greek refugee camp

Syrian refugee and amputee swimmer Ibrahim al-Hussein, 27, greets refugees as the Olympic Flame torch relay passes through the Eleonas refugee camp in Athens on April 26, 2016A Syrian swimmer who lost his lower leg in a bombing and who was granted asylum in Greece carried the flame of the Rio Olympics through an Athens refugee camp on Tuesday. Ibrahim al-Hussein, 27, carried the torch through Eleonas camp, where some 1,600 asylum seekers are being given temporary shelter amid Europe’s worst migrant crisis since World War II. Dressed in the official Rio 2016 white shirt with yellow sleeves, Al-Hussein lit his torch from that of Greek Olympic Committee president Spyros Kapralos amid a joyous crowd of refugees at the camp in an industrial suburb of Athens.

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