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A woman in front of an Ofpra agent in Niger in 2018. Credit: Mehdi Chebil.
Migrants disembark from the Mare Jonio ship on the Italian island of Lampedusa on May 10, 2019 | Photo: ANSA/Elio Desiderio
A refugee in Thessaloniki | Photo: DW/Marianna Karakoulaki
A police officer patrols the temporary border fence along the Hungarian-Serbian border near Roszke, 180 kilometers southeast of Budapest, Hungary | Photo: EPA/ZOLTAN GERGELY KELEMAN
Asylum seekers in Germany | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa/D.Karmann
Germany's Interior Minister Horst Seehofer | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa/K.Nietteld
Migrants along the Hungarian-Serbian border | Photo: Getty Images/AFP/C.Segesvari
Photo: Picture-alliance/AP Photo/P. Giannakouris
Germany’s Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) needed an average of 6.1 months to finish an asylum procedure in the third quarter of 2018 | Photo: Imago/Rainer Weisflog
A protest in Berlin against Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela. About a 150 people stood in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin to protest. | Photo: Imago / Christian Ditsch
The federal office for migration and refugees in Germany, the BAMF | Photo; Picture-alliance/dpa/D.Kammann
 A picture showing Syrian refugee brothers in an asylum center in the Netherlands. Taken June 26 2017. Used as a symbolic picture | Photo: Picture Alliance / AP / M. Muheisen