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Germany and Austria [welcomed / welcoming] thousands of refugees yesterday after their [long / length] walk through Hungary. The refugees arrived at train stations in Germany and at the Austrian [edge / border] to crowds of local people who [appraised / applauded] the new arrivals and gave them water, food and clothes. German and Austrian children carried [basket / baskets] of sweets to give to the children from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and [other / another] countries. For [much / many] of the refugees, it was the end of a long journey that started in Syria and [ended / ending] with a long walk through Hungary. German rail company Deutsche Bahn announced on Saturday that it would [be / now] adding extra carriages to its trains and was, "doing [everything / nothing] it can" to help the refugees.

The United Nations (UN) has [praised / appraised] Austria and Germany for their efforts to [welcoming / welcome] and help the refugees. It said: "This is political leadership based [on / at] humanitarian values." Germany's leader Angela Merkel said her country would welcome [every / all] refugees from Syria. Germany is [expectant / expecting] around 800,000 Syrians to arrive this year [amid / mid] continuing uncertainty about the future of Syria. Ms Merkel told reporters that, "as a strong, [economically / economic] healthy country, we have the strength to do [that / what] is necessary". One refugee, a Syrian shopkeeper said: "I'm very [glad / gladly] to be in Germany. I hope that I find a much better life here. I want to work." He expressed [concerning / concern] for his family and young children still in Syria.


 
 

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