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Yusra: Swim for Your Life

September 18th, 2016

Episode 1321 of 1367 episodes

The story Yusra Mardini, the teenage Syrian refugee who swam to survive, and was then selected to compete in the pool for the refugee team at the Olympic Games in Rio. Freelance journalist Magdalena Sodomkova travelled with Yusra, her sister and other refugees as they approached the Hungarian border, eventually making their way to Germany, and beginning a new life in Berlin.

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