Rami Anis (right) and Yusra Mardini are swimmers on the Olympic refugee team. Both made treacherous journeys to flee Syria.
Rami Anis (right) and Yusra Mardini are swimmers on the Olympic refugee team. Both made treacherous journeys to flee Syria. Charlie Riedel The Associated Press
Rami Anis (right) and Yusra Mardini are swimmers on the Olympic refugee team. Both made treacherous journeys to flee Syria. Charlie Riedel The Associated Press

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