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Sitting in rows on a grassy embankment overlooking a Paris square, around 50 asylum-seekers recite the alphabet in French following a young woman pointing to letters on a whiteboard.The migrants are attending free open-air language classes organized by a refugee support group at a dozen locations around the French capital.On a warm July evening two classes are underway on the banks of the Bassin de la Villette, part of the canals in northeast Paris near where migrants are often found sleeping rough. Founded in November 2015 at the height of the migrant crisis in Europe, the association "Office of Reception and Assistance for Migrants" (BAAM) aims to give asylum-seekers some of the support withheld by the state while their asylum claims are being processed.Hissan, a 27-year-old Egyptian in the beginners' class, roamed for years around Europe before deciding to settle in Paris.
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