The letter that twelve-year-old Syrian refugee boy Ahmed posted to the Swedish King is displayed in Malmo Sweden, Wednesday Feb. 3, 2016. (Pooja Sharafi via AP)
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A 12-year-old Syrian boy is hoping for an audience with Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf after describing his family's perilous journey to the Nordic country in a moving letter to the figurehead monarch.The royal palace confirmed Tuesday that the king had received the letter from Ahmed, whose mother asked that his surname not be published because he's a minor. Ahmed wrote the letter in Arabic.Ahmed said he is thankful that the family has found shelter in Sweden, one of the top destinations for asylum-seekers in Europe, and that he wants to repay the country when he grows up.
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