Syrian refugee Baraa Haj Khalaf holds her hands to her face as she reacts during a news conference with her mother Fattoum Haj Khalaf, right after arriving at O'Hare International Airport on Feb. 7, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. / AFP / Joshua LOTT
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