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Bjoern Borg’s Hometown Becomes Magnet for Syria’s Refugees

The hometown of Swedish tennis legend Bjoern Borg, a place known locally as “Little Baghdad,” is preparing for the next wave of refugees from Syria.

The town, Soedertaelje, is one of the reasons Sweden is the European Union's biggest hub for asylum seekers from the war-battered nation after Germany. A magnet for Middle Eastern immigrants for decades, it boasts Syrian cathedrals, and even two soccer teams started by immigrants that played in Sweden’s upper divisions this year.