Merkel Defends Refugee Influx Against Growing Criticism

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel poses for a selfie with a migrant from Syria.

Photographer: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended her decision to allow thousands of unregistered refugees into the country, countering criticism from within her party that the influx of migrants is spinning out of control.

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