Paddington Bear, Illegal Immigrant

The movie "Paddington Bear" is an illustrated guide to the worldwide debate over immigration.

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Photographer: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

"In London, everyone is different, but that means anyone can fit in," says the computer-generated Paddington Bear in the just-released film bearing his name. It's a sentiment that governments everywhere might bear in mind as they wrestle with the thorny issue of how to cope with immigration. Certainly, the movie makers would like them to.

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