Did We Do It? Taking Stock One Year After Refugees' Arrival

One year ago, Angela Merkel opened Germany's door to what would ultimately be over a million refugees, with the words, "We can do it." How much progress has been made integrating the hundreds of thousands of new residents? A report card.
Refugees arriving in Bavaria in October

Refugees arriving in Bavaria in October

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A now iconic Merkel selfie with a refugee

A now iconic Merkel selfie with a refugee

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Children play at a container settlement shelter for refugees in Berlin.

Children play at a container settlement shelter for refugees in Berlin.

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Refugee children at a school in Potsdam in October

Refugee children at a school in Potsdam in October

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Mohammed K. during a internship at Daimler in the city of Esslingen near Stuttgart.

Mohammed K. during a internship at Daimler in the city of Esslingen near Stuttgart.

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An anti-Muslim protest by the group Pegida, an acronym for Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of Europe, in Dresden in October

An anti-Muslim protest by the group Pegida, an acronym for Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of Europe, in Dresden in October

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