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Athens’ Anarchist District Offers Lifeline to Refugees

In Exarchia, a neighborhood in Athens, Greece, known for its anarchist community, many refugees have found shelter and support. But amid these squatters, the newly opened volunteer-run Khora community center is treading a legal path -- and trying to offer a longer-term vision of supporting those trapped by borders unlikely to open any time soon.
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A dentist office is set to open on the fourth floor of the Khora center in the Exarchia district in Athens, Greece, Oct. 21, 2016.
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A dentist office is set to open on the fourth floor of the Khora center in the Exarchia district in Athens, Greece, Oct. 21, 2016.

Hassan Mansour goes shopping in Athens’ central market. A Syrian refugee, Hassan is a volunteer at the Khora center and takes on the role of head chef, in the Exarchia district in Athens, Greece, Oct. 24, 2016.
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Hassan Mansour goes shopping in Athens’ central market. A Syrian refugee, Hassan is a volunteer at the Khora center and takes on the role of head chef, in the Exarchia district in Athens, Greece, Oct. 24, 2016.

The Khora center, which was previously a printing shop, in the Exarchia district in Athens, Greece, Oct. 26, 2016.
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The Khora center, which was previously a printing shop, in the Exarchia district in Athens, Greece, Oct. 26, 2016.

A group of refugees enjoys one of the daily lunches served at the Khora center, in the Exarchia district in Athens, Greece, Oct. 24, 2016.
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A group of refugees enjoys one of the daily lunches served at the Khora center, in the Exarchia district in Athens, Greece, Oct. 24, 2016.

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