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Merkel Visits Asylum Center Hit by Far-Right Riots

The center Merkel visited in Heidenau has been hit by rioting blamed on neo-Nazis and supporters of the far right who are against providing shelter to the asylum seekers.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves after her visit to an asylum center in the eastern German town of Heidenau near Dresden, Aug. 26, 2015.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves after her visit to an asylum center in the eastern German town of Heidenau near Dresden, Aug. 26, 2015.

Heidenau major Juergen Opitz, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Saxony State Prime Minister Stanislaw Tillich (left to right) arrive for statements after their visit to an asylum center in the eastern German town of Heidenau, near Dresden, Aug. 25, 2015.
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Heidenau major Juergen Opitz, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Saxony State Prime Minister Stanislaw Tillich (left to right) arrive for statements after their visit to an asylum center in the eastern German town of Heidenau, near Dresden, Aug. 25, 2015.

Heidenau major Juergen Opitz, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Saxony State Prime Minister Stanislaw Tillich and president of the German Red Cross Rudolf Seiters (left to right) arrive for statements after their visit to an asylum center in the eastern German town of Heidenau, near Dresden, Aug. 26, 2015.
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Heidenau major Juergen Opitz, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Saxony State Prime Minister Stanislaw Tillich and president of the German Red Cross Rudolf Seiters (left to right) arrive for statements after their visit to an asylum center in the eastern German town of Heidenau, near Dresden, Aug. 26, 2015.

People gather near an asylum center during a visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in the eastern German town of Heidenau, near Dresden, Aug. 26, 2015.
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People gather near an asylum center during a visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in the eastern German town of Heidenau, near Dresden, Aug. 26, 2015.

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