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  • In March 2016, Pete Kiehart, a photographer working with ABC News, asked people at a refugee camp on the border of Greece and Macedonia to let him photograph the precious few objects that they were able to carry with them from home. Pictured, Adham Alhinde of Syria, poses for a portrait in Idomeni, Greece.
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  • Alhinde brought with him his house keys, despite the fact that his house was destroyed by a bomb, injuring his arm severely. On the keychain are football shoes and a emblem expressing support for Palestine. He also brought pain medication for his injuries, rings from his mother and girlfriend, a lighter and a pair of socks to protect against the cold.
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  • Yasmin Ahmad, 29, of Aleppo, Syria, poses for a portrait at a refugee camp on the Macedonian border in Idomeni, Greece.
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  • Ahmad, who worked as a computer engineer in Syria, brought her wedding ring and a flash drive full of photos secured in a balloon to protect it from the elements and sea. She is trying to reach Germany with her 18 month-old daughter where her husband has been for a year and a half. "I have stopped counting the days" she said in reference to how long she'd been in the camp.
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  • Raneem Alwared of Damascus, Syria, poses for a portrait with her son, Sharbel, 18 months, in Idomeni, Greece.
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  • Alwared, a Christian, brought several crucifixes with her as well as a prayer rope she acquired in Lebanon, and she uses them in her daily prayer. These items were photographed on the flap of the small tent where Alwared lives like many of the other refugees at Idomeni.
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  • Wissam Talbawi poses with his son, Haidar, one, in Idomeni, Greece.
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  • Talbawi, who comes from Baghdad, Iraq, has only his telephone after the rest of his belongings were lost in the sea crossing from Turkey.
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  • Jian Ali, 13, of Aleppo, Syria, poses for a portrait at a refugee camp on the Macedonian border Idomeni, Greece.
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  • Ali brought her hair straightener and an umbrella from Syria.
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  • Mohammed Elbosh, 23, of Damascus, poses for a portrait at a refugee camp on the Macedonian border in Idomeni, Greece.
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  • Elbosh brought a ring and a necklace with him from Syria.
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  • Rama Al-Ajami from Idlib, Syria, poses for a portrait at a refugee camp on the Macedonian border in Idomeni, Greece.
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  • "I cannot live without it," Al-Ajami said of her narghile, or water pipe, which is the only thing she brought with her from home.
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  • Mahmoud Fadel, 22, poses for a portrait at a refugee camp on the Macedonian border in Idomeni, Greece.
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  • Fadel is from Al Hajar Al Aswad near Damascus, and brought a phone and two rings with him when he left home. The ring on the left was given to him by a girl, while the ring at center was given to him by a friend. The phone, purchased in 2009, is the oldest thing he owns.
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  • Nasser Sakizada, of Kabul, Afghanistan, poses for a portrait at a refugee camp on the Macedonian border in Idomeni, Greece.
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  • Sakizada brought two rings with him from home, which he has had for so long that he can no longer remove them from his fingers.
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  • Ibrahim Khoja, of Aleppo, Syria, poses for a portrait at a refugee camp on the Macedonian border in Idomeni, Greece.
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  • Khoja brought a copy of the Noble Quran with him to, "keep him safe."
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  • Salah Abd Al-Aziz, a 29 year-old Palestinian from Al Yarmouk, Syria, poses for a portrait at a refugee camp in Idomeni, Greece.
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  • Al-Aziz brought Syrian Pounds and misbahah prayer beads with him from home.
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  • Aeyob Touma, 19, of Syria, poses for a portrait at a refugee camp on the Macedonian (FYROM) border on March 10, 2016 in Idomeni, Greece.
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  • Touma brought a ring that was given to him by a friend who was killed in the war, a necklace from a friend who is a student in Damascus and two bracelets for his sisters.
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  • Shady "Alex" Alhalawani, of Syria, poses for a portrait at a refugee camp on the Macedonian border in Idomeni, Greece.
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  • Alhalawani brought a bracelet that was given to him by his mother, a ring that was a birthday gift from his father, and his brother's watch with him from home. All three family members were killed when their house was bombed nine months ago.
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  • Yazan Zarzour, 24, of Damascus, declined to be photographed due to personal beliefs at a refugee camp on the Macedonian border in Idomeni, Greece.
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  • Zarzour managed to bring his guitar and a small amplifier with him, despite losing most of his other possessions when his bag was stolen by smugglers on his second of three attempts to reach Greece. "I wanted to learn and play music since I heard the guitar - it was Led Zeppelin, actually," he explained.
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  • Jaafar Souleman, 17, of Raqqa, Syria, poses for a portrait at a refugee camp on the Macedonian border in Idomeni, Greece.
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  • Souleman lost all his belongings besides his clothes on the sea voyage from Turkey.
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