What the new year could mean for Europe's refugee crisis

January 1, 2016 11:01 AM

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It was one of the defining images of 2015: small boats crowded with migrants making a perilous bid to reach Europe.

More than 1 million people arrived by sea during the year, according to estimates by the United Nations refugee agency, one of the biggest migration waves to hit the continent since the end of World War II.

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