Number of asylum seekers in Germany increases by nearly 60 percent to 200,000 people in 2014

January 14, 2015 2:15 PM

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Number of asylum seekers in Germany increases by nearly 60 percent to 200,000 people in 2014

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2014 file picture asylum seekers wait inside the Berlin Central Reception Facility for Asylum Seekers in Berlin. More than 200,000 people applied for asylum in Germany in 2014, a 60-percent rise over the previous year. Germany's Interior Ministry said Wednesday Jan. 14, 2015 it was the third highest number of applications ever in Germany. (AP Photo/dpa, Jochen Eckel,file) (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2015 file picture a construction worker walks up the staircase of a so-called container village for refugees which is partially under construction in the district of Koepenick in Berlin. The containers were built as temporary living quarters for the rising numbers of refugees ...

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