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Little Amal, a 3.5 metre-tall puppet depicting an unaccompanied Syrian refugee, is seen in Geneva, Switzerland, September 28, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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Little Amal, a 3.5 metre-tall puppet depicting an unaccompanied Syrian refugee, is seen in Bains des Paquis in Geneva, Switzerland, September 28, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
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Little Amal, a 3.5 metre-tall puppet depicting an unaccompanied Syrian refugee, is seen in Bains des Paquis in Geneva, Switzerland, September 28, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
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Little Amal, a 3.5 metre-tall puppet depicting an unaccompanied Syrian refugee, is seen in Geneva, Switzerland, September 28, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
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"Little Amal", a giant puppet depicting a Syrian refugee girl, arrives with a European Union flag at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, eastern France, on September 30, 2021, as part of the initiative "The Walk". The initiative "The Walk", that follows the journey of "Little Amal" travelling 8000km across Turkey and Europe, is aimed at creating awareness on the urgent needs of young refugees. (Photo by Frederick FLORIN / AFP)
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"Little Amal", a giant puppet depicting a Syrian refugee girl, arrives with a European Union flag at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, eastern France, on September 30, 2021, as part of the initiative "The Walk". The initiative "The Walk", that follows the journey of "Little Amal" travelling 8000km across Turkey and Europe, is aimed at creating awareness on the urgent needs of young refugees. (Photo by Frederick FLORIN / AFP)
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Giant puppet Amal, created by Handspring Puppet Company symbolizing a young refugee girl, walks in support of refugees in front of the European headquarters of the United Nation, in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. The "Little Amal" a giant puppet (3.5 meter-tall) of a young Syrian refugee girl is part of 'The Walk,' an art initiative that will travel 8,000 kilometers from Syria to the United Kingdom across Turkey, Greece, Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, and Belgium to focus attention on the urgent needs of young refugees. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
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Little Amal, a 3.5 metre-tall puppet depicting an unaccompanied Syrian refugee, is seen in Geneva, Switzerland, September 28, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
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Members of the public gather as "Little Amal", a giant puppet depicting a Syrian refugee girl, arrives with a European Union flag at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, eastern France, on September 30, 2021, as part of the initiative "The Walk". The initiative "The Walk", that follows the journey of "Little Amal" travelling 8000km across Turkey and Europe, is aimed at creating awareness on the urgent needs of young refugees. (Photo by Frederick FLORIN / AFP)
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People look at Little Amal, a 3.5 metre-tall puppet depicting an unaccompanied Syrian refugee, in Bains des Paquis in Geneva, Switzerland, September 28, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
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Giant puppet Amal, created by Handspring Puppet Company symbolizing a young refugee girl, walks in support of refugees, at the Bains des Paquis, in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. The "Little Amal" a giant puppet (3.5 meter-tall) of a young Syrian migrant is part of 'The Walk,' an art initiative that will travel 8,000 kilometers from Syria to the United Kingdom across Turkey, Greece, Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, and Belgium to focus attention on the urgent needs of young refugees. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
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Little Amal, a 3.5 metre-tall puppet depicting an unaccompanied Syrian refugee, is seen in Geneva, Switzerland, September 28, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
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Little Amal, a 3.5 metre-tall puppet depicting an unaccompanied Syrian refugee, is seen in Geneva, Switzerland, September 28, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
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Little Amal, a 3.5 metre-tall puppet depicting an unaccompanied Syrian refugee, is seen in Bains des Paquis in Geneva, Switzerland, September 28, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
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Little Amal, a 3.5 metre-tall puppet depicting an unaccompanied Syrian refugee, is seen in Geneva, Switzerland, September 28, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
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Little Amal, a 3.5 metre-tall puppet depicting an unaccompanied Syrian refugee, is seen in Bains des Paquis in Geneva, Switzerland, September 28, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
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Updated 30 September 2021

Puppet makes cross-Europe trek to support child refugees

Puppet makes cross-Europe trek to support child refugees

The puppet “Amal” arrived in Geneva as part of an 8,000-km (4,970-mile) walk across Europe to raise awareness of the plight of young refugees. She depicts a nine-year-old Syrian refugee girl in search of safety and her mother, who never returned from her attempt to find food. Amal, created by Handspring Puppet Company, will continue toward her last stop in the northern English city of Manchester.