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Syrian asylum seekers soared in Sweden in 2012

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STOCKHOLM (AP) — More than 12 times as many Syrians sought asylum in Sweden in 2012 than the previous year, making the Scandinavian country the top European destination for Syrians fleeing their country's civil war, statistics showed Thursday. Preliminary figures from the Swedish Migration Board indicate some 7,800 Syrians sought refuge in Sweden during the past 12 months, compared to 640...