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Hanna Shammo, 23, from Syria is pictured outside the Syrian Association on November 19, 2013 in Vaellingby, near Stockholm. (Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)
Hanna Shammo, 23, from Syria is pictured outside the Syrian Association on November 19, 2013 in Vaellingby, near Stockholm. (Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)
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Sweden is the only European Union country to offer permanent residency to Syrians who are fleeing the civil war in their country. Some Swedish towns are struggling to cope with a steady influx of refugees.

It's election year in the country, and the right-wing Swedish Democrat Party is gaining support with its anti-immigrant policies. The BBC's Malcom Brabant reports from one struggling town, Sodertalje.

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This segment aired on January 22, 2014.

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