(Zoeann Murphy/The Washington Post)
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Syrian refugee: 'I’m committed to the power of music'

July 1, 2015 | 6:06 PM GMT
Mariela Shaker, a 24-year-old classical violinist from Syria, was honored as a White House Champion of Change for World Refugees. Shaker was granted asylum in the United States last year, and now works to raise awareness for the nearly 4 million people who have been forced to flee Syria.