Syrian refugee: ‘I’m committed to the power of music’

July 1, 2015 2:06 PM EDT – 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. (Zoeann Murphy / The Washington Post)

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