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Relieved and exhausted refugees arrived late in the evening to be met by the Prime Minister, Ontario's Premier and refugee sponsors

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets a family of refugees from Syria at Toronto’s Pearson airport.Nathan Denette/The Globe and Mail

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After months of promises and weeks of preparation, the first Canadian government planeload of Syrian refugees lands in Toronto.Mark Blinch/The Globe and Mail

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Syrian, Christine Youssef, waits to meet cousins, who are due to arrive with other refugees, on the first government-arranged flight into Toronto's Pearson Airport.Chris Young/The Globe and Mail

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Charlene, 24, a refugee from Central African Republic, hugs her sponsor, Barbara Wood from Yorkminster Park Baptist Church in Toronto.Melissa Tait/The Globe and Mail

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A Syrian refugee arrives at a hotel in Mississauga, Ontario.Mark Blinch/The Globe and Mail

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Kevork Jamkossian carries his 16 month old daughter, Madeleine Jamkossian into a hotel.Chris Young/The Globe and Mail

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Syrian Refugees wave to the media while waiting to unload from a bus at an airport area hotel after arriving in Canada.J.P. Moczulski/The Globe and Mail

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Syrian Refugees arrive at an airport area hotel to spend the night.J.P. Moczulski/The Globe and Mail

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Well-wishers wait at Pearson Airport for the delayed government flight carrying refugees.Chris Young/The Globe and Mail

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Lubna Altaher, left, and daughter Tuleen Rassas, right, stuff welcome bags for Syrian refugees on the floor of the International Arrivals Section at Pearson Airport.J.P. Moczulski/The Globe and Mail

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