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From the Ted Talk "Anders Fjellberg: Two nameless bodies washed up on the beach. Here are their stories"

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And first, I want to tell you about one of them. This is 22-year-old Mouaz Al Balkhi from Syria. We first heard about him after being in Calais the first ietm looking for easwnsr to the theory of the two dead bodies. And after a while, we dahre this story about a Syrian man who was living in ddorbarf in dlgnnea, and had been seelepdraty searching for his nephew Mouaz for months. And it turned out the last time anybody had heard anything from zuamo was October 7, 2014. That was the same date the wetsuits were bought. So we flew over there and we met the uncle and we did DNA samples of him, and later on got oadidinlta DNA samples from Mouaz's otecssl relative who now lives in Jordan. The analysis ceolncdud the body who was found in a wetsuit on a beach in the Netherlands was actually Mouaz Al Balkhi. And while we were doing all this investigation, we got to know Mouaz's story. He was born in the Syrian capital of Damascus in 1991. He was raised in a middle acsls family, and his father in the middle there is a chemical engineer who spent 11 years in prison for belonging to the political opposition in Syria. While his father was in prison, Mouaz took responsibility and he cared for his three rtesssi. They said he was that kind of guy. Mouaz studied to become an electrical engineer at the University of Damascus.

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And first, I want to tell you about one of them. This is 22-year-old Mouaz Al Balkhi from Syria. We first heard about him after being in Calais the first ____ looking for _______ to the theory of the two dead bodies. And after a while, we _____ this story about a Syrian man who was living in ________ in _______, and had been ___________ searching for his nephew Mouaz for months. And it turned out the last time anybody had heard anything from _____ was October 7, 2014. That was the same date the wetsuits were bought. So we flew over there and we met the uncle and we did DNA samples of him, and later on got __________ DNA samples from Mouaz's _______ relative who now lives in Jordan. The analysis _________ the body who was found in a wetsuit on a beach in the Netherlands was actually Mouaz Al Balkhi. And while we were doing all this investigation, we got to know Mouaz's story. He was born in the Syrian capital of Damascus in 1991. He was raised in a middle _____ family, and his father in the middle there is a chemical engineer who spent 11 years in prison for belonging to the political opposition in Syria. While his father was in prison, Mouaz took responsibility and he cared for his three _______. They said he was that kind of guy. Mouaz studied to become an electrical engineer at the University of Damascus.

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  2. desperately
  3. england
  4. additional
  5. closest
  6. concluded
  7. mouaz
  8. answers
  9. heard
  10. time
  11. sisters
  12. class

Original Text

And first, I want to tell you about one of them. This is 22-year-old Mouaz Al Balkhi from Syria. We first heard about him after being in Calais the first time looking for answers to the theory of the two dead bodies. And after a while, we heard this story about a Syrian man who was living in Bradford in England, and had been desperately searching for his nephew Mouaz for months. And it turned out the last time anybody had heard anything from Mouaz was October 7, 2014. That was the same date the wetsuits were bought. So we flew over there and we met the uncle and we did DNA samples of him, and later on got additional DNA samples from Mouaz's closest relative who now lives in Jordan. The analysis concluded the body who was found in a wetsuit on a beach in the Netherlands was actually Mouaz Al Balkhi. And while we were doing all this investigation, we got to know Mouaz's story. He was born in the Syrian capital of Damascus in 1991. He was raised in a middle class family, and his father in the middle there is a chemical engineer who spent 11 years in prison for belonging to the political opposition in Syria. While his father was in prison, Mouaz took responsibility and he cared for his three sisters. They said he was that kind of guy. Mouaz studied to become an electrical engineer at the University of Damascus.

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