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young Saudi woman who caused a sen­sa­tion by de­fy­ing her fam­ily and seek­ing asy­lum abroad was wel­comed with open arms in Toronto Satur­day at the end of a dra­matic but ex­haust­ing in­ter­na­tional odyssey.

For­eign Min­is­ter Chrys­tia Free­land greeted Ra­haf Mo­ham­mad Al Qu­nun after she landed in Toronto, wear­ing a grey hoodie em­bla­zoned in red with the word “CANADA” and a blue cap with the logo of the United Na­tions High Com­mis­sioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Smil­ing broadly, the 18-year-old posed for pho­tog­ra­phers with Free­land at her side, but made no state­ment.

Free­land said Al Qu­nun “wanted Cana­di­ans to see that

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