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West Berlin children at Tempelhof airport watch fleets of U.S. airplanes bringing in supplies to circumvent the Russian blockade in this undated photo. The airlift began June 25, 1948 and continued for 11 months. (AP Photo)
WASHINGTON: We begin with a newsbreak: A new group of refugees is now fleeing the tumult of their villages and cities back home, seeking security and protective comfort in their chosen American sanctuary city — Washington, D.C.