PHOTOS: Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Personally Welcomes Syrian Refugees To Toronto

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December 11, 2015 7:48 a.m.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau personally welcomed a plane of Syrian refugees to Canada when they arrived at the Pearson International airport in Toronto.

The government, under Trudeau, plans to resettle 10,000 refugees by the end of December and another 15,000 by February.

Above: Trudeau greets newly-arrived Syrian refugees Lucie Garabedian, center, her father Vanig Garabedian, second left, mother Anjilik Jaghlassian, second right, and sister Anna-Maria Garabedian, right, at Pearson International airport, in Toronto, on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. The first Canadian government plane carrying Syrian refugees arrived in Toronto late Thursday. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses for selfies with workers before he greets refugees from Syria at Pearson International airport, in Toronto, on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, second from right, and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, left, look over winter clothing which will be handed out to arriving Syrian refugees before arrival at Pearson International airport, in Toronto, on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gives Syrian refugees Lucie Garabedian, center, and and her twin sister Sylvie Garabedian, left, winter jackets as their father, Vanig Garabedian, comforts his other daughter Anna-Maria Garabedian, right, after arriving at Pearson International airport, in Toronto, on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. The first Canadian government plane carrying Syrian refugees arrived in Toronto late Thursday. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gives newly-arrived Syrian refugee Sylvie Garabedian, center, a winter jacket as her mother Anjilik Jaghlassian, right, looks on at Pearson International airport, in Toronto, on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. The first Canadian government plane carrying Syrian refugees arrived in Toronto late Thursday. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets Madeleine Jamkossian, second from right, and her father Kevork Jamkossian, refugees fleeing the Syria, with cold-weather clothing as they arrive at Pearson International airport, in Toronto, on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. The first Canadian government plane carrying Syrian refugees arrived in Toronto late Thursday. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

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