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Iraqi man, pictured weeping as he arrived safely in Greece with family, is now in Germany

  • Laith Majid, a refugee from Iraq, center, holds his daughter Nour on his arm as he poses with his family, son Mustafa, left, his wife Neda, second from left, son Taha, front, and son Ahmed, right, for a photo in front of the Brandenburg Gate  in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015.  A photo of Laith Majid taken by a photographer Daniel Etter for the New York Times as he arrives at the Greece island Kos had goes viral on social media around the world. The other persons of  the family of Laith Majid Al-Amirij are, from left, son Ahmed, wife Neda,son Taha, son Mustafa (back) and daughter Nour. After fleeing from Iraq via Turkey and Greece they came to Germany were they live in an asylum seekers shelter in Berlin. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

    Laith Majid, a refugee from Iraq, center, holds his daughter Nour on his arm as he poses with his family, son Mustafa, left, his wife Neda, second from left, son Taha, front, and son Ahmed, right, for a photo in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. A photo of Laith Majid taken by a photographer Daniel Etter for the New York Times as he arrives at the Greece island Kos had goes viral on social media around the world. The other persons of the family of Laith Majid Al-Amirij are, from left, son Ahmed, wife Neda,son Taha, son Mustafa (back) and daughter Nour. After fleeing from Iraq via Turkey and Greece they came to Germany were they live in an asylum seekers shelter in Berlin. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)  (The Associated Press)

  • Laith Majid, second from right, a refugee from Iraq, stands in front of the Brandenburg Gate as he shows to media a photo from his arrival at the  Greek island of Kos, taken by photographer Daniel Etter for the New York Times in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015.  The other persons of  the family of Laith Majid, are, from left, son Ahmed, wife Neda,son Taha, son Mustafa (back) and daughter Nour. After fleeing from Iraq via Turkey and Greece they came to Germany were they live in an asylum seekers shelter in Berlin.   (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) PICTURE MUST BE USED IN ITS ENTIRETY - NO CROPPING

    Laith Majid, second from right, a refugee from Iraq, stands in front of the Brandenburg Gate as he shows to media a photo from his arrival at the Greek island of Kos, taken by photographer Daniel Etter for the New York Times in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. The other persons of the family of Laith Majid, are, from left, son Ahmed, wife Neda,son Taha, son Mustafa (back) and daughter Nour. After fleeing from Iraq via Turkey and Greece they came to Germany were they live in an asylum seekers shelter in Berlin. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) PICTURE MUST BE USED IN ITS ENTIRETY - NO CROPPING  (The Associated Press)

  • Laith Majid, second from right, a refugee from Iraq, stands in front of the Brandenburg Gate as he shows to media a photo from his arrival at the  Greek island of Kos, taken by photographer Daniel Etter for the New York Times in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015.  The other persons of  the family of Laith Majid Al-Amirij are, from left, son Ahmed, wife Neda,son Taha, son Mustafa (back) and daughter Nour. After fleeing from Iraq via Turkey and Greece they came to Germany were they live in an asylum seekers shelter in Berlin. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) PICTURE MUST BE USED IN ITS ENTIRETY - NO CROPPING

    Laith Majid, second from right, a refugee from Iraq, stands in front of the Brandenburg Gate as he shows to media a photo from his arrival at the Greek island of Kos, taken by photographer Daniel Etter for the New York Times in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. The other persons of the family of Laith Majid Al-Amirij are, from left, son Ahmed, wife Neda,son Taha, son Mustafa (back) and daughter Nour. After fleeing from Iraq via Turkey and Greece they came to Germany were they live in an asylum seekers shelter in Berlin. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) PICTURE MUST BE USED IN ITS ENTIRETY - NO CROPPING  (The Associated Press)

An Iraqi refugee who captured the world's attention after being pictured weeping as he arrived on a Greek island last month, clutching his son and daughter, is now in Berlin and looking to start a new life.

Laith Majid said Thursday he's been overwhelmed by the reception his family has received in Germany.

"People know the meaning of love," he said as his daughter Nour, 7, and son Taha, 9, blew soap bubbles nearby.

Majid, also accompanied by his wife and two older boys, says they're now looking to move on with their lives.

"We came out from death and I thank Allah for the life we are in now," he said.

Majid, initially saying he was Syrian, was pictured arriving on Kos in August by the New York Times.