Travellers from the seven predominantly Muslim countries targeted by President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban are enjoying tearful reunions with loved ones at airports around the US after a federal judge swept the ban aside. Airlines around the world allowed people to board flights as usual to the United States. One lawyer waiting at New York's Kennedy Airport said visa and green-card holders from Iraq and Iran were encountering no problems as they arrived.

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5 February 2017: Salma Ali, sister of 12-year old Eman Ali of Yemen, waits with other family members for the arrival of Eman and her father Ahmed at San Francisco International Airport. They were stranded in Djibouti after being denied entry into the United States due to President Donald Trump's executive order on immigrationKate Munsch/Reuters
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5 February 2017: 12-year old Eman Ali of Yemen (L) cries with her sister Salma after they saw each other for the first time in years, at San Francisco International Airport. She and her father had been refused entry into the United StatesKate Munsch/Reuters
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Ibrihim Al Murisi listens as his father tells reporters at Washington Dulles International Airport about being denied entry into the US last weekJonathan Ernst/Reuters

Former US development agency subcontractor Fuad Sharef, his wife and three children landed in New York on Sunday afternoon on their second attempt to reach the United States to begin a long-awaited new life. The tortuous ordeal of getting from Iraq to Nashville, Tennessee, was nearly over more than a week after it was to begin.

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4 February 2017: Fuad Sharef, an Iraqi with an immigration visa who was prevented with his family from boarding a flight to New York a week ago, kisses his relatives goodbye at his home in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdish region in northern Iraq , before heading to the airport to fly to his new home in Nashville, TennesseeAhmed Saad/Reuters
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5 February 2017: Fuad Sharef Suleman and two of his children arrive at Terminal 1 at JFK airport in New York. The Iraqi family were previously prevented from boarding a plane to the US following U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to temporarily bar travelers from seven countries, including IraqJoe Penney/Reuters

Yemeni brothers Tareq and Ammar Aziz – who were deported to Ethiopia on 28 January after arriving at Dulles International Airport where their US visas were stamped with the word "CANCELED" – were greeted by their father and attorneys after clearing customs at Dulles.

Nonprofit Legal Aid Justice Centre raised funds via a crowdfunding campaign to help provide the brothers legal council. The online campaign "Aziz v. Trump" had raised over $36,000 (£28,924) as of Monday morning. "Thank you to every single person who tried to help me to bring my kids back. I am so happy. I am so glad. This is America. America is for everybody. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you," said Aquel Aziz, an American citizen, after being reunited with his sons.

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Tareq and Ammar Aziz smile as they are reunited with their father Aquel at Washington Dulles International AirportJonathan Ernst/Reuters
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6 February 2017: Ammar Aquel Mohammed Aziz, escorted by members of his family already living in the United States, arrives from Yemen at Dulles International airport in Washington, DCWin McNamee/Getty Images

The Aziz brothers were deported to Ethiopia after their U.S. Visas were stamped with the word "CANCELED" in bold just hours after U.S. President Donald Trump issued an executive order barring citizens from seven mainly Muslim countries and temporarily banning refugees.

Iranian citizen Sara Yarjani was greeted at Los Angeles Airport by her sister bearing balloons and flowers, a week after Yarjani's student visa was revoked when she tried to enter the United States. This time the customs process was smooth and quick, Yarjani told reporters, in contrast to the 23 hours she was made to wait last week before customs officials put her on a plane back to Vienna, where she was visiting family.

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5 February 2017: Iranian student visa holder Sara Yarjani, who was sent back to Vienna last week under Donald Trump's travel ban, talks with reporters after arriving at Los Angeles International AirportDaina Beth Solomon/Reuters

US President Donald Trump's most controversial policy faces the first of several crucial legal hurdles that could determine whether he can push through the executive order temporarily barring entry of people from seven mostly Muslim countries. The US had cancelled the visas of up to 60,000 foreigners in the week after the ban on travel from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen took effect, according to the State Department. Trump also suspended nearly all refugee admissions for 120 days and barred Syrian refugees indefinitely.

Trump suffered a blow on Friday when a federal judge in Seattle suspended the travel ban, and hours later a federal appeals court denied the administration's request to set aside the ruling.

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6 February 2017: Roodo Abdishakur (2nd L), a Somali national who was denied entry to the US, is greeted by her mother Zahra Warsma at Washington Dulles International AirportJonathan Ernst/Reuters
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5 February 2017: Ali Alghazali, a 13-year-old from Yemen who was previously prevented from boarding a plane to the US following President Donald Trump's executive order on travel ban, stands with his father Abdullah and mother Morsaleh, upon Ali's arrival at Terminal 4 at JFK airport in New YorkJoe Penney/Reuters
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2 February 2017: Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti helps Iranian man Ali Vayeghan out of Los Angeles International airportMike Blake/Reuters
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Fadi Kassar hugs his daughters Hnan, 8 and Lian, 5, for the first time in more than two years after the family was reunited John F Kennedy International airport in New York following a flight from Amman, JordanBill Swersey/HIAS.org/Reuters
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3 February 2017: Behnam Partopour, a Worcester Polytechnic Institute student from Iran, is greeted by friends at Logan Airport in Boston after he cleared US customs and immigration on an F1 student visa. He was originally turned away from a flight to the US following Trump's executive order travel banBrian Snyder/Reuters

Trump has reacted with attacks on the federal judge and then the wider court system which he blames for hampering his efforts to restrict immigration. "Just cannot believe a judge would put our country in such peril," Trump tweeted on Sunday. "If something happens blame him and court system." Trump did not elaborate on what threats the country potentially faced.

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4 February 2017: Trump supporters rally in support of the immigration rules at Los Angeles international airportRingo Chiu/Reuters
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4 February 2017: Wes Parker holds a placard reading 'Trump is Love' at Los Angeles International AirportKyle Grillot/AFP
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4 February 2017: Supporters of Trump's immigrations plans demonstrate at Los Angeles international airportRingo Chiu/Reuters
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4 February 2017: Police officers stand guard as people demonstrate for and against the immigration rules, at Los Angeles international airportRingo Chiu/Reuters
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4 February 2017: People protesting against Trump's immigration rules rally at Los Angeles international airportRingo Chiu/Reuters
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4 February 2017: People at Los Angeles International Airport demonstrate against Trump's presidential order to ban travel to the United States from seven Muslim-majority countriesDavid McNew/Getty Images
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4 February 2017: People gather at Civic Centre Park in Denver, Colorado for the Protect Our Muslim Neighbours RallyJason Connolly/AFP
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4 February 2017: A demonstrator holds a tiny sign during a rally in front of the White House in Washington, DCZach Gibson/Getty Images
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4 February 2017: Demonstrators at Los Angeles International Airport celebrate a ruling by a federal judge in Seattle that grants a nationwide temporary restraining order against the presidential order to ban travel to the United States from seven Muslim-majority countriesDavid McNew/Getty Images

The government has until 3pm PST (2300GMT) on Monday to submit additional legal briefs to the appeals court justifying Trump's executive order.