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Idomeni Camp Refugees Mull Future in Europe

War refugees from Syria and Iraq already in northern Greece never held out much hope that Thursday’s meeting would lead to the opening of Balkan borders for them, but with nothing definitive about their future, there is a scramble to see if they can enter an EU relocation scheme most were rejecting only weeks ago.
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Refugees at Idomeni camp keep warm by burning a soiled blanket. (Jamie Dettmer for VOA)
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Refugees at Idomeni camp keep warm by burning a soiled blanket. (Jamie Dettmer for VOA)

Refugees at Idomeni camp discuss their next moves; how best to get deeper into the European Union. (Jamie Dettmer for VOA)
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Refugees at Idomeni camp discuss their next moves; how best to get deeper into the European Union. (Jamie Dettmer for VOA)

A Syrian mother dashes to stop her kids from playing too close to an open wood fire. (Jamie Dettmer for VOA)
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A Syrian mother dashes to stop her kids from playing too close to an open wood fire. (Jamie Dettmer for VOA)

More than half of the refugees at the Idomeni camp are women or children. (Jamie Dettmer for VOA)
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More than half of the refugees at the Idomeni camp are women or children. (Jamie Dettmer for VOA)

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