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Refugees Trapped at Borders Seeking New Routes to Europe

Since Hungary closed its borders Tuesday, migrants have scattered, attempting different routes and moving from border to border looking for a way to pass into Western Europe. At one section of the Croatian border with Slovenia Sunday, about a dozen riot police stood like statues, as refugees chanted, "Open Borders! Open Borders," occasionally also chanting, "Please, please, please."
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Young men hoping to find work make up a large portion of the refugee population moving from the Middle East and Africa toward Europe, at Harmica, Croatia, Sept. 20, 2015.
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Young men hoping to find work make up a large portion of the refugee population moving from the Middle East and Africa toward Europe, at Harmica, Croatia, Sept. 20, 2015.

Refugees said they hope the large media presence at this border will encourage authorities to let them pass on their way to Western Europe, at Harmica, Croatia, Sept. 20, 2015.
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Refugees said they hope the large media presence at this border will encourage authorities to let them pass on their way to Western Europe, at Harmica, Croatia, Sept. 20, 2015.

Some refugees left most of their belongings in the war zones they fled from but kept their pets, at Harmica, Croatia, Sept. 20, 2015.
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Some refugees left most of their belongings in the war zones they fled from but kept their pets, at Harmica, Croatia, Sept. 20, 2015.

Migrants said a young man's apparent suicide attempt was likely a show to gain sympathy from authorities and journalists, but they added even if the suicide attempt is fake, the desperation he feels is very real, at Harmica, Croatia, Sept. 20, 2015.
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Migrants said a young man's apparent suicide attempt was likely a show to gain sympathy from authorities and journalists, but they added even if the suicide attempt is fake, the desperation he feels is very real, at Harmica, Croatia, Sept. 20, 2015.

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