Photo Gallery: Chaos at Macedonia's Refugee Bottleneck
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Photo Gallery: Chaos at Macedonia's Refugee Bottleneck

Refugee Chaos in Macedonia 'Life-Threateningly Dangerous for Women and Children'

A dangerous bottleneck has formed in the Macedonian border town of Gevgelija, an important hub for refugees traveling to Western Europe. Those trying to reach the trains here face extreme heat, dangerous crowds and police bullying.
Syrian refugees seek cover under the train tracks during a short rain storm.

Syrian refugees seek cover under the train tracks during a short rain storm.

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Entire families are making their way along the train tracks from Greece to Macedonia, an important stop on the route to Western Europe.

Entire families are making their way along the train tracks from Greece to Macedonia, an important stop on the route to Western Europe.

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A young boy cries as his father holds him right after a Macedonian police officer hit his pregnant mother, who had been seeking out a spot in the shade under a tree.

A young boy cries as his father holds him right after a Macedonian police officer hit his pregnant mother, who had been seeking out a spot in the shade under a tree.

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