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Migrants protest outside a train that they are refusing to leave for fear of being taken to a refugee camp from the train which has been held at Bicske station since yesterday in Bicske, near Budapest, Hungary. According to the Hungarian authorities a record number of migrants from many parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia are crossing the border from Serbia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called Balkans route has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The massive increase, said to be the largest migration of people since World War II, led Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban to order Hungary’s army to build a steel and barbed wire security barrier along its entire border with Serbia, after more than 100,000 asylum seekers from a variety of countries and war zones entered the country so far this year.
Migrants from Syria sit along a road as they wait for a bus in the village of Miratovac near the town of Presevo, Serbia. Long lines of migrants, many of them refugees from Syria, snaked through southern Serbia by foot on Monday before jumping on trains and buses north to Hungary and the last leg of an increasingly desperate journey to western Europe
Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos reacts as deputies attempt to disrupt his speech during a night parliamentary session in Athens, Greece, early on Friday. Greek lawmakers debated a draft bill on the latest bailout deal, which the government hopes will be approved ahead of a euro zone finance ministers meeting in Brussels on Friday.
Migrants sleep outside a train station in Budapest, Hungary. While Hungary is an avenue rather than a destination for the migrants, the central European country is increasingly weary and polarised as the influx grows
A woman walks past a graffiti by Greek street artist Cacao Rocks in Athens. Greece failed again to clinch a deal with its international creditors on Thursday, setting up a last-ditch effort on Saturday to avert a default next week or start preparing to protect the euro zone from financial market turmoil
Hanna Baughn and Ryan Bartlett of Britain compete during the acrobatic gymnastics mixed pair final at the 1st European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan on Friday
Rescuers help children to disembark in the Sicilian harbor of Pozzallo, Italy, early on Monday. About 100 migrants, including 28 children, were rescued on Sunday by a merchant vessel in the Sicilian Strait while they were trying to cross. Another smuggler’s boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya’s coast on Saturday as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean’s deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the European Union Sunday to finally meet demands for decisive action
A protester jumps on the table in front of the European Central Bank President Mario Draghi during a news conference in Frankfurt. The news conference was disrupted on Wednesday when a woman in a black T-shirt jumped on the podium.
A night time view of Europe made possible by the iday-night bandi of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) is seen in a global composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite.
US fans watch players on the 14th tee during a practice round ahead of the Ryder Cup golf tournament, at Gleneagles, Scotland on Wednesday
A handout photograph made available by the European Commission shows Jean-Claude Juncker and David Cameron giving each other a high five.
Lightning is pictured over Algermissen, Germany. Violent storms killed at least six people in western Germany overnight, felling trees and snarling road and rail traffic, authorities said on Tuesday
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An unwell immigrant lies down at the Armed Forces of Malta Maritime Squadron’s base at Haywharf in Valletta’s Marsamxett Harbour. A group of 130 Sub-Saharan African migrants were rescued by the AFM south of the Maltese islands when their boat ran into difficulties, according to army sources.
Pupils take “selfies” with Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, as she arrives at Robert-Jungk Europe high school as part of the Europe-Project day, in Berlin.
Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s energy and economy minister, gives a statement in Berlin. The German government expects growth to pick up sharply this year and next, driven largely by domestic demand, Mr Gabriel said.
A road sign in the city centre of Dax, southwestern France, is almost entirely submerged in water from the Adour river
A model presents a creation by designers Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo for their fashion house Ralph & Russo, as part of their Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014 fashion show in Paris.
Commuters cast long shadows as they walk along Lisbon’s Comercio square during a partial strike by the city’s subway workers. The strikers are protesting against salary cuts and other austerity measures linked to Portugal’s 2014 national budget.
US golfer Tiger Woods hits a shot on the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul on Tuesday, during an event to promote the upcoming Turkish Airlines Open golf tournament