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Orthodox Christian worshippers hold crosses before a procession along the Via Dolorosa on Good Friday during Holy Week in Jerusalem's Old City

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Orthodox Christian worshippers hold crosses before a procession along the Via Dolorosa on Good Friday during Holy Week in Jerusalem’s Old City

A boy stands inside a building used as sleeping quarters at camp for refugees and migrants in Schisto, near Athens...A boy stands inside a building used as sleeping quarters at camp for refugees and migrants in Schisto, near Athens, Greece, April 26, 2016. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis GREECE OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN GREECE

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A boy stands inside a building used as sleeping quarters at camp for refugees and migrants in Schisto, near Athens, Greece

Children play football

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Children play football at a makeshift camp for migrants and refugees at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni

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People sleep in the port of Chios, Greece where refugees and migrants who managed to leave the VIAL detention centre a few days ago are camping 

A shadow of migrants wait for food in the makeshift refugee camp at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece

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A shadow of migrants wait for food in the makeshift refugee camp at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece

Macedonian Army soldiers patrol between the two-line fence set along the border line between Macedonia and Greece, near southern Macedonian town of Gevgelija

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Macedonian Army soldiers patrol between the two-line fence set along the border line between Macedonia and Greece, near southern Macedonian town of Gevgelija

Migrants play soccer at a makeshift camp for migrants and refugees at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece, March 30, 2016.

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Migrants play soccer at a makeshift camp for migrants and refugees at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece today.

Still thousands of refugees massing in Idomeni to enter Macedonia...epa05205764 Refugees try to warm themselves with a fire at a refugee camp during a foggy day at the border between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), near Idomeni, northern Greece, 11 March 2016. Greece has registered in its territory some 36,000 migrants trapped due to entry restrictions already imposed by Macedonia in recent months, by denying entry to all those who are considered economic migrants, prohibiting the passage of Afghans, and finally denying entry to all Syrians and Iraqis who are not from combat areas.  EPA/YANNIS KOLESIDIS

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Refugees try to warm themselves with a fire at a refugee camp during a foggy day at the border between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia near Idomeni, Greece 

Refugee warm themselves by a fire at the Greek-Macedonian border near the Greek village of Idomeni, where thousands of refugees and migrants are trapped by the Balkan border blockade

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Refugees warm themselves by a fire at the Greek-Macedonian border near the Greek village of Idomeni, where thousands of refugees and migrants are trapped by the Balkan border blockade

Greek Island Of Lesbos On The Frontline Of the Migrant Crisis...MITHYMNA, GREECE - MARCH 10:  Hundreds of used life vests lie on a makeshift rubbish dump hidden in the hills above the town on March 10, 2016 in Mithymna, Greece. Local authorities start to clean the beaches from life vests and destroyed dinghies, used by refugees and migrants after crossing the sea from Turkey to Lesbos. The village of Mithymna is the northest town of the Island of Lesbos and located 75 kilometres north of the Capitol Mytilini. Migrants and refugees are still arriving on the shores of the Island of Lesbos, while Joined Forces of the Standing NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) Maritime Group 2 are patrolling the coast of the greek Island of Lesbos and the turkish coast. Turkey has announced on Monday to take back illegal migrants from Syria and to exchange those with legal migrants.  (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)

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Hundreds of used life jackets lie on a makeshift rubbish dump in the hills above the town in Mithymna, Greece. Local authorities start to clean the beaches from life vests and destroyed dinghies, used by refugees and migrants after crossing the sea from Turkey to Lesbos 

A man washes his face close to a shelter for refugees and migrants at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Greece

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A man washes his face close to a shelter for refugees and migrants at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Greece

A boy looks at Greek police as refugees

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A boy looks at Greek police as refugees and migrants block the train tracks calling for the opening of the borders at the Greek-Macedonian border near the Greek village of Idomeni on Thursday

Refugees walk to a registration camp after crossing the border  Greek-Macedonian near the town of Gevgelija

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Refugees walk to a registration camp after crossing the Greek-Macedonian border near the town of Gevgelija

A refugee pours water over a woman who collapsed after losing her child during a mass panic after Macedonian police used tear gas against refugees at the Greek-Macedonian near the village of Idomeni.

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A refugee pours water over a woman who collapsed after losing her child during a mass panic, after Macedonian police used tear gas against refugees at the Greek-Macedonian near the village of Idomeni.

TOPSHOT - A girl holds a bag with clothes outside the old international airport, which is being used as a shelter for refugees and migrants, in Athens February 28, 2016. Greece said the number of refugees and migrants on its soil could more than triple next month, reaching as many as 70,000, as a cap on border crossings by Balkan countries left them "trapped" in the country.  / AFP / ANGELOS TZORTZINISANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP/Getty Images

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A girl holds a bag with clothes outside the old international airport, which is being used as a shelter for refugees and migrants, in Athens. Greece said the number of refugees and migrants on its soil could more than triple next month, reaching as many as 70,000, as a cap on border crossings by Balkan countries left them “trapped” in the country

Refugees situation in Greece...epa05165620 Volunteers of an NGO direct refugees and migrants arriving in a dinghy from Turkey to the coast of Mytilini, on the island of Lesvos, Greece, 17 February 2016. Around 1 million people, including many refugees from war zones in the Middle East and Central Asia, passed through Greece and along the Balkan route in 2015, most of them in the latter half of the year.  EPA/ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU

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Volunteers of an NGO direct refugees and migrants arriving in a dinghy from Turkey to the coast of Mytilini, on the island of Lesvos, Greece 

Greece Strike

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Riot policemen try to avoid a petrol bomb thrown by protesters during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in Athens, on Thursday. Clashes have broken out between Greek police and youths throwing fire bombs and stones, as tens of thousands of people march through central Athens to protest planned pension reforms.

ATTENTION EDITORS - REUTERS PICTURE HIGHLIGHT...ATTENTION EDITORS - REUTERS PICTURE HIGHLIGHTKON107A man grasps a bag of tangerines as people receive free produce, handed out by farmers, during a protest over the government's proposal to overhaul the country's ailing pension system in Athens, Greece, January 27, 2016. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAYREUTERS NEWS PICTURES HAS NOW MADE IT EASIER TO FIND THE BEST PHOTOS FROM THE MOST IMPORTANT STORIES AND TOP STANDALONES EACH DAY. Search for "TPX" in the IPTC Supplemental Category field or "IMAGES OF THE DAY" in the Caption field and you will find a selection of 80-100 of our daily Top Pictures.REUTERS NEWS PICTURES. TEMPLATE OUT

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A man grasps a bag of tangerines as people receive free produce, handed out by farmers, during a protest over the government’s proposal to overhaul the country’s ailing pension system in Athens, Greece 

Lawyers wave their ties during a rally in central Athens against the social security reforms proposed by the government, on Thursday.   Thousands of scientists, doctors, lawyers, engineers and self employed professionals participated in the massive rally, in protest againt a government draft bill regarding reforms in the countrys pension system

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Lawyers wave their ties during a rally in central Athens against the social security reforms proposed by the government, on Thursday.
Thousands of scientists, doctors, lawyers, engineers and self employed professionals participated in the massive rally, in protest againt a government draft bill regarding reforms in the countrys pension system

A Syrian refugee and two children arrive aboard the passenger ferry Ariadne at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Greece, January 4, 2016.

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A Syrian refugee and two children arrive aboard the passenger ferry Ariadne at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Greece