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Migrants confront Macedonian police during clashes at the Greek-Macedonian border, on Friday. Macedonian police drove back crowds of migrants and refugees trying to enter from Greece on Friday after a night spent stranded in no-man’s land by an emergency decree effectively sealing the Macedonian frontier.
Migrants wait on the Greek side of the border to pass into Macedonia near southern city of Gevgelija, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on Thursday. Macedonian special police forces arrived this morning and blocked the illegal border crossing between Macedonia and Greece
Syrian refugees are seen onboard the passenger ship “Eleftherios Venizelos” at the port on the Greek island of Kos. A passenger ship carrying Syrian refugees set sail from the Greek island of Kos heading for the mainland as authorities struggle to cope with a wave of arrivals. The Greek coast guard’s office said the ship, which has acted as a floating accommodation and registration centre since Sunday, was heading for the northern port of Thessaloniki, Greece’s second biggest city.
A migrant hugs his family after safely arriving to the shores of Kos island from Turkey on Tuesday
A Syrian migrant arrives after crossing from Turkey by a rubber boat, seen in the background, in the southeastern island of Kos, Greece, Monday
Two Syrian refugees sit at the dock of the port of Kos as the passenger ship “Eleftherios Venizelos” backs into the quay on the Greek island of Kos. The vessel will house more than 2500 migrants who arrived in the country from the Turkish coast and will be used as a registration center for migrants. The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) called on Greece to take control of the “total chaos” on Mediterranean islands, where thousands of migrants have landed. About 124,000 have arrived this year by sea, many via Turkey, according to Vincent Cochetel, UNHCR director for Europe.
A dinghy with Syrian refugees approaches a beach of the Greek island of Kos, on Friday. The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) called on Greece to take control of the “total chaos” on Mediterranean islands, where thousands of migrants have landed
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.
Migrant women carrying children comfort each other upon reaching the Greek island of Kos after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece. Greece sent extra riot police to Kos as tensions mounted over a huge influx of migrants. The Greek government said it was “immediately” dispatching a ship to Kos to double up as an accommodation and processing centre for up to 2,500 people as around 7,000 migrants wait to apply for immigration papers.
Syrian refugee from Kobani holds two children as he jumps off a dinghy as they arrive at a beach on the Greek island of Kos, after crossing a part of the Aegean sea from Turkey, on Monday
Migrants wait on the Greek side of the border to enter in Macedonia near city of Gevgelija, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on Monday. Thousands of migrants who crossed Greece are on their way through Macedonia towards Serbia in order to access other European countries
People wait outside of a bank in central Athens, prior to its opening on Monday. Greek banks reopened Monday after a three-week shutdown imposed by the government to avert a crash in the banking system over the country’s debt crisis. Capital controls in force since June 29 remain in place, although a daily cash withdrawal limit of 60 euros ($65.03) has now been relaxed.
An helicopter of firefighters fly over smokes billowing over Athens, on Friday as firemen were battling a brush fire in northeastern Athens and another wildfire in the southern Pelopponese peninsula that prompted the evacuation of five villages
Riot police stand among the flames from exploded petrol bombs thrown by a small group of anti-establishment demonstrators in front of parliament in Athens late on Wednesday. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras battled to win lawmakers’ approval on Wednesday for a bailout deal to keep Greece in the euro, while the country’s creditors, pressed by the IMF to provide massive debt relief, struggled to agree a financial lifeline.
A cleaning lady mops the steps at the main entrance of the Bank of Greece headquarters in Athens, Greece. Greek banks will remain closed through to Thursday, the finance ministry said ahead of a parliamentary vote over tough austerity measures demanded by Greece’s creditors in return for a third bailout
A pensioner wait to receive part of his pension at a National Bank branch in Athens, Greece on Monday