A young child waits in line at a migrant reception centre in Brussels on Tuesday. Hundreds of migrants are arriving every day in Belgium, some making perilous journeys through Europe
Migrants sleep on a bench at a park in Belgrade, Serbia on Friday. Over 10,000 migrants, including many women with babies and small children, have crossed into Serbia over the past few days and headed toward Hungary and the EU Schengen Area
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.
Migrants walk along railway tracks on their way to catch a train heading to the Serbian border, at the train station in Gevgelija, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on Tuesday
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A migrant shows a victory sign from a train heading to Serbia in the town of Gevgelija, on the Macedonian-Greek border. The migrants are trying to cross Macedonia and Serbia and enter the EU via Hungary. Hungarian authorities started building a fence along the country’s border with Serbia earlier this week to halt the migrant influx
A migrant child walks a the train station of Ventimiglia, where stranded migrants are taking shelter, on the Italian border with France, Ventimiglia, Italy
Migrants crowd the Italian coastguard vessel Peluso as they arrive in the Sicilian port town of Augusta on Wednesday
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Migrants gather outside the police station to collect documentation to facilitate their onward journey into Europe on Monday in Kos, Greece. Migrants are continuing to arrive on the Greek Island of Kos from Turkey, the shoreline of which is approximately 5km away
Immigrants wait to apply for political asylum at the asylum service office in Athens, Greece
A migrant and her son leave the immigration centre through a fence on the southern Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday. Hundreds of thousands of migrants have arrived in southern Italy in unsafe boats, their departure from Libya facilitated by people smugglers operating freely in conditions of near-anarchy
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Would-be immigrants sit on a border fence separating Morocco from the north African Spanish enclave of Melilla in an attempt to jump over on Thursday.
A young Syrian refugee covers herself with a blanket as she stands outside tents at a makeshift settlement in Bar Elias in the Bekaa valley. Lebanon enforced new immigration controls at the Syrian border on Monday in a move to gain control of the steady stream of refugees from its much larger neighbour.
Mariachi musician Moises Rivera, 60, waits for a gig in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles, home to many Mexican and Central American migrants, in California.
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Protesters chained together block the entrance of an immigrant detention centre on Tuesday in Elizabeth, New Jersey. A coalition of immigrant advocacy groups marked international Human Rights Day by staging the civil disobedience action at the Elizabeth Detention Center where eight protesters were arrested by police. Organisers said the event was designed to draw attention to the continued mass deportations of undocumented immigrants by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, as well as Congress’s inability to pass immigration reform.