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Syrian refugees and migrants along a railway line as they try to cross from Serbia into Hungary near Horgos. European Union leaders called for action to defend the “dignity” of migrants ahead of fresh emergency talks, as tensions flared on the bloc’s eastern borders over the escalating crisis.
A migrant, hoping to cross into Hungary, plays with a child along a railway track outside the village of Horgos in Serbia
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
A Syrian migrant carries his children as he walks along a railway track to cross the Serbian border with Hungary near the village of Horgos on Thursday
Migrants from Syria sleep at a park in Belgrade, Serbia. 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, a zone with no internal border checks between member countries.
Syrian migrants cross under a fence into Hungary at the border with Serbia, near Roszke, on Wednesday. Hungary’s government has started to construct a 175-km-long (110-mile-long) fence on its border with Serbia in order to halt a massive flow of migrants who enter the EU via Hungary and head to western Europe.
Children play with hula hoops at a park where migrants have found temporary shelter in the Serbian capital Belgrade
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
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Migrants try to get on a train heading to the border with Serbia at the train station in Gevgelija, on the Macedonian-Greek border. According to the UN, some 224,000 migrants and refugees have crossed the Mediterranean to Europe so far this year.
A migrant family walks on train tracks towards the town of Gevgelija, on the Macedonian-Greek border, on Thursday. Many migrants try to cross Macedonia and Serbia to enter the European Union via Hungary, a country that will finish building its anti-migrant fence on its southern border with Serbia by the end of the month
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A Syrian child injured from a chemical attack according to her father, waits to reach a train heading to the border with Serbia at the train station in Gevgelija, on the Macedonian-Greek border on Tuesday
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 seal cools off at Belgrade Zoo during a heatwave on Tuesday. In Serbia where the meteoalarm has been raised to ‘red’, extremely hot weather with temperatures up to 39 degrees Celsius
Migrants sleep at the main railway station in Belgrade, on Monday. Migrants cross Serbia to join other European countries, as it has land borders with three EU countries – Romania, Hungary and Croatia
A woman cries beside a truck carrying 136 coffins of newly identified victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, in front of the presidential building in Sarajevo on Thursday. The bodies of the 136 recently identified victims of Srebrenica massacre will be transported to the memorial centre in Potocari where they will be buried on Saturday
Migrants stand in a queue near the police station in the southern Serbian town of Presevo, near the border with Macedonia, on Thursday. Illegal immigrants cross Serbia on their way to other European countries as it has land access to three members of the 28-nation bloc, Romania, Hungary and Croatia
An employee inspects an M21 assault rifle, manufactured by Zastava Arms, in the showroom at the Zastava Oruzje AD firearms factory in Kragujevac, Serbia.
Bosnian Muslim women cry near the coffin of a relative, one of the 175 coffins of newly identified victims from the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, in Potocari Memorial Centre, near Srebrenica on Friday
A Serbian military honor guard pay homage to the victims of the Holocaust at a monument in World War II Nazi concentration camp Sajmiste in Belgrade, Serbia, on Tuesday.