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Europe Clamps Down on Borders, Leaving Migrants Stranded

Serbia and Macedonia, which lie on the main migrant route to northern Europe, have begun restricting the entry of refugees to just those from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

. Migrants from Iran gather on railway tracks as they demonstrate in front of Macedonian police while waiting to cross the Greek-Macedonian border near Gevgelija on Nov. 22, 2015.

Serbia and Macedonia, which lie on the main migrant route to northern Europe, have begun restricting the entry of refugees to just those from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

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. Shirtless young men chant slogans as they demonstrate with migrants on railroad tracks in front of Macedonian police as they wait to cross the Greek-Macedonian border on Nov. 22.

Moroccans, Iranians and Pakistanis on Greece’s northern border with Macedonia blocked rail traffic and demanded passage to western Europe on Monday, stranded by a policy of filtering migrants in the Balkans that has raised human rights concerns.

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. An Iranian migrant has his lips stitched together in an act of protest against restrictions imposed by Balkan countries on the movement of migrants on Nov. 23.

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. Stranded migrants camp by railroad tracks at the border near the Greek village of Idomeni on Nov. 23.

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. Stranded Iranian migrants sit on railroad tracks at the border in front of Macedonian riot police on Nov. 23.

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. Migrants from Iran with their mouths sewn shut sit on railway tracks as they wait to cross the Greek-Macedonian border on Nov. 23.

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. A young girl holds a stuffed animal in front of Macedonian police officers after she crossed the Greek-Macedonian border on Nov. 22.

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. Migrants from Morocco, stranded at the Greek-Macedonian border, try to keep warm by an open fire next to their tent near the Greek village of Idomeni, Nov. 22.

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. Refugees pass between a police cordon after they showed their documents to cross the border line between Greece and Macedonia on Nov. 22.

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. Migrants wait to cross the Greek-Macedonian border on Nov. 22.

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. Greek policemen push back refugees who tried to force their way through the Greek-Macedonian border on Nov. 22.

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. A migrant woman and her child wait to enter a registration camp near Gevgelija on Nov. 22, after crossing the Macedonian-Greek border.

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. Migrants who are not from Syria, Iraq or Afghanistan protest because they are not allowed to cross the border on Nov. 21.

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. A migrant woman and her baby walk past Macedonian police on Nov. 22, while crossing the Greek-Macedonian border.

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. A young girl holds a ball as she waits with other migrants and refugees to enter a registration camp after crossing the Greek-Macedonian border on Nov. 22.

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