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Europe Closes Borders, Stranding Migrants at Crossings
Border crossings swelled with desperate migrants, as European countries began implementing emergency border closures.
Hundreds of migrants arrive off a train from Roszke, at Hegyshalom railway station on the Austrian border after Hungarian authorities closed the open railway track crossing on September 15, 2015 in Hegyeshalom, Hungary. Hungary has implemented new laws to administer the influx of migrants that became enforceable last night. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called 'Balkans route' has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images