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Migrants Brave River in Search for New Route to Europe
Hundreds of migrants left an overcrowded camp on the Greek-Macedonian border Monday, determined to use a dangerous crossing to head north.
Migrants march on a road, north of Idomeni, Greece, during an attempt to reach Macedonia on a route that would bypass the border fence on March 14, 2016. Hundreds of migrants and refugees walked out of an overcrowded camp on the Greek-Macedonian border Monday, determined to use a dangerous crossing to head north.
Migrants cross a river after leaving the refugee camp in Idomeni, Greece. The decision by Macedonia to close its border to migrants has left thousands stranded at the Greek transit camp. The closure, following the lead taken by neighboring countries, has effectively sealed the so-called western Balkan route, the main migration route that has been used by hundreds of thousands of migrants to reach countries in western Europe such as Germany.