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World Migrants and refugees protest as security tightens at borders

Conditions for hundreds of migrants stuck on Balkan borders worsened on Sunday as temperatures dropped and a first smattering of snow fell. Countries along the Balkan route taken by hundreds of thousands of migrants seeking refuge in western Europe last week began filtering the flow, granting passage only to those fleeing conflict in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

A migrant with his mouth sewn shut in protest sits at the border with Greece near the village of Gevgelija, Macedonia.

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A man sews shut the mouth of a fellow migrant from Iran as migrants and refugees wait to cross the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Gevgelija, Macedonia.

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Stranded Iranian migrant Hamid, 34, an electrical engineer from the Iranian town of Sanandij sits on rail tracks in front of Macedonian riot police guarding the border between Greece and Macedonia near the Greek village of Idomeni.

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Migrants and refugees wait to cross the border of Greece and Macedonia near the Greek village of Idomeni.

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Migrants and refugees from Pakistan shout slogans as they demonstrate in front of Macedonian policemen while waiting to cross the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Gevgelija, Macedonia.

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A man walks between tents as migrants and refugees wait to cross the border of Greece and Macedonia near the Greek village of Idomeni.

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Stranded migrants camp by rail tracks at the border between Greece and Macedonia near the Greek village of Idomeni.

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A family of refugees walk towards Macedonia near the Greek village of Idomeni.

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A migrant sleeps as migrants and refugees wait to cross the border of Greece and Macedonia near the Greek village of Idomeni.

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Migrants and refugees from Iran sit on railway tracks as they wait to cross the Greek-Macedonian border near the Greek village of Idomeni.

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