In the spring of 2016, Austria closed it's borders to asylum-seekers, creating a domino-effect down the Balkan Route. More than 57,000 asylum-seekers, the majority from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, were stranded in Greece. At the Idomeni border camp, which is also a train station, immigrants found shelter in sleeper trains parked at the station.

Hundreds of tents pitched along train lines on the Greek side of the Greek Macedonian border at Idomeni, an informal camp and home to about 10,000 refugees and asylum seekers who wish to continue their journeys to Western Europe.

Hundreds of tents pitched along train lines on the Greek side of the Greek Macedonian border at Idomeni, an informal camp and home to about 10,000 refugees and asylum seekers who wish to continue their journeys to Western Europe.

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Suzdar Mustafa with her nine month-old daughter Saya. A Syrian Kurd from Kobani, she fled to Turkey when ISIS forces were fighting to take the city in September, 2014. She fled to Turkey and lived in a refugee camp in Suruc, where her daughter was born. T
Immigrants Greece Suzdar Mustafa with her nine month-old daughter Saya. A Syrian Kurd from Kobani, she fled to Turkey when ISIS forces were fighting to take the city in September, 2014. She fled to Turkey and lived in a refugee camp in Suruc, where her da
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Young Syrian men resting in the afternoon sun aboard a platform train parked at Idomeni station.

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Immigrants found and installed ladders to make it easier to board trains parked at Idomeni station, where hundreds of people are now sheltering at Idomeni, a camp nex to the Macedonian border.
Immigrants found and installed ladders to make it easier to board trains parked at Idomeni station, where hundreds of people are now sheltering at Idomeni, a camp nex to the Macedonian border.
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Mohammad Lafri, 9, from Damascus, Syria, with a eye injury he got while playing on the trains parked at Idomeni. Hundreds of immigrants are sheltering on sleeper trains parked at Idomeni, hoping for a chance to cross the Macedonian border in order to cont
Mohammad Lafri, 9, from Damascus, Syria, with a eye injury he got while playing on the trains parked at Idomeni. Hundreds of immigrants are sheltering on sleeper trains parked at Idomeni, hoping for a chance to cross the Macedonian border in order to cont
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Seven year-old Sokant from Herat, Afghanistan, waits to brush her teeth as an Afghan man washes laundry on the train tracks at Idomeni, an informal camp now home to up to 10,000 people hoping to cross the border and continue traveling towards Western Euro
Seven year-old Sokant from Herat, Afghanistan, waits to brush her teeth as an Afghan man washes laundry on the train tracks at Idomeni, an informal camp now home to up to 10,000 people hoping to cross the border and continue traveling towards Western Euro
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"I think Greece is not Europe," said Jawad Khan, 23, who inspects his look in piece of reflective metal. A Pakistani from Abbottabad, he said has to support his mother, after his father died and his brother went to jail, falsely accused of a murder. "In P
"I think Greece is not Europe," said Jawad Khan, 23, who inspects his look in piece of reflective metal. A Pakistani from Abbottabad, he said has to support his mother, after his father died and his brother went to jail, falsely accused of a murder. "In P
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Miriam Khador, 7, a Syrian immigrant, lives on a train parked at Idomeni camp, along with her family and hundreds of other immigrants.
Miriam Khador, 7, a Syrian immigrant, lives on a train parked at Idomeni camp, along with her family and hundreds of other immigrants.
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Men sleep inside one of the train berths parked at Idomeni station.

Men sleep inside one of the train berths parked at Idomeni station.

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Isaam Akrama from Latakia, Syria (in upper bunk) is living in a train car with his family. His wife, Ale, from Aleppo and their children Masaob, 3, and Seju, 2, are with them. Isaam says they escaped from Latakia countryside, which was being heavily bombe

Maryam and Zehra, two ethnic Hazara sisters with their children in the parked train they occuppied at Idomeni station. 

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Shoes outside one of the sleeper berths onboard a train parked at Idomeni station.
Shoes outside one of the sleeper berths onboard a train parked at Idomeni station.
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Children's drawings on the window of a sleeper car parked at Idomeni station.

Child's drawing depicting a boy jumping over the Macedonian border fence drawn on the window of a sleeper car parked at Idomeni station.

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Moa'yad Al Saur, 20, from Damsacus, Syria, moved into a train parked at Idomeni station. He studied economics in Syria but fled because he didn't want to fight in the Syrian Army. His brother arrived in Germany already and his parents are still in Syria.
Immigrants Greece Moa'yad Al Saur, 20, from Damsacus, Syria, moved into a train parked at Idomeni station. He studied economics in Syria but fled because he didn't want to fight in the Syrian Army. His brother arrived in Germany already and his parents ar
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A young man from Damascus, Syria, kept count of the days he stayed at Idomeni camp where he and other draft dodgers stayed after being trapped in Greece.

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Protesting immigrants pushed an abandoned train wagon towards the border during a protest on May 18, 2016, at Idomeni camp. Clashes ensued between Greek police, who fired tear gas and stun grenades, and immigrants.

Protesting immigrants pushed an abandoned train wagon towards the border during a protest on May 18, 2016, at Idomeni camp. Clashes ensued between Greek police, who fired tear gas and stun grenades, and immigrants.

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Leen Issa comforts her daughter, 11 year-old Rezan, who was suffering from the effects of tear gas exposure from clashes the previous night. Rezan had open heart surgery as a baby and still suffers from a heart condition. The family from Syria lives in te

Leen Issa comforts her daughter, 11 year-old Rezan, who was suffering from the effects of tear gas exposure from clashes the previous night. Rezan had open heart surgery as a baby and still suffers from a heart condition. 

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Abdulrahman from Aleppo, Syria, helps bake Syrian bread under a cargo car parked at Idomeni station. He and his friend Makmoud Nakarch, (who has experience working in a pizzaria in Syria) have a small business making flatbread and selling it at three piec
Abdulrahman from Aleppo, Syria, helps bake Syrian bread under a cargo car parked at Idomeni station. He and his friend Makmoud Nakarch, (who has experience working in a pizzaria in Syria) have a small business making flatbread and selling it at three piec
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A family living inside a sleeper car parked at Idomeni station.

A family living inside a sleeper car parked at Idomeni station.

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Othman Boufrak, a Moroccan immigrant who is living aboard a train parked at Idomeni, lights a cigarette.
Othman Boufrak, a Moroccan immigrant who is living aboard a train parked at Idomeni, lights a cigarette.
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Mohammad Khorale, 22, with his niece Betula aboard the train where he and his family are sheltering at Idomeni.
Mohammad Khorale, 22, with his niece Betula aboard the train where he and his family are sheltering at Idomeni.
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Syrian Kurdish refuges Chora Ato, holding one year-old Kobani, with her sister, Maha Mohammad, waiting for one of the last buses to leave Idomeni Camp in Greece. Greek police nearly completed an operation to  evacuate the camp and remove tents where appro
Syrian Kurdish refuges Chora Ato, holding one year-old Kobani, with her sister, Maha Mohammad, waiting for one of the last buses to leave Idomeni Camp in Greece. Greek police nearly completed an operation to evacuate the camp and remove tents where appro
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Immigrants leaving Idomeni Camp in Greece. Greek police nearly completed an operation to evacuate the camp and remove tents where approximately 8000 immigrants and refugees who have been camping since early March. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON/PULITZER CENTER

Immigrants leaving Idomeni Camp in Greece. Greek police nearly completed an operation to evacuate the camp and remove tents where approximately 8000 immigrants and refugees who have been camping since early March.

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Immigrants leaving Idomeni Camp in Greece. Greek police nearly completed an operation to evacuate the camp and remove tents where approximately 8000 immigrants and refugees who have been camping since early March. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON/PULITZER CENTER

Immigrants leaving Idomeni Camp in Greece during the evacuation of the camp. Greek police completed an operation to evacuate the camp and remove tents where approximately 8000 immigrants and refugees who have been camping since early March.

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