A sinking boat is seen behind a Turkish gendarme off the coast of Canakkale's Bademli district on Saturday. At least 35 migrants drowned when their boat sank in the Aegean Sea while trying to cross from Turkey to Greece. Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Volunteers help Afghan and Syrian migrants off a rubber boat on a rocky beach in northern Lesbos, Greece. Joanna Kakissis for NPR hide caption

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Parallels

After Drownings, Greece-Bound Migrants Who Survived The Journey

The Greek coast guard says at least 21 people, including nine children, died Friday after migrant boats sank in the Aegean Sea.

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A woman holds her baby as she waits with other migrants on the Greek side of the fence along the border with Macedonia on Sunday. Macedonian is only allowing in refugees from the war-torn countries of Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. Those not allowed into Macedonia are being bused to a sports stadium in Athens. Petros Giannakouris/AP hide caption

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Asylum-seekers gather outside a camp on the island of Lesbos where they're supposed to be screened quickly. But sometimes the wait can last days. Jodi Hilton hide caption

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Syrian refugee woman cries by one of her children as she and family members arrive in an overcrowded dinghy on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea from the Turkish coast, on Saturday. Yannis Behrakis/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Selma Halik, holding her 2-year-old daughter Amara at a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, says much of her family was wiped out by ISIS. She doesn't want her daughter to see the things she's seen. Peter Kenyon/NPR hide caption

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Migrants from Africa receive instruction in French in the port city of Calais. Some 3,000 migrants live in a makeshift camp known as "The Jungle." Most are seeking to travel on to Britain, while some are seeking asylum in France. Ari Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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Migrants queue to continue their journey north at a newly built registration and transit center near Gevgelija, Macedonia, on Sunday. More than 5,000 migrants crossed into Serbia on Sunday, resuming a journey to western Europe after an overwhelmed Macedonia gave up its attempts to stem the flow of mainly Syrian refugees by force. Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Former Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis speaks during a news conference at Parliament in Athens, Greece, on Friday. He's leading rebels who decided to break away from the ruling Syriza party over objections to an international bailout plan. Stoyan Nenov/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Syrian refugees prepare to board the passenger ship Eleftherios Venizelos at Kos's main port on Sunday in Kos, Greece. The vessel will house more than 2,500 refugees and migrants who entered the country from the Turkish coast. Milos Bicanski/Getty Images hide caption

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Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, seen in this July 31 photo, said Tuesday that only a few details still need to be worked out in the latest bailout agreement. Giannis Kotsiaris/AP hide caption

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Migrants arrive Monday on the Greek island of Chios, where residents have been assisting the new arrivals. John Liakos hide caption

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Families play on the beach near the village of Thanos, Lemnos. The island has more than a hundred beaches. Greek tourists like Lemnos because it's affordable and relaxing, and foreign tourists like its unspoiled beauty and traditional charm. Joanna Kakissis for NPR hide caption

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