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Monzer Omar (right) gives his friend Hatem Alhees a shave after they and hundreds of other Syrian refugees spent the night in a city park in Budapest, Hungary. NPR has followed Omar on his journey from Turkey to central Europe. Joanna Kakissis for NPR hide caption

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Hungarian police guard hundreds of migrants and refugees sleeping in a cornfield near an overcrowded detention center on the Hungary-Serbia border. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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Stranded In Hungarian Camps, Migrants Press To Leave

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Syrian migrants at a train station in Keleti, Hungary, wait for a train bound for Munich, Germany, on Wednesday. As more migrants reach Germany, it is encouraging more in the Middle East to make the journey, according to some aid workers. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Images of dead bodies in Syrian prisons, taken by a Syrian forensic photographer, were displayed at the United Nations earlier this year. They were also put on exhibit at the U.S. Capitol in July. Lucas Jackson/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Dalaa al-Aydi, 4, and her family left Syria just before the start of the civil war. Her only memory of Damascus is, "Takh, takh," the sounds she makes mimicking the gunfire. Holly Pickett for NPR hide caption

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Inspektor Jan Gieber of Austrian police shows the inside of the large van outside the police station in Braunau, Upper Austria, on Sunday, where the children were found among 26 migrants trying to reach Europe. Daniel Scharinger/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Sold Into Sex Slavery: The Plight Of African Women Migrating To Europe

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U.S. Bradley fighting vehicles take part in a joint exercise with Georgia at a military base near Tbilisi. Bradleys would be deployed to NATO member states in Eastern Europe and the Baltics if a Pentagon proposal is approved. Zurab Kurtsikidze/EPA/Landov hide caption

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An ancient city at the mouth of the Mediterranean, Ceuta marks its 600th anniversary this year as a European territory. But changing demographics have some people wondering whether the Spanish territory in North Africa should return to local African rule. Here, rooftops in a poor Muslim neighborhood in the city. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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A Foot In Africa, A Foot In Europe: Divide Grows Wider In Ceuta

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Chantel, 3, and Antoni, 7 months, migrated to Spain from their native Cameroon, with their mother Tatiana Kanga, 25. Tatiana was nine months pregnant with Antoni when they crossed the Mediterranean Sea together in an inflatable boat. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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9 Months Pregnant, An African Woman Risks It All And Heads To Europe

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The King Jacob, a Portuguese-flagged cargo vessel, was the first ship to arrive near the migrant boat that sank off the Libyan coast over the weekend. The boat had been carrying more than 800 people. Alessandro Fucarini/AP hide caption

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Merchant Ships Called On To Aid Migrants In Mediterranean Feel The Strain

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