The most emotional photos of the Refugee Crises

As part of Refugee Week, we have collected the most moving photos of the European Refugee Crisis.

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1. When Macedonia closed its border to migrants last month after declaring a state of emergency, thousands spent a night in no-man’s-land. The following morning they tried to push through police lines, leading officers to fire stun grenades into the crowd. A photographer captured this young father’s despair.

Photo: Darko Vojinovic/Getty Images

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2. Refugees from Syria pray after arriving on the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos aboard an inflatable dinghy across the Aegean Sea from Turkey.

Photo: AFP/Angelos Tzortzinis 


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3. Syrian refugees sleep on the floor of a train taking them from Macedonia to the Serbian border.

Photo: CNN

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4. Twins from Syria arrive in Greece with their parents after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey.

Photo: Iakovos Hatzistavrou/AFP/Getty Images

5. Locals survey a huge pile of deflated dinghies, tubes and life vests left by arriving refugees and migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos.

Photo: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

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6. Medics try to revive a baby who was on a boat that sunk near Lesbos in late October.

Photo: AFP/Aris Messinis

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7. Dinghies filled with migrants approach the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea in early October.

Photo: AFP/Aris Messinis

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8. A man falls to his knees as he gets to Lesbos in late October. More than 300,000 refugees have passed through the Greek island this year.

Photo: AFP/Aris Messinis

Hungarian policemen stand by the family of migrants as they wanted to run away at the railway station in the town of Bicske

9. A Syrian refugee protects his wife and young child on the train tracks after Hungarian police stopped a train with asylum seekers in the Hungarian town of Bicske, preventing them from continuing their journey to Western Europe.

Photo: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters

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10. Afghan migrants arrive on a beach on the Greek island of Kos, after crossing the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece.

Photo: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images

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11. A Syrian father wraps his wet daughter in a towel after their arrival on an overcrowded dinghy to the coast of the southeastern Greek island of Kos.

Photo: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

Keleti Train Station, Budapest, Hungary. September 2, 2015. Young refugees gather around a projector set up by considerate locals to watch Tom and Jerry cartoons in the subterranean level of the Keleti train station. The cartoons are a welcome distraction from an otherwise chaotic scene. Thousands are stranded in the station as the authorities closed travel for refugees, preventing them from moving onwards towards their ultimate destination of Germany. Many spent precious euros to buy tickets only to be denied entrance to the platforms by police and barricades. David Maurice Smith/Oculi for The Globe and Mail.

12. Young refugees gather around a projector set up by considerate locals to watch Tom and Jerry cartoons in the subterranean level of the Keleti train station. The cartoons are a welcome distraction from an otherwise chaotic scene. Thousands are stranded in the station as the authorities closed travel for refugees.

Photo: David Maurice Smith/Oculi

Horgoš, Serbia. A family flees after Hungarian police responded with force against Refugees protesting in Horgoš on the Serbian/Hungarian border in after the refugees pushed through the border fence into Hungary. Violence broke out as refugees clashed with Hungarian police guarding the border at Horgoš, blocking their entry into Hungary and therefore their onward journey to Western European countries. September 16, 2015. David Maurice Smith/Oculi.

13. A family flees after Hungarian police responded with force against Refugees protesting in Horgoš on the Serbian/Hungarian border in after the refugees pushed through the border fence into Hungary.

Photo: David Maurice Smith/Oculi

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14. A man kisses his wife with relief as they arrive with their children after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey.

Photo: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

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15. A mother hugs her son after arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos from Turkey.

Photo: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

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16. Injured people await medical attention in Lesbos, Greece after arriving from Turkey

Photo: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

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17. An Afghan mother cries with relief while clasping her child.

Photo: Giles Duley/UNHCR