In Search of a New Life
photo by Yannis Behrakis / Reuters

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As the sun rises a dinghy overcrowded with Syrian refugees drifts in the Aegean sea between Turkey and Greece after its motor broke down while traveling from the Turkish coast to the Greek island of Kos, August 11, 2015. A Greek coast guard responded to distress signals and arrived at the scene to help.
Eastern Aegean sea

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A Syrian refugee holds onto his two children as he struggles to disembark from a raft on the northern coast of the Greek island of Lesbos, after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Lesbos September 24, 2015. Over 850,000 migrants and refugees have arrived in the Greek island in 2015.
Lesbos island, Greece

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An Afghan migrant jumps off an overcrowded raft onto a beach at the Greek island of Lesbos October 19, 2015. Thousands of refugees - mostly fleeing war-torn Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq - attempt daily to cross the Aegean Sea from nearby Turkey, a short trip but a perilous one in the inflatable boats the migrants use, often in rough seas. Over 850.000 people have arrived in Greece this year, according to the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR, overwhelming the cash-strapped nation's ability to cope.
Lesbos island, Greece

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A dolphin jumps in front of a raft overcrowded by Syrian refugees while crossing a part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey (seen in the background) to the Greek island of Lesbos October 21, 2015. Over 850,000 refugees and migrants have arrived by sea in Greece this year band the rate of arrivals is rising with over 8,000 coming on Monday alone, in a rush to beat the onset of freezing winter.
Eastern Aegean sea

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A luxury yacht cruises as Iranian migrants paddle frantically an engineless dinghy trying to cross a part of the Aegean sea from the Turkish coast (seen in the background) to the Greek island of Kos August 15, 2015.
Eastern Aegean sea

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An Afghan migrant covered by space blanket walks after arriving at a beach by a raft during a rainstorm on the Greek island of Lesbos October 24, 2015. Over half a million refugees and migrants have arrived by sea in Greece this year and the rate of arrivals is rising, in a rush to beat the onset of freezing winter.
Lesbos island

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Syrian refugee girl sits in a bus at a temporary registration camp during a rain storm on the Greek island of Lesbos October 21, 2015. Over half a million refugees and migrants have arrived by sea in Greece this year and the rate of arrivals is rising with over 8,000 coming on Monday alone, in a rush to beat the onset of freezing winter.
Lesbos island

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An Afghan migrant in a bus, has a first look of the commercial part of Piraeus port near Athens following his arrival aboard the Eleftherios Venizelos passenger ferry with over 2,500 migrants and refugees from the island of Lesbos, October 8, 2015. Migrants and refugees arriving on Greek islands by rafts get temporary documents and then travel to the port of Piraeus near Athens. From Athens the travel by buses or taxis to the Greek border with FYRO Macedonia. Then head to northern Europe to find new home.
Port of Piraeus

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Migrants and refugees beg FYRO Macedonian policemen to allow passage to cross the border from Greece into FYRO Macedonia during a rainstorm, near the Greek village of Idomeni, September 10, 2015.Thousands of refugees and migrants, including many families with young children, have been left soaked after spending the night sleeping in the open in torrential rain on the Greek- FYRO Macedonian border. About 7,000 people waited in the mud of an open field near the northern Greek village of Idomeni to cross the border, with more arriving in trains, buses and taxis, as FYRO Macedonian police has imposed rationing into the flow of refugees.
Idomeni

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Syrian refugees walk over mud as they cross the border from Greece into FYRO Macedonia, near the Greek village of Idomeni, September 10, 2015. Thousands of refugees and migrants, including many families with young children, have been left soaked after spending the night sleeping in the open in torrential rain on the Greek- FYRO Macedonian border. About 7,000 people waited in the mud of an open field near the northern Greek village of Idomeni to cross the border, with more arriving in trains, buses and taxis, as FYRO Macedonian police has imposed rationing in the flow of refugees.
Idomeni

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A stranded migrant keeps warm by an open fire at a make-shift camp close to a registration center on the Greek island of Lesbos November 18, 2015. UNHCR has appealed to the Greek authorities to create additional accommodation and reception capacity as a matter of urgency since there are currently only 2,800 reception places for the 12,000 refugees and migrants currently on the island.
Lesbos island, Greece

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A stranded Iranian migrant on hunger strike sleeps in front of FYRO Macedonian riot police at the borderline between Greece and FYROM, near the Greek village of Idomeni November 25, 2015. 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. Idomeni Greek-FYRO Macedonian border

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Syrian men for a safety passage for women and children following clashes during registration procedure in the national stadium of the Greek island of Kos August 11, 2015. Local authorities struggle to cope with the increasing numbers of migrants and refugees arriving on dinghies from nearby Turkish coast. United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) called on Greece to take control of the ""total chaos"" on Mediterranean islands, where thousands of migrants have landed.
Kos island

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Amoun, 70, a blind Palestinian refugee who lived in the town of Aleppo in Syria, rests on a beach moments after arriving along with another forty refugees on a dinghy in the Greek island of Kos, crossing a part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece, August 12, 2015. Amoun became for a second time refugee when she and her family fled from the Syrian civil war.
Kos island

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A Syrian refugee kisses his daughter as he walks through a rainstorm towards Greece's border with FYRO-Macedonia, near the Greek village of Idomeni, September 10, 2015. Thousands of refugees and migrants, including many families with young children, have been left soaked after spending the night sleeping in the open in torrential rain on the Greek- FYRO Macedonian border. About 7,000 people waited in the mud at an open field near the northern Greek village of Idomeni to cross the border, with more arriving in trains, buses and taxis, as FYRO Macedonian police has imposed rationing in the flow of . Idomeni, Greece