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October 9, 2015 6:43 AM

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Afghan refugees gather around a fire to warm themselves from the morning cold at the port of Mitylene on the northeast Greek island of Lesbos, while waiting to get on board a ferry traveling to Athens, early Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. More than 500,000 people have arrived in the European Union this year, seeking sanctuary or jobs and sparking the EU's biggest refugee emergency in decades.

A refugee sleeping on a bench wraps himself with a thermal blanket to shelter from the morning cold at the port of Mitylene on the northeast Greek island of Lesbos, while waiting to get on board a ferry traveling to Athens, early Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. More than 500,000 people have arrived in the Eur...

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