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Migrant stowaways ride Greek freight trains seeking escape to north

THESSALONIKI, Greece (Reuters) – The unassuming freight train rumbles across the countryside in northern Greece, but a moving shadow cast on the ground reveals human figures hiding between its wagons.

Migrants walk next to a freight train after reaching the Greek-North Macedonian border, hoping to cross without documents, near the village of Idomeni, Greece, August 24, 2019. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis

    Migrant stowaways crouch on the couplers. The monotonous clickety-clack of the wheels speeding over the iron tracks makes them drowsy, or it could be the heat and wind in their faces….

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