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  • The sea is calm at dawn on the 17th of november 2015 . We see here the 12 km channel in the Aegean sea that separates the Greek island of Lesbos on the left and the Turkish mainland on the right.

  • Nov, 2015 A young mother from Syria holds her child after disembarking f on the shore of Lesbos. The baby is swaddled in a thermal blanket that was given out by aid workers.

  • A young refugee who has jumped from his rubber craft and swam the last few meters to the shore is assisted by a friend. Nov, 2015

  • Lesbos, Greece, November 18 2015. Marjolein Meijer, centre with red backpack, andSonja Kuiten of the NGO Boat Refugee Foundation assist refugees moments after they have landed on the island of Lesvos after crossing the sea from Turkey in a rubber dinghy. Nov, 19th, 2015

  • Nov, 2015 A refugee watches as family member lies semi-conscious on Skala beach moments after landing in a rubber dinghy.

  • Nov, 2015 A pakistani migrant struggles to hold back tears after he arrives on European soil after his long journey.

  • Nov, 2015 Children play in the sea a few minutes after they have landed with their families on Lesbos. Many of the migrants and refugees have never seen the sea before this journey. The boy on the left holds a banana he has just received from an aid worker.

  • Nov, 2015 Migrants and refugees make their way from the beach where they have landed toward a road and the next step on their journey: a transit camp.

  • Nov, 2015 By mid-november, a small mountain of life vests, rubber floats and other refuse left by migrants has built up at a garbage dump on Lesbos.

  • Nov, 2015 hundreds of migrants and refugees wait to be admitted to the Moria transit camp, where they would be registered and receive some new documentation and tickets for onward travel.

  • Nov, 2015 Refugees from Syria wait at a gas station while their bus prepares to take them to the transit camp at Eidomeni, Greece.

  • Nov, 2015 Migrants from different countries wait at the transit camp at Eidomeni, Greece. At that time, many nationalities had been denied passage across Macedonia, creating a tense and difficult situation.

  • Nov, 2015 Migrants or refugees from Iran protest their refusal of passage by Macedonia at the transit camp at Eidomeni, Greece. In the foreground a man sews another's mouth shut with ordinary needle and thread as a form of protest. Behind them stand Macedonian border guards. At that time, many nationalities, including Iranians, had been denied passage across Macedonia, creating a tense and difficult situation.

  • Nov, 2015 A family present their meagre transit documents that had been created in Greece. At that time, many nationalities had been denied passage across Macedonia, creating a tense and difficult situation.

  • Nov, 2015 Refugees cross from Greece into Macedonia at Eidomeni, Greece. In the foreground are Macedonian border guards.

  • Nov, 2015 Refugees from Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq are permitted to board a train that will take them from a Macedonian transit camp on the border with Greece to another camp on the border with Serbia, from where they must travel on foot to Serbia. Refugees pay 25Euros for an unheated, overcrowded train ride that lasts about 4 hours and crosses all of Macedonia.

  • Nov, 2015 A refugee peers out from a train as it arrives at Tabanovtse on the border with Serbia.

  • Nov, 2015 Refugees from Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq leave a train that taken them facross Macedonia toTabanovtse on the border with Serbia, from where they must travel on foot about 2 km into Serbia.

  • The sea is calm at dawn on the 17th of november 2015 . We see here the 12 km channel in the Aegean sea that separates the Greek island of Lesbos on the left and the Turkish mainland on the right.

  • Nov, 2015 A young mother from Syria holds her child after disembarking f on the shore of Lesbos. The baby is swaddled in a thermal blanket that was given out by aid workers.

  • A young refugee who has jumped from his rubber craft and swam the last few meters to the shore is assisted by a friend. Nov, 2015

  • Lesbos, Greece, November 18 2015. Marjolein Meijer, centre with red backpack, andSonja Kuiten of the NGO Boat Refugee Foundation assist refugees moments after they have landed on the island of Lesvos after crossing the sea from Turkey in a rubber dinghy. Nov, 19th, 2015

  • Nov, 2015 A refugee watches as family member lies semi-conscious on Skala beach moments after landing in a rubber dinghy.

  • Nov, 2015 A pakistani migrant struggles to hold back tears after he arrives on European soil after his long journey.

  • Nov, 2015 Children play in the sea a few minutes after they have landed with their families on Lesbos. Many of the migrants and refugees have never seen the sea before this journey. The boy on the left holds a banana he has just received from an aid worker.

  • Nov, 2015 Migrants and refugees make their way from the beach where they have landed toward a road and the next step on their journey: a transit camp.

  • Nov, 2015 By mid-november, a small mountain of life vests, rubber floats and other refuse left by migrants has built up at a garbage dump on Lesbos.

  • Nov, 2015 hundreds of migrants and refugees wait to be admitted to the Moria transit camp, where they would be registered and receive some new documentation and tickets for onward travel.

  • Nov, 2015 Refugees from Syria wait at a gas station while their bus prepares to take them to the transit camp at Eidomeni, Greece.

  • Nov, 2015 Migrants from different countries wait at the transit camp at Eidomeni, Greece. At that time, many nationalities had been denied passage across Macedonia, creating a tense and difficult situation.

  • Nov, 2015 Migrants or refugees from Iran protest their refusal of passage by Macedonia at the transit camp at Eidomeni, Greece. In the foreground a man sews another's mouth shut with ordinary needle and thread as a form of protest. Behind them stand Macedonian border guards. At that time, many nationalities, including Iranians, had been denied passage across Macedonia, creating a tense and difficult situation.

  • Nov, 2015 A family present their meagre transit documents that had been created in Greece. At that time, many nationalities had been denied passage across Macedonia, creating a tense and difficult situation.

  • Nov, 2015 Refugees cross from Greece into Macedonia at Eidomeni, Greece. In the foreground are Macedonian border guards.

  • Nov, 2015 Refugees from Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq are permitted to board a train that will take them from a Macedonian transit camp on the border with Greece to another camp on the border with Serbia, from where they must travel on foot to Serbia. Refugees pay 25Euros for an unheated, overcrowded train ride that lasts about 4 hours and crosses all of Macedonia.

  • Nov, 2015 A refugee peers out from a train as it arrives at Tabanovtse on the border with Serbia.

  • Nov, 2015 Refugees from Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq leave a train that taken them facross Macedonia toTabanovtse on the border with Serbia, from where they must travel on foot about 2 km into Serbia.

THE WAVE

We may well be witnessing a paradigm shift in human migration and ultimately, the definition of national borders. Thousands of refugees from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries are moving through Turkey to Europe. Many are landing in small boats on the Greek islands, Lesbos being one of those closest to Turkish coast. That is where this European journey begins. it winds through Greece and Macedonia, where my time ran out near the Serbian border. I hope to continue this coverage soon.