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Migrants In Transit: Escaping War And Poverty In Budapest

According to volunteers, more than 3,500 migrants passed through Budapest's Keleti railway station in a single day (September 9) on their way to Prague and Vienna. Many of them had traveled to Hungary from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, and other countries, which are either conflict zones or whose economies have been destroyed by war. A significant increase in migrants is expected in Budapest in the coming days as the Hungarian government is expected to close its border with Serbia by September 15. After that date, migrants with have to choose either to stay in Serbia or to cross the border illegally. (Photos by RFE/RL's Russian Service correspondent Anton Naumlyuk in Budapest)