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Crossing Croatia

After crossing into Croatia from Serbia, a group of refugees walk from the village of Tovarnik to a meeting point with a smuggler who has promised to take them to Austria
(Andrei Pungovschi/IRIN)

Since Hungary sealed its border with Serbia last week, refugees and migrants determined to reach northern Europe have started forging a new route through Croatia. But the small country has struggled to manage the sudden arrival of tens of thousands of people at its borders.

This photo feature chronicles the many bottlenecks impeding refugees' journeys through Croatia. At each point, they often wait days in the open for buses, trains and border checks before they can proceed to Slovenia, the next leg of the journey.  

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