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Migrants wait to cross into Macedonia from Greece

8:35am EDT - 01:03

Migrants walk along railway tracks at Macedonia's border as they wait to cross over from Greece. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: A steady stream of migrants continued to pour into Macedonia from Greece on Saturday (September 5) as hundreds arrived near the southern Macedonian border town of Gevgelija. Groups of migrants waited by the railway tracks dividing the two countries while Greek policemen checked their travel documents, before being allowed to cross into Macedonia by foot. An estimated 2,000 migrants arrive on the Greek islands by boat every day after making the short - but often treacherous - trip from the Turkish coast. Their journey continues along the Balkan route towards the Greek mainland and the border with Macedonia. The unprecedented influx of people has created a bottleneck at the Greek-Macedonian border. Greek police are currently only allowing groups of 50 migrants to cross into Macedonia in 15-minute intervals. A temporary aid camp has been set up on the other side of the border to provide migrants with food and shelter until government-provided trains take them north towards the Macedonia's border with Serbia. After travelling through Serbia, the migrants head on to Hungary - their main entry point into Europe's borderless Schengen zone. The majority of the migrants have the ultimate goal of reaching Austria, Germany and other western European countries. Germany expects to receive 800,000 asylum seekers this year.

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Migrants wait to cross into Macedonia from Greece

8:35am EDT - 01:03