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India's stranded migrant workers desperate to return home

Migrant workers and their families wait for transport to reach a railway station to board trains to their home state of northern Uttar Pradesh, after a limited reopening of India's giant rail network following a nearly seven-week lockdown, in Ahmedabad, India, May 14. REUTERS/Amit Dave  

Migrant workers and their families wait for transport to reach a railway station to board trains to their home state of northern Uttar Pradesh, after a limited reopening of India's giant rail network following a nearly seven-week lockdown, in...more

Migrant workers and their families wait for transport to reach a railway station to board trains to their home state of northern Uttar Pradesh, after a limited reopening of India's giant rail network following a nearly seven-week lockdown, in Ahmedabad, India, May 14. REUTERS/Amit Dave  
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Migrant workers hold a bedsheet to protect themselves from the sun as they walk towards their home state of Uttar Pradesh, during an extended nationwide lockdown, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, May 14. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis    

Migrant workers hold a bedsheet to protect themselves from the sun as they walk towards their home state of Uttar Pradesh, during an extended nationwide lockdown, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, May 14. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis    

Migrant workers hold a bedsheet to protect themselves from the sun as they walk towards their home state of Uttar Pradesh, during an extended nationwide lockdown, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, May 14. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis    
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Migrant workers and their families waiting for transport to reach to a railway station to board trains in Ahmedabad, India, May 15. Impoverished, starving, and exhausted-millions of India's anguished migrant workers are struggling to return home amid the lockdown.  

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Migrant workers and their families waiting for transport to reach to a railway station to board trains in Ahmedabad, India, May 15. Impoverished, starving, and exhausted-millions of India's anguished migrant workers are struggling to return home amid...more

Migrant workers and their families waiting for transport to reach to a railway station to board trains in Ahmedabad, India, May 15. Impoverished, starving, and exhausted-millions of India's anguished migrant workers are struggling to return home amid the lockdown. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A migrant worker has his temperature taken as he waits in line for transport to reach to a railway station to board a train to his home state of northern Uttar Pradesh, in Ahmedabad, India, May 15.    REUTERS/Amit Dave

A migrant worker has his temperature taken as he waits in line for transport to reach to a railway station to board a train to his home state of northern Uttar Pradesh, in Ahmedabad, India, May 15. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A migrant worker has his temperature taken as he waits in line for transport to reach to a railway station to board a train to his home state of northern Uttar Pradesh, in Ahmedabad, India, May 15. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Migrant workers rush with their luggage to board a Tempo which will get them across the border to their home state of Uttar Pradesh, in New Delhi, India, May 15.  
 REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Migrant workers rush with their luggage to board a Tempo which will get them across the border to their home state of Uttar Pradesh, in New Delhi, India, May 15. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Migrant workers rush with their luggage to board a Tempo which will get them across the border to their home state of Uttar Pradesh, in New Delhi, India, May 15. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Migrant workers and their families wait for transport to reach to a railway station to board trains to their home state of eastern Bihar, in Ahmedabad, India, May 15.  
 REUTERS/Amit Dave

Migrant workers and their families wait for transport to reach to a railway station to board trains to their home state of eastern Bihar, in Ahmedabad, India, May 15. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Migrant workers and their families wait for transport to reach to a railway station to board trains to their home state of eastern Bihar, in Ahmedabad, India, May 15. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A child of a migrant worker drinks water as his mother holds him while waiting in line for transport to reach a railway station to board a train to their home state of northern Uttar Pradesh, in Ahmedabad, India, May 15.  REUTERS/Amit Dave  

A child of a migrant worker drinks water as his mother holds him while waiting in line for transport to reach a railway station to board a train to their home state of northern Uttar Pradesh, in Ahmedabad, India, May 15. REUTERS/Amit Dave  

A child of a migrant worker drinks water as his mother holds him while waiting in line for transport to reach a railway station to board a train to their home state of northern Uttar Pradesh, in Ahmedabad, India, May 15. REUTERS/Amit Dave  
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A migrant worker carries his child, as they wait to cross the border to their home state of Uttar Pradesh, in New Delhi, India, May 15. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A migrant worker carries his child, as they wait to cross the border to their home state of Uttar Pradesh, in New Delhi, India, May 15. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A migrant worker carries his child, as they wait to cross the border to their home state of Uttar Pradesh, in New Delhi, India, May 15. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Migrant workers, who were stranded in the western state of Rajasthan due to the lockdown, look out from a train upon their arrival in their home state of eastern West Bengal, on the outskirts of Kolkata, May 5.  
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Migrant workers, who were stranded in the western state of Rajasthan due to the lockdown, look out from a train upon their arrival in their home state of eastern West Bengal, on the outskirts of Kolkata, May 5. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri  

Migrant workers, who were stranded in the western state of Rajasthan due to the lockdown, look out from a train upon their arrival in their home state of eastern West Bengal, on the outskirts of Kolkata, May 5. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri  
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A migrant woman cries as her and others were stopped from crossing the border, in New Delhi, India, May 15.   
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A migrant woman cries as her and others were stopped from crossing the border, in New Delhi, India, May 15. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis  

A migrant woman cries as her and others were stopped from crossing the border, in New Delhi, India, May 15. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis  
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The wife of a migrant worker cries as she talks to a relative on a mobile phone after police stopped them at a checkpoint while they were walking on a highway to return to their home state in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, May 13.  REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

The wife of a migrant worker cries as she talks to a relative on a mobile phone after police stopped them at a checkpoint while they were walking on a highway to return to their home state in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, on the outskirts of...more

The wife of a migrant worker cries as she talks to a relative on a mobile phone after police stopped them at a checkpoint while they were walking on a highway to return to their home state in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, May 13. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A migrant worker carries her child, as they make their way across the border to their home state of Uttar Pradesh, in New Delhi, India, May 15.   REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A migrant worker carries her child, as they make their way across the border to their home state of Uttar Pradesh, in New Delhi, India, May 15. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A migrant worker carries her child, as they make their way across the border to their home state of Uttar Pradesh, in New Delhi, India, May 15. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Migrant workers walk along a railway track to return to their home state of eastern West Bengal, in Ahmedabad, India, May 11.   REUTERS/Amit Dave

Migrant workers walk along a railway track to return to their home state of eastern West Bengal, in Ahmedabad, India, May 11. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Migrant workers walk along a railway track to return to their home state of eastern West Bengal, in Ahmedabad, India, May 11. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Migrants rush to get inside a Tempo that will drive them across the border, in New Delhi, India, May 15.  
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Migrants rush to get inside a Tempo that will drive them across the border, in New Delhi, India, May 15. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Migrants rush to get inside a Tempo that will drive them across the border, in New Delhi, India, May 15. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Migrant workers carrying their belongings walk along a railway track to return to their home state of eastern Bihar, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, May 13.  
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Migrant workers carrying their belongings walk along a railway track to return to their home state of eastern Bihar, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, May 13. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi  

Migrant workers carrying their belongings walk along a railway track to return to their home state of eastern Bihar, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, May 13. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi  
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