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Tunisian migrants aboard a boat intercepted off Lampedusa enter the island's port | Photo: ANSA/Elio Desiderio
Hungary's controversial transit zones along the Serbian border are policed by military units | COPYRIGHT: picture-alliance/Photoshot/A. Volgyi
The first of five so-called hotspots opened on Lesbos Island in Greece in 2015. The Citizenship Identification Centers were intended to screen and register all incoming migrants | Photo: picture alliance/NurPhoto/M. Gael
From file: Police officers, two Slovenians and one Italian, are on duty patrolling the border in November 2019 | Photo: Dana Alboz/InfoMigrants
A border point between Slovenia and Italy in Lipica, Slovenia | Photo: EPA/Igor Kupljenik
Migrants in Greece | Photo: DW/F. Schmitz
Some tents set up on the outskirts of Trieste for quarantining migrants who arrive in the province | Photo: ANSA/ALICE RITA FUMIS
The muddy Hari Rud river, at the border between Iran and Afghanistan, winds through rocky hills brushed with spring green in Gulran District, Herat Province, Herat Afghanistan | Photo: Imago Images
Some of the Tunisians trying to cross the border were stranded for weeks | Photo: picture-alliance/ZumaPress
Border crossing Hungary, Serbia Hungarian police guard the closed "Horgos 2" border crossing into the Hungary, near Hungarian southern village of Roszke and Horgos, Serbia | Photo: AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic
Some border checks have been in place in Denmark since 2016 but the coronavirus pandemic imposed new restrictions on non-resident foreigners in the country | Photo: picture alliance/N. Hougaard
French police deployed at the border crossing of Ponte San Ludovico, between French city of Menton and the Italian city of Ventimiglia | Photo: ANSA/Luca Zennaro