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Destination Europe: Macedonia part 4/5

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Thousands wait at Gevgelija station for trains to cross Macedonia.
Thousands wait at Gevgelija station for trains to cross Macedonia. Andrew Connelly

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia does not make international headlines very often. For a few days in August it did. Macedonia's location on the route that migrants and refugees take from Turkey to western Europe has meant that in recent weeks it has seen a surge in people crossing its territory. In response, the Macedonian government briefly closed its southern border with Greece and called in the army to manage the situation. Andrew Connelly was there and reports in the fourth of our five part series.

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