From the windows of trains in Europe, refugees peer out towards new lives

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Tired, weary, and seeking a new life, hundreds of thousands of refugees, many from Syria, have fled their home countries, crossing the borders of nations including Serbia, Hungary and Austria to find safe havens in Europe. The heartbreaking photographs that have flooded out of the European Union in the past month have amplified the urgency surrounding Europe’s refugee crisis, and what German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called “probably the biggest challenge” in the history of the 28-nation bloc.

Among the photos that have emerged is a thread of images that show refugees staring out, reaching from, and leaning on the windows of buses and trains. The faces of children, women and men are etched with worry and uncertainty for what their future holds.

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