Germany, Austria open their borders for migrants

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Well-wishers applaud and hold up signs welcoming migrants as Syrian families disembark a train that departed from Budapest's Keleti station to the airport in Frankfurt, Germany. The asylum seekers met with unexpected hospitality with boxes of supplies, and even candies and toys for children. (Reuters Photo)

Well-wishers applaud and hold up signs welcoming migrants as Syrian families disembark a train that departed from Budapest's Keleti station to the airport in Frankfurt, Germany. The asylum seekers met with unexpected hospitality with boxes of supplies, and even candies and toys for children. (Reuters Photo)

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People surround hundreds of bags containing food as they wait for the arrival of a special train from Austria transporting hundreds of migrants at the main train station in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. Germany expected up to 7,000 migrants who have been stuck in Hungary to cross into the country via Austria on Saturday. (AFP Photo)

People surround hundreds of bags containing food as they wait for the arrival of a special train from Austria transporting hundreds of migrants at the main train station in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. Germany expected up to 7,000 migrants who have been stuck in Hungary to cross into the country via Austria on Saturday. (AFP Photo)

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A migrant boy smiles between others at the railway station in Saalfeld, eastern Germany, after their arrival in a special train from Austria. (AFP Photo)

A migrant boy smiles between others at the railway station in Saalfeld, eastern Germany, after their arrival in a special train from Austria. (AFP Photo)

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People arrange dozens of fruits as they wait for the arrival hundreds of migrants at the main train station in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. (AFP Photo)

People arrange dozens of fruits as they wait for the arrival hundreds of migrants at the main train station in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. (AFP Photo)

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Two Syrian children laugh as they cuddle a stuffed toy given by well-wishers after they arrived in a train from Budapest's Keleti station at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany. Thousands of migrants were bussed to the Hungarian border by a right-wing government that had tried to stop them but was overwhelmed by the sheer numbers reaching Europe's frontiers. (Reuters Photo)

Two Syrian children laugh as they cuddle a stuffed toy given by well-wishers after they arrived in a train from Budapest's Keleti station at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany. Thousands of migrants were bussed to the Hungarian border by a right-wing government that had tried to stop them but was overwhelmed by the sheer numbers reaching Europe's frontiers. (Reuters Photo)

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Well-wishers offer warm clothing to Syrians after they arrived on a train from Budapest to Frankfurt. More than 7,000 migrants were taken in by Germany and Austria after the immigration-aversive Hungarian government denied asylum without proper documentation, blocking them in the Keleti train station for several days. (Reuters Photo)

Well-wishers offer warm clothing to Syrians after they arrived on a train from Budapest to Frankfurt. More than 7,000 migrants were taken in by Germany and Austria after the immigration-aversive Hungarian government denied asylum without proper documentation, blocking them in the Keleti train station for several days. (Reuters Photo)

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Mehiar, an 11-year-old Kurdish boy from Kobani, makes soap bubbles aboard a train from Hegyeshalom, at the railway station in Vienna, Austria. Austria and Germany threw open their borders to thousands of exhausted migrants on Saturday. (Reuters Photo)

Mehiar, an 11-year-old Kurdish boy from Kobani, makes soap bubbles aboard a train from Hegyeshalom, at the railway station in Vienna, Austria. Austria and Germany threw open their borders to thousands of exhausted migrants on Saturday. (Reuters Photo)

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Migrants rest on a train to Vienna as they leave from Nickelsdorf. Thousands of migrants streamed into Austria on Saturday, desperate to travel on to Germany after days of ugly standoffs with authorities in Budapest's train station that made headlines worldwide. (AFP Photo)

Migrants rest on a train to Vienna as they leave from Nickelsdorf. Thousands of migrants streamed into Austria on Saturday, desperate to travel on to Germany after days of ugly standoffs with authorities in Budapest's train station that made headlines worldwide. (AFP Photo)

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