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Migrant tent city springs up at Greek border

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Relief agencies have set up a tent city at Greece's border with Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to cope with the growing number of migrants and refugees trying to reach central Europe.

The facilities, being set up over the past week, reached a capacity of 1,000 Wednesday outside the Greek border town of Idomeni, one of the busiest bottlenecks in the country.

Police said about 4,500 people had arrived at Idomeni in the past 24 hours, most by bus from Athens.

The uneven arrival of refugees – most fleeing Syria's civil war – has forced many to spend the night at the border. [AP]