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    Migrants on U.S. Border Share Journey in Self-Portraits

    The Times photographer Adam Ferguson worked with migrants in Mexico who planned to cross the border into the United States to create a series of self-portraits.

    On Mexico’s Border With U.S.,Desperation as Migrant Traffic Piles Up

    Mexico is struggling to deal with a new wave of migrants expelled from the U.S. while even more come north hoping to cross. Shelters that were empty four months ago are now having to turn many away.

    In Sudan Border Town, Desperate Ethiopians Find ‘Second Mother Country’

    Tens of thousands of Christian refugees, fleeing the violence in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, have been given a warm welcome by the residents of a sleepy Sudanese town: “We are brothers.”

    E.U. Border Agency Pulls Out of Hungary Over Rights Abuses

    The decision by Frontex comes after Hungary disregarded a ruling by the E.U.’s top court that the way the country handles asylum seekers violated the bloc’s law.

    Vulnerable Border Community Battles Virus on ‘A Straight Up Trajectory’

    In the Rio Grande Valley, poverty and chronic illness are aggravating the coronavirus outbreak. Ambulances stack up outside emergency rooms, where patients wait for beds.
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