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Aug 6, 2015

Waiting in Calais

Waiting in Calais

Thousands of migrants camp in shanties around the French port town, repeatedly trying to board trucks and trains traveling through the Chunnel in search of a better life.

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Lorries and cars queue on A16 motorway close to the Channel Tunnel terminal access in Calais, northern France PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

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Migrants leave the road as French police secure the area as lorries queue in Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

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Migrants make their way across a fence near train tracks as they attempt to access the Channel Tunnel in Frethun, near Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

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A migrant crawls through a hole in a fence near near train tracks as he attempts to access the Channel Tunnel in Frethun, near Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

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A glove left by a migrant is seen on razor-wire near train tracks which lead to the Channel Tunnel in Frethun, near Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

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Migrants make their way along train tracks as they attempt to access the Channel Tunnel in Frethun, near Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

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A lorry drives past a field with tents and makeshift shelters where migrants and asylum seekers stay in Calais, northern France PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

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Migrants walk past the barbed wire fenceon the main access route to the Ferry harbour Terminal in Calais, northern France PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

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Migrants make their way along train tracks as they attempt to access the Channel Tunnel in Frethun, near Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

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French gendarmes chase migrants near a closed petrol station who gather as they attempt to access the Channel Tunnel in Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

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Migrants make their way along train tracks as they attempt to access the Channel Tunnel in Frethun, near Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

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A migrant from Rwanda, who gave his name as Alex, aged 35 and is the father of two children, stands on an overpass as he watches a train pass on tracks below in Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

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Migrants are seen in silhouette as they stand on a rise near a fence as they gather near the Channel Tunnel in Frethun, near Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

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Migrants sit to block the road near a sign marked "France" in Coquelles, near Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

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An Ertirean migrant sits in his makeshift shelter in "The New Jungle" near Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

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Veronique gives a special French course to help migrants obtain asylum, at a makeshift school in "The New Jungle" near Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

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An Afghan migrant repairs his bicycle at a workshop in "The New Jungle" near Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

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Christian migrants from Eritrea and Ethiopia arrive for Sunday mass at a makeshift church in "The New Jungle" near Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

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Migrants who were blocking the Eurotunnel ramp for trucks in early morning are pushed back by policemen at Coquelles near Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

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French riot policemen cross the Eurotunnel ramp for trucks after they pushed back migrants who were blocking the road early in the morning, at Coquelles near Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

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Migrants make their way along train tracks as they attempt to access the Channel Tunnel in Frethun, near Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

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French riot policemen detain a migrant near a fence as he attempts to access the Channel Tunnel in Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

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Migrants wait near a fence with razor barbs as an Eurotunnel freight shuttle goes to England by Channel Tunnel in Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

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Migrants walk close to a Eurotunnel fence, as police arrive in a van, during an attempt to access the Channel Tunnel in Frethun, near Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

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Migrants make their way along train tracks as they attempt to access the Channel Tunnel in Frethun, near Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

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French police intercept migrants who gather on a road near the Channel Tunnel access in Frethun, near Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

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French police intercept migrants who gather on a road near the Channel Tunnel access in Frethun, near Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

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Migrants walk in single file along the train tracks near the Channel Tunnel access in Frethun, near Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

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French police escort migrants they intercepted who gather on a road near the Channel Tunnel access in Frethun, near Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

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Migrants walk along train tracks near the Channel Tunnel access in Frethun, near Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

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French police intercept migrants who gather on a road near the Channel Tunnel access in Frethun, near Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

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French police intercept migrants who gather on a road near the Channel Tunnel access in Frethun, near Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

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Christian migrants from Eritrea and Ethiopia attend the Sunday mass at the makeshift church in "The New Jungle" near Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

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Oussam attends a French course to help migrants obtain asylum at a school of "The New Jungle" near Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

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An aerial view shows a field named "new jungle" with tents and makeshift shelters where migrants and asylum seekers stay in Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

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Migrants transport firewood in a shopping cart in "The New Jungle" near Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

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Migrants from Afghanistan use a mobile phone next to a newly erected security fence near to "The New Jungle" camp in Calais PETER NICHOLLS/REUTERS

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A migrant from Sudan is shaved by a friend at "The New Jungle" camp in Calais PETER NICHOLLS/REUTERS

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An injured migrant sits with crutches at "The New Jungle" camp in Calais PETER NICHOLLS/REUTERS

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A migrant walks toward "The New Jungle" camp in Calais PETER NICHOLLS/REUTERS

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A migrant from Eritrea builds a shelter with wood and plastic sheets at "The New Jungle" camp in Calais PETER NICHOLLS/REUTERS

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A migrant from Sudan prepares food in his tent at "The New Jungle" camp in Calais PETER NICHOLLS/REUTERS

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Migrants from Afghanistan charge their mobile phones, powered by a generator, at "The New Jungle" camp in Calais PETER NICHOLLS/REUTERS

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African migrants carry their possessions as they walk away from "The New Jungle" camp in Calais PETER NICHOLLS/REUTERS

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A migrant from Afghanistan is shaved by a friend at "The New Jungle" camp in Calais PETER NICHOLLS/REUTERS

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A migrant from Africa rests next to a makeshift shelter at "The New Jungle" camp in Calais PETER NICHOLLS/REUTERS

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Migrants from Afghanistan charge their mobile phones, powered by a generator, at "The New Jungle" camp in Calais PETER NICHOLLS/REUTERS

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Migrants run after crossing a fence as they attempt to access the Channel Tunnel in Frethun, near Calais JUAN MEDINA/REUTERS

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Migrants walk after crossing a fence as they attempt to access the Channel Tunnel in Frethun, near Calais JUAN MEDINA/REUTERS

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Migrants walk after crossing a fence as they attempt to access the Channel Tunnel in Frethun, near Calais JUAN MEDINA/REUTERS

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Migrants gather under trees and light a fire to keep warm, near to the Eurotunnel site in Calais PETER NICHOLLS/REUTERS

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Migrants sit by a roadside as darkness falls, near to the Eurotunnel site in Calais PETER NICHOLLS/REUTERS

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A migrant sits under trees near to the Eurotunnel site in Calais PETER NICHOLLS/REUTERS

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Migrants gather under trees and light a fire to keep warm, near to the Eurotunnel site in Calais PETER NICHOLLS/REUTERS

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