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Refugee camps and city walls show words of hope, anger

Messages of hope and despair are painted on walls across Europe as the refugee crisis continues to fester.

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Messages of hope and despair are painted on walls across Europe as the refugee crisis continues to fester. Here, a message on the road by the Moria refugee camp, on the Greek island of Lesvos. The camp burned down earlier this week.


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Anarchists express feelings of solidarity throughout Athens.

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A shipping container in Athens' port of Piraeus.

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A wall painting depicts the character Aladin wearing a Syrian flag armband.

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"No borders" is a popular anarchist graffiti theme in Greece.

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A cheery Kurdistan mascot is painted on the side of a plywood refugee shelter in Grande-Synthe, France.

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On a dumpster outside the "Jungle," near Calais, France: "Bring the love, stop the war. Merci," and "We just want to go in England please."

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A wall spray-painted in Athens.

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Anarchists' messages and symbols can be seen throughout Athens and its port, Piraeus.

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A message of love written on a section of the Berlin Wall, near a gallery of images from inside the Syria conflict.

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Inside the now-destroyed Moria camp on Lesvos.

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The Kurdistan red fox -- Vulpes vulpes kurdistanica -- painted alongside a cat inside the Grande-Synthe refugee camp in northern France.

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A motorcyclist on Lesvos heads to Moria.

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"No Nazis" -- a motto that appears often throughout the "Freiland" youth culture centre in Potsdam, near Berlin.

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Arabic graffiti in Grande-Synthe, France.

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The Statue of Liberty is a recurring theme in the Jungle refugee camp near Calais, France.

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The Emma Lazarus poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty: "Give me your tired, your poor / Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free / The wretched refuse of your teeming shore / Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me / I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

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The now abandoned camp at at Idomeni, near the Macedonian-Greek border.

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An Eko gas station in northern Greece.

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The same Eko station in northern Greece.

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Seen in Athens. Frontex is the European Union's border agency.

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Seen near Athens' port, Piraeus.

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Written on a shed in the Jungle: "Never forget your dreams."

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A refugee's home in Grande-Synthe, France, declares "Bad Boy" and "Money is Power."

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More anarchist graffiti in Athens.

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Anarchists don't mince words on this wall near Piraeus.

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Drawings on the wall by children inside the ASB Wilmersdorf camp in southwest Berlin.

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Communist Party of Greece graffiti along the road the island of Lesvos.

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