Every day was a fight for survival in Aleppo. After four years of war, the battle represented one of the longest sieges in modern warfare. A cruel and protracted stalemate, where the civilian population was squeezed between shells.
Riding the Beast
The Mexican cargo trains are a free ride to their American Dream. Tens of thousands of illegal migrants from Central America who each year board the Train of Death, also known as The Beast – a slow freight ride at irregular hours that is part of a long, risky journey to a possible escape from poverty.
Over one million refugees entered Europe in 2015, the vast majority arriving by sea. Many landing in Greece wanted to move on, through the Balkan countries, to enter the Schengen Area of the European Union.