A photo taken from the Macedonian side of the border shows a woman holding her child next to a placard reading "open the borders! no return", as migrants from Afghanistan protest behind a fence and barbed wire at the Greek-Macedonian border, near Gevgelija, on February 23, 2016, against Macedonia's refusal to allow Afghans to pass the border. 
Greece said on February 22 that it was taking action to persuade Macedonia to take in Afghan migrants as thousands remained stranded at the border and the main port in Athens. About 5,000 refugees and migrants are stuck at the border with Macedonia after the neighbouring non-EU state on February 21 refused to allow passage to Afghans, police said.  / AFP / Robert ATANASOVSKI        (Photo credit should read ROBERT ATANASOVSKI/AFP/Getty Images)