People arrive at the Western railway station in Vienna, Austria Sept. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Hans Punz)
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Now Khalil, a tall, handsome English teacher, Maha, 3-year-old Helan and baby Nour, are huddled on the platform in Vienna.The family is among hundreds of migrants who were allowed onto trains in Budapest Monday to cross into Austria, and then Germany.Khalil and Maha's goal is to make it to Hamburg in northern Germany, and then maybe on to Denmark, where Khalil's sister lives.Maha says the boat was meant to carry four people, but the smuggler packed the entire family and seven others on board.There are dozens of Syrians on the train.Khalil and Maha are Kurds and proud of their heritage. Khalil takes pride in how the Kurds fought back ISIS militants there. Two hours later, close to midnight, the train crosses the border into Germany, stopping in Passau. Two German women, carrying state-of-the-art sport bikes, enter and shriek when they see Maha, breastfeeding Nour beneath two empty bike racks.
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