Refugee women queue for goods at the makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, on April 14, 2016. AFP / DANIEL MIHAILESCU
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The so-called "painter of Idomeni," a Syrian refugee and graduate of Damascus School of Fine Arts who fled war-torn Palmyra, Sunday saw two of his paintings auctioned off in Greece.The two paintings raised 270 euros and more are in the pipeline.Khatib turned to his art while camped out at Idomeni on the border of Greece and Macedonia with his wife and four kids earlier this year.The normally sleepy Greek railway post became a sprawling tent city after Macedonia closed its border to thousands of migrants preventing them from continuing their journey to other European countries.
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