Refugees from Afghanistan protest against the closure of the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, northern Greece, on February 22, 2016. AFP / SAKIS MITROLIDIS
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Thousands of migrants were stranded in northern Greece Monday after neighboring Macedonia demanded additional identification from people seeking to cross the border and head to Western Europe, witnesses said. European leaders are concerned that migrants passing through austerity-hit Greece to more prosperous countries could end up stranded if Greece's northern neighbors tighten border controls.Greek officials say the flow of people across the border slowed after Macedonia demanded additional identification from people seeking passage.
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