This file photo shows Danish police officers walking at the Danish-German border on January 9, 2016 in Krusaa, Denmark. / AFP / Scanpix Denmark / Claus Fisker
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Denmark will extend temporary controls at its border with Germany by 20 days to Feb. 3 because it wants to guard against potentially large numbers of migrants trying to enter the country, the Danish Immigration Ministry said Wednesday.EU member Denmark introduced a 10-day period of checks at its usually open border with Germany after neighboring Sweden did it first, causing a surge in the flow of migrants trying to enter Denmark.The number of asylum seekers in Denmark rose to more than 21,000 last year from around 14,800 in 2014 .
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