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A woman and child in Bujanovac pass by a tourist agency’s advertisement for travel to Western destinations. Asylum seekers in Western Europe have increased tenfold since 2009, when visa-free travel from the Balkans was approved. Many EU officials consider the asylum requests a form of fraud in which the asylum seekers travel to an EU country, knowing their request will be denied, in order to receive benefits while there. (Associated Press)

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