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These Dramatic Pictures Capture The Caravan Of Migrants On Its Way To The US

A caravan of more than 7,200 migrants fleeing violence and poverty has crossed into Mexico on its way toward the United States.

Posted on October 22, 2018, at 2:45 p.m. ET

The caravan walks toward Tapachula from Ciudad Hidalgo on Oct. 21.
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The caravan walks toward Tapachula from Ciudad Hidalgo on Oct. 21.

On Sunday, more than 7,200 migrants pushed slowly into Mexico from Guatemala as they made their way toward the US in hopes of seeking asylum from gang violence and extreme poverty. The caravan of mostly Honduran migrants was met at Mexico’s southern border by riot police who deployed tear gas in response to clashes between the two groups.

On Monday, President Trump tweeted that the US will cut foreign aid to the countries from which these migrants are coming if they are “not able to do the job of stopping people from leaving their country.”

These pictures capture the caravan on its way to the US.

A Honduran migrant and her children after clashes at a border checkpoint to cross into Mexico, in Tecún Umán, Guatemala, on Oct. 19.
Ueslei Marcelino / Reuters

A Honduran migrant and her children after clashes at a border checkpoint to cross into Mexico, in Tecún Umán, Guatemala, on Oct. 19.

Members of the migrant caravan walk into the interior of Mexico after crossing the Guatemalan border Oct. 21.
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Members of the migrant caravan walk into the interior of Mexico after crossing the Guatemalan border Oct. 21.

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Volunteers serve food to Honduran migrants at a church near the border with Mexico, in Tecún Umán, Guatemala, on Oct. 19.
Ueslei Marcelino / Reuters

Volunteers serve food to Honduran migrants at a church near the border with Mexico, in Tecún Umán, Guatemala, on Oct. 19.

A pastor gives money to Honduran migrants outside a migrant shelter in Guatemala City, Guatemala, on Oct. 17.
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A pastor gives money to Honduran migrants outside a migrant shelter in Guatemala City, Guatemala, on Oct. 17.

Honduran migrants rest at a gas station in Zacapa, Guatemala, on Oct. 16.
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Honduran migrants rest at a gas station in Zacapa, Guatemala, on Oct. 16.

Fanny Jackeline, a 7-year-old girl from Honduras, holds her 2-month-old sister while resting in Tapachula, Mexico, on Oct. 21.
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Fanny Jackeline, a 7-year-old girl from Honduras, holds her 2-month-old sister while resting in Tapachula, Mexico, on Oct. 21.

Aerial view of the migrant caravan on the Guatemala–Mexico international border bridge in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on Oct. 20.
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Aerial view of the migrant caravan on the Guatemala–Mexico international border bridge in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on Oct. 20.

A pregnant woman waits to cross the border from Ciudad Tecún Umán, Guatemala, to Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on Oct. 22.
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A pregnant woman waits to cross the border from Ciudad Tecún Umán, Guatemala, to Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on Oct. 22.

A paramedic attends to a Honduran child at the main square in Tapachula, Mexico, on Oct. 21.
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A paramedic attends to a Honduran child at the main square in Tapachula, Mexico, on Oct. 21.

Migrants bound for the US–Mexico border wait on a bridge that stretches over the Suchiate River, connecting Guatemala and Mexico, on Oct. 19.
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Migrants bound for the US–Mexico border wait on a bridge that stretches over the Suchiate River, connecting Guatemala and Mexico, on Oct. 19.

A Honduran migrant hits the shield of a federal police officer in clashes at the Guatemalan checkpoint to enter Mexico on Oct. 19.
Ueslei Marcelino / Reuters

A Honduran migrant hits the shield of a federal police officer in clashes at the Guatemalan checkpoint to enter Mexico on Oct. 19.

A child takes cover as Mexican riot police clash with the migrant caravan on the border of Mexico and Guatemala on Oct. 19.
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A child takes cover as Mexican riot police clash with the migrant caravan on the border of Mexico and Guatemala on Oct. 19.

A Honduran migrant protects his child after fellow migrants stormed a border checkpoint on Oct. 19.
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A Honduran migrant protects his child after fellow migrants stormed a border checkpoint on Oct. 19.

A Honduran migrant after clashes with police at a border checkpoint on Oct. 19.
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A Honduran migrant after clashes with police at a border checkpoint on Oct. 19.

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A migrant attempts to repel with a child down a bridge that connects Mexico and Guatemala to avoid the border checkpoint on Oct. 20.
Edgard Garrido / Reuters

A migrant attempts to repel with a child down a bridge that connects Mexico and Guatemala to avoid the border checkpoint on Oct. 20.

A migrant is carried after she fainted while waiting to apply for asylum in Mexico at a checkpoint in Ciudad Hidalgo on Oct. 20.
Ueslei Marcelino / Reuters

A migrant is carried after she fainted while waiting to apply for asylum in Mexico at a checkpoint in Ciudad Hidalgo on Oct. 20.

Honduran migrants gather at the Guatemalan border to cross into Mexico on Oct. 19.
Ueslei Marcelino / Reuters

Honduran migrants gather at the Guatemalan border to cross into Mexico on Oct. 19.

A Honduran’s blistered feet in Ocotepeque, Honduras, on Oct. 14.
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A Honduran’s blistered feet in Ocotepeque, Honduras, on Oct. 14.


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