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Remnants of life: Photos from the Syrian refugee path
A doll, a USB cable, a teddy bear, and a flip-flop with the coveted destination's name and colors ("Germany"). Photographer Christopher Furlong turned them all into a people-free, but very human album.

As migrants and refugees from the Mideast continue to stream into and across Europe by the thousands every day, and countries debate how to handle the crisis, individual stories inevitably get swallowed up into the chaos.

 

 

The following gallery of photographs by Christopher Furlong documents objects left behind by these people on their arduous journey, providing a tiny glimpse of their humanity beyond images of huge crowds.

 

 

A flip-flop that represents the dream - reaching Germany, but was left in Hungary. (Photo: Getty Images)
A flip-flop that represents the dream - reaching Germany, but was left in Hungary. (Photo: Getty Images)

 

This was someone's home, even if just temporarily. A tent blowing in the wind. (Photo: Getty Images)
This was someone's home, even if just temporarily. A tent blowing in the wind. (Photo: Getty Images)

 

 

Abandoned glasses at a refugee camp in Hungary. (Photo: Getty Images)
Abandoned glasses at a refugee camp in Hungary. (Photo: Getty Images)

 

 

Someone's stuffed best friend had to be abandoned. (Photo: Getty Images)
Someone's stuffed best friend had to be abandoned. (Photo: Getty Images)

 

 

A baseball cap with Greek writing. Many refugees pass through Greece on their way to the northwestern parts of Europe. (Photo: Getty Images)
A baseball cap with Greek writing. Many refugees pass through Greece on their way to the northwestern parts of Europe. (Photo: Getty Images)

 

 

A USB cable and some medicine. Even when wandering, refugees try to charge their phones and stay connected as much as possible. (Photo: Getty Images)
A USB cable and some medicine. Even when wandering, refugees try to charge their phones and stay connected as much as possible. (Photo: Getty Images)

 

 

(Photo: Getty Images)
(Photo: Getty Images)

 

 

Turkish currency, left behind for lack of use inside Europe. (Photo: Getty Images)
Turkish currency, left behind for lack of use inside Europe. (Photo: Getty Images)

 

 

The remains of a SIM card. (Photo: Getty Images)
The remains of a SIM card. (Photo: Getty Images)

 

 

Rocks left on the train tracks, perhaps as a game, perhaps out of boredom. (Photo: Getty Images)
Rocks left on the train tracks, perhaps as a game, perhaps out of boredom. (Photo: Getty Images)

 

 

A toy plane and canned goods. (Photo: Getty Images)
A toy plane and canned goods. (Photo: Getty Images)
 

 

 

An Immigrant's papers, left behind. In certain cases, it's better to be without them. (Photo: Getty Images)
An Immigrant's papers, left behind. In certain cases, it's better to be without them. (Photo: Getty Images)

 

 

A UN refugee agency blanket. (Photo: Getty Images)
A UN refugee agency blanket. (Photo: Getty Images)

 

 

 

 

 

 


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