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A Syrian child receives medical check up at one of the recently opened refugee camp sheltered in an old school in the outskirts of the capital Sofia, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. The impoverished Balkan state has seen a considerable refugee influx over the past months, with authorities saying the number of asylum seekers in the country may reach up to 20 000 by the end of the year. Fears are growing that with deteriorating living conditions of the refugees the situation could soon turn into a humanitarian crisis. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)