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Football fans show support for refugees during matches

The images showed supporters holding banners in which the slogan ‘Refugees Welcome’ could be seen

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Images of football supporters across Europe holding banners in support for refugees - who are arriving en masse on the continent's shores everyday - have gone viral on the internet.

The images showed supporters holding banners in which the slogan “Refugees welcome” could be read.

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They come at a time where the crisis around migrants is worsening, with about 350,000 people reaching the border of the European Union.

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Pressure for European leaders to take effective action rose sharply this week after pictures flashed around the world of the body of a Syrian Kurdish toddler washed up on a Turkish resort beach, personalizing the collective tragedy of the refugees.