Migrants flash victory sign and thumb-up after arriving at the border station between Hegyeshalom, Hungary, and Nickelsdorf, Austria, Saturday morning Sept. 5, 2015, as hundreds of migrants came from Budapest as Austria in the early-morning hours said it and Germany would let them in. (AP Photo/Christian Bruna)
Exhaustion, elation as 5,000 migrants reach Austria, Germany
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Thousands of exhausted, elated people fleeing their Arab and Asian homelands reached their dream destinations of Germany and Austria on Saturday, completing epic journeys by boat, bus, train and foot to escape war and poverty.READ MORE
Before dawn, they clambered off a fleet of Hungarian buses at the Austrian border to find a warm welcome from charity workers offering beds and hot tea. Within a few more hours of rapid-fire aid, many found themselves whisked by train to the Austrian capital, Vienna, and the southern German city of Munich.