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Thousands of people in countries across Europe and around the globe marched on Saturday in solidarity with the refugees who have been caught up in one of the worst humanitarian crises in living memory.

In Britain, Spain, Australia and several other European nations, marchers expressed their support for the refugees and urged their governments to treat them humanely and open their borders to them.

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Below, see some of the images from the marches.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 12:  People take part in the European Wide Day of Action to Welcome Refugees  on September 12, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced an additional 12,000 places for Syrian refugees on September 9, 2015. The extra permanent resettlement places will almost double this year's refugee intake, however protesters are calling on further allowances from the Federal Government in addition to the closure of offshore processing centres in Nauru.  (Photo by Luis Ascui/Getty Images)
In Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Luis Ascui/Getty Images)
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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 12:  People take part in the European Wide Day of Action to Welcome Refugees  on September 12, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced an additional 12,000 places for Syrian refugees on September 9, 2015. The extra permanent resettlement places will almost double this year's refugee intake, however protesters are calling on further allowances from the Federal Government in addition to the closure of offshore processing centres in Nauru.  (Photo by Luis Ascui/Getty Images)
Melbourne. (Photo by Luis Ascui/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12:  Demonstrators march through Westminster on September 12, 2015 in London, England. The demonstrators are calling on David Cameron to accept more refugees already in Europe. Earlier in the week he announced the UK would take up to 20,000 Syrians, directly from refugee camps on the borders of Syria, over the next four years.  (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)
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MADRID, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 12:  Protesters shout slogans as one (C) holds a placard reading 'Welcome refugees' during a demonstration to show solidarity and support for refugees on September 12, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. Several cities across Spain have called for demonstrations under the slogan 'Welcome refugees. For a more responsible European policy'. Europe is facing the region's largest crisis of migrants and refugees since World War II. Spain would have to take nearly 15,000 refugees under a new European Union plan to relocate 120,000 refugees. Many Spanish cities and citizens took the lead on offering their support to refugees.  (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
Madrid. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12:  Demonstrators march through Westminster on September 12, 2015 in London, England. The demonstrators are calling on David Cameron to accept more refugees already in Europe. Earlier in the week he announced the UK would take up to 20,000 Syrians, directly from refugee camps on the borders of Syria, over the next four years.  (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)
London. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12:  Demonstrators march through Westminster on September 12, 2015 in London, England. The demonstrators are calling on David Cameron to accept more refugees already in Europe. Earlier in the week he announced the UK would take up to 20,000 Syrians, directly from refugee camps on the borders of Syria, over the next four years.  (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)
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MADRID, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 12:  Protesters shout slogans as they hold placards reading 'Open the borders' (R) and 'Stop wars, not refugees!' (C) during a demonstration to show solidarity and support for refugees on September 12, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. Several cities across Spain have called for demonstrations under the slogan 'Welcome refugees. For a more responsible European policy'. Europe is facing the region's largest crisis of migrants and refugees since World War II. Spain would have to take nearly 15,000 refugees under a new European Union plan to relocate 120,000 refugees. Many Spanish cities and citizens took the lead on offering their support to refugees.  (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
Madrid. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
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