``For the newly arrived, relief is frequently replaced by frustration. With the vast majority determined to get to Germany before the winter sets in, few want to linger -- often electing to walk a distance longer than the Athens Marathon to get to Moria and off the island... In his office overlooking the port capital of Mytilini, the island's mayor, Spyros Galinos, fears that Europe is dragging its feet and that human tragedy will soon be stalking the shores of Lesbos. Already, he says, the waters have grown rougher, causing shipwrecks off the isle that have left 19 people dead in the past nine days.'' -- See also Balkan countries threaten to close borders if Germany does.

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