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In pictures: Evander Holyfield meets refugees

Updated 8:40 AM ET, Mon December 16, 2013
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Evander Holyfield and Yank Barry were surrounded by hundreds of refugees angry at conditions in the Harmanli camp, near Bulgaria's border with Turkey. Bharati Naik/CNN
The former heavyweight world champion has teamed up with the colorful Canadian businessman and philanthropist to help Syrian refugees in Bulgaria. Bharati Naik/CNN
More than 100 people try slip into Bulgaria every day, border police say; most are the fleeing the fighting in Syria. They pay smugglers as much as $1,500 to take them. Bharati Naik/CNN
Two brothers, Mohammed and Noor, were separated during the war, but have been reunited in Bulgaria, after nearly a year. Bharati Naik/CNN
The U.N. estimates about 5,000 Syrians have asked for asylum in Bulgaria. Bharati Naik/CNN
About 1,200 mostly Syrians live cramped inside containers and tents at the Harmanli camp near Bulgaria's border with Turkey. Bharati Naik/CNN
The UNHCR says it is trying to get more help for Bulgaria from the European Union. Bharati Naik/CNN
Syrians are increasingly seeking refuge in Europe. They arrive in the south, but most try to apply for asylum in the richer north - if they can reach it. Bharati Naik/CNN
The UNHCR says it is trying to get more help for Bulgaria from the European Union. Bharati Naik/CNN