Members of the "Red Nose Clown doctors" perform for migrants at the Main Train Station in Vienna, Austria on October 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK DOMINGO
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It's miserable and raining outside as a few hundred tired migrants mill around a damp underpass at Vienna's main train station waiting to continue their long journey to northern Europe.Suddenly, a man wearing a red nose, tartan plus-fours and a brown leather aviator's cap enters, leading a noisy procession of three clowns – all with a silly but also serious mission.Afterward they are led away, giggling, to a special play room where they can draw, paint and interact with the clowns.The project came from Red Nose Clowndoctors, a charity sending clowns into Austrian hospitals to cheer up patients since 1994 and now active in 10 countries."Train of Hope," for example, a private initiative coordinating the volunteer effort, has 3,500 helpers who have put in a total of 300,000 man-hours in the past five weeks, its spokesman Benjamin Fritz told AFP on a tour.
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