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Hungary sees new migrant record: Over 3,200 migrants, many from Syria, arrive over 1 day

  • A refugee girl moves under barbed wire as she crosses from Serbia to Hungary, in Roszke, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Over 10,000 migrants, including many women with babies and small children, have crossed into Serbia over the past few days and headed toward Hungary. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

    A refugee girl moves under barbed wire as she crosses from Serbia to Hungary, in Roszke, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Over 10,000 migrants, including many women with babies and small children, have crossed into Serbia over the past few days and headed toward Hungary. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)  (The Associated Press)

  • Refugees walk through a field after crossing from Serbia to Hungary, in Roszke, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Over 10,000 migrants, including many women with babies and small children, have crossed into Serbia over the past few days and headed toward Hungary. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

    Refugees walk through a field after crossing from Serbia to Hungary, in Roszke, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Over 10,000 migrants, including many women with babies and small children, have crossed into Serbia over the past few days and headed toward Hungary. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)  (The Associated Press)

  • Refugees walk through a field after crossing from Serbia to Hungary, in Roszke, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Over 10,000 migrants, including many women with babies and small children, have crossed into Serbia over the past few days and headed toward Hungary. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

    Refugees walk through a field after crossing from Serbia to Hungary, in Roszke, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Over 10,000 migrants, including many women with babies and small children, have crossed into Serbia over the past few days and headed toward Hungary. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)  (The Associated Press)

Carrying babies, moving through cornfields and down train tracks, hiking across dirt roads and crawling under spools of razor wire, record numbers of migrants are arriving in Hungary across its southern border with Serbia.

Police said they detained 3,241 migrants on Wednesday, over 700 more than a day earlier and the highest number so far. Many are from Syria and want to reach richer EU countries to make an asylum claim.

Omar, a university student from Daraa, Syria, going to Germany because it was "a good country to live in," said it was hard to leave home but "we want to complete our life, we can't live like that."

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is joining Western Balkan leaders at a summit Thursday in Vienna focusing on migration and anti-extremism.