Colombians take all they can as Venezuela deports them

Colombians carrying their possessions on their backs waded across a knee-deep river back into their homeland.

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    People carry their belongings across the Tachira River from San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela, toward Colombia, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro vowed to extend a crackdown on illegal migrants from neighboring Colombia he blames for rampant crime and widespread shortages, while authorities across the border struggled to attend returning deportees. (AP Photo/Eliecer Mantilla)
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    Colombians are deported from Venezuela as they're escorted by a Bolivarian national soldier, behind, in San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro vowed to extend a crackdown on illegal migrants from neighboring Colombia he blames for rampant crime and widespread shortages, while authorities across the border struggled to attend returning deportees. (AP Photo/Eliecer Mantilla)
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    Colombians line up on the bank of Tachira River, near San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela, as they carry their belongings toward Colombia's community of La Parada, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro vowed to extend a crackdown on illegal migrants from neighboring Colombia he blames for rampant crime and widespread shortages, while authorities across the border struggled to attend returning deportees. (AP Photo/Efrain Patino)
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    People cross the Tachira River from Venezuela, behind, to Colombia, on the border that separates San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela, from Villa del Rosario, Colombia, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, during a mass exodus of Colombians. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro vowed to extend a crackdown on illegal migrants from neighboring Colombia he blames for rampant crime and widespread shortages, while authorities across the border struggled to attend to droves of returning deportees. (AP Photo/Eliecer Mantilla)
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    Colombian police help carry people's household belongings across the Tachira River from Venezuela, top, to Colombia, on the border that separates San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela from Villa del Rosario, Colombia, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, during a mass exodus of Colombians. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro vowed to extend a crackdown on illegal migrants from neighboring Colombia he blames for rampant crime and widespread shortages, while authorities across the border struggled to attend to droves of returning deportees. (AP Photo/Eliecer Mantilla)
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    Deported Colombians prepare to board a bus that will take them to the border with Colombia, from San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has vowed to extend a crackdown on illegal migrants living along the border. The number deported in recent days is now more than half the people expelled last year from Venezuela, according to Colombian statistics, and has overwhelmed a government-built shelter in the border city of Cucuta designed to provide assistance to returning nationals. (AP Photo/Eliecer Mantilla)
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    People carry their household belongings across the Tachira River from Venezuela, foreground, to Colombia, near San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, during a mass exodus of Colombians living on the Venezuelan side of the border. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro vowed to extend a crackdown on illegal migrants from neighboring Colombia he blames for rampant crime and widespread shortages, while authorities across the border struggled to attend to droves of returning deportees. (AP Photo/Eliecer Mantilla)
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    A Colombian man carries live fowl across the Tachira River toward Colombia's community of La Parada, across the border with San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro vowed to extend a crackdown on illegal migrants from neighboring Colombia he blames for rampant crime and widespread shortages, while authorities across the border struggled to attend returning deportees. (AP Photo/Efrain Patino)
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    Colombian police stand in the Tachira River to help people carrying their household belongings from Venezuela, top, to Colombia, on the border that separates San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela from Villa del Rosario, Colombia, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, during a mass exodus of Colombians. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro vowed to extend a crackdown on illegal migrants from neighboring Colombia he blames for rampant crime and widespread shortages, while authorities across the border struggled to attend to droves of returning deportees. (AP Photo/Eliecer Mantilla)
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