Skopje Macedonia has been undergoing a facelift. Described as a mini Vegas, we found nationalistic post communist kitsch on a grand scale.
Centerpiece of Skopje, Macedonia is Macedonia Square, dominated by the "Warrior on a Horse" statue and fountain. Though meant to depict Alexander the Great, the sculpture is not named for him, due to an ongoing dispute with Greece over cultural claims on such historical figures.
A doll lies in the rubble of a house in the area were a battle took place involving the police and an armed group, in northern Macedonian town of Kumanovo, on Sunday, May 10, 2015. Fighting between police forces and members of an armed group has ended after two days in the northern Macedonian town of Kumanovo leaving 8 police officers and 14 armed suspected terrorists dead. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
An Austrian volunteer was among those arrested in Macedonia in connection to the dangerous river crossing undertaking by thousands of refugees, three of whom died in the process.
Macedonian police enter Greece after migrants throw rocks