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Wednesday, April 7, 1999 Published at 20:59 GMT 21:59 UK

World: Europe

Picture gallery: Moving out the refugees

Macedonian authorities moved into a border encampment at Blace before dawn and cleared it by taking the Kosovo refugees away in a convoy of buses: BBC News Online brings you pictures.

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Tens of thousands of Kosovo Albanian refugees had arrived at the makeshift Blace border camp.

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Mixed emotions for refugees leaving the encampment on buses

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It appears many of the 350 buses went towards Albania and Greece
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The border camp was emptied of more than 30,000 refugees from Kosovo within hours leaving only rubbish

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Soliders on patrol was the only life to be found

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Many families have been split up in the chaos

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The now closed border at Morina - devoid of chaotic crowds and queues of cars and tractors

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