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In an attempt to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, Guinea has closed its border with Sierra Leone, leaving many travelers stranded at a makeshift crossing. (Aug. 13)

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Guinea-Sierra Leone border - August 12, 2014

1. Various of people, vehicles at makeshift border crossing

2. SOUNDBITE (Fulani) Diallo Saikou Yaya, truck driver: (Transcript below)

3. Mid of 'Republic of Guinea' road sign

4. Wide of blocked road

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5. Map showing Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia

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Guinea-Sierra Leone border - August 12, 2014

6. Various of stranded passengers waiting in customs building

7. UPSOUND - woman talking about getting stranded at border

8. Various at border

STORYLINE:

AT A BORDER CHECKPOINT BETWEEN GUINEA AND SIERRA LEONE...

A ROPE STRUNG ACROSS THE ROAD SERVES AS A MAKESHIFT BARRIER...

AIMED AT PREVENTING FURTHER SPREAD OF THE EBOLA VIRUS.

BUT LEAVING TRAVELERS STRANDED, FRUSTRATED, AND HUNGRY.

SOUNDBITE (Fulani) Diallo Saikou Yaya, truck driver: "We have spent four days here, we have suffered a lot since we came here to cross. There is no food."

GUINEA CLOSED ITS BORDER WITH SIERRA LEONE OVER THE WEEKEND, TO STOP ANY INFECTED PEOPLE FROM ENTERING THE COUNTRY.

GUINEA ITSELF IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN THE SOURCE OF THE OUTBREAK THAT HAS KILLED MORE THAN ONE-THOUSAND PEOPLE IN WEST AFRICA OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS.

A CUSTOMS BUILDING NEAR THE MAKESHIFT CHECKPOINT WAS FILLED WITH STRANDED PASSENGERS ON TUESDAY...

THIS WOMAN SAYS SHE CROSSED THE BORDER TO BUY SOME THINGS AT THE MARKET, THEN COULDN'T GET BACK.

SO SHE WAITS... ALONG WITH OTHERS STRANDED ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BORDER, IMPACTED BY THE VIRUS THAT HAS 'INFECTED' SO MANY.

HANNAH BUCHDAHL, ASSOCIATED PRESS

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