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The caravan attempting to cross into Mexico. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images

A group of nearly 4,000 Honduran immigrants heading toward the United States pushed through a Guatemalan border fence with Mexico before being held up by Mexican authorities on Friday.

The details: Police officers unleashed pepper spray and tear gas just after a group of about 50 migrants advanced into Mexico, causing the rest of the caravan to retreat, the AP reports.

Migrants trying to turn people around before clashing with police. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images
Members of the caravan cheering. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images
Mexican authorities holding riot shields. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images
A woman with a child, both hit with tear gas. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images
An officer ordering a man with a child in his arms to move away from the crowd. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images
A migrant at the gate separating Guatemala and Mexico. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images

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