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Drifting towards Europe

Migrants rest on the deck of the MV Phoenix after being rescued by the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) after they were spotted adrift on board a rubber dinghy in the central Mediterranean Sea, north of Sabratha, off the Libyan coast. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Migrants rest on the deck of the MV Phoenix after being rescued by the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) after they were spotted adrift on board a rubber dinghy in the central Mediterranean Sea, north of Sabratha, off the Libyan...more

Migrants rest on the deck of the MV Phoenix after being rescued by the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) after they were spotted adrift on board a rubber dinghy in the central Mediterranean Sea, north of Sabratha, off the Libyan coast. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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A migrant reacts after being rescued. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A migrant reacts after being rescued. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A migrant reacts after being rescued. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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A deflated and half-sunken rubber dinghy, usually used by migrants, is seen from the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Phoenix. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A deflated and half-sunken rubber dinghy, usually used by migrants, is seen from the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Phoenix. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A deflated and half-sunken rubber dinghy, usually used by migrants, is seen from the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Phoenix. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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Migrants rest on the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Phoenix. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Migrants rest on the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Phoenix. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Migrants rest on the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Phoenix. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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A child migrant is transferred onto the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Phoenix. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A child migrant is transferred onto the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Phoenix. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A child migrant is transferred onto the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Phoenix. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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Legs of migrants are seen on board a rubber dinghy, as they await rescue. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Legs of migrants are seen on board a rubber dinghy, as they await rescue. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Legs of migrants are seen on board a rubber dinghy, as they await rescue. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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Migrants on board a rubber dinghy await rescue. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Migrants on board a rubber dinghy await rescue. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Migrants on board a rubber dinghy await rescue. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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A rubber dinghy is burnt and sunk after the migrants on board were rescued. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A rubber dinghy is burnt and sunk after the migrants on board were rescued. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A rubber dinghy is burnt and sunk after the migrants on board were rescued. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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Migrants rest on the deck of the Phoenix after being rescued. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Migrants rest on the deck of the Phoenix after being rescued. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Migrants rest on the deck of the Phoenix after being rescued. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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A discarded life jacket, of the type usually used by migrants, is seen from the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Phoenix. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A discarded life jacket, of the type usually used by migrants, is seen from the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Phoenix. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A discarded life jacket, of the type usually used by migrants, is seen from the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Phoenix. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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Exhausted migrants rest on the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Phoenix after being rescued. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Exhausted migrants rest on the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Phoenix after being rescued. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Exhausted migrants rest on the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Phoenix after being rescued. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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Rescuers of the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) approach a rubber dinghy packed with migrants. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Rescuers of the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) approach a rubber dinghy packed with migrants. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Rescuers of the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) approach a rubber dinghy packed with migrants. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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A migrant on board a rubber dinghy wears a tire around his neck while awaiting rescue. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A migrant on board a rubber dinghy wears a tire around his neck while awaiting rescue. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A migrant on board a rubber dinghy wears a tire around his neck while awaiting rescue. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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Migrants rest on the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Phoenix. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Migrants rest on the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Phoenix. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Migrants rest on the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Phoenix. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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Migrants on board a wooden boat await rescue. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Migrants on board a wooden boat await rescue. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Migrants on board a wooden boat await rescue. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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A migrant rests in the medical clinic on board the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Phoenix. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A migrant rests in the medical clinic on board the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Phoenix. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A migrant rests in the medical clinic on board the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Phoenix. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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A child migrant is pulled from a wooden boat packed with migrants onto a rescue boat. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A child migrant is pulled from a wooden boat packed with migrants onto a rescue boat. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A child migrant is pulled from a wooden boat packed with migrants onto a rescue boat. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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Migrants on board a wooden boat await rescue. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Migrants on board a wooden boat await rescue. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Migrants on board a wooden boat await rescue. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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A doctor of the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) treats migrants on the MV Phoenix after they were rescued. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A doctor of the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) treats migrants on the MV Phoenix after they were rescued. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A doctor of the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) treats migrants on the MV Phoenix after they were rescued. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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Rescued migrants wait to be medically checked on board the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Phoenix. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Rescued migrants wait to be medically checked on board the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Phoenix. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Rescued migrants wait to be medically checked on board the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Phoenix. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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Rescuers of the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) hand out life jackets to migrants on board a rubber dinghy. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Rescuers of the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) hand out life jackets to migrants on board a rubber dinghy. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Rescuers of the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) hand out life jackets to migrants on board a rubber dinghy. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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Migrants on board a rubber dinghy await rescue. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Migrants on board a rubber dinghy await rescue. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Migrants on board a rubber dinghy await rescue. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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Migrants rest on the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Phoenix. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Migrants rest on the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Phoenix. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Migrants rest on the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Phoenix. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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A rubber dinghy filled with migrants is seen from the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Phoenix in the central Mediterranean Sea. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A rubber dinghy filled with migrants is seen from the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Phoenix in the central Mediterranean Sea. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A rubber dinghy filled with migrants is seen from the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Phoenix in the central Mediterranean Sea. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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