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Aboard a migrant rescue ship

A migrant sits on board NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in central Mediterranean Sea, August 5, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

A migrant sits on board NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in central Mediterranean Sea, August 5, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

A migrant sits on board NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in central Mediterranean Sea, August 5, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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Migrants look at a book on board NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in the central Mediterranean Sea, August 4, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Migrants look at a book on board NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in the central Mediterranean Sea, August 4, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Migrants look at a book on board NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in the central Mediterranean Sea, August 4, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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Migrants take a shower on board Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in central Mediterranean Sea, August 3, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Migrants take a shower on board Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in central Mediterranean Sea, August 3, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Migrants take a shower on board Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in central Mediterranean Sea, August 3, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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Migrants rescued by NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in central Mediterranean Sea stand on board before arriving at the port of Algeciras in San Roque, southern Spain, August 9, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Migrants rescued by NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in central Mediterranean Sea stand on board before arriving at the port of Algeciras in San Roque, southern Spain, August 9, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Migrants rescued by NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in central Mediterranean Sea stand on board before arriving at the port of Algeciras in San Roque, southern Spain, August 9, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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Migrants sleep on board NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in central Mediterranean Sea, August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Migrants sleep on board NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in central Mediterranean Sea, August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Migrants sleep on board NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in central Mediterranean Sea, August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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A migrant prepares to pray on board NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in central Mediterranean Sea, August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

A migrant prepares to pray on board NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in central Mediterranean Sea, August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

A migrant prepares to pray on board NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in central Mediterranean Sea, August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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A migrant reads the Koran on board Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in central Mediterranean Sea, August 3, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

A migrant reads the Koran on board Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in central Mediterranean Sea, August 3, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

A migrant reads the Koran on board Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in central Mediterranean Sea, August 3, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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A foot of a migrant is seen on board Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in central Mediterranean Sea, August 3, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

A foot of a migrant is seen on board Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in central Mediterranean Sea, August 3, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

A foot of a migrant is seen on board Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in central Mediterranean Sea, August 3, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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A migrant sits on board the NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in the central Mediterranean Sea, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

A migrant sits on board the NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in the central Mediterranean Sea, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

A migrant sits on board the NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in the central Mediterranean Sea, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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A migrant takes a tea on board NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat after he was rescued in central Mediterranean Sea, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

A migrant takes a tea on board NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat after he was rescued in central Mediterranean Sea, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

A migrant takes a tea on board NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat after he was rescued in central Mediterranean Sea, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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A migrant rests on board NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat after he was rescued in central Mediterranean Sea, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

A migrant rests on board NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat after he was rescued in central Mediterranean Sea, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

A migrant rests on board NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat after he was rescued in central Mediterranean Sea, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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Migrants attend a class of Spanish on board NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in central Mediterranean Sea, August 3, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Migrants attend a class of Spanish on board NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in central Mediterranean Sea, August 3, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Migrants attend a class of Spanish on board NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in central Mediterranean Sea, August 3, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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Migrants take a shower on board NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in central Mediterranean Sea, August 7, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Migrants take a shower on board NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in central Mediterranean Sea, August 7, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Migrants take a shower on board NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in central Mediterranean Sea, August 7, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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Marc Reig Creus, captain of the NGO Proactiva Open Arms, write notes before the rescue of a rubber boat in the central Mediterranean Sea, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Marc Reig Creus, captain of the NGO Proactiva Open Arms, write notes before the rescue of a rubber boat in the central Mediterranean Sea, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Marc Reig Creus, captain of the NGO Proactiva Open Arms, write notes before the rescue of a rubber boat in the central Mediterranean Sea, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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A migrant rests on board the NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in the central Mediterranean Sea, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

A migrant rests on board the NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in the central Mediterranean Sea, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

A migrant rests on board the NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in the central Mediterranean Sea, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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Migrants rest on board the NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in the central Mediterranean Sea, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Migrants rest on board the NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in the central Mediterranean Sea, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Migrants rest on board the NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in the central Mediterranean Sea, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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Marc Reig Creus, captain of the NGO Proactiva Open Arms, stands before the rescue of a rubber boat in the central Mediterranean Sea, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Marc Reig Creus, captain of the NGO Proactiva Open Arms, stands before the rescue of a rubber boat in the central Mediterranean Sea, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Marc Reig Creus, captain of the NGO Proactiva Open Arms, stands before the rescue of a rubber boat in the central Mediterranean Sea, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat doctor Giovanna Scaccabarozzi talks with a migrant on board the Open Arms rescue boat in the central Mediterranean Sea, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat doctor Giovanna Scaccabarozzi talks with a migrant on board the Open Arms rescue boat in the central Mediterranean Sea, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat doctor Giovanna Scaccabarozzi talks with a migrant on board the Open Arms rescue boat in the central Mediterranean Sea, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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Marc Reig Creus, captain of the NGO Proactiva Open Arms, looks at the position before the rescue of a rubber boat in the central Mediterranean Sea, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Marc Reig Creus, captain of the NGO Proactiva Open Arms, looks at the position before the rescue of a rubber boat in the central Mediterranean Sea, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Marc Reig Creus, captain of the NGO Proactiva Open Arms, looks at the position before the rescue of a rubber boat in the central Mediterranean Sea, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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NGO Proactiva Open Arms members take part in a rescue in the central Mediterranean Sea August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

NGO Proactiva Open Arms members take part in a rescue in the central Mediterranean Sea August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

NGO Proactiva Open Arms members take part in a rescue in the central Mediterranean Sea August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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A migrant stands inside a rubber boat in the central Mediterranean Sea, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

A migrant stands inside a rubber boat in the central Mediterranean Sea, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

A migrant stands inside a rubber boat in the central Mediterranean Sea, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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A migrant floats on water during a search and rescue (SAR) operation by the NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in the central Mediterranean Sea, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

A migrant floats on water during a search and rescue (SAR) operation by the NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in the central Mediterranean Sea, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

A migrant floats on water during a search and rescue (SAR) operation by the NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in the central Mediterranean Sea, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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Migrants gesture from a rubber boat before they were rescued during a search and rescue (SAR) operation by the NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in the central Mediterranean Sea, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Migrants gesture from a rubber boat before they were rescued during a search and rescue (SAR) operation by the NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in the central Mediterranean Sea, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Migrants gesture from a rubber boat before they were rescued during a search and rescue (SAR) operation by the NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in the central Mediterranean Sea, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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A migrant stands on board NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in central Mediterranean Sea, August 7, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

A migrant stands on board NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in central Mediterranean Sea, August 7, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

A migrant stands on board NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in central Mediterranean Sea, August 7, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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A migrant rests on board NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in central Mediterranean Sea, August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

A migrant rests on board NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in central Mediterranean Sea, August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

A migrant rests on board NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in central Mediterranean Sea, August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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