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Searching for migrants on the Mediterranean

Libyan migrants on a wooden boat celebrate and take selfies during a rescue operation by the migrant search and rescue vessel MV Seefuchs of the German NGO Sea-Eye in the search and rescue zone some fifty nautical miles north of the Tunisian-Libyan land border. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Libyan migrants on a wooden boat celebrate and take selfies during a rescue operation by the migrant search and rescue vessel MV Seefuchs of the German NGO Sea-Eye in the search and rescue zone some fifty nautical miles north of the Tunisian-Libyan...more

Libyan migrants on a wooden boat celebrate and take selfies during a rescue operation by the migrant search and rescue vessel MV Seefuchs of the German NGO Sea-Eye in the search and rescue zone some fifty nautical miles north of the Tunisian-Libyan land border. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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Libyan migrants on a wooden boat await rescue by the MV Seefuchs. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Libyan migrants on a wooden boat await rescue by the MV Seefuchs. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Libyan migrants on a wooden boat await rescue by the MV Seefuchs. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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Libyan migrants on a wooden boat are rescued by crew members of the MV Seefuchs. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Libyan migrants on a wooden boat are rescued by crew members of the MV Seefuchs. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Libyan migrants on a wooden boat are rescued by crew members of the MV Seefuchs. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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An Italian Coast Guard rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RHIB) transfers Libyan migrants from the MV Seefuchs to the Italian Coast Guard vessel Dattilo (rear) in international waters. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

An Italian Coast Guard rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RHIB) transfers Libyan migrants from the MV Seefuchs to the Italian Coast Guard vessel Dattilo (rear) in international waters. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

An Italian Coast Guard rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RHIB) transfers Libyan migrants from the MV Seefuchs to the Italian Coast Guard vessel Dattilo (rear) in international waters. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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Injured Libyan migrants on a wooden boat await rescue. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Injured Libyan migrants on a wooden boat await rescue. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Injured Libyan migrants on a wooden boat await rescue. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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Blankets, water bottles and a fuel tank are seen in an abandoned fibreglass boat recovered by the MV Seefuchs. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Blankets, water bottles and a fuel tank are seen in an abandoned fibreglass boat recovered by the MV Seefuchs. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Blankets, water bottles and a fuel tank are seen in an abandoned fibreglass boat recovered by the MV Seefuchs. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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Libyan migrants on the MV Seefuchs wait to be transferred to the Italian Coast Guard vessel Dattilo. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Libyan migrants on the MV Seefuchs wait to be transferred to the Italian Coast Guard vessel Dattilo. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Libyan migrants on the MV Seefuchs wait to be transferred to the Italian Coast Guard vessel Dattilo. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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A Libyan migrant on the MV Seefuchs waits to be transferred to the Italian Coast Guard vessel Dattilo (not pictured). REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A Libyan migrant on the MV Seefuchs waits to be transferred to the Italian Coast Guard vessel Dattilo (not pictured). REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A Libyan migrant on the MV Seefuchs waits to be transferred to the Italian Coast Guard vessel Dattilo (not pictured). REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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Crew members man the bridge of the MV Seefuchs. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Crew members man the bridge of the MV Seefuchs. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Crew members man the bridge of the MV Seefuchs. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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Libyan migrants sleep on the MV Seefuchs after being rescued. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Libyan migrants sleep on the MV Seefuchs after being rescued. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Libyan migrants sleep on the MV Seefuchs after being rescued. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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The Italian Coast Guard vessel Dattilo waits to take on board a group of Libyan migrants. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

The Italian Coast Guard vessel Dattilo waits to take on board a group of Libyan migrants. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

The Italian Coast Guard vessel Dattilo waits to take on board a group of Libyan migrants. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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The MV Seefuchs sails in a lightning storm in the search and rescue zone off the coast of Libya. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

The MV Seefuchs sails in a lightning storm in the search and rescue zone off the coast of Libya. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

The MV Seefuchs sails in a lightning storm in the search and rescue zone off the coast of Libya. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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A Libyan migrant on crutches, on board the MV Seefuchs, uses a satellite phone as he waits to be transferred to the Italian Coast Guard vessel Dattilo (not pictured). REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A Libyan migrant on crutches, on board the MV Seefuchs, uses a satellite phone as he waits to be transferred to the Italian Coast Guard vessel Dattilo (not pictured). REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A Libyan migrant on crutches, on board the MV Seefuchs, uses a satellite phone as he waits to be transferred to the Italian Coast Guard vessel Dattilo (not pictured). REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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Crew members of the MV Seefuchs (L) of the German NGO Sea-Eye transfer fuel supplies to crew members from the rescue vessel MV Lifeline of the NGO Mission Lifeline. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Crew members of the MV Seefuchs (L) of the German NGO Sea-Eye transfer fuel supplies to crew members from the rescue vessel MV Lifeline of the NGO Mission Lifeline. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Crew members of the MV Seefuchs (L) of the German NGO Sea-Eye transfer fuel supplies to crew members from the rescue vessel MV Lifeline of the NGO Mission Lifeline. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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A crew member watches the sunrise from the stern of the MV Seefuchs. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A crew member watches the sunrise from the stern of the MV Seefuchs. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A crew member watches the sunrise from the stern of the MV Seefuchs. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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An abandoned fibreglass boat used by migrants is seen from the MV Seefuchs. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

An abandoned fibreglass boat used by migrants is seen from the MV Seefuchs. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

An abandoned fibreglass boat used by migrants is seen from the MV Seefuchs. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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