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Tensions on the Mediterranean sea

A Libyan coast guard vessel chases away former fishing trawler Golf Azzurro of the Proactiva Open Arms rescue charity in the Western Mediterranean Sea. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A Libyan coast guard vessel chases away former fishing trawler Golf Azzurro of the Proactiva Open Arms rescue charity in the Western Mediterranean Sea. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A Libyan coast guard vessel chases away former fishing trawler Golf Azzurro of the Proactiva Open Arms rescue charity in the Western Mediterranean Sea. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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A Libyan coastguard vessel powers next to former fishing trawler Golf Azzurro of the Proactiva Open Arms rescue charity in the Western Mediterranean Sea. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A Libyan coastguard vessel powers next to former fishing trawler Golf Azzurro of the Proactiva Open Arms rescue charity in the Western Mediterranean Sea. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A Libyan coastguard vessel powers next to former fishing trawler Golf Azzurro of the Proactiva Open Arms rescue charity in the Western Mediterranean Sea. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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A lifeguard from the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms aboard the former fishing trawler Golf Azzurro keeps an eye on a speed craft launched by the C Star vessel run by a group of anti-immigration activists in the Western Mediterranean Sea. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A lifeguard from the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms aboard the former fishing trawler Golf Azzurro keeps an eye on a speed craft launched by the C Star vessel run by a group of anti-immigration activists in the Western Mediterranean Sea....more

A lifeguard from the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms aboard the former fishing trawler Golf Azzurro keeps an eye on a speed craft launched by the C Star vessel run by a group of anti-immigration activists in the Western Mediterranean Sea. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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A lifeguard from the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms aboard the former fishing trawler Golf Azzurro keeps an eye on the C Star vessel run by a group of anti-immigration activists in the Western Mediterranean Sea. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A lifeguard from the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms aboard the former fishing trawler Golf Azzurro keeps an eye on the C Star vessel run by a group of anti-immigration activists in the Western Mediterranean Sea. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A lifeguard from the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms aboard the former fishing trawler Golf Azzurro keeps an eye on the C Star vessel run by a group of anti-immigration activists in the Western Mediterranean Sea. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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A Libyan coast guard vessel chases away former fishing trawler Golf Azzurro of the Proactiva Open Arms rescue charity in the Western Mediterranean Sea. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A Libyan coast guard vessel chases away former fishing trawler Golf Azzurro of the Proactiva Open Arms rescue charity in the Western Mediterranean Sea. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A Libyan coast guard vessel chases away former fishing trawler Golf Azzurro of the Proactiva Open Arms rescue charity in the Western Mediterranean Sea. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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Lifeguards from the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms aboard the former fishing trawler Golf Azzurro watch the C Star vessel run by a group of anti-immigration activists in the Western Mediterranean Sea. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Lifeguards from the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms aboard the former fishing trawler Golf Azzurro watch the C Star vessel run by a group of anti-immigration activists in the Western Mediterranean Sea. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Lifeguards from the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms aboard the former fishing trawler Golf Azzurro watch the C Star vessel run by a group of anti-immigration activists in the Western Mediterranean Sea. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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Anti-immigration activists aboard a speed craft try to place "Defend Europe" stickers on a RHIB of the Proactive Open Arms rescue charity in the Western Mediterranean Sea. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Anti-immigration activists aboard a speed craft try to place "Defend Europe" stickers on a RHIB of the Proactive Open Arms rescue charity in the Western Mediterranean Sea. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Anti-immigration activists aboard a speed craft try to place "Defend Europe" stickers on a RHIB of the Proactive Open Arms rescue charity in the Western Mediterranean Sea. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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The C Star vessel run by a group of anti-immigration activists is seen north of the Libyan coast in Western Mediterranean Sea. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

The C Star vessel run by a group of anti-immigration activists is seen north of the Libyan coast in Western Mediterranean Sea. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

The C Star vessel run by a group of anti-immigration activists is seen north of the Libyan coast in Western Mediterranean Sea. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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