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Turin's Olympic village houses migrants

Light emanates from the windows of three of the four occupied buildings by migrants of the former Olympic village in Turin, Italy. In the Italian city of Turin more than 1,000 impoverished African migrants huddle in rooms built to house competitors at the 2006 Winter Olympics. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

Light emanates from the windows of three of the four occupied buildings by migrants of the former Olympic village in Turin, Italy. In the Italian city of Turin more than 1,000 impoverished African migrants huddle in rooms built to house competitors...more

Light emanates from the windows of three of the four occupied buildings by migrants of the former Olympic village in Turin, Italy. In the Italian city of Turin more than 1,000 impoverished African migrants huddle in rooms built to house competitors at the 2006 Winter Olympics. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola
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Ramz Laila, 39, prepares tea in her apartment in one of the four occupied buildings where migrants live in the former Olympic village in Turin, Italy. The plight of the hundreds of thousands of migrants struggling to build a life in Italy is rarely discussed by most political parties, even though immigration is one of the hottest issues ahead of national elections on March 4. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

Ramz Laila, 39, prepares tea in her apartment in one of the four occupied buildings where migrants live in the former Olympic village in Turin, Italy. The plight of the hundreds of thousands of migrants struggling to build a life in Italy is rarely...more

Ramz Laila, 39, prepares tea in her apartment in one of the four occupied buildings where migrants live in the former Olympic village in Turin, Italy. The plight of the hundreds of thousands of migrants struggling to build a life in Italy is rarely discussed by most political parties, even though immigration is one of the hottest issues ahead of national elections on March 4. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola
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The symbol of the Olympics is seen on a glass door inside one of the four buildings occupied by migrants in the former Olympic village of Turin, Italy. The residents of one of Europe�s largest squats, some sleeping in stairwells and storage closets, hail from 28 African countries. Many are jobless or earn very little with sporadic work. Years after first landing in Italy, some cannot afford food, let alone rent. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

The symbol of the Olympics is seen on a glass door inside one of the four buildings occupied by migrants in the former Olympic village of Turin, Italy. The residents of one of Europe�s largest squats, some sleeping in stairwells and storage closets,...more

The symbol of the Olympics is seen on a glass door inside one of the four buildings occupied by migrants in the former Olympic village of Turin, Italy. The residents of one of Europe�s largest squats, some sleeping in stairwells and storage closets, hail from 28 African countries. Many are jobless or earn very little with sporadic work. Years after first landing in Italy, some cannot afford food, let alone rent. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola
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Pigeons fly over a wall with graffiti near four of the buildings occupied by migrants in the former Olympic village of Turin Italy.  REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

Pigeons fly over a wall with graffiti near four of the buildings occupied by migrants in the former Olympic village of Turin Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

Pigeons fly over a wall with graffiti near four of the buildings occupied by migrants in the former Olympic village of Turin Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola
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Samuel Pieta, 33, smokes the last end of a cigarette in his room in one of the four buildings occupied by migrants in the former Olympic village of Turin, Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

Samuel Pieta, 33, smokes the last end of a cigarette in his room in one of the four buildings occupied by migrants in the former Olympic village of Turin, Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

Samuel Pieta, 33, smokes the last end of a cigarette in his room in one of the four buildings occupied by migrants in the former Olympic village of Turin, Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola
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Nicolo Vasile, 31, looks at damage and things to repair in a toilet of an apartment in one of the four occupied buildings where migrants live in the former Olympic village in Turin, Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

Nicolo Vasile, 31, looks at damage and things to repair in a toilet of an apartment in one of the four occupied buildings where migrants live in the former Olympic village in Turin, Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

Nicolo Vasile, 31, looks at damage and things to repair in a toilet of an apartment in one of the four occupied buildings where migrants live in the former Olympic village in Turin, Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola
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Graffiti is seen by a staircase in one of the four buildings occupied by migrants in the former Olympic village of Turin Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

Graffiti is seen by a staircase in one of the four buildings occupied by migrants in the former Olympic village of Turin Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

Graffiti is seen by a staircase in one of the four buildings occupied by migrants in the former Olympic village of Turin Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola
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Sisters Fariah Ibrahim, 3, (L) and Aisha Ibrahim, 4, play in their home in one of the four buildings occupied by migrants in the former Olympic village of Turin, Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

Sisters Fariah Ibrahim, 3, (L) and Aisha Ibrahim, 4, play in their home in one of the four buildings occupied by migrants in the former Olympic village of Turin, Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

Sisters Fariah Ibrahim, 3, (L) and Aisha Ibrahim, 4, play in their home in one of the four buildings occupied by migrants in the former Olympic village of Turin, Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola
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Samuel Pieta, 33, shows a picture of him holding his cat in his apartment room in one of the four occupied buildings by migrants of the former Olympic village in Turin, Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

Samuel Pieta, 33, shows a picture of him holding his cat in his apartment room in one of the four occupied buildings by migrants of the former Olympic village in Turin, Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

Samuel Pieta, 33, shows a picture of him holding his cat in his apartment room in one of the four occupied buildings by migrants of the former Olympic village in Turin, Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola
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Vehicles drive past four of the buildings occupied by migrants in the former Olympic village of Turin, Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

Vehicles drive past four of the buildings occupied by migrants in the former Olympic village of Turin, Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

Vehicles drive past four of the buildings occupied by migrants in the former Olympic village of Turin, Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola
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A migrant converses with a teacher during Italian language classes near the former Olympic village in Turin, Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

A migrant converses with a teacher during Italian language classes near the former Olympic village in Turin, Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

A migrant converses with a teacher during Italian language classes near the former Olympic village in Turin, Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola
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Bicycles are parked near an occupied building where migrants live in the former Olympic village in Turin, Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

Bicycles are parked near an occupied building where migrants live in the former Olympic village in Turin, Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

Bicycles are parked near an occupied building where migrants live in the former Olympic village in Turin, Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola
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A man walks by old vehicle tyres collected for recycling by one of the four buildings occupied by migrants in the former Olympic village in Turin, Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

A man walks by old vehicle tyres collected for recycling by one of the four buildings occupied by migrants in the former Olympic village in Turin, Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

A man walks by old vehicle tyres collected for recycling by one of the four buildings occupied by migrants in the former Olympic village in Turin, Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola
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An hair dresser saloon and other kiosks are pictured on the grounds of some of the occupied buildings by migrants of the former Olympic village in Turin, Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

An hair dresser saloon and other kiosks are pictured on the grounds of some of the occupied buildings by migrants of the former Olympic village in Turin, Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

An hair dresser saloon and other kiosks are pictured on the grounds of some of the occupied buildings by migrants of the former Olympic village in Turin, Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola
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A sign that reads "No to the cheat project" hangs close to the four occupied buildings by migrants in the former Olympic village in Turin, Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

A sign that reads "No to the cheat project" hangs close to the four occupied buildings by migrants in the former Olympic village in Turin, Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

A sign that reads "No to the cheat project" hangs close to the four occupied buildings by migrants in the former Olympic village in Turin, Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola
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Samuel Pieta, 33, holds his cat in his apartment room in one of the four occupied buildings by migrants of the former Olympic village in Turin Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

Samuel Pieta, 33, holds his cat in his apartment room in one of the four occupied buildings by migrants of the former Olympic village in Turin Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

Samuel Pieta, 33, holds his cat in his apartment room in one of the four occupied buildings by migrants of the former Olympic village in Turin Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola
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Light emanates from windows of occupied buildings by migrants of the former Olympic village in Turin, Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

Light emanates from windows of occupied buildings by migrants of the former Olympic village in Turin, Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

Light emanates from windows of occupied buildings by migrants of the former Olympic village in Turin, Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola
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A man feeds pigeons outside one of the four buildings occupied by migrants in the former Olympic village in Turin. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

A man feeds pigeons outside one of the four buildings occupied by migrants in the former Olympic village in Turin. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

A man feeds pigeons outside one of the four buildings occupied by migrants in the former Olympic village in Turin. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola
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A migrant converses with a teacher during Italian language classes near the former Olympic village in Turin, Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

A migrant converses with a teacher during Italian language classes near the former Olympic village in Turin, Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

A migrant converses with a teacher during Italian language classes near the former Olympic village in Turin, Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola
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Stickers are pictured on an occupied building where migrants live in the former Olympic village in Turin, Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

Stickers are pictured on an occupied building where migrants live in the former Olympic village in Turin, Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

Stickers are pictured on an occupied building where migrants live in the former Olympic village in Turin, Italy. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola
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