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Migrant flight through Libya - 17 June 2014 - Sort by:
Migrant flight through Libya - 17 June 2014
Libya's southwestern tip in the Sahara bordering Algeria and Niger has turned into an open door for illegal migrants from sub-Saharan countries heading for Europe, with the chaotic government in Tripoli appearing to have abandoned all control. The revolt that overthrew Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi three years ago emptied Libya's arsenals, flooded the region with guns and dismantled much of the state apparatus, giving well-organised smuggler networks the run of the border. Border officials say up to 200 Africans cross the Ghat border strip every day, most headed north to the Mediterranean coast...
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A desert road marks the border line between Libya (front) and Algeria (back) May 29, 2014. Libya's southwestern tip in the Sahara bordering Algeria and Niger has turned into an open door for illegal migrants from sub-Saharan countries heading for Europe, with the chaotic government in Tripoli appearing to have abandoned all control. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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A Libyan Touareg man sits at a Libyan passport control... more
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A sign reading "Welcome to Ghat" is seen at the entrance... more
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The old city of Ghat is seen in Libya near the border... more
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African migrants sit outside their temporary accommodation... more
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African migrants are seen at their temporary accommodation... more
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A Libyan smuggler (with covered face) stands near African... more
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A Libyan smuggler (with covered face) talks to African... more
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A Libyan smuggler (with covered face) leads a group... more
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A Libyan smuggler (with covered face) and an African... more
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A group of African migrants are transported through... more
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A vehicle transporting a group of African migrants... more
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African migrants are transferred to a detention centre... more
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An African migrant climbs into a truck after being... more
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African migrants are transferred to a detention centre... more
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A dehydrated and exhausted African migrant lies in... more
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An African migrant carries his shoes after he was detained... more
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A Libyan soldier talks to African migrants after they... more
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A migrant fans an exhausted and dehydrated woman after... more
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An African migrant holds an X-ray after being treated... more
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Writing is seen on a wall inside a detention centre... more
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An African migrant is covered by a shawl at a detention... more
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African migrants are seen behind bars at a detention... more
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An African migrant prays at a detention centre in Zawiya,... more
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