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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 for the onward trip to Europe by boat.
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June 17, 2014
A desert road marks the border line between Libya (front) and Algeria (back) May 29, 2014. Libya's southwestern...
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A desert road marks the border line between Libya and Algeria
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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June 17, 2014
A Libyan soldier (R) and a member of a security unit patrol the desert border between Libya and Algeria...
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A Libyan soldier and a member of a security unit patrol the desert border between Libya and Algeria
A Libyan soldier (R) and a member of a security unit patrol the desert border between Libya and Algeria May 29, 2014. 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. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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June 17, 2014
A pair of flip flops, which were left behind by a migrant, lie on the ground in the desert near the border...
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A pair of flip flops, which were left behind by a migrant, lie on the ground in the desert near the border...
A pair of flip flops, which were left behind by a migrant, lie on the ground in the desert near the border between Algeria and Libya May 29, 2014. Border officials say up to 200 Africans cross the Ghat border strip every day, most headed north to the Mediterranean coast for the onward trip to Europe by boat. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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June 17, 2014
A Libyan army vehicle patrols on a desert road between Libya and Algeria May 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed...
Ghat, Libya
A Libyan army vehicle patrols on a desert road between Libya and Algeria
A Libyan army vehicle patrols on a desert road between Libya and Algeria May 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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June 17, 2014
A Libyan Touareg man sits at a Libyan passport control post near the border with Algeria May 29, 2014....
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A Libyan Touareg man sits at a Libyan passport control post near the border with Algeria
A Libyan Touareg man sits at a Libyan passport control post near the border with Algeria May 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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June 17, 2014
A sign reading "Welcome to Ghat" is seen at the entrance of Libya's southwestern city, near the border...
Ghat, Libya
A sign reading "Welcome to Ghat" is seen at the entrance of Libya's southwestern city, near the border...
A sign reading "Welcome to Ghat" is seen at the entrance of Libya's southwestern city, near the border with Algeria May 28, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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June 17, 2014
The old city of Ghat is seen in Libya near the border with Algeria May 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah...
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The old city of Ghat is seen in Libya near the border with Algeria
The old city of Ghat is seen in Libya near the border with Algeria May 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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June 17, 2014
African migrants sit outside their temporary accommodation in Ghat, southwest Libya near the border with...
Ghat, Libya
African migrants sit outside their temporary accommodation in Ghat, southwest Libya near the border with...
African migrants sit outside their temporary accommodation in Ghat, southwest Libya near the border with Algeria May 28, 2014. Many migrants search for work in Ghat to save money to pay for their onward journey. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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June 17, 2014
African migrants are seen at their temporary accommodation in Ghat, southwest Libya near the border with...
Ghat, Libya
African migrants are seen at their temporary accommodation in Ghat, southwest Libya near the border with...
African migrants are seen at their temporary accommodation in Ghat, southwest Libya near the border with Algeria May 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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June 17, 2014
An African migrant poses for a photograph at his temporary accommodation in Ghat, southwest Libya near...
Ghat, Libya
An African migrant poses for a photograph at his temporary accommodation in Ghat, southwest Libya near...
An African migrant poses for a photograph at his temporary accommodation in Ghat, southwest Libya near the border with Algeria May 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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June 17, 2014
An African migrant looks out from his temporary accommodation in Ghat, southwest Libya near the border...
Ghat, Libya
An African migrant looks out from his temporary accommodation in Ghat, southwest Libya near the border...
An African migrant looks out from his temporary accommodation in Ghat, southwest Libya near the border with Algeria May 28, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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June 17, 2014
A Libyan smuggler (with covered face) stands near African migrants at a house in Ghat, southwest Libya...
Ghat, Libya
A Libyan smuggler stands near African migrants at a house in Ghat, southwest Libya
A Libyan smuggler (with covered face) stands near African migrants at a house in Ghat, southwest Libya May 29, 2014. The smuggler was transporting the group through the desert to northern Libya. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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June 17, 2014
A Libyan smuggler (with covered face) talks to African migrants at a house in Ghat, southwest Libya May...
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A Libyan smuggler talks to African migrants at a house in Ghat, southwest Libya
A Libyan smuggler (with covered face) talks to African migrants at a house in Ghat, southwest Libya May 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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June 17, 2014
A Libyan smuggler (with covered face) leads a group of African migrants through the desert on their journey...
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A Libyan smuggler leads a group of African migrants through the desert on their journey from Ghat in...
A Libyan smuggler (with covered face) leads a group of African migrants through the desert on their journey from Ghat in southwest Libya May 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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June 17, 2014
A Libyan smuggler (with covered face) and an African migrant travel through the desert on their journey...
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A Libyan smuggler (with covered face) and an African migrant travel through the desert on their journey...
A Libyan smuggler (with covered face) and an African migrant travel through the desert on their journey from Ghat in southwest Libya May 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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June 17, 2014
A group of African migrants are transported through the desert on their journey from Ghat in southwest...
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A group of African migrants are transported through the desert on their journey from Ghat in southwest...
A group of African migrants are transported through the desert on their journey from Ghat in southwest Libya May 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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June 17, 2014
A vehicle transporting a group of African migrants drives through the desert on their journey from Ghat...
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A vehicle transporting a group of African migrants drives through the desert on their journey from Ghat...
A vehicle transporting a group of African migrants drives through the desert on their journey from Ghat in southwest Libya May 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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June 17, 2014
African migrants are transferred to a detention centre after being detained in Zawiya, northern Libya...
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African migrants are transferred to a detention centre after being detained in Zawiya, northern Libya...
African migrants are transferred to a detention centre after being detained in Zawiya, northern Libya June 1, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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June 17, 2014
An African migrant climbs into a truck after being detained in Zawiya, northern Libya June 1, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed...
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An African migrant climbs into a truck after being detained in Zawiya, northern Libya
An African migrant climbs into a truck after being detained in Zawiya, northern Libya June 1, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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June 17, 2014
African migrants are transferred to a detention centre after being detained in Zawiya, northern Libya...
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African migrants are transferred to a detention centre after being detained in Zawiya, northern Libya...
African migrants are transferred to a detention centre after being detained in Zawiya, northern Libya June 1, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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June 17, 2014
A dehydrated and exhausted African migrant lies in the ground after being detained in Zawiya, northern...
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A dehydrated and exhausted African migrant lies in the ground after being detained in Zawiya, northern...
A dehydrated and exhausted African migrant lies in the ground after being detained in Zawiya, northern Libya June 1, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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June 17, 2014
An African migrant carries his shoes after he was detained in Zawiya northern Libya June 1, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed...
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An African migrant carries his shoes after he was detained in Zawiya northern Libya
An African migrant carries his shoes after he was detained in Zawiya northern Libya June 1, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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June 17, 2014
A Libyan soldier talks to African migrants after they were detained in Zawiya northern Libya June 1,...
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A Libyan soldier talks to African migrants after they were detained in Zawiya northern Libya
A Libyan soldier talks to African migrants after they were detained in Zawiya northern Libya June 1, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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June 17, 2014
A migrant fans an exhausted and dehydrated woman after they were detained in Zawiya northern Libya June...
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A migrant fans an exhausted and dehydrated woman after they were detained in Zawiya northen Libya
A migrant fans an exhausted and dehydrated woman after they were detained in Zawiya northern Libya June 1, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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June 17, 2014
An African migrant holds an X-ray after being treated by a Libyan doctor at a detention in Zawiya northern...
ZAWIYA, Libya
An African migrant holds an X-ray after being treated by a Libyan doctor at a detention in Zawiya northern...
An African migrant holds an X-ray after being treated by a Libyan doctor at a detention in Zawiya northern Libya June 1, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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June 17, 2014
Writing is seen on a wall inside a detention centre in Zawiya, northern Libya May 27, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed...
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Writing is seen on a wall inside a detention centre in Zawiya, northern Libya
Writing is seen on a wall inside a detention centre in Zawiya, northern Libya May 27, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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June 17, 2014
An African migrant is covered by a shawl at a detention centre in Zawiya, northern Libya June 1, 2014....
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An African migrant is covered by a shawl at a detention centre in Zawiya, northern Libya
An African migrant is covered by a shawl at a detention centre in Zawiya, northern Libya June 1, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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June 17, 2014
African migrants are seen behind bars at a detention centre in Zawiya, northern Libya June 1, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed...
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African migrants are seen behind bars at a detention centre in Zawiya, northern Libya
African migrants are seen behind bars at a detention centre in Zawiya, northern Libya June 1, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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June 17, 2014
An African migrant prays at a detention centre in Zawiya, northern Libya May 27, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed...
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An African migrant prays at a detention centre in Zawiya, northern Libya
An African migrant prays at a detention centre in Zawiya, northern Libya May 27, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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June 17, 2014
An African migrant shows his ID at a detention centre in Zawiya, northern Libya May 27, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed...
ZAWIYA, Libya
An African migrant shows his ID at a detention centre in Zawiya, northern Libya
An African migrant shows his ID at a detention centre in Zawiya, northern Libya May 27, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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