A SHIP CARRYING SOME 1,000 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS IS TAKEN TO SICILY.
The merchant ship Monica carrying some 1,000 illegal immigrants is
escorted off the coast of Sicily to Catania March 18, 2002. The ship,
which was intercepted in the eastern Meditarranean by the Italian navy
overnight was the scene of dramatatic episodes, including the birth of
a girl on board. REUTERS/Tony Gentile