Men wait to enter Spain's North African enclave of Melilla from Morocco in Rostrogordo.
Men wait to enter Spain's North African enclave of Melilla from Morocco by jumping over a barrier, in Rostrogordo, Morocco September 20, 2005. Twelve would-be illegal immigrants were injured overnight when they tried to climb over a border fence around the Spain's North African enclave of Melilla, the Spanish Civil Guard said on Wednesday. Spain's Interior Ministry said on September 9, 2005 that 11,000 migrants, mostly from sub-Saharan Africa, had tried to cross the 10-km (six-mile) long barrier this year, many surging over the fence in large groups. Attempts had become more frequent in recent months and the ministry planned to double the height of part of the barrier to six metres (20 feet). Picture taken September 20. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante MDP/JG