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Ill irregular immigrant lies on the ground as a blanket is placed over him at Armed Forces of Malta Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Valletta's Marsamxett Harbour...An ill irregular immigrant lies on the ground as a blanket is placed over him at the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Valletta's Marsamxett Harbour, early June 8, 2014. A group of 130 Sub-Saharan African migrants were rescued by the AFM south of the Maltese islands when their boat ran into difficulties, according to army sources.  REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi (MALTA - Tags: SOCIETY IMMIGRATION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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An unwell immigrant lies down at the Armed Forces of Malta Maritime Squadron’s base at Haywharf in Valletta’s Marsamxett Harbour. A group of 130 Sub-Saharan African migrants were rescued by the AFM south of the Maltese islands when their boat ran into difficulties, according to army sources. Read more

ATTENTION EDITORS - PICTURE PACKAGE  'SICILY'S MIGRANT SOCCER TEAM' WILL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW THIS ADVISORY...ATTENTION EDITORS - 24 PICTURES FOR PACKAGE 'SICILY'S MIGRANT SOCCER TEAM' WILL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW THIS ADVISORY  SEARCH 'ASD MINEO' FOR ALL PICTURES PXP101-PXP124    ASD Mineo's 25-man amateur squad is made up of African migrants who risked their lives to cross the sea - a journey that killed hundreds of others in shipwrecks. Their team, the first of its kind in Italy, was created and funded by the managers of the Mineo centre for asylum seekers, one of Europe's largest such shelters. ASD Mineo, as the team is called, is registered in the lowest category of Italy's official football pyramid, which groups 600 divisions and in which, in theory, any team can rise to the top of the league, or Serie A. The team is on track to advance to the next division in its first season. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (ITALY - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION SPORT SOCCER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) TEMPLATE OUT

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Amateur footballers at Italian team ASD Mineo are all African migrants who risked their lives to cross the sea. The 25-man squad, the first of its kind in Italy, was created and funded by managers from the Mineo centre for asylum seekers, one of Europe’s largest. The team is registered in the lowest category of Italy’s official football pyramid, which groups 600 divisions and in which, in theory, any team can rise to the top of the league, or Serie A. The team is on track to advance to the next division in its first season. Read more

Illegal Immigrants Rally In Tel Aviv...TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - JANUARY 06:   (ISRAEL OUT) Thousands of African migrants take part in a rally in front of the American embassy on January 6, 2014 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Tens of thousands of African asylum seekers are protesting against a law allowing authorities to keep them in open-ended detention until the resolution of their asylum requests are granted or they are deported or volunteered to leave the country.

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Thousands of African migrants take part in a rally in front of the US embassy in Tel Aviv in protest against a law that allows the Israeli authorities to keep them in open-ended detention until their asylum requests are resolved Read more

US President Barack Obama (L) and First Lady Michelle Obama look out from the Door of No Return while touring the House of Slaves, or Maison des Esclaves, at Goree Island off the coast of Dakar on June 27, 2013. Obama and his family toured the museum at the site where African slaves were held before going through the door and being shipped off the continent as slaves

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US president Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama look out from the door of no return while touring the House of Slaves, or Maison des Esclaves, at Goree Island off the coast of Dakar on Thursday. Mr Obama and his family toured the museum at the site where African slaves were held before going through the door and being shipped off the continent as slaves. Read more