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Sub-Saharan migrants climb over a metallic fence that divides Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla on Friday March 28, 2014. Officials said several hundred African migrants tried to cross barbed-wire border fences to enter the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco but most were turned back by security forces from both sides. An Interior Ministry spokesman in Melilla said the migrants attempted to scale the fences several times early Friday and a handful managed to get across. Thousands of migrants seeking a better life in Europe are living illegally in Morocco, hoping they can enter Melilla and Spain's other north African coastal enclave, Ceuta. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)

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Sub-Saharan migrants climb over a metallic fence that divides Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla. Officials said several hundred African migrants tried to cross barbed-wire border fences to enter the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco but most were turned back by security forces from both sides. An Interior Ministry spokesman in Melilla said the migrants attempted to scale the fences several times early Friday and a handful managed to get across. Read more

A would-be immigrant looks on next to tents outside the Temporary Immigration Centre in the early morning on March 21, 2014 in Melilla, Spain. Around 500 would-be immigrants entered Melilla on March 17 from Morocco, forcing the Temporary Immigration Centre (CETI) to shelter around four times its capacity, which is 480 people. The army has placed temporary tents outside the Centre to make space while the government has said it plans to send some to the peninsula.

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A would-be immigrant stands next to tents outside the temporary immigration centre in Melilla, Spain. Approximately 500 would-be immigrants entered Melilla on March 17 from Morocco, forcing the centre to shelter about four times its capacity.

A man walks on a sand dune with his camels in Mhamid el-Ghizlane, in the Moroccan southern Sahara desert.

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A man walks with his camels in M’hamid el-Ghizlane, in the Moroccan southern Sahara desert.

Would-be immigrants drink and eat at Tarifa's harbour on April 22, 2013, after being rescued off the Spanish Coast. Spanish lifeguards today saved 32 African immigrants trying to cross the sea from Morocco to Spain in flimsy vessels, authorities said. A source in the lifeguard told AFP that Spanish rescuers hauled 32 migrants, of which all but one were men, from four vessels and took them to Tarifa on the southern tip of Spain.

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Immigrants drink and eat at Tarifa’s harbour after being rescued off the Spanish coast. Spanish lifeguards today saved 32 African immigrants trying to cross the sea from Morocco to Spain in flimsy vessels, authorities said. Read more