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Immigrants wait to board a ship on Wednesday in Lampedusa, Italy. Hundreds of migrants have recently arrived in Lampedusa fleeing the attacks by militant group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis, in Libya
Men wash before prayers at the fishing port of Conakry, Guinea’s capital. Last March, the World Health Organisation with support from Unicef and Doctors Without Borders vaccinated some 200,000 fishermen against cholera on islands north of Conakry
Strikers, near smoke from a flare, block an entrance at Antwerp port, one of the world’s biggest, on Monday. Trade unions and workers voiced anger over austerity measures announced by Belgium’s new government.
A giant inflatable rubber duck installation by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman floats through the Port of Los Angeles as part of the Tall Ships Festival, in San Pedro, California. The creation, which is five stories tall and five stories wide, has been seen floating in various cities around the world since 2007.
The wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which was hauled upright in September but remained partially submerged, is slowly being refloated near the port of Giglio Island, Italy, on Monday. In one of the biggest maritime disasters, the vessel hit a reef and partly capsized on 13 January 2012, after being steered dangerously close to the island.
Illegal Afghan immigrants wait to be expelled from their camp at Calais. French police early Wednesday began expelling around 650 migrants from camps in the northern port of Calais.
A group of migrants from Somalia that survived an accident in the Aegean Sea last week, arrive at the port of Piraeus in Athens on Monday
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A priest prays at Jindo, South Korea, where family members are waiting for bodies recovered from the capsized ferry Sewol. The ferry sank last Wednesday on a routine trip south from the port of Incheon to the sub-tropical holiday island of Jeju.
People fish on a pier at the port of Mariupol, located on the north of the Sea of Azov in eastern Ukraine.
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Port workers demonstrate outside the customs building in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The protesters say the government is not paying retired port workers their state pension plan, affecting over 1,000 of their union members.
An employee descends a gangway on a container ship moored in Southampton, UK, on Tuesday.
Labourers unload fish from a trawler at a port in Pattani, southern Thailand. Each day a small army of labourers from countries including Myanmar and Cambodia work sorting the daily catch at ports around the country.
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Tug boats put on a water display during the launch of the Chinese-built Colombo International Container Terminal in the harbour of Colombo on Monday. Sri Lanka launched its biggest port with Chinese funding to turn Colombo into a strategic shipping hub along the world’s most lucrative trading route.
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Prime Minister David Cameron looks over the River Thames estuary from the top of a 138m-high quay crane at the new London Gateway container port which is under construction on the River Thames near Tilbury in Essex on Monday
The world’s largest container ship, the CMA CGM Jules Verne which is sailing under the French flag, can carry 16,000 containers. It arrived in the port of Marseille on Monday.
Sri Lankan Muslim school girls stand on the edge of a sea port in Colombo on Monday after travelling from their town of Kalmunai, over 370km east of the capital Colombo.