Photo Gallery: Calls for New Asylum Policy Follow Lampedusa Disaster 10/07/2013
 Lampedusa is one of Europe's flash points for immigration, with tens of...
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Lampedusa is one of Europe's flash points for immigration, with tens of thousands of refugees from Africa making their way to its shores each year in boats that are seldom seaworthy. It is estimated that between 10,000 and 20,000 refugees have perished while making the journey over the years.