Photo Gallery: Risking Their Lives to Get to Europe
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Photo Gallery: Risking Their Lives to Get to Europe

Death in the Mediterranean Did European Soldiers Fail to Help Refugees in Distress?

Over 60 African refugees, including women and children, recently died trying to reach Europe when their boat ran adrift for two weeks in the Mediterranean. Western military personnel allegedly saw the boat and did nothing to help. Now the United Nations is investigating the case. SPIEGEL talked to survivors and reconstructed the course of events.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan
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