Photo Gallery: Crossing to Safety
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Photo Gallery: Crossing to Safety

North Africans Fleeing for Europe First Boatload from Libya Arrives on Italian Soil

Migrants from Africa, including the first refugees from Libya, once again besieged the Italian island of Lampedusa over the weekend. The tiny European outpost is struggling to come to terms with the onslaught and Rome is planning to ship many of them to tent cities on the mainland.
msm -- with wires and reporting by Katharina Peters