The Perilous Voyage of Libyan Refugees

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Italian authorities attend to one of two boats rescued by the coast guard off the coast of Lampedusa, Italy, on May 5, 2011. According to the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, on May 4, Lampedusa received some 3,200 people, mostly sub-Saharan Africans who had fled Libya in the past five days.

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