Somali migrants rescued off Malta in Pictures

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Aug 16th, 2012
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African would-be immigrants wait to be tagged by immigration police after arriving at the Armed Forces of Malta Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Valletta’s Marsamxett Harbour early August 16, 2012. 158 migrants were rescued by the Maltese armed forces on Thursday but six died before they could be saved, the Maltese armed forces said. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

African would-be immigrants lie on the deck of a search and rescue vessel after arriving at the Armed Forces of Malta Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Valletta’s Marsamxett Harbour early August 16, 2012. 158 migrants were rescued by the Maltese armed forces on Thursday but six died before they could be saved, the Maltese armed forces said. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) sailors assist African would-be immigrants to disembark from a search and rescue vessel at the AFM Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Valletta’s Marsamxett Harbour early August 16, 2012. 158 migrants were rescued by the Maltese armed forces on Thursday but six died before they could be saved, the Maltese armed forces said. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

African would-be immigrants disembark from a patrol boat after arriving at the Armed Forces of Malta Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Valletta’s Marsamxett Harbour early August 16, 2012. 158 migrants were rescued by the Maltese armed forces on Thursday but six died before they could be saved, the Maltese armed forces said. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

African would-be immigrants are tagged by immigration police as they disembark from a patrol boat after arriving at the Armed Forces of Malta Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Valletta’s Marsamxett Harbour early August 16, 2012. 158 migrants were rescued by the Maltese armed forces on Thursday but six died before they could be saved, the Maltese armed forces said. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

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