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Perilous rescues of refugee boats in the Mediterranean

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A life boat carrying the bodies of 29 refugees, who died on a rubber boat north of Libya while crossing the Mediterranean Sea, is dragged by a sailing boat of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms on October 5, 2016.
Refugees step over dead bodies while being rescued by members of Proactiva Open Arms NGO in the Mediterranean Sea, north of Libya, on October 4, 2016.
A member of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms stands near a life boat carrying the bodies of 29 refugees, who died on a rubber boat north of Libya while crossing the Mediterranean Sea, as it is dragged by the Proactiva Open Arms sailing boat on October 5, 2016.
The bodies of refugees who died on a rubber boat lie on a boat in the Mediterranean Sea, north of Libya, on October 5, 2016.
Refugees wait to be rescued by members of Proactiva Open Arms NGO in the Mediterranean Sea, north of Libya, on October 4, 2016.
Refugees wait to be rescued by members of Proactiva Open Arms NGO in the Mediterranean sea, some 12 nautical miles north of Libya, on October 4, 2016.
Refugees are rescued from the Mediterranean sea by a member of Proactiva Open Arms NGO in the Mediterranean Sea, north of Libya, on October 4, 2016.
A refugee waits to be rescued by members of Proactiva Open Arms NGO in the Mediterranean sea, north of Libya, on October 4, 2016.
Refugees try to pull a child out of the water as they wait to be rescued by members of Proactiva Open Arms NGO in the Mediterranean sea, north of Libya, on October 4, 2016.
Refugees wait to be rescued by members of Proactiva Open Arms NGO in the Mediterranean Sea, north of Libya, on October 4, 2016.
Refugees gesture towards members of Proactiva Open Arms NGO as they wait to be rescued in the Mediterranean sea, north of Libya, on October 4, 2016.
Refugees wait to be rescued as they drift in the Mediterranean Sea some 20 nautical miles north off Libya on October 3, 2016.

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