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African Migrants Brave Razor Wire to Make New Home

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Spanish police watch would-be immigrants climbing on a fence near Beni Enza, into the north African Spanish enclave of Melilla on March 28, 2014. Several hundreds people launched a dawn assault today to cross into the Spanish city, which lies on the northern tip of Morocco, and dozen made it across.JOSE COLON / AFP - Getty Images

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Officials say several hundred African migrants tried to cross barbed-wire border fences to enter the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco on Friday but most were turned back by security forces from both sides. Immigrants from all over Africa regularly dare the razor-wire fences of Spanish enclaves Ceuta and Melilla, which are surrounded by Moroccan territory and sea. European asylum rules and regulations have to be enforced in the enclaves, so once in Melilla or Ceuta, the immigrants are fed and given clothes and beds in special centers.

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A Spanish police officer on a motorcycle watches would-be immigrants cheering other ones who want to cross the fence from Morocco into the north African Spanish enclave of Melilla on Friday.JOSE COLON / AFP - Getty Images

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