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Sub-Saharan immigrants, some of them wounded after climbing a fence, stand inside a temporary camp set up for immigrants who gained access to the Spanish enclave of Melilla on March 19.
Tens of thousands of migrants try to force their way every year into Europe along half a dozen routes, but nowhere is this constant struggle more dramatic than the seaside Spanish enclaves of Melilla and Ceuta, which offer the only land route between the world’s richest and poorest continents. Nearly every week hundreds of migrants creep down from mountain camps to throw themselves through Moroccan police and clamber over three barbed-wire laced fences. Here, immigration has become an Olympic event.
-- The Associated Press
Sub-Saharan migrants sit atop the 20-foot fence dividing Europe from Africa at Melilla on April 3, refusing to come down. Buffeted by the chilly winds whipping along the epic cliffs of Africa’s Mediterranean coast, some 27 men sat on the fence for more than seven hours, nursing their bloody feet and pleading in broken French for assistance from the Red Cross.
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