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As the sun rose over the Mediterranean, a dinghy carrying refugees fleeing the war in Syria reached the Greek Island of Kos on Wednesday.

Greece is one of the main routes into the European Union for tens of thousands of Asian and African migrants fleeing war and poverty every year. According to the Greek coast guard, the number of undocumented migrants entering Greece by sea reached 10,445 in the first quarter of 2015, compared to 2,863 people for the same period last year. The influx is testing the social and economic limits of a country already crippled by financial crisis.

Syrian refugees arrive in a dinghy on Kos island, Greece, on May 6, 2015.YANNIS KOLESIDIS / EPA