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Boats sail on the Mediterranean sea during a cold morning off the coast in Michmoret, Israel.

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Women and children sit on a rescue boat some 53 nautical miles (98 kilometers) from the coast of Libya in the Mediterranean Sea. The humanitarian rescue ship Ocean Viking pulled 48 people from a small and overcrowded wooden boat including a newborn and a pregnant woman.

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Migrants are transferred onto a dinghy from a 14-meter sailboat Josefa, run by the group Resqship, after being rescued near the Bouri Oil Fields, to be taken onto the humanitarian ship Ocean Viking, in the Mediterranean Sea. Thirty-four migrants including women and the small child who were rescued by the German sailboat have been successfully taken aboard the humanitarian ship in international waters north of Libya despite a thunderstorm.

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In this photo released by the SOS Mediterranee rescue team distributes life-jackets to men, women and children on a rubber boat in distress off Libya, before taking them onboard the Ocean Viking rescue ship. Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who has triggered a government crisis in Italy, said he is preparing to sign a ban on the ship's entry into Italian waters.

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In this photo provided by the Marine Nationale, a Tunisian ship and a Cypriot ship are seen after a collision in the Mediterranean Sea north of Corsica island. French maritime authorities are trying to contain an apparent oil spill after two merchant ships collided in the Mediterranean Sea north of Corsica. A spokesman for the regional French maritime authority said no one was injured in the collision Sunday, and the size and exact nature of the spill remain unclear.

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In this photo, migrants rest on the deck of the Open Arms boat, after being rescued off the coast of Libya in the early hours of the night. Rescuers from the Spanish non -profit Open Arms saved 87 migrants off the coast of Libya in a dramatic nighttime operation.

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Migrants wait to be rescued off the coast of Libya, as rescuers throw life jackets at them and urge them to stay calm. Rescuers from the Spanish non -profit Open Arms saved 87 migrants off the coast of Libya in a dramatic nighttime operation. The group included eight minors.

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Rescue workers from the Proactiva Open Arms Spanish NGO retrieve the bodies of an adult and a child amid the drifting remains of a destroyed migrant boat off the Libyan coast. A migrant rescue aid group accused Libya's coast guard of abandoning three people in the Mediterranean Sea, including an adult woman and a toddler who died, after intercepting some 160 Europe-bound migrants near the shores of the northern African country.

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Migrants sit in the Spanish-run Open Arms rescue ship after being rescued at sea. The Open Arms, with 60 migrants on board, was south of the Italian island of Sardinia, some 300 nautical miles from its destination Barcelona.

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An Italian Coast Guard boat approaches the French NGO "SOS Mediterranee" Aquarius ship as migrants are being transferred, in the Mediterranean Sea.

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The French NGO "SOS Mediterranee" Aquarius ship is seen in the Mediterranean Sea. Italy dispatched two ships to help take 629 migrants stuck off its shores on the days-long voyage to Spain in what is forecast to be bad weather, after the new populist government refused them safe port in a dramatic bid to force Europe to share the burden of unrelenting arrivals.

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Refugees and migrants are transferred to the SOS Mediterranee Aquarius rescue ship a day after being rescued by members of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, after they tried to leave Libya and reach European soil aboard an overcrowded rubber boat. Italy's coast guard said it had granted authorization for 105 migrants rescued at sea by a Spanish aid group to transfer to a sturdier boat after more than a daylong bureaucratic tussle left them exposed to the elements on the Mediterranean Sea.

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Refugees and migrants wait to be rescued by members of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, after leaving Libya trying to reach European soil aboard an overcrowded rubber boat, north of Libyan coast.

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Refugees and migrants are rescued by members of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, after leaving Libya trying to reach European soil aboard an overcrowded rubber boat, north of Libyan coast. In total 105 refugees and migrants from Bangladesh, Egypt, Nigeria, Marrocos, Gana, Pakistan, Sudan, Libya, Eritrea and Senegal were rescued in the overcrowded rubber boat.

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Refugees and migrants wait to be rescued by aid workers of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, after leaving Libya trying to reach European soil aboard an overcrowded rubber boat, 60 miles north of Al-Khums, Libya.

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Migrants from a sinking inflatable boat try to get on a Libyan coast guard boat, left, during a rescue operation at sea.

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Migrants from a sinking inflatable boat try to get on a Libyan coast guard boat during a rescue operation at sea.

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Migrants from a sinking inflatable dinghy try to get on a Libyan coast guard boat during a rescue operation at sea. Five migrants have died as a German nonprofit organization, Sea-Watch, and the Libyan coast guard tried to rescue them from their foundering boat in the Mediterranean, with each side blaming the other for botching the operation.

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A migrant struggles underneath a Libyan coast guard boat during a rescue operation at sea. Five migrants have died as a German nonprofit organization, Sea-Watch, and the Libyan coast guard tried to rescue them from their foundering boat in the Mediterranean, with each side blaming the other for botching the operation.

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Ghanaian refugees Simon, left, and Peace hold their newborn baby girl onboard a Spanish rescue vessel on the Mediterranean Sea. The Ghanaian woman gave birth right after being rescued by members of the Spanish NGO ProActiva Open Arms while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Libya to Italy.

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Members of the Spanish NGO ProActiva Open Arms distribute life jackets to migrants as they rescue them from a rubber dinghy on the Mediterranean Sea. ProActiva Open Arms rescued more than 200 migrants from foundering rubber dinghies about 25 miles north of the Libyan coastal town of al-Khums.

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Backdropped by an oil rig, an abandoned wooden boat floats in the Mediterranean Sea north of the Libyan coast. Rescuers from the Aquarius vessel of SOS Mediterranee and MSF (Doctors Without Borders) NGOs rescued seven persons from the boat which departed Libya the previous night.

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Rescuers put a life jacked on a child during a search and rescue operation conducted by SOS Mediterranee and MSF (Doctors Without Borders) NGOs, in the Mediterranean Sea, north of Libyan coast.

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NGO Open Arms conduct a rescue operation in the waters some 25 Nautical miles (29 miles, 46 kilometers) north of the Libyan coast. Some 120 migrants were rescued during the operation.

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Migrants wait to be rescued by aid workers of Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms in the Mediterranean Sea, about 15 miles north of Sabratha, Libya.

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African migrants try to reach a rescue boat from the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, after falling from the punctured rubber boat in the Mediterranean Sea, about 12 miles north of Sabratha, Libya.

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An African migrant tries to reach a rescue boat from the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, after being located sailing out of control on a punctured rubber boat in the Mediterranean Sea, about 12 miles north of Sabratha, Libya.

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Men sit on the deck of the rescue vessel Golfo Azzurro after being rescued by Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms workers on the Mediterranean Sea. A Spanish aid organization Thursday rescued more than 600 migrants who were attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea to Europe in packed boats from Libya.

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Migrants and refugees call out to Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms workers, after being located out of control sailing on a rubber boat in the Mediterranean Sea, about 18 miles north of Sabratha, Libya.

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In this frame grab provided by Russian Defense Ministry press service, long-range Kalibr cruise missile is launched from a board of the Krasnodar submarine in the Mediterranean. The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement, that the Admiral Essen frigate and the Krasnodar submarine in the Mediterranean Sea launched the missiles at IS targets in the area of the ancient city of Palmyra.

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In this image taken from video footage released by the Portuguese Air Force, migrants, wearing orange life vests, are seen in the water after jumping from their dinghy. Portuguese and Spanish rescue services have saved 34 migrants who leaped into the sea after their inflatable craft traveling from Morocco to Europe caught fire in the Mediterranean.

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Image provided by the U.S. Navy, the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launches a tomahawk land attack missile in the Mediterranean Sea as the United States blasted a Syrian air base with a barrage of cruise missiles in fiery retaliation for a gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians earlier in the week. North Korea has vowed to bolster its defenses to protect itself against airstrikes like the ones President Donald Trump ordered against an air base in Syria. The North called the airstrikes "absolutely unpardonable" and said it proves that its nuclear weapons are justified to protect the country against Washington's "evermore reckless moves for a war."

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Sub-Saharan migrants sit on the deck of the Golfo Azzurro boat after been rescued from a rubber boat by members of Proactive Open Arms NGO, in the Mediterranean sea, about 24 miles north of Sabratha, Libya.

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A Rafale fighter jet takes off from the deck of France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, used in the U.S.-led operation against Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

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Russian Su-33 fighter jets are parked on the flight deck of the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. The Russian military launched a series of strikes on militant targets in Syria involving carrier-borne fighters, marking the Admiral Kuznetsov's combat debut.

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Migrants in a dinghy are rescued by the vessel Responder, run by the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) and the Italian Red Cross, in the Mediterranean sea.

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Migrants, most of them from Eritrea, jump into the water from a crowded wooden boat as they are helped by members of an NGO during a rescue operation at the Mediterranean sea, about 13 miles north of Sabratha, Libya. Thousands of migrants and refugees were rescued Monday morning from more than 20 boats by members of Proactiva Open Arms NGO before transferring them to the Italian cost guards and others NGO vessels operating at the zone.

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A man holds himself on the side of a boat after jumping into the sea from a crowded wooden boat during a rescue operation at the Mediterranean sea, about 13 miles north of Sabratha, Libya. Thousands of migrants and refugees were rescued Monday morning from more than 20 boats by members of Proactiva Open Arms NGO before transferring them to the Italian cost guards and others NGO vessels operating at the zone.

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An Italian Navy ship sails past a burning dinghy after evacuating the migrants sailing on it in the Mediterranean sea toward the Italian coasts, about 17 miles north of Sabratha, Libya. More than seven hundred migrants were rescued Sunday morning from seven boats by members of Proactiva Open Arms NGO before transferring them to the Italian cost guards operating at the zone.

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In this photo, migrants from Nigeria and Ivory Coast rest on a vessel after being rescued by a Migrant Offshore Aid Station, MOAS team in the central Mediterranean Sea, close to the Libyan territorial waters.

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Migrants rescued off the Libyan coast peer out of a gate of the Siem Pilot ship to get the first sight of the Sardinia island as they sail in the Mediterranean sea.

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Migrants crowd the bridge of the Norwegian Siem Pilot ship sailing along the Mediterranean sea.

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