2007 Photo Contest, People in the News, 2nd prize

Arturo Rodríguez

The Associated Press

03 August, 2006

Tourists, security forces, and Red Cross workers attend to African migrants who have landed on La Tejita beach. Tens of thousands of migrants arrived in 2006, in small wooden boats with up to 150 people on board. They faced a sea journey of some 1,000km, and many arrived starving, dehydrated, or died on the way. Some migrants are repatriated, others are sent to mainland Spain, but many end up in limbo, unable to gain work papers yet unwilling to go home.

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Arturo Rodríguez

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