2007 Photo Contest, Spot News, Singles, 2nd prize

Arturo Rodríguez

The Associated Press

07 September, 2006

African immigrants wait on the quayside in the port of Los Abrigos. They will be transferred to a police station, and later to a holding center from where they will either be repatriated or sent on to the mainland.

Spanish officials estimated that more than 31,000 people reached the Atlantic islands illegally during the year, a fivefold increase on 2005.

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Arturo Rodríguez

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