"The Door of Lampedusa, Door of Europe" underscores the situation of refugees who arrive on Lampedusa as the entry point to the rest of Europe.

"The Door of Lampedusa, Door of Europe" underscores the situation of refugees who arrive on Lampedusa as the entry point to the rest of Europe.

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Hundreds of coffins carrying the remains of people who died in a shipwreck on the island of Lampedusa on October 3rd were transported by navy boat for burial in different parts of Sicily

Hundreds of coffins carrying the remains of people who died in a shipwreck on the island of Lampedusa on Oct. 3 were transported by navy boat for burial in different parts of Sicily.

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Families in the port watch coffins transport: Hundreds of people stood on Lampedusa's port on the night of October 13 to bid farewell to their loved ones as a crane transfers the coffins into a navy boat for an uncertain funeral in Sicily.

Hundreds of people stand on Lampedusa's port on the night of Oct. 13 to bid farewell to loved ones as a crane transfers the coffins into a navy boat for an uncertain funeral in Sicily.

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Locals put up signs throughout Lampedusa to protest the visit of politicians who came after the shipwreck. More than 350 people -mostly from the African nation of Eritrea- lost their lives. Many Lampedusans protested the lack of resources and support from

Locals put up signs throughout Lampedusa to protest politicians who came after the shipwreck. More than 350 people — mostly from the African nation of Eritrea — lost their lives. Many Lampedusans protested the lack of resources and support from the Italian state to deal with the immediate needs of survivors and the families of the victims.

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Valeria Fernandez

The shipwreck in Lampedusa made national headlines for weeks in Italy and drew a public denunciation from Pope Francis who had visited the island in July 2013.

The shipwreck in Lampedusa made national headlines for weeks in Italy and drew a public denunciation from Pope Francis, who had visited the island in July.

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Valeria Fernandez

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