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Feature - Refugees on Lesbos, Greece
Paolo Pellegrin
In early September 2015, an estimated 15,000 to 20,000 refugees, roughly 70% of them are Syrians, waited to complete their registration with the authorities in Mytilini, capital city of the Greek island of Lesbos. For most, the living conditions are miserable: sleeping on the ground, no access to toilets and extreme temperatures.
The Greek authorities have been overwhelmed by the number of refugees and due to this, the registration process has slowed down enormously. It takes 7 to 10 days for refugees to get their document ready that allow them to buy a ferry ticket and be transferred to the mainland....

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Lesbos, Greece. 2015. Refugees on the coast in Mytilini.
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Refugees come ashore near the village of Skala Sikamineas on...
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Volunteers help refugees come ashore near the village of Skala...
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Newly landed refugees near Skala Sikamineas. Lesbos, Greece,...
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Refugees wait in the Mytilini port area for their turn to be...
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Refugees wait in the Mytilini port area for their turn to be...
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Refugees wait in the Mytilini port area for their turn to be...
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Refugees wait in the Mytilini port area for their turn to be...
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Afghan refugees wait in the Mytilini port area for their turn...
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Refugees wait in the Mytilini port area for their turn to be...
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Refugees wait in the Mytilini port area for their turn to be...
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Afghan refugees wait in the Mytilini port area for their turn...
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Refugees waiting outside the police booth at Mytilini for their...
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Due to the long hours of waiting in extreme heat conditions and...
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Due to the long hours of waiting in extreme heat conditions and...
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Exhaustion and long hours of waiting in extreme heat sometimes...
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Clashes erupt between Syrian and Afghan refugees in the Mytilini...
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Clashes erupt between Syrian and Afghan refugees in the Mytilini...
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Clashes erupt between Syrian and Afghan refugees in the Mytilini...
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Greek police members in civilain clothing push back Afghan refugees...
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Clashes erupt between Syrian and Afghan refugees in the Mytilini...
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Greek police attack a group of refugees in front of the booth...
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Clashes erupt between Syrian and Afghan refugees in the Mytilini...
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Clashes erupt between Syrian and Afghan refugees in the Mytilini...
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Clashes erupt between Syrian and Afghan refugees in the Mytilini...
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Refugee sleeping on the ground in Mytilini, Lesbos.

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Syrian refugee in the Kare Tepe camp three kilometers outside...
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Refugees sleeping on the ground in Mytilini, Lesbos.
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Syrian refugees in the Kare Tepe camp three kilometres outside...
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Syrian refugees sleeping on the ground in the Kare Tepe camp...
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Refugees come ashore near the village of Skala Sikamineas on...
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Refugees coming ashore near a village on the north end of Lesbos,...
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