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Syrian refugees call for help and empty water from their flooding raft as they approach the Greek island of Lesbos October 20, 2015. Thousands of refugees - mostly fleeing war-torn Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq - attempt daily to cross the Aegean Sea from nearby Turkey, a short trip but a perilous one in the inflatable boats the migrants use, often in rough seas.  REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Syrian refugees call for help and empty water from their flooding raft as they approach the Greek island of Lesbos October 20, 2015. Thousands of refugees - mostly fleeing war-torn Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq - attempt daily to cross the Aegean Sea...more

Syrian refugees call for help and empty water from their flooding raft as they approach the Greek island of Lesbos October 20, 2015. Thousands of refugees - mostly fleeing war-torn Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq - attempt daily to cross the Aegean Sea from nearby Turkey, a short trip but a perilous one in the inflatable boats the migrants use, often in rough seas. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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A Greek Red Cross volunteer comforts a crying Syrian refugee moments after disembarking from a flooded raft at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea from the Turkish coast on an overcrowded raft October 20, 2015.  REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A Greek Red Cross volunteer comforts a crying Syrian refugee moments after disembarking from a flooded raft at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea from the Turkish coast on an overcrowded raft October 20,...more

A Greek Red Cross volunteer comforts a crying Syrian refugee moments after disembarking from a flooded raft at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea from the Turkish coast on an overcrowded raft October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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A Syrian refugee boy rests on a pile of abandoned life vests moments after arriving at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos, after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea from the Turkish coast on an overcrowded raft, October 20, 2015.  REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A Syrian refugee boy rests on a pile of abandoned life vests moments after arriving at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos, after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea from the Turkish coast on an overcrowded raft, October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis...more

A Syrian refugee boy rests on a pile of abandoned life vests moments after arriving at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos, after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea from the Turkish coast on an overcrowded raft, October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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Afghan migrant family members embrace each other upon arriving at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea from the Turkish coast on an overcrowded raft October 20, 2015.  REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Afghan migrant family members embrace each other upon arriving at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea from the Turkish coast on an overcrowded raft October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Afghan migrant family members embrace each other upon arriving at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea from the Turkish coast on an overcrowded raft October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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A Syrian refugee boy disembarks from a raft at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea from the Turkish coast by an overcrowded raft October 20, 2015.   REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A Syrian refugee boy disembarks from a raft at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea from the Turkish coast by an overcrowded raft October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A Syrian refugee boy disembarks from a raft at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea from the Turkish coast by an overcrowded raft October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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An Afghan migrant woman cries as two relatives help her walk soon after arriving on an overcrowded raft at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos October 19, 2015.   REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

An Afghan migrant woman cries as two relatives help her walk soon after arriving on an overcrowded raft at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos October 19, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

An Afghan migrant woman cries as two relatives help her walk soon after arriving on an overcrowded raft at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos October 19, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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Two Syrian refugee students dry their documents at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos October 19, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Two Syrian refugee students dry their documents at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos October 19, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Two Syrian refugee students dry their documents at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos October 19, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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An Afghan migrant boy collapses in exhaustion soon after arriving on an overcrowded raft at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos October 19, 2015.  REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

An Afghan migrant boy collapses in exhaustion soon after arriving on an overcrowded raft at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos October 19, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

An Afghan migrant boy collapses in exhaustion soon after arriving on an overcrowded raft at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos October 19, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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A Syrian refugee tries to keep his children warm after being rescued by Greek fishermen on the Greek island of Lesbos October 19, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A Syrian refugee tries to keep his children warm after being rescued by Greek fishermen on the Greek island of Lesbos October 19, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A Syrian refugee tries to keep his children warm after being rescued by Greek fishermen on the Greek island of Lesbos October 19, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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An Afghan boy dries his shoes at a open fire outside a temporary UNHCR camp on the Greek island of Lesbos October 20, 2015.  REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

An Afghan boy dries his shoes at a open fire outside a temporary UNHCR camp on the Greek island of Lesbos October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

An Afghan boy dries his shoes at a open fire outside a temporary UNHCR camp on the Greek island of Lesbos October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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A volunteer (L) signals at arriving Syrian refugees in a raft at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos after they crossed a part of the Aegean Sea from the Turkish coast October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A volunteer (L) signals at arriving Syrian refugees in a raft at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos after they crossed a part of the Aegean Sea from the Turkish coast October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A volunteer (L) signals at arriving Syrian refugees in a raft at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos after they crossed a part of the Aegean Sea from the Turkish coast October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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Thousants of life vests left by migrants and refugees are piled up at a garbage dump site on the Greek island of Lesbos, October 19, 2015. T REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Thousants of life vests left by migrants and refugees are piled up at a garbage dump site on the Greek island of Lesbos, October 19, 2015. T REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Thousants of life vests left by migrants and refugees are piled up at a garbage dump site on the Greek island of Lesbos, October 19, 2015. T REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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A crying Syrian refugee child is carried by a volunteer after arriving in a raft at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos, after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea from the Turkish coast, October 20, 2015.  REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A crying Syrian refugee child is carried by a volunteer after arriving in a raft at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos, after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea from the Turkish coast, October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A crying Syrian refugee child is carried by a volunteer after arriving in a raft at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos, after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea from the Turkish coast, October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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An Afghan migrant boy cries soon after arriving on an overcrowded raft at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos October 19, 2015.  REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

An Afghan migrant boy cries soon after arriving on an overcrowded raft at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos October 19, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

An Afghan migrant boy cries soon after arriving on an overcrowded raft at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos October 19, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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An Afghan migrant jumps off an overcrowded raft onto a beach at the Greek island of Lesbos October 19, 2015.  REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

An Afghan migrant jumps off an overcrowded raft onto a beach at the Greek island of Lesbos October 19, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

An Afghan migrant jumps off an overcrowded raft onto a beach at the Greek island of Lesbos October 19, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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A wooden boat, used by migrants and refugees, is abandoned at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A wooden boat, used by migrants and refugees, is abandoned at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A wooden boat, used by migrants and refugees, is abandoned at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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A Syrian refugee rests on a bench next to abandoned life vests after arriving at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos, after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea from the Turkish coast on an overcrowded raft, October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A Syrian refugee rests on a bench next to abandoned life vests after arriving at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos, after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea from the Turkish coast on an overcrowded raft, October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A Syrian refugee rests on a bench next to abandoned life vests after arriving at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos, after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea from the Turkish coast on an overcrowded raft, October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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