Greece: Immigrants Oddyssey by Giorgos Moutafis

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Greece / Samos island - Aegean sea / 07/11/2009.Greek Coast Guard during a night operation near Samos Island in Greece apprehending a boat with 25 immigrants. Samos is one of the main gates for immigrants trying to enter Europe through the Aegean Sea. The Greek-Turkish (sea and land) borders are of particular interest as they constitute, today, the main entry route to southeast Europe for thousands aliens. Groups of bedraggled men, women and children from as far away as Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Somalia and various countries in Asia, the Middle East and Africa arrive daily with the hope to find a better future. Hundrends have drowned in the Aegean Sea, that has come to be characterized as an aquatic grave for immigrants. Giorgos Moutafis