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Influx of Libyan immigrants to Italy

Italian authorities are struggling to deal with a huge influx of migrants arriving from North Africa.

About 300 people arrived in a boat from Libya on Sunday. They included a woman and her baby, born during the crossing.

Several other boats, carrying hundreds more migrants, are expected to reach Italy within hours.

The BBC's Anna Holligan reports.

  • 28 Mar 2011
  • From the section Europe
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