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Photos: Over 1700 African migrants, including babies rescued in the Mediterranean in one day  

MSF Sea and the Italian Navy have rescued about 1700 African migrants, including small children and babies from dozens of small boats in the Mediterranean during the course of Thursday, June 23. Many of the unseaworthy rubber boats were spotted about 40km from the coast. The rescue ships are currently heading to Italy with the migrants.

Photo credit: MSF Sea