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24 Migrants Drown in Mediterranean

Twenty-four people trying to make it to Europe from Africa drowned after their boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea Sunday (Aug. 24), bringing to nearly 2,000 the number of people fleeing Africa and the Middle East who have drowned in the Mediterranean this year. Some 364 others were rescued by the Italian navy after the boat sank. 

(Photo: Filippo Moneforte/AFP/Getty Images)

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