In pictures: Rescue over 8,000 migrants in Mediterranean

The UN estimates that there are more than half a million refugees, asylum seekers and displaced people in Libya alone.
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A Libyan coast guardsman stands on a boat during the rescue of 147 illegal immigrants attempting to reach Europe off the coastal town of Zawiyah, 45 kilometres west of the capital Tripoli, on June 27, 2017. More than 8,000 migrants have been rescued in waters off Libya during the past 48 hours in difficult weather conditions, Italy's coastguard said on June 27, 2017. (TAHA JAWASHI/AFP/Getty Images)
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A picture taken on June 27, 2017 shows illegal immigrants being transported to a detention centre in the Libyan coastal town of Zawiyah, 45 kilometres west of the capital Tripoli, after their rescue while attempting to reach Europe. (TAHA JAWASHI/AFP/Getty Images)
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A migrant mother carries a baby during a rescue operation by the Libyan coastguard of 147 people who attempted to reach Europe, off the coastal town of Zawiyah, 45 kilometres west of the capital Tripoli, on June 27, 2017. More than 8,000 migrants have been rescued in waters off Libya during the past 48 hours in difficult weather conditions, Italy's coastguard said on June 27, 2017. (TAHA JAWASHI/AFP/Getty Images)
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A picture taken on June 27, 2017 shows Libyan coast guardsmen standing in a dinghy carrying illegal immigrants during a rescue operation of 147 people who were attempting to reach Europe, off the coastal town of Zawiyah, 45 kilometres west of the capital Tripoli. More than 8,000 migrants have been rescued in waters off Libya during the past 48 hours in difficult weather conditions, Italy's coastguard said on June 27, 2017. (TAHA JAWASHI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Libyan coast guardsmen carry a child off a boat during the rescue of 147 illegal immigrants attempting to reach Europe off the coastal town of Zawiyah, 45 kilometres west of the capital Tripoli, on June 27, 2017. More than 8,000 migrants have been rescued in waters off Libya during the past 48 hours in difficult weather conditions, Italy's coastguard said on June 27, 2017. (TAHA JAWASHI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Libyan coast guardsmen carry a baby off a boat during the rescue of 147 illegal immigrants attempting to reach Europe off the coastal town of Zawiyah, 45 kilometres west of the capital Tripoli, on June 27, 2017. More than 8,000 migrants have been rescued in waters off Libya during the past 48 hours in difficult weather conditions, Italy's coastguard said on June 27, 2017. (TAHA JAWASHI/AFP/Getty Images)
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A Libyan coast guardsman pulls in a dinghy carrying illegal immigrants, during the rescue of 147 people who attempted to reach Europe off the coastal town of Zawiyah, 45 kilometres west of the capital Tripoli, on June 27, 2017. More than 8,000 migrants have been rescued in waters off Libya during the past 48 hours in difficult weather conditions, Italy's coastguard said on June 27, 2017. (TAHA JAWASHI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Illegal immigrant children who were rescued while attempting to reach Europe await to be transported to a detention centre in Libyan the coastal town of Zawiyah, 45 kilometres west of the capital Tripoli, on June 27, 2017. More than 8,000 migrants have been rescued in waters off Libya during the past 48 hours in difficult weather conditions, Italy's coastguard said on June 27, 2017. (TAHA JAWASHI/AFP/Getty Images)
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A Libyan coast guardsman stands on a boat during the rescue of 147 illegal immigrants attempting to reach Europe off the coastal town of Zawiyah, 45 kilometres west of the capital Tripoli, on June 27, 2017. More than 8,000 migrants have been rescued in waters off Libya during the past 48 hours in difficult weather conditions, Italy's coastguard said on June 27, 2017. (TAHA JAWASHI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Libyan coast guardsmen rescue illegal immigrants who attempted to reach Europe, off the coastal town of Zawiyah, 45 kilometres west of the capital Tripoli, on June 27, 2017. More than 8,000 migrants have been rescued in waters off Libya during the past 48 hours in difficult weather conditions, Italy's coastguard said on June 27, 2017. (TAHA JAWASHI/AFP/Getty Images)