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Greece Scrambles to Finalize EU Migrant Deportation Plan

Hours before the scheduled start of the deportation of hundreds of migrants from the island of Lesbos, Greek officials had yet to finalize their plans under a deal between the European Union and Turkey. Activists in Lesbos planned a protest for Monday when Greek authorities, with the help of hundreds of border police officers from EU countries, were to escort migrants from the Moria migrant detention camp outside the island’s main city of Mytilini to a port where ferries were to take them back to Turkey.
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Greece will begin deporting migrants back to Turkey on Monday from Mytilini's port, April 3, 2016.
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Greece will begin deporting migrants back to Turkey on Monday from Mytilini's port, April 3, 2016.

A camp at Mantamados sits empty, April 3, 2016. Aid workers at the site said the drop in the number of arrivals since the agreement between the European Union and Turkey is the reason, but Doctors Without Borders officials said the cause is unclear.
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A camp at Mantamados sits empty, April 3, 2016. Aid workers at the site said the drop in the number of arrivals since the agreement between the European Union and Turkey is the reason, but Doctors Without Borders officials said the cause is unclear.

European Union nations have sent resources to Lesbos to help Greece deport migrants in accordance with the EU-Turkey agreement, April 3, 2016. A British Border Force cutter stands ready to assist in Mytilini harbor.
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European Union nations have sent resources to Lesbos to help Greece deport migrants in accordance with the EU-Turkey agreement, April 3, 2016. A British Border Force cutter stands ready to assist in Mytilini harbor.

Residents of Lesbos peer into a British cutter that has been sent as part of a European Uunion force to assist Greece in returning migrants to Turkey, April 3, 2016.
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Residents of Lesbos peer into a British cutter that has been sent as part of a European Uunion force to assist Greece in returning migrants to Turkey, April 3, 2016.

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