The rusting ship Ezadeen was packed with desperate Syrians and had no safety certificates. Photo: AFP The rusting ship Ezadeen was packed with desperate Syrians and had no safety certificates. Photo: AFP
The rusting ship Ezadeen was packed with desperate Syrians and had no safety certificates. Photo: AFP

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The rusting ship Ezadeen was packed with desperate Syrians and had no safety certificates. Photo: AFP The rusting ship Ezadeen was packed with desperate Syrians and had no safety certificates. Photo: AFP
The rusting ship Ezadeen was packed with desperate Syrians and had no safety certificates. Photo: AFP
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