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[Senegal] A farmer waters his crops, Senegal, 15 august 2006. The government of Senegal is allocating plots of farmland to Senegalese in an effort to dissuade them from migrating to Europe. The West African coastline is a springboard for migrants seeking to reach Europe. They board large, open fishing boats and head for the Canary Islands, about 1,500 km off the southern coast of Senegal.
© Pierre Holtz/IRIN