In pictures: Burmese migrants


Coast patrols

Thai marine police - the equivalent of the coastguard - check a Burmese boat for illegal immigrants. These turn out to be Burmese fishermen hoping to sell their catch for a better price in Thailand.

With so many boats making the crossing to Thailand every day, intercepting illegal migrants at sea is a near-impossible task.

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