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In pictures: Warehouse a home for Italy's migrants


Seasonal work

Every year thousands of seasonal immigrant workers seek jobs over the autumn and winter picking citrus fruits in Calabria, the region on the southern toe of Italy.

Hundreds of them, mostly Africans who survived a perilous sea crossing from Libya, have been squatting in improvised cardboard shacks in an abandoned factory just outside the town of Rosarno.

This year the harvest has been poor, and many say they have struggled to find work.

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