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As part of our series on global migration, BBC News Online looks at the numbers of people migrating, where they are going and some of the implications of migration.

Over the past 15 years, the number of people crossing borders in search of a better life has been rising steadily. At the start of the 21st Century, one in every 35 people is an international migrant. If they all lived in the same place, it would be the world's fifth-largest country.

Click on the links above to explore different issues related to the growing movement of people.

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