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In pictures: Greek coast guard recovers migrants' bodies in smuggling tragedy

Authorities pegged the death toll at at least 22 after a pair of smuggling vessels overturned in the eastern Aegean Sea.

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Two victims of a migrant boat sinking, in body bags, are seen at the port of Vathy on the Greek island of Samos, on Monday, May 5, 2014. At least 22 people drowned in the incident in the eastern Aegean Sea, while 36 were rescued and others remain missing. Coast guard officials recovered the bodies of two women, a man and a boy from the sea, and later found a further 18 bodies, including three children, inside the yacht after it was towed to Samos.

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A yacht used to transport immigrants illegally that overturned in a fatal accident is seen at the port of Vathy on the Greek island of Samos, on Monday, May 5, 2014.

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In this photo released by the Hellenic Coast Guard, divers search a yacht used to transport immigrants illegally that overturned in a fatal accident at the port of Vathy on the Greek island of Samos, on Monday, May 5, 2014.

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In this photo released by the Hellenic Coast Guard, local fishermen look at a yacht used to transport immigrants illegally that overturned in a fatal accident near the Greek island of Samos, on Monday, May 5, 2014.

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In this photo released by the Hellenic Coast Guard, local fishermen look a yacht used to transport immigrants illegally that overturned in a fatal accident near the Greek island of Samos, on Monday, May 5, 2014.

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