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Nearly 100 Egyptians reach Italy amid Arab exodus

 Carabinieri police officers check migrants boarding a ship for Porto Empedocle, in Sicily, where they will be taken for document checks, in Lampedusa...
 A Carabinieri police officer walks past migrants as they wait to board a ship towards Porto Empedocle, in Sicily, where they will be taken for docume...

Italy Tunisia Migrants

Carabinieri police officers check migrants boarding a ship for Porto Empedocle, in Sicily, where they will be taken for document checks, in Lampedusa...

Italy Tunisia Migrants

A Carabinieri police officer walks past migrants as they wait to board a ship towards Porto Empedocle, in Sicily, where they will be taken for docume...

Almost 100 Egyptians have arrived in Sicily in two boats, the latest sign of what authorities say is a potentially huge wave of migration to Europe because of popular unrest in the Arab world.
One large boat carrying 66 migrants, including 10 possible minors, also was intercepted in Italy, close to Pozzallo, the Geneva-based International Organization for Migration said Wednesday. Another boat carrying 30 migrants, all but four of them minors, landed nearby in Ragusa, it said.
More than 5,330 Tunisians have already arrived the Italian island of Lampedusa, off the coast of Africa.
U.N. officials say European governments are bracing for a large influx of migrants due to turmoil in the Middle East.