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ALGECIRAS, Spain: It's the largest annual human migration in Europe: Millions of people from France, Belgium and Italy cross Spain every summer to spend their holidays with family in North Africa.In 2016, Spain's civil protection agency registered 2.8 million passengers crossing the country, and it expects even more to make the trip this year.Said Arrhamani, who lives in France's northeastern Ardennes region, knows the route off by heart, having done it since he was a kid when his family would spend their summer holidays in Rabat in Morocco. It's now his turn to drive his four young children more than 2,000 kilometers down to the port of Algeciras in Spain's south, through which more than half of those crossing the country transit.To avoid illegal immigration and fearing extremist attacks, agents from 16 other European countries have been mobilized to work with officers in Spain.Last year, they checked 1.6 million passengers, Spanish police say.
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