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After fleeing crisis-hit Libya by boat and making their way up Italy, the exhausted pair trudge in flimsy trainers along a pitch-black mountain trail in a nighttime bid to reach France.While controls along this route are strict in the summer months, it is closed to traffic in winter and rather than zealous police the biggest challenge facing the mainly African men is a freezing wind that buffets the 1,700 meter-high pass.The Italians, meanwhile, do everything possible to convince the migrants to turn back before it is too late.As night falls, the migrants put-off by the mountain stare at the timetable, planning to sneak on at the next chance.Most of those who do make it across, by train or on foot, eventually find themselves in a white French police van that serves as a shuttle bus from 6 in the morning until midnight, returning the migrants to Bardonecchia.
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