Migrants and refugees line up to board the ferry Eleftherios Venizelos, at the southeastern island of Kos, Greece, early Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
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Hundreds of Syrian migrants on the Greek island of Kos on Sunday began boarding a passenger ship that is to house and process them, in a bid to ease sometimes chaotic conditions onshore.Greek officials had delayed the embarkation at the quayside in Kos for more than a day, working on plans to avoid disorder among the increasingly desperate migrants who have arrived on the island in dinghies and small boats from nearby Turkey. The Greek government chartered the vessel -- which belongs to a company which ships tourists, cars and trucks to the Greek islands and across the Adriatic to Italy -- to take some of the pressure off Kos.
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