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Photos of the day - January 5, 2014

African migrants take part in a protest at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv January 5, 2014. About 10,000 African migrants, largely from Sudan and Eritrea, protested in central Tel Aviv on Sunday against Israel's slow processing of asylum requests and arrests of hundreds under an Israeli law, approved last month and contested by human rights groups, which entitles the authorities to detain migrants lacking valid visas without charges. (REUTERS/Nir Elias)

Thousands of African migrants march in Israel

Thousands of African migrants in Israel marched up to the embassies of the United States and European countries on Monday, Jan. 6, to demand asylum and work rights from the government.

About 60,000 African migrants, mostly from Sudan and Eritrea, have made the long journey trekking through Egypt and other Muslim countries to reach Israel in recent years. Some have fled the violence or oppression in their home countries while others have sought a better life and more economic opportunities in Israel. (The Canadian Press)