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Image of Asia: Helping a friend at a migrant shelter

A migrant helps cut his friend's hair at a sports stadium that was turned into a temporary shelter in Lhoksukon, Aceh province, Indonesia, Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Hundreds of migrants abandoned at sea by smugglers in Southeast Asia have reached land and relative safety in the past two days. But an estimated 6,000 Bangladeshis and Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar remain trapped in crowded, wooden boats, migrant officials and activists said. With food and clean water running low, some could be in grave danger. (AP Photo/S. Yulinnas)

In this photo by S. Yulinnas, a migrant helps cut his friend’s hair at a sports stadium that was turned into a temporary shelter in Lhoksukon, Indonesia, after 600 migrants arrived by boat in the country’s westernmost province of Aceh. Migrants packed on wooden boats have also been arriving in Malaysia in recent days, and activists and officials say many more from Myanmar and Bangladesh are believed trapped at sea. The crisis has reached a tipping point as smugglers spooked by a regional crackdown on human trafficking have sometimes abandoned their ships and refused to take people to shore.

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