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Refugees snap selfies to celebrate journey to new shores

Refugees take picture on beach in celebration of reaching Greek island to join thousands of other refugees are waiting to enter Europe

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A group of men posed while one held a selfie-stick to capture the moment they arrived on the Greek island of Lesbos this week.

The selfie was taken in celebration of their successful journey from Turkey to Greece that many before them had embarked on and tragically died.

According to Britain's Daily Mail, the men arrived on Eftalou beach at dusk by a rubber boat to join the thousands of refugees who have fled before them in hope of seeking refuge in Europe.

Other families were also on shore taking pictures to capture their happy moment arriving on land.

refugee selfie
refugee selfie
Migrants and refugees, one of them swims, arrive after crossing from Turkey, at the southeastern island of Kos, AP
Migrants and refugees, one of them swims, arrive after crossing from Turkey, at the southeastern island of Kos, AP
A mother plays with her daughter after their arrival from the Turkish coasts to the Greek island of Lesbos, AP
A mother plays with her daughter after their arrival from the Turkish coasts to the Greek island of Lesbos, AP
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