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Senegalese beach sellers in Spain

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The Fuengirola coast in Spain in 2006.
The Fuengirola coast in Spain in 2006. Wikimedia/CC/GFDL/Jonnyx

As this year's summer holiday season swings into full gear, Spain's southern coasts are as busy as ever. But the same thing can't be said for the many undocumented migrants from Africa that ply the beaches, selling fake handbags, sunglasses and watches. As most counterfeit goods are bought online these days, these "lookie lookie" men and women are often lucky to scrape a few euros profit each day. And over the next few months, there's likely to be more of them, as Spain has surpassed Italy as the top destination for migrants crossing the Mediterranean. Nik Martin saw for himself how the beach sellers of Fuengirola are mostly going unnoticed.

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