Some of 219 migrants are taken care off from officers inside the italian navy amphibious assault ship San Marco after being rescued off the island of Lampedusa on October 25, 2013. Two boats were picked up by Italian Navy ships deployed in Italy's new Mare Nostrum search-and-rescue operation, launched after more than 400 migrants drowned in two disasters earlier this month. Nearly 700 refugees were rescued off Sicily in several operations as European leaders grapple with the issue of illegal immigration at a European Union summit.   AFP PHOTO /Filippo MONTEFORTE        (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)