In tweets: Migrants rescued by Italian navy

Matthew Price, on board an Italian navy ship, witnesses a rescue unfold

The BBC's Matthew Price witnessed the rescue of about 270 migrants by the Italian navy from an overloaded boat in the Mediterranean on Friday.

They recorded the moments that dozens of people were taken off the boat and put in Italian navy dinghies. Most of those on board were refugees from Syria.

Here's how @BBCMatthewPrice covered his day with the Italian navy and their rescue operation on Twitter.

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Tweet by the BBC's Matthew Price
A chocolate given to the BBC's Matthew Price when it went on a trip with the Italian Navy - 20 June 2014
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Tweet by the BBC's Matthew Price
Tweet by the BBC's Matthew Price
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Tweet by the BBC's Matthew Price
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Tweet by the BBC's Matthew Price
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Tweet by the BBC's Matthew Price
A boat carrying migrants in the Mediterranean - 20 June 2014
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Tweet by the BBC's Matthew Price
The view through from an Italian navy vessel of a boat carrying migrants near two large tankers in the Mediterranean - 20 June 2014
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Tweet by the BBC's Matthew Price
Map showing location of Italian navy vessel during rescue operation - 20 June 2014
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Tweet by the BBC's Matthew Price
The loaded boat in the Mediterranean, showing migrants on board wearing lifejackets - 20 June 2014
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Tweet by the BBC's Matthew Price
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Tweet to the BBC's Matthew Price
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Tweet by the BBC's Matthew Price
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Tweet by the BBC's Matthew Price
Migrant boat in the Mediterranean - 20 June 2014
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Tweet by the BBC's Matthew Price
The view from the Italian navy vessel as it moved closer to the migrant boat - 20 June 2014
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Tweet by the BBC's Matthew Price
An Italian navy vessel moves in to rescue migrants stranded on a small boat in the Mediterranean - 20 June 2014
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Tweet by the BBC's Matthew Price
Migrants crammed on to a small boat on the Mediterranean - 20 June 2014
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Tweet by the BBC's Matthew Price
The boats involved in the rescue operation in the middle of the Mediterranean - 20 June 2014

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