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A refugee transit center on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, in a photo taken last year. Two class action lawsuits are seeking injunctions to transfer refugees held there to Australia and award damages to them. Aziz Abdul/AP hide caption

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A 12-year-old Iranian refugee girl, who had tried to set herself on fire with petrol, rests in a bed in Nauru, where nearly 1,000 refugees and asylum seekers have been sent by the government of Australia. Mike Leyral/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A handout photo from the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship shows the detention camp at Manus Island in 2012. Some asylum-seekers are heading to the U.S. for resettlement. Getty Images hide caption

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A closeup satellite image of a detention camp in Nauru taken on July 24, 2013. DigitalGlobe/ScapeWare3d/DigitalGlobe/Getty Images hide caption

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Diabetic patients get their feet treated at the Nauru Center of Public Health. The Pacific island nation has a high rate of type 2 diabetes. Matthieu Paley/Corbis hide caption

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