"We brought in many babies out here on the concrete, on the tables, and they died in our arms." No one knows how many people Valamios and other locals saved from drowning, but it is believed to be in the hundreds. Together with other islanders, Valamios has been nominated by Greek academics and the Hellenic Olympic Committee for the Nobel Peace Prize. They have been chosen symbolically to represent all Greeks and volunteers who helped refugees. The award will be announced in Oslo on Friday. Far to the south, Lesbos, Greece's third-biggest island and just over four miles from the Turkish coast,

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