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Yesterday marked World Refugee Day, as the United Nations high commissioner for refugees, António Guterres, visited Jordan to highlight the 1.6 million registered people who have fled the ongoing conflict in Syria. The UN refugee agency, which was set up in 1950 to aid those still displaced after World War II, reports that there are some 10.5 million refugees worldwide. -- Lloyd Young ( 29 photos total)
Afghan refugee children, swim in muddy water created from a broken water pipe, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on June 17. Pakistan hosts over 1.6 million registered Afghans, the largest and most protracted refugee population in the world, according to the UN refugee agency. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press)     

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PROTECTION MODE
PROTECTION MODE: A woman protected a child during a demonstration in Aisén, Chile, Thursday. Aisén leaders are holding meetings with government representatives in order to help residents attain a better quality of life. (Felipe Trueba/European Pressphoto Agency)

ON THE RUN
ON THE RUN: A man competed in the United Nations-sponsored Gaza Marathon Thursday. Some 2,200 children and 300 adults traversed the Gaza Strip north to south. The children ran segments of one kilometer (0.6 miles), while some of the adults ran full marathons, a spokesman said. (Ali Ali/European Pressphoto Agency)

HEADED HOME
HEADED HOME: Ethnic South Sudanese people prepared to board a train home from Khartoum, Sudan, Thursday. They have until April 8 to return home or acquire documents that allow them to stay in the north. (Ashraf Shazly/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

HUMOR IN TRAGEDY
HUMOR IN TRAGEDY: Alli Ferrell and Christian Murray waited as Lindsey Murray painted ‘For sale! Fixer upper’ on the side of their grandmother’s tornado-stricken home in Harrisburg, Ill., Wednesday. Their grandmother wasn’t at home at the time of the tornado. (Stephen Lance Dennee/Associated Press)

PEEKABOO
PEEKABOO: A woman peeked around a corner as casino owner Milton McGregor, behind his attorneys, walked to a courthouse in Montgomery, Ala., Thursday. The jury began deliberations in a gambling-corruption trial against Mr. McGregor and five others, including a state senator. (Amanda Sowards/Montgomery Advertiser/Associated Press)

PILEUP
PILEUP: Men tussled for a leather ball during an annual event in Jedburgh, Scotland, Thursday. The event, which started in the 1700s, involves ‘Uppies’ and ‘Doonies,’ residents from the upper and lower parts of Jedburgh, trying to get the ball to a part of town. (Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

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