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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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Another year has come and gone and with it hundreds of thousands of images have recorded the world's evolving history; moments in individual lives; the weather and it's affects on the planet; acts of humanity and tragedies brought by man and by nature. The following is a compilation - not meant to be comprehensive in any way - of images from the first 4 months of 2012. Parts II and III to follow this week. -- Paula Nelson ( 64 photos total)
Fireworks light up the skyline and Big Ben just after midnight, January 1, 2012 in London, England. Thousands of people lined the banks of the River Thames in central London to ring in the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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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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As the year draws to a close, we asked some A List Apart readers to tell us what they learned about the web in 2011. Together their responses summarize the joys and challenges of this magical place we call the internet. We need to continue to iterate, to embrace change, and challenge complexity to keep shipping. Above all, we must continue to reach out to one another, to teach, to support, to help, and to build the community that sustains us.

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