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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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In this week’s pictures, a soldier takes part in Victory Day commemorations in Moscow, a graduate dresses casually at a commencement ceremony President Obama attends in Ohio, a woman in a wedding dress gets muddy in England, and more.

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Firefighters sprayed foam over police officers during a protest at the Minister-President’s office in Brussels Friday. Members of Brussels’ fire brigade are demanding clearer rules for promotions. (Yves Herman/Reuters)

TENT SHIELD
Jordanian police carried tents over their heads to protect protesters from stones thrown by government supporters during a demonstration for political reform in Amman Friday. (Muhammad Hamed/Reuters)

FACTORY FIRE
People marched down Broadway Street in New York City with shirts bearing the names of the 146 people who died on March 25, 1911, in the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire. The fire, at a factory in the downtown New York, resulted in stronger workers’ rights and new fire safety laws. (Justin Lane/EPA)

MEDAL FOR METTLE
Medal of Honor recipient Marine Corps Lt. Corporal Richard Pittman donned his medal during the medal’s 150th anniversary ceremony at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., Friday. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

SEEKING HEAT
A man warmed himself at a shelter for victims of a tsunami on the island of Oshima, Japan, Friday. (Damir Sagolj/Reuters)

REBEL GUARD
A Libyan rebel guarded worshipers performing the Friday noon prayer in Benghazi Friday as coalition forces launched a seventh day of airstrikes against the regime of Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi. (Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images)

ROLLING OUT THE RED CARPET
A red carpet was ready to be rolled out at Wanxiang Group’s electric automobile division in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, Friday. Wanxiang is China’s biggest auto-parts maker. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg)

ROCKET EXCHANGE
Palestinians walked past the destroyed office of Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniya in Gaza City Friday. Israeli aircraft attacked four targets in the Gaza Strip during the night, wounding three people, in response to Palestinian rocket attacks on Israel. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)

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