World Refugee Day

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Afghan refugee girl, Fatima Gu, 7, looks on while putting henna on her hand, in a neighborhood on on the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, June 20, 2011. World Refugee Day is observed on Monday. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

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World Refugee Day is observed Wednesday, June 20, 2012. UNHCR claims a record 800,000 people were forced to flee across borders last year, more than at any time since 2000.