Pictures: World Refugee Day 2013

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World Refugee Day 2013 comes at a time when the number of refugees is at its highest globally in almost 20 years. According to a UN report, 7.6 million people were displaced in 2012.

A report issued from the office of the UN High commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR) said that the Syrian crisis has been a “major new factor” in driving up refugee numbers.

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“These truly are alarming numbers. They reflect individual suffering on a huge scale and they and they reflect the difficulties of the international community in preventing conflicts and promoting timely solutions for them,” said UNHCR chief Antonio Guterres. Continue reading below »

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Palestinians receive food aid from the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) in the al-Shati camp, Gaza (Getty)
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Image 1 of 8:  1 / 8Palestinians receive food aid from the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) in the al-Shati camp, Gaza (Getty)

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Syrians at a Turkish refugee camp (Getty)
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Image 2 of 8:  2 / 8Syrians at a Turkish refugee camp (Getty)

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Syrian-Kurdish refugees walk along a dirt road at the Domiz refugee camp, 20 km southeast of the northern Iraqi city of Dohuk (AFP)
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Image 3 of 8:  3 / 8Syrian-Kurdish refugees walk along a dirt road at the Domiz refugee camp, 20 km southeast of the northern Iraqi city of Dohuk (AFP)

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A woman looks at dresses in a covered stall in the northern Jordanian Zaatari refugee camp, now home to 160,000 Syrians (AFP)
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Image 4 of 8:  4 / 8A woman looks at dresses in a covered stall in the northern Jordanian Zaatari refugee camp, now home to 160,000 Syrians (AFP)

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US actress Angelina Jolie listening to Syrian refugees in a Jordanian military camp based the the Jordan-Syria border (UNHCR / AFP)
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Image 5 of 8:  5 / 8US actress Angelina Jolie listening to Syrian refugees in a Jordanian military camp based the the Jordan-Syria border (UNHCR / AFP)

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War and other crises drove one person from their home every 4.1 seconds last year, the UN refugee agency reported, pushing the number of people forcibly displaced to a two-decade high of 45.2 million (Getty)
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Image 6 of 8:  6 / 8War and other crises drove one person from their home every 4.1 seconds last year, the UN refugee agency reported, pushing the number of people forcibly displaced to a two-decade high of 45.2 million (Getty)

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Somali refugees wait for water, Dadaab, Kenya. The three camps at Dadaab, which were designed for 90,000 people, now have a population of about 250,000 Somali civilians (AFP)
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Image 7 of 8:  7 / 8Somali refugees wait for water, Dadaab, Kenya. The three camps at Dadaab, which were designed for 90,000 people, now have a population of about 250,000 Somali civilians (AFP)

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Sudanese women wave their national flag as they wait for the arrival of special envoys in the Shangil Tobaya area for displaced people in North Darfur state (AFP)
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Image 8 of 8:  8 / 8Sudanese women wave their national flag as they wait for the arrival of special envoys in the Shangil Tobaya area for displaced people in North Darfur state (AFP)

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Palestinians receive food aid from the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) in the al-Shati camp, Gaza (Getty)

Image 1 of 8Palestinians receive food aid from the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) in the al-Shati camp, Gaza (Getty)

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Syrians at a Turkish refugee camp (Getty)

Image 2 of 8Syrians at a Turkish refugee camp (Getty)

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Syrian-Kurdish refugees walk along a dirt road at the Domiz refugee camp, 20 km southeast of the northern Iraqi city of Dohuk (AFP)

Image 3 of 8Syrian-Kurdish refugees walk along a dirt road at the Domiz refugee camp, 20 km southeast of the northern Iraqi city of Dohuk (AFP)

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A woman looks at dresses in a covered stall in the northern Jordanian Zaatari refugee camp, now home to 160,000 Syrians (AFP)

Image 4 of 8A woman looks at dresses in a covered stall in the northern Jordanian Zaatari refugee camp, now home to 160,000 Syrians (AFP)

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US actress Angelina Jolie listening to Syrian refugees in a Jordanian military camp based the the Jordan-Syria border (UNHCR / AFP)

Image 5 of 8US actress Angelina Jolie listening to Syrian refugees in a Jordanian military camp based the the Jordan-Syria border (UNHCR / AFP)

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War and other crises drove one person from their home every 4.1 seconds last year, the UN refugee agency reported, pushing the number of people forcibly displaced to a two-decade high of 45.2 million (Getty)

Image 6 of 8War and other crises drove one person from their home every 4.1 seconds last year, the UN refugee agency reported, pushing the number of people forcibly displaced to a two-decade high of 45.2 million (Getty)

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Somali refugees wait for water, Dadaab, Kenya. The three camps at Dadaab, which were designed for 90,000 people, now have a population of about 250,000 Somali civilians (AFP)

Image 7 of 8Somali refugees wait for water, Dadaab, Kenya. The three camps at Dadaab, which were designed for 90,000 people, now have a population of about 250,000 Somali civilians (AFP)

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Sudanese women wave their national flag as they wait for the arrival of special envoys in the Shangil Tobaya area for displaced people in North Darfur state (AFP)

Image 8 of 8Sudanese women wave their national flag as they wait for the arrival of special envoys in the Shangil Tobaya area for displaced people in North Darfur state (AFP)

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According to the report, 55 percent of refugees come from five countries: Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia and Sudan. But where are they now?

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