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Angelina Jolie Visits Syrian Refugees in Turkey

Angelina Jolie, center, waves as she leaves from a Syrian refugee camp in the southern Turkish town of Altinozu in Hatay province on June 17th,2011. Umit Bektas/Reuters
ALTINOZU, Turkey — U.N. envoy Angelina Jolie traveled to Turkey's border with Syria on Friday, sharing fruit and desserts with some of the thousands of Syrian refugees who have fled their government's bloody crackdown.

The Hollywood celebrity and goodwill ambassador for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees arrived in the Turkish province of Hatay on a private jet with boxes of toys for the refugee camps.

Jolie spent two-and-a-half hours with the refugees, asking how they were in Arabic and then speaking with them through an interpreter, Turkey's NTV television reported. It said she took notes, showing particular interest in the women and children.

Nearly 10,000 Syrians have sought refuge in camps in Turkey.
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