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Angie heads off to Iraq to lend a hand



Tbdnewangie082907 We haven’t seen many paparazzi photos of Angelina Jolie lately, and with good reason: The goodwill ambassador for the United Nations has spent her summer vacation in Syria and Iraq to meet with refugees and U.S. troops.

The AP reports the actress met with displaced Iraqis in neighboring Syria on Monday before crossing into Iraq for a few hours Tuesday “to see firsthand the plight of hundreds of thousands of families uprooted by the ongoing conflict,” according to a statement from the U.N.

“I have come to Syria and Iraq to help draw attention to this humanitarian crisis and to urge governments to increase their support for UNHCR and its partners,” Jolie said. We don’t know if that’s going to change too many minds on Capitol Hill, but the soldiers probably dug it.

[Photo: Getty Images]

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:19am]


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