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Wednesday
Apr062011

Angelina Jolie on Tunisian Mission; Inks Her Love for Brad

Jason Tanner/UNHCR via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Angelina Jolie's current role doesn't involve cameras and a script.  The Oscar-winning actress and United Nations goodwill ambassador jetted off to Tunisia on another mission Tuesday, this time to urge support for a growing refugee crisis in the African country that has been touched off by the conflict in Libya. More than 400,000 people have streamed into Tunisia from Libya since the fighting between Moammar Gadhafi's military and rebel forces began.

"The international community has done well to reinforce Tunisia's remarkable relief effort," Jolie said in a U.N. statement. "But with 2,000 people still crossing each day, we cannot let the funding dry up and need to sustain the momentum." The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees explained the Jolie-Pitt Foundation has financed the evacuation of 177 people and the purchase of an ambulance.

In Angelina Jolie news of less pressing nature, the actress has added a new tattoo to her collection. Jolie's left bicep contains a set of global navigational coordinates, all of which correspond to the birthplaces of her six children. She has added a seventh line, In Touch magazine reports: the longitude and latitude of Shawnee, Oklahoma, where Brad Pitt was born. The tattoo "signifies family unity," according to the magazine.

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