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March 11, 2007 – Angelina Jolie began traveling as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations some six years ago. She has visited the victims of violence in Africa, Pakistan and Cambodia—first as an observer in the background, then using her fame to draw attention to the plight of the helpless. The movie star spoke to NEWSWEEK’s Christopher Dickey about her recent trip to a camp housing Darfur refugees in Chad, her response to critics of ‘celebrity tourism’ and why she and Brad Pitt like their current home in New Orleans.
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