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Pakistan's Prez Thanks Angie & Brad

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt received a thank you phone call from a world leader yesterday, to thank them for giving back to refugees. Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari made called the couple to express his gratitude for their gift of $1 million to people displaced by anti-Taliban military operations in the country’s northwest, reports The Hindu newspaper.

The couple have been jointly running the Jolie-Pitt foundation, which made the gift last week.

Angie has been the goodwill ambassador for the UNHCR since 2001, and announced the $1 million gift on World Refugee Day. She’s said she pledged the aid to displaced Pakistanis¬† because of the relative newness of the crisis in Pakistan.

"I think in the last few weeks, there were about 100,000 displaced a day. There’s over two million now. I think it’s just there has been a giant appeal, a lot of funds have been sent in, a lot of aid has come to the people… But the numbers are so extraordinary and they’re growing," Angelina said after making the donation.

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