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Angelina Jolie Takes Out Ad for Darfur Aid

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Apr 21, 2006 | 4:54am EDT

Crusading actress Angelina Jolie plans to take out a large advertisement in USA Today next week, urging an end to the violence in Darfur, Sudan.

The Tomb Raider star and United Nations Goodwill ambassador is preparing for the upcoming birth of her baby with Brad Pitt, but felt compelled to draw attention to the plight of people in Darfur.

Jolie tells People magazine, "I chose to take out this ad because when Congress returns from recess, they have the chance to fully fund peacekeepers in Darfur.

"The situation in Darfur has been going on far too long. It's only getting worse.

"Reports are pouring in about mass atrocities including children getting raped and killed.

"If people are aware of the facts, I believe many will be driven to action."

The Mr. and Mrs. Smith star, who noted in the ad, "I'm an actress, and certainly no foreign policy expert," has visited the region twice--once in October 2004 and again in June 2005.

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