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Refugees arrive in Travnik, central Bosnia, during the war, 1993.
Refugee was defined as a legal group in response to the large numbers of people fleeing Eastern Europe following World War II. Under international law, refugees are individuals who are outside their country of nationality or habitual residence; have a well-founded fear of persecution because of their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion; and are unable or unwilling to avail themselves of the protection of that country, or to return there, for fear of persecution.

Featured Article: Lyric poetry

Lyric Poetry (1896)
Lyric poetry refers to either poetry that has the form and musical quality of a song, or a usually short poem that expresses personal feelings, which may or may not be set to music. An example would be a poem that expresses feelings and may be a song that could be performed to an audience. The lyric was originally verse to accompany the lyre. In Ancient Greece it was associated with the Apollonian element, as opposed to the revelry of the Dionysian.

Popular Article: Sundance Film Festival

Aeolian Harp at the Hohenbaden castle, Baden-Baden
The Sundance Film Festival (formerly Utah/US Film Festival, then US Film and Video Festival) is an annual film festival organized by the Sundance Institute. It takes place each January in Park City, Utah; Salt Lake City, Utah; and at the Sundance Resort (a ski resort near Provo, Utah). The largest independent film festival in the United States, it acts as a showcase for new work from American and international independent filmmakers. Its connection with Robert Redford, who played the Sundance Kid in the iconic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, helped attract interest in the event in its early years.

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Most of the meat, dairy, eggs, fruits, and vegetables available in supermarkets are produced using industrial agriculture (source: Industrial agriculture)