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Justice Minister Lee Kwi-nam, center, poses with refugees at the government complex in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi, during a ceremony to mark the 10th World Refugee Day yesterday. Korea adopted the 1951 Refugee Convention in 1992 and recognized its first refugee in 2001, and had recognized 175 by the end of 2009, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. From 1994-2009, South Korea received 2,492 applications; 321 are still pending. [YONHAP ]

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