DENVER (CBS4)– World Refugee Day celebrates different cultures from around the globe. The celebration on Thursday took place at the state Capitol.

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Immigrant-owned vendors set up shop outside the capitol building, selling handmade items. The event also included music and dancing.

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Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera said refugees make important contributions to our communities.

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“They enhance our culture by introducing new ideas, customs, languages, cuisine and art,” said Primavera.

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Colorado is home to refugees from Afghanistan, Somalia and Vietnam, just to name a few.

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