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What is the difference between "from around" and just "around" in the following context or in general?

I participated in an event where I met some people from around the world.

I participated in an event where I met some people around the world.

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I wouldnt consider it too localized. –  Noah Feb 23 '12 at 1:25
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closed as too localized by RegDwigнt Feb 22 '12 at 12:46

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I participated in an event where I met some people from around the world.

This means that those people were from around the world; the event itself happened in 1 place (maybe in your home town), and all those people from all around the world came there and met you.

I participated in an event where I met some people around the world.

This means that during the event you traveled around the world and met some people.

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