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Pitt and Jolie sell baby photos
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
The couple recently donated money for maternity equipment in Namibia
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are selling the rights to photographs of their baby to raise money for charity.

The couple's daughter, Shiloh Nouvel, was born on 27 May in Namibia.

The "highly anticipated" photos - which are expected to fetch millions of dollars - will be distributed by Getty Images, the photo agency said.

The couple said they "celebrated" the birth of their daughter - but wanted to help less fortunate newborn children in the developing world.

A joint statement said: "We recognise that two million babies born every year in the developing world die on the first day of their lives.

"These children can be saved, but only if governments around the world make it a priority."

Hospital donation

Marc Kurschner, a senior vice president of photo agency Wire Image, said prices for exclusive photos of celebrity families had soared in the last few years.

Getty did not reveal details of the licensing deal, when the pictures were taken or how publication rights were being offered to newspapers and magazines.

The couple recently said they would donate $300,000 (160,000) towards maternity equipment in Namibia.

The money will be spent on treating new babies at state hospitals in two towns in the southern African country.

Jolie and Pitt were linked romantically soon after filming Mr and Mrs Smith in 2005.

Pitt, 42, divorced actress Jennifer Aniston last October, while Jolie - star of the Tomb Raider movies - was previously married to actors Billy Bob Thornton and Jonny Lee Miller.

Jolie, 30, already has two adopted children - Cambodian-born son Maddox, 4, and daughter Zahara.

Last year Pitt announced his intention to become adoptive father to Jolie's children.


SEE ALSO:
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