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Jolie leaves hospital with twins

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Paparazzi pictures of the couple's twins could sell for millions

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has left the hospital in southern France where she gave birth to twins last week, the clinic has confirmed.

In a statement posted on the Lenval hospital website, it said the 33-year-old had left early on Saturday morning.

"The mother and her babies are doing very well," it said.

The Oscar-winning star gave birth to twins Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon last week.

Actor Brad Pitt, the children's father, was by her side.

Celebrity couple

Jolie slipped out of the Lenval hospital in Nice unseen by the crowd of reporters, cameramen and photographers who have been camped outside since she gave birth last weekend.

Brad Pitt arriving at the hospital
Brad Pitt was by Jolie's side as she gave birth

The pair, reportedly sold picture rights for the babies to a US publication for $11 million, which they will donate to charity.

The celebrity couple, dubbed Brangelina in the press, already have a daughter together - Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt - who was born in Namibia in 2006.

They have also adopted three more children - Cambodian-born son Maddox, daughter Zahara from Ethiopia and Pax, from Vietnam.

Their newest daughter is named after Jolie's mother, also an actress, who died of cancer last year.

Last week the couple's doctor admitted he felt added pressure delivering their twin babies because of their fame.

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