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People secures Jolie-Pitt photos

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Jolie and Pitt have six children

People magazine has secured the US rights to the first photographs of Hollywood film stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's newborn twins.

Pictures of Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon, born on 12 July, will appear in its Monday edition.

The magazine's managing editor Larry Hackett said: "They will delight our readers who have followed the growth of the Jolie-Pitt family."

Meanwhile Hello! will publish the first photographs of the twins in the UK.


The magazine outbid rival publication OK! for the exclusive pictures, which are estimated to be worth 5.5m.

The celebrity glossy has brought forward publication of the issue featuring the images to 4 August.

Angelina gave birth to Knox and Vivienne at the Lenval hospital in southern France.

Hello! also secured the rights to the first photos of Jolie and Pitt's first daughter together, Shiloh Nouvel, who was born in Namibia in 2006.

The celebrity couple also have three adopted children - six-year-old Maddox, from Cambodia, Zahara, 3, from Ethiopia, and four-year-old Pax from Vietnam.

Jolie and Pitt, dubbed Brangelina by the press, are expected to donate the fee for the photographs to charity.

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