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In pictures: Run-up to op
Conjoined Egyptian twins Mohamed (L) and Ahmed Ibrahim at their second birthday in Dallas in May 2003
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Conjoined Egyptian twins Mohamed (L) and Ahmed are undergoing the risky separation procedure in the US
The twins and nurses in an ambulance
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Preparations for the operation have been going on for a long time
Physical therapist applying light pressure to the area where the Egyptian twins are conjoined
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Pressure points have had to be massaged in the run-up to surgery
Conjoined Egyptian twins Mohamed (L) and Ahmed Ibrahim at their second birthday in Dallas in May 2003
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Doctors said a special operating table had been built to minimise disruptive movement during the operation
Egyptian twins playing on the kitchen floor
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Every little exercise appears to be a strain for the twins, playing here in the kitchen
Father Ibrahim Mohammed tries to amuse his conjoined twin sons
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And their father says he wants to give the twins a chance for a normal life
Twins during treatment
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Experts say the children have age on their side - their young bones and tissue might be able to cope with the strain better





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