24 DECEMBER 2004

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Globe-trotting actress Angelina Jolie does not seem to be slowing down to catch her breath this holiday season. After a busy week of promoting her latest film Alexander in Europe, the UN Goodwill Ambassador jetted off to the Middle East for a personal visit.

Accompanied by son Maddox, she has spent the past week taking in the the sights and sounds of the cities of Beirut and Sidon. This is the devoted mother's first ever visit to Lebanon. There was speculation that the actress was set to adopt another child after she visited two orphanages, but the rumours have been denied.

However, Angelina hasn't forgotten to pamper herself this Christmas. Apparently she was quite taken by the motorcycle she drove in the movie Gone In 60 Seconds, the 750cc MV Agusta Brutale. Her latest ride is a powerful and luxurious hand-built Italian bike with a price tag of a cool 10,500.

Angelina and adopted son Maddox payed a visit to a Beirut orphanage as part of their personal visit to Lebanon this week
Photo: AFP
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