Separated twin sisters return to Egypt

Two Egyptian sisters who were born joined at the chest and separated during an operation in a Saudi hospital have returned home.

    Talia and Taline begin a life apart

    Talia and Taline Ahmad Samir, aged six months, arrived in Cairo aboard a Saudi commercial flight with their mother and grandmother.

    They were dressed identically in pink dresses and pink socks with a pink band around their heads.

    They were born joined at the chest, but a Saudi medical team led by surgeon Abd Allah bin Abd al-Aziz al-Rabia successfully separated them in early October.

    The operation was paid for by the kingdom's Crown Prince Abd Allah bin Abd al-Aziz.

    SOURCE: AFP


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