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Beyoncé Knowles bonds with local children in Haiti: see photos

May 18, 2015
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Beyoncé Knowles has shared some touching photos on Instagram from a recent charity trip to Haiti. The singer was visiting the Caribbean country on a humanitarian mission with the UN, to see how far Haiti had come since the 2010 earthquake struck the island.

While Beyoncé left her young daughter Blue Ivy at home, the music star took the opportunity to bond with local children.

She met residents who were affected by the disaster and was able to learn about how their lives had improved over the past five years.

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Beyoncé was visiting Haiti on a charity trip with the UN

Showing off her maternal side, Beyoncé entertained the youngsters and children she encountered, and seemed taken by one sweet toddler in particular. The 33-year-old was pictured bending down and smiling widely at the little one, and looked ready to tickle her feet.

In another photo the Crazy In Love singer, who is married to rapper Jay Z, posed with medical staff at a hospital she was visiting. She brought joy to the young patients, handing out colouring books and other games, while also helping distribute food and water to other locals.

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The singer handed out food, resources and colouring books to local children

Beyoncé was guided around the capital Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas by Valerie Amos, the UN's humanitarian affairs chief and emergency relief coordinator.

Wearing ripped jeans and a T-shirt that had the logo "Bey Good" emblazoned across her chest, Beyoncé was also showing support for her own charitable foundation. The Bey Good movement aims to help the less privileged by "giving back", and is also currently fundraising for Nepal following this month's earthquakes.

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Beyoncé also paid a visit to a hospital and met medical staff

While it wasn't clear how long Beyoncé visited Haiti for, the chart-topper shared her photos on Instagram and her official website on Sunday. Officials have indicated the 2010 disaster took 300,000 lives and displaced hundreds of thousands more.

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