Angelina Jolie: I Can't Imagine My Kids Living Through War

Jun. 18 2009, Published 2:21 p.m. ET

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In an exclusive interview Thursday night on Anderson Cooper 360, Angelina Jolie, the UN High Commission on Refugees Goodwill Ambassador, spoke emotionally about the horrors of war but also about the joys she's experiencing with her own six kids.

In one particularly emotional segment, Jolie recalled an eight-year old girl she met in Tanzania who saw her family killed in front of her.  "My son is almost eight....I can't imagine if something happened to my family, him grabbing his little brother and running by himself somewhere, but that's what she did.  She grabbed her little brother and ran through the jungle."

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The story had an exceptionally happy ending compared to what happens to most of the refugees Angelina is determined to help.

On a much lighter note, Cooper asked how she was going to celebrate the "bunch of brthdays" she has coming up with the kids.  Maddox will be eight on August 5, and twins Knox and Vivienne will turn one on July 12.

"We have so many kids, we have year round birthdays," she laughed, without ever mentioning daddy Brad Pitt by name.  "We do love children."



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