Goodbye Vietnam! Angelina Jolie Comforts Sad Pax As He Leaves Birth Land

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Nov. 16 2011, Published 9:00 a.m. ET

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It's been four years since Pax was plucked out of an orphanage in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City, and the seven-year-old was overcome with emotion when he went back to his homeland for the first time this week, has learned.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's adopted son was a miserable sight as he was persuaded to get on the plane to depart from Con Dao airport, and has photos of his sad farewell.

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Oscar-winner Angie had to put on her best performance on Wednesday to persuade Pax to join his five brothers and sisters on the flight home, while the child dragged his heels and looked like he was going to burst into tears.

The family had made a special diversion to Vietnam after attending Brad's Moneyball premiere in Tokyo because they thought Pax should see where he was born, Jolie revealed.

"We owe Vietnam a visit, because Pax is due," The Tourist star told the Financial Times in July, adding that the other adopted kids will get the chance to visit their original countries too.

"Z wants to get back to Africa, and Shiloh too. So everyone takes their turns in their country.

"They are all learning about each other’s cultures as well as being proud of their own,” she said.“So it’s not like just the boys get to do the Asian thing."

"They all have their flags over their beds and their individual pride," explained 36-year-old Jolie.

By the look on his face, Pax would rather spend more time in Vietnam than jetting off to the next exotic location with his globe-trotting family.

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Brad had left two days earlier to head to South Korea to promote his baseball biopic, leaving his partner to shuttle Pax, Maddox, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox.

Luckily the big brood's daddy will soon have more time to spend with the kids if he lives up to his promise to quit acting in three years.

As previously reported, he told the Australian version of 60 Minutes host Tara Brown that he plans to be done working in front of the camera in 2014 -- the year he turns 50.

When asked he planned to do then, Pitt replied, ""Hell if I know -- hell if I know."


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