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First photo of woman held 18 years in backyard

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SAN FRANCISCO - The first photo of Jaycee Dugard since she was reunited with her family after 18 years in captivity shows a smiling woman with long, light brown hair.

Dugard, now 29, tells People magazine she's "so happy to be back with my family" after being reunited Aug. 27. People published the photo and comments from Dugard in its Wednesday issue.

Dugard is living with her mother, Terry Probyn, 50, and two daughters - Angel, 15, and Starlit, 11 - fathered by her alleged kidnapper, Phillip Garrido. Authorities say Dugard and her daughters lived in a hidden encampment of sheds and tents in Garrido's backyard.

Garrido and his wife, Nancy, have been charged with kidnapping and rape in Dugard's 1991 disappearance outside her South Lake Tahoe home. The Garridos have pleaded not guilty.

Family spokeswoman Erika Shulte told NBC's "Today" show on Wednesday that Dugard decided to release photos to People magazine as a way to "share her joy with the world" and show how well she's doing.

Shulte said Dugard has formed a very close bond with her sister, Shana, who was just a baby when Dugard was kidnapped.

Dugard told People she rides horses, cooks meals and is thinking of collaborating on a book.

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