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Madonna leaves Malawi after week's charity tour

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LILONGWE, Malawi (AP) - Airport and charity officials say pop diva Madonna has left Malawi after a visit with her family.

Officials said Madonna flew out of the southern African country on Friday. She began a tour of the impoverished country on Oct. 25 with her four children, including two adopted from Malawi.

While here, she broke ground for her $15 million Raising Malawi Academy for Girls and visited the orphanage that cared for her son David before she adopted him.

Madonna's Raising Malawi, a charity founded in 2006 when she first visited the country, helps feed, educate and provide medical care for some of Malawi's orphans.

Malawi, a nation of 12 million, is one of the poorest countries in the world. About 500,000 children have lost a parent to AIDS.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

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