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Conjoined twins from Nigeria separated at US hospital

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Conjoined twin girls from Nigeria separated after 2-day surgery
WATCH ABOVE: Twin girls from Nigeria were successfully separated after a two-day procedure at a hospital in Tennessee – Nov 16, 2016

Conjoined twins from Nigeria have been separated after a lengthy operation at a Tennessee hospital.

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital spokeswoman Anne Glanker tells The Associated Press that Miracle and Testimony Ayeni were separated during an 18-hour procedure at the Memphis facility on Nov. 7 and 8.

In this Nov. 8, 2016 photo provided by the Le Bonheur Children‚’s Hospital, twins from Nigeria, Miracle and Testimony Ayeni, rest after being separated at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. The girls were conjoined at the lower half of the body and separated following about an 18-hour procedure. Lisa W. Buser/Le Bonheur Children‚'s Hospital via AP

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The girls were conjoined at the lower half of the body.

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The family has another reason to celebrate — Wednesday is the girls’ first birthday.

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