Couple post pics on social networking internet site

New parents Beyoncé Knowles and Jay-Z have put the first snaps of daughter Blue Ivy on the web for all their fans to enjoy.

The singer, 30, and rapper, 42, could have sold the pictures to magazines and newspapers all over the world for a huge sum but decided that wasn’t a option they liked.

‘We welcome you to share in our joy,’ they write. ‘Thank you for respecting our privacy in this Beautiful time in our lives. The Carter Family.’

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