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Saturday 22 November 2014

Madeleine McCann still alive, says mum

This illustration released Friday, May 1, 2009 by Harpo Productions Inc., shows a photo, left, and an age-progressed image, right, of Madeleine McCann, the British toddler who was 4 when she disappeared from a hotel room in Portugal on May 3, 2007. The age-progressed image, created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, depicts what Madeleine may look like at age 6. Madeleine's parents Kate and Gerry McCann taped an interview with Oprah Winfrey on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in Chicago on April 24, 2009. The exclusive interview is scheduled to air in the United States on Monday, May 4 and in the United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 5. (AP Photo/Harpo Productions Inc., National Center for Missing and Exploited Children) **NO SALES**
The dramatic difference between the known picture of Madeleine McCann, aged 3, and how she may look now, two years later
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Still taken from video of Madeleine McCann
Still taken from video of Madeleine McCann
Still taken from undated Madeleine Fund handout video of Madeleine McCann
Gerry McCann and his wife, Kate
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Kate and Gerry McCann, parents of missing toddler Madeleine, walk to mass y at their local Catholic church, the Sacred Heart in Rothley, England
Madeleine McCann
Madeleine McCann
Kate and Gerry McCann as they give a statement at the Rothley Court Hotel, in Rothley, Leicestershire after they were formally cleared by the Portuguese authorities of involvement in their daughter Madeleine's disappearance .
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Kate and Gerry McCann, with twins Sean and Amelie, arrive at East Midlands airport, England
Bouchra Ahmed Ben Aissa, 3, is seen at her home in Zinat, northern Morocco, Wednesday, Sept, 26, 2007. Bouchra is thought to be the Moroccan girl who was photographed by a Spanish tourist in Zinat and who was suspected of being British missing toddler Madeleine McCann. Madeleine vanished from the Portuguese resort Praia da Luz on May 3, soon before her fourth birthday.

The parents of Madeleine McCann, the British girl who disappeared two years ago during a family holiday in Portugal, say they believe she is still alive and will be found.

The little girl’s room “is all ready, waiting”, her mother, Kate McCann told talk show host Oprah Winfrey.

“I go in (the room) about twice a day to talk to her, just to say hello.

“I don’t feel that she’s that far away,” her mother added.

The girl disappeared from her room at a resort in the Algarve just days before her fourth birthday.

The couple released an age progression photo of Madeleine as she would look today, about to turn six, showing a smiling little girl with long blonde tresses.

“It’s not too late to do the right thing,” said her father Gerry McCann.

“They can hand her over to a priest or someone in authority.”

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