Madonna through the years

Published On: Jun 02 2011 10:11:55 AM CDT   Updated On: Aug 18 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

With Madonna turning 56 over the weekend, join us for a look at the singer's life and career, on stage and off, over the years.

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April 2010: Madonna has two adopted children, a boy and a girl, both from Malawi. In this photo, Madonna looks at her daughter Lourdes (L) and holds adopted daughter Mercy James during a visit to Gumulira village, about 50 miles from the Malawian capital Lilongwe, on April 5, 2010.

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