Twins: One Black, One White Born to Biracial Couple
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Twins: One Black, One White Born to Biracial Couple

Berlin : Germany | Jul 17, 2008 at 5:14 PM PDT
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Twins with different skin colors - one black and the other white - have been born in Berlin, Germany. Doctors say it is an extremely rare occurrence, but it is possible if genes combine in a certain way.

The twin boys, named Ryan and Leo, are the offspring of a mixed-race couple. The mother, Florence, hails from Ghana in western Africa, and dad, Stephan, is from Potsdam in Germany.

"Ryan came first, and everything was as usual," said the hospital's doctor, Birgit Weber. "But when Leo was born, I couldn't believe my eyes."

"Both kids have definitely the same father," the doctor added.

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Happy parents Florence Addo-Gerth and Stephan Gerth with their newborn twins Ryan (right) and Leo (left).
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