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OTRC: Mariah Carey shares new photos of twins, Moroccan and Monroe

Mariah Carey Tweeted these new photos of her and husband Nick Cannon's twins, son Moroccan and daughter Monroe, on Aug. 12, 2012. They are 15 months old in the pictures. (twitter.com/mariahcarey / instagram.com/p/OQaKVELeFd/ instagram.com/p/ONUH5MLeBd/)

Mariah Carey recently posted new photos of her and husband Nick Cannon's twins, son Moroccan and daughter Monroe, who are 15 months old.

In one of the Instagram pictures, which were shared with the 42-year-old singer and new "American Idol" judge's 7.7 million Twitter fans and 8.3 million Facebook followers on Sunday, Carey is seen cuddling Morrocan, nicknamed "Roc Starr," while lying in bed. Another shows her lounging by a pool while touching the head of Monroe, who is sitting in a baby float (with the words "baby float" written on it).

"As per your request, me & ms. Monroe on a lazy day: )," Carey Tweeted.

Carey often posts photos of herself on Twitter and Facebook but does not share as many snapshots of her twins, who have their own website, Dembabies.com. Since the days of her pregnancy, when she published pictures of her bare baby bump, she has often used the hashtag #dembabies when referencing her children in Tweets.

Carey, a Grammy winner, is preparing to make her on-screen debut as the newest and highest-profile judge on "American Idol" when the 12th season premieres in January 2013. Auditions began earlier this summer.

Her casting was announced in July following the departure of Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez in what marked the second biggest production shakeup for the FOX series, whose ratings have fallen in recent years.

Lopez is also a mother to twins, Emme and Max. They all starred together in a Gucci ad campaign in 2010 (see photos).

Carey, who is one of the most successful music artists in the world, is also busy working on her new album. Its first single, "Triumphant," was released earlier this month.

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