With more than three dozen photographers awaiting Angelina Jolie‘s return to Los Angeles this afternoon following her latest trip to Iraq with her son Maddox Jolie-Pitt, the superstar used her celebrity status to slip by almost unnoticed.

While the photographers were all herded by airport police into one penned-off section of the arrivals area of the Bradley Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport, the Oscar-winner and her son were secreted out through the departures area, directly upstairs from most of the waiting cameras.

Angelina will only have a short time to spend with baby-daddy Brad Pitt when she arrives at their Los Feliz home today, as he’s scheduled to fly out in a few days for the Berlin premiere of his new film, Inglourious Basterds on Monday night.

Of course, Angie and Maddox were photographed during their layover in London’s Heathrow Airport earlier today. CLICK HERE for those photos.

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