Angelina Jolie "felt kicking suddenly" while discussing Iraq education policy Tuesday in Washington D.C., she told People magazine, admitting her pregnancy to the media for the first time.

Jolie, 32, who brought sons Maddox, 6, and Pax, 4, with her to the nation's capital, will continue her work in D.C. all week before re-joining Brad Pitt and their daughters Zahara, 3, and Shiloh, 1, People reported.

"It is a very special time in our lives," Jolie told the magazine.

On Tuesday, Jolie, a U.N. goodwill ambassador, spoke on behalf of Iraqi children’s right to education.

In addressing the Council on Foreign Relations, Jolie correlated education with displaced children’s being able to regain a sense of stability and normalcy amid a raging war.

"The best way to heal children of conflict from trauma is to have them focus on their future," she said.

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