‘Me and my beach babe’: Kim Kardashian shares throwback bikini photos of her and North West

Kim Kardashian's Instagram is filled with snaps of her bikini body and her adorable daughter, North West.

So it was perhaps only a matter of time before the reality TV star merged her two favourite photo subjects by posting a series of “throwback” beach pictures from a family holiday in Mexico.

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In the snaps, Mrs. Kanye West sports a tiny tan bikini while holding one-year-old North, who looks cuter than ever in a matching one-piece bathing suit.

The photos were taken during a family vacation in Punta Mita, Mexico last week, where the Kardashian clan stayed at a 5-star, $15,000-a-night private beach house called Casa Aramara.

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The vacation wasn’t without its share of controversy, however. Kim is currently facing criticism over a video she posted from the sun-soaked holiday, in which she and a friend can be seen swimming with captive dolphins in a pool.

In an interview with Radar, PETA’s Senior Vice President Lisa Lange condemned such dolphin-riding programs as “intrusive, dangerous and stressful.”

“Kim is free to leave the pool, but for the dolphins, it’s a lifetime sentence,” Lisa said.

“Touch tanks and 'swim-with' programs allow the public to pet, kiss, or even 'ride' dolphins. Such programs invade the animals' already diminished worlds and are intrusive, dangerous, and stressful for the animals as well as for human participants."

Kim has yet to comment on the criticism.

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