Britney And Family Have Left New York

Did the paparazzi endanger BRITNEY SPEARS' baby? Dramatic new pictures have emerged of the latest run-in with overzealous photographers that left the pregnant pop star in tears.

It was on Thursday that Britney was walking out of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Manhattan holding her 8-month-old son SEAN PRESTON. In her attempt to navigate through the intrusive crowd and get to her car - all the while shielding her baby from the flashing bulbs - Britney accidentally lost her balance, almost losing her grip on the infant.

Britney's bodyguard helped her recover from her stumble and afterwards she went to FAO Schwarz Cafe to calm down, visibly shaken by the incident.

Today ET has learned that she was so distraught by the persistent shutterbugs that she has left New York.

This obviously means Britney won't appear on TRL this upcoming Monday.

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