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Freed journalists home in U.S. after N. Korea pardon

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) - Two American journalists freed by North
Korea have returned home to the United States on a flight with
former President Bill Clinton.

The jet carrying Euna Lee and Laura Ling landed at Burbank's Bob
Hope Airport early Wednesday. The women spent more than four months detained in North Korea.

The reporters were granted a pardon by North Korea on Tuesday,
following rare talks between Clinton and the reclusive leader Kim
Jong Il. They had been sentenced to 12 years of hard labor for
entering the country illegally.

In exclusive APTN video showing their release, the women were
shown dressed in short-sleeved shirts and jeans as they boarded the
plane in North Korea.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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