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Triumphant Return ... to Burbank

8/5/2009 11:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

After nearly 5 months in North Korean captivity, journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee finally returned to Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California.

North Korean Journalists Triumphant Return

The photo on the right was taken moments after Laura was reunited with her sister, former "View" host Lisa Ling. The women hadn't seen their families since March.

The two women flew in on a private jet, reportedly owned by movie producer Steve Bing, who happens to be a close personal friend of Bill Clinton -- the man who talked 5'3" Kim Jong-il into releasing Laura and Euna.

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31.

LeMone    

What a joke. The whole thing was a set up from the get go.The only way he would release them is if Billy Boy would fly over to get them.Just another well thought out publicity stunt .If they had not been over there snooping around they wouldn't have been detained in the first place.Just like the three idiot hikers in Iraq.Go get them next!

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32.

you must stupid    

29. At least they are home. Kudos to Clinton for going to bat for them. A Dem finally did something good and right for a change. If our "president' had gone he probably would have got them put in front of a firing squad.
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Like somebody already said above, don't be fooled. There's no way Clinton did this, it was a done deal by the terrorist Obama Administration before Clinton ever stepped foot on the plane. The real question is what was given up in the trade. Kim Jong is a madman and HATES the US, so there's no chance in hell he did this out of the kindness of his heart.

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33.

Whatajoke    

Janie...was there any doubt?........lol

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34.

you must stupid    

It's bad enough Obama has destroyed our auto industry, jobs, economy and healthcare, but now he's negotiating with terrorists? Unreal

1844 days ago
35.

you must stupid    

Obama just isn't taking us to hell in a handbasket, this loon has us on a freakin' express train!!!

1844 days ago
36.

JustSayin    

I'm glad they are home...I seen it on TV, It did choked me up.but why were you there in the first place? You were NOT supost to be there! Its a little fishy if you ask me.

1844 days ago
37.

doc murry    

yeah jojo dances now pull your head out of your own ass ..who crying now????nothing is feee dumbass

1844 days ago
38.

you must stupid    

Odds are Obama probably paid at least 10 figures per hostage. With the trillions of dollars he's got us in debt already, what's a couple billion more?

1844 days ago
39.

you must stupid    

I wonder why Harvey left out the fact that Al Gore is the boss of these two ladies? Why no questioning of why Mr. Gore sent these young women into harm's way? Oh that's right, because Gore is a Communist just like Harvey. They gotta stick together!!!

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40.

Dumbpeople    

They are such dumb asses and there are other Americans stuck there, yet bc of their sister, they were able to get out. It's not fair. And, more than likely, they'll be made millions of dollars to write a book. And, its unfair these dumbasses will be paid to do that. Are they trying to be like their sister??? Thanks for costing the U.S. a lot of money. Take note...if reporters choose to go to terrorist countries...you're not heroes..you're D-U-M-B-A-S-S-ES..and deserve to get caught..

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you must stupid    

Obama is so desperate to get the negative coverage off his racist comments, failed heathcare plan and plummeting poll numbers that he probably gave N. Korea several nukes just so he can get the "positive" press of the girls release.

1844 days ago
42.

Yolanda Nixon    

Get back to where you once belonged!

1844 days ago
43.

PushyBottom    

Another celebrity doing the CRIME but not the TIME. They knew they were in North Korea and probably giggled as they crossed the border with camcoders in hand...sigh

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44.

Whatajoke    

Dictator "Ihave a gift" Obama has always dealt with terrorists....long before he was President. Nothing new there. A very dangerous man.

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45.

blackletta    

Good for them to be back on american soil. Happy you are back home.

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