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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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61.

Whatajoke    

Just saw Ling on t.v.....quote: "as I entered the plane, I saw President Bill Clinton"....sob, sob,tears streaming down face. God, I wonder if there was a glowing halo behind Clinton's head?........BARF

1821 days ago
62.

common sense says...    

jojo dancer, the writer meant, nobama/clinton neogated with them for release, which in case you can't figure that out in your own simple mind, means we paid them or gave them stuff, oh like nucular technically like they did back when free willy was in the whitehouse!!!

1821 days ago
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:what ev errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr    

59. Welcome Home Laura and Euna! God Bless You and God Bless Your Families!

P.S. You are far stronger than any of the nay-sayers on this site. They would probably be a bunch of cry-babies if locked up for but one day in North Korea.

Posted at 11:12AM on Aug 5th 2009 by Just Me

Excuse me you imbecile. We've got a hell of a lot more friggin BRAINS than to get into this type of situation. Your a moron and so is your stupid comment.

1821 days ago
64.

CutTheCrap    

# 3 your an ignorant racist...GO PACK SAND!

1821 days ago
65.

Yoli1575    

I hope they have learned their lesson!! KEEP YOUR ASS out of the foreign countries, snooping for stories that you can find right here in the USA you can report on!! Two fools had no business over there! They are lucky they didn't get their heads chopped off for f*cking with those Koreans!!

1821 days ago
66.

Whatajoke    

Those 3 hikers who are in Iran. They wanted to see Iran so much, leave the there. Hope it was worth it.

1821 days ago
67.

Winsome Davis III    

Attention WH0R3S

1821 days ago
68.

CutTheCrap    

If it weren't for journalist with balls like Ling and her sister most of us wouldn't know squat about what's going on in the world....go ahead and staye in your comfort zone and munch on your freaking Mac D's and Taco Bell...

1821 days ago
69.

Tami    

Why don't these people go back to their own country instead of coming here. Damn immigrants...I'm tired of paying for your sorry Ass!! I'm sure their milking off of American taxpayers just like all the rest of the illegals...and now we have to pay to get them out of trouble..they should have stayed in N. Korea.

1821 days ago
70.

Red Dawg    

Glad they are safe, just don't understand why someone that chose to go to that part of the world had to be rescued. Time to rescue Bowe, the soldier AlQuida is holding and showing the video tape of. Can Bill please get him back?

1821 days ago
71.

linda    

Tired of "dam immigrants posts",
think about, were are you coming from?
not from immigrants? how many of you
native Americans?
Ignorant and stupid republicans !

1821 days ago
72.

:what ev errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr    

70. If it weren't for journalist with balls like Ling and her sister most of us wouldn't know squat about what's going on in the world....go ahead and staye in your comfort zone and munch on your freaking Mac D's and Taco Bell...

Posted at 11:24AM on Aug 5th 2009 by CutTheCrap

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What did we learn???? Well let's see...........................oh, these were two dumb broads. But maybe YOU can enlighten us on what YOU efing learned. One other thing I've learned is that You've got CRAP for brains. Maybe your a wanna be journalist?

1821 days ago
73.

Whatajoke    

wonder if hillary will give bill sex tonight for being a good boy?.........or would that be punishment?

1821 days ago
74.

Melanie    

Thank Bill Clinton. Whoa glad they are back.

1821 days ago
75.

Yeah    

I am glad that these two women are free and back home. But I am wondering why Obama couldn't do something to help them and why Bill Clinton was sent to do the job? The fact that Clinton was able to have them released makes Obama look like cr@p.

1821 days ago
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