Journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee were treated to a royal welcome as they reunited with their families at Hangar 25 in Burbank, Calif. on Aug. 5, after being released by North Korean authorities.

Laura and Euna, of San Francisco-based Current TV (whose co-founder is former Vice President Al Gore, who was also in attendance), were both arrested in March and sentenced to 12 years in prison for illegally entering the country on the Chinese border. Yesterday they were pardoned by President Kim Jong-Il after a meeting with former U.S. President Bill Clinton.

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