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French journalists arrive home after Syria hostage ordeal

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Four French journalists taken hostage in Syria were reunited with family and colleagues on Sunday in an emotional homecoming after 10 months in captivity during which they were chained together and held in dingy basements. 

French President Francois Hollande (L) welcomes French journalists Didier Francois (3L), Edouard Elias (2L), Nicolas Henin (2R) and Pierre Torres (R) taken hostage in Syria last year, at the Villacoublay air base southwest of Paris on April 20, 2014

Looking thin and tired but overjoyed, the men hugged relatives and colleagues waiting at an air base southwest of Paris where they flew in early Sunday from Turkey.

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