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Clinton leaves North Korea with pardoned journalists
August 4, 2009 / 11:49 PM / in 8 years

Clinton leaves North Korea with pardoned journalists

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton has departed North Korea with two American journalists newly released by North Korean leader Kim Jong-il after he granted the pair a “special pardon,” a spokesman for Clinton said on Tuesday.

<p>Photos of journalists Laura Ling (L) and Euna Lee displayed during a public vigil in San Francisco, June 24, 2009. REUTERS/Handout</p>

“President Clinton has safely left North Korea with Laura Ling and Euna Lee. They are en route to Los Angeles, where Laura and Euna will be reunited with their families,” a statement from the spokesman, Matt McKenna, said.

Reporting by Steve Gorman, additional reporting by Jeremy Pelofsky in Washington, Editing by Sandra Maler

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