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Released U.S. hostage says overwhelmed by welcome home

Peter Theo Curtis, an American writer released this week after nearly two years of captivity in Syria, talks to reporters near his mother's home in Cambridge, Massachusetts August 27, 2014. Curtis said he was overwhelmed by the outpouring of attention he received after returning home, he told reporters on Wednesday. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Peter Theo Curtis, an American writer released this week after nearly two years of captivity in Syria, talks to reporters near his mother's home in Cambridge, Massachusetts August 27, 2014. Curtis said he was overwhelmed by the outpouring of...more

Peter Theo Curtis, an American writer released this week after nearly two years of captivity in Syria, talks to reporters near his mother's home in Cambridge, Massachusetts August 27, 2014. Curtis said he was overwhelmed by the outpouring of attention he received after returning home, he told reporters on Wednesday. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Peter Theo Curtis, an American writer released this week after nearly two years of captivity in Syria, walks up the street to talk to reporters near his mother's home in Cambridge, Massachusetts August 27, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Peter Theo Curtis, an American writer released this week after nearly two years of captivity in Syria, walks up the street to talk to reporters near his mother's home in Cambridge, Massachusetts August 27, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Peter Theo Curtis, an American writer released this week after nearly two years of captivity in Syria, walks up the street to talk to reporters near his mother's home in Cambridge, Massachusetts August 27, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Peter Theo Curtis, who was released on Sunday from two years in the captivity of insurgents in Syria, stands outside his mother's home in Cambridge, Massachusetts August 27, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Peter Theo Curtis, who was released on Sunday from two years in the captivity of insurgents in Syria, stands outside his mother's home in Cambridge, Massachusetts August 27, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Peter Theo Curtis, who was released on Sunday from two years in the captivity of insurgents in Syria, stands outside his mother's home in Cambridge, Massachusetts August 27, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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