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French Presidnt Francois Hollande (C) speaks with former French hostages and journalists, from L-2ndR, Didier Francois, Edouard Elias , Nicolas Henin, who holds his children, Pierre Torres and France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (R), moments after their arrival by helicopter from Evreux to the military airbase in Villacoulbay, near Paris, April 20, 2014. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

French Presidnt Francois Hollande (C) speaks with former French hostages and journalists, from L-2ndR, Didier Francois, Edouard Elias , Nicolas Henin, who holds his children, Pierre Torres and France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (R), moments...more

French Presidnt Francois Hollande (C) speaks with former French hostages and journalists, from L-2ndR, Didier Francois, Edouard Elias , Nicolas Henin, who holds his children, Pierre Torres and France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (R), moments after their arrival by helicopter from Evreux to the military airbase in Villacoulbay, near Paris, April 20, 2014. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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Didier Francois, former French hostage and journalist, reactrs moments after a transfer by helicopter from Evreux to the military airbase in Villacoulbay, near Paris, April 20, 2014. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

Didier Francois, former French hostage and journalist, reactrs moments after a transfer by helicopter from Evreux to the military airbase in Villacoulbay, near Paris, April 20, 2014. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

Didier Francois, former French hostage and journalist, reactrs moments after a transfer by helicopter from Evreux to the military airbase in Villacoulbay, near Paris, April 20, 2014. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
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Didier Francois (C), former French hostage and journalist, reacts as he stands between Edouard Elias (L) and Nicolas Henin (R), who holds his children, moments after their arrival by helicopter from Evreux to the military airbase in Villacoulbay, near Paris, April 20, 2014. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Didier Francois (C), former French hostage and journalist, reacts as he stands between Edouard Elias (L) and Nicolas Henin (R), who holds his children, moments after their arrival by helicopter from Evreux to the military airbase in Villacoulbay,...more

Didier Francois (C), former French hostage and journalist, reacts as he stands between Edouard Elias (L) and Nicolas Henin (R), who holds his children, moments after their arrival by helicopter from Evreux to the military airbase in Villacoulbay, near Paris, April 20, 2014. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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Nicolas Henin (C), former French hostage and journalist, points as he is greeted by his family moments after a transfer by helicopter from Evreux to the military airbase in Villacoulbay, near Paris, April 20, 2014. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

Nicolas Henin (C), former French hostage and journalist, points as he is greeted by his family moments after a transfer by helicopter from Evreux to the military airbase in Villacoulbay, near Paris, April 20, 2014. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

Nicolas Henin (C), former French hostage and journalist, points as he is greeted by his family moments after a transfer by helicopter from Evreux to the military airbase in Villacoulbay, near Paris, April 20, 2014. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
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