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Al Gore Welcomes Euna Lee, Lisa Ling Home (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

09/05/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Former Vice President Al Gore welcomed home the two American journalists who had been detained in North Korea. The journalists, Euna Lee and Laura Ling, were pardoned by Kim Jong-il on Tuesday after former President Bill Clinton made a surprise trip to the nation to negotiate their release.

The journalists were arrested in March while on a reporting trip for Current TV, the media outlet founded by Gore. "It speaks well of our country that when two American citizens are in harm's way that so many people would just put things aside and just go to work to make sure that this has had a happy ending," Gore said.

Here is a slideshow of Bill Clinton's trip and the reunion.

Laura Ling And Euna Lee Freed From North Korea

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