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Photos Of Kidnapped Journalist Reuniting With Son Will Melt Your Heart

03/31/2014 01:57 pm 13:57:59 | Updated Mar 31, 2014
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Two Spanish journalists were finally free to go home on Sunday after being held captive for more than six months in Syria.

El Mundo reporter Javier Espinosa and freelance photographer Ricardo Garcia Vilanova were taken hostage in Syria by an al Qaeda-linked group in September. The two arrived home safe in Spain at a military airbase near Madrid.

These photographs taken as Espinosa walked off the plane show the emotional moment as he reunited with his son for the first time since he was taken:

javier espinosa

javier espinosa

javier espinosa

javier espinosa

(via CARLOS GARCIA POZO/AFP/Getty Images)

Espinosa's partner described his release as "pure happiness":

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