Welcome Home, Euna Lee and Laura Ling! (7 pics)

This morning journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee touched down at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California after being released by North Korean authorities yesterday. Freed after months of detention, they returned to their family accompanied by former President Bill Clinton, who secured their release in a meeting with the reclusive state's leader Kim Jong-il. It was, to say the least, an emotional moment for everyone.

Euna Lee holding her daughter Hana with former VP Al Gore.

Former VP Al Gore with journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee with Bill Clinton in the background

Journalist Laura Ling with former VP Al Gore.

A family reunited: Euna Lee, her husband Michael Saldate and her daughter Hana Saldate.

Sisters/best friends reunited: Lisa and Laura Ling


Pictures via Just Jared and ABC

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Eugene Kim is the Editor-in-Chief of My Modern Met. In May, 2008, he co-founded the website to create one big city that celebrates creative ideas. His mission is to promote a positive culture by spotlighting the best sides of humanity—from the lighthearted and fun to the thought-provoking and enlightening.
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