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American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling were arrested while shooting video along the North Korean border with China. It took 140 days and a visit from President Bill Clinton before they were freed.

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Glamour Magazine Honors The 2009 Women of the Year - Inside

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 09: Honorees/Journalists Laura Ling, Euna Lee and actress Catherine Zeta-Jones onstage at the The 2009 Women of the Year hosted by Glamour Magazine at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour Magazine) *** Local Caption *** Euna Lee;Laura Ling;Catherine Zeta-Jones
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A South Korean man reads a newspaper reporting American journalists detained in North Korea at an office in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, June 8, 2009. North Korea's top court convicted two American journalists and sentenced them to 12 years in a prison Monday, intensifying the reclusive nation's confrontation with the United States. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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Laura Ling, top, and Euna Lee, two freed American journalists who were arrested in March after allegedly crossing into North Korea from China, arrive at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009. (AP Photo/David Zentz)
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Image: Bill Clinton Returns Journalists Euna Lee And Laura Ling To U.S.

BURBANK, CA - AUGUST 05: Journalists Laura Ling hugs former Vice President Al Gore as they stand with (R) Euna Lee and former President Bill Clinton at Hangar 25 on August 5, 2009 in Burbank, California after being released by North Korean authorities yesterday. Ling and Lee, of San Francisco based Current TV, were both arrested by North Korea in March for illegally entering the country on the Chinese border. Yesterday they were pardoned by President Kim Jong-Il after a meeting with former U.S. President Bill Clinton. Ling and Lee had been sentenced to 12 years in prison in June. (Photo by Ann Johansson/Getty Images)
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Image: Former Vice-President Al Gore embraces former President Bill Clinton in Burbank

Former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore (R) embraces former U.S. President Bill Clinton after Clinton's arrival with freed U.S. journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee in Burbank, California, August 5, 2009. Clinton met with North Korean leader Kim Jon-il to gain the freedom of the two journalists who had been held in North Korea since March, 2009. Ling and Lee work for Current TV, which was co-founded by Gore. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES POLITICS MEDIA)
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Image: Freed US journalist Ling is kissed by her mother after arriving with fellow journalist Lee from North Korea in Burbank, California

Freed U.S. journalist Laura Ling (R) is kissed by her mother Mary after arriving with fellow journalist Euna Lee from North Korea in Burbank, California August 5, 2009. Ling, 32, and Lee, 36, American journalists freed by North Korea after months of detention, returned to the United States on Wednesday accompanied by former President Bill Clinton, who secured their release in a meeting with the reclusive state's leader Kim Jong-il. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES POLITICS MEDIA)
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Image: Laura Ling And Euna Lee Arrive Home At Hangar 25

BURBANK, CA - AUGUST 05: (L-R) Journalist Lisa Ling smiles as she talks with sister/journalist Laura Ling who along with Euna Lee arrived at Hangar 25 on August 5, 2009 in Burbank, California after being released by North Korean authorities yesterday. Ling and Lee, of San Francisco based Current TV, were both arrested by North Korea in March for illegally entering the country on the Chinese border. Yesterday they were pardoned by President Kim Jong-Il after a meeting with former U.S. President Bill Clinton. Ling and Lee had been sentenced to 12 years in prison in June. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for Shangri-La)
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Image: Laura Ling And Euna Lee Arrive Home At Hangar 25

BURBANK, CA - AUGUST 05: Journalists Laura Ling hugs husband Iain Clayton as Ling arrives with Euna Lee at Hangar 25 on August 5, 2009 in Burbank, California after being released by North Korean authorities yesterday. Ling and Lee, of San Francisco based Current TV, were both arrested by North Korea in March for illegally entering the country on the Chinese border. Yesterday they were pardoned by President Kim Jong-Il after a meeting with former U.S. President Bill Clinton. Ling and Lee had been sentenced to 12 years in prison in June. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for Shangri-La)
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Image: Laura Ling, Euna Lee

** CORRECTS NAME TO IAIN CLAYTON NOT IAN ** ALTERNATE CROP ** Euna Lee, left, and Laura Ling, second from right, two American journalists who were arrested in March after allegedly crossing into North Korea from China, are greeted by Michael Saldate, the husband of Euna Lee, center, Iain Clayton, the husband of Laura Ling, right, and Lee's daughter, Hana, after the two arrived at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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This photo released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency shows former US President Bill Clinton greeting two US journalists Laura Ling (in green) and Euna Lee (red) after winning their release from the communist country as they leave Pyongyang airport to the US in a chartered plane on August 5, 2009. Clinton flew out of North Korea with the two US journalists sentenced to long jail terms after securing a pardon for them from leader Kim Jong-Il, Clinton's spokesman said. AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS (Photo credit should read KNS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Image: Bill Clinton and Kim Jong Il

(FILES) This file photo taken on August 4, 2009 and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Il (R) posing with former US president Bill Clinton (L) in Pyongyang. Former president Bill Clinton flew out of North Korea on August 5, 2009 with two US journalists sentenced to long jail terms after securing a pardon for them from leader Kim Jong-Il, Clinton's spokesman said. AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KOREAN NEWS SERVICE (Photo credit should read KNS/AFP/Getty Images)
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This photo taken on August 4, 2009 and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency shows former US president Bill Clinton (R) receiving a bouquet of flowers from North Korean girl upon his arrival at Pyongyang airport. Clinton arrived in North Korea on the surprise mission to free two jailed US journalists, the highest-profile visit by a US official to Pyongyang for nearly a decade. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KOREAN NEWS SERVICE (Photo credit should read KNS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Protesters shout slogans during a rally Thursday, June 4, 2009 at a park in Seoul, South Korea to coincide with the trial that opened in North Korea Thursday of two American journalists accused of entering North Korea illegally and engaging in "hostile acts." Laura Ling and Euna Lee, reporters for former U.S. Vice President Al Gore's California-based Current TV media venture, were arrested March 17 near the North Korean border while on a reporting trip to China. The sign read, "Release Immediately American Journalists!" (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Protesters shout slogans during a rally Thursday, June 4, 2009 at a park in Seoul, South Korea to coincide with the trial that opened in North Korea Thursday of two American journalists accused of entering North Korea illegally and engaging in "hostile acts." Laura Ling and Euna Lee, reporters for former U.S. Vice President Al Gore's California-based Current TV media venture, were arrested March 17 near the North Korean border while on a reporting trip to China. The sign read, "Release Immediately American Journalists!" (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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