American Hikers Released

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Americans Jailed In Iran For Two Years Return To U.S.
Josh Fattal (C) and Shane Bauer (C-R), two American hikers released after spending more than two years imprisoned in Iran, were joined by Sarah Shourd (Center-L) and family members at the podium in front of a press-filled conference room at the Parker Meridien New York, on September 25, 2011 in New York City. Fattal, Bauer, and Shourd were charged with trespassing and espionage, after allegedly crossing the border between Iraq and Iran on a hiking trip.
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Americans Jailed In Iran For Two Years Return To U.S.
Sarah Shourd (L) embraces Shane Bauer (2L) and Josh Fattal (2R), two American hikers released after spending more than two years imprisoned in Iran, after a press conference at the Parker Meridien New York on September 25, 2011 in New York City. Fattal, Bauer and Shourd were charged with trespassing and espionage, after allegedly crossing the border between Iraq and Iran on a hiking trip.
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Americans Jailed In Iran For Two Years Return To U.S.
Josh Fattal (L) and Shane Bauer (C), two American hikers released after spending more than two years in Iran's Evin prison, walked into a press-filled conference room at the Parker Meridien New York, followed by Sarah Shourd (R) and family members, on September 25, 2011 in New York City. Fattal, Bauer, and Shourd were imprisoned and charged with trespassing and espionage, after allegedly crossing the border between Iraq and Iran on a hiking trip. Fattal and Bauer spent 781 days in prison; Shourd was held for 410 days.
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Americans Jailed In Iran For Two Years Return To U.S.
Josh Fattal (L) and Shane Bauer (C), two American hikers released after spending more than two years in Iran's Evin prison, walked into a press-filled conference room at the Parker Meridien New York, followed by Sarah Shourd (R) and family members, on September 25, 2011 in New York City. Fattal, Bauer, and Shourd were imprisoned and charged with trespassing and espionage, after allegedly crossing the border between Iraq and Iran on a hiking trip. Fattal and Bauer spent 781 days in prison; Shourd was held for 410 days.
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Americans Jailed In Iran For Two Years Return To U.S.
Josh Fattal (L) and Shane Bauer (C), two American hikers released after spending more than two years in Iran's Evin prison, walked into a press-filled conference room at the Parker Meridien New York, followed by Sarah Shourd (R) and family members, on September 25, 2011 in New York City. Fattal, Bauer, and Shourd were imprisoned and charged with trespassing and espionage, after allegedly crossing the border between Iraq and Iran on a hiking trip. Fattal and Bauer spent 781 days in prison; Shourd was held for 410 days.
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American Hikers Shane Bauer (R) and Josh Fattal
American hikers Shane Bauer (R) and Josh Fattal (L) step off an Omani Royal Air Force planeon September 21, 2011 in Muscat, Oman, after Tehran released them on bail, months after handing them hefty jail terms. The pair was released earlier September 21, 2011 from Tehran's notorious Evin prison, after more than two years in jail for spying and illegal entry into Iran, after the Gulf sultanate of Oman paid their bail.
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American Hiker Josh Fattal (C)
American hiker Josh Fattal (C) is greeted on September 21, 2011 in Muscat, Oman, after Tehran released him and Shane Bauer (out of frame) on bail, months after handing them hefty jail terms. The pair was released earlier September 21, 2011 from Tehran's notorious Evin prison, after more than two years in jail for spying and illegal entry into Iran, after the Gulf sultanate of Oman paid their bail.
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American Hiker Shane Bauer
American hiker Shane Bauer (L) is greeted on September 21, 2011 in Muscat, Oman, after Tehran released him and Josh Fattal (out of frame) on bail, months after handing them hefty jail terms. The pair was released earlier September 21, 2011 from Tehran's notorious Evin prison, after more than two years in jail for spying and illegal entry into Iran, after the Gulf sultanate of Oman paid their bail.
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American Hiker Shane Bauer
American hiker Shane Bauer (R) is greeted on September 21, 2011 in Muscat, Oman, after Tehran released him and Josh Fattal (out of frame) on bail, months after handing them hefty jail terms. The pair was released earlier September 21, 2011 from Tehran's notorious Evin prison, after more than two years in jail for spying and illegal entry into Iran, after the Gulf sultanate of Oman paid their bail.
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(credit: MOHAMMED MAHJOUB/AFP/Getty Images)
American Hiker Shane Bauer
American hiker Shane Bauer (C) is greeted on September 21, 2011 in Muscat, Oman, after Tehran released him and Josh Fattal (out of frame) on bail, months after handing them hefty jail terms. The pair was released earlier September 21, 2011 from Tehran's notorious Evin prison, after more than two years in jail for spying and illegal entry into Iran, after the Gulf sultanate of Oman paid their bail.
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(credit: MOHAMMED MAHJOUB/AFP/Getty Images)
American hiker Shane Bauer
American hiker Shane Bauer (C) poses with his mother (2nd L) and two sisters and fiancee Sarah Shourd (2nd R) after stepping off an Omani Royal Air Force plane on September 21, 2011 in Muscat, Oman, after Tehran released Bauer and Josh Fattal on bail, months after handing them hefty jail terms. The pair was released earlier September 21, 2011 from Tehran's notorious Evin prison, after more than two years in jail for spying and illegal entry into Iran, after the Gulf sultanate of Oman paid their bail. Bauer and Fattal were arrested along with Shourd near the mountainous border with Iraq on July 31, 2009. All three have consistently maintained they innocently strayed into Iran while hiking in Iraq's Kurdistan region. Shourd, the third hiker, was released last year on humanitarian and medical grounds.
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American Hiker Josh Fattal
American hiker Josh Fattal (C) is greeted on September 21, 2011 in Muscat, Oman, after Tehran released him and Shane Bauer (out of frame) on bail, months after handing them hefty jail terms. The pair was released earlier September 21, 2011 from Tehran's notorious Evin prison, after more than two years in jail for spying and illegal entry into Iran, after the Gulf sultanate of Oman paid their bail.
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American Hiker Shane Bauer
American hiker Shane Bauer (C) is embraced by his mother (L) and sister after stepping off an Omani Royal Air Force plane on September 21, 2011 in Muscat, Oman, after Tehran released Bauer and Josh Fattal on bail, months after handing them hefty jail terms. The pair was released earlier September 21, 2011 from Tehran's notorious Evin prison, after more than two years in jail for spying and illegal entry into Iran, after the Gulf sultanate of Oman paid their bail. Bauer and Fattal were arrested along with Sarah Shourd near the mountainous border with Iraq on July 31, 2009. All three have consistently maintained they innocently strayed into Iran while hiking in Iraq's Kurdistan region. Shourd was released last year on humanitarian and medical grounds.
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American Hikers Shane Bauer And Josh Fattal
American hikers Shane Bauer (2nd-L) and Josh Fattal (2nd-R) speak to the media on September 21, 2011 in Muscat, Oman, after Tehran released them on bail, months after handing them hefty jail terms. The pair was released earlier September 21, 2011 from Tehran's notorious Evin prison, after more than two years in jail for spying and illegal entry into Iran, after the Gulf sultanate of Oman paid their bail.
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(credit: MOHAMMED MAHJOUB/AFP/Getty Images)
American Hikers Shane Bauer (L) And Josh Fattal
American hikers Shane Bauer (L) and Josh Fattal hold a press conference after stepping off an Omani Royal Air Force plane on September 21, 2011 in Muscat, Oman, after Tehran released Bauer and Fattal on bail, months after handing them hefty jail terms. The pair was released earlier September 21, 2011 from Tehran's notorious Evin prison, after more than two years in jail for spying and illegal entry into Iran, after the Gulf sultanate of Oman paid their bail. Bauer and Fattal were arrested along with Sarah Shourd near the mountainous border with Iraq on July 31, 2009. All three have consistently maintained they innocently strayed into Iran while hiking in Iraq's Kurdistan region. Shourd was released last year on humanitarian and medical grounds.
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Americans Jailed In Iran For Two Years Return To U.S.
Josh Fattal (L) and Shane Bauer (C), two American hikers released after spending more than two years imprisoned in Iran, walk into a press-filled conference room at the Parker Meridien New York, followed by Sarah Shourd (R), on September 25, 2011 in New York City. Fattal, Bauer, and Shourd were charged with trespassing and espionage, after allegedly crossing the border between Iraq and Iran on a hiking trip.
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American Hiker Shane Bauer
American hiker Shane Bauer (C) and Josh Fattal (out of frame) are greeted on September 21, 2011 in Muscat, Oman, after Tehran released them on bail, months after handing them hefty jail terms. The pair was released earlier September 21, 2011 from Tehran's notorious Evin prison, after more than two years in jail for spying and illegal entry into Iran, after the Gulf sultanate of Oman paid their bail.
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Shane Bauer And Josh Fattal
Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal (R), two US hikers held by Iran for more than two years on spying charges, leave a press conference after arriving back in the US, in New York on September 25, 2011. The pair, both 29, were arrested with Sarah Shourd near the mountainous border with Iraq on July 31 2009. All three have always maintained they are innocent of spying and simply strayed across the border into Iran.
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American Hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal
American hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal (both out of frame) are greeted on September 21, 2011 in Muscat, Oman, after Tehran released them on bail, months after handing them hefty jail terms. The pair was released earlier September 21, 2011 from Tehran's notorious Evin prison, after more than two years in jail for spying and illegal entry into Iran, after the Gulf sultanate of Oman paid their bail.
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Shane Bauer And Josh Fattal
Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal (R), two US hikers held by Iran for more than two years on spying charges, arrive at a press conference after arriving back in the US, in New York on September 25, 2011. The pair, both 29, were arrested with Sarah Shourd near the mountainous border with Iraq on July 31 2009. All three have always maintained they are innocent of spying and simply strayed across the border into Iran.
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Family And Friends Await The Arrival
Family and friends await the arrival of American hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal (both out of frame) on September 21, 2011 in Muscat, Oman, after Tehran released them on bail, months after handing them hefty jail terms. The pair was released earlier September 21, 2011 from Tehran's notorious Evin prison, after more than two years in jail for spying and illegal entry into Iran, after the Gulf sultanate of Oman paid their bail.
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Shane Bauer And Josh Fattal
Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal (L), two US hikers held by Iran for more than two years on spying charges, give a press conference after arriving back in the US, in New York on September 25, 2011. The pair, both 29, were arrested with Sarah Shourd near the mountainous border with Iraq on July 31 2009. All three have always maintained they are innocent of spying and simply strayed across the border into Iran.
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American Hiker Josh Fattal
American hiker Josh Fattal is hugged by a family member after stepping off an Omani Royal Air Force plane on September 21, 2011 in Muscat, Oman, after Tehran released Shane Bauer and Fattal on bail, months after handing them hefty jail terms. The pair was released earlier September 21, 2011 from Tehran's notorious Evin prison, after more than two years in jail for spying and illegal entry into Iran, after the Gulf sultanate of Oman paid their bail. Bauer and Fattal were arrested along with Sarah Shourd near the mountainous border with Iraq on July 31, 2009. All three have consistently maintained they innocently strayed into Iran while hiking in Iraq's Kurdistan region. Shourd was released last year on humanitarian and medical grounds.
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Shane Bauer (C) And Josh Fattal
Shane Bauer (C) and Josh Fattal, two US hikers held by Iran for more than two years on spying charges, and fellow former detainee Sarah Shourd, give a press conference after arriving back in the US, in New York on September 25, 2011. The pair, both 29, were arrested with Sarah Shourd near the mountainous border with Iraq on July 31 2009. All three have always maintained they are innocent of spying and simply strayed across the border into Iran.
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American Hikers Josh Fattal
American hikers Josh Fattal (2nd-L) and Shane Bauer (out of frame) are greeted on September 21, 2011 in Muscat, Oman, after Tehran released them on bail, months after handing them hefty jail terms. The pair was released earlier September 21, 2011 from Tehran's notorious Evin prison, after more than two years in jail for spying and illegal entry into Iran, after the Gulf sultanate of Oman paid their bail.
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Shane Bauer (L) And Josh Fattal
Shane Bauer (L) and Josh Fattal, two US hikers held by Iran for more than two years on spying charges, give a press conference after arriving back in the US, in New York on September 25, 2011. The pair, both 29, were arrested with Sarah Shourd near the mountainous border with Iraq on July 31 2009. All three have always maintained they are innocent of spying and simply strayed across the border into Iran.
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American Hiker Josh Fattal
American hiker Josh Fattal is hugged by hs brother after stepping off an Omani Royal Air Force plane on September 21, 2011 in Muscat, Oman, after Tehran released Shane Bauer and Fattal on bail, months after handing them hefty jail terms. The pair was released earlier September 21, 2011 from Tehran's notorious Evin prison, after more than two years in jail for spying and illegal entry into Iran, after the Gulf sultanate of Oman paid their bail. Bauer and Fattal were arrested along with Sarah Shourd near the mountainous border with Iraq on July 31, 2009. All three have consistently maintained they innocently strayed into Iran while hiking in Iraq's Kurdistan region. Shourd was released last year on humanitarian and medical grounds.
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Shane Bauer (C) And Josh Fattal
Shane Bauer (C) and Josh Fattal, two US hikers held by Iran for more than two years on spying charges, and fellow former detainee Sarah Shourd, give a press conference after arriving back in the US, in New York on September 25, 2011. The pair, both 29, were arrested with Sarah Shourd near the mountainous border with Iraq on July 31 2009. All three have always maintained they are innocent of spying and simply strayed across the border into Iran.
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American Hiker Shane Bauer
American hiker Shane Bauer is embraced by fiancee Sarah Shourd after stepping off an Omani Royal Air Force plane on September 21, 2011 in Muscat, Oman, after Tehran released Bauer and Josh Fattal on bail, months after handing them hefty jail terms. The pair was released earlier September 21, 2011 from Tehran's notorious Evin prison, after more than two years in jail for spying and illegal entry into Iran, after the Gulf sultanate of Oman paid their bail. Bauer and Fattal were arrested along with Shourd near the mountainous border with Iraq on July 31, 2009. All three have consistently maintained they innocently strayed into Iran while hiking in Iraq's Kurdistan region. Shourd was released last year on humanitarian and medical grounds.
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Sarah Shroud, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal
Shane Bauer (C) and Josh Fattal, two US hikers held by Iran for more than two years on spying charges, hug with fellow former detainee Sarah Shroud during a press conference after arriving back in the US, in New York on September 25, 2011. The pair, both 29, were arrested with Sarah Shourd near the mountainous border with Iraq on July 31, 2009. All three have always maintained they are innocent of spying and simply strayed across the border into Iran.
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