Freed hostage Daniel Larribe arrives at the airport in Niamey October 30, 2013. Four Frenchmen, Pierre Legrand, Larribe, Thierry Dol and Marc Feret, held hostage in the Sahara desert by al ... more 
Freed hostage Daniel Larribe arrives at the airport in Niamey October 30, 2013. Four Frenchmen, Pierre Legrand, Larribe, Thierry Dol and Marc Feret, held hostage in the Sahara desert by al Qaeda-linked gunmen for three years left Niger on a French government plane on Wednesday, with questions raised in France over whether a ransom had been paid. The men, kidnapped in 2010 while working for French nuclear group Areva and a subsidiary of construction group Vinci in northern Niger, were freed on Tuesday after secret talks. REUTERS/Djibo Tagaza (NIGER - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW) less 
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Wed, Oct 30, 2013 5:48 AM EDT