French President Francois Hollande (5thL), French Defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (3rdL) and Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius (4thL) walk with former French hostages Thierry Dol, Pierre ... more 
French President Francois Hollande (5thL), French Defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (3rdL) and Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius (4thL) walk with former French hostages Thierry Dol, Pierre Legrand, Marc Feret and Daniel Larribe as they are welcomed by their relatives on the tarmac at Villacoublay military airport, near Paris, October 30, 2013. The four Frenchmen held hostage in the Sahara desert by al Qaeda-linked gunmen for three years left Niger on a French government plane on Wednesday morning. The men, who were 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/Jacky Naegelen (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS) less 
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