Freed U.S. hikers return home

Associated Press
Sarah Shourd, left, Josh Fattal, center and Shane Bauer, right, are seen before leaving for the United States at the airport in Muscat, Oman, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011. Two Americans freed from an Iranian prison told reporters Saturday they were "eager to go home" just before boarding their flight to the U.S. from Oman, the Gulf state that helped mediate their release after more than two years in custody on accusations of spying. Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer were scheduled to arrive home on Sunday, according to Samantha Topping, a spokeswoman for their families. The two were released from Tehran's Evin prison under a $1 million bail deal and arrived in Oman on Wednesday in the first leg of their journey home. There they were reunited with joyful relatives. (AP Photo/Sultan al-Hasani)

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"After 781 days of prison, Shane and I are now free men," a jubilant Joshua Fattal announced, hours after he and Shane Bauer landed at Kennedy International Airport. (AP)

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