Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou (C), French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (R) and French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (L) stand with the four released French hostages in Niamey October ... more 
Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou (C), French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (R) and French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (L) stand with the four released French hostages in Niamey October 29, 2013. Four French hostages kidnapped by al Qaeda's north African arm three years ago in Niger, Pierre Legrand, Daniel Larribe, Thierry Dol and Marc Feret, have been released. They were kidnapped by AQIM in September 2010 while working for French nuclear group Areva and a subsidiary of construction group Vinci in Arlit in Niger. REUTERS/ECPAD/EMA/Armee de Terre/ADC Thierry Munch/Handout via Reuters (NIGER - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW) ATTENTION EDITORS - NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS less 
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