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Crew members of the Maersk Alabama, safely back in the United States after being attacked by pirates last week off Somalia, recounted their ordeal Thursday.

"They start firing before they climb, with AK-47," crew member Zahid Reza said.

"I was scared for my life. I was almost close to that. And they tried to shoot me many times," he said, pointing to his head. "Pointing gun all over. Here, there, in the back." Read full article »

CNN's Paul Courson, Virginia Nicolaidis and Dugald McConnell contributed to this report.

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