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Americans freed by North Korea

Updated 12:54 AM ET, Sun November 9, 2014
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Kenneth Bae, who had been held in North Korea since 2012, greets his mother Myunghee Bae after arriving, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, after Bae and Matthew Todd Miller, who was held in North Korea since April, 2014, were freed during a top-secret mission by James Clapper, U.S. director of national intelligence. Ted S. Warren/AP
Matthew Miller, top, walks off the plane after arriving back in the United States. Ted S. Warren/AP
The plane carrying Kenneth Bae, Matthew Miller and James Clapper, U.S. director of national intelligence, lands at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Ted S. Warren/AP
American Kenneth Bae is seen just before his release in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Saturday, November 8. Bae's sister, Terri Chung, told CNN that her family shed happy tears and spread the good news among relatives and friends. Relatives describe Bae as a devout Christian who arranged tours of North Korea. North Korean government
Matthew Todd Miller, shown here shortly before his release, had been detained since April. He was convicted in September of committing "acts hostile" to North Korea. North Korean government
U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is greeted by North Korean officials after arriving in Pyongyang on Friday, November 7. North Korean government
James Clapper meets with North Korean officials on November 8, prior to the release of two Americans. Clapper delivered a letter from President Barack Obama, addressed to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. North Korean government
Bae and Miller on November 8 board the plane that will take them back to the United States. They were flown to a military base in Washington state. North Korean government
The plane prepares to depart North Korea on November 8. North Korean government