Hostages Rescued

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    July 4: Former hostage Ingrid Betancourt is kissed by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, left, as she arrives at Villacoublay air base.

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    July 4: Former hostage Ingrid Betancourt, right, is welcomed by French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy as she arrives at Villacoublay air base.

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    July 4: Former hostage Ingrid Betancourt, center, is welcomed by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, left, and French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner as she arrives at Villacoublay air base.

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    July 4: Former hostage Ingrid Betancourt, answers reporters as French President Nicolas Sarkozy, enter, and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, left, look on after she arrived at Villacoublay air base.

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    July 4: French President Nicolas Sarkozy, right, gestures as former hostage Ingrid Betancourt, flanked by her son Lorenzo Delloye, left, and her nephew Stanislas Betancourt, foreground, leaves the Elysee Palace in Paris.

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    July 4: Former hostage Ingrid Betancourt, 3rd from right, holds her children Melanie Delloye, right, and Lorenzo Delloye, 4th from right, as her nephew Stanislas Betancourt, 2nd from right, her sister Astrid Betancourt, 3rd from left, and her mother Yolanda Pulecio, 2nd from left, look on, at the Elysee Palace in Paris.

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    July 3: Former hostage Ingrid Betancourt holds the hands of her daughter Melanie, left, and son Lorenzo, right, after their arrival from France at a military base in Bogota.

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    July 3: Former hostage Ingrid Betancourt, second from left, embraces son Lorenzo, third form left, and daughter Melanie, left, as France's Foreign Minister Bernard Kourchner, right, embraces Betancourt's mother Yolanda Pulecio at a military base in Bogota.

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    July 3: Former hostage Ingrid Betancourt, center, embraces her daughter Melanie as her son Lorenzo, right, looks on after their arrival from France at a military base in Bogota.

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    July 3: Former hostage Ingrid Betancourt, left, embraces her daughter Melanie upon their arrival at a military base in Bogota.

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    July 3: France's Foreign Minister Bernard Kourchner, right, embraces former hostage Ingrid Betancourt, at a military base in Bogota.

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    July 2: Former hostage Ingrid Betancourt is kissed by her mother Yolanda Pulecio upon arrival to a military base in Bogota.

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    July 2: Former hostage Ingrid Betancourt embraces her mother Yolanda Pulecio as she arrives at a military base after being rescued.

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    July 2: Ingrid Betancourt's children Lorenzo Delloye and Melanie Delloye react as French President Nicolas Sarkozy talks to them after a press conference at the Elysee Palace, in Paris.

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    July 2: Former hostage Ingrid Betancourt gestures as she stands with her mother Yolanda Pulecio and Juan Carlos Lecompte upon arrival to a military base in Bogota.

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    In this file of a TV image made available Sunday, Aug. 31, 2003, Ingrid Betancourt, a former Colombian presidential candidate being held hostage by leftist rebels since Feb. 23, 2002, is seen in an unknown location.

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    July 2: Colombia's Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos announces that Colombia's military has rescued former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, three U.S. military contractors and 11 other hostages from leftist rebels at a press conference in Bogota.

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    July 2: Colombia's Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos embraces the commander of Colombia's Armed Forces, Gen. Fredy Padilla, after announcing during a press conference in Bogota that the military has rescued former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, three U.S. military contractors and 11 other hostages from leftist rebels.

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    In this March 9, 1998 file photo, Ingrid Betancourt celebrates after winning a seat in parliamentary elections at her house in Bogota, Colombia.

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    In this file photo released by the Colombian government on Friday, Nov. 30, 2007, shows Colombia's former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt in an unknown location

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    This file photo released by the Colombia's Presidency on Nov. 30, 2007 shows U.S. contractor Keith Stansell in an unknown location after being kidnapped by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.

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    This file image taken from a tape and released by Colombia's Presidency on Nov. 30, 2007 shows U.S. contractor Thomas Howes in an unknown location after being kidnapped by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.

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    This file photo released by Colombia's Presidency on Nov. 30, 2007 shows U.S. contractor Marc Gonsalves in an unknown location after being kidnapped by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.

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    In this March 28, 2001 file photo, Ingrid Betancourt, a former Colombian presidential candidate being held hostage by leftist rebels since Feb. 23, 2002, is seen during a political event in Paris, France.

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