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Former Guantanamo prisoners now in Uruguay spend first day of freedom shopping
In their first real day of freedom since arriving in Uruguay, the former Guantanamo prisoners hit the streets of the capital of Montevideo to buy cellphones, clothes and Korans.
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A former prisoner at Guantanamo Bay, center, carry groceries accompanied by a member of PIT-CNT , one of Uruguay's workers union, in Montevideo, Uruguay, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. The men are two of six prisoners held for 12 years at Guantanamo Bay who arrived last Sunday as refugees in Uruguay amid a renewed push by President Barack Obama to close the prison. Among those transferred was Abu Wa'el Dhiab, a 43-year-old Syrian on a long-term hunger strike protesting his confinement who was at the center of a legal battle in U.S. courts over the military's use of force-feeding. The Pentagon identified the other Syrians sent to Uruguay on Saturday as Ali Husain Shaaban, 32; Ahmed Adnan Ajuri, 37; and Abdelahdi Faraj, 33. Also released were Palestinian prisoner Mohammed Abdullah Taha Mattan, 35, and 49-year-old Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi of Tunisia.(AP Photo/Ines Guimaraens/Diario El Observador)

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A former prisoner at Guantanamo Bay, right, stands drinking 'mate', a local herbal tea, on a balcony decorated with a flag of Uruguay in Montevideo, Uruguay, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. The man is one of the six prisoners held for 12 years at Guantanamo Bay who arrived last Sunday as refugees in Uruguay amid a renewed push by President Barack Obama to close the prison. Among those transferred was Abu Wa'el Dhiab, a 43-year-old Syrian on a long-term hunger strike protesting his confinement who was at the center of a legal battle in U.S. courts over the military's use of force-feeding. The Pentagon identified the other Syrians sent to Uruguay on Saturday as Ali Husain Shaaban, 32; Ahmed Adnan Ajuri, 37; and Abdelahdi Faraj, 33. Also released were Palestinian prisoner Mohammed Abdullah Taha Mattan, 35, and 49-year-old Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi of Tunisia. The man at right is a member of PIT-CNT, one of Uruguay's workers union.(AP Photo/Ines Guimaraens/Diario El Observador)

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A former prisoner at Guantanamo Bay holds a flag of Uruguay as he stands on a balcony in Montevideo, Uruguay, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. The man is one of the six prisoners held for 12 years at Guantanamo Bay who arrived last Sunday as refugees in Uruguay amid a renewed push by President Barack Obama to close the prison. Among those transferred was Abu Wa'el Dhiab, a 43-year-old Syrian on a long-term hunger strike protesting his confinement who was at the center of a legal battle in U.S. courts over the military's use of force-feeding. The Pentagon identified the other Syrians sent to Uruguay on Saturday as Ali Husain Shaaban, 32; Ahmed Adnan Ajuri, 37; and Abdelahdi Faraj, 33. Also released were Palestinian prisoner Mohammed Abdullah Taha Mattan, 35, and 49-year-old Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi of Tunisia.(AP Photo/Ines Guimaraens/Diario El Observador)

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Two former prisoners at Guantanamo Bay stand on a balcony decorated with Uruguay's flag in Montevideo, Uruguay, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. The men are two of six prisoners held for 12 years at Guantanamo Bay who arrived last Sunday as refugees in Uruguay amid a renewed push by President Barack Obama to close the prison. Among those transferred was Abu Wa'el Dhiab, a 43-year-old Syrian on a long-term hunger strike protesting his confinement who was at the center of a legal battle in U.S. courts over the military's use of force-feeding. The Pentagon identified the other Syrians sent to Uruguay on Saturday as Ali Husain Shaaban, 32; Ahmed Adnan Ajuri, 37; and Abdelahdi Faraj, 33. Also released were Palestinian prisoner Mohammed Abdullah Taha Mattan, 35, and 49-year-old Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi of Tunisia.(AP Photo/Ines Guimaraens/Diario El Observador)

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Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi from Tunisia, a former Guantanamo prisoner, peers through the window of the home where he's living in Montevideo, Uruguay, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. El Ouerghi is one of six prisoners who were held for 12 years at Guantanamo Bay who arrived to Uruguay on Sunday as refugees amid a renewed push by President Barack Obama to close the prison. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

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A former prisoner at Guantanamo Bay gives thumbs up from a balcony in Montevideo, Uruguay, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. The man is one of the six prisoners held for 12 years at Guantanamo Bay who arrived last Sunday as refugees in Uruguay amid a renewed push by President Barack Obama to close the prison. Among those transferred was Abu Wa'el Dhiab, a 43-year-old Syrian on a long-term hunger strike protesting his confinement who was at the center of a legal battle in U.S. courts over the military's use of force-feeding. The Pentagon identified the other Syrians sent to Uruguay on Saturday as Ali Husain Shaaban, 32; Ahmed Adnan Ajuri, 37; and Abdelahdi Faraj, 33. Also released were Palestinian prisoner Mohammed Abdullah Taha Mattan, 35, and 49-year-old Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi of Tunisia.(AP Photo/Ines Guimaraens/Diario El Observador)

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Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi from Tunisia, center, a former prisoner at Guantanamo Bay, exits a car carrying groceries accompanied by a member of PIT-CNT, one of Uruguay's workers unions, right, in a residential area of Montevideo, Uruguay, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. Six prisoners held for 12 years at Guantanamo Bay began their new lives in Uruguay after the United States flew them to the South American country as refugees amid a renewed push by President Barack Obama to close the prison. (AP Photo/Ines Guimaraens, Diario El Observador)

Former Guantanamo prisoners now in Uruguay spend first day of freedom shopping

In their first real day of freedom since arriving in Uruguay, the former Guantanamo prisoners hit the streets of the capital of Montevideo to buy cellphones, clothes and Korans.

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