Two American journalists freed by North Korea after months of detention returned home to a tearful family reunion on Wednesday accompanied by former President Bill Clinton.

Laura Ling, 32, and Euna Lee, 36, reporters for an American cable television venture co-founded by Clinton's former vice president, Al Gore, arrived with Clinton at Burbank airport near Los Angeles aboard a private jet from North Korea.

Below are tearful pictures of their family reunion:

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Freed U.S. journalist Euna Lee (L) is embraced by her husband Michael Saldate (C) and daughter Hana Saldate after arriving with Laura Ling and former President Bill Clinton in Burbank, August 5, 2009.
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Freed American journalist Euna Lee, holding her daughter Hana and followed by her husband Michael Saldate (rear, L), hugs former Vice-President Al Gore after Lee and Laura Ling arrived in Burbank, California August 5, 2009.
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Freed U.S. journalists Laura Ling (L) and Euna Lee (C) address the media after they were reunited with their families in Burbank, California August 5, 2009.
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Freed U.S. journalists Laura Ling (C) and Euna Lee (R) address the media after being reunited with their families in Burbank, August 5, 2009.
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Freed U.S. journalist Laura Ling (L, back to camera) hugs her mother Mary Ling (R) after her arrival with fellow journalist Euna Lee from North Korea in Burbank, California August 5, 2009.
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Freed U.S. journalist Euna Lee (L) and her daughter Hana Saldate (R) is hugged by Mary Ling, mother of fellow freed U.S. journalist Laura Ling after arriving from North Korea in Burbank, California August 5, 2009.
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American journalists Laura Ling (top) and Euna Lee disembark from the plane that brought them back from North Korea in Burbank, August 5, 2009.
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Freed U.S. journalist Euna Lee (C) is embraced by her husband Michael Saldate and daughter Hana Saldate after arriving with Laura Ling and former President Bill Clinton in Burbank, August 5, 2009.