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Freed hostages' families hope for reunion
2005-01-23 19:56:34 Xinhua English

Zhou Aiding (left) is more than happy about newspaper reports saying her sons -- Lin Xiong and Lin Qiang -- have been released. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Kong Quan confirmed Sunday that the eight kidnapped Chinese citizens have returned to the Chinese embassy in Iraq at Beijing time 10:25 pm Sunday. (Xinhua Photo)

Wei Shoulong, father of Wei Wu, one of the hostages, looks relieved after hearing the release of his son. [newsphoto]

A local offcial visits the wife (1st R) and daughter of Chen Qinai, one of released hostages, in his home in Pingtan county, Fujian Province, Jan. 23. (Xinhua Photo)

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