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In pictures: S Korea Christians return

Weeping hostages

Nineteen South Korean church workers have arrived home after being held captive by the Taleban in Afghanistan for six weeks.

Relatives of dead hostages carrying pictures, followed by freed hostages

They were joined by relatives of two hostages killed by their Taleban captors in July.

Former hostage Yu Kyeong-sik

Former hostage Yu Kyeong-sik apologised to the nation for causing trouble by going to Afghanistan against government advice.

Former hostages bow to apologise during news conference

The hostages expressed their remorse with a collective bow.

Former hostages weep as they take bus from airport

They looked pale and tired as they were driven away from the airport.

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