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Freed US reporters leave N Korea

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Former US President Bill Clinton has left North Korea with two US reporters whose release he has helped to secure. John Everard, British ambassador in Pyongyang until 2008, and Korean expert Aidan Foster Carter, of Leeds University, discuss why North Korean leader Kim Jong-il issued a special pardon to the journalists.

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