Bill Clinton Makes Surprise Visit To North Korea

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On Tuesday, former President Bill Clinton made a surprise visit to Pyongyang to negotiate the release of two American journalists arrested in North Korea in March. Here, Clinton arrives in Pyongyang.

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Yang Hyong Sop, vice president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, greets the former President upon his arrival.

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A young girl presents Clinton with flowers. North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwa (second from left) and Yang Hyong Sop (third from left) stand nearby.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-il meets with former President Clinton.

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Clinton and Kim Jong-il pose for a photo released by North Korea’s state news agency.

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During Clinton’s visit, Kim Jong-il announced a “special pardon” for the two journalists. Keep checking TPM for the latest updates on Clinton’s visit and the journalists’ release.

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