American hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal
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Iran frees jailed US hiker 'spies'

Two US men given an eight-year jail term by Iran for spying have been released and emotionally reunited with their loved ones.

Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal left Evin prison in a diplomatic convoy for Tehran airport from where they were flown out of the country.

The pair were arrested in 2009 after crossing into Iran from Iraq, where they said they were hiking, and were sentenced in September this year.

Laura Trevelyan reports.