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  • This undated file photo, released by freethehikers.org, Aug. 20, 2009, shows Shane Bauer, left, and Sarah Shourd.
  • Two UC Berkeley graduates who were held captive in Iran after being caught hiking in a border area will marry Saturday.
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  • An attorney who defended three American hikers in Iran says authorities have taken away his passport and seized his files.
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  • Actor Sean Penn may have played a role in the release of two UC Berkeley hikers detained in Iran for two years.
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  • Two American hikers who had been jailed in Iran since 2009 have arrived in Oman and were greeted by their families
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  • Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd kiss.
  • Reaction to Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal's release at their alma mater UC Berkeley is elation.
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  • Two American men already held for two years in Tehran have been sentenced to 8 years in jail.
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  • American hikers Shane Bauer, left, Sarah Shourd, center, and Josh Fattal.
  • Iran suddenly postponed the start of the espionage trial of three American hikers without explanation.
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  • American hikers Shane Bauer, left, Sarah Shourd, center, and Josh Fattal
  • Iran suddenly postponed the start of the espionage trial of three American hikers without explanation.
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  • American hikers Shane Bauer, left, Sarah Shourd, center, and Josh Fattal.
  • Iranian authorities postponed the long-awaited espionage trial of three Americans.
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  • American hikers Shane Bauer, left, Sarah Shourd, center, and Josh Fattal
  • Iranian authorities postponed the long-awaited espionage trial of three Americans.
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  • Local authors gather for UC Berkeley hikers fundraiser
  • Bestselling authors gather to raise awareness and money for the UC Berkeley graduates still imprisoned in Iran.
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  • Local authors gather for UC Berkeley hikers fundraiser
  • Bestselling authors gather to raise awareness and money for the UC Berkeley graduates still imprisoned in Iran.
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  • Joshua Fattal, Shane Bauer, and Sarah Shourd
  • Two American hikers detained in Iran spoke to their families over the Thanksgiving holiday on the phone.
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  • FILE - In this May 21, 2010 file photo, American hikers Shane Bauer, left, Josh Fattal, center, and Sarah Shourd are shown in Tehran.
  • The two UC Berkeley grads being held in Iran have a trial date.
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  • Joshua Fattal, Shane Bauer, and Sarah Shourd
  • The newly released 400,000 set of documents supports the UC Berkeley graduate hikers' story.
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  • FILE - In this May 21, 2010 file photo, American hikers Shane Bauer, left, Josh Fattal, center, and Sarah Shourd are shown in Tehran.
  • The mother of one of two American hikers still jailed in Iran said Tuesday that she's been told they will stand trial in November.
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  • Sarah Shourd speaks to the media, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010 in Oakland, Calif.
  • Sarah Shourd came to the Bay Area to push for the release of her fiancé and friend.
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  • Sarah Shourd speaks to the media, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010 in Oakland, Calif.
  • Sarah Shourd says she is still haunted by images of her friend and fiance in their cramped jail cells.
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  • Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is interviewed by journalists from The Associated Press.
  • Iran's president is in New York Monday for the United Nations General Assembly this week.
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  • Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is interviewed by journalists from The Associated Press.
  • Iran's president is in New York Monday for the United Nations General Assembly.
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  • Sarah Shourd, 32, of the U.S., right, embraces her mother Nora Shourd, left, on Sarah Shourds arrival at the royal airport in Muscat, Oman, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, after leaving Tehran, Iran.
  • Sarah Shourd planned a medical exam for the first appraisal of her health after more than 13 months.
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  • This undated photo released by freethehikers.org, on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009, shows missing American hiker Sarah Shourd.
  • An American woman detained for more than a year in Iran was released Tuesday on a bail of $500,000.
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  • This undated photo released by freethehikers.org, on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009, shows missing American hiker Sarah Shourd.
  • The family of an American woman detained in Iran for more than a year is appealing to authorities to drop a $500,000 bail.
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  • This undated photo released by freethehikers.org, on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009, shows missing American hiker Sarah Shourd.
  • Iran says it will free Sarah Shourd after more than 13 months in prison.
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  • This undated photo released by freethehikers.org, on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009, shows missing American hiker Sarah Shourd.
  • Iran says it will free UC Berkeley graduate Sarah Shourd over the weekend after more than 13 months in prison.
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  • This combination of undated file photos released by freethehikers.org shows, from left; Joshua Fattal, Shane Bauer, and Sarah Shourd.
  • Iran will free one of three Americans jailed for more than a year on Saturday to mark the end of Ramadan.
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  • This undated file photo, released by freethehikers.org, Aug. 20, 2009, shows Americans Shane Bauer, left, and Sarah Shourd.
  • An Islamic leader from Africa is now working to help win the release of three UC Berkeley graduates jailed in Iran.
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  • An Iranian official said Tuesday the country has no plans to swap three American prisoners for a missing nuclear scientist.
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  • The Iranian ambassador to Iraq is dismissing hopes that three Americans being held by Tehran will be free soon.
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  • Supporters of Josh Fattal, Sarah Shourd and Shane Bauer are asking people to mark the 300th day of the hikers captivity.
  • Josh Fattal, Sarah Shourd and Shane Bauer have been held in Iran for 300 days.
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  • This undated file photo, released by freethehikers.org, Aug. 20, 2009, shows Americans Shane Bauer, left, and Sarah Shourd.
  • Supporters of Josh Fattal, Sarah Shourd and Shane Bauer are asking people to mark the 300th day of the hikers' captivity.
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  • Cindy Hickey, mother of Shane Bauer, right, Nora Shourd, mother of Sarah Shourd, 3rd right, and Laura Fattal, second left, mother of Josh Fattal hug their children at the Esteghlal hotel in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, May 20, 2010.
  • Two of the three American hikers detained in Iran have become engaged, the third hiker will be the best man.
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  • Mother of hikers detained in Iran issues urgent plea
  • Nora Shourd used to be afraid of speaking out for fear of upsetting the Iranian government, but now that's all out the window.
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  • Roxana Saberi was in an Iranian prison.
  • An American journalist imprisoned for nearly five months in Iran is about to celebrate the first anniversary of her release.
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  • It has now been six months since three young Americans were taken into captivity in Iran and there has been no new information.
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  • The State Department is expressing deep concern about the welfare of three American hikers detained in Iran.
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  • The families of three UC Berkeley graduates detained in Iran have hired a prominent independent Iranian lawyer.
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