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WJLA, November 27, 2011

American students released from captivity in Egypt arrive home

Three American college students, detained for several days in Egypt as deadly protests swept Cairo, have flown home to freedom. Georgetown student Derrik Sweeney, 19,  described an ordeal so terrifying he wasn't sure he would survive it.

Derrik Sweeney

Derrik Sweeney, center, gets hugs from his father Kevin Sweeney, left, and sister Ashley, right, after Derrik arrived at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport Saturday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)