1. Great Escape

    French Journalists Flee Syria

    This image from amateur video made available by Shaam News Network purports to show Paul Conroy of the Sunday Times, left, and Edith Bouvier of Le Figaro in a makeshift clinic in Homs, Syria, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2012. An amateur video shows the two injured journalists in a makeshift clinic, lying on two separate beds. The French journalist, Bouvier had her left leg tied from the thigh down in a cast. A doctor in the video explains that she needs emergency medical care. Conroy appears in the video and the doctors say he has deep gashes in his left leg. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via Associated Press Television News) THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CANNOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE CONTENT, DATE, LOCATION OR AUTHENTICITY OF THIS MATERIAL.

    Shaam News Network / AP Photos

    Edith Bouvier and William Daniels, two French journalists who had been trapped in Syria, made it safely to Lebanon on Thursday. Bouvier had been wounded on Wednesday of last week during a rocket attack in Homs that killed American journalist Marie Colvin. After a video message of the injured Bouvier requesting help was posted online, Syrian activists smuggled Bouvier, Daniels, and two other journalists out of the city. The members of the group made it to Lebanon this week. Bouvier’s parents spoke with her after her arrival and said she was “in good spirits,” and French President Nicolas Sarkozy confirmed their safe arrival in Lebanon.

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