If there was ever a case of “happily ever after,” this would be it. Sarah Shourd and Shane Bauer, two of the three Americans who were held by Iranian authorities beginning in 2009 for suspected spying, were married at an undisclosed location in the San Francisco area over the weekend. Bauer’s best man was Josh Fattal, the third American who was held captive along with Shourd and Bauer. The trio of U.C.-Berkeley graduates were captured on the Iraq-Iran border in July 2009 and were sentenced to eight years in prison. But Shourd was freed 14 months later and Fattal and Bauer let free in September 2011. Bauer proposed while they were being held, using a shirt thread as a ring.
Happy Ending Jumana El-Heloueh / Reuters-Landov