Statement From Getty Images on Release of Staff Photographer Joe Raedle

Mar 22, 2011, 20:43 ET from Getty Images

NEW YORK, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Getty Images: We at Getty Images are delighted to learn that Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi has ordered the release of our staff photographer, Joe Raedle, along with Roberto Schmidt, staff photographer with Agence France Presse and David Clark, a reporter with Agence France Presse.  We are grateful to those involved that helped to secure the group's release and we will continue to support the work our photojournalists undertake to document news events.

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