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Photos of Terry Anderson released by his captors in Beirut, Lebanon

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An iconic American hostage, journalist Terry Anderson was kidnapped and held prisoner by Muslim extremists for seven years. Now, on the 20th anniversary of his release, EXPLORER sits down with Anderson in a rare, in-depth interview. He'l describe his harrowing experience firsthand: They beat on me. They threatened me. They would come and sit on my chest and poke guns into my neck and say, We kill you, we kill you. Learn how the loneliness, boredom and feelings of total helplessness nea

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