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Brittney Griner returned to the United States

RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP AND SNTV CLIENTS MAY USEASSOCIATED PRESS - AP AND SNTV CLIENTS MAY USESan Antonio, Texas - 9 December 2022 ++NIGHT SHOTS++1. Various of plane landing, plane on tarmacHEADLINE: Basketball Star Brittney Griner back home in USANNOTATION: American basketball player Brittney Griner returned to the United States early on Friday after being freed in a high-profile prisoner exchange.ANNOTATION: The 32-year-old was seen exiting a plane that landed at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas, following her detention in Russia.2. American basketball player Brittney Griner exiting plane and walking away3. Plane on tarmac ANNOTATION: The deal saw her swapped for notorious arms dealer Viktor Bout, securing the release of the most prominent American detained abroad. STORYLINE:American basketball player Brittney Griner returned to the United States early on Friday after being freed in a high-profile prisoner exchange following nearly 10 months in detention in Russia. The 32-year-old was seen exiting a plane that landed at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas.The deal, which saw her swapped for notorious arms dealer Viktor Bout, secured the release of the most prominent American detained abroad and achieved a top goal for President Joe Biden. President Joe Biden’s authorisation to release Bout, the Russian felon once nicknamed “the Merchant of Death,” underscored the heightened urgency that his administration faced to get Griner home, particularly after the recent resolution of her criminal case on drug charges and her subsequent transfer to a penal colony. ===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory.
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