Freed Italian hostage Vagni gestures during a news conference at the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) headquarters in Manila

 
Freed Italian hostage Vagni gestures during a news conference at the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) headquarters in Manila
Freed Italian hostage Eugenio Vagni gestures during a news conference at the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) headquarters in Manila July 14, 2009. Vagni, 61, a International Red Cross official held hostage by Muslim rebels for nearly six months in southern Philippines was freed on Sunday, saying the thought of seeing his family again kept him alive throughout his captivity. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES POLITICS CRIME LAW SOCIETY CONFLICT)