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George W. Bush departs from U.S. Capitol

2009-01-21 05:10:32 GMT2009-01-21 13:10:32 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Newly-inaugurated US President Barack Obama (rear) hugs former President George W. Bush (R, front) as Bush departs from the US Capitol after Obama's swearing in as the 44th President of the United States in Washington D.C. Jan. 20, 2009. (Xinhua/Qi Heng)

Newly-inaugurated US President Barack Obama (2nd L), First lady Michelle Obama (L), former President George W. Bush (2nd R) and his wife Laura Bush (R) walk down the steps during the departure ceremony in Washington D.C. Jan. 20, 2009. (Xinhua/Qi Heng)

Newly-inaugurated US President Barack Obama (L) and former President George W. Bush (R, front) are present at Bush's departure ceremony after Obama's swearing in as the 44th President of the United States in Washington D.C. Jan. 20, 2009. (Xinhua/Qi Heng)

Newly-inaugurated US President Barack Obama (C) shakes hands with outgoing President George W. Bush (R) as Bush departs from the US Capitol after Obama's swearing in as the 44th President of the United States in Washington D.C. Jan. 20, 2009. (Xinhua/Qi Heng)

Newly-inaugurated US President Barack Obama (2nd L), First lady Michelle Obama (L), former President George W. Bush (2nd R) and his wife Laura Bush (R) attend the departure ceremony in Washington D.C. Jan. 20, 2009. (Xinhua/Qi Heng)

Newly-inaugurated US President Barack Obama (rear) hugs former President George W. Bush (R, front) as Bush departs from the US Capitol after Obama's swearing in as the 44th President of the United States in Washington D.C. Jan. 20, 2009.

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