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Bush Makes Surprise Visit to Iraq

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Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and President Bush met at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and President Bush meet at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. Paul J. Richards/Getty Images/AFP hide caption

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President Bush arrives in Baghdad for a surprise meeting with leaders of Iraq's new government. The president was scheduled to meet Iraqis by teleconference, but went in person instead. The surprise visit, the president's second to Baghdad in three years, was carried out under tight security. President Bush was expected to spend about five hours in the Iraqi capital before returning to the United States.

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