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Tuesday, 12 June, 2001, 17:40 GMT 18:40 UK
In pictures: Bush in Spain
US President George W Bush swept into Europe on Tuesday on a charm offensive intended to persuade sceptical Europeans to see missile defence and the environment his way.

His first stop was Spain and a government with which he has no major political differences.

President Bush and US First Lady Laura Bush leave the plane at Barajas International Airport
Mr and Mrs Bush arrive in Madrid for what is their first European visit since Mr Bush took office

A protest at Mr Bush's rejection of the Kyoto protocol which would have committed industrial nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
"Stop Bush, save the climate" reads the Greenpeace poster on a Madrid monument

President Bush and first lady Laura Bush, centre, pose with King Juan Carlos of Spain, right, and Queen Sofia, far left, on their arrival at the Zarzuela Palace west of Madrid
Welcome to Europe - Spain's king and queen greet America's first couple

King Juan Carlos of Spain kisses the hand of Laura Bush in Madrid
Charmed - the US First Lady is greeted by Spain's king at a ceremonial meeting

Spanish King Juan Carlos gives President Bush a hug
King Juan Carlos provides a warm welcome during the reception at La Zarzuela Palace outside Madrid

President Bush talks with Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar at Aznar's Ranch, in Los Quintos de Mora
Talking shop - President Bush and the Spanish prime minister exchange views

First lady Laura Bush stands with Ana Botella, wife of the Spanish premier, as they view Diego de Velazquez's famous painting Las Meninas at Madrid's El Prado art museum
The US and Spain's first ladies eye something other than the political landscape

President Bush, right, walks with Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar during a tour of Aznar's ranch in Los Quintos de Mora
The US and Spanish leaders hope the visit can throw more light on some global issues

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