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Last Updated: Thursday, 3 June, 2004, 12:09 GMT 13:09 UK
Bush daughter is Spanish pilgrim
Jenna Bush (left) and friend on Camino de Santiago
Jenna and her friends have walked about 30km a day
US President George W Bush's daughter Jenna is due to complete the last leg of a Christian pilgrimage in Spain.

Jenna, 22, has spent the last few days walking the famous Way of St James route to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain.

She is expected to arrive in Santiago on Thursday after completing 180km (112 miles) of the route with friends, and a discreet set of bodyguards.

The trek follows her recent graduation from the University of Texas in Austin.

Jenna started the route on Sunday in the town of Samos, where she visited the monastery, and has set a gruelling regime of about 30km (19 miles) a day.

Jenna's university years, along with her twin sister Barbara, were mainly low profile except for a few brushes with the law for under-age drinking in bars.

2004 is a Holy Jacobeo Year for Santiago pilgrims as the 25 July feast day of their patron saint, St James, falls on a Sunday.

Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims, wearing symbolic shells, are expected to travel along the route, mostly on foot or by bicycle.

They also carry a special "passport" which is stamped along the way, proving they have made the journey.

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