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In pictures: Bush in West Bank

George Bush and  Mahmoud Abbas

President Bush has held talks with Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, in the West Bank town of Ramallah.

George Bush and  Mahmoud Abbas

He predicted that there would be a Middle East peace treaty within a year, giving the Palestinians their own state.

President Bush kisses Mahmoud Abbas goodbye

Mr Bush promised to put pressure on Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Mr Abbas to come together to make tough choices.

Family in Rafah

A BBC correspondent says many Palestinians feel the trip is less about substance and more about show.

Palestinian police break up a protest in Ramallah against the visit of the US president

Palestinian security forces used tear gas and batons to break up a small demonstration against Mr Bush's visit.

US president's helicopter takes off from Mahmoud Abbas's headquarters in Ramallah

Mr Bush was driven to Ramallah, but better weather allowed him to fly to Bethlehem, where he visited the Church of the Nativity.



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