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  US president ends UK state visit
Updated 21 November 2003, 17.00
George and Laura Bush with Cherie and Tony Blair
The US president has left Britain after a three-day state visit.

On his last day George W Bush had a pub lunch with Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie and saw his house.

Hundreds of police were on duty during the visit to the pub in Sedgefield and the security cost about 1 million to keep the president safe.

About 500 protesters, unhappy with Mr Bush and his government, gathered in Sedgefield, the area that Mr Blair represents in Parliament.

The protest was much smaller than one in London on Thursday, where 100,000 people marched through the city.

Mr Bush and his wife Laura had a meal of leek and potato soup followed by fish and chips with mushy peas at the town's Dun Cow Inn.

They then flew in a helicopter to Teesside Airport, where they will fly back to the US.

They had stayed at Buckingham Palace, ate a banquet with the Queen and met lots of politicians.



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