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Obama and Bush meet at White House

Barack Obama and his children

Before the historic day begins, US President-elect Barack Obama drops his children off at school in Chicago, like any other dad.

Barack Obama

It's not quite Air Force One yet, but Obama takes time out to wave at photographers on the way to Washington to meet his predecessor.

George and Laura Bush, Barack and Michelle Obama

George W Bush and his wife Laura wait for Obama and wife Michelle as they get out of their car outside their soon-to-be new home.

George and Laura Bush, Barack and Michelle Obama

The meeting was arranged unusually quickly and it's said to be because of the on-going war and deep-seated economic crisis.

Barack Obama and George Bush

Obama has already suggested that he will reverse some of Bush's recent policies, including those surrounding stem cell research.

Barack Obama and George Bush

There haven't been any detailed reports of their meeting but it's thought that the situation in Iraq would have dominated the meeting.

George and Laura Bush, Barack and Michelle Obama

The talks lasted about two hours and First Lady Laura Bush gave Michelle a tour around the private areas of the White House.

George and Laura Bush, Barack and Michelle Obama

The Obamas will live in the White House for the next four years with their daughters Malia, aged 10, and Sasha, aged seven.

Barack Obama and George Bush

A spokesman for Bush said the talks were relaxed and constructive while Obama's spokeman described them as wide-ranging.

Barack Obama and George Bush

Obama gets comfortable in the Oval Office which he will take over on 20 January when he becomes the 44th president of the US.




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