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 June 6, 2003
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Bush drives Arab leaders to photo session
Tuesday,June3,2003,4:45 PM
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Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt-AP -- For at least part of today's meeting between U-S and Arab leaders, President Bush was in the driver's seat. Literally.

That was the president behind the wheel, taking the five Arab leaders on a quick golf-cart ride around the scenic Egyptian resort town.

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak rode in the passenger seat, as Bush swerved behind the palm trees. He and Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah were wearing sunglasses against the glaring Red Sea sun.

Also aboard were the king of Bahrain, the king of Jordan and the new Palestinian prime minister Mahmoud Abbas.

All arrived at their destination a jovial group -- smiling and ready for their seaside group-photo opportunity.

It was also there that Mubarak spoke on the Arab leaders' behalf -- pledging to fight terror and to embrace a new Middle East peace plan.

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