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In this image from APTN video, a man, centre throws a shoe at US President George W. Bush, background left, during a news conference with Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, in Baghdad, Iraq. On an Iraq trip shrouded in secrecy and marred by dissent, President George W. Bush on Sunday hailed progress in the war that defines his presidency and got a size-10 reminder of his unpopularity when a man hurled two shoes at him during a news conference.

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An Iraqi man throws a shoe at President George W. Bush during a new conference with Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, in Baghdad. A man threw two shoes at Bush, one after another, during the news conference. Bush ducked both throws, and neither man was hit.

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In this image from APTN video, US President George W. Bush, left, ducks as a man throws a shoe at him, during a news conference with Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, in Baghdad, Iraq. On an Iraq trip shrouded in secrecy and marred by dissent, President George W. Bush on Sunday hailed progress in the war that defines his presidency and got a size-10 reminder of his unpopularity when a man hurled two shoes at him during a news conference.

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US President George W. Bush(2ndL), surrounded by security personnel, smiles after an Iraqi man threw his shoes at Bush during a joint press conference with Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki at Maliki's private office during an unannounced visit to Baghdad, Iraq, on December 14, 2008. The trip marks Bush's fourth visit to the country during his presidency.

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U.S. President George W. Bush reacts to calm down after a shoe was thrown at him by an Iraqi reporter during a joint press conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki (unseen) in Baghdad December 14, 2008. President George W. Bush made an unannounced farewell visit to Baghdad today, just weeks before he leaves his office to President-elect Barack Obama.