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Week in Photos
5/17/03 - 5/23/03
President George W. Bush talks with soldiers after taping his weekly radio address in the Oval Office Friday, May 16, 2003. Honoring Armed Forces Day on May 17th, the President invited soldiers to attend the recording of the address. Flags are raised high as President George W. Bush hosts a State Arrival Ceremony for President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo of the Philippines on the South Lawn Monday, May 19, 2003. "The Philippines was the first democracy in Asia and has a proud tradition of democratic values, love of family and faith in God. President Arroyo, you are carrying this tradition forward, and I'm proud to call you friend," said President Bush in his remarks. "Today the First Lady and I are honored to welcome you and Attorney Arroyo to America and to the White House. Mabuhay!"
President Bush, President Arroyo, Mrs. Bush and Mr. Arroyo (far left) stand for the playing of the national anthems of the United States and the Philippines at the beginning of the ceremony. Sharing the stage with President Bush, Philippine President Arroyo is given a warm welcome by volleys of enthusiastic cheers during the South Lawn ceremony.
President George W. Bush and President Arroyo review the troops. World War II Filipino-American veterans cheer for Presidents Bush and Arroyo. "I am proud of the contributions that Filipinos and Filipino Americans make to the American economy and society," said President Arroyo in her remarks. "In a quiet, but equally substantive way, we can compare it to the contribution made by Philippine World War II veterans to the defense of our common freedom and security."
At the end of the ceremony, President Bush, Mrs. Bush, President Arroyo and Mr. Arroyo wave from the Truman Balcony. President George W. Bush and Interior Secretary Gale Norton tour Moro Rock and the surrounding areas at Sequoia National Park in California. File photo.
President George W. Bush discusses his plan for wildfire prevention and forest stewardship, the Healthy Forests Initiative, in The East Garden Tuesday, May 20, 2003. Standing on stage with the President are, from left, Agriculture Secretary Veneman, Interior Secretary Gale Norton, Fire Management Officer Andrea Gilham and Wildlife and Fire Staff Officer Rex Mann. Interior Secretary Gale Norton greets firefighters after the President's remarks on his Healthy Forests Initiative in The East Garden Tuesday, May 20, 2003.
President George W. Bush reaches out to comfort Isabel Roque during a roundtable discussion with Cuban dissidents in the Roosevelt Room at the White House Tuesday, May 20, 2003. Ms. Roque spoke of family members currently imprisoned in Cuba. President George W. Bush meets with President Hipolito Mejia of the Dominican Republic in the Oval Office Tuesday, May 20, 2003.
President George W. Bush meets with Senator John Danforth, the President's Special Envoy to the Sudan, center, and Secretary of State Colin Powell in the Oval Office Wednesday, May 21, 2003. After receiving her degree from President George W. Bush, a cadet and the President wave to the gathered crowd during the United States Coast Guard Academy Commencement in New London, Conn., Wednesday, May 21, 2003.
President George W. Bush and Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi begin a tour of the President's ranch near Crawford, Texas, after the Prime Minister's arrival Thursday afternoon, May 22, 2003. President George W. Bush and Laura Bush greet Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi at their Texas ranch Thursday afternoon, May 22, 2003.