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George W. Bush's life, legacy

Updated 3:00 PM ET, Wed December 5, 2018
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George W. Bush looks out over Washington as his helicopter departs for Andrews Air Force Base after the inauguration ceremonies for President Barack Obama in January 2009. Eric Draper/The White House via Getty Images
George W. Bush at Yale University, circa 1964-1968. courtesy George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Barbara Bush holds George W. Bush, circa 1947. courtesy George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
A young George W. Bush with, from left, his mother, Barbara Bush; father, George H.W. Bush; and grandparents, Dorothy and Prescott Bush, in Midland, Texas, on March 7, 1949. courtesy George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Three-year-old George W. Bush celebrates Christmas in 1949. Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum
George W. Bush in West Texas, date unknown courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum
George W. Bush with his father George H.W. Bush and mother Barbara Bush in Rye, New York, during the summer of 1955. courtesy George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
George H.W. Bush with his four sons, from left, Neil, Jeb, George W. and Marvin in 1970 Courtesy George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
George W. Bush sits in the cockpit of an F-102 fighter. Bush served in the Texas Air National Guard from 1968 to 1973. Courtesy George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
George W. Bush stands next to his fighter jet while serving in the Texas Air National Guard. Courtesy George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
George W. Bush campaigns for Congress with his wife Laura in 1978. Courtesy George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
George W. Bush holds his twin daughters Barbara and Jenna in Dallas in November 1981. Courtesy George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Then-President George H.W. Bush with sons George W. and Jeb, right, boating off Kennebunkport, Maine, in 1989. Courtesy George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush pose with their family for their 2000 Christmas portrait. Courtesy George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
George W. Bush campaigns during an all-day swing through Florida two days before Election Day in 2000. PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images
Bush is informed by then-White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card of the September 11, 2001, attacks while visiting a school in Sarasota, Florida. PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images
George W. Bush speaks to rescue workers, firefighters and police officers at the rubble of ground zero three days after the September 11, 2001, attacks. Eric Draper/White House/Getty Images
George W. Bush tells the nation on March 19, 2003, that U.S. forces had struck "targets of opportunity" in Iraq to begin the Iraq War. Alex Wong/Getty Images
George W. Bush announces on May 1, 2003, that "major combat operations" had ended in Iraq. He made the announcement aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, which he had landed on in a Navy jet. STEPHEN JAFFE/AFP/Getty Images
George W. Bush drives his pickup truck at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, in August 2002. ERIC DRAPER/WHITE HOUSE
George W. Bush surveys Hurricane Katrina damage through the window of Air Force One as it flies over New Orleans, Louisiana, on August 31, 2005. JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
George W. Bush shakes hands with then-Sen. Joe Biden after signing the United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Reauthorization Act in July 2008. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki tries to block shoes thrown by an Iraqi man at George W. Bush during a joint news conference in Baghdad in December 2008. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images