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Photos: Obama and Bush share Air Force One

Published 1:13 PM ET, Wed December 11, 2013
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Former President George W. Bush, left, first lady Michelle Obama, senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, assistant to the president Tina Tchen, National Security Adviser Susan Rice, former first lady Laura Bush and President Barack Obama talk as they wait for dinner aboard Air Force One. The presidents were heading to South Africa for the memorial service of Nelson Mandela. White House photographer Pete Souza provided a behind-the-scenes look at the flight and their time in South Africa. Pete Souza/White House
Aboard Air Force One, Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes edits the President's speech. Pete Souza/White House
President Bush shows photos of his paintings to Michelle Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Jarrett, Rice, Attorney General Eric Holder and Mrs. Bush. Pete Souza/White House
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talks with the Obamas, speechwriter Ben Rhodes and former Chief of Protocol Capricia Marshall aboard Air Force One. Pete Souza/White House
President Obama jokes with President Bush aboard Air Force One. Pete Souza/White House
The presidents, first ladies and former Secretary of State Clinton arrive in South Africa. Pete Souza/White House
The Obamas talk with musician Bono at the memorial service. Pete Souza/White House
President Yayi Boni of Benin hugs President Obama at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. Pete Souza/White House
President Obama and South African President Jacob Zuma wait to take the stage at FNB Stadium. Pete Souza/White House
President Obama talks with the first lady. Pete Souza/White House
South Africans await the arrival of President Obama. Pete Souza/White House
South Africans cheer as President Obama waits in a tunnel before speaking at the memorial service. Pete Souza/White House
People take shelter from the rain under umbrellas and tarps at FNB Stadium. Pete Souza/White House
South Africans listen as President Obama delivers his speech. Pete Souza/White House
President Obama greets Mandela's widow Graca Machel after speaking at the memorial service. Pete Souza/White House
President Obama leaves FNB Stadium. Pete Souza/White House
President Obama greets South Africans as he leaves the stadium Pete Souza/White House
President Obama talks with former President Bill Clinton and his daughter Chelsea. Pete Souza/White House
President Obama greets security personnel from South Africa. Pete Souza/White House
The South African flag flaps in the wind alongside the U.S. flag as the presidential motorcade speeds to the airport. Pete Souza/White House
The Bushes and Obamas board Air Force One in Johannesburg. Pete Souza/White House