IN PICS: Dubai ruler's visit to the USA

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Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum travelled to the United States this week after an invitation from President George W. Bush. Upon arrival, the two leaders were given a guard of honour. (WAM Images)
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US President George W. Bush welcomes the ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to Camp David. (Getty Images)
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According to the White House, President Bush, who accorded Sheikh Mohammed a special warm welcome, underscored the promotion of relations between the USA and UAE. (Getty Images)
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The talks between Sheikh Mohammed and President Bush took in issues of mutual concern and focused on energy, fighting terrorism and economic and trade cooperation with the UAE which is the Middle East's most important market for US exports. (Getty Images)
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US President George W. Bush and Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum get into a golf cart at Camp David during the Dubai ruler's visit to America. (Getty Images)
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President Bush expressed admiration at the progress which has been achieved by the UAE and which Bush saw for himself during his visit to the UAE in January 2008. (Getty Images)
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The two leaders share a joke while driving in a golf cart to their talks at Camp David. Sheikh Mohammed has been accompanied on the visit to the US by Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Minister of State Reem Al-Hashimi and UAE Ambassador to Washington Yousef Al-Otaiba. (Getty Images)