IN PICS: Dick Cheney Middle East Tour

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CHENEY TOUR: US Vice president Dick Cheney began his Middle East tour on March 18 with a visit to US troops based in Iraq. Cheney is seen here greeting troops stationed at Balad Air Base, Iraq before giving his address. (Getty Images)
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CHENEY TOUR: Dick Cheney met Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Baghdad on March 17, 2008 where the vice president affirmed Washington's 'unwavering' support for Iraq during a surprise visit to Baghdad days before the war enters its sixth year.(Getty Images)
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CHENEY TOUR: US Vice President Dick Cheney also met with Kurdistan Regional Government President Massoud Barzani on March 18, 2008. (Getty Images)
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CHENEY TOUR: Dick Cheney met privately with Oman's Sultan Qaboos Bin Said on March 19, 2008 inside the Bait Al-Baraka - The House of Blessings - in Muscat, Oman. (Getty Images)
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CHENEY TOUR: Dick Cheney arrived in Saudi Arabia on March 21, hoping to persuade Saudi’s King Abdullah to do more to help Iraq and Afghanistan and to seek ways to stabilize the world energy market.(Getty Images)
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CHENEY TOUR: Cheney is escorted by Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on March 23, 2008 after an afternoon of meetings at the presidential compound in the West Bank city of Ramallah. (Getty Images)
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CHENEY TOUR: Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas meets with U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney March 23, 2008 in Ramallah, West Bank. (Getty Images)
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CHENEY TOUR: US Vice-President Dick Cheney (L) and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert take their seats before other invited officials during a breakfast March 24, 2008, at Olmert's Jerusalem residence. (Getty Images)