January 16, 2009
United States President George W Bush walks from the podium in the White House East Room, at the end of his prime time live television address to the nation, in Washington on Thursday.
Bush's controversial and unpopular 8-year-long regime comes to an end on January 20, when President-elect Barack Obama succeeds him to the most powerful position in the world.
Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters
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