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10:28 UK time, Monday, 15 December 2008

"If you want the facts, it's a size 10 that he threw" - George Bush after having shoes thrown at him

The stage-managed feel of President Bush's visit to Baghdad quickly came undone when one of the journalists who had gathered for a press conference, started hurling his shoes at the US leader. It was more than a physical assault - shoes are a symbol of "dirt and degredation" in the Arab world, Professor Faleh Jabar, a writer on Iraqi culture, told the BBC News website in 2003.
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