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President Bush Returns Home From South Asia Trip


President Bush has returned to Washington after wrapping up a tour of South Asia that took him to Afghanistan, India and Pakistan.

The final leg of the trip was in Islamabad, where Mr. Bush held talks Saturday with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on a range of topics, including the war on terrorism and democratic reforms in Pakistan.

Mr. Bush praised the Pakistani leader's commitment to fighting terror but warned that more work was needed to defeat al-Qaida.

Earlier in India, the U.S. president and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced a landmark agreement to provide U.S. support for India's civilian nuclear projects.

Mr. Bush's trip began with a surprise visit to Afghanistan Wednesday, where he expressed the United States' commitment to rebuilding the country.

The president's trip sparked protests in several Indian and Pakistani cities.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP.

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