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Tight security for Bush summit

Security forces tightened their grip around Egypt’s Red Sea resort at Sharm el-Sheikh ahead of US President George W. Bush’s summit with Arab leaders designed to revive Arab-Israeli peace efforts. Security teams on Monday inspected hotel villas on foot or bounced along the water’s edge in dinghies, while helicopters flew against the mountainous backdrop. “Security measures are very strict,” a US official told AFP on condition of anonymity at this resort tucked between the desert mountains of the Sinai peninsula and the sea. Several police cars guarded the entrance to the Four Seasons hotel, where Bush will stay after Air Force One lands here later Monday. By moorish-style villas scattered along the seashore, which are served by a small electric train on wheels, a police officer questioned a motorist before slipping a mirror under the chassis to search for explosives. Full Story

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