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Bomb-Scarred Bali on Alert for Bush Visit

Warships patrolled the seas and armored vehicles took up positions near the airport Tuesday as this bomb-scarred Indonesian island went on high alert ahead of a visit from President Bush. In the capital of Jakarta, about 150 Muslim demonstrators, many of them females in white headscarves, pelted the U.S. Embassy with tomatoes to protest Bush’s brief appearance on Wednesday. Smaller demonstrations — all peaceful — were held elsewhere in the world’s most populous Muslim nation. Bush was expected to spend just three hours in Bali for talks, expected to focus on terrorism, with his Indonesian counterpart, Megawati Sukarnoputri. He was also to meet with four Islamic leaders known for their liberal views. Full Story

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