Washington Photo Blog: Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008

Staff Sgt Patrick A. David checks arrival platform before President Bush returns to  Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland after a surprise trip to Afghanistan and Iraq.
Jose Luis Magana / AP

Stairway to Nowhere

Staff Sgt Patrick A. David checks the arrival platform before President Bush returns to Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland after a surprise trip to Afghanistan and Iraq.

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