Washington, United States of America
US PRESIDENT BUSH DEPARTS WHITE HOUSE FOR WEEK-LONG TRIP TO ASIA.
U.S. President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush look to the
press as they prepare to board Marine One helicopter on the South Lawn
for ride to Andrews Air Force Base for their departure to Asia,
February 16, 2002. Bush, who will visit Japan, South Korea and China,
took a hard line on North Korea, calling on Pyongyang to stop spreading
weapons technology and to stand down its armed forces. REUTERS/Mike