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Shawn Johnson meets President Bush at White House

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WASHINGTON (KWWL) - President Bush took a break from politics and economic woes to welcome olympic athletes to the White House today.

Iowa gymnast Shawn Johnson was near the front and center of the group honored Tuesday morning on the South Lawn.

Swimming sensation Micheal Phelps was also among the U.S. olympic and paralympic team members in attendance.

The president and first lady attended the opening ceremony in China and many events.

President Bush thanked the olympians for creating lasting memories.

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