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    WASHINGTON - JANUARY 12: U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks during a news conference at the Department of State January 12, 2009 in Washington, DC. Rice attended the news conference of the release of "The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief 2009." (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Condoleezza Rice

    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has welcomed world and national leaders to the dedication ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Center.

    Rice introduced several former and current world leaders Thursday, including former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and former Spanish President Jose Maria Aznar

    She also noted the Texas Gov. Rick Perry was there, along New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. House Speaker John Boehner also attended.

    Speeches by the five living presidents were scheduled to follow.


    George W. Bush Presidential Center
    Complete coverage of the development and dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center on the campus of Southern Methodist University. All living American presidents are expected to attend the event. Click here for more.