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It looks like she's been in the wars. In fact, she just joined President Bush on his weekend trip to Baghdad and came back with what she calls a "shoe-venir".
Dana Perino, the White House Press Secretary, was sporting a clearly visible black eye as she returned to work in Washington today, briefing reporters on subjects including car industry bailouts and Middle East peace.
Ms Perino was in the room when an Iraqi reporter, Muntadhar al-Zaidi, pulled off his shoes and flung them at Mr Bush on Sunday in a gesture of contempt that has seen him hailed as a hero in the Arab world.
Mr Bush, who was giving a joint press conference with the Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, ducked sharply as the size 10 loafers whizzed past his head. His spokeswoman, sitting to his right, was hit in the face by a microphone boom sent flying by a presidential bodyguard.
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