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Former first lady Barbara Bush through the years(26 images)

As wife of President George H.W. Bush and the mother of President George W. Bush, Barbara Bush was the matriarch of an American political dynasty. She died Tuesday in Texas at age 92. She was known for her kindness and work for literacy. Here's a look at her public life in photos.

Bush presents a copy of "Millie's Book as Dictated to Barbara Bush" to Diana, princess of Wales, on October 5, 1990, during tea at the White House. UPI File Photo
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Former first lady Barbara Bush speaks with her son President George W. Bush before he delivers the commencement address at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, on December 12, 2008. File Photo by Aaron M. Sprecher/UPI
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Bush poses for photos with, from left to right, Prince Charles, Princess Diana and Vice President George Bush in front of the British Embassy in Washington, D.C., on November 10, 1985, prior to the start of a dinner event there. File Photo by Leighton Mark/UPI
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President Ronald Reagan exchanges quips with the press as his wife, Nancy Reagan, bids farewell to the Bushes at Belle Chasse Naval Air Station. The Reagans were en route to California as George and Barbara Bush were arriving for the Republican National Convention. Note Reagan tapping at his watch. File Photo by Vince Mannino/UPI
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