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Former President George H. W. Bush, arrives on the South Lawn of White House in Washington, Sunday, May 11, 2008. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson) Former President George H. W. Bush, arrives on the South Lawn of White House in Washington, Sunday, May 11, 2008. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson)

   HOUSTON (AP) -- Former President George H.W. Bush has been released from a Houston hospital where he received treatment for pneumonia for more than two weeks.

   Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement Monday that the 92-year-old Bush is thankful for the prayers and kind messages he's received during his stay at Houston Methodist Hospital and for the "world-class care" from doctors and nurses.

   Bush was experiencing breathing difficulties when he was admitted Jan. 14. During his treatment, which included a stay in intensive care, doctors inserted a breathing tube and connected him to a ventilator.

   The nation's 41st president was joined at the hospital by his 91-year-old wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, who spent five days there for treatment of bronchitis until her release a week ago.

   AP-WF-01-30-17 1830GMT

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