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Bush senior rocks patriotic socks as he welcomes new Texans cheerleaders

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Former President George H.W. Bush poses for a group photo with the newly-announced Houston Texans cheerleaders.

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George H.W. Bush presents a rose to a new Texans cheerleader.

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George H.W. Bush wears American flag socks at a ceremony introducing the 2013-2014 Texans cheerleaders.

Former President George H.W. Bush welcomes new Houston Texans cheerleaders to the 2013-2014 squad during a ceremony at the team's NFL football training facility in Houston on Wednesday.

Editor's Note: These photos were shot on April 17, but made available to NBC News today.