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  • French president Francois Hollande, at right, waves as he arrives at city hall on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in San Francisco. The French president visited San Francisco to meet politicians, lunch with Silicon Valley tech executives and inaugurate a new U.S.-French Tech Hub. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, Pool)

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    Obama, France's Hollande tour Jefferson's famed Monticello

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  • French President Francois Hollande walks down the stairs from his plane upon his arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Monday Feb. 10,  2014, for a three-day visit to U.S.  ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

    French leader opens unusual state visit to US

    Celebrating the long-standing ties between their nations, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande on Monday toured the sweeping Virginia estate owned by Thomas Jefferson, the former American president and famed Francophile. Obama's rare out-of-town trip with a foreign leader opened two days of events marking Hollande's state visit to the United States.

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    French press buzzes at far-fetched Beyonce-Obama affair story

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  • A state visit equals PR opportunity. The White House ran an online lottery for social-media fans who wanted to be in the throng to greet French President Francois Hollande when he arrives this week. (White House)

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    When French President Francois Hollande arrives in the nation's capital for a three-day state visit on Monday, he's bringing much baggage, but not of the suitcase variety.

  • French President Francois Hollande arrives ahead of a meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron, during a one day summit at RAF Brize Norton, England Friday Jan. 31, 2014.  British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande are expected to discuss military cooperation during the one-day summit. (AP Photo / Leon Neal)

    Socialist France tumbles as investment falls 77 percent

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  • FILE - In this Sunday, May 6, 2012 file photo French president-elect Francois Hollande embraces his companion Valerie Trierweiler after greeting crowds gathered to celebrate his election victory in Bastille Square in Paris, France. A French news agency has reported that President Francois Hollande has ended his relationship with his companion of seven years Valerie Trierweiler.   (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File)

    Ex-French first lady travels to India for charity

    A day after splitting up with France's president, Valerie Trierweiler launched a new stage in her life Sunday with a charity visit to India.

  • French President Francois Hollande raises his hands during a speech at the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

    French president splits with first lady Valerie Trierweiler: report

    A French news agency reported Saturday that President Francois Hollande has ended his relationship with his companion of seven years, Valerie Trierweiler.

  • French President Francois Hollande stands next to the newly unveiled official Marianne postage stamp at the Elysee Palace during the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

    Socialist France taps topless activist as model for national symbol in new stamp

    The new face of France — or at least the official postage stamp for the President Francois Hollande era — is modeled after a Ukrainian woman who takes her top off to defend feminist causes. Not everyone thinks that’s appropriate, and some are calling for a boycott.

  • **FILE** French President Francois Hollande (Associated Press)

    Greenpeace activists break into French nuclear plant

    More than 20 activists with the environmental group Greenpeace scaled the fences of a nuclear power plant in southern France and broke into the facility on Monday, demanding its closure.

  • **FILE** French President Francois Hollande (Associated Press)

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  • Secretary of State John Kerry wraps France stop — flub free

    Secretary of State John Kerry wrapped his meeting in France with President Francois Hollande just as U.S. officials announced they were nearing a decision about arming rebels in Syria, the nation once controlled by French rulers.

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