French President Nicolas Sarkozy talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Thursday after a meeting on the financial crisis. Europe's efforts to solve its debt crisis plunged into disarray after Germany and France could not bridge their differences in time for a summit Sunday. (Associated Press)
French President Nicolas Sarkozy (center) leaves a clinic on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, in Paris, where French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy gave birth to a baby girl on Wednesday evening. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, seen earlier this month with President Nicolas Sarkozy, says her pregnancy is a nonstory to the people of France. "There isn't much to say," Mrs. Bruni-Sarkozy said. "So many women are expecting children and giving birth, and it's so uninteresting for French people." (Associated Press)
French President Nicolas Sarkozy (left) and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas meet Tuesday at a New York hotel during the U.N. General Assembly session. Mr. Sarkozy has proposed a one-year timetable for establishing a Palestinian state. (Associated Press)
French President Nicolas Sarkozy welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the Elysee Palace in Paris on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, for talks on the eurozone's economic problems. (AP Photo/Philippe Wojazer, Pool)
** FILE ** French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel speak at a press conference during German-French consultations in Freiburg, Germany, in December 2010. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
French President Nicolas Sarkozy (left) meets with (from far right) the head of the French Central Bank, Christian Noyer, Finance Minister Francois Baroin and Prime Minister Francois Fillon in Paris.
In this image made from television, French President Nicolas Sarkozy shakes hands on June 30, 2011, with a crowd in Brax, France, after a man in a crowd grabbed him by the shoulder and nearly knocked him to the ground. (Associated Press/French pool)
In this image made from television, a man's hand is seen on the shoulder of French President Nicolas Sarkozy as the president shakes hands with a crowd in Brax, France, on June 30, 2011. A man in a crowd grabbed Sarkozy by the shoulder and nearly knocked him to the ground before being tackled by security officers and detained. (Associated Press/French pool)
French President Nicolas Sarkozy (right) and his wife, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (center), welcome President Obama to Le Ciro's Restaurant during a dinner meeting for the G8 summit in Deauville, France, on May 26, 2011. (Associated Press)
U.S Secretary of state Hillary Clinton, right, and French President Nicolas Sarkozy walk in the Elysee Palace in Paris, during a crisis summit on Libya Saturday, March, 19, 2011. Britain and France took the lead in plans to enforce a no-fly zone over Libya on Friday, sending British warplanes to the Mediterranean and announcing a crisis summit in Paris with the U.N. and Arab allies.(AP Photo/Lionel Bonaventure, Pool)
Lawyers wearing masks reading "Forbidden of Expression" protest with judges in front of the Justice Palace in Nice, France, on Thursday during a national protest by judges and lawyers against criticism by French President Nicolas Sarkozy of the legal system. (Associated Press)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel makes a point to Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou (left) and French President Nicolas Sarkozy during a European Union summit in Brussels on Friday.