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In pictures: Sarkozy-Bruni romance

Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni at the Great Pyramids of Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo. December 2007

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has married his girlfriend, the singer Carla Bruni, at a ceremony in the Elysee Palace in Paris.

Nicolas Sarkozy and his ex-wife Cecilia at the Elysee Palace in Paris. June 5, 2007

Ms Bruni's relationship with Mr Sarkozy began shortly after the president divorced his second wife, Cecilia, in October 2007.

The cover of L'Express news magazine showing French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni 11.01.08

It is believed that Mr Sarkozy met Ms Bruni at a dinner party in Paris. By mid-December, French media was abuzz with rumours that they might be about to tie the knot.

Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni hold hands on a trip to Cairo, Egypt 30/12/2007

The affair was officially confirmed when the pair spent holidays in the Middle East with a bevy of journalists and photographers in tow.

Carla Bruni at the Great Pyramids of Giza, 30.12.2007

Ms Bruni was among the world's most highly paid models and is used to the limelight. Her mother was a concert pianist and her father a composer and heir to the CEAT tyre fortune.

Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni visit The Queen Valley in Luxor, 27 December 2007

The pair's rapid courtship has coincided with a downturn in Mr Sarkozy's popularity ratings, with critics accusing the president of putting his private life on public display.

President Sarkozy and Carla Bruni (centre) walk in park of Chateau de Versailles, with Italian businessman Maurizio Remmert and his wife (right)

The couple (centre) strolled in the park at Versailles near Paris the day after their wedding. Italian businessman Maurizio Remmert and his wife accompanied them.





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