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French President Nicolas Sarkozy (right) and Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi leave the Elysee Palace after the signature of 10 billion euros of trade contracts between the two countries, in December 2007 in Paris. Patrick Hertzog/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy delivers a concession speech after he was knocked out in first-round presidential primary voting in November 2016. He is accused of violating France's campaign finance laws. Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy turned himself in to the anti-corruption office of the French police (Oclciff) in Nanterre, near Paris, Tuesday. Sarkozy is being detained for questioning in a widening corruption probe. Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The decision to dismiss charges against former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, seen here in Paris Monday, could clear the way for him to return to politics. Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy after Sunday's vote. Marc Piasecki/Getty Images hide caption

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Eleanor Beardsley on 'Morning Edition'

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Paris today (Dec. 5, 2011). Lionel Bonaventure /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Eleanor Beardsley on 'Morning Edition'

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