French Justice Minister Rachida Dati attends the weekly session of questions to the government, on June 23, 2009 at the French National Assembly in Paris. Dati is preparing her exit from national politics as she is to take up her seat in the European parliament. French President Nicolas Sarkozy this week is to name a new justice minister to replace Dati, who has spent the last two years in the limelight as France's most-talked-about minister. By Joel Saget/AFP/Getty.

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