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In 2008 protocol issues meant Carla Bruni stayed away while her new love, Nicolas Sarkozy, made a solo visit to India.
But it was a different story this week as the couple, now husband and wife, came to the country together.
The glam First Lady described her first ever trip to India as being "like a dream"
And joining her hands together at the palm and bowing her head, she looked like a pro as she greeted local journalists in India with a namaste salutation.
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