Soberly dressed in a black suit, France's outgoing First Lady Carla Bruni bids farewell to her dazzling term in the Elysee Palace.
Despite her new role as First Lady, Paris Match journalist Valerie has vowed to keep working for the weekly magazine.
If she keeps her word, it will be the first time a president's partner has juggled their own professional commitments with the political role.
Carla Bruni: The Elysee years
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