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Dominique Strauss-Kahn tries to repair his public image

Dominique Strauss-Kahn is back in Paris. The man known as 'DSK' has been in New York for nearly 4 months, held there by attempted rape and sexual assault charges that have now been dropped. However, the damage to his public image has been severe. He's already resigned his top job at the IMF and he's no longer the darling of the French Socialist Party. We look at DSK's long road to repair his reputation.

By Katerina VITTOZZI

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