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Latest update : 2012-02-17

Sarkozy's campaign poster goes viral...with some twists!

MEDIAWATCH FRANCE, Thurs. 16/2/2012: Ever quick to pick apart official slogans and posters, internet users in France have uploaded dozens of take-offs of Sarkozy's official campaign poster with the slogan "La France forte" (A strong France). Also, a US correspondent in Paris uses quiches as a metaphor for the French elections. Finally, animal rights group PETA releases a controversial ad that critics say promotes domestic violence.

By James CREEDON

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