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Latest update : 2012-06-27

Your MP is a kitsch rocker!

This time on Media Watch, a sideways look at MPs in the new French parliament. The Huffington Post decided to check out the Google Image pages of the 577 deputies and came up with some surprises. That's the focus for this edition Tuesday 26th June, 2012.

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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