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by Fran on Thu May 28th, 2009 at 11:47:10 AM EST
Ooh la la! Bidding frenzy expected for nude photo of France's First Lady Carla Bruni | Mail Online

We've seen it all (and more) before. But this nude picture of Carla Bruni is still expected to fetch a high price when it goes up for auction in Berlin next week.

Only ten numbered copies exist of the image of the French First Lady taken by U.S. photographer Pamela Hanson, and this one is being sold with a reserve price of around £3,000.

by Fran on Thu May 28th, 2009 at 11:48:40 AM EST
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Left Out of D-Day Events, Queen Elizabeth Is Fuming - NYTimes.com

Indeed, she is decidedly displeased, angry even, that she was not invited to join President Obama and France's president, Nicolas Sarkozy, next week at commemorations of the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, according to reports published in Britain's mass-circulation tabloid newspapers on Wednesday. Pointedly, Buckingham Palace did not deny the reports.

The queen, who is 83, is the only living head of state who served in uniform during World War II. As Elizabeth Windsor, service number 230873, she volunteered as a subaltern in the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service, training as a driver and a mechanic. Eventually, she drove military trucks in support roles in England.

While serving, she met the supreme Allied commander for the D-Day landings, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, and developed a fondness for him, according to several biographies. This prompted Queen Elizabeth, who was crowned in June 1953, to say in later years that he was the American president with whom she felt most at ease.

by Fran on Thu May 28th, 2009 at 11:57:57 AM EST
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pretty funny:

Truth unfolds in time through a communal process.

by marco on Thu May 28th, 2009 at 07:09:45 PM EST
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