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French President Francois Hollande speaks at the media after a press conference with Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, not seen, at Maximos mansion on February 19, 2013 in Athens, Greece. Hollande arrived in Athens on Tuesday for a brief visit for talks focused on Greeceâs deep financial crisis. (Photo by Thanassis Stavrakis - Pool/Getty Images)

French president Francois Hollande

Yahoo NewsFebruary 7, 2014

France's suddenly single president arrives Monday in the U.S. for a state visit, hoping the glaring absence of his first lady won't steal the limelight from his focus on major policy issues with President Barack Obama.

Francois Hollande, a bespectacled 59-year-old former Socialist party boss, will be highlighting France's shared interests with Washington on issues like Syria's civil war, Iran's nuclear program and terrorism in Africa.

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