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French President Sarkozy visits Shanghai Expo site

2010-04-30 10:43:49 GMT2010-04-30 18:43:49 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (C), his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and French actor Alain Delon (R) visit the French pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo site in Shanghai April 30, 2010. (REUTERS Photo)

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (C), his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and French actor Alain Delon (L) visit the French pavilion at the Shanghai WorldExpo site in Shanghai April 30, 2010. (REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer)

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (C), his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and French actor Alain Delon (L) visit the French pavilion at the Shanghai WorldExpo site in Shanghai April 30, 2010.(REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer)

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (C), his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and French actor Alain Delon (R) visit the French pavilion at the Shanghai WorldExpo site in Shanghai April 30, 2010.

French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (C) holds a mascot of the French pavilion as she visits with her husband France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (L)at the Shanghai World Expo site in Shanghai April 30, 2010. (REUTERS Photo)

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy, his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and French actor Alain Delon visit the French pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo site in Shanghai April 30, 2010.

Shanghai all but closed down the main Pudong financial hub on Friday for a show that will kick-off its multi-billion dollar World Expo, lining the roads with police and taking no chances with security.

China's business capital, playing host to world leaders including French President Nicolas Sarkozy and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, is swabbing travelers for explosives at its airports, x-raying bags on the subway and even warning people not to hang their laundry outside.

(Agencies)

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