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He is banking on the two day summit that starts Wednesday as a first step toward reviving his popularity at home.The president, derided by some as “President Bling Bling,” will address Parliament, lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior, and dine with political and business leaders.Analysts say Sarkozy’s visit to Britain as an official guest of the queen offers him a chance to show he can command respect on the world stage as a statesman, not just as a jet setter with beautiful clothes and a striking third wife.”The president is attempting to re presidentialize his image,” said Dominique Moisi, a political analyst with the French Institute for International Relations in Paris.He said Sarkozy, whose center right party has lost a string of local elections, is under pressure to have a successful meeting with Prime Minister Gordon Brown to bolster his standing as France prepares to take over the European Union presidency this summer.For the summit to help Sarkozy, the president and his wife must project an image that will make French citizens proud, Moisi said.”They have to behave in the proper manner that people expect from those who symbolize France,” he said.The agenda for Sarkozy’s meetings Thursday with Brown includes a number of weighty topics: expansion of France’s military role in NATO and Afghanistan, a joint nuclear energy program, immigration, and the credit crisis that has spread from the United States to Europe.The timing could help shift attention away from Sarkozy’s personal life. His approval ratings have fallen _ French voters apparently were turned off by his turbulent love life and his taste for Ray Ban shades and Rolex watches.There also will be pressure on Bruni Sarkozy as she makes her first state visit as the first lady of France.The British tabloid press has focused on her beauty _ and her prior relationships with rock icons Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton _ amid fevered speculation about what she will wear and how she will conduct herself when she meets the queen.The Telegraph published a black and white nude photo of Bruni Sarkozy on its Web site on Tuesday. A print of the photo will be auctioned by Christie’s in New York.