Worthy causes struggled against Carla Bruni-Sarkozy's bump for news coverage at the G8 summit in Europe.

She greeted leaders' spouses at the Group of Eight summit in the Normandy resort of Deauville  showing off a distinct baby bump, but refused to confirm the rumours.

Bruni-Sarkozy, 43, married French President Nicolas Sarkozy in 2008, has not officially announced the pregnancy, but after weeks of speculation the president's father, Pal Sarkozy, spoke of it last week to a German newspaper.

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