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  • Two members of the Haitian military honor band pose at the tarmac of the international airport as they wait for the arrival of France's President Nicolas Sarkozy in Port-au-Prince, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010. Dario Lopez-Mills / AP

  • France's President Nicolas Sarkozy, right, sits inside a helicopter with Haiti's President Rene Preval upon Sarkozy's arrival at the Haiti International airport in Port-au-Prince, Wednesday Feb. 17, 2010. Sarkozy and Preval flew over Port-au-Prince to survey the area damaged by the earthquake. Sarkozy's visit is the first ever by a French president to what was its richest colony. Dario Lopez-Mills / AP

  • France's President Nicolas Sarkozy, center, sits inside a helicopter with Haiti's President Rene Preval, left, upon Sarkozy's arrival at the Haiti International Airport in Port-au-Prince, Wednesday Feb. 17, 2010. Sarkozy and Preval flew over Port-au-Prince to survey the area damaged by the earthquake. Dario Lopez-Mills / AP

  • France's President Nicolas Sarkozy, center, sits inside a helicopter with Haiti's President Rene Preval, left, upon Sarkozy's arrival at the Haiti International Airport in Port-au-Prince, Wednesday Feb. 17, 2010. Sarkozy and Preval flew over Port-au-Prince to survey the area damaged by the earthquake . Dario Lopez-Mills / AP

  • France's President Nicolas Sarkozy, right, walks past the honor guard with Haiti's President Rene Preval upon Sarkozy's arrival at the Haiti International Airport in Port-au-Prince, Wednesday Feb. 17, 2010. Sarkozy's visit is the first ever by a French president to what was its richest colony. Dario Lopez-Mills / AP

  • French President Nicolas Sarkozy walks with Haitian President Rene Preval next to the earthquake-damaged Presidential Palace on February 17, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Sarkozy announced a package of relief aid for Haiti a month after the country's devastating earthquake. John Moore / Getty Images

  • France's President Nicolas Sarkozy, third from left, front, walks with Haiti's President Rene Preval, center, during a visit to the Presidential palace in Port-au-Prince, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010. Sarkozy is on a one day visit to earthquake torn Haiti. Javier Galeano / AP

  • French President Nicolas Sarkozy walks with Haitian President Rene Preval in front of the earthquake damaged Presidential Palace on February 17, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Sarkozy announced a package of relief aid for Haiti a month after the country's devastating earthquake. John Moore / Getty Images

  • French President Nicolas Sarkozy, left, holds a joint press conference with Haitian President Rene Preval outside the earthquake-damaged Presidential Palace on February 17, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Sarkozy announced that France will provide 270 million Euros over two years to help revive Haiti's economy following the Jan. 12 earthquake. John Moore / Getty Images

  • French President Nicolas Sarkozy, left, holds a joint press conference with Haitian President Rene Preval outside the earthquake-damaged Presidential Palace on February 17, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Sarkozy announced that France will provide 270 million Euros over two years to help revive Haiti's economy following the Jan. 12 earthquake. John Moore / Getty Images

  • France's President Nicolas Sarkozy and Haitian President Rene Preval during a visit at French field Hospital in Port-au-Prince Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010. Sarkozy is in one day visit in Haiti to evaluate the efforts after Jan. 12 magnitude 7 earthquake. FRANCOIS MORI / AP

  • France's President Nicolas Sarkozy, right is welcomed by Haitian President Rene Preval upon his arrival in Port-au-Prince Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010. FRANCOIS MORI / AP

  • France's President Nicolas Sarkozy and Haitian President Rene Preval, unseen, during a flight in helicopter over Port-au-Prince, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010. Sarkozy made the first visit ever by a French president to Haiti - once his nation's richest colony - offering aid to a country prostrate after the catastrophic earthquake. FRANCOIS MORI / AP

  • French President Nicolas Sarkozy walks with Haitian President Rene Preval outside the earthquake-damaged Presidential Palace on February 17, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Sarkozy announced that France will provide 270 million Euros over two years to help revive Haiti's economy following the Jan. 12 earthquake. John Moore / Getty Images

  • France's President Nicolas Sarkozy comforts an earthquake survivor during a visit at French field Hospital inside the Alexandre Dumas French school in Port-au-Prince Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010. Sarkozy is in one day visit in Haiti to evaluate the efforts after Jan. 12 magnitude 7 earthquake. FRANCOIS MORI / AP

  • France's President Nicolas Sarkozy and Haitian President Rene Preval speak to earthquake survivors during a visit at French field Hospital inside the Alexandre Dumas French school in Port-au-Prince Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010. Sarkozy is in one day visit in Haiti to evaluate the efforts after Jan. 12 magnitude 7 earthquake. FRANCOIS MORI / AP

  • France's President Nicolas Sarkozy visit earthquake survivors during a visit at French field Hospital inside the Alexandre Dumas French school in Port-au-Prince Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010. FRANCOIS MORI / AP

  • France's President Nicolas Sarkozy and Haitian President Rene Preval, right, get paintings from pupils during a visit at French field Hospital inside the Alexandre Dumas French school in Port-au-Prince Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010. FRANCOIS MORI / AP

  • France's President Nicolas Sarkozy, center, and Haitian President Rene Preval speak to earthquake survivors during a visit at French field Hospital inside the Alexandre Dumas French school in Port-au-Prince Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010. FRANCOIS MORI / AP

  • France's President Nicolas Sarkozy and Haitian President Rene Preval, partially hidden, speak to earthquake survivors during a visit at French field Hospital inside the Alexandre Dumas French school in Port-au-Prince Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010. FRANCOIS MORI / AP

  • France's President Nicolas Sarkozy comforts a baby during a visit at French field Hospital in Port-au-Prince Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010. FRANCOIS MORI / AP

  • France's President Nicolas Sarkozy, center, and Haitian President Rene Preval, left, visit of the Presidential Palace in Port au Prince Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010. FRANCOIS MORI / AP

  • France's President Nicolas Sarkozy greets Haitian earthquake survivors during a visit of the makeshifts tents on The Champ de Mars in Port au Prince Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010. FRANCOIS MORI / AP

  • France's President Nicolas Sarkozy, center, flanked by French Foreign Affairs Minister Bernard Kouchner, left, and Cooperation Minister Alain Joyandet arrive at the earthquake devasted Haitian Presidential Palace in Port au Prince Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010. Sarkozy is in one day visit in HAiti to evaluate the efforts after Jan. 12 magnitude 7 earthquake. FRANCOIS MORI / AP

  • People take cover as one of two French army helicopters carrying France's President Nicolas Sarkozy arrive at the earthquake damaged national palace in Port-au-Prince, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010. Dario Lopez-Mills / AP

  • France's President Nicolas Sarkozy, center, walks through the grass towards a helicopter with Haiti's President Rene Preval, second from left, at the international airport in Port-au-Prince, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010. Sarkozy is on a one day visit to Haiti. Seen behind Sarkozy and Preval is France's Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner. Javier Galeano / AP

  • France's President Nicolas Sarkozy, center, walks through the grass towards a helicopter with Haiti's President Rene Preval, second from left, at the international airport in Port-au-Prince, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010. Sarkozy is on a one day visit to Haiti. Seen behind Sarkozy and Preval is France's Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner. Javier Galeano / AP

  • French army helicopter pilots in charge of transporting France's President Nicolas Sarkozy, look at the earthquake damaged national palace in Port-au-Prince, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010. Dario Lopez-Mills / AP

  • French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Haitian President Rene Preval arrive to the Presidential Palace after flying over the earthquake zone on February 17, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. John Moore / Getty Images

  • Haitian soldiers stand guard as French President Nicolas Sarkozy arrives to the Presidential Palace with Haitian President Rene Preval after flying together over the earthquake zone on February 17, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. John Moore / Getty Images

  • French President Nicolas Sarkozy, left, shakes hands with rescue workers who helped in Haiti upon his arrival at the Aime Cesaire airport in Le Lamentin, French Caribbean island of La Martinique, Wednesday Feb. 17, 2010. PHILIPPE WOJAZER / AP

  • French President Nicolas Sarkozy, left, speaks with a rescue worker who helped in Haiti upon his arrival at the Aime Cesaire airport in Le Lamentin, French Caribbean island of La Martinique, Wednesday Feb. 17, 2010. PHILIPPE WOJAZER / AP