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<p>Former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is seen in this image from pool video feed during his bail hearing in New York, May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Pool</p>

Former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is seen in this image from pool video feed during his bail hearing in New York, May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Pool

Former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is seen in this image from pool video feed during his bail hearing in New York, May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Pool

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<p>Members of the media wait outside the entrance of the suites at Bristol Plaza, which is being widely reported as the location of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn's house arrest on East 65th Street, in New York, May 20, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar</p>

Members of the media wait outside the entrance of the suites at Bristol Plaza, which is being widely reported as the location of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn's house arrest on East 65th Street, in New York, May 20, 2011. REUTERS/Mike...more

Members of the media wait outside the entrance of the suites at Bristol Plaza, which is being widely reported as the location of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn's house arrest on East 65th Street, in New York, May 20, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>Residents walk in front of Bristol Plaza, which is being widely reported to be the location of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn's house arrest, on East 65th Street, in New York, May 20, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar</p>

Residents walk in front of Bristol Plaza, which is being widely reported to be the location of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn's house arrest, on East 65th Street, in New York, May 20, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Residents walk in front of Bristol Plaza, which is being widely reported to be the location of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn's house arrest, on East 65th Street, in New York, May 20, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>Members of the media outside the entrance to the Rikers Island Correction Department facility in the Queens borough of New York May 20, 2011. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton</p>

Members of the media outside the entrance to the Rikers Island Correction Department facility in the Queens borough of New York May 20, 2011. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Members of the media outside the entrance to the Rikers Island Correction Department facility in the Queens borough of New York May 20, 2011. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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<p>Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn (C) rises for a recess during his bail hearing inside of the New York State Supreme Courthouse in New York May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Richard Drew/Pool</p>

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn (C) rises for a recess during his bail hearing inside of the New York State Supreme Courthouse in New York May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Richard Drew/Pool

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn (C) rises for a recess during his bail hearing inside of the New York State Supreme Courthouse in New York May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Richard Drew/Pool

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<p>Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn speaks with his lawyer William Taylor during his bail hearing inside of the New York State Supreme Courthouse in New York May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Richard Drew/Pool</p>

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn speaks with his lawyer William Taylor during his bail hearing inside of the New York State Supreme Courthouse in New York May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Richard Drew/Pool

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn speaks with his lawyer William Taylor during his bail hearing inside of the New York State Supreme Courthouse in New York May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Richard Drew/Pool

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<p>Former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is seen in this image from pool video feed during his bail hearing in New York, May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Pool</p>

Former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is seen in this image from pool video feed during his bail hearing in New York, May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Pool

Former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is seen in this image from pool video feed during his bail hearing in New York, May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Pool

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<p>International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn stands before the judge as he appears in Manhattan Criminal Court for his arraignment in New York May 16, 2011. REUTERS/Andrew Gombert/Pool</p>

International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn stands before the judge as he appears in Manhattan Criminal Court for his arraignment in New York May 16, 2011. REUTERS/Andrew Gombert/Pool

International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn stands before the judge as he appears in Manhattan Criminal Court for his arraignment in New York May 16, 2011. REUTERS/Andrew Gombert/Pool

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