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French President Sarkozy Sues Over Voodoo Dolls

October 24, 2008 01:35 PM EST | AP

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'Voodoo dolls' depicting French President Nicolas Sarkozy, left, and former socialist presidential candidate Segolene Royal are seen, in Paris, Wednesday Oct. 22, 2008. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

PARIS — French President Nicolas Sarkozy isn't enchanted with a hot-selling voodoo doll of him and wants a judge to order it pulled from shelves.

"Nicolas Sarkozy: The Voodoo Manual" kit includes a handbook and 12 pins. The blue-colored doll shows Sarkozy's face on a body covered with some of his most famous _ and infamous _ quips.

It went on sale two weeks ago and tops the best-selling books list on

Sarkozy's lawyer argues that the president _ like any French person _ owns the right to his own image under the law. Publishing house K&B Editions says that humor is part of freedom of expression.

A Paris court heard the case Friday and will deliver its verdict Wednesday.

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