Sept. 4 - Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrives in Paris. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Dominique Strauss-Kahn, once a favourite to be the next French president, returned home after a legal odyssey in New York that reshaped France's political landscape. His long-awaited homecoming marks the end of a long struggle through New York's criminal court system nearly four months after he was pulled off a plane by police, accused of attempting to rape a Guinean maid in a luxury hotel suite. Days after New York prosecutors dropped their case against him, the former head of the International Monetary Fund was being showered with applause at the fund's office in Washington D.C., where he apologised to his one-time staffers. But Strauss-Kahn is unlikely to get the hero's welcome in Paris, where his reputation has suffered badly.