Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn in workplace visit
He has successfully made his apologies to his former colleagues at the International Monetary Fund, but it is not clear how soon Dominique Strauss-Kahn will return to Paris.
The former director was spotted making a "personal" visit to the IMF's headquarters in Washington DC on Monday.
He had served there as its director until his arrest in May on charges of attempting to rape a New York hotel maid forced his resignation.
It was his first visit to the institution since all charges against him were dropped by the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus Vance Jnr, a week ago.
After driving himself from his home in the surburb of Georgetown with his wife, Anne Sinclair, in the passenger seat, Mr Strauss-Kahn had a brief meeting with Christine Lagarde, who replaced him as director, before speaking to an auditorium packed with employees.
A lawyer for Mr Strauss-Kahn said his client had no immediate plans to leave Washington for Paris.