French elections 2012 (74 images)

France's incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy and his chief challenger for the presidency, Francois Hollande, face off in this year's election cycle.
Updated: May 7, 2012 at 9:50 AM
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A French woman casts her ballot for the first round of presidential elections at a polling station in the southern city of Hyeres, France, on April 22, 2012. An estimated 80 percent of voters turned out. UPI/Eco Clement
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