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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French people vote behind curtains for the first round of presidential elections 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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