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In pictures: French Elections 2017

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Mon May 08 2017, 4:47 pm
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    French voters went to the polls on May 7 to pick a new president, choosing between young centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a watershed election for the country and Europe. As anticipated in the opinion polls, Pro-EU centrist Emmanuel macon won emerged victorious. Here are a few pictures from the election day. (Reuters)

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    Posters of presidential election candidates Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen are seen outside a polling station during the second round of 2017 French presidential election in Vaulx-en-Velin, France. (Reuters)

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    French president-elect Emmanuel Macron, center, greets veterans during a ceremony to mark Victory Day in Paris, France, Monday, May 8, 2017. (AP)

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    Marine Le Pen, French National Front (FN) political party candidate for French 2017 presidential election, leaves her campaign headquarters in Paris. (Reuters)

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    A child holds his mother's voting card Sunday, May 7, 2017 in Anthony, outside Paris. French voters decided Sunday whether to back pro-business independent Emmanuel Macron or far-right populist Marine Le Pen as their next president, casting ballots in an unusually tense and important presidential election that also could decide Europe's future. (AP)

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    People gather with French and European flags near the Eiffel Tower and hold a banner with the message, "France tells Hate: Never Again" the day after the country's presidential elections, in Paris, France, May 8, 2017. (Reuters)

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    People select ballots as voting starts in the second round of 2017 French presidential election at a polling station in Lyon, France, May 7, 2017. (Reuters)

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    French President Francois Hollande (C) talks with residents as he walks in the street in Tulle after voting in the second round of 2017 French presidential election, France, May 7, 2017. (Reuters)

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    Outgoing French President Francois Hollande and President-elect Emmanuel Macron. (AP)

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    Francois Hollande and President-elect Emmanuel Macron. (Reuters)

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    Ceremonial troops prepare for a ceremony to mark Victory Day in Paris, France, Monday, May 8, 2017. (AP)

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    Francois Hollande (R) and President-elect Emmanuel Macron attend a ceremony to mark the end of World War II at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. (Reuters)

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    A woman takes some pictures at the Louvre museum where Emmanuel Macron celebrated his victory, Sunday, May 7, 2017 in Paris. Speaking to thousands of supporters from the Louvre Museum's courtyard, Macron said that France is facing an "immense task" to rebuild European unity, fix the economy and ensure security against extremist threats. (AP)

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