François Hollande
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Celebration and defeat in France

François Hollande
François Hollande arrives with his companion Valerie Trierweiler to give a speech in Tulle, France, after winning the second round of voting in the presidential election. (Fred Dufour / AFP/Getty Images)
Place de la Bastille
French citizens celebrate the election results at Place de la Bastille. (Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images)
Nicolas Sarkozy
French incumbent president Nicolas Sarkozy speaks to supporters in Paris after conceding defeat to François Hollande. (Christophe Karaba / EPA)
Place de la Bastille
At Place de la Bastille in Paris, supporters of François Hollande react as poll results are announced on French television. (Ian Langsdon / EPA)
Sarkozy supporter
A supporter of outgoing French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s Union for a Popular Movement cries as the preliminary results in the presidential election are announced at UMP headquarters in Paris. (Jacques Brinon / Associated Press)
Hollande supporters
Supporters of François Hollande hug after results are announced at the Bastille in Paris. (Michel Spingler / Associated Press)
Nicolas Sarkozy
Nicolas Sarkozy is the first French president in 30 years to lose a reelection bid. (Christophe Karaba / EPA)
Sarkozy supporters in Paris
In Paris, supporters of Nicolas Sarkozy react to news of the incumbent’s defeat. (Stephane Reix / EPA)
Sarkozy supporters
Nicolas Sarkozy supporters react to his loss. (Stephane Reix / EPA)