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Countdown to the French election

Torn and overlapping official posters of candidates for the 2017 French presidential election Marine Le Pen of French National Front (FN) political party, and Emmanuel Macron, head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, are seen in Cambrai, France, May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Torn and overlapping official posters of candidates for the 2017 French presidential election Marine Le Pen of French National Front (FN) political party, and Emmanuel Macron, head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, are seen in...more

Torn and overlapping official posters of candidates for the 2017 French presidential election Marine Le Pen of French National Front (FN) political party, and Emmanuel Macron, head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, are seen in Cambrai, France, May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
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Marine Le Pen French National Front (FN) candidate for 2017 presidential election, and Debout La France group former candidate Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, leave by a backdoor from the Cathedral in Reims, surrounded by bodyguards, France, May 5, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Marine Le Pen French National Front (FN) candidate for 2017 presidential election, and Debout La France group former candidate Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, leave by a backdoor from the Cathedral in Reims, surrounded by bodyguards, France, May 5, 2017....more

Marine Le Pen French National Front (FN) candidate for 2017 presidential election, and Debout La France group former candidate Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, leave by a backdoor from the Cathedral in Reims, surrounded by bodyguards, France, May 5, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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Emmanuel Macron, head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, and candidate for the 2017 presidential election, is pictured through a window of his hotel during a campaign visit in Rodez, France, May 5, 2017. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Emmanuel Macron, head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, and candidate for the 2017 presidential election, is pictured through a window of his hotel during a campaign visit in Rodez, France, May 5, 2017. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Emmanuel Macron, head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, and candidate for the 2017 presidential election, is pictured through a window of his hotel during a campaign visit in Rodez, France, May 5, 2017. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
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Young people and demonstrators gather in front of the main entrance during the visit of Marine Le Pen and Debout La France group former candidate Nicolas Dupont-Aignan at the Cathedral in Reims, France, May 5, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Young people and demonstrators gather in front of the main entrance during the visit of Marine Le Pen and Debout La France group former candidate Nicolas Dupont-Aignan at the Cathedral in Reims, France, May 5, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Young people and demonstrators gather in front of the main entrance during the visit of Marine Le Pen and Debout La France group former candidate Nicolas Dupont-Aignan at the Cathedral in Reims, France, May 5, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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Emmanuel Macron shakes hands with supporters during a campaign visit in Rodez, France, May 5, 2017. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Emmanuel Macron shakes hands with supporters during a campaign visit in Rodez, France, May 5, 2017. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Emmanuel Macron shakes hands with supporters during a campaign visit in Rodez, France, May 5, 2017. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
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Supporters show their selfies with Emmanuel Macron during a campaign visit in Rodez, France, May 5, 2017. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Supporters show their selfies with Emmanuel Macron during a campaign visit in Rodez, France, May 5, 2017. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Supporters show their selfies with Emmanuel Macron during a campaign visit in Rodez, France, May 5, 2017. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
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Activists from the environmentalist group Greenpeace unfurl a giant banner on the Eiffel Tower in a call on French citizens to vote against Marine Le Pen, in Paris, France, May 5, 2017. REUTERS/Mal Langsdon

Activists from the environmentalist group Greenpeace unfurl a giant banner on the Eiffel Tower in a call on French citizens to vote against Marine Le Pen, in Paris, France, May 5, 2017. REUTERS/Mal Langsdon

Activists from the environmentalist group Greenpeace unfurl a giant banner on the Eiffel Tower in a call on French citizens to vote against Marine Le Pen, in Paris, France, May 5, 2017. REUTERS/Mal Langsdon
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French CRS riot police officers control high school students during a demonstration before the second round of the presidential election in Paris, France, May 5, 2017. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

French CRS riot police officers control high school students during a demonstration before the second round of the presidential election in Paris, France, May 5, 2017. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

French CRS riot police officers control high school students during a demonstration before the second round of the presidential election in Paris, France, May 5, 2017. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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Marine Le Pen attends a "people's party" with supporters in Ennemain, northern France, May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Marine Le Pen attends a "people's party" with supporters in Ennemain, northern France, May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Marine Le Pen attends a "people's party" with supporters in Ennemain, northern France, May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
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Emmanuel Macron looks at a music instrument during a visit at the Compagnons du Devoir house in Rodez, France, May 5, 2017. REUTERS/Jose A. Torres/Pool

Emmanuel Macron looks at a music instrument during a visit at the Compagnons du Devoir house in Rodez, France, May 5, 2017. REUTERS/Jose A. Torres/Pool

Emmanuel Macron looks at a music instrument during a visit at the Compagnons du Devoir house in Rodez, France, May 5, 2017. REUTERS/Jose A. Torres/Pool
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Emmanuel Macron speaks with supporters at the restaurant Bowling in Rodez, France, May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Emmanuel Macron speaks with supporters at the restaurant Bowling in Rodez, France, May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Emmanuel Macron speaks with supporters at the restaurant Bowling in Rodez, France, May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
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Emmanuel Macron speaks with supporters in a bar during a campaign visit in Rodez, France, May 5, 2017. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Emmanuel Macron speaks with supporters in a bar during a campaign visit in Rodez, France, May 5, 2017. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Emmanuel Macron speaks with supporters in a bar during a campaign visit in Rodez, France, May 5, 2017. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
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Supporters for Marine Le Pen attend a "people's party" in Ennemain, northern France, May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Supporters for Marine Le Pen attend a "people's party" in Ennemain, northern France, May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Supporters for Marine Le Pen attend a "people's party" in Ennemain, northern France, May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
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Emmanuel Macron listens to Benoit Chatillon (L), CEO of glass-making company VOA, during a visit to the VOA glass-making company as part of a a campaign trip in Albi, France, May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Feferberg/Pool

Emmanuel Macron listens to Benoit Chatillon (L), CEO of glass-making company VOA, during a visit to the VOA glass-making company as part of a a campaign trip in Albi, France, May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Feferberg/Pool

Emmanuel Macron listens to Benoit Chatillon (L), CEO of glass-making company VOA, during a visit to the VOA glass-making company as part of a a campaign trip in Albi, France, May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Feferberg/Pool
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Marine Le Pen is protected by bodyguards as eggs are thrown by demonstrators during her arrival in Dol-de-Bretagne, France, May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Marine Le Pen is protected by bodyguards as eggs are thrown by demonstrators during her arrival in Dol-de-Bretagne, France, May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Marine Le Pen is protected by bodyguards as eggs are thrown by demonstrators during her arrival in Dol-de-Bretagne, France, May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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