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Francois Hollande, then one of France's six Socialist Party primary election candidates, appears after his vote on a stage in Laguenne, central France, October 9, 2011. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/Files

Francois Hollande, then one of France's six Socialist Party primary election candidates, appears after his vote on a stage in Laguenne, central France, October 9, 2011. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/Files

Francois Hollande, then one of France's six Socialist Party primary election candidates, appears after his vote on a stage in Laguenne, central France, October 9, 2011. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/Files
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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves the New York Police Department Special Victims Unit headquarters in Harlem May 15, 2011. Picture taken May 15, 2011. REUTERS/Allison Joyce/Files

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves the New York Police Department Special Victims Unit headquarters in Harlem May 15, 2011. Picture taken May 15, 2011. REUTERS/Allison Joyce/Files

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves the New York Police Department Special Victims Unit headquarters in Harlem May 15, 2011. Picture taken May 15, 2011. REUTERS/Allison Joyce/Files
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) and France's President Nicolas Sarkozy hold a joint briefing at the EU summit in Brussels, October 23, 2011. Picture taken October 23, 2011. REUTERS/Thierry Roge/Files

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) and France's President Nicolas Sarkozy hold a joint briefing at the EU summit in Brussels, October 23, 2011. Picture taken October 23, 2011. REUTERS/Thierry Roge/Files

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) and France's President Nicolas Sarkozy hold a joint briefing at the EU summit in Brussels, October 23, 2011. Picture taken October 23, 2011. REUTERS/Thierry Roge/Files
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A man is silhouetted in an electronic board showing the FTSE MIB Index for the Italian equity market in this photo illustration taken in Rome August 9, 2011. Picture taken August 9, 2011. REUTERS/Tony Gentile/Files

A man is silhouetted in an electronic board showing the FTSE MIB Index for the Italian equity market in this photo illustration taken in Rome August 9, 2011. Picture taken August 9, 2011. REUTERS/Tony Gentile/Files

A man is silhouetted in an electronic board showing the FTSE MIB Index for the Italian equity market in this photo illustration taken in Rome August 9, 2011. Picture taken August 9, 2011. REUTERS/Tony Gentile/Files
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