— AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2012 — France’s Socialist Party (PS) newly elected president Francois Hollande celebrates with and companion Valerie Trierweiler at the Place de la Bastille in Paris on May 7, 2012 after the announcement of the first official results of the French presidential second round. Socialist candidate Francois Hollande won the French presidential election on Sunday with between 52 and 53 percent of the vote, ousting right-wing incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy, according to estimates. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEX