The French have been voting in the second and final round of their most hotly contested presidential election in recent times.
The poll, which pits conservative Nicolas Sarkozy against socialist Segolene Royal, has galvanised France's 43.5 million voters.
A record turnout is already being reported at polling stations across mainland France.
Young people queued to vote in Clichy-sous-Bois, the scene of violent clashes between police and youths in late 2005.
By midday, more than 35% of French voters had made their choice.
One million citizens living in French overseas territories cast their votes earlier.
This Lebanese-French national in Beirut supports conservative Nicolas Sarkozy - whom many expect to win.
Rival Segolene Royal is the first woman to come so close to the presidency, with promises to raise the minimum wage and create subsidised jobs for young people.
The poll is expected to change the face of France - although some voters are not taking it 100% seriously.