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Flour dumped on top French presidential candidate

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An unidentified woman, right, throws flour on French Socialist Party candidate for the 2012 presidential elections, Francois Hollande, in Paris, on Feb. 1. The woman ran to the side of the podium where Socialist Francois Hollande stood on Wednesday to sign a "social contract" in favor of housing for all.

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French Socialist Party candidate for the 2012 presidential elections, Francois Hollande, is covered in flour, after an unidentified woman ran on stage and threw the flour on Hollande in Paris, on Feb. 1. The woman ran to the side of the podium where Socialist Francois Hollande stood on Wednesday to sign a "social contract" in favor of housing for all.

A woman tossed a bag of flour on a French presidential hopeful while he was delivering a speech. Msnbc.com's Dara Brown reports.

 From AP:

PARIS — A woman who claims she is being watched by police and that her life has been threatened dumped flour on the leading candidate in France's presidential elections during a campaign appearance Wednesday.

The woman — who later identified herself to TV cameras as 45-year-old Claire Seguin — ran up to the podium where Socialist Francois Hollande stood to sign a "social contract" in favor of housing for all.

Hollande, who has consistently led polls, well ahead of President Nicolas Sarkozy, remained calm throughout the incident, though his glasses, hair and suit were covered in white.

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