Technicians prepare the stage at the Parliamentary Channel studios in Saint Cloud

 
Technicians prepare the stage at the Parliamentary Channel studios in Saint Cloud
Technicians prepare the stage at the Parliamentary Channel studios in Saint Cloud, near Paris, several hours ahead of the first of three televised debates by Socialist Party candidate hopefuls, Segolene Royal, Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Laurent Fabius, October 17, 2006. The three socialist party candidate hopefuls will present their views on the economy and social issues in a live debate this evening on French television. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (FRANCE)