All the president's women . . .
It could be a scene from a French movie: Francois Hollande touching hands with Valerie Trierweiler who was his mistress, with his ex-partner Segolene Royal seated nearby, all overlooked by future lover Julie Gayet.
The photo was taken in 2012 on the campaign trail as Mr Hollande was looking to be elected French president. At that stage he had separated from politician Ms Royal, the mother of his four children after a 30-year relationship.
The photo emerged as it was revealed that Hollande wanted to break up with Ms Trierweiler last weekend but had to ditch the idea after she "took one pill too many" and was taken to hospital.