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Canadian Association of Journalists Photojournalist of the Year nomination.

Steve Russell - Staff Photographer

The nominations for the Canadian Association of Journalist's awards came out today and I was honoured with a nomination!

The Star also was nominated in two other reporting categories, David Bruser, in the “open newspaper” category for his series “War at Home.”  Also nominated Sports reporters Robert Cribb and Lois Kalchman in the “computer-assisted reporting” category for their multi-part series “Minor Hockey, Major Problems."

Here are a selection of pictures from my nomination.

 Emma DaSilva, just off a boat cruise, wades across the street as parts of Queen's Quay resembles a river after flooding as Toronto is hit by another day of rain.

ETF secure a stairwell as they wait to enter the upper floors to search for a suspect after a TTC driver was threatened with a knife, the suspect ran into Jilly's at the corner of Queen and Broadview in Toronto.

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper walk down the Hall of Honor at Parliament to Ottawa for President Barack Obama's first foreign trip since being elected. 

Swim suit equipped Tactix launches off the dock to a 23 foot leap into the pool during the Big Air Dog Jump, where dogs jumping distance is measured after a 40 foot take off from the end of a dock into a pool as part of the Purina All Star Dog Show.

Trooper Marc Diab's sister Maya comforts her mother Hani, flanked by his sister Jessica and father Jihan Diab watch as his casket is loaded into the hearse after the funeral at  Our Lady of Lebanon Church, 1515 Queen Street West  in Toronto. Trooper Diab was killed and four other Canadian soldiers were injured when an improvised explosive device detonated near an armoured vehicle during a patrol in the Shah Wali Kot District.    

Jermaine O'Neal takes a bite out of Andrea Bargnani's defense as the Toronto Raptors and Miami Heat play at the Air Canada Centre.

Foothill keeper Alana Swereda gives up a goal in the second half as the Ajax Storm beat Calgary Foothills Athletic 6-0 in the 17 and 18 under final at Birchmount Stadium at The Robbie, the largest soccer tournament in North America.

Centre fielder Vernon Wells just misses making the catch on a ball that bounces off the top of the wall for a double for Cody Ross as the Blue Jays lose a Saturday afternoon game to the Florida Marlins 6-5.  

Public health nurse Carly McKinnon tries to coax Adam Rudkins from under a chair for his vaccination while his aunt Karen Wrisley waits, Adam did not get his shot.

A bridge crew member gets a closer look at the Canadian International Airshow from the bridge of the HMCS Ville de Quebec.

A young neighbor is consoled by another neighbor as police prepare to remove the body from the scene as Toronto Police and the SIU investigate an incident in which a police officer was stabbed and a suspect shot at 30 Eppleworth Road.  





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