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Hot July, hot pictures!

Some of the best of Toronto Star photo department's best pictures of the Hot month of July!

ANDREW WALLACE - Water spills on people at Ontario Place water park. 

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TANNIS TOOHEY - Colm Manning, 10, finds a way to beat the summer heat by playing in the Jimmie Simpson wading pool while Toronto is under a severe heat alert, and its citizens are taking to the shade and water parks to cool off. 

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TANNIS TOOHEY - Amelia Manning, 9, beats the summer heat by playing in the Jimmie Simpson splash pad while Toronto is under a severe heat alert.  

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RICHARD LAUTENS -  Linebacker Kevin Eiben has the water pour off the back of his head as he drinks on the hot field today. The Toronto Argonauts practised in the heat at their Mississauga practice field. 

STEVE RUSSELL - Dwayne De Rosario uses a water bottle for relief from the heat as Toronto FC plays the Colorado Rapids at BMO Field. 

Municipal Election heats up

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TANNIS TOOHEY - Rob Ford holds a press conference outside City Hall during his campaign for Mayor of Toronto. 

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RICHARD LAUTENS - Rob Ford, left and Rocco Rossi, right have it out about political experience. in the third, two-hour mayoral debate.

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RICHARD LAUTENS - Mayoral candidate Himy Syed shows his displeasure at not being allowed into the debate at City TV headquarters.

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RICK MADONIK - City council candidate Mohamed Dhanani speaks into a mail slot at an apartment door where the occupant didn't want to open the door during a canvas in a high rise building on Thorncliffe Park. Dhanani lost the last election by just over 200 votes and is out working to try to make sure that doesn't happen again. 


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DAVID COOPER -  MIke Weir fans dressed as Masters Caddies stand behind the first green watching the play Friday during the second round of the 2010 RBC Canadian Open played this year at St. Georges golf and C.C. 

DAVID COOPER - John Daly and his girlfriend wear the same design! 

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DAVID COOPER - American Tim Herron drives from the 11th tee in the pouring rain Saturday  during the Third Round of the 2010 RBC Canadian Open.

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RICHARD LAUTENS -  Kyron Parker, 5, goes through warm-ups with his dad, Byron Parker.  

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RICHARD LAUTENS -  The Jay's Vernon Wells chases down a double hit by the Orioles Brian Roberts in the 5th inning. 

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RICHARD LAUTENS - In second half action Julian de Guzman battles for the header against Dallas' Atiba Harris. TFC tied FC Dallas 1-1 at BMO field under soggy conditions.

RICHARD LAUTENS - In first half action, Toronto FC forward Chad Barrett (19) hoists Toronto FC midfielder Julian de Guzman (6) after Barrett's goal. Toronto FC won the first of home-and-away CONCACAF Cup game against Motagua of Honduras 1-0 at BMO Field.  

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RICK MADONIK -  Bo Sox slugger David Ortiz between swings during Major League Baseball action between Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre Sunday afternoon. Jays lost 3-2.

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RICK MADONIK -  Mike Kray tees off the 16th tee during 3rd round action of Toronto Star Amateur Golf tournament at Credit Valley Golf and Country Club in Mississauga. Kray finished the day in 6th spot.

STEVE RUSSELL - Cleo Lemon loses a shoes and manages to avoid the sack from Tom Johnson in the first half as the Toronto Argonauts take on the Calgary Stampeders at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. 

STEVE RUSSELL - Toronto Blue Jays centre fielder Dewayne Wise  makes his second spectacular catch of the night in Centre field, he also homered as the Toronto Blue Jays lose to the Minnesota Twins 7-6 at the Rogers Centre.

STEVE RUSSELL - Stefan Frei made big saves in the injury time to preserve a win as Toronto FC extends their unbeaten streak at home this season with a 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids at BMO Field. 

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VINNIE TALOTTA - Rose Swagemaker comforts her son Emile Watanabe ,6 after Spain defeated the Netherlands 1-0 in the World Cup. 

STEVE RUSSELL - Fans react to a close call at Betty's on King Street East where Dutch fans congregated for the 2010 World Cup final in Toronto. 

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RICK MADONIK - A small group of men appear on a rooftop opposite the Plaza Flamingo on College Street. Spanish fans take over College and Bathurst as they celebrate Spain's defeat of The Netherlands in FIFA World Cup championships in South Africa. 

STEVE RUSSELL - It was almost as hot as three-year-old Cole Thurgur's game at the Valley Tennis Club, the club at Yonge and York Mills is in York Mills Valley Park and came in at the hottest place in the city as the Toronto Star sought out the hottest spots in Toronto. 


CARLOS OSORIO - Camper Nick at Mini-Yo-We attempts to climbe the rock face as part of the climbing class.

CARLOS OSORIO - Campers at Newport Adventure Camp are seen playing a game of sink the canoe. The object of the games is to splash water into the two canoes until they sink. The counselors inside the canoes use a bucket to take the water out of the canoe. 

CARLOS OSORIO - Patricia Richards, 10, zooms past on the zip line at Newport Adventure Camp. 

CARLOS OSORIO - Campers at Newport Adventure Camp enjoy the cool waters of Lake Skeleton.

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DAVID COOPER - Action star Dolph Lundgren, was in town to talk up "The Expendables", his new film with Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Willis.  

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KEITH BEATY - Alys Shee, is a young ballet dancer who is making a big name for herself at international competitions, she is posing with Aaron Smyth.

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RICHARD LAUTENS - Livleen 3 looks out a window of their home as her mother Sukhpreet Kaur stands behind with her son, Jasjot 5. At a time when many young Sikh men are cutting their hair in a desperate bid to assimilate, a small, but growing number of Sikh women in the greater Toronto area wear the turban, bucking the trend. 

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RICK MADONIK - Christina Zardo (left) and Kaleigh Newsome, both of Toronto, dance as they march down Yonge Street under the flags of the rainbow. The annual Dyke March made its way from the Church Street Village, up to Bloor Street, across to Yonge and south to Wood Street. A couple thousand marched and thousands lined the route. 

STEVE RUSSELL -  Claudine Thomas  dances the Bolowhi that originates in the Ivory Coast with the African Rhythm Society at the Scotiabank Caribana Gala.  

STEVE RUSSELL - While the weather cooled a little, the dancing was hot as Amin Kalbasi and Kaylyn Morton salsa during The Sixth Annual Salsa on St. Clair Street Festival.

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TANNIS TOOHEY - Sherry Wint, 28 bats her feather eyelashes while Caribana dancers pose at the official launch of Scotiabank Caribana at noon at Yonge Dundas Square. 

TARA WALTON - Dan Iaboni, owner of Monkey Vault performs a wall spin within the gym Tuesday July 13, 2010.  Monkey Vault is Toronto's only parkour gym located in the Dufferin and Dupont area which Iabono opened about two years ago. 

STEVE RUSSELL - Hipsters and fashionistas were out in full force at the Berkley Church on Queen East for Caitlin Cronenberg's party for "Poser", her first book, a collection of nudes.  

TARA WALTON - Sarah Robayo Sheridan, Director of Exhibitions & Publications at Mercer Untion Contemporary Art Gallery poses for a photo Thursday July 8, 2010 inside of their newest installation "Wall Work" by Sol Lewitt.

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TANNIS TOOHEY - Firefighters survey the inside of one of the homes involved in a four alarm fire at 98 & 100 Donlands also affecting the three neighbouring homes, 90 firefighters arrived on scene and 20 Fire Trucks. 

RICK EGLINTON - Language and Cognition testing study at University of Toronto Scarborough Campus by PHD students. Ten year-old Mariam Barnes does a reading test with a covered probe array on her head as first year psychology and nuroscience student Kaja Jasinska operates a computer gathering language data through the measuring of both oxygenated and deoxygenated blood in the head

STEVE RUSSELL - Buster, a four-month-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel chases some bubbles as the 22nd Beaches Jazz festival winds up at Kew Gardens at the main stage bandshell in Toronto. 

COLIN McCONNELL - Market Street on the west side of the St Lawrence market was turned into a Middle Eastern bazaar for the making of an episode "Warehouse 13"  Taking a break from shooting and the heat   is a dromedary camel named Simon who reads over the shoulder of Bradley Height who plays a camel handler.









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Really cool (hot) pictures...Thank for for sharing. Stay cool but keep em hot!

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