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Best of November


COLIN McCONNELL - Florian Schuck is comforted at a memorial at the corner of  Sterling and Dundas for his wife Jenna Morrison, who was killed when a truck ran over her.

CARLOS OSORIO - Florian Schuck carries his son Lucas on his shoulders at the memorial service. A service to honour the life of Jenna Morrison, who was killed on her bicycle.

TARA WALTON - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford kicks off the Metro Bowl Tuesday night at the Rogers Centre.  Whitby's Donald A.Wilson Secondary School took on Aurora's St. Andrew's College.

MICHELLE SHEPHARD - A shark is carried to the market in Mogadishu, Somalia.

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RANDY RISLING - Mohamed Abdullahi Ibrahim, 48, came to Benadir Hospital from Lower Shabelle, a region hit hard by the famine. He lies in the stairwell with a relative waiting for help.

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RICHARD LAUTENS - Patrons look at a portrait of the Princess Grace by Andy Warhol. Grace is a celebration of actress and princess Grace Kelly through her life and career at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. The exhibit includes posters, letters, home movies and clothing.

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RICHARD LAUTENS - Dale Rutledge of Rutledge Farms stands in one of his storage sheds beside thousands of pounds of yukon gold potatoes.The residents of Melanchton township, a half an hour north of Orangeville, have had continued and sustained protests against a proposed megaquarry in their township.  The Megaquarry is slated to be the second largest in North America at potentially 2, 500 acres.  The Highlands company began buying up farms in the area several years ago in the area.

STEVE RUSSELL - Owen Chalmers, 12, kisses his cow Charlotte and gets the kiss returned. Chalmers and his 10 month-old Angus calf are from Oro-Medonte just North of Barrie and were enjoying a snuggle at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.

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JIM RANKIN - Kofi Patrong, 26, and his mother Rose Patrong, 65, are suing Toronto police over the handling of a 2004 investigation into killer Tyshan Riley, who shot and wounded Patrong that year while Riley was under police surveillance and a lead suspect in a drive-by murder. Patrong, mistaken for a rival gang member, was hit in his legs by three bullets. One wound on his left calf became infected in hospital.  Skin grafts were required. He did not want his face shown out of fear of reprisals from gang members.

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MITCH POTTER - Libyan unity is depicted viscerally on the walls of the Revolution Cafe in west Tripoli, where owner Yousef Shibani's customers have covered the walls in handwritten tributes to the overthrow of Qadhafi. Customers now climb a ladder to write on the ceiling tiles.

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STEVE RUSSELL - Sir Christopher Ondaatje,  essayist/travel writer, talks about his new book, The Last Colonial.

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LUCAS OLENIUK - 17-year-old "Laura" photographed in Toronto for the 2011 Atkinson series on women and alcohol.

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RICK MADONIK -  Justine, 24, a former Crown Ward, in front of the Ontario Legislature, will participate in legislative hearings on youth care.

STEVE RUSSELL - Steve Jobs biographer, Walter Isaacson visits Toronto.

STEVE RUSSELL - Justine Manna plays the flute during Communion at the funeral for her grandfather Sam Manna, who passed away on November 21st at the age of 78 was a 60-year supporter and volunteer with the Toronto Star Santa Claus Fund. His family is asked that people donate to the fund in leiu of sending flowers. His funeral was held at St. Gabriel's Passionist Parish, a parish he was involved in. Manna also built the Cathedral of the Transfiguration on Woodbine avenue.  CLICK HERE to make a donation to the Santa Fund

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VINCE TALOTTA - Skaters enjoy the ice at Nathan Phillips Square at the Cavalcade of Lights events.

CARLOS OSORIO - Hush restaurant at 303 King St. W. Toronto. The dessert s'mores over Sterno flame.

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JIM RANKIN -  A snowy procession of Canadian geese at Humber Bay Park West.


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VINCE TALOTTA - The Occupy Toronto camp at St. James Park before eviction notices were served. 

STEVE RUSSELL - Protesters wait in St. James Park as police enforce the eviction order and City workers begin to tear down tents and structures at Jarvis and Adelaide.

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 RICK MADONIK - A protestor raises his fist in defiance as police line the area. The Occupy Toronto encampment in St. James Park was cleared Wednesday by Toronto municipal workers backed up by Toronto Police Services.


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RICK MADONIK -  Most competitors carry their bikes over the log obstacle in the forest in the Men's Elite division of Cyclocross.  The Canadian Championships of Cyclo Cross took place at Pine Point Park in Etobicoke.

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RICK EGLINTON - Rick Hansen drops the puck for Bruins' Zdeno Chara and Leafs' Dion Phaneuf.

STEVE RUSSELL - Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Joffrey Lupul almost scores on Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson in first period action as the Toronto Maple Leafs play the Ottawa Senators.

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DAVID COOPER - Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic chats with the Star's Liam Casey at The Toronto Lawn Tennis Club before his big match against Pete Sampras at the Air Canada Centre.

CARLOS OSORIO - Toronto's Joffrey Lupul jumps over Phoenix's David Schlemko as the Toronto Maple Leafs lost to the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 in a shootout.

CARLOS OSORIO - Phoenix Coyotes Radim Vrbata puts his game winning penalty shot past Toronto goalie Ben Scrivens as the Toronto Maple Leafs lost to the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2.

STEVE RUSSELL - Aleksandra Wozniak and Hayden Christensen return a ball. Rick Campanelli and Brad May played Aleksandra Wozniak and Eugenie Bouchard. The female pros had to play handicapped, Wozniak had to hold hands with Hayden Christensen and Bouchard with Milos Raonic.

STEVE RUSSELL - Fans protect themselves from a Raonic 200 km/hr plus serve. Hero and prodigy face off when 14-time Grand Slam Champion and Hall of Famer Pete Sampras takes on Thornhill's own Milos Raonic.

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DAVID COOPER - Washington Capitals Captain Alex Ovechkin runs into Leafs Joey Crabb.

TARA WALTON - Donald A. Wilson Gators' Chivon Gallegher gets a friendly pat from a member of the coaching staff following the teams 20-17 win over Northern Secondary School Red Knights during the Metro Bowl football semi finals at Toronto Esther Shiner Stadium.




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that's not Nikolai Kulemin in the photo with Ovechkin. It's Joey Crabb.

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