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Best of June 2012


RICHARD LAUTENS - 95 year-old Ida Herbert (she turns 96 in August) teaches her first ever yoga class in Toronto.  She held a class for the 30 or so students at Breeze studio in the Junction.

VINCE TALOTTA -  Edward gathers at Coronation Park for the World Naked Bike Ride.

RICK MADONIK - The SS Keewatin is towed towards Port McNichol where it will be refurbished. Hundreds of vessels accompanied the ship as it traveled the last few kilometres into port. The ship has been moored in Michigan, as a floating museum, for decades.

COLIN McCONNELL - The Yorkville Four Seasons hotel liquidation auction had many of the antiques going up for sale.

CARLOS OSORIO - Christy marches in the Dyke March during Pride Week.

RICK MADONIK - A man is moved to an ambulance for transport to hospital. He would later die from his wounds from the Eaton Centre shooting. See more from the shooting here.

STEVE RUSSELL - A member of the Toronto heavy urban rescue team watches as a demolition crane begins to take apart the Algo Centre Mall in Elliot Lake which collapsed killing two.

STEVE RUSSELL - Members of the rescue team take off their helmets as the second victim of the roof collapse at the Algo Centre Mall in Elliot Lake is removed from the accident site. See more from Elliot Lake here

STEVE RUSSELL - A woman weeps after the announcement of the first dead victim was removed from Algo Centre Mall in Elliot Lake.

DAVID COOPER - Crowds gather at Varsity Stadium for the transit of Venus. This picture was taken  through the Meade Telescope belonging to amateur astronomer Steve Nastos.

BERNARD WEIL - Matt Fair and Brett Crawford of Research Casting International mount the head of Futalognkosaurus on its neck. The Futalognkosaurus is the largest dinosaur ever mounted in Canada. It is displayed at the Ultimate Dinosaurs exhibition at the ROM. See a time lapse of the construction.

STEVE RUSSELL - Sedated, Benson donates blood at an Animal Hospital in Oakville.

ANDREW FRANCIS WALLACE - A woman uses a newspaper to shield the rain near Old City Hall.

TARA WALTON - Steven Tyler performs with Aerosmith at Toronto's Air Canada Centre.

RENE JOHNSTON - Mayor Ford clears his eyes with Porter CEO Robert Deluce in the background.   Mayor Rob Ford spoke to the Economic Club of Canada on the topic "Building on our Foundation, Creating a Stronger Toronto".

CARLOS OSORIO - City councillor Doug Ford swings and connects during Toronto Mayor's Cup Cricket Tournament held at Sunnybrook park.

TARA WALTON - Mike Callaghan, a member of The Black Pig Competitive BBQ team, cooks during a Corey Mintz dinner party.

STEVE RUSSELL - Daniel Jefferson gets in a nap as people gather on Goat Island in Niagara Falls, NY for Nik Wallenda's tightrop crossing of Niagara Falls.

RICK MADONIK - Sofya Silva, 3, lets some bubbles fly as brothers Eathan Pineiro, 2, and Ian, 5, try to catch them before the  tightrope walk over Niagra Falls by Nik Wallenda. 

STEVE RUSSELL - Over the falls and above the Maid of the Mist Nik Wallenda crosses from Goat Island to Table Rock over Niagara Falls.

RICHARD LAUTENS - Nik Wallenda begins his crossing of Niagara Falls as seen from the roof of the Marriott Fallsview Hotel.

RICK MADONIK - Nik Wallenda, of the famous Willenda family, crosses Niagra Falls on a tightrope from Goat Island, New York, to Niagra Falls, Ontario as seen from atop the Skylon Tower.

LUCAS OLENIUK - Media watch the action from the Nick Wallenda tightrope walk in Niagara Falls.

RENE JOHNSTON - Crowds gather en masse to watch Nick Wallends test his skill on the high wire in Niagara Falls just below the Skylon Tower. See more of Wallenda's walk

PAWEL DWULIT - Fred Froese touches a recently planted cucumber on his field at Froese Farms  in Vienna, Ontario.

STEVE RUSSELL - Forty years ago Kim Phuc was photographed after being caught in a naplam strike by photographer Nick Ut. Ut won the Pulitzer prize for the image and helped Phuc. Several people other people that were instrumental in her life were honoured at the Royal York in Toronto. See more about Kim Phuc.

VINCE TALOTTA - Justin Bieber fans try to get peek of him at his arrival backstage at the 2012 MMVAs.

VINCE TALOTTA - Justin Bieber holds his brother, Jaxon, on the red carpet at the 2012 MMVAs.

RICK MADONIK - Kathryn Grayston. Hats are the norm at the 145th running of the Queen's Plate at Woodbine Race Track.

RICK MADONIK - The groom kisses Strait of Dover with Justin Stein aboard, celebrating the winning the 145th Queen's Plate.

RICK MADONIK - Jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva works out in the home gym of his trainer Stephen Sealy. The two time Queen's plate winner, who is also a Tae Kwon Do Black Belt, enlists a personal trainer to help with his core conditioning. He also uses a yoga instructor to help his strength, and flexibility.

PAWEL DWULIT - Head coach of Toronto Football Club Paul Mariner gets vocal during a team practice.

RENE JOHNSTON -  Andrew Nicholson is picked 19th by the Orlando Magic and jumps for joy at a private draft party at Real Sports Bar and Grill.

RENE JOHNSTON - Toronto Marlies Korbinian Holzer gets hit by Norfolk Admirals winger Alexandre Picard in Calder Cup action.

RICHARD LAUTENS - A fan runs across the field and past Jays first baseman David Cooper in the fifth inning with the words 'Sorry Mom' written on his chest.  

RENE JOHNSTON -  Washington Nationals star Stephen Stratsburg hurls against the Toronto Blue Jays Colby Rasmus in the first inning. 

CARLOS OSORIO - Blue Jay Edwin Encarnacion reacts after being hit by a pitch in the second inning as the Toronto Blue Jays defeat the Boston Red Sox 5-1.

STEVE RUSSELL - Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper's bubble is popped after striking out in the ninth as the Toronto Blue Jays lose to the Washington Nationals 6-3.

TARA WALTON - Toronto Blue Jays Rajai Davis jumps into the arms of his teammates after scoring a walk off RBI in the tenth inning to win the game over the Philadelphia Phillies.

ANDREW FRANCIS WALLACE - Toronto Blue Jays Rajai Davis leaps at the wall just short of a Philadelphia Phillies John Mayberry Jr. solo home run.

STEVE RUSSELL - Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia goes over the fence into the dugout to make an out in the eighth inning as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Los Angels Angels 11-2.

STEVE RUSSELL - Stephane Deschenes feels that being naked makes the almost 40 degree weather bearable at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park in East Gwillimbury which is offering free day passes so people can come up shed clothing andf beat the heat.



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