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Globe photographer Fred Lum takes a look back at 2012

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Bob Sora gets in some practice time on the basketball court, June 5, 2012. Sora, who works downtown likes the court at David Crombie Park because it's covered in a surface that has some cushioning which in turn is easier on his knees.

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Karen Stintz, a Toronto councillor sits on a bench, March 8, 2012, at Toronto city hall. The past several months have been very tough for Stintz as she fought for light rail transit while chair of the TTC in spite of those who favoured subways.

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Nick DiRenzo (left) and Josette R. Gauthier at the Toronto offices of Alterna Savings on Sept 6, 2012. DiRenzo was hired on an indefinite contract as a senior vice president but was eventually hired on full time. Josette is a human resources manager.

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Jorn Weisbrodt, artistic director for the arts festival Luminato, sits on a couch at a news conference on March 14, 2012.

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Former Globe and Mail restaurant food critic, Joanne Kates, is photographed in Toronto on May 23, 2012. Kates wrote her last review for the newspaper on May 19, 2012 and ends a 38 year run as food critic for the Globe.

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Vincent Gasparro, managing director for The GreenFund Tomorrow, in Toronto on March 29, 2012.

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Two Belgian draft horses in their stall at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto on Nov. 7, 2012. The horses will be competing in the 6 horse hitch class at the fair.

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Seymour Kanowitch and his beard are photographed Oct. 29, 2012. Kanowitch will be one of two competitors from Canada at the 2012 Beard and Mustache Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada and will be competing in the Garibaldi category, named after Italian Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882).

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Dr. Michael Tymianski, performs brain surgery on a patient at Toronto Western Hospital February 17, 2012. Tymianski was the first in the world to do aneurysm surgery on outpatients, so they don't have to stay the night in hospital. Aneurysms are weaknesses in the wall of an artery that balloon out and can be deadly if they rupture. Conventional surgery requires cutting a window through the skull. He goes through a much smaller entry point, so it is less invasive.

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Various works by Pablo Picasso hang at the Art Gallery of Ontario, April 24, 2012 during a media preview. The exhibit which features around 147 pieces opens May 1 2012.

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Performer, Iuliia Mykhailova, is rehearsing for the Water Bowl act on Sept. 4, 2012 during a media preview of Cirque du Soleil's latest show, Amaluna. The show opens Sept. 6 and runs till Nov. 4 after which it will head for Vancouver and western Canada.

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Delegates connect their mobile devices to power outlets while waiting for third round balloting to conclude at the NDP leadership convention in Toronto on March 24, 2012.

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Toronto public library workers march outside Toronto city hall on March 19, 2012 after talks with the city stalled on the weekend. Toronto's 2,300 library employees walked off the job after 5 p.m. Sunday, shuttering 98 branches to bibliophiles across the city.

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Around 5000 teachers and education workers gathered outside the provincial legislature at Queens Park on August 28, 2012 to protest against a controversial bill that would impose wage freezes on Ontario teachers and they lose their right to strike for two years.

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Steven Preisman, 28, from Toronto, plays the Minute Waltz on a piano representing Colombia that was parked on the foredeck of the Sean McBride ferry that supplies the Toronto islands, on July 11, 2012. Reynolds studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music and has Grade 10 in piano. As part of "Play Me, I'm Yours", 41 pianos will be installed throughout the streets of Toronto as part of the three-year countdown to the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.

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Soccer fans take to College St. to celebrate Italy's win over Ireland in EuroCup soccer action on June 18, 2012.

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