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Globe photographer Peter Power takes a look back at 2012

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Re-enactors, left to right, top to bottom, Abel Land, the Reverend Canon Nick Wells, Barb Monk, Paul Watson, Peg Kellins, Philip Charles Edwards, Andre Reed, Paul Roberts, Richard Feltoe,Charlene Roberts, Les Szabo, and Kassandra Kearse in a collage of iPhone Hipstamatic App portraits taken during the "War of 1812 Bicentennial Symposium" held at the University of Guelph, Ontario on Feb. 25, 2012.

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Firefighters battle a smokey fire that broke out inside a four-storey concrete self-building at the corner of Osler St. and Pelham Ave, in Toronto around 6 am January 9, 2012.

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The voting area undergoes final preparations, behind schedule, as voters wait patiently outside the black curtain on day 2 of the Liberal Convention in Ottawa on Jan. 14, 2012.

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Interim Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Bob Rae, gets a hug from his wife after speaking to the delegation on the final day of the Liberal Biennial Convention in Ottawa on Jan. 15, 2012.

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An elderly lady, with plastic sheeting covering herself and her walker, passes by a gathering of young people on Queen Street as wet snow and rain fell in Toronto on Jan. 27, 2012.

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A pair of white swans at Grenadier Pond in High Park forage for food in the unfrozen water in Toronto on Jan. 30, 2012.

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Marianne Kupina spends time with her husband, Andrew McCarthy, who is a resident at Kensington Hospice in Toronto on Feb. 7, 2012. Mr. McCarthy has been a patient at the privately run hospice for nearly six months.

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Basia Hoffman hugs Kensington Hospice Social Worker Maxxine Rattner during a visit to her mother, Andree Hoffman's room, during her stay at Kensington Hospice in Toronto on Feb. 8, 2012. Andree Hoffman passed away during the night at 4:44am.

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Member of the Canadian Trampoline team, Jason Burnett, fools around bouncing from one tramp to the next via his head during training at Skyriders Trampoline Club in Richmond Hill on Feb. 24, 2012.

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Crews investigate and prepare to remove the wreckage after a VIA train derailment in Burlington, Monday, February 27 2012. The Via passenger train, en-route from Niagara Falls to Toronto, derailed on Sunday at approximately 3:30pm. Three VIA employees in the engine died as a result of the crash, and many passengers were taken to local hospitals.

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Ria Mathur, 7, gives miniature horse Tin Tin a hug while grooming him at a March break equestrian camp for new and experienced riders at the Oakville Equestrian Centre on March 12, 2012.

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A honey bee gathers pollen from a newly bloomed flower on Bain Avenue in Toronto on March 15, 2012.

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Hundreds, if not thousands, of people crowd onto the morning ferry - the MP Freetown - to make their way from the Lungi area south across the Sierra Leone River to Freetown on April 17, 2012. People will work, trade, or sell their goods in the crowded streets of the nation's capital city before returning home on an evening ferry.

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A young girl is bathed in late afternoon light in the village of Manamkoh on April 18, 2012 where the community there alleges that their rice fields have been flooded because of mining operations by London Mining nearby. This community depends on their crop of rice to sustain them, and provide income.

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Peter Tarr, 31, a former child combatant who now begs for money on the streets of Monrovia, Liberia, speaks about his past experience in the wars here. Tarr fought on the side of Taylor's forces since he was eleven, but was later captured and fought against Taylor. Later, after Taylor became president, he fought with the Liberian Army. It was during this time that he was injured at two different times. It was because of the second injury to his right arm that he lost it. He says that he is unhappy that former president Charles Taylor brought war to the country which hurt him and many others, but he will accept whatever ruling is made at The Haig when the international court delivers its verdict on Thursday.

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A young man poles across a body of water wearing a Montreal Canadians hockey jersey at the new Sime Darby community complex built for employees of their palm oil operations northwest of Monrovia, Liberia on April 25, 2012.

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Isolated groups, like these in downtown Monrovia, Liberia on April 26, 2012, gathered wherever they could find a working television to watch and listen to the verdict being announced by the special international tribunal on Sierra Leone in the case against former Liberian President Charles " Ghankay" Taylor. Mr. Taylor was found guilty of aiding and abetting in eleven counts of crimes against humanity, including murder and rape. There was a lot of heated discussion on the streets after the verdict was finally announced, as well as surprise at the atmospheric effect in the sky when the sun was surrounded by a rainbow - which people took to mean a variety of things.

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A very small part of the clear cutting that has been done by the Malaysian company of Sime Darby northwest of Monrovia, Liberia on April 25, 2012. The company owns concessions to 220,000 hectares of land that will be used for the production of palm oil. Communities in the area are not happy with the payments made to individuals, and/or communities, and are suffering in many cases because the clear cutting has isolated communities, destroyed crops, and destroyed, or polluted water sources.

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A group of soldiers from the 1st Royal Scots grenadiers are surrounded by smoke from their muskets and smoke from a simulated fire as they battle the American forces at dusk Saturday, June 2, 2012.

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Corrin Heykoop, 12, runs toward the "action" while playing with play muskets with her siblings and friends Saturday, June 2, 2012. Re-enactors from various regiments of the Crown Forces of Upper Canada participated in a two-day re-enactment of The Battle of Stoney Creek on June 1-June 3, 2012.

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Damien Murphy, 20, uses red contact lenses to help her with her costume of Red Glare from the web comic Homestuck. Murphy was among the thousands of people attending the FanExpo at the Convention Centre in Toronto on Friday, August 24, 2012.

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Paralympic athlete Tammy McLeod gets hugged by her mother, Brenda McLeod after her arrival from London to Toronto's Pearson Airport Monday, Sept. 10, 2012.

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People look at storm damage after high winds and rain in Toronto due to Hurricane Sandy's influence as it came ashore on the eastern seaboard on Oct. 30, 2012.

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford gets gatorade poured over him after the Don Bosco Eagles defeated the Northern Red Knights 31-0 in the Metro Bowl Qualifier played at Birchmount Stadium in Toronto on Nov. 15, 2012.

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A referee hits the mud hard with some help from a member of the teachers' team during a Mudbowl game at SATEC @ WA Porter C.I. in Toronto on Nov. 19, 2012. The 100th Grey Cup Festival partnered with the TDSB to recreate the infamous 1950 Mud Bowl game between Toronto and Winnipeg and give the school a new football field in the process.

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Toronto Argonauts hoist the Grey Cup after beating the Calgary Stampeders at the 100th Grey Cup in Toronto Nov. 25, 2012.

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Dr. Anas Al-Kassem (left) who has just returned from a trip to Syria where he was helping to set up field hospitals and Louay Sakka, an executive member of a US based Syrian Support Group, that is designed to represent and garner support for the Free Syrian Army in his office space that he shares with his three children in his basement in Oakville June 29, 2012.

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Retired US Marine Paul Lewis, who served in the US Marines for 22 years, said his feet were tender after the walk, but "it was for a good cause." On September 27, 2012, beginning at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto, men participate in the fourth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes; an event when men literally walk one mile in womenÕs shoes to raise awareness about ending violence against women.

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Royal Canadian Mounted Police stand covered with confetti after the Toronto Argonauts won the 100th Grey Cup played in Toronto on Nov. 25, 2012.

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