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In pictures: Neil Young kicks off concert series to combat oil sands

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Environmentalist David Suzuki introduces climate scientist Andrew Weaver, indigenous rights advocate Eriel Derenger, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief Allan Adam and Neil Young at a press conference in Toronto on Jan. 12, 2014.

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Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation stils with Neil Young at the press conference on Jan. 12, 2014.

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Neil Young attends a press conference in Toronto on Jan. 12, 2014.

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Empty chairs reserved for Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq, Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt sit empty on stage at the press conference in Toronto on Jan. 14, 2014.

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Idle No More Supporters chant outside the theatre prior to Neil Young's performance in Toronto on Jan. 12, 2014, as part of the Honour the Treaties tour. The series of benefit concerts is being held to raise money for a First Nation’s legal fight against the expansion of the Athabasca oilsands in northern Alberta.

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The lyrics to Neil Young's Are You Ready for the Country sit on a piano on stage in Toronto's Massey Hall on Jan. 12, 2014.

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Neil Young greets the crowd as he takes to the stage in Toronto on Jan. 12, 2014.

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Neil Young picks a guitar as he performs in Toronto on Jan. 12, 2014.

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Neil Young performs in Toronto on Jan. 12, 2014.

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