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Kyle Horning, left, and Gordon Carlson fishing under the Peace Bridge on the American side in Buffalo, N.Y., May 9, 2013. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's handling of differences over the international bridge is giving the wider world a glimpse of how he often wields power.

BRENDAN BANNON/NYT

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Trailer trucks head towards the New York side of the Peace Bridge which spans the Niagra River on April 26, 1999. The Peace Bridge has been the infrastructural equivalent of a warm handshake between Canada and the United States. Howver the bridge, built in 1927, is past its prime. The clash over its replacement has become a political football with Canadian officials accusing the Americans of arrogance, and American officials dismissing the Canadians as parochial.

Chang W. Lee/NYT

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Trucks and cars stand silhouetted atop the Peace Bridge going into Canada from Buffalo, New York on March 19, 2003.

GARY WIEPERT/REUTERS

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Traffic works it's way up the Peace Bridge on the Fort Erie Ontario side on it's way to Buffalo, New York on October 17, 2011. The traffic is light on the day.

Glenn Lowson/The Globe and Mail

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The dedication of the Peace Bridge took place on Aug. 7, 1927, with thousands showing up to witness the Prince of Wales (later the Duke of Windsor) meeting U.S. Vice-President Charles Dawes midway on the bridge to declare the bridge open for traffic.

John Boyd/The Globe and Mail

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