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Photos: Where Harper and Hadfield are hanging out this weekend: the Calgary Stampede

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Former astronaut Chris Hadfield, in his second day of retirement, waves to the Calgary Stampede crowds as the parade marshal on July 5, 2013. This is the 101st edition of the Stamepde which continues until July 14.

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Marchers carry a banner supporting Albertans affected by flooding in Calgary and other parts of southern Alberta.

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Members of the RCMP joined in the parade.

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Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi doffs his hat to the crowd.

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Alberta Premier Alison Redford waves from horseback.

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper, centre, and his wife Laureen took in the festivities. Mr. Harper is the Member of Parliament for a riding in Calgary. Federal opposition party leaders Justin Trudeau and Thomas Mulcair are also attending the Stampede this weekend.

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There were also fireworks.

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