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A year of ups and downs for Mayor Rob Ford

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Toronto mayor Rob Ford is photographed during a committee meeting at Toronto city hall on Jan 24 2012 as the city discusses whether or not to make paramedics an essential service.

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The weight of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford at 330lbs is seen while he stands on a scale during a weigh in marking the start of a 6 month weight loss challenge that Ford and his brother Doug are attempting in Toronto on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012. Ford hopes to lose 50lbs by June 18th.

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford takes a closer look at a scale to be used for a weigh in marking the start of a 6 month weight loss challenge that Ford and his brother Doug are attempting in Toronto on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012. Ford weighed in at 330lbs and hopes to loose 50lbs by June 18th.

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Toronto's Mayor Rob Ford inspects a resident's apartment during a tour of a Toronto community housing building in the city's east end on Thursday February 16, 2012.

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Mayor Rob Ford reacts to TTC Chair during a special meeting of Toronto City Council called to challenge mayor Rob Ford's Uniliteral move to kill Transit City, Feb. 8, 2012.

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford stands on the platform of the Kennedy subway station on Feb. 21, 2012.

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Mayor Rob Ford stretches his neck while listening to council debating the make-up of the commission on March 5, 2012.

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper, second, from left, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, right, Toronto mayor Rob Ford, and Mark McQueen, left, chairman of the Toronto Port Authority were together at the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport on March 9, 2012 for a ground breaking and announcement of a project to build a pedestrian tunnel to the island airport.

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Mayor Rob Ford is seen at a press conference with pro-subway group Subways are for Everyone (SAFE) in Scarborough, Ont. March 15, 2012.

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford photographed while talking to reporters in the land of the the public park behind his house where he confronted Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale because, Mr. Ford claims, was standing on the blocks than can be seen at his left taking photos over his wooden fence, Toronto, May 03, 2012.

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford photographed while talking to reporters in the land of the the public park behind his house where he confronted Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale because, Mr. Ford claims, was taking photos over his wooden fence, Toronto, May 03, 2012.

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (right) attends the P-flag raising ceremony for Gay Pride week outside City Hall in Toronto on Thursday, May 17, 2012.

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford addresses the Economic Club of Canada June 5, 2012.

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City of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, outside the site where the tunnel boring machines "Holey" and Moley" were installed, during a press conference in Toronto, June 11, 2012 as the group announce the completion of the first twin tunnels section of the Toronto-York Spadina subway extension.

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Mayor Rob Ford climbs a play structure and chats with a group of Summer Campers with the Wellesley Community Centre at the newly opened Underpass park in Toronto, August 02, 2012.

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Toronto mayor Rob Ford leaves the courthouse at 361 University Ave on Sept. 5, 2012, Ford was testifying in a conflict of interest case that could see him thrown out of office if he is found to have violated the rules.

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, in red, walks off the field after coaching football at Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School in Toronto on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012.

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Toronto mayor Rob Ford drove himself back to the 361 University Ave courthouse on Sept. 5, 2012 after a court case lunch break. Ford was testifying in a conflict of interest case that could see him thrown out of office if he is found to have violated the rules.

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford kisses a baby while greeting guests to "Ford Fest" an open barbeque at his mother's house in Etobicoke, Sept.7, 2012.

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford took in his likeness in butter during a family trip to the CNE, August 30, 2012. Mr. Ford also met artist Olenka Kleban and praised her work.

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Mayor Rob Ford speaks to the media at City Hall hours after a judge found him guilty of breaching a conflict of interest law on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. Ford has been ordered removed from office in 14 days.

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, whose future as mayor lies in the balance since being found guilty in a conflict of interest case, made a brief statement to the media at City Hall in Toronto on Nov. 27, 2012 but did not take any questions.

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Toronto mayor Rob Ford's seat in council is photographed Nov. 26, 2012. Also photographed is the sign on front of the speaker's seat. A judge ruled Ford was in violation of conflict of interest rules and his seat was vacated immediately.

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Mayor Rob Ford's 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. The mayor had gatorade poured over him, and was later hoisted up onto the shoulders of his players.

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Mayor Rob Ford celebrates after winning the Ross McDonald trophy with his team the Don Bosco Eagles in Toronto, Ont. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012.

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Mayor Rob Ford speaks to media at city hall following a court decision granting him a stay in Toronto, Ontario Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. The decision allows him to remain in office while lawyers argue his appeal.

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Mayor Rob Ford leaves court during a break in proceedings in Toronto on Jan. 7, 2013. Ford is appealing a conflict of interest judgement against him. The mayor will be removed from office if he loses the appeal. The pending judgement will be released on January 24, 2013.

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