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In pictures: Men walk a mile in her shoes to raise violence awareness

Toronto's fourth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, an event in which men walk one mile in women’s shoes to raise awareness about violence against women

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A group of personal trainers from Goodlife Fitness prepare at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto for the fourth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes on September 27, 2012, an event in which men walk one mile in women’s shoes to raise awareness about violence against women.

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Nick Rodrigue wears a pair of red pumps while making last-minute preparations on September 27, 2012 at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto. He’s director of development for the White Ribbon Campaign, in which men work to end violence against woman, and brought this event to Toronto four years ago.

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A participant in Toronto’s fourth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event to raise awareness about violence against women, September 27, 2012.

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A participant in Toronto’s fourth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event to raise awareness about violence against women, September 27, 2012.

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Participants in Toronto’s fourth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event to raise awareness about violence against women, September 27, 2012.

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Participants in Toronto’s fourth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event to raise awareness about violence against women, September 27, 2012.

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Paul Lewis, a 51-year-old Dundas, Ont. native who served in the U.S. Marines for 22 years, said his feet were tender after the walk, but “it was for a good cause.”

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Participants in Toronto’s fourth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event to raise awareness about violence against women, September 27, 2012.

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Participants in Toronto’s fourth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event to raise awareness about violence against women, September 27, 2012.

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Participants from Realstar Group show off their decorated shoes at Toronto’s fourth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event to raise awareness about violence against women, September 27, 2012.

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Brad Watson listens to the speeches before Toronto’s fourth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event to raise awareness about violence against women, September 27, 2012.

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Ansh Sanyal stretches to try to relieve his first calf cramp during Toronto’s fourth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event to raise awareness about violence against women, September 27, 2012.

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Jay Bone takes a photo of his own shoes and the sockettes he knit himself at Toronto’s fourth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event to raise awareness about violence against women, September 27, 2012.

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Jay Bone, in black pumps and red sockettes, takes a photo of his friend, Lawrence Orto, in blue peacock shoes, during Toronto’s fourth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event to raise awareness about violence against women, September 27, 2012.

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Lawrence Orto takes part in Toronto’s fourth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event to raise awareness about violence against women, September 27, 2012.

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A participant’s regular shoes during Toronto’s fourth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event to raise awareness about violence against women, September 27, 2012.

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