Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, seen here in December 2013, announced Friday that he was withdrawing his re-election bid to seek treatment for an abdominal tumor. Chris Young/The Canadian Press hide caption

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The Erebus and the Terror among icebergs, as illustrated in The Polar World by G. Hartwig in 1874. Sir John Franklin, British naval officer and arctic explorer, commanded the 1845 expedition of the ships to search for the Northwest Passage. All members of the expedition perished. G. Hartwig/Universal History Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Police officers take cover behind their vehicles in Moncton, New Brunswick, on Wednesday. Three police officers were shot dead and two others were injured in a shooting Wednesday night; Canadian police are searching for the suspected gunman. Ron Ward via the Canadian Press/AP/Moncton Times & Transcript hide caption

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The World Trade Organization has maintained the EU's ban on products from Canada's seal hunt. Earlier this year, activists from PETA simulated slaughtering a seal in a protest at the Canadian Consulate in Los Angeles. Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Farley Mowat arrives on the Red Carpet outside the Canon Theatre during the 2010 Canada Walk of Fame Tribute in downtown Toronto, Ontario, in October 2010. Mowat died Tuesday at age 92. Heinz Ruckemann/UPI/Landov hide caption

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Royal Canadian Mounted Police investigators canvass the London, Ontario, neighborhood around the home of Stephen Solis-Reyes, who has been charged in connection with exploiting the "Heartbleed" bug. Geoff Robins/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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U.S. and Canadian fans attend the women's hockey gold medal game in Sochi Thursday. A recent Gallup poll finds that Americans see Canada in the most favorable light, compared to other countries. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images hide caption

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Plants for auction at GCSurplus, the Canadian Government's site for the sale of surplus goods. Plants from the House of Commons may soon join them. Courtesy of Public Works And Government Services Canada hide caption

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Jan. 23: Ice covers the remains of a home for seniors in L'Isle-Verte, Quebec. A fire there killed at least 27 people. Authorities fear another five people also died. Remi Senechal/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Travelers at Pearson International Airport in Toronto earlier this month. At an unnamed airport, Canada's spy agency tested a program that allowed them to track those who took advantage of free Wi-Fi. Aaron Harris /Reuters/Landov hide caption

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There was quite a commotion Wednesday night in Toronto when pop star Justin Bieber (center) arrived at a police station to be charged in connection with the alleged assault on a limo driver. Alex Urosevic/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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