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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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is surrounded by the media as he waits for an elevator outside his office at Toronto City Hall on November 15. Geoff Robins /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford as he faced reporters questions Thursday. Mark Blinch /Reuters/Landov hide caption

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