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Canadians across the nation celebrated Canada’s 147th birthday with parades, flags and face paint

Canadians across the country celebrated Canada Day with parades, flags and face paint on Tuesday. Canada turns 147 years old today and celebrations are planned in towns and cities from coast to coast. Last week, we asked readers to share some of their favourite things about Canada.

A young girl enjoys the festivities during the annual Canada Day parade in Montreal, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (Graham Hughes/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

A Canadian flag is unveiled on the field before the Toronto Blue Jays take on the Milwaukee Brewers in interleague baseball action as they mark Canada Day in Toronto on Tuesday July 1 , 2014. (Chris Young/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Members of the Indian community entertain the crowd during the annual Canada Day parade in Montreal, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (Graham Hughes/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Canada's Governor General David Johnston inspects the honour guard during Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa July 1, 2014. (Chris Wattie/REUTERS)

Members of the Iranian community entertain the crowd during the annual Canada Day parade in Montreal, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (Graham Hughes/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Canadian fans hold up flags for the men's singles tennis match between Milos Raonic of Canada and Kei Nishikori of Japan at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London July 1, 2014. (Stefan Wermuth/REUTERS)

Members of the Chinese community participate in the annual Canada Day parade in Montreal, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (Graham Hughes/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Prime Minister Stephen Harper smiles as has his picture taken with a Canada Day celebrant on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday July 1, 2014. (Fred Chartrand/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Boys wave the Canadian flags during Canada Day on the East York Canada Day Parade route in Toronto July 1, 2014. (MARK BLINCH/REUTERS)

A man with a Canada Day message on his back looks on during the annual Canada Day parade in Montreal, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (Graham Hughes/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

A woman wears sunglasses in the shape of Canadian flags during Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa July 1, 2014. (Chris Wattie/REUTERS)

Crowds of people peer over gates of Parliament Hill to get photos and a look at dignitaries and Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday July 1, 2014. (Fred Chartrand/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Seven-year-old Scott Sandilands competes in the sack race during Canada Day celebrations in Cremona, Alta., Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (Jeff McIntosh/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

A man wearing a Canadian flag on his back takes in the view of the harbour and north shore mountains during Canada Day celebrations in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday July 1, 2014. (Darryl Dyck/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

A young fan holds a flag as the Toronto crowd celebrate Canada Day during interleague baseball action between Toronto Blue Jays and Milwaukee Brewers in Toronto on Tuesday July 1 , 2014. (Chris Young/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

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