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In pictures: Rob Ford campaign launch party

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Mayor Rob Ford address the crowd of supporters at his mayoral campaign kick-off at the Toronto Congress Centre in Toronto Thursday, April 17, 2014.

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A man signs up for a free Ford Nation t-shirt before entering Rob Ford's mayoral campaign kick-off at the Toronto Congress Centre in Toronto Thursday, April 17, 2014.

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Volunteers stand watch over Rob Ford bobble head dolls at Ford's mayoral campaign kick-off at the Toronto Congress Centre in Toronto Thursday, April 17, 2014.

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Supporters purchase Rob Ford paraphernalia such as keychains, foam fingers, and drinking cups at Ford's mayoral campaign kick-off at the Toronto Congress Centre in Toronto Thursday, April 17, 2014.

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Supporters line-up to enter Rob Ford's mayoral campaign kick-off at the Toronto Congress Centre in Toronto Thursday, April 17, 2014.

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Rob Ford supporters pose on a firetruck filled with signage at Ford's mayoral campaign kick-off at the Toronto Congress Centre in Toronto Thursday, April 17, 2014.

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A Rob Ford supporter looks at a sign at Ford's mayoral campaign kick-off at the Toronto Congress Centre in Toronto Thursday, April 17, 2014.

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Mayor Rob Ford laughs after a supporter put a head covering on him at Ford's mayoral campaign kick-off at the Toronto Congress Centre in Toronto Thursday, April 17, 2014.

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A Rob Ford supporter drinks a beer before Ford's mayoral campaign kick-off at the Toronto Congress Centre in Toronto Thursday, April 17, 2014.

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Rob Ford, right, is puled aside by his nephew Michael, as supporters line-up to meet him at Ford's mayoral campaign kick-off at the Toronto Congress Centre in Toronto Thursday, April 17, 2014.

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A Rob Ford supporter before Ford's campaign kick-off at the Toronto Congress Centre in Toronto Thursday, April 17, 2014.

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An elderly man wears a Rob Ford flag in his cap at Ford's mayoral campaign kick-off at the Toronto Congress Centre in Toronto Thursday, April 17, 2014.

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Rob Ford supporters hold signs as Ford is seen on a video screen addressing the crowd during his mayoral campaign kick-off at the Toronto Congress Centre in Toronto Thursday, April 17, 2014.

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Mayor Rob Ford address the crowd of supporters at his mayoral campaign kick-off at the Toronto Congress Centre in Toronto Thursday, April 17, 2014.

Darren Calabrese

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Mayor Rob Ford address the crowd of supporters at his mayoral campaign kick-off at the Toronto Congress Centre in Toronto Thursday, April 17, 2014.

Darren Calabrese

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A Rob Ford supporter poses while attending Mayor Ford's mayoral campaign kick-off at the Toronto Congress Centre in Toronto Thursday, April 17, 2014.

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Mayor Rob Ford is escorted to the stage to address the crowd at his mayoral campaign kick-off at the Toronto Congress Centre in Toronto Thursday, April 17, 2014.

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