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Photographs shot for The Globe and Mail have been nominated for the National Pictures of the Year awards, run by the News Photographers Association of Canada. Kevin Van Paassen received two nominations, staff photographer John Lehmann, Michelle Siu and Cole Burston each garnering one nomination each.

Kim Teske, 52, is comforted by sister Marlene at her apartment in Orangeville, Ontario. Kevin Van Paassen received two nominations for a series including this photo; Social Issues and Photo Story.

A protester is arrested by the RCMP at an anti-pipeline protest camp on Burnaby Mountain in Burnaby, British Columbia. John Lehmann received a nomination in the Spot News category.

Thalidomide victim Bernadette Bainbridge, who is completely reliant on her elderly parents, is photographed at her home in Whitby, Ontario. This photo by Michelle Siu received a nomination in the Personality/Portrait category.

An officer runs across Wellington Street as RCMP and Ottawa Police officers search for a gunman following reports of a shooting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. This photo by Cole Burston is nominated in the Spot News category.

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