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Images from the Prime Minister's tour of the North to promote economic development and Arctic sovereignty

Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut on Baffin Island, is shown at dusk on Aug. 16, 2009.ANDY CLARK/Reuters

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper walks past members of the Canadian Forces and Coast Guard as he departs Ottawa for his trip north on Monday, Aug. 17, 2009.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper boards his plane before taking off on his Arctic visit.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper is greeted by Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq and Nunvavut Premier Eva Aariak as he arrives in Iqaluit on Aug.17, 2009.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press

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Stephen Harper is escorted off the tarmac by Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq and Nunavut Premier Eva Aariak upon the Prime Minister's arrival.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper's motorcade drives through town during his visit to Iqaluit on Aug. 17, 2009.ANDY CLARK/Reuters

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A security guard looks on as Prime Minister Stephen Harper steps out of an SUV in Iqaluit.ANDY CLARK/Reuters

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The Prime Minister speaks with Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq and John Hussey as he tours the Arctic Winter Games hockey arena in Iqaluit on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper listens to speakers as during an economic development announcement in Iqaluit.Adrian Wyld

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Iqaluit residents Meeka and Akeeshoo carve up a harp seal after a hunt on Aug. 17 2009. Several other hunted seal are covered with boards to protect from the afternoon sun as the pair prepare their food stock for upcoming winter.ANDY CLARK/Reuters

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Iqaluit residents Meeka and Akeeshoo carve up their catch.ANDY CLARK/Reuters

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq and their cabinet colleagues Chuck Strahl, Diane Finley and Jim Prentice eat seal meat on Aug. 18, 2009, while Peter MacKay, Vic Toews and Lisa Raitt look on.Jason Ransom

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A Canadian soldier is framed by the hole in a beached fishing boat after landing near Apex, Nunavut on Baffin Island, on Aug. 18, 2009, as part of a military exercise being held in the North called Operation Nanook.ANDY CLARK/Reuters

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Soldiers march past an old Hudson's Bay trading post after landing on a beach in Apex, Nunavut.ANDY CLARK/Reuters

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The troops head inland near Apex, Nunavut, on Baffin Island.ANDY CLARK/Reuters

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper waves as he sits in the doorway of a Sea King helicopter flying out to HMCS Toronto in Frobisher Bay, Nunavut, on Wednesday Aug.19, 2009.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press

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The Prime Minister leaves a Sea King helicopter on the deck of HMCS Toronto in Frobisher Bay.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper arrives on the deck of HMCS Toronto in Frobisher Bay.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press

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HMCS Toronto sits in the background as Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks with Defence Minister Peter MacKay and General Walter Natynczyk, the Chief of Defence Staff, as they are ferried to HMCS Corner Brook submarine in Frobisher Bay, Nunavut, on Aug. 19, 2009.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Defence Minister Peter McKay and Chief of Defence Staff General Walter Natynczyk approach the submarine HMCS Cornerbrook on Aug. 19, 2009.ANDY CLARK/Reuters

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper waves as he stands aboard HMCS Corner Brook with the submarine's captain, Lieutenant-Commander Alex Kooiman, in Frobisher Bay.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press

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