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Mayor Rob Ford wipes his forhead while reading a written apology to Toronto Star Reporter Daniel Dale for comments he made during an interview with Conrad Black, during the meeting at City Hall in Toronto on Dec. 17, 2013.

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford apologizes multiple times as Councillor Georgio Mammoliti looks on during the council meeting at City Hall in Toronto on Dec. 17, 2013.

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Mayor Rob Ford laughs with Councillor Georgio Mammoliti after making multiple apologies during the council meeting at City Hall in Toronto on Dec. 17, 2013 over comments he made the day before.

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Mayor Rob Ford gives a thumbs down to one of the motions being voted on at Toronto City Hall during the last scheduled council meeting before Christmas on 17, 2013.

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Mayor Rob Ford takes a sip of his drink at Toronto City Hall during the last scheduled council meeting before Christmas on 17, 2013.

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Mayor Rob Ford wipes his face with a towel as he comes back from working out during a break of council at City Hall in Toronto on Dec. 17, 2013.

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Mayor Rob Ford checks his weight with his lawyer Dennis Morris at his side after a workout at the gym at Toronto City Hall before returning to the last scheduled council meeting before Christmas on December 17, 2013.

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Mayor Rob Ford, and other councillors and staff, dance during a musical presentation by by Jay Douglas, on vocals, Bobby Hsu on saxophone, and Joe Palawan on keyboards at Toronto City Hall during the last scheduled council meeting before Christmas on 17, 2013.

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Mayor Rob Ford, and other councillors and staff, dance during a musical presentation at Toronto City Hall during the last scheduled council meeting before Christmas on 17, 2013.

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Mayor Rob Ford, and other councillors and staff, dance during a musical presentation at Toronto City Hall during the last scheduled council meeting before Christmas on 17, 2013.

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Mayor Rob Ford wipes his brow after dancing during a musical presentation by Jay Douglas, on vocals, Bobby Hsu on saxaphone, and Joe Palawan on keyboards at Toronto City Hall during the last scheduled council meeting before Christmas on 17, 2013.

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