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In pictures: Torontonians gather for Ford Fest

Thousands united at Thomson Memorial Park Friday night to support Toronto mayor Rob Ford

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Mayor Ford arrives at the 13th Annual Ford Fest being held at Thomson Memorial Park in Scarborough on July 5, 2013.

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Eighty two year-old Mayor Rob Ford supporter, Guy Lachance, tries his free t-shirt for size after signing in at the 13th Annual Ford Fest being held at Thomson Memorial Park in Scarborough.

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford goes to shake the outstretched hands of people at the 13th Annual Ford Fest being held at Thomson Memorial Park in Scarborough on July 5, 2013.

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Harry Leslie carries signs in protest at the entrance to the 13th Annual Ford Fest at being held at Thomson Memorial Park in Scarborough on July 5, 2013.

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford shakes the hand of a supporter at the 13th Annual Ford Fest being held at Thomson Memorial Park in Scarborough on July 5, 2013

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford poses with Chef George Rivera at the 13th Annual Ford Fest being held at Thomson Memorial Park in Scarborough on July 5, 2013.

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Chef George Rivera holds a watermelon he carved at the 13th Annual Ford Fest being held at Thomson Memorial Park in Scarborough on July 5, 2013.

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in the photo tent at the 13th Annual Ford Fest being held at Thomson Memorial Park in Scarborough on July 5, 2013.

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Rob Ford waves to supporters after trying to sing along to a song written for him at the 13th Annual Ford Fest being held at Thomson Memorial Park in Scarborough on July 5, 2013.

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People at the 13th Annual Ford Fest being held at Thomson Memorial Park in Scarborough on July 5, 2013.

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Rob Ford, his mother, left, and some councillors rock to a custom written song for him at the 13th Annual Ford Fest being held at Thomson Memorial Park in Scarborough on July 5, 2013.

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is handed some flowers on behalf of Scarborough at the 13th Annual Ford Fest being held at Thomson Memorial Park in Scarborough on July 5, 2013.

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The lengthy line of people waiting for hamburgers at the 13th Annual Ford Fest at being held at Thomson Memorial Park in Scarborough on July 5, 2013.

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford greets people in the photo tent at the 13th Annual Ford Fest being held at Thomson Memorial Park in Scarborough on July 5, 2013.

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The lengthy line-ups for the beer tent and hamburgers converge at the 13th Annual Ford Fest being held at Thomson Memorial Park in Scarborough on July 5, 2013.

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A long line of people wait as the suns sets to meet and have a picture taken with the Mayor at the 13th Annual Ford Fest being held at Thomson Memorial Park in Scarborough on July 5, 2013.

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Mayor Rob Ford dances with performer Jenny James to end his evening at the 13th Annual Ford Fest at being held at Thomson Memorial Park in Scarborough on July 5, 2013.

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Mayor Rob Ford dances with performer Jenny James to end his evening at the 13th Annual Ford Fest being held at Thomson Memorial Park in Scarborough on July 5, 2013.

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