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Photos: Toronto library employees on strike

Toronto's 2,300 library employees walked off the job after 5 p.m. Sunday, shuttering 98 branches to bibliophiles across the city.

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Toronto Public Library workers march outside Toronto Reference Library on March 19, 2012 after talks with the city stalled on the weekend. Toronto's 2,300 library employees walked off the job after 5 p.m. Sunday, shuttering 98 branches to bibliophiles across the city.

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Toronto Public Library workers march outside Toronto Reference Library on March 19, 2012 after talks with the city stalled on the weekend. Toronto's 2,300 library employees walked off the job after 5 p.m. Sunday, shuttering 98 branches to bibliophiles across the city.

Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail/Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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Toronto Public Library workers march outside Toronto City Hall on March 19, 2012 after talks with the city stalled on the weekend. Toronto's 2,300 library employees walked off the job after 5 p.m. Sunday, shuttering 98 branches to bibliophiles across the city.

Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail/Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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Toronto Public Library workers march outside Toronto Reference Library on March 19, 2012 after talks with the city stalled on the weekend. Toronto's 2,300 library employees walked off the job after 5 p.m. Sunday, shuttering 98 branches to bibliophiles across the city.

Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail/Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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Maureen O'Reilly (centre behind microphone), president of CUPE Local 4948, addresses Toronto public library workers gathered outside City Hall on March 19, 2012. Toronto's 2,300 library employees walked off the job after 5 p.m. Sunday, shuttering 98 branches across the city.

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Toronto Public Library workers march outside Toronto City Hall on March 19, 2012 after talks with the city stalled on the weekend. Toronto's 2,300 library employees walked off the job after 5 p.m. Sunday, shuttering 98 branches to bibliophiles across the city.

Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail/Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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Toronto Public Library workers march outside Toronto Reference Library on March 19, 2012 after talks with the city stalled on the weekend. Toronto's 2,300 library employees walked off the job after 5 p.m. Sunday, shuttering 98 branches to bibliophiles across the city.

Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail/Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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Toronto Public Library workers march outside Toronto City Hall on March 19, 2012 after talks with the city stalled on the weekend. Toronto's 2,300 library employees walked off the job after 5 p.m. Sunday, shuttering 98 branches to bibliophiles across the city.

Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail/Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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Toronto Public Library workers march outside Toronto City Hall on March 19, 2012 after talks with the city stalled on the weekend. Toronto's 2,300 library employees walked off the job after 5 p.m. Sunday, shuttering 98 branches to bibliophiles across the city.

Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail/Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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Toronto Public Library workers march outside Toronto City Hall on March 19, 2012 after talks with the city stalled on the weekend. Toronto's 2,300 library employees walked off the job after 5 p.m. Sunday, shuttering 98 branches to bibliophiles across the city.

Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail/Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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Toronto Public Library workers march outside Toronto City Hall on March 19, 2012 after talks with the city stalled on the weekend. Toronto's 2,300 library employees walked off the job after 5 p.m. Sunday, shuttering 98 branches to bibliophiles across the city.

Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail/Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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Toronto Public Library workers march outside Toronto Reference Library on March 19, 2012 after talks with the city stalled on the weekend. Toronto's 2,300 library employees walked off the job after 5 p.m. Sunday, shuttering 98 branches to bibliophiles across the city.

Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail/Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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Toronto Public Library workers march outside Toronto Reference Library on March 19, 2012 after talks with the city stalled on the weekend. Toronto's 2,300 library employees walked off the job after 5 p.m. Sunday, shuttering 98 branches to bibliophiles across the city.

Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail/Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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