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Mark Carney, 47, is leaving the Bank of Canada to become governor of one of the world’s oldest central banks, the Bank of England. The former Goldman Sachs investment banker who took over Canada’s central bank in 2008, will lead the Bank of England starting in July, 2013. He is widely respected for steering Canada's economy through the global financial crisis, and among Canadians, for his charm and winning smile. Here are our photo editor's picks of the best photos of the central bank governor.

Mark Carney, then Canada’s senior associate deputy minister of finance, in Ottawa in 2004.

Bill Grimshaw/The Globe and Mail

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Mark Carney at the 2007 IMF/World Bank Spring meeting with then Bank of Canada Governor, David Dodge, left, and Finance Minister Jim Flaherty.

Lawrence Jackson/The Associated Press

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Bank of Canada Governor David Dodge jokes with incoming Governor Mark Carney following his final policy speech as the governor Monday, on Dec. 10, 2007 in Toronto.

Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press

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Finance Minister Jim Flaherty (left) shakes hands with incoming Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney. Prime Minister Stephen Harper stands behind during a meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Jan. 31, 2008.

Tom Hanson/The Canadian Press

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Mark Carney leaves The Globe and Mail in 2010.

Peter Power/The Globe and Mail

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Mark Carney at a Toronto press conference in 2009.

Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press

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Mark Carney takes a ride on a dog sled before the start of the G7 finance ministers' meeting in Iqaluit, Nunavut, on Feb. 5, 2010.


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Mark Carney a Vancouver Board of Trade luncheon in June, 2011.

DARRYL DYCK/The Globe and Mail

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Mark Carney walks past a replication of the new Canadian $100 bill made of polymer in November, 2011.


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Mark Carney attends a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in January, 2012.

Michel Euler/The Associated Press

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Mark Carney attends at a G20 finance ministers and central bank governors family photograph during the International Monetary Fund and World Bank annual spring meetings in Washington, D.C., in April , 2012.

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

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Mark Carney speaks to the Canadian Club in Toronto in May, 2012. Carney received the club’s "Canadian of the Year" award.

Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press

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Mark Carney addresses the annual convention of the Canadian Auto Workers Union in Toronto on August 22, 2012.

Peter Power/The Globe and Mail

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Mark Carney addresses delegates at the Changing Fortunes Global Economies meeting at the Spruce Meadows round table in Calgary, in September, 2012.


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Mark Carney gives the opening address at the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance Conference in Nanaimo, B.C., in October, 2012.

CHAD HIPOLITO/The Canadian Press

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Mark Carney holds new Canadian $20 bill at the Canadian War Museum gift shop in Ottawa on Nov. 7, 2012.


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Mark Carney shakes hands with Finance Minister Jim Flaherty following a news conference announcing his decision to accept the top job at the Bank of England in Ottawa on Nov. 26, 2012.


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New Governor of the Bank of Canada Mark Carney makes his way from Parliament Hill to the Bank of Canada in Ottawa on Jan. 31, 2008.

Sean Kilpatrick/The Globe and Mail

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Mark Carney speaks beside Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty (right) during a press conference at the G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting in Tokyo on Feb. 9, 2008.

Shuji Kajiyama/The Associated Press

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Mark Carney walks back to his office following a news conference in Ottawa in April, 2008.

Tom Hanson/The Canadian Press

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Mark Carney arrives for a news conference following the release of the Monetary Policy Report in Ottawa in July, 2008.


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Mark Carney in Montreal in September, 2008.

Christinne Muschi/Reuters

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