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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaks during a press conference to advocate relief for the people in the Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 in Toronto. A defiant Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said Tuesday he'll fight any attempt to try force him to take a leave of absence and vowed his first council meeting since he admitted smoking crack will be a raucous affair. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Mark Blinch)
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaks during a press conference to advocate relief for the people in the Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 in Toronto. A defiant Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said Tuesday he'll fight any attempt to try force him to take a leave of absence and vowed his first council meeting since he admitted smoking crack will be a raucous affair. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Mark Blinch)

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