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<p>Para-gliders take advantage of clear weather and a light breeze to practice with their sails on the beach at Spanish Banks in Vancouver, British Columbia September 26, 2006.       REUTERS/Andy Clark</p>

Para-gliders take advantage of clear weather and a light breeze to practice with their sails on the beach at Spanish Banks in Vancouver, British Columbia September 26, 2006. REUTERS/Andy Clark

Para-gliders take advantage of clear weather and a light breeze to practice with their sails on the beach at Spanish Banks in Vancouver, British Columbia September 26, 2006. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>People enter the new Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia April 29, 2009.      REUTERS/Andy Clark   </p>

People enter the new Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia April 29, 2009. REUTERS/Andy Clark

People enter the new Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia April 29, 2009. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>With downtown Vancouver enveloped in an early morning mist, a jogger takes a break while running on the seawall in Stanley Park, October 18, 2002. REUTERS/Andy Clark </p>

With downtown Vancouver enveloped in an early morning mist, a jogger takes a break while running on the seawall in Stanley Park, October 18, 2002. REUTERS/Andy Clark

With downtown Vancouver enveloped in an early morning mist, a jogger takes a break while running on the seawall in Stanley Park, October 18, 2002. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>Snowboarders ride a chair lift on one of the many snow runs during night skiing on Grouse Mountain with the city of Vancouver, British Columbia down below February 12, 2009.     REUTERS/Andy Clark        </p>

Snowboarders ride a chair lift on one of the many snow runs during night skiing on Grouse Mountain with the city of Vancouver, British Columbia down below February 12, 2009. REUTERS/Andy Clark

Snowboarders ride a chair lift on one of the many snow runs during night skiing on Grouse Mountain with the city of Vancouver, British Columbia down below February 12, 2009. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>People out for a walk cast their shadows on the English Bay bathhouse at sunset in Vancouver, British Columbia January 30, 2006. REUTERS/Andy Clark</p>

People out for a walk cast their shadows on the English Bay bathhouse at sunset in Vancouver, British Columbia January 30, 2006. REUTERS/Andy Clark

People out for a walk cast their shadows on the English Bay bathhouse at sunset in Vancouver, British Columbia January 30, 2006. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>Choreographer Ann-Marie Holmes (R) watches as National Ballet of Canada principal dancer Sonia Rodriguez rehearses at the Goh Ballet Academy in Vancouver, British Columbia October 2, 2009.  REUTERS/Andy Clark  </p>

Choreographer Ann-Marie Holmes (R) watches as National Ballet of Canada principal dancer Sonia Rodriguez rehearses at the Goh Ballet Academy in Vancouver, British Columbia October 2, 2009. REUTERS/Andy Clark

Choreographer Ann-Marie Holmes (R) watches as National Ballet of Canada principal dancer Sonia Rodriguez rehearses at the Goh Ballet Academy in Vancouver, British Columbia October 2, 2009. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>Mikhail Lennikov looks over paperwork related to his deportation case while sitting in the First Lutheran Church in Vancouver, British Columbia September 1, 2009. REUTERS/Andy Clark    </p>

Mikhail Lennikov looks over paperwork related to his deportation case while sitting in the First Lutheran Church in Vancouver, British Columbia September 1, 2009. REUTERS/Andy Clark

Mikhail Lennikov looks over paperwork related to his deportation case while sitting in the First Lutheran Church in Vancouver, British Columbia September 1, 2009. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>Fireworks explode along the waterfront of Vancouver, British Columbia during Canada Day, celebrating the nation's 142nd birthday July 1, 2009.        REUTERS/Andy Clark     </p>

Fireworks explode along the waterfront of Vancouver, British Columbia during Canada Day, celebrating the nation's 142nd birthday July 1, 2009. REUTERS/Andy Clark

Fireworks explode along the waterfront of Vancouver, British Columbia during Canada Day, celebrating the nation's 142nd birthday July 1, 2009. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>Boxing Day shoppers both inside and outside head out in snowy Vancouver, British Columbia December 26, 2008.       REUTERS/Andy Clark    </p>

Boxing Day shoppers both inside and outside head out in snowy Vancouver, British Columbia December 26, 2008. REUTERS/Andy Clark

Boxing Day shoppers both inside and outside head out in snowy Vancouver, British Columbia December 26, 2008. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>A worker stands on a glass roof while cleaning it at the new convention centre in Vancouver, British Columbia June 3, 2009. The glass roof allows natural light to spill into the lower levels of the building.         REUTERS/Andy Clark     </p>

A worker stands on a glass roof while cleaning it at the new convention centre in Vancouver, British Columbia June 3, 2009. The glass roof allows natural light to spill into the lower levels of the building. REUTERS/Andy Clark

A worker stands on a glass roof while cleaning it at the new convention centre in Vancouver, British Columbia June 3, 2009. The glass roof allows natural light to spill into the lower levels of the building. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>The downtown core of Vancouver, British Columbia is seen in the background as tourists take in the view from Cypress Mountain on the north shore in a photo taken June 4, 2003.   REUTERS/Andy Clark</p>

The downtown core of Vancouver, British Columbia is seen in the background as tourists take in the view from Cypress Mountain on the north shore in a photo taken June 4, 2003. REUTERS/Andy Clark

The downtown core of Vancouver, British Columbia is seen in the background as tourists take in the view from Cypress Mountain on the north shore in a photo taken June 4, 2003. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>The Olympic rings created from cans of tuna and salmon sits on display in Vancouver, British Columbia April 29, 2009.    REUTERS/Andy Clark    </p>

The Olympic rings created from cans of tuna and salmon sits on display in Vancouver, British Columbia April 29, 2009. REUTERS/Andy Clark

The Olympic rings created from cans of tuna and salmon sits on display in Vancouver, British Columbia April 29, 2009. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>A reveler in a costume stands on a balcony while taking part in the annual Parade of Lost Souls in Vancouver, British Columbia October 27, 2007.      REUTERS/Andy Clark     </p>

A reveler in a costume stands on a balcony while taking part in the annual Parade of Lost Souls in Vancouver, British Columbia October 27, 2007. REUTERS/Andy Clark

A reveler in a costume stands on a balcony while taking part in the annual Parade of Lost Souls in Vancouver, British Columbia October 27, 2007. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>A man stands along the seawall  in Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia November 5, 2007, to watch a seaplane take off in the early morning fog. The top of the Canada Place Convention Centre is seen in the background.              REUTERS/Andy Clark     </p>

A man stands along the seawall in Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia November 5, 2007, to watch a seaplane take off in the early morning fog. The top of the Canada Place Convention Centre is seen in the background. REUTERS/Andy...more

A man stands along the seawall in Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia November 5, 2007, to watch a seaplane take off in the early morning fog. The top of the Canada Place Convention Centre is seen in the background. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>With Grouse Mountain rising in the background the downtown core of Vancouver, British Columbia is shown after a rare snowfall in a photo taken January 2002. REUTERS/Andy Clark</p>

With Grouse Mountain rising in the background the downtown core of Vancouver, British Columbia is shown after a rare snowfall in a photo taken January 2002. REUTERS/Andy Clark

With Grouse Mountain rising in the background the downtown core of Vancouver, British Columbia is shown after a rare snowfall in a photo taken January 2002. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>Native women chant during a march in the rundown lower eastside in Vancouver, British Columbia February 14, 2007. REUTERS/Andy Clark       </p>

Native women chant during a march in the rundown lower eastside in Vancouver, British Columbia February 14, 2007. REUTERS/Andy Clark

Native women chant during a march in the rundown lower eastside in Vancouver, British Columbia February 14, 2007. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>Aurora, a 20-year-old Beluga whale, swims with her newborn calf after giving birth at the Vancouver Aquarium in Vancouver, British Columbia June 7, 2009.    REUTERS/Andy Clark  </p>

Aurora, a 20-year-old Beluga whale, swims with her newborn calf after giving birth at the Vancouver Aquarium in Vancouver, British Columbia June 7, 2009. REUTERS/Andy Clark

Aurora, a 20-year-old Beluga whale, swims with her newborn calf after giving birth at the Vancouver Aquarium in Vancouver, British Columbia June 7, 2009. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>A group of beach goers take advantage of a warm day to play volleyball in Vancouver's Jericho Beach, May 14, 2002. REUTERS/Andy Clark</p>

A group of beach goers take advantage of a warm day to play volleyball in Vancouver's Jericho Beach, May 14, 2002. REUTERS/Andy Clark

A group of beach goers take advantage of a warm day to play volleyball in Vancouver's Jericho Beach, May 14, 2002. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>A mirror embedded in a hedge reflects a jogger in Vancouver, British Columbia May 20, 2009. REUTERS/Andy Clark    </p>

A mirror embedded in a hedge reflects a jogger in Vancouver, British Columbia May 20, 2009. REUTERS/Andy Clark

A mirror embedded in a hedge reflects a jogger in Vancouver, British Columbia May 20, 2009. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>A passenger aboard the BC Ferry Queen of Oak Bay takes pictures at dusk as the ferry leaves Departure Bay on Vancouver Island heading for Horseshoe Bay on the British Columbia mainland May 17, 2009. REUTERS/Andy Clark </p>

A passenger aboard the BC Ferry Queen of Oak Bay takes pictures at dusk as the ferry leaves Departure Bay on Vancouver Island heading for Horseshoe Bay on the British Columbia mainland May 17, 2009. REUTERS/Andy Clark

A passenger aboard the BC Ferry Queen of Oak Bay takes pictures at dusk as the ferry leaves Departure Bay on Vancouver Island heading for Horseshoe Bay on the British Columbia mainland May 17, 2009. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>A sockeye salmon jumps out of the water while others gather in the shallows of the Adams River near Chase, British Columbia northeast of Vancouver October 11, 2006.     REUTERS/Andy Clark </p>

A sockeye salmon jumps out of the water while others gather in the shallows of the Adams River near Chase, British Columbia northeast of Vancouver October 11, 2006. REUTERS/Andy Clark

A sockeye salmon jumps out of the water while others gather in the shallows of the Adams River near Chase, British Columbia northeast of Vancouver October 11, 2006. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>The downtown core of Vancouver and the Lions Gate Bridge rise above a morning fog in this view from Cypress Mountain in West Vancouver, British Columbia November 17, 2008.              REUTERS/Andy Clark     </p>

The downtown core of Vancouver and the Lions Gate Bridge rise above a morning fog in this view from Cypress Mountain in West Vancouver, British Columbia November 17, 2008. REUTERS/Andy Clark

The downtown core of Vancouver and the Lions Gate Bridge rise above a morning fog in this view from Cypress Mountain in West Vancouver, British Columbia November 17, 2008. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>Visitors at the University of British Columbia's Botanical Garden walk along a newly opened forest canopy walkway in Vancouver, British Columbia August 22, 2008. The 308-metre walkway, reaching heights of up to 17 metres, winds its way through the treetops offering a bird's eye view of a Pacific coastal rainforest.      REUTERS/Andy Clark    </p>

Visitors at the University of British Columbia's Botanical Garden walk along a newly opened forest canopy walkway in Vancouver, British Columbia August 22, 2008. The 308-metre walkway, reaching heights of up to 17 metres, winds its way through the...more

Visitors at the University of British Columbia's Botanical Garden walk along a newly opened forest canopy walkway in Vancouver, British Columbia August 22, 2008. The 308-metre walkway, reaching heights of up to 17 metres, winds its way through the treetops offering a bird's eye view of a Pacific coastal rainforest. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>The remains of Canadian soldier Pte. Robert Costall, who died in action in Afghanistan last week, leaves on a ferry up Howe Sound from Horsehoe Bay terminal in West Vancouver, British Columbia April 4, 2006.  REUTERS/Andy Clark</p>

The remains of Canadian soldier Pte. Robert Costall, who died in action in Afghanistan last week, leaves on a ferry up Howe Sound from Horsehoe Bay terminal in West Vancouver, British Columbia April 4, 2006. REUTERS/Andy Clark

The remains of Canadian soldier Pte. Robert Costall, who died in action in Afghanistan last week, leaves on a ferry up Howe Sound from Horsehoe Bay terminal in West Vancouver, British Columbia April 4, 2006. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>A couple take a late night walk in a North Vancouver park during a winter storm, December 30, 2003.  Picture taken December 30, 2003. REUTERS/Andy Clark   </p>

A couple take a late night walk in a North Vancouver park during a winter storm, December 30, 2003. Picture taken December 30, 2003. REUTERS/Andy Clark

A couple take a late night walk in a North Vancouver park during a winter storm, December 30, 2003. Picture taken December 30, 2003. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>Sport fishermen try their luck fishing for slamon near the mouth of the Capilano River, in West Vancouver, on August 12, 2003.  REUTERS/Andy Clark</p>

Sport fishermen try their luck fishing for slamon near the mouth of the Capilano River, in West Vancouver, on August 12, 2003. REUTERS/Andy Clark

Sport fishermen try their luck fishing for slamon near the mouth of the Capilano River, in West Vancouver, on August 12, 2003. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>A man sits in Vancouver's Stanley Park looking out onto English Bay with several anchored ships August 5, 2002. The ships are anchored waiting their turn to enter the inner harbor to load or off load their cargo. REUTERS/Andy Clark</p>

A man sits in Vancouver's Stanley Park looking out onto English Bay with several anchored ships August 5, 2002. The ships are anchored waiting their turn to enter the inner harbor to load or off load their cargo. REUTERS/Andy Clark

A man sits in Vancouver's Stanley Park looking out onto English Bay with several anchored ships August 5, 2002. The ships are anchored waiting their turn to enter the inner harbor to load or off load their cargo. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>Portions of the Lions Gate Bridge, Stanley Park and the downtown core of Vancouver, British Columbia rise out of an evening mist following sunset, October 26, 2003.  REUTERS/AndyClark </p>

Portions of the Lions Gate Bridge, Stanley Park and the downtown core of Vancouver, British Columbia rise out of an evening mist following sunset, October 26, 2003. REUTERS/AndyClark

Portions of the Lions Gate Bridge, Stanley Park and the downtown core of Vancouver, British Columbia rise out of an evening mist following sunset, October 26, 2003. REUTERS/AndyClark

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