• The lights of the aurora borealis over Lake Winnipeg at Victoria Beach late at night on March 18th. A geomagnetic storm sent solar rays soaring into the Earth's atmosphere, leading to significant northern lights activity that was visible across much of North America March 18 and 19th. (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
  • (Front to back) Risa Shatford, Nadia Minkevich, and Wayne Shatford head into the lake to cool off at Lake of the Woods. July 27, 2014
  • Palestinian supporters hold a rally at the Manitoba Legislative Building. July 14, 2014.

This image is from a rally against the Israel bombing of Gaza. It reminds me of the freedom we still have in this country to gather freely, unlike those who live under unjust regimes and occupation. — John Woods
  • As a photojournalist, our job is to take pictures that tell stories.  If those photos evoke emotion in the viewer, then better yet.  The photo that moves me the most this past year is that of Bradley Bone, the 16-year-old pall bearer at Tina Fontaine's funeral who stepped outside his comfort zone to give her one last hug goodbye. On Aug. 23, I attended Tina Fontaine's funeral in Sagkeeng First Nation. After the formal service was over, the six pallbearers, all cousins of Tina, had gathered around her casket quietly, waiting for the hearse to arrive. Bradley Bone, one of the pallbearers, referred to Tina as his 'little sister.'  I had asked the family ahead of time if I could photograph Tina's final journey and they agreed. It was during this time of waiting that Bradley, unable to hold back his emotions any longer, made a bold move to say goodbye in his own way to Tina by wrapping his arms around her coffin and laying his body across its case. It was an impromptu show of affection that happened so quickly, I barely caught a few frames on my camera. There wasn't any time to analyze my position, check the lighting, or even crop the photo. The heartfelt display of emotion was quick, raw and fleeting; I couldn't risk missing it by moving. As the family could not have an open casket funeral due to her being pulled from the damaging waters of the Red River and the monstrous crime committed against her, the closest Bradley could get to her to say goodbye, one last time, was to hug her casket. This image to me is symbolic, for as this teenage boy wrapped his arms around his little cousin one last time, so too has a nation wrapped their arms around the issue of murdered and missing aboriginal women in our nation.  - Ruth Bonneville
  • In April 2014 I followed exotic dancer Aurora Sky at work and at home with her two young boys. To document her life dancing in the nude in various bars around Winnipeg I photographed one performance where I had permission, and behind the scenes with her family. This was my favourite photo, captured while Aurora was getting ready in a small hotel room designated for dancers competing in the Miss Nude Winnipeg Contest at Teasers Burlesque palace.

Images from around the world chosen by the photo desk at the Winnipeg Free Press.

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  • March 23, 2011

    Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011)

    Elizabeth Taylor, the violet-eyed film goddess whose sultry screen persona, stormy personal life and enduring fame and glamour made her one of the last of the classic movie stars and a template for the modern celebrity, died Wednesday at age 79. - AP

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  • Elizabeth Taylor.  (CNW GROUP PHOTO/House of Taylor Jewelry)

    Elizabeth Taylor. (CNW GROUP PHOTO/House of Taylor Jewelry) Photo Store

  • In a 1944 file photo, young actress Elizabeth Taylor is seen during the time that she was filming

    In a 1944 file photo, young actress Elizabeth Taylor is seen during the time that she was filming "National Velvet". (AP Photo/File) Photo Store

  • In this April 19, 1961 file photo, actress Elizabeth Taylor holds the Oscar she won as 1960's best film actress for her role in

    In this April 19, 1961 file photo, actress Elizabeth Taylor holds the Oscar she won as 1960's best film actress for her role in "Butterfield 8," while speaking with reporters in Hollywood, Calif. (AP Photo/File) Photo Store

  • In this 1943 file photo, 11- year-old Elizabeth Taylor is shown with Lassie around the time of her performance in

    In this 1943 file photo, 11- year-old Elizabeth Taylor is shown with Lassie around the time of her performance in "Lassie Comes Home" in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/File) Photo Store

  • This May 8, 1962 file photo shows actress Elizabeth Taylor on the set of the movie

    This May 8, 1962 file photo shows actress Elizabeth Taylor on the set of the movie "Cleopatra," in Rome. (AP Photo/Girolamo DiMajo, File) Photo Store

  • This Sept. 1946 file photo shows Elizabeth Taylor.  (AP Photo/File)

    This Sept. 1946 file photo shows Elizabeth Taylor. (AP Photo/File) Photo Store

  • This 1961 file photo shows actress Elizabeth Taylor in the film

    This 1961 file photo shows actress Elizabeth Taylor in the film "Butterfield 8" in 1961. (AP Photo/File) Photo Store

  • In this 1963 film still image originally released by 20th Century Fox, actress Elizabeth Taylor portrays Cleopatra in this photo from Joseph L. Mankiewiez' 1963 film,

    In this 1963 film still image originally released by 20th Century Fox, actress Elizabeth Taylor portrays Cleopatra in this photo from Joseph L. Mankiewiez' 1963 film, "Cleopatra". (AP Photo/20th Century Fox) Photo Store

  • In this 1957 file photo, actress Elizabeth Taylor is shown in costume for her character in the film

    In this 1957 file photo, actress Elizabeth Taylor is shown in costume for her character in the film "Raintree County." (AP Photo/File) Photo Store

  • Elizabeth Taylor stars in Cleopatra. 1963  (CP PHOTO/Twentieth Century Fox)

    Elizabeth Taylor stars in Cleopatra. 1963 (CP PHOTO/Twentieth Century Fox) Photo Store

  • In a June 10, 1950 file photo, actress Elizabeth Taylor is shown on her arrival from Paris to London, at the Savoy Hotel. (AP Photo/File)

    In a June 10, 1950 file photo, actress Elizabeth Taylor is shown on her arrival from Paris to London, at the Savoy Hotel. (AP Photo/File) Photo Store

  • In this Sept. 25, 1953 file photo, actress Elizabeth Taylor stands on the balcony of the Grand Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden. (AP Photo/File)

    In this Sept. 25, 1953 file photo, actress Elizabeth Taylor stands on the balcony of the Grand Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden. (AP Photo/File) Photo Store

  • In this 1957 file photo, Elizabeth Taylor poses with Montgomery Clift for the film

    In this 1957 file photo, Elizabeth Taylor poses with Montgomery Clift for the film "Raintree County." (AP Photo/File) Photo Store

  • In this May 12, 1959 file photo, Eddie Fisher stands with his wife Elizabeth Taylor after their marriage in Las Vegas. Publicist Sally Morrison says the actress died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure at age 79. (AP Photo/File)

    In this May 12, 1959 file photo, Eddie Fisher stands with his wife Elizabeth Taylor after their marriage in Las Vegas. Publicist Sally Morrison says the actress died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure at age 79. (AP Photo/File) Photo Store

  • Actress Elizabeth Taylor and singer Eddie Fisher dine out at Chasen's restaurant in Los Angeles, California, in January 1959.  (Los Angeles Times/MCT)

    Actress Elizabeth Taylor and singer Eddie Fisher dine out at Chasen's restaurant in Los Angeles, California, in January 1959. (Los Angeles Times/MCT) Photo Store

  • This Jan. 30, 1977 file photo shows actress Elizabeth Taylor and her husband, former secretary of the U.S. Navy John Warner, at the 42nd New York Film Critics Circle Awards dinner in New York.  (AP Photo/File)

    This Jan. 30, 1977 file photo shows actress Elizabeth Taylor and her husband, former secretary of the U.S. Navy John Warner, at the 42nd New York Film Critics Circle Awards dinner in New York. (AP Photo/File) Photo Store

  •  A Jan. 6, 1953 file photo shows one of the first pictures of Elizabeth Taylor with son Michael Howard Wilding, son of Taylor and English actor Michael Wilding. (AP Photo, File)

    A Jan. 6, 1953 file photo shows one of the first pictures of Elizabeth Taylor with son Michael Howard Wilding, son of Taylor and English actor Michael Wilding. (AP Photo, File) Photo Store

  • In this June 15, 1962 file photo, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor arrive in a motor launch at the small town Porto d'Ischia, on the isle of Ischia in the Gulf of Naples, Italy for the shooting of some scenes of

    In this June 15, 1962 file photo, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor arrive in a motor launch at the small town Porto d'Ischia, on the isle of Ischia in the Gulf of Naples, Italy for the shooting of some scenes of "Cleopatra". (AP Photo/Girolamo, File) Photo Store

  • In this 1957 file photo, actress Elizabeth Taylor is shown with her husband Mike Todd.  (AP Photo/File)

    In this 1957 file photo, actress Elizabeth Taylor is shown with her husband Mike Todd. (AP Photo/File) Photo Store

  • This 1966 file photo shows Elizabeth Taylor in the role of Martha, and Richard Burton in the role of George in a scene from the 1966 movie

    This 1966 file photo shows Elizabeth Taylor in the role of Martha, and Richard Burton in the role of George in a scene from the 1966 movie "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (AP Photo/File) Photo Store

  • In this Oct. 9, 1976 file photo, British actress Elizabeth Taylor is seen with fiance John Warner, in Vienna, Austria, where Taylor is filming the screen version of 'A Little Night Music'. (AP Photo/HO, File)

    In this Oct. 9, 1976 file photo, British actress Elizabeth Taylor is seen with fiance John Warner, in Vienna, Austria, where Taylor is filming the screen version of 'A Little Night Music'. (AP Photo/HO, File) Photo Store

  • This 1951 file photo shows actress Elizabeth Taylor with actor Michael Wilding.  (AP Photo/File)

    This 1951 file photo shows actress Elizabeth Taylor with actor Michael Wilding. (AP Photo/File) Photo Store

  • This 1983 file photo shows actress Elizabeth Taylor and actor Richard Burton, one of Taylor's former husbands, posing during a rehearsal for the Broadway revival in New York of Noel Coward's

    This 1983 file photo shows actress Elizabeth Taylor and actor Richard Burton, one of Taylor's former husbands, posing during a rehearsal for the Broadway revival in New York of Noel Coward's "Private Lives." (AP Photo/File) Photo Store

  • Legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor poses for a photo with her dog Daisy, at her home in the Bel Air area of Los Angeles in January 2006.  (AP Photo/Harper's Bazaar, Alberto Tolot)

    Legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor poses for a photo with her dog Daisy, at her home in the Bel Air area of Los Angeles in January 2006. (AP Photo/Harper's Bazaar, Alberto Tolot) Photo Store

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