• September 8, 2014 - Canadian Museum For Human Rights 
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  • Glass negatives by photographer E.J.C. Smith, taken circa 1898. His photo store was located at 276 Smith Street in Winnipeg.
  • Nov. 17, 1885: Louis Riel
  • A full moon becomes a blood moon as Canada experiences a full lunar eclipse, early Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

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

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  • January 3, 2013

    Photos of the year - John Woods 2012

    Photojournalist John Woods looks back on 2012 and gives us a selection of his best work.

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  • Joy on their faces, and in their hearts

The joy in this picture and in Esperance's and Baraka's story is truly inspiring. Their relationship speaks to the truth of perseverance and that it takes a village to raise a child. Nine members of the Mulimbwa family arrived in Winnipeg Dec. 4. They fled the Congolese government and rebel forces. They were sponsored into Canada by the First Presbyterian Church.


- John Woods

    Joy on their faces, and in their hearts The joy in this picture and in Esperance's and Baraka's story is truly inspiring. Their relationship speaks to the truth of perseverance and that it takes a village to raise a child. Nine members of the Mulimbwa family arrived in Winnipeg Dec. 4. They fled the Congolese government and rebel forces. They were sponsored into Canada by the First Presbyterian Church. - John Woods Photo Store

  • Gene Cardinal stretches prior to performing in the Men's Grass Dance at Manito Ahbee at the MTS Centre Sunday November 4, 2012. 
(John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Gene Cardinal stretches prior to performing in the Men's Grass Dance at Manito Ahbee at the MTS Centre Sunday November 4, 2012. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • The sun sets on the last day of the Winnipeg Folk Festival Sunday, July 8, 2012.   
(John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)

    The sun sets on the last day of the Winnipeg Folk Festival Sunday, July 8, 2012. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Fans watch Iron Maiden perform at the MTS Centre Tuesday, July 24, 2012. 
(John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Fans watch Iron Maiden perform at the MTS Centre Tuesday, July 24, 2012. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Thousands of Winnipeggers watch Celtica perform at Bargefest at The Forks in Winnipeg Saturday September 1, 2012.   
(John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Thousands of Winnipeggers watch Celtica perform at Bargefest at The Forks in Winnipeg Saturday September 1, 2012. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Gentil Misigaro, who immigrated from the Democratic Republic of Congo last year, performs on the Riel Promenade Monday January 16, 2012.   
John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press

***For Africa edition***

    Gentil Misigaro, who immigrated from the Democratic Republic of Congo last year, performs on the Riel Promenade Monday January 16, 2012. John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press ***For Africa edition*** Photo Store

  • Canada Day fireworks at The Forks from the Norwood Bridge Sunday, July 1, 2012.   
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    Canada Day fireworks at The Forks from the Norwood Bridge Sunday, July 1, 2012. John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press Photo Store

  • Royal Canadian Mint photographed Monday June 4, 2012.
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    Royal Canadian Mint photographed Monday June 4, 2012. John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press Photo Store

  • Family and friends and supporters gather at a march and vigil for murdered and missing women in Canada at the Manitoba Legislative Building Tuesday, June 26, 2012.   
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    Family and friends and supporters gather at a march and vigil for murdered and missing women in Canada at the Manitoba Legislative Building Tuesday, June 26, 2012. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Seven-year-old Grace Cameron waits for her turn to head out on the ice for her team The Explorers at River Heights C.C. Monday, January 2, 2012. 
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    Seven-year-old Grace Cameron waits for her turn to head out on the ice for her team The Explorers at River Heights C.C. Monday, January 2, 2012. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • People drive off into the sunset just west of Headingley Monday September 17, 2012. 
(John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)

    People drive off into the sunset just west of Headingley Monday September 17, 2012. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • People gathered for a candle light vigil at Brookside Cemetery Sunday June 3, 2012.
(John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)

    People gathered for a candle light vigil at Brookside Cemetery Sunday June 3, 2012. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Venus against the sun  Tuesday June 5, 2012. The next time this will happen is in the next century.
(John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Venus against the sun Tuesday June 5, 2012. The next time this will happen is in the next century. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Cyrilo Simpunga, a recent refugee from the Congo, is photographed putting on his artificial leg in his downtown apartment in Winnipeg Monday June 12, 2012. Simpunga had his left leg cut off during the Congo civil war in 2004.
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    Cyrilo Simpunga, a recent refugee from the Congo, is photographed putting on his artificial leg in his downtown apartment in Winnipeg Monday June 12, 2012. Simpunga had his left leg cut off during the Congo civil war in 2004. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Amusement riders on the last day of The Ex Sunday June 24, 2012.   
(John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Amusement riders on the last day of The Ex Sunday June 24, 2012. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Journey performs at the MTS Centre Monday November 19, 2012.
(John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Journey performs at the MTS Centre Monday November 19, 2012. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Winnipeg Goldeyes prepare for the championship series against the Wichita Wingnuts at Shaw Park in Winnipeg Monday September 10, 2012.   
(John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Winnipeg Goldeyes prepare for the championship series against the Wichita Wingnuts at Shaw Park in Winnipeg Monday September 10, 2012. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Children from Little Saskatchewan First Nation play at Misty Lake Lodge Monday October 1, 2012. The community has been evacuated due to flooding since May of 2011.
(John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Children from Little Saskatchewan First Nation play at Misty Lake Lodge Monday October 1, 2012. The community has been evacuated due to flooding since May of 2011. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Charlenn Skead and Adam Wowchuck roll down a hill in a Zorb at Adrenaline Adventures Sunday, February 5, 2012.  This was one of Skead's birthday presents from Wowchuck.
(John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Charlenn Skead and Adam Wowchuck roll down a hill in a Zorb at Adrenaline Adventures Sunday, February 5, 2012. This was one of Skead's birthday presents from Wowchuck. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • As the colour from the setting sun reflects is the ice and snow a lone skier makes his way down the Assiniboine River at the west Perimeter Hwy Tuesday February 28, 2012.   
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    As the colour from the setting sun reflects is the ice and snow a lone skier makes his way down the Assiniboine River at the west Perimeter Hwy Tuesday February 28, 2012. John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press Photo Store

  • Conor Stephenson was out hitting the jumps at Stony Mountain Ski Area in Stony Mountain Sunday, March 11, 2012.   
(John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Conor Stephenson was out hitting the jumps at Stony Mountain Ski Area in Stony Mountain Sunday, March 11, 2012. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • As her friends look on Kaela-Mae Hlushko waits for a drop of sap to fall on her tongue from a freshly tapped maple tree at the Manitoba Maple Syrup workshop at St. Norbert Arts Centre Saturday March 17, 2012.   
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    As her friends look on Kaela-Mae Hlushko waits for a drop of sap to fall on her tongue from a freshly tapped maple tree at the Manitoba Maple Syrup workshop at St. Norbert Arts Centre Saturday March 17, 2012. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Garden City Fighting Gophers celebrate after defeating the John Taylor Pipers in the 2012 AAAA High School Basketball championship at University of Winnipeg Monday March 19, 2012.   
(John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Garden City Fighting Gophers celebrate after defeating the John Taylor Pipers in the 2012 AAAA High School Basketball championship at University of Winnipeg Monday March 19, 2012. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • A couple bison on highway 67 brave the cool weather and snow Tuesday March 27, 2012.   
(John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)

    A couple bison on highway 67 brave the cool weather and snow Tuesday March 27, 2012. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • A poster in honour of Carolyn Marie Sinclair is placed on a hydro pole at a vigil Tuesday April 3, 2012 for Carolyn Marie Sinclair and her unborn baby who were found murdered and dumped in a back lane on the 700 block of Notre Dame Avenue Saturday March 31, 2012. 
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    A poster in honour of Carolyn Marie Sinclair is placed on a hydro pole at a vigil Tuesday April 3, 2012 for Carolyn Marie Sinclair and her unborn baby who were found murdered and dumped in a back lane on the 700 block of Notre Dame Avenue Saturday March 31, 2012. John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press Photo Store

  • Winnipeggers hit Assiniboine Park to catch a glimpse of a partial eclipse Sunday May 20, 2012.   
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    Winnipeggers hit Assiniboine Park to catch a glimpse of a partial eclipse Sunday May 20, 2012. John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press Photo Store

  • Winnipeg Goldeyes Ace Walker pitches against the Amarillo Sox during their game in Winnipeg Tuesday, May 29, 2012.
(John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Winnipeg Goldeyes Ace Walker pitches against the Amarillo Sox during their game in Winnipeg Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Under a parachute Zaiah McDowell plays with her sister Arlie (R) and Ayvlyn Campbell (L) at Party For The Park at Assiniboine Park Sunday June 3, 2012.   
(John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Under a parachute Zaiah McDowell plays with her sister Arlie (R) and Ayvlyn Campbell (L) at Party For The Park at Assiniboine Park Sunday June 3, 2012. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • People gathered for a candle light vigil at Brookside Cemetery Sunday June 3, 2012.
(John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)

    People gathered for a candle light vigil at Brookside Cemetery Sunday June 3, 2012. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Jed Desilets watches as firefighters from Winnipeg and Springfield rushed to put out a scrap fire at General Scrap on Springfield Road in Winnipeg Tuesday June 12, 2012. 
(John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Jed Desilets watches as firefighters from Winnipeg and Springfield rushed to put out a scrap fire at General Scrap on Springfield Road in Winnipeg Tuesday June 12, 2012. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Carlin Hotomani skateboards at Margaret Scott Park Monday, July 9, 2012.   
(John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Carlin Hotomani skateboards at Margaret Scott Park Monday, July 9, 2012. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Nelson Hughes, who is hitchhiking from Calgary to Montreal, cools off in the mister at Market Square while he takes in the last day of the Winnipeg Fringe Festival in Winnipeg Sunday July 29, 2012.   
(John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Nelson Hughes, who is hitchhiking from Calgary to Montreal, cools off in the mister at Market Square while he takes in the last day of the Winnipeg Fringe Festival in Winnipeg Sunday July 29, 2012. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Paul Nolan and Balooga Bull (2nd from left) leads the pack around the first bend and easily takes the Manitoba Derby at Assiniboia Downs Monday August 6, 2012.   
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    Paul Nolan and Balooga Bull (2nd from left) leads the pack around the first bend and easily takes the Manitoba Derby at Assiniboia Downs Monday August 6, 2012. John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press Photo Store

  • Winnipeg Goldeyes Rick Forney looks on as his team prepare for the championship series against the Wichita Wingnuts at Shaw Park in Winnipeg Monday September 10, 2012.   
(John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Winnipeg Goldeyes Rick Forney looks on as his team prepare for the championship series against the Wichita Wingnuts at Shaw Park in Winnipeg Monday September 10, 2012. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Geese flock to Fort Whyte Tuesday afternoon September 25, 2012. 
(John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Geese flock to Fort Whyte Tuesday afternoon September 25, 2012. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • A farmer clears the fields along highway 8 just north of Winnipeg Monday October 1, 2012. 
(John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)

    A farmer clears the fields along highway 8 just north of Winnipeg Monday October 1, 2012. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Outside of room 202 at Hotel Fort Garry Tuesday October 23, 2012. Allegedly this room is haunted.
(John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Outside of room 202 at Hotel Fort Garry Tuesday October 23, 2012. Allegedly this room is haunted. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

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