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Why did Toronto mayor Rob Ford announce tonight he was taking leave from his duties to get help? It probably had something to do with these images, which come from a video that a source was offering to sell us. The source said what's in the pipe was more crack cocaine.

The video, according to the Globe and Mail, which was also offered a chance to purchase it, was taken this past weekend in his sister Kathy's basement. In it, Ford can be seen holding a metal pipe usually used to smoke marijuana, but which was in this case—our source says—used to smoke the crack our source sold to him.

Here are our images. What follows is the story of how we got them.

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