08/22/2012 05:19 EDT | Updated 08/22/2012 05:21 EDT

Jack Layton Memorials: Canadians Gather To Honour Late NDP Leader (PHOTOS)


Photos of messages to Jack Layton scrawled in chalk became the symbol of a nation's grief after the NDP leader passed away on August 22, 2011. One year later, Canadians are picking up the chalk again.

Memorials are being staged in Toronto, Ottawa and other cities across Canada.

Here are some of the best photos so far from those events.

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