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In pictures: Canadian teacher wins $1m Global Prize

Mohammed bin Rashid presents award to Maggie MacDonnell at special ceremony

In pictures: Canadian teacher wins $1m Global Prize
Canadian teacher Maggie MacDonnell (L) receives the Global Teacher Prize from Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum (C), vice-president and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, during a ceremony in Dubai. (KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Canadian teacher wins $1m Global Prize
Canadian teacher Maggie MacDonnell (L) receives the Global Teacher Prize from Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, vice-president and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, during a ceremony in Dubai. (KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Canadian teacher wins $1m Global Prize
Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli performs during the Global Teacher Prize ceremony in Dubai. (KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Canadian teacher wins $1m Global Prize
MacDonnell works and lives in one of the world’s most remote regions, in Salluit, an Inuit village deep in the Canadian Arctic, surrounded by snow and ice. (KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Canadian teacher wins $1m Global Prize
Canadian teacher Maggie MacDonnell reacts after winning the Global Teacher Prize during a ceremony in Dubai. (KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Canadian teacher wins $1m Global Prize
Organised annually by Varkey Foundation in Dubai, the award acknowledges the work and dedication of teachers from around the world. (KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Canadian teacher wins $1m Global Prize
Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli (L) performs during the Global Teacher Prize ceremony in Dubai. (KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)