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The American Libraries collection includes material contributed from across the United States. Institutions range from the Library of Congress to many local public libraries. As a whole, this collection of material brings holdings that cover many facets of American life and scholarship into the public domain. Significant portions of this collection have been generously sponsored by Microsoft, Yahoo!, The Sloan Foundation, and others.


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Describes, using rhyming text, how various sea animals change color to blend in with their surroundings
Topics: Marine animals, Camouflage (Biology), Camouflage (Biology), Marine animals
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by Andersen, U. S. (Uell Stanley), 1917-
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Topic: Conduct of life
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by Emoto, Masaru, 1943-
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Using high-speed photography, Dr. Masaru Emoto demonstrates that crystals formed in frozen water reveal changes when specific, concentrated thoughts are directed toward them. Water that flows from clear springs or has been exposed to loving words shows brilliant, complex, and colorful snowflake patterns, while polluted water, or water exposed to negative thoughts, forms incomplete, asymmetrical, dull-colored patterns. Since humans and the earth are composed mostly of water, these findings have...
Topics: Water, Water quality, Anthroposophy
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by Sontag, Susan, 1933-2004
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In Plato's cave -- America, seen through photographs, darkly -- Melancholy objects -- The heroism of vision -- Photographic evangels -- The image-world -- A brief anthology of quotations
Topic: Photography, Artistic
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se complmenta con lerziel Deutsch. Glosario y dos casetes
Topic: Alemán (lengua)
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by Cullen, David, 1961-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-403) and index
Topics: Columbine High School (Littleton, Colo.), Littleton (Colo.), Columbine High School Massacre,...
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by Achebe, Chinua; Innes, Catherine Lynette
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A collection of stories by African writers which deal with life and customs in African society
Topics: Short stories, African (English), Short stories, African, Manners and customs, Short stories,...
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by Sheldon, Sidney
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In Paris, Washington, and at a breathtaking villa in Greece, an innocent American becomes a bewildered, horror-stricken pawn in a game of vengeance and betrayal, in this paperback reissue of Sheldon's #1 bestseller.
Topics: Capitalists and financiers, Married women, Americans, Fiction, Protected DAISY, Accessible book,...
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by Russell, Willy; Graham-Adriani, Suzy
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One man, 1 woman
Topics: English literature: literary criticism, Russell, Willy - Plays & Criticism, Education /...
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by Shepard, Mary, 1909-; Travers, P. L. (Pamela Lyndon), 1899-1996; Gerald Howe (Firm)
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Cover title
Topics: Travers, P. L. (Pamela Lyndon), 1899-1996, Shepard, Mary, 1909-, Children's stories, Children's...
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by Nurnberg, Maxwell W; Rosenblum, Morris
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Includes index
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Topics: English language, Vocabulary
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by Santiago, Esmeralda; Santiago, Esmeralda. Almost a woman
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Continued by: Almost a woman
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Overstreet, H. A. (Harry Allen), 1875-1970
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Part one: Introductory techniques. I. The key problem: capturing the attention -- II. The appeal to wants -- III. The problem of vividness -- IV. The psychology of effective speaking -- V. The psychology of effective writing -- VI. Crossing the interest dead-line -- VII. Making ideas stick
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Topics: Psychology, Applied, Gedrag, Interpersoonlijke beïnvloeding
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by Stephen King
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by Robert T. Kiyosaki
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Topics: Investments -- United States., Finance, Personal -- United States., Finance, Personal., Investments.
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Includes collections from Out of Boneville, The Great Cow Race, Eyes of the Storm, The Dragonslayer, Rock Jaw: Master of the Eastern Border, Old Man's Cave, Ghost Circles, Treasure Hunters, Crown of Horns
Topic: Comic books, strips, etc
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by Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959
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"Originally published as The Raymond Chandler omnibus"--T.p. verso
Topics: Marlowe, Philip (Fictitious character), Detective and mystery stories, American
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by Arsan, Emmanuelle; Blair, Lowell
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"With 25 photographs from the film"--Cover
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by Rainbow Rowell
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by Duras, Marguerite
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Translation of: L'Amant
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by Stephen King
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10, Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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Bibliography: p. 405-408
Topic: Selling
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-310) and index
Topic: Philosophy
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by Abdel-Fattah, Randa
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Year Eleven at an exclusive prep school in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, would be tough enough, but it is further complicated for Amal when she decides to wear the hijab, the Muslim head scarf, full-time as a badge of her faith--without losing her identity or sense of style
Topics: Hijab (Islamic clothing), Muslims, High schools, Islam, Clothing and dress, Schools, Muslims, High...
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by Mahan, L. Kathleen; Escott-Stump, Sylvia
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Topics: Diet Therapy, Food, Nutritional Physiological Phenomena, Diétothérapie, Nutrition, Aliments,...
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355 pages ; 22 cm
Topics: {u'11': u'Korean American teenagers', u'13': u'Infatuation', u'12': u'Dating (Social customs)',...
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by Freedman, David, 1938-; Pisani, Robert; Purves, Roger
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Rev. ed. of: Statistics / David Freedman ... [et al.]. 2nd ed. c1991
Topics: Mathematical statistics, Statistiek, Estatística, Statistique mathématique, Statistique,...
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 375-381) and index
Topics: Object-oriented programming (Computer science), Computer software, Software patterns, Computacao...
Source: binns
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by Cash, Joan E. (Joan Elizabeth); Downie, Patricia A
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2nd ed. has title: Neurology for physiotherapists
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Topics: Nervous system, Physical therapy
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by Lindsey, Johanna
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Topic: Love stories
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"...including 450 solved problems..."
Topics: Hydraulics, Fluid mechanics, MECANICA DE FLUIDOS, HIDRAULICA
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by McNaught, Judith
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Abducted from her covent school, headstrong Scottish beauty Jennifer Merrick does not easily surrender to Royce Westmoreland, Duke of Claymore
Topic: Historical fiction
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Topics: Civilisation grecque, Civilización griega, Griekse oudheid, Cultuur, Invloed, Geschiedbeschouwing,...
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Topics: Spiritual life, Pastoral counseling, Temperament, Christian life
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by Truman Capote
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Topics: Murder -- Kansas -- Case studies., Large type books.
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by Lorayne, Harry; Lucas, Jerry
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Topics: Mnemonics, Memory, Memory
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 322) and indexes
Topics: Materia medica, Vegetable, Medicinal plants, Herbs
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by Camus, Albert, 1913-1960; O'Brien, Justin, 1906-1968
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A man recalls his past life as a respected Parisian lawyer until his predicted downfall, in one terrible instant
Topic: French literature
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Step one in Corinda's series
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Topics: Magic tricks, Telepathy
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by James, E. L
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Originally published: Australia : The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House, 2011
Topic: Sexual dominance and submission
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by William S. Burroughs
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by Kaysen, Susanna, 1948-
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Topics: Kaysen, Susanna, 1948-, Kaysen, Susanna, 1948-, Psychiatric hospital patients, Commitment of...
Affairs -- Anal -- Aural -- Automotive -- Cigars -- College life -- Contraception -- Cooking -- Desire -- Etiquette -- Fashion -- The female body -- Fitness -- Gaming -- Getting hitched -- Grooming -- Health -- In the bedroom -- Kink -- The married life -- Masturbation -- Miscellaneous -- Online -- Oral -- Orgasm -- Paying for it -- Penis -- Porn -- Positions -- Relationships -- Semen -- Sex toys -- The single life -- Spirits -- Sports -- STDs -- Stereos -- Swingers -- Threesomes -- Tips and...
Topic: Sex customs
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Expanded ed. of: The unexplained. Reference ed. 1986
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Topics: Curiosities and wonders, Supernatural, Supernatural, Parapsychology, Occultism, Occultism,...
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 737-749) and index
Topics: Philanthropists, Historical - U.S., Biography/Autobiography, Biography & Autobiography,...
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by Schwager, Jack D., 1948-
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Includes index
Topics: Stock price forecasting, Investment analysis, Stocks
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by John Green (1977- )
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 10, Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Norkin, Cynthia C; Levangie, Pamela K
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Human mechanics, Joints, Joints, Joints
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Topic: Erotic stories, American
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by Toni Morrison
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Originally published: New York : Atria Books, 2004
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Topics: Masculinity, Men, Self-esteem in men, Men, Sex role, Intimacy (Psychology)
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by McCully, Emily Arnold
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"First Scholastic printing, September 1993"--T.p. verso
Topics: Tightrope walking, Tightrope walking
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by Tuchman, Barbara Wertheim
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With a new preface by the author
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Hinds, Gareth, 1971-; Homer. Odyssey
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Retells, in graphic novel format, Homer's epic tale of Odysseus, the ancient Greek hero who encounters witches and other obstacles on his journey home after fighting in the Trojan War
Topics: Children's Books -- Literature -- Classics by Age, Children's Books -- Literature -- Science...
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by Carnegie, Dale, 1888-1955
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Success, Achievement
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by Lindsey, Johanna
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Set in the untamed Wyoming territory of 1876, this romance features Jessie Blair, a fiery young beauty who is swept into a passionate conflict with Chase Summers, an arrogant Westerner who has vowed never to love
Topic: Frontier and pioneer life
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by Garwood, Julie
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Forced to choose a husband from among a group of Norman nobles, Nicholaa--a Saxon held captive in William the Conqueror's court--chooses the fierce warrior Royce, a man with a tender heart
Topics: Anglo-Saxons, Normans
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by Salinger, J.D
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Topics: Caulfield, Holden (Fictitious character), Runaway teenagers, Teenage boys
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by Card, Orson Scott
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Sequel: Ender's Shadow
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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by Dobson, James C., 1936-
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Dr. Dobson addresses the phenomenon of disrespect in marital relationships. He examines the most devastating conflicts occurring between husbands and wives--infidelity, alcoholism, wife beating, emotional indifference, etc.--and offers practical advice for the partner who wants desperately to hold the marriage together
Topics: Religious aspects, Religion, Conduct of life, Love / Sex / Marriage, Spouses, Religious life,...
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by King, Stephen, 1947-
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"A Signet book."
Topics: Horror stories, Horror tales, Triangles (Interpersonal relations), Teenagers
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by Bostock, L; Chandler, S; Rourke, C
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"...continues the work covered in Mathematics : the core course for A-level"--P. v
Topics: Mathematics, Mathematics, Mathematics
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by Christ, Henry I; Ives, Sumner
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Lib. has: bk. 7
Topics: English language, English language, English language
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by Thompson, John, 1889-1963; Faith, Katherine; Manning, Frederick S
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Topics: Piano, Piano music, Piano music
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Architecture, Architecture, Bouwkunst
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Includes bibliographical references
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Topic: Philosophy
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Through different eyes -- The gatekeepers -- Stairway to heaven -- Why do you hide from me? -- Elijah -- Absorbing the pain of others -- A creature without a soul -- The intermediary -- The angel of death -- The bombers -- The angel of mother's love -- Country cottage -- Telling Joe -- I never knew I had a guardian angel -- The power of prayer -- The tunnel -- Three knocks on the window -- Isn't Lorna lucky-- -- "I'm here, I'm here--here I am!" -- The golden chain -- I need some...
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Topics: Byrne, Lorna, Women mystics, Religious biography
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by Lori Wick
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Topic: Princes -- Fiction
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Includes index
Topics: Astrology, Planets
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by Bakos, Susan Crain
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The stress filled life of Carolyn Steele, an erotic-advice columnist for a men's magazine, as she navigates between the pornography establishment, the anti-porn activists and her own needs. The latter include finding the killer who is sending her death threats. The author worked for Penthouse magazine
Topics: Sex (Psychology), Advice columnists, Advice columnists, Sex (Psychology)
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Oorspr. uitg. 1963
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by Lowry, Lois
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Lowry's unforgettable tale introduces 12-year-old Jonas, who is singled out by the Community to be trained by The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of true pain and pleasure. Now it's time for Jonas to receiver the truth
Topic: Science fiction
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by Niven, Larry
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