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Panoramic picture of Rätikon mountain range in Austria, near the border of Switzerland, with Austrian Alpine Club hut Tilisunahütte on the left.

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English : Panoramic picture of Rätikon mountain range in Austria, near the border of Switzerland, with Austrian Alpine Club hut Tilisunahütte on the left.

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Newsreels in which Dutch subjects of a certain week are presented. Audiovisual uses are a major subject at the national education exhibition in Utrecht. With a.o. slides, a PIP projector for individual education and typing lessons from a screen. Students of the Dutch Film Academy are recording audiovisual programs. Students interview the visitors of the exhibition and record it on videotape.‎

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English : Newsreels in which Dutch subjects of a certain week are presented. Audiovisual uses are a major subject at the national education exhibition in Utrecht. With a.o. slides, a PIP projector for individual education and typing lessons from a screen. Students of the Dutch Film Academy are recording audiovisual programs. Students interview the visitors of the exhibition and record it on videotape.

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Si-o-se Pol, also called the Allah-Verdi Khan Bridge, in Isfahan, Iran. It is highly ranked as being one of the most famous examples of Safavid bridge design.

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English : Si-o-se Pol, also called the Allah-Verdi Khan Bridge, in Isfahan, Iran. It is highly ranked as being one of the most famous examples of Safavid bridge design.

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A view of Tenaya Lake.‎

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English : A view of Tenaya Lake.

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Pollination by a bee.

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Balancing yoga for silampaattam.‎

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English : Balancing yoga for silampaattam.

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Today is the one-hundred-eleventh birthday of Louis Armstrong. The artist Adi Holzer created this handcoloured etching and photogravure Satchmo (Louis Armstrong) in 2002.

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English : Today is the one-hundred-eleventh birthday of Louis Armstrong. The artist Adi Holzer created this handcoloured etching and photogravure Satchmo (Louis Armstrong) in 2002.

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End of WWI Ottoman Empire signs armistice and Occupation of Constantinople.‎

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English : End of WWI Ottoman Empire signs armistice and Occupation of Constantinople.

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Schwörstadt, Baden-Württemberg, Germany: Chandelier in Catholic Church

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English : Schwörstadt, Baden-Württemberg, Germany: Chandelier in Catholic Church

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Inlandsbanan, north of Tandsjöborg (Sweden)‎

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English : Inlandsbanan, north of Tandsjöborg (Sweden)

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Papilio demoleus, the Common Lime Butterfly, is a common and widespread Swallowtail butterfly. It gets its name from its host plants which are usually citrus species such as the cultivated lime. Taken at Kudayathoor, Kerala, India.

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English : Papilio demoleus, the Common Lime Butterfly, is a common and widespread Swallowtail butterfly. It gets its name from its host plants which are usually citrus species such as the cultivated lime. Taken at Kudayathoor, Kerala, India.

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A (male) Cicada orni sings with its tymbals to attract a female‎

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English : A (male) Cicada orni sings with its tymbals to attract a female

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Male digger bee (Anthophora dufourii) collecting nectar and pollinating Salvia hierosolymitana. Many Salvia species deploy a staminal lever mechanism: when a bee probes the flower for nectar, the stamens are lowered to deposit pollen on the bee's back. Note that the front leg of the bee is amputated. Taken on Mount Carmel, Israel, April 10, 2012.

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English : Male digger bee (Anthophora dufourii) collecting nectar and pollinating Salvia hierosolymitana. Many Salvia species deploy a staminal lever mechanism: when a bee probes the flower for nectar, the stamens are lowered to deposit pollen on the bee's back. Note that the front leg of the bee is amputated. Taken on Mount Carmel, Israel, April 10, 2012.

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Super Guppy makes fly-over Paine Field USA May 19, 2012.ogv‎

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English : Super Guppy makes fly-over Paine Field USA May 19, 2012.ogv

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Soldering of a 0805 sized resistor using soldering tweezers.

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English : Soldering of a 0805 sized resistor using soldering tweezers.

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African spurred tortoises (Geochelone sulcata) in copula.‎

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English : African spurred tortoises (Geochelone sulcata) in copula.

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Ghost crab (Ocypode cursor), Dor-Habonim Beach, Israel, February 26, 2012.

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English : Ghost crab (Ocypode cursor), Dor-Habonim Beach, Israel, February 26, 2012.

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Kfar Kama mosque, Kfar Kama, the Lower Galilee, Israel.‎

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English : Kfar Kama mosque, Kfar Kama, the Lower Galilee, Israel.

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360-degree panoramic view of the Gergeti Trinity Church, the Mount Kazbek, and Mount Shani in Georgia

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English : 360-degree panoramic view of the Gergeti Trinity Church, the Mount Kazbek, and Mount Shani in Georgia

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Docks Vauban, Port of Le Havre

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English : Docks Vauban, Port of Le Havre

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Barn Owl in the Lüneburg Heath Wildlife Park near Nindorf, Hanstedt, Germany.

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English : Barn Owl in the Lüneburg Heath Wildlife Park near Nindorf, Hanstedt, Germany.

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Jahrhunderthalle (“Centennial Hall”) in Bochum.‎

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English : Jahrhunderthalle (“Centennial Hall”) in Bochum.

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Octopus vulgaris.

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English : Octopus vulgaris.

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A tephritid fly (Urophora quadrifasciata) lays eggs into a flower bud of a knapweed (Centaurea jacea).‎

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English : A tephritid fly (Urophora quadrifasciata) lays eggs into a flower bud of a knapweed (Centaurea jacea).

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The desert castle Qasr Kharana in Jordan.

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Air valve on a pipeline for pumped off underground water in the open-pit lignite mine in Reichwalde, Boxberg/O.L.

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English : Air valve on a pipeline for pumped off underground water in the open-pit lignite mine in Reichwalde, Boxberg/O.L.

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The Rustic (Cupha erymanthis) is a species of brush-footed butterfly found in forested areas of tropical South Asia and Southeast Asia. They are usually found puddling on rock and cement plastered surfaces. Taken at Kadavoor, Kerala, India.

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English : The Rustic (Cupha erymanthis) is a species of brush-footed butterfly found in forested areas of tropical South Asia and Southeast Asia. They are usually found puddling on rock and cement plastered surfaces. Taken at Kadavoor, Kerala, India.

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"Already There", track 7 on Josh Woodward's 2010 release Ashes

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English : "Already There", track 7 on Josh Woodward's 2010 release Ashes

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View in Vienna from the bridge Reichsbrücke over the River New Danube towards the footbridge Ponte Cagrana and to the hill range Vienna Woods in Austria.

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English : View in Vienna from the bridge Reichsbrücke over the River New Danube towards the footbridge Ponte Cagrana and to the hill range Vienna Woods in Austria.

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Euglena mutabilis magnified 1000X, showing metaboly, paramylon bodies and chloroplasts. Flagellum not visible.‎

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English : Euglena mutabilis magnified 1000X, showing metaboly, paramylon bodies and chloroplasts. Flagellum not visible.

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Orange Daylily, possibly a garden hybrid cultivar. Ukraine.

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English : Orange Daylily, possibly a garden hybrid cultivar. Ukraine.

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The US-31–Island Lake Outlet Bridge closes after the Beaver Island Ferry has passed.‎

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English : The US-31–Island Lake Outlet Bridge closes after the Beaver Island Ferry has passed.

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Transit of Venus.

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English : Transit of Venus.

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Gray wolf, Parc Omega, Quebec, Canada (June 13, 2012)‎

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English : Gray wolf, Parc Omega, Quebec, Canada (June 13, 2012)

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Plebejus pylaon nichollae copulating (female right, male left) on a leaf of Astragalus sp. Taken on Mount Hermon, June 22, 2012.

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English : Plebejus pylaon nichollae copulating (female right, male left) on a leaf of Astragalus sp. Taken on Mount Hermon, June 22, 2012.

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The Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft separates from the upper stage of its Atlas V launch vehicle and heads on its way to Mars.‎

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English : The Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft separates from the upper stage of its Atlas V launch vehicle and heads on its way to Mars.

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Interior wall and ceiling of the Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque in Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Isfahan.

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English : Interior wall and ceiling of the Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque in Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Isfahan.

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Eastern Kingbird at its nest, Plaisance National Park, Quebec, Canada (June 16, 2012).‎

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English : Eastern Kingbird at its nest, Plaisance National Park, Quebec, Canada (June 16, 2012).

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Vicuña, one of two wild South American camelids. In the background the point on the Earth's surface that is farthest from the Earth's center, Chimborazo volcano - Ecuador.

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English : Vicuña, one of two wild South American camelids. In the background the point on the Earth's surface that is farthest from the Earth's center, Chimborazo volcano - Ecuador.

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The feeder ship Containerships VIII inbound on the Elbe river. The other ship travelling in the other direction is the feeder ship Charlotta.‎

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English : The feeder ship Containerships VIII inbound on the Elbe river. The other ship travelling in the other direction is the feeder ship Charlotta.

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Interior of St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Roanoke, Virginia, USA.

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English : Interior of St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Roanoke, Virginia, USA.

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Hot bulb engine for the production of shakes

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English : Hot bulb engine for the production of shakes

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The Gaika Blue or Tiny Grass Blue (Zizula hylax) is a species of blue butterfly. Taken at Kadavoor, Kerala, India.

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English : The Gaika Blue or Tiny Grass Blue (Zizula hylax) is a species of blue butterfly. Taken at Kadavoor, Kerala, India.

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Combat between two forked fungus beetle (Bolitotherus cornutus) males. The larger attacking male uses his clypeal horns in an attempt to dislodge the smaller male. The smaller male was previously courting the female and during the combat grips her with all six legs. The video has been sped up to 5x actual speed.‎

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English : Combat between two forked fungus beetle (Bolitotherus cornutus) males. The larger attacking male uses his clypeal horns in an attempt to dislodge the smaller male. The smaller male was previously courting the female and during the combat grips her with all six legs. The video has been sped up to 5x actual speed.

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Young seedling of a Bell pepper plant (Capsicum annuum) that sprouted from the seed while still contained inside a mature pepper.

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English : Young seedling of a Bell pepper plant (Capsicum annuum) that sprouted from the seed while still contained inside a mature pepper.

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Louis-seize (2nd half of 18th century) rotative kitchen spit in the collection M. Cardinal (Haute-Normandie, France).‎

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English : Louis-seize (2nd half of 18th century) rotative kitchen spit in the collection M. Cardinal (Haute-Normandie, France).

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Female digger bee (Anthophora sp.) collecting nectar from Asphodelus ramosus. Taken at Canada Park, Judean Foothills, Israel, February 9, 2012.

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English : Female digger bee (Anthophora sp.) collecting nectar from Asphodelus ramosus. Taken at Canada Park, Judean Foothills, Israel, February 9, 2012.

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Time-lapse video (54 days with 2 images per day) of a blossoming Silver-Vase (Aechmea fasciata).‎

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English : Time-lapse video (54 days with 2 images per day) of a blossoming Silver-Vase (Aechmea fasciata).

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Wall map of Southwestern Germany, which includes the Kingdom of Bavaria, Württemberg Principalities of Baden and Hessen, the Principality of Hohenzollern, and the Imperial territory of Alsace-Lorraine, 1875. Restored by Dr Heinrich Moehl.

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English : Wall map of Southwestern Germany, which includes the Kingdom of Bavaria, Württemberg Principalities of Baden and Hessen, the Principality of Hohenzollern, and the Imperial territory of Alsace-Lorraine, 1875. Restored by Dr Heinrich Moehl.

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The harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) is a small rodent native to Europe and Asia.‎

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English : The harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) is a small rodent native to Europe and Asia.

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English : Firing Squad in Iran, winner of Pulitzer Prize 1980, The photo was taken in 26 Aug 1979 and published in an Iranian newspaper three days later but photographer, Jahangir Razmi, was unidentified until 2006 because of his security.

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The harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) is a small rodent native to Europe and Asia.‎

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English : The harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) is a small rodent native to Europe and Asia.

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View through the Jebel Akhdar mountains in Oman.

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Working points. Świętokrzyska Kolej Dojazdowa narrow gauge railway. Umianowice, Kije, Pińczów, Poland.‎

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English : Working points. Świętokrzyska Kolej Dojazdowa narrow gauge railway. Umianowice, Kije, Pińczów, Poland.

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A Red deer (Cervus elaphus), in Freyr forest, near Han-sur-Lesse, Belgium.

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English : A Red deer (Cervus elaphus), in Freyr forest, near Han-sur-Lesse, Belgium.

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70 years ago today, Terror on the Midway, the ninth of the 1940s Superman animated Technicolor short films, was released.‎

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English : 70 years ago today, Terror on the Midway, the ninth of the 1940s Superman animated Technicolor short films, was released.

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Firefighters in action in Château-Richer, Canada.

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An overview of the achievements of the United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) from 1958 to 2010.‎

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English : An overview of the achievements of the United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) from 1958 to 2010.

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The Common Fivering (Ypthima baldus) is a species of Satyrinae butterfly found in Asia. Taken at Kadavoor, Kerala, India.

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English : The Common Fivering (Ypthima baldus) is a species of Satyrinae butterfly found in Asia. Taken at Kadavoor, Kerala, India.

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Copula of Himacerus apterus, a European species of damsel bugs belonging to the family Nabidae. Filmed near Marburg, Germany.‎

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English : Copula of Himacerus apterus, a European species of damsel bugs belonging to the family Nabidae. Filmed near Marburg, Germany.

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Young Virginia Opossum crouching in a patch of oak leaves.

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