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Having fun with the gulls at West Bay :o)
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    Great shot! Perfect Title!

3/3/2004 2:51:31 PM

 
Gene Spears
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terrific shot Susan!

3/3/2004 3:01:14 PM

 
Charlene Bayerle
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Great action shot Susan!!!!!

3/3/2004 3:42:33 PM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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ROFL!!! Susie This Is Great! What Timing A Great Title!!

3/3/2004 4:06:47 PM

 
Robin L. Wehrman
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WOW great action shot Susan! good job!!

3/3/2004 4:16:55 PM

 
Shirley L. Carpenter
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Excellent capture Susan!!!!!

3/3/2004 4:33:41 PM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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Oh Susan - timing doesn't get any better than this! "She" needs a role in Taming of the Shrew!. Fun pic!

3/3/2004 4:39:49 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Super capture and title!

3/3/2004 4:43:21 PM

 
Susan T. Parady
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LOL! Great title and fantastic shot!!

3/3/2004 5:19:22 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Great capture, Susan!!!

3/3/2004 7:20:02 PM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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Now this is has me rolling,,,,Excellent and very funny capture.

3/3/2004 8:32:48 PM

 
Carol Brill
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What a hoot, Susan, you caught the action and caption perfectly here!!

3/3/2004 10:30:29 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Hi Marie, Gene, Charlene, Terry, Robin, Shirley, Bonnie, Stephen, Susan, Colette, Darren, and Carol!

Good Morning!
Thanks so much for the great comments ~ I snapped this one quickly and didn't have time to step back and get the 'suicidal' gull in better focus but thought it was funny anyway -- I'm glad it raised a smile or two!!
Cheers, Susie

3/4/2004 12:52:14 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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Wow... beautiful capture, Susan! And very funny too... :-)

3/4/2004 3:22:17 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Thanks a lot Evy!

3/4/2004 3:30:44 AM

 
Gary O`Dell

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Very nicely done Susan, like how there is the action and the other Gull is in perfect focus..Gary O

3/4/2004 2:18:26 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Thanks Gary!

3/4/2004 2:22:51 PM

 
Gen Nagase
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What a great capture!
So humorous... perfect timing.
Love the action and expression of the second gull.

3/9/2004 7:07:35 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Thanks so much Nobi -- appreciate your time looking! Cheers, Susie

3/9/2004 8:24:18 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congratulations, Susan!

4/12/2004 5:33:30 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations and Good Luck Susan

4/12/2004 5:39:58 AM

 
Norman P. Banks
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Congratulations Susan!

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4/12/2004 7:33:37 AM

 
Marie Fields
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Congratulations on this terrific image!

4/12/2004 8:33:37 AM

 
Carol Brill
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Nice to enjoy this once again, Susan, congratulations and best of luck!

4/12/2004 9:02:30 AM

 
Gen Nagase
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I loved this the first time I saw it and it still bring me a big smile...
Many congrats, Susan!!!

4/12/2004 9:44:12 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Nice capture! Congrats!

4/12/2004 10:04:23 AM

 
Susan T. Parady
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Congratulations, Susie!!!

4/12/2004 10:23:36 AM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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Congrats, Susan - and good luck with the next round!

4/12/2004 11:11:34 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Thank you Wally, Donna, Norm, Marie, Carol, Nobi, Claudia, Sue, and Bonnie!
I haven't had chance to check the finals yet as today's a holiday here and I've been out.. hope to catch up a bit tonight! Cheers for all the support, Susie

4/12/2004 12:02:22 PM

 
Nancy Grace Chen
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Haha! Great title and capture!! Congratulations on your finalist, Susie!

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4/12/2004 4:33:31 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congrats to you, Susan!!!

4/12/2004 5:04:09 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Well Done. Congratulations!

4/12/2004 5:05:44 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Many thanks Nancy, Colette, and Stephen! I haven't had a chance to go through new uploads as I'm trying to work through the finals, so apologies for not commenting!

4/12/2004 5:51:24 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Very nicely done, Susan.
Best wishes for you and the photo....

bill

4/12/2004 7:03:08 PM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Congrats Susie A Great Finalist~

4/12/2004 7:26:14 PM

 
Anette Linnea Rasmussen
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Nice shot, Su!
Congrats and the best of luck in the next steps!

Best regards from Linnea

4/12/2004 8:00:04 PM

 
Susan T. Evans
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CONGRATS SUSAN, THIS IS AWESOME!

4/12/2004 8:04:32 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Cheers to you Bill, Terry, Linnea, and Susan ~ your support means a lot!! Many congrats to you all too on your wonderful work!!

4/13/2004 12:08:09 AM

 
Gary O`Dell

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Congratulations Susan and best of luck on the next level..Gary O

4/13/2004 6:43:25 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Many thanks Gary!

4/13/2004 9:18:50 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congratulations Susan!

4/14/2004 3:00:14 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congratulations Susan!

4/14/2004 3:00:14 PM

 
Karen Bacon
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This is wonderfully funny Susan,love it!Congratulations!

4/14/2004 4:14:52 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Cheers Karen and Karen!!

4/14/2004 4:38:11 PM

 
Debra Booth
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Congratulations, Susan!!!!!

4/15/2004 4:56:18 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Excellent win, Susan!!
Congratulations,

bill

4/15/2004 4:59:50 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Thanks so much Debra -- I'm thrilled to have reached second place!!

4/15/2004 4:59:58 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Thanks Bill, we crossed in cyberspace!

4/15/2004 5:00:56 PM

 
Norman P. Banks
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Congrats Susan on taking a second place. Well deserved!

Norm

4/15/2004 5:07:58 PM

 
Paula Lechten

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Susan-fantastic-congratulations!

4/15/2004 5:18:36 PM

 
Karen Bacon
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CONGRATULATIONS SUSIE!

4/15/2004 5:26:08 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Congratulations on your win Susan!!

4/15/2004 5:29:02 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Many thanks Norm, Paula, Karen, and Claudia!
It's late here so I'm off to bed with a smile on my face.. will check out the others tomorrow!
Cheers for your support, Susie

4/15/2004 5:32:09 PM

 
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Congrats - I missed this before but it is superb and a well-deserved win!!

4/15/2004 5:52:45 PM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Congrats Susie~

4/15/2004 5:56:05 PM

 
June Marie Sobrito
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Great capture! Congratulations!

4/15/2004 6:12:12 PM

 
Gen Nagase
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Congratulations, Susan!!!!!!
The image still brings me a smile.
Love the expression of the second gull.

4/15/2004 6:18:43 PM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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Congratulations Susan!! :)

4/15/2004 7:51:30 PM

 
Susan T. Parady
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Congratulations, Susie! I'm very happy for you!!!

4/15/2004 8:17:27 PM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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Way to go Susan, congrats on your wonderful win.

4/15/2004 8:19:19 PM

 
Katleen R. Struckle
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Congrats,Susie!! Way to go!!

4/15/2004 8:34:50 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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This is a marvelous capture, with great color and a wonderful title ~ CONGRATULATIONS,Susan! You really deserve your win!!!

4/15/2004 8:38:36 PM

 
Charlene Bayerle
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Way to go Susan.....GONGRATULATIONS!!!!

4/15/2004 9:01:37 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Good morning Sharon, Terry, June, Nobi, Casey, Sue, Darren, Kathy, Mary, and Charlene!
Thanks so much for your good wishes and support!!! Cheers, Susie

4/16/2004 1:02:37 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations, Susan!!

4/16/2004 3:09:37 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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BIG congrats, Susie!!!!!

4/16/2004 3:19:00 AM

 
Joy Brown
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You go girl! Congratulations on this great win!

4/16/2004 3:40:24 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Thank so much Colette, Carolyn, and Joy, you are always so supportive!!

4/16/2004 3:43:17 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congratulations, Susan.

4/16/2004 3:53:00 AM

 
Karen Lewis
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Congratulations! A fun shot and really well done. Just love it!

4/16/2004 3:59:36 AM

 
Michael P. Winkler

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Way to go!!! Very well deserved. I love this shot more than the first place winner, because it happened naturally.

4/16/2004 4:02:20 AM

 
Anette Linnea Rasmussen
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Nice shot, Su!
Congrats on your win!

Many regards from
Linnea

4/16/2004 4:06:33 AM

 
Gary O`Dell

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Congratulations on your Win Susan, much deserved..Gary O

4/16/2004 5:33:17 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Thanks so much Wally, Karen, Michael, Linnea, and Gary!
Your comments and support mean a lot!!
Cheers, Susie

4/16/2004 5:40:02 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congratulations on your win, Susan!

4/16/2004 6:08:44 AM

 
Christopher J. Mcgilvery

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Great work Susan, congrats on your win.

4/16/2004 7:39:06 AM

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Susan, this is hilarious! A big congratulations to you! :-)

4/16/2004 7:46:18 AM

 
Michael Wehrman
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Congrats on your win Susan

4/16/2004 9:34:52 AM

 
Robin L. Wehrman
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Hi Susan!! Congratulations on your win, well deserved!!!!!!!!!!! Robin

4/16/2004 9:45:49 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Thanks so much Karen, Christopher, Patricia, Mike, and Robin!
Cheers, Susie

4/16/2004 11:00:54 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congrats on your win Susan!

4/16/2004 12:05:30 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Thanks a lot Murry!!

4/16/2004 4:22:35 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Many Congratulations, Susan! Well deserved!!

4/17/2004 12:26:44 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Many thanks Evy!!

4/17/2004 1:08:04 AM

 
Allan L. Whitehead
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Susie, congratulations on this well deserved second place winner. Both the photograph and the win are fantastic. Exceptionally well done, my good friend - Allan

4/17/2004 4:15:18 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Congratulations Susie! This is a wonderful image and capture. The title is also very cute! :-)

4/17/2004 6:46:33 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Thanks so much Allan and Stephen ~ your continued support means a lot!! Cheers, Susie

4/17/2004 12:45:43 PM

 
Rick Riddle
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Congratulations Susan Awesome Photo.

4/17/2004 8:49:13 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Thanks Rick ~ cheers to you, Susie

4/18/2004 2:02:04 AM

 
Jennifer L. Skrutsky

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that is so funny....congrats

4/18/2004 2:09:08 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Thanks Jennifer!

4/18/2004 3:16:28 PM

 
Susan T. Evans
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A Big Congrats Susan!!!! Very happy for you!!!! well deserved!

4/19/2004 7:10:04 PM

 
Brenda Sellers

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Congratulations on your win, Susan!
Such a good title too.

4/20/2004 12:34:48 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Thanks so much Susan and Brenda!!
Cheers to you, Susie

4/20/2004 1:27:45 AM

 
Carol Brill
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Susie, I'm so pleased for your second-place finish this month, many congratulations!!

4/22/2004 6:24:57 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Thanks so much Carol, I really appreciate your support ~ cheers, Susie

4/22/2004 11:47:27 PM

 
Valer Gotea

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Susan, it was the perfect moment to take that picture. The sensation that the gull jumps is just ... perfect! It's great to see this funny pictures!And congratulations for the prize! Well deserved!

5/14/2004 7:01:26 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment Valer~ it is really appreciated! Regards, Susie

5/16/2004 12:59:58 AM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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Hey Susie - have you ever had about 80 comments for any other one of your photographs?!! VERY well captured - you can be in the right place at the right time sometimes, can't you...with your finger on the shutter, and the lens focussed ready to 'shoot' - LOL?!

I LOVE the way the other gull is 'blowing off steam' too - there always seems to be a few noisy, greedy ones in any flock of seagulls I've found! It is really difficult to 'catch' seagulls just as they are taking off like that, so you did extremely well Susie! Sorry I missed this one earlier, but very sincere congratulations on your second placing with it in March - it was richly deserved! Keep that camera at the ready, won't you?!!

Best regards... Carolyn

5/31/2004 7:37:07 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Hi Carolyn, thanks so much for your comments and congrats! Yes, it is often a question of being in the right place at the right time~ I think the reason I like to shoot animals/birds is their very unpredictability~ you never know what you you might be lucky enough to capture.. I can't wait to download after a day out shooting.. talk about an addict.. LOL!! Cheers to you, Susie

6/1/2004 12:50:47 AM

 
Patricia A. Kuniega
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Your photo came up on the contest page this morning... it was the first time I've seen it Susan! It gave me a good laugh to start my day! Sometimes the name of a photo can add a new dimension to what you are seeing. Your clever title certainly brought a whole other element to this one! Congratulations on your win! : )

8/31/2004 4:03:13 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Thanks Patricia ~ I appreciate you taking time to comment ~ glad it gave you a start to your day :)
Cheers, Susie

8/31/2004 2:10:43 PM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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Susie, I love this great moment frozen in time to make this such a terrific image. The humor portrayed along with the action, really fits the title too. So funny and a great image, with a well deserved WIN!!!

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