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His light will be with us

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
His light will be with us
His light will be with us
Exposure mode: manual, Metering: multi pattern, ISO 200, aperture f/22, shutter 1 sec., lens 24 mm, White balance: shade
© Protacio Serna
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Protacio Serna
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/26/2004
    Rest in peace.


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4/4/2005 8:15:27 AM

 
Pam M
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/24/2005
 

OH MY GOODNESS !! I want to get one of these for myself! I mean ... I want to be able to take a pic like this !!!


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4/4/2005 4:15:04 PM

 
Bobbie Davis
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Wonderful image Protacio! It's just beautiful....and such a wonderful tribute.


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4/4/2005 4:39:16 PM

 
Karma Wilson
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One of your best.

Karma


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4/4/2005 5:15:12 PM

 
Linda Proctor
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Lovely tribute


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4/4/2005 6:36:48 PM

 
Protacio Serna
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/26/2004
 

Well...there's not much left to say.

His persona shed a light so bright, that just seeing him was enough to feel peace. This is a picture I took a few days ago, and printed it while learning about the Pope's death

This is an image I was hesitating to post. What you see on your screen is nothing compared to the printed version.

I'll be delighted to send an 11x17 in. print for each one of you.

Thanks for your comments.
Sincerely
PSerna.com


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4/4/2005 6:39:49 PM

 
Roxana Kat
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/24/2004
 

I loved the Pope, too... He was so kind with us... And I love your photo! Is so great! Please accept my congratulations and my emotions, too.
Kisses and hugs,
Roxana


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4/5/2005 1:35:57 AM

 
Maya Johnson
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This is a wonderful picture! where was this taken?
It is absolutely breath-taking!
--Maya


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4/5/2005 5:53:08 AM

 
Protacio Serna
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Thanks Roxana. Loved your message.

Thanks Maya for your comment.

This picture was taken inside a the church located in a cemetery in Real de Catorce, S.L.P. Mexico.

Real de Catorce is a small town with a wonderful history, but became a ghost town after the Spanish left the town and went back to their country.

Nowadays it is a wonderful place to relax, enjoy nature, people, crafts, and every now and then a movie is filmed in one of those great locations.

"The mexican" was filmed there (J. Roberts and B. Pitt) and recently "Las bandidas" with P. Cruz and S. Hayek. Part of the latter was filmed inside this church.

You can see some other pictures at

http://www.pserna.com/real/

Thanks again.
Protacio


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4/5/2005 12:59:36 PM

 
Mellanie   

Simply beautiful! Wonderful tribute to a great, great man! I agree with Karma....one of your best!


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4/5/2005 2:25:35 PM

 
Lucia De Giovanni  

Very beautiful indeed my friend - I felt it.


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4/5/2005 2:43:28 PM

 
Protacio Serna
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Thanks Mel.

Thanks Lucia.

Your comments are so important to me.

See ya
PSR


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4/6/2005 6:44:29 PM

 
Amalia Sylvia Ms Arriaga Salinas
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An excellent photograph Protacio! The perspective, the lighting and the subject itself are great.
Saludos,
Amalia


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4/10/2005 9:14:23 AM

 
Protacio Serna
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/26/2004
 

:)

Gracias
PSR


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4/10/2005 11:18:16 AM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/30/2003
 

Protacio, Wonderful photo, like the lighting, the spirit behind the photo and I like churches with domes, excellent Protacio, what is your charge for this photo, I felt the same way as you did about the Pope, and I guess I posted a few photos to him

Stan Kwasniowski


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4/10/2005 4:29:38 PM

 
Protacio Serna
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/26/2004
 

Hi Stan.

Thanks for your comment.

About the print, if you live in the states, just send me your mailing address to photo_f22@hotmail.com and I'll send you a print.

Thanks again
Pserna.com


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4/11/2005 6:24:07 AM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Protacio, thank you for your offer, but I live in Canada

Stan Kwasniowski


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4/11/2005 9:22:31 AM

 
Amanda Lillie
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Simply stunning, great detail. I would love a print, what would it cost?

~Amanda


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4/14/2005 12:42:43 PM

 
Protacio Serna
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/26/2004
 

Hi Amanda...thanks for your message. I'm glad you liked it.

Basicaly you'll only pay for S&H.

Take care.
PSerna.com


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4/15/2005 7:26:24 AM

 
cj patterson
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Absolutely Breathtaking Portacio!!! Fantastic!!!!


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4/27/2005 5:20:35 PM

 
Protacio Serna
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Thanks CJ...I appreciate it.

Take care
PSerna.com


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4/27/2005 6:18:39 PM

 
Michael B
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OK sorry to be a party pooper. Your photos are great, and this one is certainly beautiful, but I am missing something? Where is the religious significance? This could be a palace. Don’t jump on me, I’m really asking (I’m not Catholic). I also think one element should be vertical.


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4/28/2005 4:19:09 PM

 
Protacio Serna
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Thanks for your comment about my photos Michael. I appreciate it.

About the first question: Where is the religious significance?

It was taken at a church. An old catholic church. It could be a palace as well, but so farwell until nowthose who have seen the image know it is a church. But I agree with you: there is not a single part of it that clearly states it is a church.

The distortion is due to the lens I was using and aiming high it increases the distortion. That is something not only knew form the moment I took the picture, but it was something I expected before I took the shot. I tried to make the column in the middle as vertical as possible, but it increased the angle of the column on the right.

Distortion is a problembut if theres one thing I regret is not having more space behind me or a wider lens to include the whole arch in the upper part of the image.

Thanks for your input.
Regards
PSerna.com


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4/28/2005 7:13:17 PM

 
Richard 
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Very, very nice photo. Great job.


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4/28/2005 10:02:52 PM

 
Protacio Serna
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Thanks Richard....welcome to BetterPhoto

Regards
PSerna.com


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4/29/2005 6:38:05 AM

 
Eran Shpigelman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/17/2005
 

Hi Procatio,
Excellent image regardless of religion (I'm jewish), this is a breathtaking image. I'm sure Well see it as a winner next month.


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4/29/2005 7:06:53 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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Congratulations, Protacio!!!


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5/21/2005 10:55:53 PM

 
Amalia Sylvia Ms Arriaga Salinas
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Congratulations Protacio!
Saludos,
Amalia


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5/21/2005 11:14:51 PM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Protacio, a Big Congratulations, perfect as usual

Stan Kwasniowski


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5/22/2005 10:07:17 AM

 
Pam M
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Well Done! It remains my favorite. Glad to see the judges have good taste ;)

have fun
pam


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5/22/2005 2:19:14 PM

 
Linda Proctor
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Congratulations Protacio!! Well deserved!


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5/22/2005 3:34:06 PM

 
Protacio Serna
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Thank you all!

Best regards
PSerna.com


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5/23/2005 10:59:22 AM

 
Matthew Gordon
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Excellent photo Protacio! Love the lighting. Every nook and cranny is captured! Once again amazing photo.

M. J. Gordon, Jr.


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5/23/2005 8:38:33 PM

 
Miles Mitchell  

Great image, Protacio. As a long time architectural photographer I really appreciate a capture that defines the space so elegantly. Sometimes in architectural subjects a bit of distortion is very much accepted. Very well done.

Miles


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5/24/2005 1:45:20 PM

 
Mellanie   

Congrats, my friend on this win! Well deserved!


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5/24/2005 5:41:37 PM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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Congrats!


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5/24/2005 6:02:58 PM

 
Patricia A. Kuniega
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Superb work, Protacio! In my book, a grand win! Rich and elegant, I agree it's one of your finest. Now, take a bow! : )


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5/24/2005 6:03:30 PM

 
Jane Summa
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gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! Congratulations, Protacio, on your 2nd place win!!! :-)


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5/24/2005 6:20:30 PM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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Protacio congrat's on your 2nd place win.

Job well done.

Kerby


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5/24/2005 6:51:23 PM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Protacio, Congratulations

Stan Kwasniowski


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5/24/2005 7:23:03 PM

 
Nancy Grace Chen
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Splendid lighting and depth. Congratulations on your winner.

Nancy


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5/24/2005 8:54:09 PM

 
Amalia Sylvia Ms Arriaga Salinas
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Felicidades por tu segundo lugar Protacio! Bien merecido!,
Saludos,
Amalia


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5/24/2005 9:57:28 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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WTG Protacio!!!


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5/24/2005 10:08:22 PM

 
Lucia De Giovanni  

Congratulations on your 2nd place win Protacio!


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5/25/2005 5:07:55 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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That is a fabulous picture Protacio. Congratulations on your 2nd place win. This is one of my favorites and I always watch your galleries to see what's new. Karen in Texas.


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5/25/2005 6:49:56 AM

 
Protacio Serna
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/26/2004
 

wow...I don't know what to say.

THANKS.

Protacio


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5/25/2005 8:45:57 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Beautifully done, Protacio. Congratulations!


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5/25/2005 9:39:24 AM

 
Ermanno Radice
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Congratulations on your second place win Protacio! Me gusta mucho!


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5/25/2005 11:58:22 AM

 
Kymm C. Gardner
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Congratulations Protacio!


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5/29/2005 8:07:16 PM

 
Protacio Serna
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Thanks...Gracias.


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5/30/2005 4:02:19 AM

 
Amanda Price
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I'm not Catholic either, but this is one stunning photo! The colours are so rich and delicious!


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6/11/2005 7:37:14 PM

 
Lucia De Giovanni  

Better late than never! Congratulations my friend!


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6/14/2005 4:31:50 AM

 
Wanda Judd
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Congratulations, you have the soul and eye of a great artist...This is truly awesome.


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6/17/2005 11:34:39 AM

 
Protacio Serna
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Thank you, thank you and thank you...take care.

Protacio


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6/17/2005 11:42:31 AM

 
Michael J. Gardner  

A belated congratulations on this winning photo!
Your photography keeps getting better and better.
Mike


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6/27/2005 10:29:45 AM

 
Protacio Serna
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/26/2004
 

Hey Mike...good to see you here...thanks for your support.


Best regards
Pserna.com


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6/27/2005 9:38:07 PM

 
Jamil Saliba
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interesting capture


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8/7/2005 9:30:32 AM

 
Protacio Serna
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thank you Jamil


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8/8/2005 10:52:13 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Beautiful....Congrats on this! :)


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11/11/2005 5:28:11 PM

 
Protacio Serna
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thanks Shelly...regards...pserna.com


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11/12/2005 10:46:53 AM

 
Katrina Diaz
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WOW! Beautiful find! Wonderful architectural capture! I LOVE the tones and the composition!
~K


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11/12/2005 3:39:18 PM

 
Protacio Serna
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Thank you Katrina...have a good day


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11/14/2005 8:57:08 AM

 
Amy L. Carroll
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Absolutely breathtaking. Beautiful picture and composition.


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11/14/2005 10:20:06 AM

 
Protacio Serna
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thank you...take care


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11/14/2005 12:29:27 PM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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this is so gorgeous! I can see why it has a gold medallion underneath it. Super shot!


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5/3/2006 3:06:24 PM

 
Protacio Serna
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Thanks Laura...I look at this print every day on my way out from my office. I enojy it every day since the day I took it.

Regards
Pserna.com


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5/3/2006 4:25:15 PM

 
Milan Banik
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excellent composition and wonderful presentation.


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5/11/2006 5:37:25 AM

 
Protacio Serna
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Thanks Milan...regards
Protacio


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5/11/2006 6:44:31 AM

 
Debbie Del Tejo
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When a work of art like this is still around after a year....what can I say...I am speechless.
Thank you and God bless!


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5/12/2006 6:41:39 PM

 
Protacio Serna
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Thank you so much Debbie.

Best regards
Pserna.com


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5/13/2006 9:00:10 AM

 
Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
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Wonderful image, Protacio .... the colors and PoV are magnificent! Congrats on your 2nd place winner ...

Steve Hurkett


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1/13/2007 2:33:26 AM

 
Protacio Serna
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Thanks for your input...Best regards

Pserna.com


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1/13/2007 10:36:46 AM

 
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