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Hiker in Great Sand Dunes
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner
 
Hiker in Great Sand Dunes
Hiker in Great Sand Dunes
Late afternoon, Colorado, 12-24 lens
© Sergey Ushakov
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    Excellent shot Sergey!
Congratulations on your POTD!

10/22/2005 12:20:44 AM

 
ronda chatelle
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Unbelieveable! This is fantastic! Congratulations on POTD! Well Deserved!

10/22/2005 12:25:30 AM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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Very well done, Sergey! Congratulations on this POTD!

10/22/2005 12:32:59 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Sergey, wonderful detail and composition; congratulations on your POTD.

10/22/2005 12:35:44 AM

 
carol 

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Really stunning!!

10/22/2005 1:05:55 AM

 
Siete Meeter
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Sergey, wonderful detail and composition; congratulations on your POTD

10/22/2005 1:07:53 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Wow ~ what a stunning shot ~ many congrats Sergey ~ well deserved!

10/22/2005 1:21:46 AM

 
Bill Houghton
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WOW - Amazing photo. Great work.

10/22/2005 1:26:25 AM

 
PRABHAKAR M. SAIT

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Fantastic! Makes you wonder about your technique and creativity. Just great.

P.Sait

10/22/2005 1:40:23 AM

 
Jos P. Ricarte

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a work of art!
eye drops for the eyes!

10/22/2005 1:58:42 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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Wow, wow, wow...... Awesome image! Big congratulations on your well deserved POTD, Sergey!!

10/22/2005 3:06:51 AM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congratulations on your POTD, Sergey, for this stunning and outstanding image!
-Debby

10/22/2005 3:25:55 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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excellent. wow. love it. congrats on your potd.

10/22/2005 3:32:32 AM

 
Joline Frazier
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This is magnificent! Congratulations on POTD, it is richly deserved.

10/22/2005 3:46:28 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Cool shot, congratulation on your POTD!

10/22/2005 3:48:30 AM

 
Ed Heaton
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Excellent image Sergey,
Very nicely done :-)
Congrats on POTD!

10/22/2005 3:50:53 AM

 
Debra Booth
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Congrats on this wonderful POTD, Sergey!!

10/22/2005 4:25:33 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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This is WOW extradornaire!

Very nice work Sergey

10/22/2005 4:37:07 AM

 
Jessica L. Richard
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wow, great image, love the lighting! congrats on POTD!

10/22/2005 4:45:19 AM

 
Ratna Ning

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Great work of art. Congratulations Sergey!

10/22/2005 4:51:18 AM

 
Virginia L. Allison
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Very pretty. Great shot, congrats.

10/22/2005 4:59:13 AM

 
Scott Pedersen

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Exellent...Love them shadows

10/22/2005 5:05:31 AM

 
andrew papkov

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fantastic image congratulations
sergey.
Andrew

10/22/2005 5:06:25 AM

 
Carolyn M. DAlessandro
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Awesome shot! absolutely awesome. Congratulations on your feature and enjoy your special day. Carolyn D.

10/22/2005 5:14:30 AM

 
Dan Walters

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Great image! Love the light.

10/22/2005 5:21:16 AM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
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Congratulations an a truly awesome phto, it's beautiful, what a great shadow! Mary :-)

10/22/2005 5:22:14 AM

 
Leonard Pierce
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Congratulations on your fantastic POTD Sergey!!!

10/22/2005 5:59:26 AM

 
Clemente do Rosario
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Excellent work, light & composition !
Congrats Sergey.

10/22/2005 5:59:31 AM

 
Mimi Katz
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Great shot - I love everything about it!

10/22/2005 6:01:23 AM

 
Mary McAllister
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Outstanding image -- congratulations!

10/22/2005 6:48:28 AM

 
Michael E. Quintana

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Fantastic!! Congrats!!

10/22/2005 7:16:06 AM

 
Cynthia N. Westman

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This picture is amazing Sergey. It took my breath away. Would you mind sharing some of the details?

Cynthia Westman

10/22/2005 7:37:34 AM

 
Quang Toai Le

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EXellent shot. I love it. Congrats

10/22/2005 7:51:29 AM

 
Nancy Ryan

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This is sooo fabulous... it is awesome how you got your shot facing the sun but with no harsh effects, I am in awe... very beautiful and skillfully done!

10/22/2005 8:18:56 AM

 
Joy Rector
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congrats on the POTD

10/22/2005 8:20:50 AM

 
The  Italian  Eye
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Hi Ser!
remember me? Dado! This is really awesome what a great picture!
COngratulations on this fantastic POTD!!!!

Danilo

10/22/2005 8:23:31 AM

 
Terrill Province
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Love this POTD!!!

Congratulations!!!

10/22/2005 8:52:54 AM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Such an artful, beautiful image!! Congratulations on your POTD Sergey!!

10/22/2005 9:02:20 AM

 
Andrew M. Smith

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i love the contrast of lighting. it is very beautiful.

10/22/2005 9:29:13 AM

 
Dale S
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Makes you feel really small in all the vast surroundings. Good work!

10/22/2005 10:29:34 AM

 
Mary  Clarke
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Many congratulations on POTD Sergey -this is absolutely fantastic.

10/22/2005 10:36:15 AM

 
Cathy Stancil
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What a magnificent image !!! Bravo ! (beautiful gallery Sergey !)

10/22/2005 10:38:02 AM

 
Frank Iwanczuk

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Congratulations Sergey onyour POTD Beautiful lighting and conrast.

10/22/2005 10:47:35 AM

 
Katleen R. Struckle
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WOW WOW!! So gorgeous. Congrats on POTD!!

10/22/2005 1:06:42 PM

 
Molly Pratt

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OHHHHHH my heart be still Molly

10/22/2005 1:41:17 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Magnificent, Sergey! Congratulations on this stunning POTD!

10/22/2005 1:58:12 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Your photograph is awesome! I love the use of light and shadow. The feeling is of solitude and the enormity of the world. I thought it was taken in a middle eastern desert until I read the caption. Fantastic!

10/22/2005 2:37:00 PM

 
Scott 

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Great Photo don't quite know what else to say other than I have a long way to go so I better get busy.

10/22/2005 2:43:48 PM

 
Lori Carlson
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WOW! Congratulations on this incredible POTD Sergey!! :0)

10/22/2005 3:00:28 PM

 
Amanda Price
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Unbelievably brilliant photo. Congrats on a truly quality POTD!

10/22/2005 3:20:30 PM

 
Anita Taylor
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Incredible image, Sergey! Love the scale of the dunes with the hiker in the photo.

10/22/2005 5:42:50 PM

 

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Love the shot. Love the shadows versus the highlights. Creates a dramatic effect. Well Done..

10/22/2005 5:52:47 PM

 
Luhut Napitupulu

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I really like the mood and the shadows plus the lighting, Sergey! Congratulations on POTD.

10/22/2005 7:11:35 PM

 
Victor Bustinza

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Congratulations,I always enjoy with pics like yours, I am a fanatic of better photo, and soon I will send my own pics for you

10/22/2005 8:52:10 PM

 
suman 

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hi

10/22/2005 9:31:53 PM

 
Kern D. Hercules

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I love it ,great composition with sepia under tone.. I love it again

10/22/2005 9:44:10 PM

 
Terri L. Scribner
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Fantastic image!! Congratulations!!!

10/23/2005 5:59:35 AM

 
Ungku A. Razak
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WOW....Fantastic

10/23/2005 7:58:59 PM

 
Sylvia B. Toftness

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Outstanding composition and color. Congrats.

10/24/2005 6:40:59 AM

 
Claudette Foote
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Very well done, Sergey! Congratulations on this POTD!

10/24/2005 7:11:56 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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This is fabulous, great choice for photo of the day!! The lighting is perfect!

10/24/2005 10:34:49 AM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Congrats on your POTD, Sergey!

10/24/2005 4:53:10 PM

 
Winnie Easton-Jones

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Congratulations for having "the eye!"

Fabulous composition, lights and darks...!!!!!!

I teach drawing and I'll bring in my computer so the students can see this!
Winnie E-J.

10/25/2005 4:56:19 AM

 
Katrina M. Scheidler
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very nice shot I love it

10/25/2005 4:58:51 AM

 
Sergey Ushakov

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Thank you very much to everybody!!!
Sorry for not responding for a while - on vacation rigth now - typing from some South-East Asia internet cafe :) - what a nice surprise! Thanks again!

Sergey

10/28/2005 9:30:52 PM

 
Siete Meeter
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Beautiful capture!!!
Congratulations on being a Finalist, good luck in the next level!!!

11/23/2005 6:44:30 AM

 
The  Italian  Eye
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I remember this one!
Happy TG and big congrats!

11/24/2005 6:45:23 AM

 
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Beautiful lines, light, color and shadow!

11/25/2005 12:40:50 AM

 
Jill M. Flusemann
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WOW! Fabulous - congratulations on your finalist and something tells me you won't need luck with this picture in the next round :)

11/26/2005 5:53:13 AM

 
Sergey Ushakov

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Huge thanks to everybody again!
I simply can not answer every comment personally on this picture - sorry :)

11/26/2005 9:20:53 AM

 
Vince Warwick
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Very well deserved excellent image.

Congratulaitions

Vince

11/26/2005 12:21:16 PM

 
KHAWLA Haddad
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CONGRATULATIONS on your 1st Place win!!!

11/26/2005 12:44:13 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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Congratulations on your win Sergey! This is breathtaking.

11/26/2005 1:03:19 PM

 
Siete Meeter
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Congratulations on your 1st Place win!!!

11/26/2005 1:03:21 PM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE win Sergey!! Stunning image!!!

11/26/2005 1:28:31 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Wonderful light and form here Sergey. Congratulations on your 1rst Place win!

11/26/2005 2:15:35 PM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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Sergey,

Congratulations on your first place win. Job well done. Kerby

11/26/2005 2:24:18 PM

 
Claudine Grove
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Congratulations on your first place win. It's an awesome image

11/26/2005 2:58:18 PM

 
Mary  Clarke
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Many congratulations on you First Place winner Sergey. I loved your image when it was POTD and if it's possible I love it even more seeing it again.

11/26/2005 4:28:43 PM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Congratulations on this haunting image and on your first place win, Sergey!

11/26/2005 5:39:17 PM

 
Johnny  Santoso
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Many congratulations on this First Place winner.. Regards,

11/26/2005 6:15:19 PM

 
Susana Heide
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I can't put it any better than what others have already said but I do want to add my congrats for this magnificient image!!!!

11/26/2005 8:54:27 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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I love this awesome image!! Congratulations on your well deserved first place win, Sergey!!

11/26/2005 9:28:54 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Congratulations on your outstanding first place win!!

11/26/2005 10:09:41 PM

 
The  Italian  Eye
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Congratulation my friend! very well deserved first place!

11/26/2005 10:18:44 PM

 
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I love the feeling of isolation and desolation here, Sergey! Wonderful image! Must be gorgeous in print! Enjoy your first place win! Well deserved!

11/27/2005 12:45:43 AM

 
Jill M. Flusemann
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Congratulations on a great first place!

11/27/2005 5:17:56 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Amazing shot, Sergey! Congratulations on your win!

11/27/2005 8:10:47 AM

 
Noel Baebler
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HUZZAH!!!

11/27/2005 8:55:42 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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A BIG CONGRATULATIONS Sergey

11/27/2005 12:57:06 PM

 
Beverly Belcamino
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Sergey--the composition and shadows are just spectacular--Congratulations on your well deserved first place.
Beverly

11/27/2005 4:03:49 PM

 
Chris Macer

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Congrats on the win, Sergey!

11/27/2005 5:00:12 PM

 
bob cornelison
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Great shot! Congrats!
~:O)

11/28/2005 7:52:08 AM

 
Jeffrey Smith
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Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE win Sergey! Stunning image.

11/28/2005 9:17:12 AM

 
Brenda Tharp
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Great job, Sergey - your photograph did this place justice. Great study of light and shadow, and the hiker adds such scale to the whole scene. Congratulations on your first place win!

11/28/2005 10:47:40 AM

 
Brenda Tharp
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Great job, Sergey - your photograph did this place justice. Great study of light and shadow, and the hiker adds such scale to the whole scene. Congratulations on your first place win!

11/28/2005 10:48:36 AM

 
lyn 
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Superb Sergey, many congrats on this one !!

11/28/2005 2:42:07 PM

 
Sergey Ushakov

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Thank you all again for all the warm words! The place is really magic and - probably for good - is very remote and "underused". Tthere are many people at the parking lot in summer (nobody in winter) but if you hike a little bit you will have it all to youself - and your subject who is seeking the same solitude :)

11/28/2005 3:40:50 PM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations on your First Place win, Sergey!

Cathy :)

11/28/2005 5:39:01 PM

 
Marta Azevedo
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This is wonderful, Sergey. Congratulations

11/29/2005 7:18:54 AM

 
Allan L. Dy
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Absolutely superb! Congratulations Sergey!

11/30/2005 9:17:24 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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OUTSTANDING image, a big congratulations!!

12/1/2005 3:40:02 PM

 
Gary Minish
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Good eye and an excellent exposure, Sergey. Congratulations on your win!

12/1/2005 8:49:04 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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Many congratulations on your First Place Win with this stunning image, Sergey!
Monika

12/1/2005 9:29:57 PM

 
Irina Kotikova
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This is just an amazing picture! It can not get more perfect - can not believe you could spot it in Colorado! Have you used fiters or special effects?

12/5/2005 12:53:56 PM

 
Alton I. Vance
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Stunning work! Lighting is perfect and the composition capturing. Really a very nice gallery.

12/15/2005 5:59:23 PM

 
Aki Jinn
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Such amazing shot! Love the contrast , light & shadow , details!

12/22/2005 6:35:14 PM

 
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