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Light Up My Day
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Light Up My Day
Light Up My Day

Reworked and resubmitted.

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© Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Carole Bruckner
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    BEAUTFUL COLORS,AWESOME PICTURE.

7/30/2007 4:20:09 PM

 
Sandra M. High
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Really beautiful colors! Very nice.

7/30/2007 4:31:06 PM

 
Phil Cannon
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Donna, nice use of gradient and reflections - I like all these images of the pier - the silhouette works really well against each of the background compositions!

7/30/2007 4:59:28 PM

 
Mary Timman
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Wow Donna, I don't know how you did all this, but it's awesome work and a gorgeous image. Love all the colors and the composition.

7/30/2007 5:00:56 PM

 
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Very beautiful work, Donna!!!!!! k

7/30/2007 5:11:05 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Gorgeous bold colors, silhouettes and wonderful perspective, Donna!

7/30/2007 5:25:32 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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I really like what you have done here Donna! Outstanding composition and use of effects! Jeff

7/30/2007 5:29:18 PM

 
David Phalen
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Stunning! Fantastic comp, color and effects.

7/30/2007 5:49:59 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Nice work, Donna. Beautiful colors.

7/30/2007 6:45:33 PM

 

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Spectacular Donna! The colors are beautiful. Cool reflection. :}

7/30/2007 6:55:44 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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You have dazzling colors behind that wonderful silhouette, Donna!!

7/30/2007 7:53:26 PM

 
Ken Slade
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Stunning colors, outstanding POV and composition. Nice silhouette.

7/30/2007 8:51:15 PM

 
randy dannheim
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Still on of my favorites.

7/30/2007 9:46:40 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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A big THANK YOU to all of you!! I'm really GLAD for the positive feedback!!! How AWESOME!!!!

7/30/2007 9:53:41 PM

 
David L. Luchowski
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Beautiful image and effects,Donna.

7/30/2007 10:07:52 PM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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AWESOME in every way...fantastic colors. Beautifully done, Donna.

7/30/2007 11:39:02 PM

 
Karen K. Givens
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Beautiful image Donna, love the colors. :)

7/31/2007 4:14:07 AM

 
Sherri Gorman
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Gorgeous!!!! The colors are AWESOME!!!! Excellent image!!!!

7/31/2007 5:04:06 AM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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That's a stunner Donna..beautiful color and great silhouette!! Awesome image!!

7/31/2007 8:05:57 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Wonderful colors, Donna!

7/31/2007 1:32:22 PM

 
John Connolly
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I was impressed with this one first time round Donna, but this re-worked version ia absolutely stunning! A fabulous presentation.

7/31/2007 2:19:03 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Beautiful..Great work and creative!

7/31/2007 4:23:37 PM

 
Nadine A. Lewis
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WOW!!!! Donna, this is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!! <><

7/31/2007 6:16:10 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Beautiful, great color effects & composition.

8/1/2007 1:45:58 PM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Wow! Magnificent, Donna!! Looks like a Winnner to me!

8/1/2007 4:03:07 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thanks again for your AMAZING comments, I truly appreciate it VERY much!!!

8/1/2007 8:31:00 PM

 
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Well it is very easy to see why this is a EP. Beautiful rich colors. :O)

8/2/2007 3:02:44 PM

 
Hector Contreras
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Just stunning Donna!! Great comp and awesome colors.
Heco

8/4/2007 5:58:15 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Dr. Silly and Hector!!

8/4/2007 1:56:46 PM

 

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Great composition and the colours are awesome. Excellent post processing work. Well done.

8/4/2007 11:38:18 PM

 
Geraldine E. Lefoe
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Congrats Donna this is a stunning image and so is the earlier version, along with th erest of your gallery. You've obviously started out with an excellent shot to begin with, can you explain what you did to achieve this effect?

8/5/2007 1:06:17 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Splendid work, Donna! OUTSTANDING color choices!

8/5/2007 11:46:12 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Geraldine and Pat.

This was done in Photoshop. I took the original image and desaturated it. Then I made a new layer. I used the gradient tool and adjusted it to the desired colors. Then flattened the image and cleaned it up.

I hope this helps!! I learned to do this on my own, so it is hard to explain. I'm so glad all of you like this effect!!!

Donna

8/7/2007 3:36:28 PM

 
Cindy Wong
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Love the colors and effects! Excellent job, Donna! :)

8/7/2007 5:38:45 PM

 
Megan p
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WOW, OUTSTANDING!!! Hope to see it again!

8/11/2007 4:12:05 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Cindy and Megan. Your comments are very kind and I appreciate it!!

8/11/2007 8:30:53 PM

 
Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Are you from the planet Mars Donna? Stunning work!

8/15/2007 11:41:35 PM

 
Jim D. Keever
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CONGRATS!! on your Finalist!!
Jim

8/27/2007 11:59:21 AM

 
Wayne T. Fisk
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Totally Awesome! Congrats!
Wayne

8/27/2007 12:27:53 PM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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fantastic work, Donna! Congratulations!

8/27/2007 12:34:18 PM

 
Phillip R. Connolly
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This is a cool finish to the photograph Donna. Congratulations for your finalist...well deserved.

Phil

8/27/2007 12:36:45 PM

 
Heather 
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Congrats Donna!! :)

8/27/2007 12:37:47 PM

 
Dr Silly
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Congratulations on your finalist, Donna. :O)

8/27/2007 12:42:38 PM

 
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Congratulation on your beautiful DD Finalist, Donna!

8/27/2007 12:55:21 PM

 
Jill Odice
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A big Congrats Donna!

8/27/2007 1:20:23 PM

 
Susan T. Evans
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CONGRATS DONNA, THIS IS JUST AWESOME

8/27/2007 1:31:02 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Donna on this beautiful finalist!

8/27/2007 1:54:17 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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OH, I KNEW this one HAD to be finalist, NOW off to the WINNER CIRCLE, one of my favorite's, WTG and BIG CONGRAT'S

8/27/2007 2:27:14 PM

 
Dolly L. Davis
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Congratulations on this finalist! It's awesome, love the colors!

8/27/2007 2:50:36 PM

 
Jim D. Keever
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Superb Finalist!!

8/27/2007 3:06:52 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Stunning, Donna! Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist!

8/27/2007 3:14:31 PM

 
Marta J. Baldwin
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Donna!!!

8/27/2007 3:51:45 PM

 
eileen bedford
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Congratulations on your finalist Donna, well done...

8/27/2007 4:18:58 PM

 
Mary Timman
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I loved this color. Beautifully made. Congratulations.

8/27/2007 5:04:14 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations, Donna!

8/27/2007 5:05:49 PM

 
Angela Azzinnaro
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CONGRATS DONNA!!!!!!!

8/27/2007 5:17:50 PM

 
Boris Kirpichnikov
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist,Donna!

8/27/2007 5:22:29 PM

 
Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Bravo Donna!

8/27/2007 5:23:48 PM

 
Armando -. Arturo
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Big Congrats Donna. Bravissima!!!.

8/27/2007 5:43:53 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congratulations on this stunning finalist, Donna- I just bookmarked it as a favorite!
-Debby

8/27/2007 5:52:42 PM

 
Elizabeth A. Marker
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So Very Happy For You!!!! Congrats!!

8/27/2007 5:53:35 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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Congratulations on another stunning finalist, Donna.

8/27/2007 5:57:18 PM

 
Graeme Chow
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Great colors finalist ! Congratulation Donna.

8/27/2007 6:02:17 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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Hi Donna! A big congratulations on this stunning finalist. It is one of my favorites of yours. The colors are so dramatic and beautiful against the silhouetted pier. Hope to see it again!

8/27/2007 6:05:27 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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I echo Jill, Donna! It's a gorgeous finalist!

8/27/2007 6:06:22 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Awesome...great job!!! Congratulations!

8/27/2007 6:12:46 PM

 
Anna Diederich
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Congratulations on your finalist Donna!

8/27/2007 7:00:00 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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EXCELLENT Finalist image, Donna!!
Congrats
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8/27/2007 7:11:36 PM

 
Amanda Chapman
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WOOOHOOO DONNA!!!!

This TOTALLY deserves to be in the running!! Good luck next round :-)

8/27/2007 7:18:16 PM

 
Niky Sama
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the colors are amazing

8/27/2007 7:18:27 PM

 
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Donna!

8/27/2007 7:35:26 PM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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WOW, Donna - I REALLY loved the original of this image but I'm sorry that SOMEHOW I missed the reworked version!! I have to say that it's absolutely STUNNING - I just L-O-V-E what you've done with it!! The colours are AMAZING, and the details are SUPERB!! Sincerest CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist accolade, my friend...and I trust that we'll see this image in the next round of results, too!! It SO-O deserves a Placing, Donna!! :o)

8/27/2007 7:55:33 PM

 
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SOooo well-deserved! Big congrats, Donna!

8/27/2007 8:24:16 PM

 
Cynthia L. Deters
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This is wonderful. Congrats on your finalist!

8/27/2007 8:25:34 PM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Congrats Donna on this magnificent finalist.

8/27/2007 8:28:25 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Donna, a huge congrats on your finalist for this gorgeous work of art! I love the beautiful, electrifying colors!

8/27/2007 9:12:17 PM

 
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Congratulations on this outstanding finalist, Donna!!

8/27/2007 9:14:18 PM

 
Amy Jackson
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Congratulations, Donna!!!

8/27/2007 9:49:33 PM

 
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Congratulations on this fantastic finalist Donna!

8/27/2007 10:31:41 PM

 
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Congratulations on this totally awesome finalist, Donna.

8/28/2007 5:24:05 AM

 
Glenn E. Urquhart
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A Big Congratulations on your award, Donna!!! Well Deserved! Cheers, Glenn.

8/28/2007 5:52:34 AM

 
Tarun Bose
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Congrats for your finalist, Donna.

8/28/2007 6:11:44 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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This is outstanding Donna; congrats on your well deserved Finalist! Jeff

8/28/2007 7:23:11 AM

 
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Congratulations on your Finalist!

8/28/2007 8:09:17 AM

 
Kathleen Roughan
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Donna!!

8/28/2007 8:38:52 AM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist and best of luck in the next round Donna. Love the rich colors and contrast!

8/28/2007 9:17:34 AM

 
Sherri Gorman
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Congratulations on your AWESOME finalist!!!!

8/28/2007 11:02:40 AM

 
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This is an outstanding finalist that I expect to see with a winner's button in a day or so, Donna. Congratulations.

8/28/2007 11:04:19 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Woah, it is a lot of scrolling to get to the Respond on this; for good reason! Congratulations on this eye-catching Finalist!

8/28/2007 12:54:27 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Beautiful Donna! Congratulations!, Allen

8/28/2007 1:57:12 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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I can't thank you enough for all of your great comments. I appreciate the support and inspiration you have all shown me over the past few years!!!

THANKS!!!

Donna

8/28/2007 2:02:36 PM

 
Bob D. Hall
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Congrats on your Beautiful finalist, Donna!!!

8/28/2007 3:08:23 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Big congrats on all your gorgeous finalists, Donna.

8/28/2007 3:53:24 PM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Beautiful DOnna..congratulations!

8/28/2007 5:22:11 PM

 
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Fantastic finalist Donna - congratulations!!

8/28/2007 5:33:15 PM

 
Dianna Hauf
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I could have sworn I commented on this before!! I must be losing it! It is stunning Donna and I am thrilled or you on your finalists!! All the best!!

8/28/2007 7:44:16 PM

 
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Donna!!!

8/28/2007 8:37:19 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Wonderful finalist, Donna!

8/28/2007 9:25:27 PM

 
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Congratulations on this great finalist, Donna!

8/28/2007 9:47:44 PM

 
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Beautiful Donna...congrats!

8/29/2007 3:26:42 AM

 
Nadine A. Lewis
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I counted three finalists!!! CONGRATS!!! They are all soooo worthy!!! <><

8/29/2007 6:09:46 AM

 
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Donna, Congratulations on all your finalists. Best of luck to you in the next round. Take care

8/29/2007 7:35:16 AM

 
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Congratulations...: )

Great Job!!! : )

9/1/2007 6:16:37 PM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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Gorgeous colors..congratulations on your finalist !!!

9/3/2007 10:16:19 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Your compliments and congratulatory wishes are fantastic and truly appreciated!!

9/3/2007 5:05:10 PM

 
H. Jeremy Wu
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So water is so quiet and the color is so unreal! Great job!!

11/1/2007 6:42:12 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Jeremy!

11/3/2007 1:02:11 PM

 
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