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RUSSIAN CITIES - YAROSLAVL

 
 

Here we have photography taken in Yaroslavl during our visit in July 2005. For text and photography from previous visits please go to Yaroslavl.

 
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Mike, Elizabeth and Amanda by the river cruise dock at Yaroslavl preparing for a tour of this ancient city.

 
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Elizabeth and Amanda with the musical combo that greated tourists on the Yaroslavl dock.

 
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First stop on the city tour is the high bluff overlooking the Volga River - the building is a remaining tower from the medieval fortress walls.

 
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Government building on the bluff overlooking the Volga River in Yaroslavl - the former metropolitan's palace is now a museum

 
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The inscription on a memorial stone - it reads "On this spot in the year 1010 Yaroslav the Wise founded Yaroslavl.

 
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An inscription on this rock notes that here is the location where Yaroslav the Wise founded Yaroslavl.

 
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Elizabeth standing next to a scuplture that depicts the Trinity as painted in the famous icon by Rubov. This is on the spot where Yaroslavl was founded and where the medieval cathedral once stood.

 
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Another view of the Trinity statue in Yaroslavl

 
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Another view of the statue representing the Holy Trinity as depicted in the Rubo icon.

 
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A telephoto view from the high embankment in Yaroslavl across the Kotorosl river to the Korovniki region complex. The domes of the Church of Ioann Zlatoust (St. John Chrysostom) (1649) behind the trees and the 17th century bell tower whose height of 101 feet is the reason it is known as 'The Candle of Yaroslavl).

 
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View of the Korotosl river just upstream of where it flows into the Volga at Yaroslavl.

 
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Mike, Amanda and Elizabeth standing on the bluff overlooking the Volga at Yaroslavl.

 
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House in the park on the point of the river embankment in Yaroslavl

 
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Church of Spasa na Goru (Savior in the city) because it was inside the medieval city walls. The church is much restored compared to 1993

 
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Church of Spasa na Goru (Savior in the city) because it was inside the medieval city walls.

 
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The upper part and drums and domes of the Church Spasa na Goru (Saviour in the City)

 
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The Church of St .Michael the Archangel seen through the trees along the Yaroslavl embankment. This is the garrison church for the Russian army in town.

 
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The upper part, drums and domes of the Church of the Archangel Michael. The church is a block from the fortress monastery.

 
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The Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Yaroslavl.

 
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Corner tower of the Spaso-Preobrazhenski ( Transfiguration of our Savior) fortress monastery in Yaroslavl.

 
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The bell tower appears above the fortress wall of the Spaso-Preobrazhenski monastery.

 
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The top of the bell tower of our Lady of Pechorsk (16th century) of the Spaso-Preobrazhenski monastery - The clock was moved here in 1624 from the Spassky Tower of the Moscow Kremlin.

 
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The Holy Gate viewed from inside the fortress monastery.

 
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The Romanov palace in the Spaso-Preobrazhenski monastery in Yaroslavl

 
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The Romanov palace in the Spaso-Preobrazhenski monastery in Yaroslavl.

 
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This double cathedral is the Transfiguration Cathedral - the part on the right was built in 1513 but the part on the left is the Church of the Yaroslavl Miracle-Workers, added in 1831. The medieval Muscovite and neo-classical styles contrast sharply.

 
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Three drums and domes above thee apse of the Cathedral of the Transfiguration in the monastery of same name in Yaroslavl.

 
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On the left the double apse of the Church of the Yaroslavl Miracle workers and on the right the white apse, upper sections, drums and domes of the Transfiguration Cathedral in the Spaso-Preobrazhenski monastery in Yaroslavl.

 
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The bell tower of Our Lady of Pechorsk rises above the trees in the Spaso-Preobrazhenski monastery in Yaroslavl.

 
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The bell-tower of the Spaso-Preobrazhenski monastery in Yaroslavl

 
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The bell-tower of the Spaso-Preobrazhenski monastery in Yaroslavl

 
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The bell-tower of the Spaso-Preobrazhenski monastery in Yaroslavl

 
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A set of small bells that a bell ringer uses to entertain tourists at the Spaso-Preobrazhenski monastery.

 
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A bell ringer has been doing this in the Transfiguration Cathedral every time we have visited Yaroslavl.

 
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Tower of the Spaso-Preobrazhenski monastery

 
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Three drums and domes top the Cathedral of the Transfiguration in the monastery of same name in Yaroslavl.

 
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A section of the monks' cells in the Spaso-Preobrazhenski monatery - in front young people are building a model of medieval buildings in a garden.

 
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A section of the monks' cells in the Spaso-Preobrazhenski monatery being repaired.

 
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One of the monastery gates - note the wood roof on the parapet of the fortress walls.

 
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One of the fortress towers of the Spaso=Preobrazhenski monastery in Yaroslavl

 
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The entrance side of the Church of the Yaroslavl Miracle Workers attached to the Transfiguration Cathedral in the monastery of Yaroslavl - the back side - apse - was seen in another photograph. Here the neo-classical style shows more clearly.

 
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Statue of Yaroslav the Wise standing in the Podbelsky square in front of the Transfiguration monastery in Yaroslavl.

 
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A conglomeration of advertising signs in downtown Yaroslavl.

 
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The provincial headquarters for the Yaroslavl government.

 
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The Church of Elijah the Prophet - the most visited church in Yaroslavl due to its magnificent frescos.

 
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The Church of Elijah the Prophet - the most visited church in Yaroslavl due to its magnificent frescos. The church was built between 1647 and 1650..

 
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One of the tent style towers of the Church of Elijah the Prophet in Yaroslavl.

 
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The Church of Elijah and Prophet from another side.

 
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Fresco painted in 1680 in the Church of Elijah the Prophet in Yaroslavl.

 
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One of the three dorways between the vestibule which runs around three sides and the main part of the church. The iconostasis is partially visible thru the doorway.

 
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Iconostasis in the Church of Elijah the Prophet in Yaroslavl.

 
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Icon on wall in the Church of the Prophet Elijah in Yaroslavl.

 
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Elizabeth and Amanda in the Church of the Prophet Elijah in Yaroslavl

 
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Detail of the frecoes in the Church of Elijah the Prophet in Yaroslavl.

 
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Detail of the frecoes in the Church of Elijah the Prophet in Yaroslavl.

 
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View of part of the iconostasis in the Church of Elijah the Prophet seen through the central door from the vestibule - and frescoes on the wall.

 
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View of part of the iconostasis in the Church of Elijah the Prophet seen through the central door from the vestibule - and frescoes on the wall.

 
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Another section of fresco in the Church of Elijah the Prophet in Yaroslavl

 
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Ceiling in the Church of Elijah the Prophet in Yaroslavl.

 
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Detail of center of ceiling - cupola - Christ

 
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Another section of ceiling in the Church of Elijah the prophet in Yaroslavl.

 
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Detail of this section of the ceiling - cupola of the Church of Elijah the prophet in Yaroslavl.

 
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The center of the iconostasis of the Church of Elijah the Prophet in Yaroslavl

 
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Inside the Church of Elijah the prophet.

 
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Detail of a fresco on wall of Church of Elijah the Prophet in Yaroslavl

 
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Church of Elijah the Prophet in Yaroslavl

 
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Detail of the drums and onion domes of the Church of Elijah the Prophet in Yaroslavl

 
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Detail of one of the tent-style bell towers of the Church of Elijah the Prophet in Yaroslavl

 
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Detail of the other the tent-style towers of the Church of Elijah the Prophet in Yaroslavl

 
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Mike, Elizabeth and Amanda standing in front of the shrine St. Alexander Nevski Chapel in Yaroslavl

 
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The Cathedral of the Kazan Convent built in 1845 and now very much repaired and repainted since our previous visits to Yaroslavl.

 
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The Cathedral of the Kazan Convent built in 1845 and now very much repaired and repainted since our previous visits to Yaroslavl.

 
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Elizabeth and Amanda standing in front of the outer wall around the Sretiniya Church in Yaroslavl.

 
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The bell tower is almost all that is left of the Sretiniya Church in Yaroslavl.

 
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Mike and Amanda with Dr. Valerii Tomashov, our excellent local guide in Yaroslavl.

 
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monastery has not been repaired.

 
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monastery has not been repaired.

 
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A section of the monastery

 
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The ladies are selling delicious looking strawberries outside the local meat market in Yaroslavl. But we didn't dare try any.

 
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Inside one of the meat markets in Yaroslavl.

 
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Inside one of the meat markets in Yaroslavl.

 
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Interior of meat market in Yaroslavl

 
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A butcher at work in a Yaroslavl meat market.

 
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Bogoyavleniya Church (Epiphany) (1684-1693) on opposite corner of Podbelski square from the Spaso-Preobrazhenski monastery

 
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The drums and onion domes of the Bogoyavleniya Church as seen from the bell tower in the Spaso-preobrazhenski monastery.

 
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Close-up view of the drums and onion domes of the Bogoyavleniya Church as seen from the bell tower in the Spaso-preobrazhenski monastery.

 
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The drums and onion domes of the Bogoyavleniya Church as seen from the bell tower in the Spaso-preobrazhenski monastery.

 
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The Romanov palace viewed from high in the bell tower of the Spaso-Preobrazhenski monastery

 
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The drums and domes of the Church of Archangel Michael as seen through an opening at the top of the bell tower in the Spaso-Preobrazheniya monastery

 
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The upper part of the Church of the Archangel Michael in the distance and some buildings in the Spaso-Preobrazhenski monastery as seen from the top of the bell tower.

 
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One of the larger bells in the tower of the Spaso-Preobrazhenski monastery in Yaroslavl

 
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A closer view of the Church of Archangel Michael and also partial view of Church of St. Nicholas seen from the top of the bell tower in the Spaso-Preobrazhenski monastery in Yaroslavl.

 
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More bells in the bell tower of the Spaso-Preobrazhenski monastery

 
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Upper part of tower as seen from high in the bell tower of the Spaso-Preobrazhenski monastery in Yaroslavl.

 
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Onion domes of the Church of the Archangel Michael viewed through an opening in the bell tower of the Spaso-Preobrazhenski monastery

 
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Onion domes, drums and bell tower of the Church of the Archangel Michael viewed from high in the bell tower of the Spaso-Preobrazhenski monastery

 
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View of the Church of the Archangel Michael and behind it Church of our Savior in the city from the top of the bell tower in the monastery in Yaroslavl

 
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One of the largest of the bells in the bell tower of the Spaso-Preobrazhenski monastery

 
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View of downtown Yaroslavl directly behind the close-up of the domes on top of the Transfiguration Cathedral in the Spaso-Preobrazhenski monastery

 
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The Church of the Archangel Michael in Yaroslavl

 
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View of downtown Yaroslavl with the striking Church of the Epiphany in the forground.

 
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View over Yaroslavl in a different direction shows the tower and domes of the Church of

 
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View over Yaroslavl in a different direction shows the tower and domes of the Church of Elijah the Prophet.

 
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View over Yaroslavl in a different direction shows the tower and domes of the Church of Elijah the Prophet.

 
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View from the bell tower of the Spaso-Preobrazhenski monastery over the Kotorosl river to the Yaroslavl suburbs. There are several other churches visible in the distance.

 
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View of Yaroslavl from the bell tower shows part of the monastery fortress wall and tower and several churches in the distance. In the foreground is are the domes of the Transfiguration cathedral in the monastery.

 
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View almost directly down from the top of the bell tower shows the tourist shops inside the monastery wall.

 
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View from the monastery bell tower down to the fortress wall and yellow building just outside.

 
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Close up of the bear and axe - the heraldry symbol of Yaroslavl on top of the spire of a tower in the Spaso-preobrazhenski monastery in Yaroslavl. - not the hawk.

 
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Close-up of a set of bells high in the bell tower of the Spaso-Preobrazhenski monastery.

 
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View from the bell tower in the monastery across the Kotorosl vier to the Konovniki area where we see the Church of St. john Chrysosxtom and the bell tower known as the 'candle of Yaroslavl".

 
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Close-up of one of the puppets in the Yaroslavl puppet theater.

 
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Display in the Yaroslavl puppet theater.

 
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Display in the Yaroslavl puppet theater.

 
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Display in the Yaroslavl puppet theater.

 
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Some puppets in the Yaroslavl theater

 
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Some puppets in the Yaroslavl theater

 
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Some puppets in the Yaroslavl theater

 
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Some puppets in the Yaroslavl theater

 
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Display in the Yaroslavl puppet theater

 
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Interior entrance area in the Yaroslavl puppet theater.

 
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Interior entrance area in the Yaroslavl puppet theater.

 
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Interior entrance area in the Yaroslavl puppet theater.

 
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Church of Elijah the Prophet in Yaroslavl

 
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The headquarters building of the Yaroslavl district.

 
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Detail of the domes and tower of the Church of Elijah the Prophet

 
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The shrine chapel to St. Alexander Nevski

 

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