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If you quit the Travel Group ALL fundraising money
remains with the group!
 One year prior departure,  EF will have
bought
airline tickets, paid hotels, booked buses,
booked guides, paid for tickets, etc.
When you cancel one year prior to departure,
you will lose a great deal of money.
EF have to book
everything in Europe very early so that we can all
fly together and stay together as a large group.
EF must book large groups
early - it isn't like booking a vacation for a few people.
We are a large group and everything is booked
at least a year in advance.
REMEMBER...

Monies raised through School Fundraisers

are non-refundable

if you decide to leave the group.

This is school policy.

Please be certain that you are able to make a

three year commitment to the Travel Group before joining.

Membership Information

Your Registration Fee of $300.00 and all
Fundraising Monies are
Non-Refundable.flower
Make sure you
want to
be a member of the Travel Club before paying
the registration fee!
All payments are sent directly to the Travel Company.
If you decide to
leave the group you will have to contact EF.
EF will not refund your
Registration Fee!
Fundraising Money is Non-Refundable.
If you
decide to leave the Travel Group your
fundraising money will
remain with the group.
In grade 10 all personal payments (minus the
registration fee) will
be returned. However, if you cancel in your grade 11 year or
the year of the planned trip, EF will decide
the amount of funds that will be returned to
you. You will be charged for insurance $149.00, a $400.00 cancellation fee and your registration fee $100.00. Therefore, if you have $1000.00 in your account with EF and cancel you will recieve $351.00. Then your fundraising money will be deducted from this amount.
Please make sure
that you want to be a member
of the Travel group and are able
to make a commitment before you join.

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The BEC Travel Group

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EF Education is #1 in educational travel.

 With more than 45 years of experience and offices in more than 50 countries,

EF are the most reputable student travel organization.   

EF started in 1965 the EF family of subsidiaries includes educational tours,

high school cultural exchange, language schools and a one-year MBA program.

EF's programs have helped more than 15 million students learn a language,
discover the world or earn an academic degree.

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    Breton Education Centre Travel Club
    Mme Kennedy ,
    Kirk Morrison and
    Mme Mc Gillivray      
     

    If you have any questions or concerns please contact

      Marilyn at  macm@staff.ednet.ns.ca   

    Please contact Marilyn via email not telephone.

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    Day 1

    May 14 - Bus from New Waterford to

    Halifax (time to be announced) 

     Fly overnight to Greece plane

    Day 2

     

    Arrive in Athens

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    Glyfada

    The popular and famous coastal region of Glyfada, often referred to as the "Greek Riviera", is located along the coast of Athens.

    Where our hotel is located.

    The Palmyra Beach Hotel has an excellent location in the heart of fashionable Glyfada and is just a few metres from the beach. The hotel also provides easy access to unique astrological sites, historical buildings, museums and many other lively parts of the city.

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    Our hotel  on the beach in Glyfada.

    Address:
    70 Possidonos Avenue
    Glyfada 166 75 Athens

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    This  4 star hotel is situated in the exclusive beach resort Glyfada (the hotel to the beach 0.05 km)

    The hotel boasts luxurious, modern and spacious rooms that are exquisitely furnished and facilitated with an array of standard facilities. The rooms with individual balconies offer magnificent mountain views and ensures  a comfortable stay.

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    The Glyfada Tram
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    Near our Hotel
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    Take a walking tour of Athens:

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    The main shopping centre of Athens is in the triangle between Ermou Street, Aiolou Street and Academias Street

    We will be shopping in the Plaka District.   

    You must always remain with your group while shopping.  There must be two or more members in each group. 

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    Ermou street (the main shopping district of Athens) that leads to Monastiraki square.

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    The two other main shopping streets are Eolou and Agiou Marou where you can find incredible bargains in clothes, fabrics, , shoes, and cafes where you can catch your breath after shopping.

    Check out Spiliopoulos towards the bottom of Ermou for shoes. It is like a shoe-free-for-all that can be like the NY Stock Exchange during a buying frenzy. Go to the end of Ermou and turn right on Athinas Street there are a number of clothing shops where you can find more casual stuff, jeans, T-shirts, etc.    On the same street you can buy cool souvenir shirts. The kind that even Greeks buy. Soccer jerseys of local teams and heroes, Greek police and military shirts. 

    Ermou St. -   Ermou street, the number one shopping street in Athens where besides local shops you can find well known stores like Benneton, Zara's and other international shops. There is even a Bodyshop. Ermou at one time was a main street for traffic. It is now one of the largest of Athens streets to be closed to cars and it is like a New York City street fair, any day of the week, with thousands of shoppers, street musicians and people selling corn-on-the-cob . It's like a high-class bazaar.

    This is a wide pedestrian walkway just opposite the face of the parliament building. It's lined with all the major brand name shops, mostly Greek brand names, but tucked right in with them are shops like Bennetton, Marks and Spencer, and MAC. There are so many shoe shops, it would take a week to get to them all. Prices are mid range in most shops. There are also plenty of happening coffee shops to rest and catch your breath. Take a daily stroll down Ermou Street and enjoy the ever changing variety of sidewalk artists and musicians from all over the world.


    In Plaka is Vassilopoulos, Athens’ biggest department store.

    There is also a huge department store in Panepistimiou Street called ‘Attica’.

    There is an excellent Flea market in Monastiraki (open daily).   Athens also offers the familiar international chains, such as a Virgin Store and the French ‘Carrefour’ department store on Petrou Palli Street, and Marks and Spencer’s.

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    Plaka district ,  Hadrian’s Arch and The Temple of Zeus

    In front of the Temple of Zeus is Hadrians Arch. The Arch was built in AD 131 and used as a symbol to mark the boundary between ancient Athens and the new modern Roman city of Hadrian.

    There is even two inscriptions on either side of the Arch. One side says "This is Athens , the ancient city of Theseus." and on the other side "This is the city of Hadrian and not of Theseus.".

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    Thousands of years ago  people believed in a god named Zeus. He was considered to be the god of the sky and weather and his image appeared on most Greek coins. The people of Greece worshipped this idol as their god. Zeus became one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

    Zeus was the king of the gods and answerable to no one --  A sky god, he controls lightning, which he uses as a weapon, and thunder. He is king on Mount Olympus,  the home of the Greek gods. He is also credited as the father of Greek Heroes and the ancestor of many other Greeks.

    The Temple Of Olympian Zeus was once the largest temple in Greece, dwarfing even the Parthenon and the Acropolis.   The temple is located just south of the Acropolis, next to Amalias Avenue, one of Athens busiest streets.

    Work began on the Temple of Zeus in the 6th century BC by the tyrant Peisistrates, but was not completed until hundreds of years later by the Roman Emperor Hadrian in 132 AD. He dedicated the temple to Zeus Olympios during the Panhellenic festival.

    Inside the temple Hadrian had a huge ivory and gold inlaid statue of the God Zeus made, a replica of the one at Olympia by Pheidas. In true Roman style he had a statue of himself made and placed next to the one of Zeus. Unfortunately both are now lost.

    The temple was once the most magnificent in Greece, but with years of neglect and vandalism, all that is left are 15 columns of the original 104, one still sprawled across the floor after it fell down in 1852.

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    Temple of Olympian Zeus

    Day 3

     Athens

    Take a guided tour of Athens:

    Olympic stadium

    Omonia and Syntagma squares

    The name Syntagma means Constitution

    Syntagma Square is the most famous in Athens if not all of Greece.

    At the top of Syntagma is the Parliament Building, formerly the King's Palace, built between 1836 and 1840.

    Syntagma (constitution in Greek) is the square in front of the Parliament,  and it is considered the main square of Athens.
     

    Visit the Acropolis:

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    Parthenon , Temple of Athena Nike and the Acropolis Museum

    Temple of Athena Nike (Victory)

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    The temple was begun around 427 BC and completed during the unrest of the Peloponnesian war. It was built over the remains of an earlier sixth century temple to Athena. 

    The Temple of Athena Nike stood untouched until it was demolished in 1686 by the Turks, who used the stones to build defenses against the Venetians. It was later completely reassembled.

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    Day 4

     Delphi 

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    Take a guided tour of Delphi:

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    The Oracle of Delphi

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    The oracle of Delphi was the telephone psychic of ancient times: People came from all over Europe to call on the Pythia at Mount Parnassus to have their questions about the future answered.

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    Dating back to 1400 BC, the Oracle of Delphi was the most important shrine in all Greece.  Built around a sacred spring, Delphi was considered to be the center of the world.

    People came from all over Greece and beyond to have their questions about the future answered by the Pythia, the priestess of Apollo. And her answers could determine the course of everything from when a farmer planted his seedlings, to when an empire declared war.

    Delphi became a fantastic showcase of art treasures and all Greek states would send rich gifts to keep the Oracle on their side.

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    Delphi Museum

    Day 5

    The Louis Cristal

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     Board our cruise ship for The Island of Mykonos.  
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    Things to Do:
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    1.  Walk around the very safe and winding white washed streets.
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    2.  Lovely architecture and historic homes.
    3.  Shopping
    4.  Visit a local bakery
    5.  Visit Little Venice
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    6.  Visit The Famous Windmills
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    7.  Visit the Mykonos Folk Museum - Take a look at 18th century upper class homes.
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    8.  Visit Ano mera
    9.  Visit The Archaeological Museum of Mykonos
    10.  Enjoy the sites and the friendly people.
    With its own airport and sandy beaches the Greek Island of Mykonos is the smallest of the main islands in the

    Cyclades but also the most popular. Life is centered

    around Mykonos town itself.
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    Most traffic is banned from the waterfront and the narrow maze of labyrinthine streets

    of the town behind, so the only way to explore is on foot, getting lost in the maze of streets

     is something that is claimed on many Greek islands, but in the case of Mykonos town it is true.

    There is a wide variety of shops, restaurants and cafes.  Even when walking down the quietest of

    back streets you can come across a clothes boutique or jewellery shop. All of this adds

    to the reputation of Mykonos as being the most cosmopolitan of Greek islands.

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    Day 6

    Turkey - Kusadasi - Patmos

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    Kusadasi shopping will be one of the highlights of your Mediterranean cruise vacation for sure!

    Just walking through the streets of Kusadasi and seeing all those colourful goods spilling out the shop windows is sure to make you drool.

     Kusadasi  you will find goods and authentic Turkish souvenirs you will see nowhere else on your trip.

    In Kusadasi, there are literally thousands of shops crammed into a very small area: it all starts the moment you walk across the street from the port entrance.

    You are expected to haggle but it’s nothing you should be scared of! You should relax and look at it as a fun experience you will tell your friends and family about when you return home.

    Turkish Souvenirs - Leather Items, Spices, Ceramics, Turkish Delights, Turkish Apple Tea, Turkish Evil Eye Beads, Turkish Coffee, gold, silver, rings, etc.

      

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    A 20 minute walk from the ship. 

    A pebble/sand beach.  A great and very safe place to swim.  We will be renting chairs and umbrellas.  There are restaurants all along the beach.  Make sure to bring something to wear on your feet in the water. 

    The pebbles can get real hot. 

    Things to Do:

    Explore Rhodes

    Rhodes Old town is just across the road from the cruise ship dock. 

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    1.  Visit the Old Town of Rhodes

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    2.  Visit The Street of the Knights.  This site is one that can't be compared to anything else in the world.  A medieval town where yo feel like you have gone back in time.  There are no visible signs of the 21st century.

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    3.  The Archaeological Museum built in the 15th century.

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    4.  Visit The Palace of the Grand Master built in the 14th century.

    Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, and the largest of the island group, it is one of the most visited of the Greek islands with its numerous sandy beaches, and a climate that boasts over 300 days of sunshine a year. This island has something for everyone.

    Day 8

    Heraklion

     The Island of Santorini

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    Santorini is one of the best known of all the Greek islands.   Fira, the islands capital stands atop almost sheer cliffs some 300 meters high. Below is located a small port, nowadays used almost exclusively by the cruise ships that visit the island and the small tourist boats that pick up and drop off tourists taking excursions to other parts of the island. To get to and from the port from Fira, there is a cable car.   Thira itself is very attractive, with whitewashed houses and narrow winding stepped streets that lead to a number of old marketplaces, and picturesque churches, the town has a large selection of trendy boutiques, and  jewellery shops.
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    Things to do in Santorini
    1.  Visit the Oia Village.  The most beautiful village of the Island carved out of cliffs.
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    2.  Buy packaged Tomato Paste which is in great demand around the world.
    3.   Enjoy the amazing sites.
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    Day 9 

     Athens

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    38 Possidonos Ave.
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    Return to Athens

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    Visit Cape Sounion:

    Temple of Poseidon

    Day 10  

    Depart for home

    Day 11

    Arrive in Halifax and return by bus to New Waterford (time will be announced at a later date).

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    What to Pack - Greece is a hot place, so light clothing please.
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    Do not take much luggage with you because the trip might be long. Getting on and off planes  and changing hotels will be very tiring if you have to drag your over-packed suitcase.
    Shorts
    T-shirts
    1 pair sandals
    1 pair good walking shoes (sneakers)
    1 sweatshirt
    1 bathing suit and cover up
    1 hat – or buy in GreeceSocks (you may decide to leave them in Greece)
    Sunscreen
    Small size toiletries that you can leave in Greece 
    Necessary medications

    Journal

    Pen
    Camera
    Batteries
    Alarm
    Memory Cards
    Face Clothes
    Small soaps
    Electrical Adapter
    Sunglasses
    Small umberella

    rem Things to Remember

    1.  suitYou can only take one suitcase.   Getting on and off planes  and changing hotels will be very tiring if you have to drag your over-packed suitcase. 

    2.  You can only take one carry-on.  We will be giving everyone an EF backpack.  graphic

    3.  Please check the Air canada site to find out what you can take in your carry on.

    4.  You will need Canadian money for the Halifax and Toronto Airport.

    5.  You will need Euros for Greece. The official monetary unit of Greece is the Euro and no other money is accepted.

    6.  Your bank card must be  four didgits and must be a checking account. The best way to get money in Greece is through the ATMs that can be found almost everywhere. There are plenty of them in Athens and the islands. 

    Remember :There is  a daily withdrawal limit. 

    7.  Activate credit cards before leaving home to make sure they work.

    8.  Have a neck or waste holder for passports.

    9.  sunCheck the weather in Greece before we leave.  It will probably

     be very warm.

    10.  Read about the places we are going to visit.

    11.  Drink a lot of water . Temperatures can get very high and this way you will avoid deshydratation.

    12.  Greece has stores everywhere, you will have no problem finding what you need. There are large malls, regular shopping stores, super or mini markets, frequent kiosks (periptero), groceries and gift shops. There are also flea markets and open grocery markets (laiki) in many areas. Even in small islands, you will not lack anything.

    13.  Most stores accept credit cards, however ,there are no debit machines in the stores. 

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    14.  The best known Greek food is gyros, a folded type of sandwich with pork or chicken sticks, potatoes, onions, tomatoes and tzatziki sauce. You can find it almost everywhere in Greece and people eat it for lunch and dinner, too. You can ask for the (folded) gyros, just for the stick or for the plate. When you order, make sure you define what you want because if you don't, you will pay double or triple in price.

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    15.  Be careful crossing the road.
    It is a common fact that the Greeks drive like crazy, especially in Athens.

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    16.  The toilette system in Greece is not much advanced as in other European countries. Almost everywhere, they ask that you do not throw the paper in the toilet, but instead there are small bins next to the toilette to put the paper. These bins are emptied by the cleaning staff.

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         Fundraisers 

      Monies raised through Fundraisers are Non-Refundable. 

      If for any reason you

      decide to leave the group your fundraising money will remain with the group. 

      This is school and school board policy.   

      Please be certain that you are able to make a

      three year commitment to the Travel Group before joining.

      Registration Fee

      Once you pay your $300.00 registration fee it will be sent directly to EF.  Your registration fee is non-refundable.  Please make sure you want to become a member of the Travel Group before joining.

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     A  Special Thanks to Kim-Sara Wagner for your endless hours of work!  The video was the Best!  

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    rudyA Special Thanks  to our Wonderful TD Rodolfo Gaita .  

    rudThanks for the photo Steph!!!

    efrThanks to George Levesque and EF for looking after us and for all the amazing excursions.

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    MedicaiMedici Palace, santoSanto Spirito,

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        Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

        Day 2: Rome  Meet your Tour Director at the airport

        Day 3: Rome

        Take a guided tour of Vatican City

        Visit the Sistine Chapel

        Visit St. Peter’s Basilica

        Take a guided tour of Rome

        Visit the Colosseum

        Visit the Roman Forum

        Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

        Day 4: Rome 

        Optional: Pompeii

        Gain unparalleled insight into the lives of the ancient Roman elite on this optional excursion. Buried in volcanic ash in 79 A.D., the former resort town of Pompeii is now fully excavated and, uniquely preserved as it was, one of the world’s richest archaeological sites. After a guided tour, enjoy an included lunch and free time before returning to Rome for dinner. Note: Comfortable shoes are recommended.

        Day 5: Florence • Night Train

        Travel to Florence

        Take a guided tour of Florence

        With your expert local guide you will see:
        Piazza della Signoria

        Ponte Vecchio

        Chiesa di Santa Croce

        Gates of Paradise

        Visit the Duomo

        See a leather-making demonstration

        Board a night train to Paris

        Day 6: Paris  - Arrive in Paris

        Take a walking tour of Paris

        With your tour director you will see:
        Opéra district

        Place Vendôme

        Tuileries

        Île de la Cité

        Visit the Louvre

        Visit Notre Dame Cathedral

        Day 7: Paris

        Take a guided tour of Paris

        With your expert local guide you will see:

        Place de la Concorde

        Champs-Élysées

        Arc de Triomphe

        Les Invalides

        Eiffel Tower 

        Day 8: Depart for home

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        Fundraisers 
        If you quit the Travel Group ALL fundraising money
        remains with the group! 
        You will be refunded personal payments up to one year before you travel. 
         However, after that EF will have already
          bought
        airline tickets, paid hotels, booked buses, booked guides, paid for tickets, etc.
        When you cancel one year prior to departure,
        you will lose a great deal of money.
         EF have to book
        everything in Europe very early so that we can all fly together and stay together as a large group.
        EF must book large groups early - it isn't like booking a vacation for a few people.

      Monies raised through School Fundraisers are non-refundable

      if you decide to leave the group. 

       This is school policy. 

      Please be certain that you are able to make a

      three year commitment to the Travel Group before joining.

    Membership Information

Your Registration Fee of $300.00 and all
Fundraising Monies  are
Non-Refundable.flower
Make sure you
want to
be a member of the Travel Club before paying the registration fee!
All payments are sent directly to the Travel Company. If you decide to
leave the group you will have to contact EF.
EF will not refund your
Registration Fee! 
Fundraising Money is Non-Refundable.
 If you
decide to leave the Travel Group your
fundraising money will
remain with the group. 
In grade 10 all personal payments (minus the
registration fee) will
be returned.  However, if you cancel in your grade 11 year or
the year of the planned trip, EF will decide
the amount of funds that will be returned to
you.   You will be charged for insurance $149.00, a  $400.00 cancellation fee and your registration fee $100.00.  Therefore, if you have $1000.00 in your account with EF and cancel you will recieve $351.00.  Then your fundraising money will be deducted from this amount.
Please make sure
that you want to be a member
of the Travel group and are able
to make a commitment before you join.

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