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bytebug

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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2012 8:03:34 AM

…a place to bid farewell to those who pass in 2012.
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GM
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 4:17:30 PM

This topic has been locked by a request of the OP. You can find the 2013 thread here.
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 7:08:39 PM

Agreed, gocatgo. Why do we have to make a new topic each year?
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NewGirl51
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 4:16:05 PM

Filip (Philip) Coppens, a chemist, crystallographer, and commentator on The History Channel's "Ancient Aliens: The Series," died December 30th at age 41.
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NewGirl51
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 5:24:10 PM

Mike Hopkins, Oscar-winning sound editor, who worked on the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and other blockbusters, died in a rafting accident in New Zealand on December 30, 2012. He was 53.
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gocatgo
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:11:06 AM

byte, have you considered changing your topic title to "People we say farewell to" without the year?
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NewGirl51
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 8:27:53 PM

2012 may have ended but deaths that happened in December are still being reported.

Thomas Doty, age 20, fought a three-year battle with osteosarcoma, but was scammed by a fake benefactor that cost him valuable time. He died December 19th.
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 3:35:13 PM

CBS Sunday Morning did a look back at those (most notable) we lost in 2012:

Hail and farewell to those we lost in 2012
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bytebug
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 5:12:35 AM

2012 is over, so please make posts for 2013 in the 2013 topic.
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FULL OF FUN
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2012 11:01:36 AM

also putting a linc in here to the new page would be a great help

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NewGirl51
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2012 10:40:56 AM

Here's a link for Harry Carey Jr.

Thank you for the additional link, gas_too_high

[Edited by: NewGirl51 at 12/31/2012 10:42:36 AM EST]
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Pard
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2012 4:07:17 PM

My wish for 2013 is that I don't see this topic (in the 2013 version) up at the top of my list nearly every day.

And I wish safety and good health to all GB's and their families everywhere.
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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 11:29:18 PM

This happened months ago, but I just came across the information a short time ago: Leslie Harper, the father of Lynne Harper, who was murdered in 1959. Mr Harper was 94. Lynne was killed and a classmate was railroaded by police, convicted of murder on twisted evidence and sentenced to hang, when he was only age 14. It took more than 40 years for Steven Truscott to be exonerated, and meanwhile the true killer has escaped justice forever. A very sad situation all around.

Note to whoever starts the new year's topic - it would help to reduce duplicate postings if people would read what is already here before adding another post about the same event. So adding a reminder at the top might reduce the clutter.
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gas_too_high
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 10:21:29 PM

tinyurl.com does wonders to deal with long links that get deleted by GB.

bit.ly does much the same thing, although I have not used that site.

GTH



[Edited by: gas_too_high at 12/29/2012 10:24:33 PM EST]
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wildcat659
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 11:27:47 PM

Harry Carey, Jr. Died at the age of 91.
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NewGirl51
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 8:00:15 PM

Jesco von Puttkamer, a NASA engineer who helped launch the first astronauts to the moon, has died at age 79.
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NewGirl51
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 7:58:08 PM

Thank you for the link bytebug!

goformiles, she did have the dental work. She also had the surgery on 12/14 but died on 12/17 from complications. It makes me SICK that people only donated a little over $440.
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bytebug
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 7:36:06 PM

Jennifer Johnson - More Info

[Edited by: bytebug at 12/28/2012 7:41:48 PM EST]
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JasTheAce
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 5:28:34 PM

bye
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goforlars
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 4:36:27 PM

I wonder if she had the funds to get things done would she still be here with her babies (heartbeats)?
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NewGirl51
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 4:29:50 PM

Well, the link was too long and now I can't edit the post. I also can't even copy the URL on here without part of it being deleted...that sucks!

[Edited by: NewGirl51 at 12/28/2012 4:31:46 PM EST]
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NewGirl51
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 4:24:20 PM

goformiles, thanks for the post and the link to Jennifer Johnson's YouTube video. What a tear-jerker!

Here's another link with even more information and a shocking final paragraph!

http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2012/12/27/text deleted/Jennifer Johnson - more info

[Edited by: NewGirl51 at 12/28/2012 4:29:41 PM EST]
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goforlars
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 4:04:41 PM

Jennifer Johnson a 30 year old mother of two
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Alex9990
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 8:43:28 PM

Fontella Bass, 72, singer - "Rescue Me"
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Alex9990
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 8:34:41 PM

Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, 78

Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded coalition forces during the Gulf War, died Thursday, a U.S. official said. He was 78.

[Edited by: Alex9990 at 12/27/2012 8:35:45 PM EST]
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Alex9990
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 3:49:51 PM

Gerry Anderson, 83, creator of the "Thunderbirds", "Stingray" and "Space: 1999" just to mention a few TV Shows...
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NewGirl51
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 11:04:18 AM

Charles Durning, "king of character actors", has died at age 89.
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mashfund
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 9:59:06 PM

For the repose of their souls, I pray. And, we lost our Uncle Ned this year who was a WWII vet and had told me he did not expect to make it trough this year, and he wanted me to assure him we'd pass on the valor of that generation and don't let the next not learn about the sacrifices against tyranny and socialism, and keep our land free.
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Alex9990
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 6:35:50 PM

Jack Klugman, 90, actor

RIP, Oscar!
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Pard
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 3:22:03 PM

Lee Dorman, bassist for Iron Butterfly, dead of natural causes at age 70.
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J Eric
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 12:54:20 AM

He designed Brasilia. (Back when I was a kid, Rio was still Brazil's capital.)
Oscar Niemeyer, aged 104
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 9:40:54 AM

Robert Bork, one time Supreme Court nominee, age 85.
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J Eric
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 2:34:30 AM

Radio show host and former baseball pitcher, who predicted his own death by motorcycle accident on his radio show. Eerie!
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Frank Pastore



[Edited by: J Eric at 12/19/2012 2:38:11 AM EST]
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J Eric
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 11:43:49 PM

Seems like only a couple of weeks ago that I reported the death of the World's Oldest Woman at 115. Well, it was. And it happened all over again. Sad to say, The Oldest don't usually bask in that honor for very long.

Dina Manfredini, aged 115
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wildcat659
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:52:57 PM

I see I misspelled Senator Inouye's surname. Sorry.
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NewGirl51
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:48:39 PM

Jack Hanlon, who had roles in the 1926 silent classic "The General" and in two 1927 "Our Gang" comedies, has died at age 96.

My condolences to the family and friends of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. My heart is broken...my mind refuses to comprehend how someone could senselessly murder ANYONE let alone innocent children and adults.
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wildcat659
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 7:20:14 PM

R.I.P. all those murdered in Connecticut, children and adults alike.

R.I.P. Daniel Inoye. Glad I had the opportunity to shake your hand in Hawaii, way back in 1966.
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Alex9990
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 6:07:20 PM

Sen. Daniel Inouye, 88, Hawaii
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gas_too_high
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2012 9:09:07 PM

Let's not forget the first victim of the Newtown shootings: Nancy Lanza, mother of the shooter, killed by her deranged son before he went to Sandy Hook Elementary School with his mother's guns to kill the remaining 6 adults and the 20 first-graders.

(Lastly of course, the shooter killed himself, but his name will never be said by me, and he will never be mourned by anyone beyond his family).

GTH
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FULL OF FUN
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2012 12:44:18 AM

Charlotte Bacon, F, 02/22/06
Daniel Barden, M, 09/25/05
Rachel Davino, F, 07/17/83
Olivia Engel, F, 07/18/06
Josephine Gay, F, 12/11/05
Ana M. Marquez-Greene, F, 04/04/06
Dylan Hockley, M, 03/08/06
Dawn Hocksprung, F, 06/28/65
Madeleine F. Hsu, F, 07/10/06
Catherine V. Hubbard, F, 06/08/06
Chase Kowalski, M, 10/31/05
Jesse Lewis, M, 06/30/05
James Mattioli, M, 03/22/06
Grace McDonnell, F, 11/04/05
Anne Marie Murphy, F, 07/25/60
Emilie Parker, F, 05/12/06
Jack Pinto, M, 05/06/06
Noah Pozner, M, 11/20/06
Caroline Previdi, F, 09/07/06
Jessica Rekos, F, 05/10/06
Avielle Richman, F, 10/17/06
Lauren Russeau, F, 06/82 (exact date left off list)
Mary Sherlach, F, 02/11/56
Victoria Soto, F, 11/04/85
Benjamin Wheeler, M, 09/12/06
Allison N. Wyatt, F, 07/03/06
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FULL OF FUN
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2012 4:09:25 AM

20 children and 7 adults in CT
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J Eric
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 3:11:32 AM

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12 9 12

N. Joseph Woodland, co-inventor of the Bar Code
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J Eric
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 2:33:22 AM

It must be "news that's fit to print" because I found a link to the New York Times:

Ravi Shankar
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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 1:33:19 AM

Ravi Shankar, at age 92. I'll post a link tomorrow unless someone else has found one by then.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 9:54:33 PM

Speedo - but his real name is Mr. Earl (leads singer of the Cadillacs)
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NewGirl51
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 2:22:01 PM

Daytime Emmy winner Paul Rauch, executive producer of daytime dramas "Another World," "Santa Barbara," "One Life to Live," "Guiding Light" and "The Young and the Restless," has died at age 78.
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 8:34:42 PM

OMG my wife wont stop watching the spainish news on Jenni Riveria plane crash!
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 5:57:11 PM

One more word on the passing of Dave Brubeck, this, written by Mike Huckabee:

Mr. Cool
One of the jazz world’s most influential pianists, Dave Brubeck, passed away this week, just one day shy of his 92nd birthday. And of course the accolades are still pouring in from all over the world. But I think the honor that Dave Brubeck might have appreciated most isn’t the pubic eulogies from politicians and celebrities. It’s this: Back in 1959, when hipsters wanted people to think they were cool, they’d throw a cocktail party with martinis and hors d’oeuvres and of course, the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s landmark album “Time Out,” with classic tracks like “Take Five” and “Blue Rondo A La Turk,” spinning on the turntable. Fifty-three years later, when today’s hipsters want people to think they’re cool, they host a cocktail party with martinis and hors d’oeuvres, and Dave Brubeck’s “Time Out” spinning on a turntable. Times change, music goes out of fashion, and everything cool eventually becomes square. With one exception: Dave Brubeck was, is and always will be…the epitome of cool.
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J Eric
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2012 10:47:19 PM

After shooting three of his family members on the Tule River Indian Reservation near Porterville, he was found by Deputies and killed when he refused to surrender:

Hector Celaya

(A rare instance of such violence on this generally-peaceful Reservation.)
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NewGirl51
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2012 9:18:00 PM

Mexican authorities said Sunday they found the wreckage of a small plane that they believe was carrying Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera
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HELLRAZOR
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2012 7:52:26 PM


Jenni Rivera, Mexican American music star, feared dead in plane crash.
Mexican American singer Jenni Rivera, a popular recording artist and reality television star, is feared dead after a small plane crashed early Sunday in northern Mexico.
Mexico's Ministry of Transportation and Communications said the Learjet carrying seven people, including Rivera, was found in mountainous terrain near Nuevo Leon, just south of Monterrey. There were no survivors, authorities said.

The plane left Monterrey around 3:30 a.m., following a concert that she had given, according to the Associated Press. The U.S.-registered Learjet 25 was headed to Toluca, near Mexico City.
The 43-year-old Long Beach native, known to fans as "la diva de la banda," was best known for her interpretations of regional Mexican music, norteno and banda. She was one of NBCUniversal's biggest bilingual television stars, with a hugely popular reality show, "I Love Jenni," on cable channel Mun2.

She also had a syndicated weekly radio program and clothing and cosmetics lines -- all designed to appeal to U.S. Latinas. The ABC television network was developing a sitcom starring Rivera, tentatively titled "Jenni," about a strong-willed Latina single mother.

According to Nielsen SoundScan, Rivera has sold 1.2 million albums and 349,000 digital tracks in the United States.

Rivera belonged to one of the most important dynasties in contemporary U.S.-based Mexican music. Her father, Pedro Rivera, launched the independent label Cintas Acuario in 1987; it grew out of a booth at an area swap meet. Her four brothers were also involved in music, and her younger brother Lupillo also is a wildly popular Mexican regional singer.

According to her Telemundo biography, Rivera didn't plan on joining the family's musical dynasty. But after an early marriage ended in divorce, she obtained a college degree in business administration and worked in real estate before going to work for her father's record label.

Her debut, "Chacalosa" (slang for "party girl"), was her introduction to the music scene. She eventually signed with Fonovisa, one of the most prominent labels in regional Mexican music, and began releasing bestselling Latin music CDs.

More than 16,000 people attended a concert that she headlined last year at Staples Center in Los Angeles. She was scheduled to appear next March at L.A.'s Gibson Amphitheatre.

So many fans flocked to a record-signing event in Riverside last year that police reportedly were called to help disperse the massive crowd.

Her tumultuous life included an early marriage and pregnancy, domestic abuse and divorce. She wove some of those themes into her songs and was an advocate for social responsibility. She founded a charitable organization, the Jenni Rivera Love Foundation, offering support to single mothers and victims of domestic abuse in the United States.

Rivera had five children and a grandchild. Celebrity magazines said she was seeking a divorce from her second husband, former Major League Baseball player Esteban Loaiza.


Jenni Rivera dead after a small plane crash

[Edited by: HELLRAZOR at 12/9/2012 7:56:34 PM EST]
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