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  • Aug 27 8:00 pm
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    Cat Tales
    Did humans ever really succeed in domesticating the cat? Can science tell us more about a relationship that predates history?
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  • Aug 30 2:00 pm
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    Cat Tales
    Did humans ever really succeed in domesticating the cat? Can science tell us more about a relationship that predates history?
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  • Aug 31 2:00 am
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    Cat Tales
    Did humans ever really succeed in domesticating the cat? Can science tell us more about a relationship that predates history?
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  • Sep 3 8:00 pm
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    Dog Tales
    How humans tamed the fearsome canine over tens of thousands of years.
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  • Sep 6 2:00 pm
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    Dog Tales
    How humans tamed the fearsome canine over tens of thousands of years.
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  • Sep 7 2:00 am
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    Dog Tales
    How humans tamed the fearsome canine over tens of thousands of years.
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WORLD
  • Aug 11 12:00 pm
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    Cat Tales
    Did humans ever really succeed in domesticating the cat? Can science tell us more about a relationship that predates history?
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  • Aug 13 12:00 pm
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    NOVA
    Cuba's Cancer Hope
    Cuban doctors have developed lung cancer vaccines that show extraordinary promise -- so much so that Americans are defying the embargo and flying in for treatment.
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  • Aug 13 1:00 pm
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    The Truth About Fat
    Scientists are coming to understand fat as a system akin to an organ -- one whose size may have more to do with biological processes than personal choices. Explore the mysteries of fat and its role in hormone production, hunger and even pregnancy.
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  • Aug 13 7:00 pm
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    Decoding The Great Pyramid
    How did the ancient Egyptians build the pyramids of Giza with only copper hand tools and none of today's construction and surveying equipment? Who were the thousands of laborers who raised the stones? Were they slaves or volunteers, and how were they housed, fed, and organized? Here is the latest evidence from the groundbreaking research of archaeologists Mark Lehner and Zahi Hawass as well as French archaeologist Pierre Tallet, whose team found the world's oldest writing on papyrus.
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  • Aug 13 9:00 pm
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    Inside Animal Minds: Bird Genius
    What would it be like to go inside the mind of an animal? We have all gazed into a creature's eyes and wondered: what is it thinking about? The revolutionary science of animal cognition is revealing hard evidence about how animals understand the world around them, uncovering their remarkable problem-solving abilities and exploring the complexity of their powers of communication and even their emotions. In this mini-series, NOVA explores these breakthroughs through three iconic creatures: dogs, birds and dolphins. We'll see through the eyes of a starling in flight and test the tool-using skills of the smartest of birds, the crow. (Part 1 of 3)
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  • Aug 14 12:00 am
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    NOVA
    Decoding The Great Pyramid
    How did the ancient Egyptians build the pyramids of Giza with only copper hand tools and none of today's construction and surveying equipment? Who were the thousands of laborers who raised the stones? Were they slaves or volunteers, and how were they housed, fed, and organized? Here is the latest evidence from the groundbreaking research of archaeologists Mark Lehner and Zahi Hawass as well as French archaeologist Pierre Tallet, whose team found the world's oldest writing on papyrus.
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  • Aug 14 2:00 am
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    NOVA
    Inside Animal Minds: Bird Genius
    What would it be like to go inside the mind of an animal? We have all gazed into a creature's eyes and wondered: what is it thinking about? The revolutionary science of animal cognition is revealing hard evidence about how animals understand the world around them, uncovering their remarkable problem-solving abilities and exploring the complexity of their powers of communication and even their emotions. In this mini-series, NOVA explores these breakthroughs through three iconic creatures: dogs, birds and dolphins. We'll see through the eyes of a starling in flight and test the tool-using skills of the smartest of birds, the crow. (Part 1 of 3)
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  • Aug 14 8:00 am
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    NOVA
    Decoding The Great Pyramid
    How did the ancient Egyptians build the pyramids of Giza with only copper hand tools and none of today's construction and surveying equipment? Who were the thousands of laborers who raised the stones? Were they slaves or volunteers, and how were they housed, fed, and organized? Here is the latest evidence from the groundbreaking research of archaeologists Mark Lehner and Zahi Hawass as well as French archaeologist Pierre Tallet, whose team found the world's oldest writing on papyrus.
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  • Aug 14 10:00 am
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    NOVA
    Inside Animal Minds: Bird Genius
    What would it be like to go inside the mind of an animal? We have all gazed into a creature's eyes and wondered: what is it thinking about? The revolutionary science of animal cognition is revealing hard evidence about how animals understand the world around them, uncovering their remarkable problem-solving abilities and exploring the complexity of their powers of communication and even their emotions. In this mini-series, NOVA explores these breakthroughs through three iconic creatures: dogs, birds and dolphins. We'll see through the eyes of a starling in flight and test the tool-using skills of the smartest of birds, the crow. (Part 1 of 3)
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  • Aug 18 5:00 am
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    NOVA
    Inside Animal Minds: Bird Genius
    What would it be like to go inside the mind of an animal? We have all gazed into a creature's eyes and wondered: what is it thinking about? The revolutionary science of animal cognition is revealing hard evidence about how animals understand the world around them, uncovering their remarkable problem-solving abilities and exploring the complexity of their powers of communication and even their emotions. In this mini-series, NOVA explores these breakthroughs through three iconic creatures: dogs, birds and dolphins. We'll see through the eyes of a starling in flight and test the tool-using skills of the smartest of birds, the crow. (Part 1 of 3)
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  • Aug 18 11:00 am
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    NOVA
    Inside Animal Minds: Bird Genius
    What would it be like to go inside the mind of an animal? We have all gazed into a creature's eyes and wondered: what is it thinking about? The revolutionary science of animal cognition is revealing hard evidence about how animals understand the world around them, uncovering their remarkable problem-solving abilities and exploring the complexity of their powers of communication and even their emotions. In this mini-series, NOVA explores these breakthroughs through three iconic creatures: dogs, birds and dolphins. We'll see through the eyes of a starling in flight and test the tool-using skills of the smartest of birds, the crow. (Part 1 of 3)
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  • Aug 20 7:00 pm
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    NOVA
    Cat Tales
    Did humans ever really succeed in domesticating the cat? Can science tell us more about a relationship that predates history?
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  • Aug 20 8:00 pm
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    NOVA
    Dog Tales
    How humans tamed the fearsome canine over tens of thousands of years.
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  • Aug 20 9:00 pm
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    Inside Animal Minds: Dogs & Super Senses
    What would it be like to go inside the mind of an animal? We have all gazed into a creature's eyes and wondered: what is it thinking about? What does it really know? Now, the revolutionary science of animal cognition is revealing hard evidence about how animals understand the world around them, uncovering their remarkable problem-solving abilities and exploring the complexity of their powers of communication and even their emotions. In this mini-series, NOVA explores these breakthroughs through three iconic creatures: dogs, birds and dolphins. We'll travel into the spectacularly nuanced noses of dogs and wolves, and ask whether their reliance on different senses has shaped their evolution. (Part 2 of 3)
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  • Aug 21 12:00 am
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    NOVA
    Cat Tales
    Did humans ever really succeed in domesticating the cat? Can science tell us more about a relationship that predates history?
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  • Aug 21 1:00 am
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    NOVA
    Dog Tales
    How humans tamed the fearsome canine over tens of thousands of years.
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  • Aug 21 2:00 am
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    NOVA
    Inside Animal Minds: Dogs & Super Senses
    What would it be like to go inside the mind of an animal? We have all gazed into a creature's eyes and wondered: what is it thinking about? What does it really know? Now, the revolutionary science of animal cognition is revealing hard evidence about how animals understand the world around them, uncovering their remarkable problem-solving abilities and exploring the complexity of their powers of communication and even their emotions. In this mini-series, NOVA explores these breakthroughs through three iconic creatures: dogs, birds and dolphins. We'll travel into the spectacularly nuanced noses of dogs and wolves, and ask whether their reliance on different senses has shaped their evolution. (Part 2 of 3)
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  • Aug 21 8:00 am
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    NOVA
    Cat Tales
    Did humans ever really succeed in domesticating the cat? Can science tell us more about a relationship that predates history?
    WATCH EPISODES PROGRAM PAGE
  • Aug 21 9:00 am
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    NOVA
    Dog Tales
    How humans tamed the fearsome canine over tens of thousands of years.
    WATCH EPISODES PROGRAM PAGE
  • Aug 21 10:00 am
    WATCH EPISODES
    NOVA
    Inside Animal Minds: Dogs & Super Senses
    What would it be like to go inside the mind of an animal? We have all gazed into a creature's eyes and wondered: what is it thinking about? What does it really know? Now, the revolutionary science of animal cognition is revealing hard evidence about how animals understand the world around them, uncovering their remarkable problem-solving abilities and exploring the complexity of their powers of communication and even their emotions. In this mini-series, NOVA explores these breakthroughs through three iconic creatures: dogs, birds and dolphins. We'll travel into the spectacularly nuanced noses of dogs and wolves, and ask whether their reliance on different senses has shaped their evolution. (Part 2 of 3)
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  • Aug 24 12:00 pm
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    The Planets: Inner Worlds
    An up-close look at faraway worlds. (Part 1 of 5)
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  • Aug 24 1:00 pm
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    The Planets: Mars
    (Part 2 of 5)
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  • Aug 24 2:00 pm
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    The Planets: Jupiter
    Jupiter's massive gravitational force helped shape life on Earth. (Part 3 of 5)
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  • Aug 24 3:00 pm
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    The Planets: Saturn
    NASA's Cassini explores Saturn for 13 years, looping through its icy rings and flying by its moons. The probe captures stunning ring-moon interactions, but when it finds the ingredients for life on the moon Enceladus, a bittersweet decision is made. (Part 3 of 5)
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  • Aug 24 4:00 pm
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    The Planets: Ice Worlds
    In the far reaches of the solar system, Uranus and Neptune dazzle with unexpected rings, supersonic winds and dozens of moons. And NASA's New Horizons gets a stunning up-close view of Pluto before venturing deep into the Kuiper Belt. (Part 4 of 5)
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  • Aug 25 5:00 am
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    NOVA
    Inside Animal Minds: Dogs & Super Senses
    What would it be like to go inside the mind of an animal? We have all gazed into a creature's eyes and wondered: what is it thinking about? What does it really know? Now, the revolutionary science of animal cognition is revealing hard evidence about how animals understand the world around them, uncovering their remarkable problem-solving abilities and exploring the complexity of their powers of communication and even their emotions. In this mini-series, NOVA explores these breakthroughs through three iconic creatures: dogs, birds and dolphins. We'll travel into the spectacularly nuanced noses of dogs and wolves, and ask whether their reliance on different senses has shaped their evolution. (Part 2 of 3)
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  • Aug 25 11:00 am
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    NOVA
    Inside Animal Minds: Dogs & Super Senses
    What would it be like to go inside the mind of an animal? We have all gazed into a creature's eyes and wondered: what is it thinking about? What does it really know? Now, the revolutionary science of animal cognition is revealing hard evidence about how animals understand the world around them, uncovering their remarkable problem-solving abilities and exploring the complexity of their powers of communication and even their emotions. In this mini-series, NOVA explores these breakthroughs through three iconic creatures: dogs, birds and dolphins. We'll travel into the spectacularly nuanced noses of dogs and wolves, and ask whether their reliance on different senses has shaped their evolution. (Part 2 of 3)
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  • Aug 27 12:00 pm
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    Dead Sea Scroll Detectives
    What can new technology reveal about the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls? Join scientists as they investigate suspicious, newly surfaced fragments to see if they're forfeited, and use imaging techniques to digitally unravel the charred remains of a scroll.
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  • Aug 27 1:00 pm
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    Secrets of the Shining Knight
    Discover what it was like to be a knight in shining armor and follow the historic manufacturing process. Join master armorers as they re-engineer the Greenwich armor-considered some of the greatest armor ever made-and then put it to the test.
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  • Aug 27 2:00 pm
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    Decoding The Great Pyramid
    How did the ancient Egyptians build the pyramids of Giza with only copper hand tools and none of today's construction and surveying equipment? Who were the thousands of laborers who raised the stones? Were they slaves or volunteers, and how were they housed, fed, and organized? Here is the latest evidence from the groundbreaking research of archaeologists Mark Lehner and Zahi Hawass as well as French archaeologist Pierre Tallet, whose team found the world's oldest writing on papyrus.
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  • Aug 27 4:00 pm
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    NOVA
    Building The Great Cathedrals
    Carved from 100 million pounds of stone, soaring effortlessly atop a spiderweb of masonry, Gothic cathedrals are marvels of human achievement and artistry. How did medieval builders reach such spectacular heights? Consuming the labor of entire towns, sometimes taking 100 years to build, these architectural marvels were crafted from just hand tools and stone. Many now teeter on the brink of catastrophic collapse. NOVA's international team of engineers, architects, art historians and computer scientists is bent on saving them.
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  • Aug 27 9:00 pm
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    Inside Animal Minds: Who's The Smartest?
    Scientists track dolphins in the Caribbean and elephants on the African savannah, trying to unlock the secrets of animal communication. (Part 3 of 3)
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  • Aug 28 2:00 am
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    NOVA
    Inside Animal Minds: Who's The Smartest?
    Scientists track dolphins in the Caribbean and elephants on the African savannah, trying to unlock the secrets of animal communication. (Part 3 of 3)
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  • Aug 28 10:00 am
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    NOVA
    Inside Animal Minds: Who's The Smartest?
    Scientists track dolphins in the Caribbean and elephants on the African savannah, trying to unlock the secrets of animal communication. (Part 3 of 3)
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  • Aug 28 12:00 pm
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    Day The Dinosaurs Died
    Investigate how an asteroid vanquished the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. Join scientists as they drill into the impact crater and, for the first time, reconstruct the hell on earth that unfolded in the minutes, hours and months after the impact.
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  • Aug 28 1:00 pm
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    Rise of the Mammals
    Sixty-six million years ago, an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs in a fiery global catastrophe. An amazing new trove of fossils reveals how mammals took over, ultimately evolving into the huge array of species, including us, that rule Earth today.
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  • Aug 31 12:00 pm
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    Emperor's Ghost Army
    In central China, a vast underground mausoleum conceals a life-size terracotta army of cavalry, infantry, horses, chariots, weapons, administrators, acrobats, and musicians, all built to serve China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang Di, in the afterlife. Lost and forgotten for over 2,200 years, this clay army, 8,000-strong, stands poised to help the First Emperor rule again beyond the grave. Now, a new archaeological campaign is probing the thousands of figures entombed in the mausoleum. With exclusive access to pioneering research, this program reveals how the Emperor directed the manufacture of the tens of thousands of bronze weapons carried by the clay soldiers, as well as lethal crossbows engineered with astonishing precision. brings t
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  • Sep 1 5:00 am
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    NOVA
    Inside Animal Minds: Who's The Smartest?
    Scientists track dolphins in the Caribbean and elephants on the African savannah, trying to unlock the secrets of animal communication. (Part 3 of 3)
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  • Sep 1 12:00 pm
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    Secrets of the Forbidden City
    Discover the ingenious engineering of Beijing's Forbidden City, the power center of imperial China for nearly 500 years. Discover how the design of this vast complex of palaces and temples enabled it to survive centuries of earthquake shocks.
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THIRTEEN
  • Aug 12 9:00 pm
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    NOVA
    Decoding The Great Pyramid
    How did the ancient Egyptians build the pyramids of Giza with only copper hand tools and none of today's construction and surveying equipment? Who were the thousands of laborers who raised the stones? Were they slaves or volunteers, and how were they housed, fed, and organized? Here is the latest evidence from the groundbreaking research of archaeologists Mark Lehner and Zahi Hawass as well as French archaeologist Pierre Tallet, whose team found the world's oldest writing on papyrus.
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  • Aug 14 2:00 am
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    NOVA
    Decoding The Great Pyramid
    How did the ancient Egyptians build the pyramids of Giza with only copper hand tools and none of today's construction and surveying equipment? Who were the thousands of laborers who raised the stones? Were they slaves or volunteers, and how were they housed, fed, and organized? Here is the latest evidence from the groundbreaking research of archaeologists Mark Lehner and Zahi Hawass as well as French archaeologist Pierre Tallet, whose team found the world's oldest writing on papyrus.
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