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We have started to collect the most important news related to France in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Air France set to cut 5,000 jobs

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 10:28

French airline Air France announces it is to cut more than 5,000 jobs by the end of 2013 in an attempt to reduce costs and return to growth
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Toulouse hostage gunman arrested

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 16:35
related places: Four, Toulouse

French police detain a gunman who held four people hostage at a bank in the southern city of Toulouse for almost seven hours.
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Pakistan holds 'key al-Qaeda man'

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 9:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A French man who is suspected of being a key militant working for al-Qaeda has been arrested in Pakistan, officials say.
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Iran warned of tougher sanctions

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 4:00
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Sanctions against Iran must "be toughened" unless Tehran negotiates seriously over its controversial nuclear programme, France warns.
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Sweden 2-0 France

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 21:16
related countries: Spain Spain, Sweden Sweden

A spectacular goal by Zlatan Ibrahimovic helps Sweden beat a France side who will now meet Spain in the Euro 2012 last eight.
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Architect 'linked to Bo' arrested

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 15:21
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, China China

A French architect, Patrick Devillers, who is reportedly linked to the disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai, is arrested in Cambodia, officials say.
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French envoy held on abuse charge

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 4:49
related countries: India India
related places: Bangalore

A French official accused of sexually abusing his daughter is arrested in the Indian city of Bangalore.
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Arsenal set to sign £12m Giroud

Monday, June 18th 2012, 17:50
related places: Montpellier

Arsenal agree a deal to sign Montpellier's France international striker Olivier Giroud for £12m.
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Pair 'held over Paris torso find'

Monday, June 18th 2012, 16:41
related places: Paris

French police are questioning a couple in connection with the discovery of two headless torsos in a forest in eastern Paris, sources say.
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Hollande's party wins majority

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 23:37

France's Socialist Party scores a big victory in elections, giving President Hollande strong backing for his tax-and-spend programme.
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VIDEO: France's war in Algeria explored

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 7:41
related countries: Algeria Algeria
related places: Paris

An exhibition has opened in Paris to mark the 50th anniversary of Algerian independence from France.
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France's war in Algeria explored

Saturday, June 16th 2012, 23:36
related countries: Algeria Algeria
related places: Paris

Paris exhibition explores France's war in Algeria
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Blanc admits rain worry after win

Saturday, June 16th 2012, 8:36
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Coach Laurent Blanc feared that the weather could have scuppered France's game plan in their 2-0 win over Ukraine.
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Milan reject record Silva offer

Friday, June 15th 2012, 9:56
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Silva

AC Milan turn down a world record offer for a defender from Paris St-Germain for Brazil international Thiago Silva.
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French philosopher Garaudy dies

Friday, June 15th 2012, 9:15

The French philosopher Roger Garaudy, a former Communist who stirred controversy for denying the Holocaust, dies at the age of 98.
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Retailer Carrefour leaves Greece

Friday, June 15th 2012, 8:52
related countries: Greece Greece

Carrefour, the French retail chain, is selling its stake in a Greek joint venture owing to fears about Greece's deteriorating economy.
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Armstrong denies doping charges

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 16:00
related countries: United States United States

Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong denies drug charges brought against him by the US Anti-Doping Agency.
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VIDEO: French action call amid Syria violence

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 21:40
related countries: Syria Syria

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says he will call on the UN Security Council to make mediator Kofi Annan's Syria peace plan mandatory.
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VIDEO: Hollande's partner in Twitter row

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 21:35

Current partner of French President Francois Hollande, Valerie Trierweiler, has used Twitter to back an opponent of his ex-partner in elections on Sunday.
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Paris seeks tough action on Syria

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 20:10
related countries: Syria Syria

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says he will call on the UN Security Council to make mediator Kofi Annan's Syria peace plan mandatory.
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VIDEO: Music stars honoured on stamps

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 1:52
related countries: United States United States

The US and French postal services join forces to produce commemorative stamps to honour music legends Edith Piaf and Miles Davis.
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Hollande's partner in Twitter row

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 15:10

The partner of new French President Francois Hollande lends her support to an opponent of his former partner ahead of elections on Sunday.
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Hodgson backs England to improve

Monday, June 11th 2012, 21:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Coach Roy Hodgson feels England's performance against group favourites France was a "good platform" on which to build at Euro 2012.
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France 1-1 England

Monday, June 11th 2012, 17:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Joleon Lescott scores England's first goal at Euro 2012, but they are denied victory by France's Samir Nasri.
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Father of Toulouse killer sues

Monday, June 11th 2012, 16:54
related places: Toulouse

The father of Mohamed Merah, the Islamist gunman killed by French police after shooting seven people, sues over his son's "murder".
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Nadal admits French Open nerves

Monday, June 11th 2012, 16:45

Rafael Nadal says he was nervous before beating Novak Djokovic to collect a record seventh French Open.
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Africa warned over Mali Islamists

Monday, June 11th 2012, 16:44
related countries: Mali Mali

Mali could become a home for terrorist groups which could threaten the region, France's President Francois Hollande warns.
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Nadal clinches record French Open

Monday, June 11th 2012, 13:12

Spain's Rafael Nadal wins a record seventh French Open with a 6-4 6-3 2-6 7-5 victory over world number one Novak Djokovic.
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French Socialists take poll lead

Monday, June 11th 2012, 11:09

President Francois Hollande's Socialists and their allies look set to emerge with a majority after first round voting in France's parliamentary elections.
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VIDEO: Euro 2012: Inside Donbass Arena

Monday, June 11th 2012, 8:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Newsbeat visits the Donass Arena where England start their Euro 2012 campaign against France.
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Napoleon letter sold at auction

Monday, June 11th 2012, 3:11

A rare letter written in English by Napoleon Bonaparte is sold at auction in France for $400,000 - more than five times the expected price.
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French Open final halted by rain

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 18:03

The French Open final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will resume on Monday after play was suspended because of rain.
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Second Dauphine crown for Wiggins

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 14:41

Bradley Wiggins warms up for the Tour de France by winning the Criterium du Dauphine for a second straight year.
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'England prepared for Euro heat'

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 14:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Roy Hodgson is confident his England players will be well prepared for the heat in Donetsk against France on Monday.
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France honours Donald Sutherland

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 13:51

Donald Sutherland is awarded the Commander of the Arts honour in France.
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France in key parliamentary poll

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 11:33

French voters go to the polls in parliamentary elections that will determine the extent and pace of reform under new President Francois Hollande.
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Hodgson excited at Euro 2012 task

Saturday, June 9th 2012, 21:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Roy Hodgson says leading England into Euro 2012 against France is the pinnacle of his career.
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July start for French Afghan exit

Saturday, June 9th 2012, 18:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

France will start pulling its troops out of Afghanistan in July, President Francois Hollande says, speaking hours after the Taliban killed four French soldiers.
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Sharapova wins French Open title

Saturday, June 9th 2012, 14:42

Maria Sharapova beats Sara Errani in the French Open final to become only the 10th woman to complete a career Grand Slam.
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French troops killed by Taliban

Saturday, June 9th 2012, 14:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Four French soldiers are killed and five others wounded in an attack claimed by Taliban insurgents in eastern Afghanistan.
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Djokovic & Nadal into dream final

Friday, June 8th 2012, 17:40

World number one Novak Djokovic outclasses Roger Federer 6-4 7-5 6-3 to reach the final of the French Open for the first time.
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Nadal cruises into French final

Friday, June 8th 2012, 14:17

World number two Rafael Nadal thrashes David Ferrer 6-2 6-2 6-1 to reach a record seventh final of the French Open.
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France election: The battle of Henin-Beaumont

Friday, June 8th 2012, 13:01
related places: Henin-Beaumont

Le Pen battles leftists for struggling town in northern France as new polls loom
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Eurozone outlooks still diverging

Friday, June 8th 2012, 12:09

The French central bank has cut its forecast for the French economy, but Germany is now expected to grow much faster than previously predicted.
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VIDEO: France prepares for parliamentary vote

Friday, June 8th 2012, 5:57

France prepares for parliamentary elections, the first of two rounds starts on Sunday.
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India pair win French Open mixed

Friday, June 8th 2012, 3:49
related countries: India India

India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza win the mixed doubles at the French Open, their second Grand Slam title.
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'Anti-Semitic attacker' detained

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 18:46
related places: Villeurbanne

French police detain a man suspected of attacking three young Jews with a hammer during an assault in the town of Villeurbanne, reports say.
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Sharapova wins to book final spot

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 17:41

Maria Sharapova secures a place in her first French Open final and moves up to world number one with victory over Petra Kvitova.
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Errani stuns Stosur to make final

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 15:36
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States

Italian Sara Errani shocks US Open champion Sam Stosur to reach the French Open final with a three-set victory.
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We do not fear France - Downing

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 14:05

England midfielder Stewart Downing says they do not fear France as the sides prepare to meet at Euro 2012.
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VIDEO: Jackson daughter 'confused by mask'

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 9:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

Michael Jackson's daughter Paris has been talking to US chat show host, Oprah Winfrey about life without her father.
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I have to get fitter, says Murray

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 5:29

Andy Murray says he needs to work on his fitness levels before Wimbledon after going out of the French Open to David Ferrer.
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Murray challenge ended by Ferrer

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 20:15

Andy Murray's bid for a first Grand Slam ends as he loses 6-4 6-7 6-3 6-2 to David Ferrer in the French Open quarter-finals.
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Nadal eases to French Open semis

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 17:19

Rafael Nadal remains on course for a record seventh French Open title after powering past Nicolas Almagro at Roland Garros.
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Sharapova through to semi-finals

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 14:13

Maria Sharapova stays on course to complete the Grand Slam by beating Kaia Kanepi to book a French Open semi-final with Petra Kvitova.
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France to lower state pension age

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 12:21

French president Francois Hollande unveils details of a plan to lower the retirement age to 60 for some workers - one of his key election pledges.
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Napoleon's English letter on show

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 23:16
related places: Paris

A rare letter written by the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte in fledgling English goes on show in Paris ahead of an auction at the weekend.
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France win ahead of England game

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 21:22
related countries: Estonia Estonia, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro, Sweden Sweden, Turkey Turkey, Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom

France warm up for their match against England with a 4-0 victory over Estonia, while Sweden beat Serbia and Ukraine lose to Turkey.
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Djokovic & Federer post epic wins

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 19:31

World number one Novak Djokovic and top seed Roger Federer scrape through to set up French Open semi-final meeting.
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Stosur sets up Errani semi-final

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 13:55

Sixth seed Sam Stosur beats Dominka Cibulkova to book a French Open semi-final against Italy's Sara Errani.
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Murray fightback crushes Gasquet

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 9:39

Andy Murray rallies from a dismal start to defeat Richard Gasquet in four sets to reach the quarter-finals of the French Open.
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Paris trail of 'killer' porn man

Monday, June 4th 2012, 9:12
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Montreal, Paris

French police find items in Paris allegedly left by a Canadian porn actor wanted over the grisly murder of a man in Montreal.
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Shock exit for Azarenka in Paris

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 18:50
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Paris

World number one Victoria Azarenka is out of the French Open after a shock fourth round defeat by Dominika Cibulkova.
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Off-colour Djokovic edges through

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 15:30

Top seed Novak Djokovic comes from two sets down to beat Andreas Seppi and reach the French Open quarter-finals.
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French to get an 'MP for London'

Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 23:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Why London will soon be represented in French parliament
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Wozniacki beaten in French Open

Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 19:46

Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki follows 2010 champion Francesco Schiavone out of the French Open.
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Tintin cover fetches record price

Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 19:23
related places: Paris

A rare 1932 hand-drawn cover of a Tintin comic goes for 1.3m euros at auction in Paris - setting a new record for the genre.
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Nadal breezes into fourth round

Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 18:34

Defending champion Rafael Nadal cruises into the French Open fourth round with a straight sets win over Eduardo Schwank.
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Murray negotiates Giraldo threat

Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 16:03
related countries: Chile Chile, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Andy Murray beats Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 6-3 6-4 6-4 to reach the last 16 of the French Open.
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French hunt 'killer' porn actor

Friday, June 1st 2012, 19:39
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Montreal

French police are searching for a Canadian porn actor wanted over the murder and dismemberment of a man in Montreal.
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Federer battles to win over Mahut

Friday, June 1st 2012, 19:38

Roger Federer is made to work hard for a four-set win over Nicolas Mahut in the third round of the French Open, while Novak Djokovic eases through.
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Murray upset by drama queen jibe

Friday, June 1st 2012, 10:09

Andy Murray defends himself after Virginia Wade describes him as a "drama queen" during his French Open second-round tie.
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Nadal cruises into third round

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 16:22

Champion Rafael Nadal progresses to the French Open third round with a straight sets-win over Denis Istomin.
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Li through to French third round

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 16:01

Defending champion Na Li beats Stephanie Foretz Gacon in straight sets to reach the French Open third round.
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Murray wins despite injury scare

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 12:23

Andy Murray plays through an injury scare to beat Jarkko Nieminen in four sets to reach the French Open third round.
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Orange unveils Intel-based mobile

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 10:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: June

Europe's first smartphone based on the US chipmaker's technology is to go on sale in the UK and France in June.
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French reporter freed in Colombia

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 21:16
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia's Farc rebels release French journalist Romeo Langlois, who was abducted during an ambush last month.
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Classy Radwanska eliminates Venus

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 17:57

Former world number one Venus Williams follows sister Serena out of the French Open, losing to Agnieszka Radwanska.
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Serena in shock defeat by Razzano

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 21:21

Fifth seed Serena Williams is beaten in three sets by Virginie Razzano in the first round of the French Open at Roland Garros.
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Murray wins comfortably in Paris

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 17:06
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Paris

Britain's Andy Murray opens his French Open campaign with a 6-1 7-5 6-0 victory over Tatsuma Ito of Japan.
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Nadal eases past Bolelli in Paris

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 15:44
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Paris

World number two Rafael Nadal eases to a 6-2 6-2 6-1 win over Simone Bolelli of Italy in the first round of the French Open.
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Watson reaches round two in Paris

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 10:39
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Paris

Britain's Heather Watson beats Elena Vesnina of Russia 6-2 6-4 to reach the second round of the French Open.
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