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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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Stun gas used in Paris rhino raid

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 11:59
related places: Paris

Thieves use a "paralysing" gas during the theft of a rhino horn from a Paris museum, the latest in a string of such thefts.
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Comet owner sees half-year loss

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 10:29

Anglo-French electrical retailer Kesa, which is selling its Comet business, reports a half-year loss and says market conditions are more challenging.
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France eyes new prostitution law

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 9:13

The French parliament backs a cross-party resolution to fight prostitution by making payment for sex a crime punishable by fines and prison.
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VIDEO: Eurozone: Geithner to meet Sarkozy

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 5:41
related countries: United States United States

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is due to hold talks with the French President Nicolas Sarkozy about the state of the eurozone.
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French Alpine glaciers in retreat

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 1:24

Glaciers in the French Alps have lost a quarter of their area in the past 40 years, according to new research.
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Eurozone duo restate reform plan

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 11:54
related countries: Germany Germany

France and Germany reaffirm their commitment to reform the eurozone, as a top credit agency says ratings for most euro countries could be hit.
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VIDEO: Mixed support for the euro in France

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 7:55
related countries: Germany Germany

France and Germany have been the powerhouses behind European integration since 1992, however it now seems that ordinary French people are less keen on the European Union.
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VIDEO: Ratings agency warns euro nations

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 5:21
related countries: Germany Germany

Ratings agency Standard and Poor has put almost the entire eurozone, including Germany and France, on "credit watch" due to fears over the impact of the debt crisis.
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Eurozone 'needs tougher treaty'

Monday, December 5th 2011, 22:34
related countries: Germany Germany

France and Germany call for a tougher EU treaty to cope with the eurozone crisis, as 15 countries are warned their credit rating could be downgraded.
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VIDEO: Leaders discuss eurozone changes

Monday, December 5th 2011, 13:36
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Paris

The leaders of France and Germany are meeting in Paris to work on a plan for tighter financial integration that will be debated at Friday's European Union summit.
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Sarkozy and Merkel meet on euro

Monday, December 5th 2011, 12:44
related countries: Germany Germany

France's Nicolas Sarkozy and Germany's Angela Merkel are to unveil proposals on the eurozone debt crisis, at the start of a critical week for the EU.
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Activists raid French atomic site

Monday, December 5th 2011, 11:03

Environmental activists break into a French nuclear power station, to highlight the "vulnerability" of atomic sites in France.
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VIDEO: Sarkozy and Merkel meet on euro

Monday, December 5th 2011, 6:12
related countries: Germany Germany

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are to meet to agree on joint proposals aimed at resolving the eurozone debt crisis.
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France reduces Iran embassy staff

Saturday, December 3rd 2011, 15:43
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tehran

France brings a number of diplomats and their families home from Iran, following Tuesday's attack on the British embassy in Tehran.
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Guinea Bissau head seriously ill

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 17:22
related countries: Guinea Guinea, Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau
related places: Paris

The president of Guinea Bissau, Malam Bacai Sanha, is in hospital in Paris after becoming seriously ill, the BBC has confirmed.
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PM and Sarkozy in eurozone talks

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 14:48
related places: Paris

Prime Minister David Cameron discusses the eurozone debt crisis with French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris.
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Merkel pushes euro fiscal union

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 13:51
related countries: Germany Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Europe is working towards setting up a "fiscal union", in an effort to resolve the eurozone's debt crisis.
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VIDEO: Sarkozy backs closer Germany ties

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 22:41
related countries: Germany Germany

The French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, says France and Germany must pull together to ensure stability at the heart of Europe.
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Sarkozy backs closer German ties

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 20:25
related countries: Germany Germany

The French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, says France and Germany must pull together to ensure stability at the heart of Europe.
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Lenny Kravitz gets French honour

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 9:33
related places: Paris

Rock star Lenny Kravitz is presented with one of France's highest cultural awards at a ceremony in Paris.
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VIDEO: Oscar Wilde's restored tomb unveiled

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 22:05
related places: Paris

Oscar Wilde's restored tomb is unveiled in Paris, complete with a glass barrier to make it "kiss-proof".
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Somali pirates jailed in France

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 21:57
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A French court jails five Somali men for between four and eight years for hijacking a yacht and taking a French couple hostage.
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Restored Wilde tomb is unveiled

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 17:08
related places: Paris

Oscar Wilde's restored tomb is unveiled in Paris, complete with a glass barrier to make it 'kiss-proof'.
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Syrian government days 'numbered'

Monday, November 28th 2011, 14:21
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe says time is running out for the Syrian leader after the Arab League agrees sanctions against Damascus.
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AUDIO: Was Strauss-Kahn set up?

Monday, November 28th 2011, 8:18

Investigative journalist Edward Epstein describes evidence he has uncovered which he believes shows Dominique Strauss-Kahn was set up, while political commentator Ann-Elisabeth Moutet analyses how the report has been received in France.
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German protests at nuclear train

Friday, November 25th 2011, 14:04
related countries: Germany Germany

Anti-nuclear activists protest in Germany as a train carrying reprocessed waste from France crosses the border.
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A century of Harry's Bar in Paris

Friday, November 25th 2011, 10:19
related places: Bar, Paris

Iconic Paris bar marks centenary with nostalgia-fest
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Friday, November 25th 2011, 8:00

Sportsday Live - featuring the latest news on the leaked RFU reports, David Beckham and Carlos Tevez's possible moves and updates from the ATP World Tour Finals, plus more
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VIDEO: Sarkozy and Merkel back Italian PM

Friday, November 25th 2011, 2:41
related countries: Germany Germany, Italy Italy
related places: Eu

The leaders of France and Germany are proposing changes to EU treaties, to tighten control over the eurozone.
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Germany nuclear protest clashes

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 22:35
related countries: Germany Germany

Police in northern Germany use water cannons after scuffles break out with protesters trying to stop a shipment of nuclear waste from France.
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Live - Nadal v Tsonga

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 19:58

Spain's Rafael Nadal and France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga meet in Group B's final round-robin match at the World Tour Finals with the winner advancing to the knockout stages.
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Reform proposed for EU treaties

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 17:21
related countries: Germany Germany, Italy Italy

Germany's Angela Merkel and France's Nicolas Sarkozy are to propose modifications to EU treaties to improve governance of the eurozone.
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French citizens abducted in Mali

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 16:23
related countries: Mali Mali, Niger Niger
related places: Hombori

Gunmen have abducted two French citizens from their hotel in the central Mali town of Hombori, in the first kidnapping south of the Niger river.
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Corsica to host 2013 Tour start

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 11:30

The 100th staging of the Tour de France will start on the Mediterranean island of Corsica in 2013.
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Clashes over French nuclear train

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 18:06
related countries: Germany Germany

Riot police in north-western France battle protesters trying to stop a final trainload of treated nuclear waste leaving for Germany.
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France clears Noriega extradition

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 14:01
related countries: Panama Panama

Panama's former strong man Gen Manuel Noriega is to be sent back to serve sentences there, after a French court grants an extradition request.
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VIDEO: Outrage at French schoolgirl murder

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 22:58

France is in a collective state of shock over the murder and rape of a 13-year-old schoolgirl.
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Prouvost wins women's art prize

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 20:40

French artist Laure Prouvost wins the Max Mara art prize for women for her film and installation work.
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Strauss-Kahn suing over privacy

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 13:09

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his wife sue a French presidential aide and media outlets for breach of privacy over sex reports.
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Danielle Mitterrand dies aged 87

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 11:13
related places: Paris

Danielle Mitterrand, the widow of former French President Francois Mitterrand, dies in a Paris hospital at the age of 87.
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Schoolgirl murder shocks France

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 9:35

The French government condemns the judiciary's handling of a teenager accused of rape who murdered a girl from his boarding school.
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VIDEO: Marseilles rejects national park plan

Monday, November 21st 2011, 12:05

People in Marseilles are trying to stop the French government from designating an area right next to the city as the country's first new national park for 30 years.
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I will stay at Arsenal - Wenger

Monday, November 21st 2011, 11:40

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists "I will stay and that's it" having sparked speculation about his Arsenal future with an interview in the French media.
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Nadal ridicules Noah accusations

Monday, November 21st 2011, 10:43
related countries: Spain Spain

Rafael Nadal claims French tennis legend Yannick Noah's allegations about doping in Spanish sport are "stupid".
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France urges new Syria sanctions

Friday, November 18th 2011, 11:22
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

France calls for tougher sanctions against Syria and urges the UN Security Council to act to stop violent repression of protesters by Damascus.
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Syria conflict 'like civil war'

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 13:21
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey
related places: Damascus

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the situation in Syria resembles civil war, after defecting soldiers attacked a government base.
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Row over nuclear power in France

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 11:18

France's government accuses the opposition Socialists of planning to undermine the French nuclear industry in return for electoral support from the Green party.
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France drops 'Africa cash' probe

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 22:48
related places: Paris

Paris prosecutors drop an inquiry into claims that ex-French President Jacques Chirac and ex-PM Dominique de Villepin were given up to $20m by African leaders.
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Hague seeks court official arrest

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 17:33

The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal issues a warrant for the arrest of its former spokeswoman, French national Florence Hartmann.
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'Foul' Jesus play divides French

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 12:24
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Jesus, Toulouse

Christians plan protests as a provocative Spanish play about Jesus called Golgota Picnic premieres in the southern French city of Toulouse.
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VIDEO: Liz Taylor's jewels show in Paris

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 18:58
related places: Paris

Touring exhibition of Liz Taylor's jewels opens in Paris and will end with auction in New York.
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Eurozone growth remains sluggish

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 17:52
related countries: Germany Germany

The economy of the 17-nation eurozone grew by 0.2% between July and September, with faster growth seen in Germany and France.
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Paris trial for Somali 'pirates'

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 13:28
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Paris

Six men go on trial in Paris over an attack on a yacht in September 2008, in the first French prosecution of suspected Somali pirates.
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Ginola to sue Houllier in France

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 10:49

Former Tottenham and Newcastle midfielder David Ginola is suing his one-time France coach Gerard Houllier over remarks made in a book.
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Freed French hostages arrive home

Monday, November 14th 2011, 23:04
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Three French aid workers, kidnapped in Yemen in May, return home to France after having been released by their captors.
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Strauss-Kahn to sue over privacy

Monday, November 14th 2011, 16:38

Lawyers for former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn say they will sue after French media allege he had links to a prostitution ring.
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French hostages 'freed in Yemen'

Monday, November 14th 2011, 1:27
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Three French aid workers, kidnapped in Yemen in May, have been released by their captors, the French authorities say.
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Federer takes maiden Paris title

Sunday, November 13th 2011, 15:59
related places: Paris

Roger Federer wins the Paris Masters for the first time, beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1 7-6 (7-3) in the final.
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Federer reaches first Paris final

Saturday, November 12th 2011, 15:06
related places: Paris

Roger Federer reaches the final of the Paris Masters for the first time in his career with a straight-sets win over Tomas Berdych.
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Federer wins 800th career match

Friday, November 11th 2011, 19:05
related countries: Monaco Monaco

World number four Roger Federer registers the 800th win of his career as he overcomes Juan Monaco 6-3 7-5 in their Paris Masters quarter-final.
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S&P downgrades France by mistake

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 20:30

Standard & Poor's accidentally releases a message to some of its subscribers saying that it had downgraded French debt from its top AAA rating.
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EDF fined over Greenpeace spying

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 16:50

A French court fines energy giant EDF 1.5 million euros (£1.3 million) and sends two of its staff to jail for spying on Greenpeace campaigners.
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Landis guilty over Paris lab hack

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 15:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

Disgraced US Tour de France winner Floyd Landis is given a one-year suspended jail sentence for using a hacker to spy on an anti-doping lab.
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Merkel defends 'current eurozone'

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 14:59
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Eu

German Chancellor Angela Merkel plays down speculation about a eurozone split, insisting all 17 countries must work together.
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Superb Murray powers past Roddick

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 13:24

Andy Murray beats Andy Roddick 6-2 6-2 to reach the Paris Masters quarter-finals, where he will take on Tomas Berdych.
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Thursday, November 10th 2011, 10:06
related places: Paris

Pac Man, Ataris and joysticks feature in an exhibition tracing the history of video game aesthetics at Paris's Grand Palais gallery.
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Greek charges hit Credit Agricole

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 9:50
related countries: Greece Greece

French bank Credit Agricole reports a 65% drop in third-quarter profits after being hit by losses on Greek sovereign debt.
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Live text - Murray v Roddick

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 9:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Murray

Andy Murray takes the first set and goes two breaks to the good in the second against Andy Roddick in the last-16 of the Paris Masters.
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Murray eases past Chardy in Paris

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 13:04
related places: Paris

Andy Murray cruises through to the last 16 of the Paris Masters with a 6-2 6-4 win over Frenchman Jeremy Chardy.
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Live text - Murray v Chardy

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 11:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British number one Andy Murray takes on Jeremy Chardy of France in his opening match at the Paris Masters.
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Kesa sells Comet business for £2

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 7:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Anglo-French electrical goods retailer Kesa announces plans to sell off its troubled UK-based Comet stores for £2 to a private equity firm.
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Euro crisis holds up panda loan

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 15:46
related countries: China China, Greece Greece
related places: Cannes

The loan of two Chinese pandas to a zoo in France has been delayed by discussions of the Greek crisis at the G20 summit in Cannes.
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Sarkozy called Israeli PM 'liar'

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 11:03
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

French President Nicolas Sarkozy called Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu a "liar" in remarks to US President Barack Obama overheard by journalists.
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SocGen cuts bonuses on Greek loss

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 8:27
related countries: Greece Greece

French bank Societe Generale cuts bonuses and cancels its dividend after profits slump due to a 60% write-off of its Greek debts.
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France says art from UK 'stolen'

Monday, November 7th 2011, 23:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Paris

France lays claim to a 17th Century painting currently being displayed by a London gallery at an art fair in Paris.
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Carlos the Jackal back in court

Monday, November 7th 2011, 17:55
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan self-styled revolutionary "Carlos the Jackal" goes on trial in France over bomb attacks in the early 1980s that killed 11 people.
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France reveals new budget savings

Monday, November 7th 2011, 13:15

France announces further budget savings as it seeks to reduce its deficit and protect its triple-A credit rating.
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VIDEO: Carlos the Jackal goes on trial

Monday, November 7th 2011, 6:15
related places: Paris

The man known as Carlos the Jackal goes on trial in a Paris court on Monday, accused of killing 11 people and wounding nearly 200 more in four attacks in the early 1980s.
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