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WTC Steel #10

view WTC Steel #10 digital asset: Photograph by Robert Rathe from 'Pieces that Remain' series, 2002, WTC Steel #10
Maker:
Rathe, Robert
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 17 in x 22 in; 43.18 cm x 55.88 cm
Object Name:
photograph
Place made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
2002
Description (Brief):
Robert Rathe is a contemporary photographer based in Virginia. During the fall of 2002, he had the opportunity to photograph pieces of steel that had once been part of the World Trade Center complex in New York City. The steel had been brought to the National Institute of Standards and Technology for their investigation into the collapse of World Trade Center buildings 1, 2 and 7. These abstract photographs represent the artist’s attempt to comprehend how steel that had once been strong enough to support the tallest structures in New York were now twisted, charred and broken.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
September 11
ID Number:
2013.0328.10
Catalog number:
2013.0328.10
Accession number:
2013.0328
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Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
World Trade Center Steel
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1462754

WTC Steel #1

view WTC Steel #1 digital asset: Photograph by Robert Rathe from 'Pieces that Remain' series, 2002, WTC Steel #1
Maker:
Rathe, Robert
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 16 3/4 in x 21 3/4 in; 42.545 cm x 55.245 cm
Object Name:
photograph
Place made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
2002
Description (Brief):
Robert Rathe is a contemporary photographer based in Virginia. During the fall of 2002, he had the opportunity to photograph pieces of steel that had once been part of the World Trade Center complex in New York City. The steel had been brought to the National Institute of Standards and Technology for their investigation into the collapse of World Trade Center buildings 1, 2 and 7. These abstract photographs represent the artist’s attempt to comprehend how steel that had once been strong enough to support the tallest structures in New York were now twisted, charred and broken.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
September 11
Credit Line:
Robert Rathe
ID Number:
2013.0328.01
Catalog number:
2013.0328.01
Accession number:
2013.0328
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Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
World Trade Center Steel
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1462697

WTC Steel #3

view WTC Steel #3 digital asset: Photograph by Robert Rathe from 'Pieces that Remain' series, 2002, WTC Steel #3
Maker:
Rathe, Robert
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 17 in x 22 in; 43.18 cm x 55.88 cm
Object Name:
photograph
Place made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
2002
Description (Brief):
Robert Rathe is a contemporary photographer based in Virginia. During the fall of 2002, he had the opportunity to photograph pieces of steel that had once been part of the World Trade Center complex in New York City. The steel had been brought to the National Institute of Standards and Technology for their investigation into the collapse of World Trade Center buildings 1, 2 and 7. These abstract photographs represent the artist’s attempt to comprehend how steel that had once been strong enough to support the tallest structures in New York were now twisted, charred and broken.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
September 11
ID Number:
2013.0328.03
Catalog number:
2013.0328.03
Accession number:
2013.0328
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
World Trade Center Steel
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1462700

WTC Steel #14

view WTC Steel #14 digital asset: Photograph by Robert Rathe from 'Pieces that Remain' series, 2002, WTC Steel #14
Maker:
Rathe, Robert
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 17 in x 22 in; 43.18 cm x 55.88 cm
Object Name:
photograph
Place made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
2002
Description (Brief):
Robert Rathe is a contemporary photographer based in Virginia. During the fall of 2002, he had the opportunity to photograph pieces of steel that had once been part of the World Trade Center complex in New York City. The steel had been brought to the National Institute of Standards and Technology for their investigation into the collapse of World Trade Center buildings 1, 2 and 7. These abstract photographs represent the artist’s attempt to comprehend how steel that had once been strong enough to support the tallest structures in New York were now twisted, charred and broken.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
September 11
ID Number:
2013.0328.13
Catalog number:
2013.0328.13
Accession number:
2013.0328
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
World Trade Center Steel
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1462764

WTC Steel #9

view WTC Steel #9 digital asset: Photograph by Robert Rathe from 'Pieces that Remain' series, 2002, WTC Steel #9
Maker:
Rathe, Robert
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 17 in x 22 in; 43.18 cm x 55.88 cm
Object Name:
photograph
Place made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
2002
Description (Brief):
Robert Rathe is a contemporary photographer based in Virginia. During the fall of 2002, he had the opportunity to photograph pieces of steel that had once been part of the World Trade Center complex in New York City. The steel had been brought to the National Institute of Standards and Technology for their investigation into the collapse of World Trade Center buildings 1, 2 and 7. These abstract photographs represent the artist’s attempt to comprehend how steel that had once been strong enough to support the tallest structures in New York were now twisted, charred and broken.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
September 11
ID Number:
2013.0328.09
Catalog number:
2013.0328.09
Accession number:
2013.0328
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
World Trade Center Steel
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1462752

WTC Steel #4

view WTC Steel #4 digital asset: Photograph by Robert Rathe from 'Pieces that Remain' series, 2002, WTC Steel #4
Maker:
Rathe, Robert
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 17 in x 22 in; 43.18 cm x 55.88 cm
Object Name:
photograph
Place made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
2002
Description (Brief):
Robert Rathe is a contemporary photographer based in Virginia. During the fall of 2002, he had the opportunity to photograph pieces of steel that had once been part of the World Trade Center complex in New York City. The steel had been brought to the National Institute of Standards and Technology for their investigation into the collapse of World Trade Center buildings 1, 2 and 7. These abstract photographs represent the artist’s attempt to comprehend how steel that had once been strong enough to support the tallest structures in New York were now twisted, charred and broken.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
September 11
ID Number:
2013.0328.04
Catalog number:
2013.0328.04
Accession number:
2013.0328
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
World Trade Center Steel
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1462730

WTC Steel #8

view WTC Steel #8 digital asset: Photograph by Robert Rathe from 'Pieces that Remain' series, 2002, WTC Steel #8
Maker:
Rathe, Robert
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 17 in x 22 in; 43.18 cm x 55.88 cm
Object Name:
photograph
Place made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
2002
Description (Brief):
Robert Rathe is a contemporary photographer based in Virginia. During the fall of 2002, he had the opportunity to photograph pieces of steel that had once been part of the World Trade Center complex in New York City. The steel had been brought to the National Institute of Standards and Technology for their investigation into the collapse of World Trade Center buildings 1, 2 and 7. These abstract photographs represent the artist’s attempt to comprehend how steel that had once been strong enough to support the tallest structures in New York were now twisted, charred and broken.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
September 11
ID Number:
2013.0328.08
Catalog number:
2013.0328.08
Accession number:
2013.0328
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
World Trade Center Steel
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1462751

WTC Steel #13

view WTC Steel #13 digital asset: Photograph by Robert Rathe from 'Pieces that Remain' series, 2002, WTC Steel #13
Maker:
Rathe, Robert
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 17 in x 22 in; 43.18 cm x 55.88 cm
Object Name:
photograph
Place made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
2002
Description (Brief):
Robert Rathe is a contemporary photographer based in Virginia. During the fall of 2002, he had the opportunity to photograph pieces of steel that had once been part of the World Trade Center complex in New York City. The steel had been brought to the National Institute of Standards and Technology for their investigation into the collapse of World Trade Center buildings 1, 2 and 7. These abstract photographs represent the artist’s attempt to comprehend how steel that had once been strong enough to support the tallest structures in New York were now twisted, charred and broken.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
September 11
ID Number:
2013.0328.12
Catalog number:
2013.0328.12
Accession number:
2013.0328
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
World Trade Center Steel
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1462759

WTC Steel #5

view WTC Steel #5 digital asset: Photograph by Robert Rathe from 'Pieces that Remain' series, 2002, WTC Steel #5
Maker:
Rathe, Robert
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
matted framed (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 22 in x 17 in; 55.88 cm x 43.18 cm
Object Name:
photograph
Place made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
2002
Description (Brief):
Robert Rathe is a contemporary photographer based in Virginia. During the fall of 2002, he had the opportunity to photograph pieces of steel that had once been part of the World Trade Center complex in New York City. The steel had been brought to the National Institute of Standards and Technology for their investigation into the collapse of World Trade Center buildings 1, 2 and 7. These abstract photographs represent the artist’s attempt to comprehend how steel that had once been strong enough to support the tallest structures in New York were now twisted, charred and broken.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
September 11
ID Number:
2013.0328.05
Catalog number:
2013.0328.05
Accession number:
2013.0328
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
World Trade Center Steel
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1462734

WTC Steel #6

view WTC Steel #6 digital asset: Photograph by Robert Rathe from 'Pieces that Remain' series, 2002, WTC Steel #6
Maker:
Rathe, Robert
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 22 in x 17 in; 55.88 cm x 43.18 cm
Object Name:
photograph
Place made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
2002
Description (Brief):
Robert Rathe is a contemporary photographer based in Virginia. During the fall of 2002, he had the opportunity to photograph pieces of steel that had once been part of the World Trade Center complex in New York City. The steel had been brought to the National Institute of Standards and Technology for their investigation into the collapse of World Trade Center buildings 1, 2 and 7. These abstract photographs represent the artist’s attempt to comprehend how steel that had once been strong enough to support the tallest structures in New York were now twisted, charred and broken.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
September 11
ID Number:
2013.0328.06
Catalog number:
2013.0328.06
Accession number:
2013.0328
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
World Trade Center Steel
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1462742

Events September 11-13: Alaska artists, Twitter talk and The Scream

view Events September 11-13: Alaska artists, Twitter talk and The Scream digital asset number 1
Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 10 Sep 2012 11:24:48 +0000
Blog Post Category:
At the Smithsonian
Blogs
Topic:
0
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_d24b3dd892de568dc5c45332987b27e5

Three Studies of September 11: Bearing Witness to History. An exhibition at the NMAH

view Three Studies of September 11: Bearing Witness to History. An exhibition at the NMAH digital asset: https://repository.si.edu/bitstream/handle/10088/22757/03.05.BearingWitness.Final.pdf
Author:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Policy,and Analysis
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2003
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Policy,and Analysis. 2003. Three Studies of September 11: Bearing Witness to History. An exhibition at the NMAH. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution. Office of Policy and Analysis
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_133563

How a Squeegee Handle Became a Life-Saving Tool on September 11, 2001

view How a Squeegee Handle Became a Life-Saving Tool on September 11, 2001 digital asset number 1
Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 21 May 2014 17:28:42 +0000
Blog Post Category:
Articles
At the Smithsonian
From the Collections
U.S. History
Description:

On September 11, 2001, window washer Jan Demczur was ascending One World Trade Center in the elevator with five other men. When the car came to a sudden halt and then started plunging downward, someone in the cab managed to press the emergency stop button. The elevator cab mercifully stopped, but the men smelled smoke and knew they had to find a way out.

The events of what happened next, as told to Smithsonian magazine writer Victoria Dawson for her July 2002 article “Handed Down to History,” include a harrowing escape from the elevator after the men pried open the doors, only to be faced with a wall of Sheetrock. Fortunately, someone had a pocketknife and the men began cutting their way out. But to break through the three-quarter inch thick layers, Demczur recalled, “was going to be hard.” Still, the men persevered.

‘We just started working. Focused on this way to get out. We knew we had only one chance.’

And then, that one chance—that blade—slipped out of Demczur’s hands, falling right down the elevator shaft. “I was very upset with myself. We had a problem and now a bigger problem.” A man standing next to Demczur reached into the window washer’s bucket and seized the Squeegee handle. One more chance.

They returned to the wall, systematically cutting furrows, both vertical and horizontal, creating at last a sizable depression in the first two layers of Sheetrock—some 18 by 20 inches in size. ‘We didn’t know what was going on [in the building], but we knew time was running out,” Demczur said. They kicked and kicked again, breaking through the triple layer of Sheetrock only to find. . .still more Sheetrock. Mercifully, it was a single layer, three-quarters of an inch thick. Easily punched through. Finally, they pushed against a tile wall and found themselves underneath a sink in a men’s room.

The six men escaped the building. It took them 90 minutes from the moment the elevator cab had halted in the shaft, but they reached safety only minutes before the tower collapsed—the second tower to do so. The tool that saved their lives, the Squeegee handle, joined the collections of the National Museum of American History in 2002 when Congress designated the museum as the official repository for materials honoring the victims of the September 11 attacks, when 2,996 were killed at the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Virginia and aboard Flight 93 when it crashed in a field outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

In 2014, the museum announced that the Squeegee handle along with 26 other artifacts from the museum’s collections would go on view at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. Director John Gray noted that the 14 items from the World Trade Center, the eight from the Pentagon and the five from Shanksville, Pennsylvania, "tell the story in ways that words cannot."

Topic:
0
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
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[Antonia and filhas of Sabina at offering ceremony to Iemanjá], 1938 September 11

view [Antonia and filhas of Sabina at offering ceremony to Iemanjá], 1938 September 11 digital asset number 1
Creator:
Landes, Ruth 1908-1991
Subject:
Sabina Mãe
Physical description:
1 photographic print : black & white ; 4 x 3 centimeters
Culture:
Brazilians
Afro-Brazilians
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Brazil
Salvador (Brazil)
Bahia (Brazil : State)
Date:
1938
1938 September 11
Summary:
Offering ceremony of Sabina, Caboclo Candomblé high priestess. Photograph from anthropologist Ruth Landes' 1938-1939 field research on Afro-Brazilians and Candomblé in Brazil in the city of Bahia (now known as Salvador). Handwritten by Landes on versos: "3. Antonia & oer filhas of Sabina; at mãe dagua. Sept. 11. B4 her house. -- Bahia."
Cite as:
landes_photo_brazil_91-4_0172, Brazil: Bahian blacks and candomblé [2 of 3], Box 62, Ruth Landes Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Candomblé (Religion)
Iemanjá (Cultus)
Orishas
Women priests
Rites and ceremonies
Local number:
Image ID landes_photo_brazil_91-4_0172
See more items in:
Field photographs from Bahia, Brazil 1938 - 1939
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_284158
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[Filhas of Sabina, with João Cavalcanti walking into picture], 1938 September 11

view [Filhas of Sabina, with João Cavalcanti walking into picture], 1938 September 11 digital asset number 1
Creator:
Landes, Ruth 1908-1991
Subject:
Sabina Mãe
Physical description:
1 photographic print : black & white ; 3 x 4 centimeters
Culture:
Brazilians
Afro-Brazilians
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Brazil
Salvador (Brazil)
Bahia (Brazil : State)
Date:
1938
1938 September 11
Summary:
Filhas of Sabina, Caboclo Candomblé high priestess, in front of her house for offering ceremony to mãe d'agua, Iemanjá. Photograph from anthropologist Ruth Landes' 1938-1939 field research on Afro-Brazilians and Candomblé in Brazil in the city of Bahia (now known as Salvador). Handwritten by Landes on verso: "11. Filhas of Sabina, João Cavalcanti walking in2 pictr. -- mãe presente; strtng b4 her house."
Cite as:
landes_photo_brazil_91-4_0046, Brazil: Bahian blacks and candomblé [2 of 3], Box 62, Ruth Landes Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Women priests
Candomblé (Religion)
Rites and ceremonies
Iemanjá (Cultus)
Orishas
Local number:
Image ID landes_photo_brazil_91-4_0046
See more items in:
Field photographs from Bahia, Brazil 1938 - 1939
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_286638
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Oral history interview with Tony Marsh, 2009 September 10-11

view Oral history interview with Tony Marsh, 2009 September 10-11 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Marsh, Tony, 1954-
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Place of publication, production, or execution:
California
Physical Description:
7 wav files (7 hr., 12 min.) : digital
General Note:
Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 7 hr., 12 min.
Summary:
An interview of Tony Marsh conducted 2009 September 10-11, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Garden Cottage Bed and Breakfast, in Los Angeles, California.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Tony Marsh, 2009 September 10-11. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for this interview was provided by the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America. Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note:
Anthony "Tony" Marsh (1954- ) is a teacher and ceramic artist in Long Beach, California. Marsh is the chair of the ceramics department at California State University, Long Beach.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Ceramicists
Art teachers
Interviews
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15717
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)283857
AAA_collcode_marsh09
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_283857

Fifth presentation of the Charles Lang Freer medal, September 11, 1973

Title: Charles Lang Freer Medal5th presentation of the Charles Lang Freer Medal
view Fifth presentation of the Charles Lang Freer medal, September 11, 1973 digital asset number 1
Author:
Freer Gallery of Art
Subject:
Sickman, L. C. S (Laurence C. S.)
Physical description:
27 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
United States
Date:
1973
Contents:
Opening remarks / Hugh Scott. -- The career of Laurence Sickman / Harold P. Stern. -- Presentation / by Senator Hugh Scott. -- Address of Acceptance / Laurence Sickman
Topic:
Art, Asian--Awards
Charles Lang Freer Medal
Art, Chinese
Call number:
N7260 .F58 1973b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_892966

Archives of American Art Tumblr blog, 2012-2014, crawled September 11, 2014

view Archives of American Art Tumblr blog, 2012-2014, crawled September 11, 2014 digital asset: Archives of American Art Tumblr blog, 2012-2014, crawled September 11, 2014
Collection Creator::
Archives of American Art
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-046, Archives of American Art, Website Records
See more items in:
Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa15-046-refidd1e198

Office of Exhibits Central website blog, 2006-2015, crawled September 11, 2015

view Office of Exhibits Central website blog, 2006-2015, crawled September 11, 2015 digital asset: Office of Exhibits Central website blog, 2006-2015, crawled September 11, 2015
Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Exhibits Central
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-083, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Exhibits Central, Website Records
See more items in:
Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa16-083-refidd1e203

Dom Pedro Aquamarine section of the Department of Mineral Sciences website, crawled September 11, 2015

view Dom Pedro Aquamarine section of the Department of Mineral Sciences website, crawled September 11, 2015 digital asset: Dom Pedro Aquamarine section of the Department of Mineral Sciences website, crawled September 11, 2015
Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-029, National Museum of Natural History, Website Records
See more items in:
Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa16-029-refidd1e241

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