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Cosmos
Cosmos | Carl Sagan
The well-known astronomer presents an illustrated guide to the universe and to Earth's relationship to it, moving from theories of creation to humankind's discovery of the cosmos, to general relativity, to space missions, and beyond
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Ross
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I made this by hand, finished it today. I Folded the parchment, sewed the signatures, mulled the spine, tooled and stitched the leather, pressed it, applied the finish work, and attached the corner protectors. 😁 Incidentally, the above is one of my favorite quotes from any author.

Texreader What a wonderful craft! 2mo
Ross Thanks! It takes a surprising amount of energy but I love doing it. 2mo
Krisjericho ❤️ so gorgeous ❤️ 2mo
Ross 😁 2mo
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LiterRohde
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“By looking far out into space we are also looking far back into time, back toward the horizon of the universe, back toward the epoch of the Big Bang.”

#MayMovieMagic | 3: #WeveOnlyJustBegun

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Suet624 Love this post!! 4mo
LiterRohde @Suet624 @Cinfhen Thanks! (edited) 4mo
Cinfhen Agreed @Suet624 😍 4mo
rohit-sawant Nice! 👏🏼👏🏼 4mo
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“What an astonishing thing a book is. It's a flat object made from a tree with...lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you're inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly...binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.”✨📚

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RachelO
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I‘ve fallen into a work-related #supermassiveblackhole over the last couple of weeks, and missed #anglophileapril yesterday. Which is probably a ‘run-me-out-of-town‘ type offence - they‘re quite proud of Muse round here!

So here are some (totally non-book-related) photos - a lifesize Muse mural, and a tourist information board with a poster from their homecoming gig 10 years ago. I‘d have loved to have seen that - we didn‘t live here then!

Mdargusch That‘s cool that they are so proud of Muse! 4mo
Cinfhen I love that MUSE is a “local” group!!! Cool 🤘🏽🎸🎼 4mo
TrishB Cool 👍🏻 4mo
emilyhaldi I'm in a supermassiveblackhole of work too 😩 4mo
Reviewsbylola I‘ve been struggling the past few weeks too. Everything seems to go into overdrive in the spring! It‘s so hectic. 4mo
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TK-421
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“The passage from the Chaos of the Big Bang to the Cosmos that we are beginning to know is the most awesome transformation of matter and energy that we have been privileged to glimpse. And until we find more intelligent beings elsewhere, we are ourselves the most #spectacular of all the transformations - the remote descendants of the Big Bang, dedicated to understanding and further transforming the Cosmos from which we spring.” #QuotsyApr19

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Landslide
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛 🦋 pretty!! 5mo
vkois88 💚💚💚 5mo
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Landon
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There are so many different tools & techniques that the universe could use to create life.

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debthmpsn
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Found on FB—Carl Sagan quote, graphic by Chris Riddle. Too perfect not to share.

https://www.facebook.com/532119136841103/posts/2041372592582409/

Velvetfur 💜 8mo
BookishMarginalia Lovely! Thanks for sharing! 8mo
Christine11 So true 😊 8mo
Eggs ♥️♥️♥️ 8mo
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TheBogwitch
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Magic, indeed.

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Landon
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I‘m only on page 40 of this book, and I‘m already hooked. Within this short amount of reading, Sagan has retold the story of ancient Alexandria, how a certain crab was artificially selected to have natural designs of samurai faces on their carapaces, and the beginnings of life on our world.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy!! 📖💙 8mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 8mo
Leftcoastzen Welcome to Litsy!👋 8mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 8mo
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Landon
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The Greek origin of the word used for the title of the book.

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Landon
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“Today we have discovered a powerful and elegant way to understand the universe, a method called science; it has revealed to us a universe so ancient and so vast that human affairs seem at first sight to be of little consequence.”

RaimeyGallant Nice quote! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon
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Azar
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We are like butterflies. We flutter for a day and think it is forever! #cosmos #carlsagan #punyhumans

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LiterRohde
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“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.”

#QuotsyNov18 | 20: #Universal

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TrishB What a lovely thought! 9mo
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TK-421 ❤️ 10mo
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TK-421
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“Exploration is in our nature. We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still. We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready at last to set sail for the stars.” #Sail #QuotsyAug18

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pilardib
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This is finally getting interesting!

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pilardib
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I remembered to bring a book this time! 😥😆

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pilardib
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Their snoring makes great background music for reading 😂😋😅

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pilardib
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Slow progress still means progress 😜

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pilardib
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But the essence of life is not so much the atoms and simple molecules that make us up as the way in which they are put together.

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pilardib
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I like the idea of this book and I loved the tv series, but I'm finding Sagan's writing extremely annoying. 😓

valeriegeary His novel Contact was great! 😄 14mo
Geeklet I‘ve always found his writing to be better when I‘m listening to him read it. He narrates the first few chapters of the Pale Blue Dot audiobook on Audible. It‘s quite enjoyable. 14mo
pilardib @valeriegeary sounds interesting! 😮 14mo
pilardib @Geeklet I never listen to audiobooks, but now that you mention it I'll give it a try! 14mo
Geeklet @pilardib It‘s a pretty good audiobook. They were only able to salvage some of his recordings so most of the book is narrated by his widow. 14mo
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pilardib
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Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it, we go nowhere.

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Chelsey
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Carl Sagan's writing is beautiful and his hope for humanity was pure. The above quote was one of many mind blowing moments from this book. I've been interested in astronomy and physics for a long time but I'd never heard that before. We could have been in a binary system but Jupiter didn't have enough mass to ignite properly so instead of a star it became a gas giant.

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Chelsey
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The size and age of the Cosmos are beyond ordinary human understanding. Lost somewhere between immensity and eternity is our tiny planetary home. In a cosmic perspective, most human concerns seem insignificant, even petty.

Chelsey Aww, it's the original so Pluto is still a planet! 1y
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GypsyKat
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There is a reason that this is considered a modern classic! Aside from the fact that it‘s beautifully written, almost all of the science in this 30+ year old book still holds up today. There was so much more history in here than I expected and I was absolutely fascinated by it! I loved this as an audiobook, but I think I need to get a physical copy as well. If science is at all your jam, read this book! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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GypsyKat
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So many good quotes in this book.

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GripLitGrl
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"One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time."
-Carl Sagan

JoScho Love this ❤️ 1y
ReadZenRites Oooh that‘s a voice I miss.... 💫 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love this !!! 💗💗 1y
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Ddzmini I love it 🌳📚📖😍 1y
Chasing_Pages ❤️ 1y
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GypsyKat
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This book is so much more in-depth than I had anticipated. He even talks about libraries. 📚

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GypsyKat
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I‘m starting this one because it‘s really slow at work today. 💫

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CassiM
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#TrivialThursday @GarthRanzz
1. Star Wars
2. Yoda
3. Nay

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RachelO
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Thank you Litsy for introducing me to Carl Sagan. This took me many places I didn't expect to go - geography, history, myths & legends, hard science (physics, biology, chemistry), space exploration, multi-dimensions, extra-terrestrial life and an impassioned plea for us to get it together, what with this being the best planet we have right now, and all. The story-telling is wonderful & the science extensive, well-explained and never dumbed down.

TrishB Great review 👍🏻 1y
Andrew65 I loved his Cosmos series. It was a long time ago but looks like they are still available on YouTube. https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBA8DC67D52968201 (edited) 1y
RachelO @Andrew65 oh wow! This is the book of the series, but it hadn't occurred to me to see if it still existed. Pictures would certainly help some of it (though less easy to concentrate on in the middle of Sainsburys!) 1y
RachelO @TrishB Thanks Trish 😁 1y
rohit-sawant Fantastic review! 1y
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TK-421
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“What an astonishing thing a book is. It's a flat object made from a tree with #flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you're inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you...A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic." #QuotsyApril18 #BooksAreMagic

TK-421 This quote is actually from the TV show as far as I know (episode 11 - The Persistence of Memory) but it's one of my favourite descriptions of the wonderful magic of books 📚 ✨ (edited) 1y
LazyDays 👐💜 1y
C.Perone Omg Love this!!! 1y
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RachelO
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...and counting!

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Lizpixie
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#MarchIntoOz #day22 #UnderTheMilkyWay I fell in love with the song by The Church as a teenager, flirting with boys in cars. I fell in love with the Milky Way & the constellations much earlier than that, when I was a little girl sitting on the grass in our backyard with my dad pointing out Orion & his dog stars, the Southern Cross, Sirius & Australis and which planets are visible with the naked eye. Just look at the sky over Uluru, it‘s amazing✨

Cinfhen #goosebumps 💕💕💕 1y
speljamr The Church are one of my absolute favorite bands. Love them and the fact that they are still putting out new music. 1y
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GripLitGrl
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Cathythoughts Wow ❤️💜💙 1y
Cinfhen Lovely 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 1y
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RachelO
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Half-way through this on audio. I love his story-telling, and the pulling in of myths and legends, history and science. But it's taking me a while! 🌌
#underthemilkyway #marchintooz @Cinfhen @Lizpixie

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Totally listened to this so I could tell my Sciency Guy Husband that I have. What did I take away from this classic?
A Library Quote. 😉

Chelleo 😂👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 1y
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Daisey
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This book contains lots of fascinating information, and it explores a wide range of topics in its description of the cosmos. In fact, I preferred to listen to it in short sections to keep from being overwhelmed.

The only thing I struggled with a bit was the completely atheistic perspective. I don‘t consider my religious beliefs against science, so a few times I did not appreciate how all religious beliefs were portrayed.

#nonfiction #audiobook

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Daisey
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I‘m currently caught up on Confederacy of Dunces, and although I‘m enjoying it, I needed a change of pace. So, I switched back to nonfiction for my listening today. Cosmos requires some concentration and I‘m enjoying it more in slightly smaller chunks instead of all at once.

#nonfiction #audiobook

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abbsinwonderland
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✨I literally watch Neil deGrasse Tyson's of Carl Sagan's Cosmos every. single. night since it came out on Netflix. One of my favorite reasons, besides my love for space, is that my Athena pup enjoys it just as much as me. Especially the climate change lecture 😉 #DogsofLitsy

SusanInTiburon Pretty girl! Ridgeback? 2y
abbsinwonderland @SusanInTiburon She's half pitbull half golden retriever, actually! I'm not sure what a Ridgeback is? 2y
SusanInTiburon My friends have a Rhodesian Ridgeback who looks a lot like your splendid dog. Sighthound, loves to run run run over the hills. 2y
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GlassAsDiamonds @SusanInTiburon I was thinking Ridgie as well! ❤️❤️❤️ She‘s gorgeous @abbsinwonderland ! 2y
BestDogDad Smartest dog on the planet! 2y
abbsinwonderland @SusanInTiburon @GlassAsDiamonds I just looked that breed up and you guys are definitely right. If I didn't know who her parents were, I'd get her a DNA test 😂 2y
LauraJ Your dog is so cool. My cat was obsessed with Rachel Maddow. 2y
tpixie Lol 🐶♥️🐶 2y
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Daisey
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I started listening to this on my evening walk and I‘m intrigued. However, since I own it through Audible, I may just listen to short sections at a time between other books.

#audiobook #nonfiction #audiowalk

Wife Pic❤️ 2y
Daisey @Wife Thanks! The lovely sunsets often make my walks more enjoyable. 2y
Becker I am also listening to this and loving it, but you‘re right...it is better in small doses. It is a lot to take in in big sections. 1y
Daisey @Becker Exactly! Fascinating but a bit overwhelming sometimes. 1y
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GypsyKat
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Ok, so I may have gone a little crazy during the Audible book sale. 😆💸💸💸
#Audible #BookSale #BookHaul
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aschermetz Funnnnnn!!! 🙌 2y
SpeculativeFemale I spy two of my favorites: Neil Gaiman and Brandon Sanderson! 💙💙 2y
OrangeMooseReads Can‘t go wrong with Vonnegut 2y
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tricours
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I can‘t focus enough to listen to this. I need to read this book in print if I‘m ever going to to read it.

BarbaraBB I read Contact by this author and decided to never read him again 😘 2y
tricours @BarbaraBB oh! What didn‘t you like about it? I‘ve never read anything else by him. 2y
BarbaraBB It is SF, which I mostly don‘t like, and religion, which I also mostly don‘t like 😉 2y
tricours @BarbaraBB at least you tried! 😂 2y
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tricours
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With all the sudden snow we got Walter sometimes has difficulties navigating the terrain with his stumpy legs 😁 I can‘t focus on this audiobook. It should be very interesting but my mind just keeps going elsewhere...

okthislooksbad Gosh, he's adorable, stumpy lil' legs and all! 😍 2y
MicheleinPhilly I ❤️ stumpy-legged dogs. 2y
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TK-421
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“What an astonishing thing a book is...one glance at it & you're inside the mind of another person...somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking...inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding #together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic."

Mrs_Black I have this quote in my classroom. I love it. 2y
Cathythoughts ✨✨✨✨✨✨ 2y
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JessNevertheless
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My #nature read at work today 🌌🌎 Loving all the narrators and feeling like I‘m about to embark on an epic cosmic journey 💙

#noteworthynovember

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Blaire
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At my in-laws who have an incredible collection of books, will post some pictures of their den/library later. Found these tucked on a top shelf. #anothernightonmars #tuneintonovember

LitLogophile 🤓!! Sagan ❤️ 2y
Cinfhen Awesome shelf ❤️ 2y
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Lola
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I was going to give this Audible Daily Daily Deal a pass but then I saw this: Narrated by: LeVar Burton, Seth MacFarlane, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ann Druyan. Sold!

Lacythebookworm Oh, that sounds good! 👌 2y
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