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Turku

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Kotka

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39,48,3

Jyväskylä

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51,53,9

Vasa

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47,108,3

Lahti

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146,384,3

Rauma

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95,222,6

Pori

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44,65,10

Seinäjoki

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17,24,0

Naantali

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42,97,3

Korsholm

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11,52,0

Nokia

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45,128,2

Kristinestad

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23,39,0

Kustavi

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3,26,0

Kasnäs

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3,3,0

Kokkola

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6,29,2

Uusikaupunki

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9,72,1

Ulvila

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0,20,0

Salo

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6,11,3

Parkano

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16,55,0

Pargas

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1,8,0

Karstula

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12,22,0

Vallijärvi

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0,2,0

Tuuri

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3,1,0

Töysä

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9,15,0

Teisko

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6,9,0

Sulva

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0,47,0

Masku

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2,4,0

Konginkangas

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3,3,0

Jämijärvi

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0,3,0

Jalasjärvi

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2,6,0

Huittinen

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0,3,0

Bengtskär

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10,16,0

Vehmaa

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1,6,0

Urjala

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4,6,0

Taivassalo

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0,3,0

Raippaluoto

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0,3,0

Panike

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0,9,0

Orivesi

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2,5,0

Nummi

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1,3,0

Mynämäki

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1,4,0

Merikarvia

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0,3,0

Luoma

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Lestijärvi

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1,2,0

Laukaa

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2,13,0

Larsmo

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2,16,0

Lapua

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1,5,0

Laitila

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0,2,0

Kyröskoski

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4,17,0

Kuortane

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2,6,0

Kuhmalahti

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0,1,0

Kivijärvi

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0,51,0

Kauhava

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2,9,0

Kangasala

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1,3,0

Jurva

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0,3,0

Iso Kaskinen

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0,17,0

Ikaalinen

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0,10,1

Bergö

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1,18,0

Turku

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  • Aura river

    Turku Things to Do

    Aura River (aurajoki ) is a 70km long river that departs from Oripaa and flows into the archipelago through Turku. It actually splits Turku in two, even the old original town of Turku was founded on the east side of the river which still houses the cathedral and the university along with the Old Great Square while on the west side you can see the...

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  • Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel Turku

    Turku Hotels

    We had never stayed in Radison hotels before, because they are allways more expensive than any other...

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  • Aboa Vetus and Ars Nova

    Turku Things to Do

    Centraly located, on the banks of river Aura this is probably one of the most famous museums in Turku, actually with one ticket you have access to two different museums.Aboa Vetus is the museum of history of Turku focusing on some underground ancient remains of the area and takes you through the history of Turku which was the first capital in...

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Kotka

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  • The Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge

    Kotka Things to Do

    The fishing lodge, built in 1889 on request by Russian Emperor and Grand Duke Alexander III, has been kept intact. It tells about the life of the imperial family at the end of the 19th century. The Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge is open 1.5.-31.8. daily 10am-7pm and Sept-Oct Sat-Sun 10am-7pm.

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  • Sokos Seurahuone Hotel

    Kotka Hotels

    Keskuskatu 21, Kotka, 48100, FI

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hitchhiking

    Kotka Transportation

    Hitchhiking it is not very common in Finland, but apparently it is possible, especially if you are young and beautiful LOLThis lovely girl was joining us for the road back from Kotka to Helsinki.

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Jyväskylä

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  • Tex mex and slow service..

    Jyväskylä Restaurants

    We love the Gringos Locos of Tampere, so we went there in here also. We were in little bit hurry, but it took 1h and 10min since the main dish arrived!! The service is REALLY slow (Sadly I´ve heard from my friends it is allways the same), but the food was good. But the portions were smaller than in Tampere. My steak was quite small. Luckily we took...

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  • Scandic Hotel

    Jyväskylä Hotels

    As usual also here I did stay at the Scandic hotel networks. Nice rooms, good locations, free to use...

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  • Children theme park Peukkula

    Jyväskylä Things to Do

    Most of my friends do have children, and tehy love to visit "Peukkula" (have no idea, why it is called as a "thumb land"??)There is playing theme areas outside, but also inside. There is places like "princess home", "cottage of an elf" etc.. See the fairytail houses in here:http://www.peukkula.fi/satukyla_kesalla/Only some of the pages are in...

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Vasa

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  • St Maria Church in Old Vaasa

    Vasa Things to Do

    Vasa was destroyed in a fire in 1852, after which it was decided to move the city to a new location on the coast. Sankta Maria Church in Old Vaasa burned to the ground in 1852. Court of Appeal building escaped the fire and was rebuilt into a church in the Old Vaasa. The only stone house, which was spared from the fire in the fire in 1852, is the...

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  • Hotel Astor

    Vasa Hotels

    Asemakatu 4, Vasa, 65100, fi

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • The thing to do

    Vasa Nightlife

    Actually it has been so long since I was here, that even the name has changed. I belive it was Waskia (I prefer Finnish names at Finnish restaurants, so it was better!), but it is a place where most people take tourists for a drink at least. Why? Because of the terrace at the roof of the big biulding! Same building as Rewell centre shopping...

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Lahti

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  • Good beer-selection

    Lahti Nightlife

    Friend of mine told us to go here, because they had various different beers. It was tue, they did have many. Also many of those we hadn´t tasted before. The place itself isn´t so special looking, but it is part of it´s charm. We heard people next table to talk, that this has been a public restroom years ago!! Staff was very friendly and helpful....

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  • Sokos Hotel Lahden Seurahuone

    Lahti Hotels

    Aleksanterinkatu 14, Lahti, Southern Finland, 15110, Finland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Pyhan Kolminaisuuden Kirkko

    Lahti Things to Do

    Lahti Orthodox Parish is the only 'evacuee parish' in southern part of Finland. It was founded on 1.1.1950. Pyhan Kolminaisuuden kirkko church was consecrated again after the renovations on 6.1.2006 by Helsinki's Metropolite Ambrosius. I have never been inside this church but I've heard it is very simple and lacks the gold ornaments which are so...

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Rauma

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  • The Maritime Museum II

    Rauma Things to Do

    The collection includes parts of wrecks, ships that have been built by Finnish ship yards, historical items such as seaman’s books and other papers. The museum also allows visitors to lay hand on navigating a ship, since a ship simulator called Jenny is available.

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  • Best Western Kalliohovi

    Rauma Hotels

    Kalliokatu 25, Rauma, 26100, Finland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • The Maritime Museum

    Rauma Things to Do

    The Rauma Maritime Museum is the most modern on seafaring history in Finland and offers many ways to study maritime history. A comprehensive collection of museum items has been gathered.

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Pori

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  • Reposaari island

    Pori Things to Do

    Reposaari island is located outside Pori on the Gulf of Bothnia at the outlet of the River Kokem?enjoki. The island is about three kilometres long and a half kilometre wide.Because of its favourable location and this uniquely sheltered and deep natural harbour Reposaari was well known to tradesmen and warriors.The many beatiful wooden houses are...

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  • Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

    Pori Hotels

    Gallen Kallelankatu 7, Pori, Vaestra Finlands Lae,

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Helpful links

    Pori Favorites

    http://www.maisa.fi/ - official tourist information, located in Promenadikeskus, Yrjönkatu 17, 28100 PORIhttp://www.porinlinjat.fi/ - bus information, they also have a service desk in Promenadikeskus

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Seinäjoki

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  • Regional Museum of South Ostrobothnia

    Seinäjoki Things to Do

    The Regional Museum of South Ostrobothnia in Törnävä is only three kilometers from the city center of Seinäjoki. The Museum Area is surrounded by the charming park of the old Östermyra foundry, bordered by the peaceful Seinäjoki River. The area has a typical courtyard setting with numerous buildings; there is the Manor House, the Museum Pharmacy...

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  • Alvar Aalto in Seinäjoki

    Seinäjoki Things to Do

    Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto is a renowned Finnish architect and designer of the 20th century, one of the most important architects in the world.He was born in February 3rd of 1898, in Kuortane, a municipality of South Ostrobothnia Region and died in May 11th of 1976 in Helsinki. His work includes outstanding architecture, furniture, textiles and...

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  • Tango Festival

    Seinäjoki Things to Do

    The Tango Festival in Seinäjoki takes place every year since 1985, on one week during the month of July, usually from Wednesday to Sunday. This is a great month for a celebration like this because the weather is the best of the year and most of the people are enjoying their summer holidays.It attracts over 100,000 people every time. This is the...

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Naantali

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Korsholm

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  • Meteoria Söderfjärden

    Korsholm Things to Do

    Söderfjärden, in Solf - Sundom in Ostrobothnia, Finland, which is located about 10 km south of the city of Vaasa. The plain is located in a 560 million year old meteorite crater.-A well-equipped astronomical observatory with a telescope to study the sky.-An bird observation tower in the middle of Finland's most important cranes resting place.-A...

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  • Biking from one village to the next

    Korsholm Off The Beaten Path

    Well, the sights may not be off the beaten path, but the mode of transport may take you there ;)Distances in Korsholm are great enough for you to need some sort of transport just to get from one village to another. Bikes offer an excellent means of transport and good exercise. You also get to see more than through the car window (especially if...

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  • Watch the results of a meteorite at...

    Korsholm Things to Do

    This open field was, according to scientists, created as a result of a meteorite impact some 560 million years ago. The place was named much later though, and the name in Swedish refers to a type of sound. Until the 1700s, this was indeed water-covered. Because of the land elevation phenomenon, the sound turned into marshy areas that were finally...

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Nokia

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  • International Kuumakoira day (Hotdog day...

    Nokia Local Customs

    I have to explain, it's a little bit confusing. We eat here hot dogs which is different product than Kuumakoira (and the confusion comes from translation which is Hot dog and I get out from this defining Kuumakoira as Hotdog written together, right). A traditional Hot dog is a sausage served in a sliced bun. Suitable garnishing are mustard,...

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  • Rantasipi Eden

    Nokia Hotels

    PARATIISIKATU 2,37120 NOKIA, 37120 Nokia, Nokia, F

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Nokia Church - Karelia memorial

    Nokia Things to Do

    The second must in Finnish grave yard is Memorial of persons remained in Karelia (both civilian and soldiers).This kind of memorials became common after our Wars, we lost a lot of soldiers, most of them were brought home, but some disappeared or had to leave to battle fields and a lot of civilians faced the same destiny. These memorials help...

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Kristinestad

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  • Kristinestad

    Kristinestad Favorites

    Kristinestad (Finnish: Kristiinankaupunki) is a small, idyllic seaside town. The town invites visitors to walk along the narrow lanes, get to know the charming churches and museums and grab something to eat by the sea.Kristinestad was founded in 1649 and named after the Swedish queen Christina. Finland was at this point a part of Sweden. Ship...

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  • Alma Cafe Kristinestad

    Kristinestad Restaurants

    This cafe is located right on the river bank of the city. Inside theres a huge model of the ship Alma. You can just sit and enjoy the view up a cup of hot tea 1.50€ or a meal, full buffet around 10€.

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  • Kristinestad

    Kristinestad Local Customs

    I leave you without comments on these following picturs of Kristinestad. Some you already know, others dont. Look, dream and enjoy. Dive into these images... Thank you.

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Kustavi

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  • Russian Tsar´s fortress in island of...

    Kustavi Things to Do

    KATANPÄÄ OF KUSTAVIThe old Russian Tsar´s fortress and lot of other use:This fortress started to build during Russian tsar Nikolai II time line in the year 1915.The Russian period end to Finland's independence year 1917. This after this far out island Lypertö/Katanpää served as Finnish army's base for artillery.Also this island during history has...

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  • Salmon from cave-dwellers time

    Kustavi Restaurants

    FISH KIOSK of Kustavi Finland / Kustavin kalakioskiBlaze salmon / Finnish " Loimu lohi" This kind of food kiosk you`ll account by "fingers" to find here in this area, so special this is.When the cave -dwellers primitive man invent fire and start the cooking, perhaps this blaze salmon could be first ones which he prepared to eat.Exactly the same...

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  • More deep diving to Finnish home cuisine

    Kustavi Restaurants

    Finnish "home cuisine" is something that Finns also don't know", but if I´ve to compare somewhere " here could be like French country food added to archipelago province".Here most bread are home made and specialities. You´ll fine here random also great Finnish wild berries among salad table in your own choice.And what´s price, if somebody tell me...

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Kasnäs

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  • Grand Ma´s hide away kitchen

    Kasnäs Restaurants

    Only a short sailing trip from Kasnäs, you reach Högsåra island with two nice village harbours. A short walk to the little village, still as it was, as the first pilots were almost the only inhabitants living on this island.The restaurant is in a old log house, where grandmother of the restaurant owners was living.The intimate interior, friendly...

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  • Day cruise on historical yacht or...

    Kasnäs Things to Do

    Kasnäs has harbour services, big traditional sailig ship and boats for fishing trips both for experts, but also for families or just for fun fishermen. Contact them to get the best tips. Best season from May to October, but extreme fishing trips all year round. In the winter fishing through the ice!!!

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  • Coach or taxi?

    Kasnäs Transportation

    The budget way to get to Kasnäs is to take a comfortable Vainio or Wendelin bus from Turku or Helsinki. Check www.vainio.fi.If you are more than 4 persons, it is easier to take a taxi van, www.dragsfjard.fi. There you will find alternatives.

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Kokkola

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  • You don't have to leave Neristan for a...

    Kokkola Restaurants

    The atmosphere is great. The restaurant is located in an old Neristan house. There's not so many chances to get into these old houses because people live there, so this a good chance to see inside. Especially I like the Cigar Room upstairs. The food is also good.

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  • Hotel Seurahuone

    Kokkola Hotels

    Torikatu 24, (Formerly Best Western Hotel Seurahuone), Kokkola, 67100, Finland

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Families

  • Europe's biggest AWT terminal

    Kokkola Off The Beaten Path

    This tip is quite useless because you are not allowed to see this, but there's never too much trivia, right? There is five so called all-weather-terminals in Europe. It means huge buildings where ships can sail in to load cargo. The AWT terminal in Kokkola harbour is the biggest in Europe.

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