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    Palma – a brief overview

    Perched on the beautiful Bay of Palma and benefiting from tiered rows of pretty stone streets, Palma is chocolate-box Spain. Unlike Magaluf with its flesh pots and high-rise hotels, Mallorca’s capital retains its old-world charm, with winding alleys, traditional flower-filled courtyards and sunny squares among its many beauties. Then there’s a slew of world-class

    monuments and museums, among them the 14th-century La Seu cathedral which dominates the skyline. Equally lovely, though, are the many little cafés and restaurants, many seemingly intent on proving that it’s not just Barcelona where impressively good tapas are to be had. Like its Catalan neighbour, Palma has beautiful beaches, good food in abundance and more than one fabulous place to shop.

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    La Seu

    Carrer de Palau Reial 29
    07001 Palma de Mallorca
    Spain
    Tel: 971 723 130
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    Opening times:
    Mon-Fri 1000-1815
    Sat 1000-1415 (Jun-Sep)
    Mon-Fri 1000-1515
    Sat 1000-1415 (Nov-Mar)
    Mon-Fri 1000-1715
    Sat 1000-1415 (Apr-May and Oct)

    Dominating the Palma skyline is La Seu, the city’s majestic sandstone cathedral. Begun by James I of Aragon in 1229, it wasn’t finished until 1601 and was remodelled by Gaudi 400 years later in 1901, although that took until 1914 to complete.

    Passeig Maritím

    Passeig Maritím
    Palma de Mallorca
    Spain
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    A pretty promenade flanked by a curious mix of yachts and fishing boats on one side, and upmarket boutiques and restaurants on the other.

    Almudaina Palace

    Avinguda Antoni Maura 24
    07012 Palma de Mallorca
    Spain
    Tel: 971 727 337
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    Opening times:
    Daily 1000-2000 (Apr-Sep)
    1000-1800 (Oct-Mar)

    Originally a Moorish fortress, the Almudaina Palace was rebuilt as a royal residence by James I following the Reconquista in the 14th century. Highlights include the beautiful surrounding garden.

    Es Baluard

    Plaça de la Porta de Santa Catalina 10
    07012 Palma de Mallorca
    Spain
    Tel: 971 908 200
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    Opening times:
    Tues-Sat 1000-2000
    Sun 1000-1500

    Opened in 2004, Es Baluard is Palma’s contemporary art museum and is packed with treasures by the likes of Picasso and honorary local boy Joan Miró.

    Banys Àrabs

    Carrer Can Serra 7
    07001 Palma de Mallorca
    Spain
    Tel: 971 721 549
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    Opening times:
    Daily 0930-1800

    One of the last reminders of the Moorish rule that dominated the 12th and 13th centuries, the columned baths were built using recycled Roman stone and sit within a pretty Palma garden.

    Museu de Mallorca

    Carrer de Portella 5
    07001 Palma de Mallorca
    Spain
    Tel: 971 177 838
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    Opening times:
    Mon-Fri 1100-1800
    Sat 1100-1400

    Mallorca has a long and fascinating history and this small museum covers most of the important moments. Set within a 17th-century palace, highlights include the Moorish ceramics.

    Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca

    Carrer de Saridakis 29
    07015 Palma de Mallorca
    Spain
    Tel: 971 701 420
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    Opening times:
    Tues-Sat 1000-1900
    Sun 1000-1500 (mid May-mid Sep)
    Tues-Sat 1000-1800
    Sun 1000-1500 (mid Sep-mid May)

    Although born in Barcelona, Joan Miró spent much of his life in Mallorca. Following his death, his Palma studio was turned into a tiny museum and houses a permanent collection of his work.

    Poble Espanyol

    Poble Espanyol 39
    07014 Palma de Mallorca
    Spain
    Tel: 971 737 075
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    Opening times:
    Mon 0900-2000
    Tues-Thurs 0900-1400
    Fri 0900-1600
    Sun 0900-0000

    A cultural theme park, the Poble Espanyol contains replicas of Spain’s most famous buildings, among them the magnificent Alhambra Palace in Granada.

    Olivar Market

    Plaça de l’Olivar 4
    07002 Palma de Mallorca
    Spain
    Tel: 971 720 314
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    Opening times:
    Mon-Sat, 0700-1430

    Palma’s biggest covered market is the place to go for fresh, local produce such as huge juicy strawberries and strings of plaited garlic.

    Ca'n Pere Antoni

    Ca'n Pere Antoni
    Palma de Mallorca
    Spain
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    Palma’s city beach has a blue flag award for cleanliness and views of La Seu. It’s not the biggest beach however: Playa del Palma 10km (6 miles) away is a better bet for serious swimmers and sun worshippers.

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    Country Information

    Country overview

    From sizzling cuisine and riotous fiestas to cutting-edge contemporary art, age-old museums and a palpitating beach culture, Spain sure packs a punch. It’s feisty, sexy and extremely hot – almost like a sensual flamenco dancer who captivates with her mesmerising moves. Whether you are a culture vulture, history buff or beach bum, it’s almost inevitable that with Spain, it’ll be love at first sight.

    As versatile as a chameleon, Spain’s multifaceted personality is further highlighted by different corners of the country: from the golden sun-kissed shores of Costa del Sol to the snow-lathered peaks of the Pyrénées; from the futuristic architecture of Valencia to the medieval towns of Catalonia; from the expansive boulevards of cosmopolitan Madrid to the rural countryside of Galicia.

    Geography

    Spain shares the Iberian Peninsula with its smaller neighbour, Portugal, and is bordered to the northeast by the Pyrenees mountain range that cuts across France and Andorra. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, Spain has numerous stretches of coastline that are extremely crowded especially in summer.

    Spain has two main groups of islands that are popular with tourists: the Balearic Islands (Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera) located 193km (120 miles) southeast of Barcelona, and the Canary Islands off the west coast of Africa (mainly Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and La Palma). Located in continental Africa, the tiny enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla also form a part of Spain.

    Mainland Spain is the second highest and most mountainous country in Europe, with an average height of 610m (2,000ft). The Pyrenees stretch roughly 400km (249 miles) from the Basque Country’s Atlantic coast.

    In places the peaks rise to over 1,524m (5,000ft), the highest point being 3,404m (11,169ft).

    The main physical feature of Spain is the vast central plateau, or meseta, divided by several chains of sierras. The higher northern area includes Castile and León and the southern section comprises Castile-La Mancha and Extremadura. In the south, the high plains rise further at the Sierra Morena before falling abruptly at the great valley of the Guadalquivir.

    Southeast of Granada is the Sierra Nevada, which runs parallel to the Mediterranean. Its summit Mulhacen, at 3,718m (12,198ft), is the highest point on the Spanish peninsula. The highest peak in Spain is the Pico del Teide on Tenerife in the Canaries, measuring a height of 3,718m (12,198ft).

    General Information

    Key facts

    Population: 47370542

    Population Density (per sq km): 94

    Capital: Madrid.

    Language

    The official language is Spanish (Castilian). Other languages spoken in the first language in Spain include Euskera (in Basque Country, northeastern Spain), Catalan (in Eastern Spain, with variations spoken in Valencia and the Balearics) and Galician (in the northwest). There are also various regional dialects, but you’ll have no problems getting around Spain with knowledge of Castilian Spanish. English is not commonly used, so be sure to pick up some basic Spanish words before your trip.

    Electricity

    230 volts AC, 50Hz. Round two-pin plugs are in use.

    Currency

    Euro (EUR; symbol €) = 100 cents (céntimos). Notes are in denominations of €500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5. Coins are in denominations of €2 and 1, and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.

    General business opening hours

    In Barcelona, Seville and Granada, business hours are generally 0800/0900-1800/1900, with an extended lunch break from 1330-1500/1600. In Santiago de Compostela and Malaga, office hours are generally 0900-1400 and 1700-2000. Banks and government offices open only in the morning.

    In Madrid, standard business hours are Monday to Friday 0900-1400 and 1600-1900, although 0800-1500 is quite common during summer. Larger companies and multinationals, however, are increasingly working through the day, in line with the rest of Europe

    Country overview

    Below are Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

    Note: Additional dates are celebrated as regional public holidays.

    2014

    New Year’s Day: 01. January 2014
    Epiphany: 06. January 2014
    Day of the Balearic Islands: 01. March 2014
    St Joseph’s Day: 19. March 2014
    Maundy Thursday: 17. April 2014
    Good Friday: 18. April 2014
    Labour Day: 01. May 2014
    Assumption: 15. August 2014
    All Saints’ Day: 01. November 2014
    Constitution Day: 06. December 2014
    Immaculate Conception: 08. December 2014
    Christmas Day: 25. December 2014
    Boxing Day: 26. December 2014

    2015

    New Year’s Day: 01. January 2015
    Epiphany: 06. January 2015
    Day of the Balearic Islands: 01. March 2015
    St Joseph’s Day: 19. March 2015
    Maundy Thursday: 02. April 2015
    Good Friday: 03. April 2015
    Labour Day: 01. May 2015
    Assumption: 15. August 2015
    National Day: 12. October 2015
    All Saints’ Day: 01. November 2015
    Constitution Day: 06. December 2015
    Immaculate Conception: 08. December 2015
    Christmas Day: 25. December 2015
    Boxing Day: 26. December 2015

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    Nightlife in Palma

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    If you’re looking for Bacchanalian all-night parties, head to Magaluf – Palma is considerably more sedate.

    Nevertheless, the city is awash with chic bars and even the odd nightclub.

    Bar Bosch

    Plaza Rei Joan Carles I, 6
    07012 Palma de Mallorca
    Spain
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    One of Palma’s buzziest bars, Bar Bosch boasts a huge drinks menu and outdoor seating.

    Gibson Bar

    Plaça del Mercat 18
    07001 Palma de Mallorca
    Spain
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    A tiny Palma nightspot popular with the cool crowd.

    Costa Galana Lounge Bar

    Avinguda Argentina 45
    07013 Palma de Mallorca
    Spain
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    Piped jazz, white leather seats and a laid-back atmosphere make this a good place to kick back.

    Made in Brazil

    Passeig Maritimo 27
    07014 Palma de Mallorca
    Spain
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    Palma’s only samba bar is the place to go for caipirinhas and a good time.

    Abraxas Mallorca

    Avinguda de Gabriel Roca 42
    07014 Palma de Mallorca
    Spain
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    Set on a clifftop overlooking Palma Bay, the bar is located inside a huge natural cave.

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    Restaurants in Palma

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    Barcelona isn’t the only place where tapas rule the roost and Palma’s more robust take on the Spanish classic are just as good.

    If tapas aren’t your cup of tea, there are plenty of restaurants serving everything from seafood to truffles.

    Simply Fosh

    Carrer de la Missió 7
    07003 Palma de Mallorca
    Spain
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    Price: Expensive

    Palma’s poshest dining spot is run by British chef Marc Fosh.

    Mangiafuoco

    Plaça de Vapor 4
    07013 Palma de Mallorca
    Spain
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    Price: Expensive

    Tuscan food with an expensive twist – fresh truffles are flown in from Italy each week.

    La Bóveda

    Carrer de le Botería 3
    07012 Palma de Mallorca
    Spain
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    Price: Moderate

    Mallorcan tapas at the front, formal dining at the back.

    Ca n’ Eduardo

    Carrer Contramuelle Mollet
    07012 Palma de Mallorca
    Spain
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    Price: Moderate

    Excellent seafood served up from its perch atop Palma’s biggest fish market.

    C'an Joan de S’aigo

    Carrer de Can Sanç 10
    07001 Palma de Mallorca
    Spain
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    Price: Cheap

    A quaint backstreet café that has been serving up delicious ensaïmadas (pastries) since the 1700s.

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    Calendar of events

    Noche Buena

    24 December 2014

    Venue: Various churches throughout Palma.

    As with other cities across Spain, Christmas Eve in Mallorca is celebrated throughout the city with nativity acts and midnight masses. You’ll also find Christmas markets and illuminations all around Palma. On Noche Buena itself, locals tend to have a big feast at home, with the entire family gathering around the dinner table. Many restaurants also offer a special dinner menu that usually involves several rounds of feasting – be sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

    Fiesta de l'Estendard

    31 December 2014

    Venue: Throughout Palma.

    The Fiesta de l’Estendard (Fiesta of the Banner) is celebrated on the last day of the year by the Mallorquíns to commemorate the Catalan conquest of the island in 1229 by King Jaume from the Moorish rules. This festival is one of the oldest in Europe, dating back to the 13th century. The events start at the Plaza del Cort in Palma where the banner is placed under the conqueror king’s picture.

    Fiesta of Sant Sebastia

    15 – 18 January 2015

    Venue: Throughout Palma.

    It is the most popular festival in Palma. The big day coincides with Palma’s patron saint on 20 January. On the eve of this day, the famous bonfire is lit and several live music events are held throughout the city. The fiesta starts with the Correfoc (fire parades) and continues with barbeques, firework displays and street carnivals. Over the length of the festival, there are also exhibitions being held displaying local handicraft, folklore, and art.

    Fiesta of Sant Antoni

    16 January 2015

    Venue: Throughout Palma.

    The Fiesta of Saint Antoni Abad is an important event in most of the villages around the Part Forana area of Mallorca and it marks the beginning of the winter’s solstice. Saint Antoni is the patron of the animals and the celebration connects with ancient fertility rituals. It starts in the afternoon on 16 January with the burning of bonfires around the villages and goes on for the rest of the night as locals feast on sobrassada (cured sausages), demons and dances.

    Semana Santa

    29 March – 5 April 2015

    Venue: Throughout Palma.

    La Semana Santa in Mallorca is not only a religious celebration but also a long lived tradition with a strong following in almost every Spanish city. There are processions held every day of the week but the highlights are the Santo Cristo de la Sangre on Thursday and Santo Enterramiento on Friday. During the week-long celebrations, it is also customary to feast on typical Easter products in Mallorca like panades, robiols and crespells.

    King’s Cup Regatta

    2 – 9 August 2015

    Venue: Real Club Náutico de Palma.

    Every year, the Bay of Palma witnesses some major nautical action during The King’s Cup or Copa del Rey. As one of the major cruiser class regattas in the Mediterranean, it has become a huge event for sailing enthusiasts. Held at the Real Club Náutico de Palma, the event sees more than a 100 boats competing in the waters each year.

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    Hotels in Palma

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    Palma has no shortage of hotels, some lovelier than others.

    Many are family run and small, especially in the city centre, while bigger resorts are mostly found further out.

    Convent de la Missió

    Carrer de la Missió 7
    07003 Palma de Mallorca
    Spain
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    Category: Expensive

    A former convent turned luxury white-painted boutique hotel.

    Hotel Bon Sol

    Passeig de Illetas 30
    07181 Illetas
    Spain
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    Category: Expensive

    Just outside Palma, the décor is a bit fusty but the service and sea views are second to none.

    Hotel Tres

    Carrer d'Apuntadors 3
    07012 Palma de Mallorca
    Spain
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    Category: Moderate

    Scandinavia does Spain in a sunny central spot with beautiful views of La Seu.

    Hotel Dalt Murada

    Carrer de l'Almudaina 6
    07001 Palma de Mallorca
    Spain
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    Category: Moderate

    A small family-run hotel with huge rooms and a beautiful bougainvillea-filled courtyard.

    Hotel Born

    Carrer de Sant Jaume 3
    07012 Palma de Mallorca
    Spain
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    Category: Cheap

    The décor is a little kitsch but two-star Hotel Born is central and comfortable.

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    Climate & best time to visit Spain

    Spain’s climate varies from temperate in the north to dry and hot in the south. As it is a big country with varying terrain and altitudes, climate can be extremely distinctive from one corner to another. Overall, the coastal regions in the South and Eastern parts of Spain are excellent to visit all year round thanks to the Mediterranean climate (mild temperatures and long days). Northern Spain generally experiences colder temperatures than the South, while Central Spain stays hot and dry due to its location on a plateau.

    The best time to visit depends on the region and type of travel experience you’re seeking. For a beach vacation, the best months for guaranteed sunshine are June to August. Naturally, these are also the busiest months for tourism along the coast and on the Spanish islands, so be prepared for high prices and crowds. If you’re looking to escape the crowds, head inland to cities like Seville, Madrid and Granada where temperatures are sizzling but streets are empty.

    The shoulder season for travel in Spain is usually late spring and autumn: from April to end of May and October to November. These are when tourist destinations are least crowded and weather is still pleasant. January to February is the best time to ski, as snow is ample and the sun is shining. Especially in the Sierra Nevada, the sun can be quite overwhelming even in the snow – come prepared with snow goggles and sunscreen.

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    Phone calls & Internet

    Telephone/Mobile Telephone

    Dialing Code: +34

    Telephone

    Most telephone boxes require telephone cards that can be purchased in grocery stores. Call centres and internet cafés allow you to call overseas at a lower rate. Area codes are incorporated within a nine digit number dialled from wherever you are. Emergency calls: 112.

    Mobile Telephone

    Coverage is good throughout most of the country. It is relatively easy to get a mobile phone to use temporarily in Spain. Most service providers like Vodafone, Orange and Telefonica offer prepaid SIM cards (that include data roaming). Spanish mobile numbers begin with 6.

    Internet

    Internet cafés are available in most urban areas in Spain, and wireless access is widespread in cafés and hotels. It is generally easy to find good and fast connections throughout Spain. Most hotels and airports in Spain offer Wi-Fi access.

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    Shopping in Palma

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    Key Areas

    Plaça Major is the hub for shoppers in Palma thanks to its array of quirky independent boutiques and thrice-weekly craft markets. Big-name international and designer brands are clustered along the Avinguda Jaume III, as is El Corte Inglés, the most popular department store in Spain. Just off Avinguda Jaume III is the Passeig des Born, which is home to scores of luxury boutiques.

    Markets

    Mercat Olivar is the main place for fresh food in Palma, while the nearby Las Ramblas is dotted with flower sellers and craft stalls all week long.

    Shopping Centres

    Palma’s only mall, the Centro Comercial Porto Pi, is a 2km (1.2-mile) taxi ride from the city centre.

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    Traveller etiquette

    Spanish life has undergone rapid change in recent decades and stricter religious customs have been superseded by more modern ways, particularly in the cities and among women. In spite of this, traditions remain strong; hospitality, chivalry and courtesy thrive. Handshaking is the customary form of greeting between men, while women (outside of a business context) are greeted with a fleeting kiss to either cheek (left then right).

    Spaniards eat late; lunch around 1400-1530; the evening meal 2100-2300.

    The Spanish have two family names; the maternal surname follows the paternal, but is rarely used outside a formal context. Smoking is banned in offices, shops, schools, hospitals, cultural centres and on public transport. Bars and restaurants must declare whether they permit or prohibit smoking. The vast majority have opted for the former, though large restaurants are obliged by law to have a substantial non-smoking section.

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    Health

    Main emergency number: 112

    Food & Drink

    Food in Spain is generally safe to eat. Most restaurants and bars adhere to a certain standard of hygiene. For those with sensitive stomachs, try to avoid street food, such as churros, kebabs and jacket potatoes. These are usually sold in small street-side stores especially in big cities like Madrid and Barcelona. Other foods to look out for include seafood that might not be fresh and sandwiches and omelettes that might have been left out for too long. Tapas bars may sometimes serve foods that have been kept overnight, so be careful what you eat.

    Foods sold in local markets are generally fresh and affordable. If you’re extremely careful about what you eat, these are the best places to look for clean and fresh produce. Tap water in Spain is safe to drink but some complain that tap water in Ibiza can be quite salty and  has an unpleasant taste so it is generally recommended to drink bottled water. Tap water is suitable for washing, brushing teeth, etc. Bottled and mineral water are easily available throughout the country and can be found in supermarkets and grocery stores.

    Other Risks

    In mid-summer temperatures can reach over 40°C and heat-related risks are high. Be sure to drink plenty of water, avoid alcohol, wear strong sunscreen and cover your skin with a hat and loose clothing. If partaking in hiking, cycling or other outdoor activities avoid the midday hours and limit exercise to early mornings or late evenings.

    The national police have set up a telephone hotline for tourists to use in non-emergencies. Those who wish to report a crime such as theft or lost property should call 902 102 112; callers can speak German, English, French or Italian. On islands such as Ibiza be aware that alcohol and drugs are prevalent. Stay hydrated when consuming alcohol and be aware that spirit measurements are generous. Taking drugs is illegal and drug dealing is dealt with very severely by the local police and courts. Every year accidents happen in resorts with holidaymakers falling from hotel balconies, often when under the influence of alcohol. Take care on hotel balconies at all times and avoid excessive drinking.

    In Mallorca in late summer waves of jellyfish can make an appearance, and while these are not deadly, they can give a very painful sting.

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