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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    South Tryon Street was being plowed in uptown Charlotte. Cars were moving along slowly without any problem. And folks were out walking.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    As a worker cleans a sidewalk, South Tryon Street was being plowed in uptown Charlotte. Cars were moving along slowly without any problem. And folks were out walking.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    As a dog waits patiently, a young woman has her photograph made Wednesday night in the waterfall area at Romare Bearden Park. South Tryon Street was being plowed in uptown Charlotte. Cars were moving along slowly without any problem. And folks were out walking.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    South Tryon Street was being plowed in uptown Charlotte. Cars were moving along slowly without any problem. And folks were out walking.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    A worker at the Duke Energy Center cleans the parking garage entrance on Stonewall Street on Wednesday night. North Tryon Street was being plowed in uptown Charlotte. Cars were moving along slowly without any problem. And folks were out walking.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    South Tryon Street was being plowed in uptown Charlotte. Cars were moving along slowly without any problem. And folks were out walking.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    South Tryon Street was being plowed in uptown Charlotte. Cars were moving along slowly without any problem. And folks were out walking.
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    Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
    Independence Boulevard was a parking lot due to ice and snow near Hawthorne Lane Wednesday afternoon, Feb.12, 2014.
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    Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
    Independence Boulevard was a parking lot due to ice and snow near Hawthorne Lane Wednesday afternoon, Feb.12, 2014.
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    Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
    Independence Boulevard was a parking lot due to ice and snow near Hawthorne Lane Wednesday afternoon, Feb.12, 2014.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Traffic stalls on on the ramp leading to East Independence Boulevard in Charlotte on Wednesday afternoon.
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    Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
    Independence Boulevard was a parking lot due to ice and snow near Hawthorne Lane Wednesday afternoon, Feb.12, 2014.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Traffic is stalled going into uptown Charlotte on Wednesday afternoon.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Charlotte's trolley makes its way along North Kings Drive on Wednesday afternoon.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    A pedestrian walks in the snow Wednesday afternoon west on East Trade Street in Charlotte along trolley construction.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    A pedestrian takes a photo of uptown Charlotte from the light rail platform on Wednesday afternoon.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    A snowplow makes its way to uptown Charlotte on Wednesday afternoon.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    A motorist leaves a trail of trouble on the icy surface of South Center St. in Hickory Wednesday afternoon. The roads quickly became impassable around mid afternoon in the foothills.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Mee Khamhongsa clears the snow off his car on East Blvd. in Wednesday's snowfall.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Mee Khamhongsa clears the snow off his car on East Blvd. in Wednesday's snowfall.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    L-r Jessie Horton and Kevin Rossetti walk with Brody along Euclid Ave. in Wednesday's snowfall.
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    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Peter Phillips of Charlotte uses his cross country skies to navigate the frozen streets in Dilworth as he heads home during Wednesday's snow storm Feb. 12,2014.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    UNC Charlotte students walk through the snow towards McColl-Richardson Field. Charlotte and the surrounding Piedmont area braced for heavy snow and other frozen precipitation Wednesday February 12, 2014.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    John Garst, a facilities maintenance worker at UNC Charlotte uses a gas powered snow sweeper to clear sidewalks. Charlotte and the surrounding Piedmont area braced for heavy snow and other frozen precipitation Wednesday February 12, 2014.
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    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Good samaritans and a Belmont Police officer assist a motorist that was stuck on the I-85 off ramp at Highway 273 in Belmont, vehicles had trouble making it up the icy off ramp,during Wednesday's snow storm Feb. 12,2014.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Food delivery drivers and snow plows motor east on Prosperity Church Road towards Mallard Creek. Charlotte and the surrounding Piedmont area braced for heavy snow and other frozen precipitation Wednesday February 12, 2014.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    UNC Charlotte students walk through a heavy downpour of snow on campus off Cameron Blvd. Charlotte and the surrounding Piedmont area braced for heavy snow and other frozen precipitation Wednesday February 12, 2014.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Imani Crawford heads home to her dormitory at UNC Charlotte. Charlotte and the surrounding Piedmont area braced for heavy snow and other frozen precipitation Wednesday February 12, 2014.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    A UNC Charlotte worker trudges uphill after shoveling a sidewalk along Cameron Blvd. on campus. Charlotte and the surrounding Piedmont area braced for heavy snow and other frozen precipitation Wednesday February 12, 2014.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    The roof of a building at University Hills Baptist Church collapsed about 2:45pm Wednesday. Charlotte and the surrounding Piedmont area braced for heavy snow and other frozen precipitation Wednesday February 12, 2014.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Students walk down Craver Road at UNC Charlotte. Charlotte and the surrounding Piedmont area braced for heavy snow and other frozen precipitation Wednesday February 12, 2014.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    A car is lodged against a tree on Cameron Blvd. at UNC Charlotte. Charlotte and the surrounding Piedmont area braced for heavy snow and other frozen precipitation Wednesday February 12, 2014.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    UNC Charlotte Students walk along Craver Road on campus. Charlotte and the surrounding Piedmont area braced for heavy snow and other frozen precipitation Wednesday February 12, 2014.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Nathan Brown tumbles off his snowboard along Cameron Blvd at UNC Charlotte. Charlotte and the surrounding Piedmont area braced for heavy snow and other frozen precipitation Wednesday February 12, 2014.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    L-r David Stokes and Jake Morris have a snow fight on East Blvd. in Wednesday's snowfall.
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    JOHN SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Firefighters said heavy snow caused a building to collapse at University Hills Baptist Church at Suther Road and Old Concord Road near UNC Charlotte.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Sledders at Freedom Park in Wednesday's snowfall.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    The uptown Charlotte skyline appears hazy as snow falls in the afternoon on February 12, 2014.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Traffic along John Belk Freeway draws to a crawl as motorist deal with icy conditions on February 12, 2014.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    (L-R) Jose Merlos tries to maintain his balance as his brother, Rodrigo Merlos looks on as they enjoyed snow boarding on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. The brothers were snow boarding down a hill on Tarlton Dr.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Traffic on 74 east and west is slow moving Wednesday, February 12, 2014. The view of the road is taken from a median area across from Krefeld Dr.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Kevin Meegan and Grace walk through Freedom Park in Wednesday's snowfall.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Workers at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Government Center try to keep snow off the steps in heavy snow Wednesday afternoon.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Cars move and one person walks north on South Tryon Street in uptown Charlotte.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Snow pours down on the Becthler Museum of Modern Art. and the popular "Firebird" that marks the building on South Tryon Street.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    A worker tries to get snow off the sidewalk at the Duke Energy building on south Church Street.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    E2 emeril's eatery was open largely for Wells Fargo employees working in the Duke Energy building.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Worker at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Government Center uses a blower on a sidewalk to clear snow Wednesday afternoon.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Sha Parks, right, and Ariq Mayo play a Japanese card game at a table o nSouth Tryon Street at the Wells Fargo Atrium. The usually popular spot to sit and eat lunch was empty about 1 p.m. except for the two. Neither works uptown but likes being there.
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    Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
    Hawthorne Lane is treated for snow and ice Wednesday afternoon, Feb.12, 2014.
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    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    A wrecker service driver assists a motorists that was stuck in the snow on I-85 South in Mecklenburg Counter near exit 27 during Wednesday's snow storm Feb. 12,2014.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    A motorist stands alongside his car after becoming lodged next to a mechanical box and lifted onto a cross walk signal at Village Lake Dr. and Monroe Rd. in Charlotte, NC. on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.
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    Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
    Shoppers in the Harris Teeter parking lot at Quail Corners shopping center, Wednesday, Feb.12, 2014.
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    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    A car that has struck the guard rail on I-485 near the South Blvd. exit in Charlotte around 1PM ,during Wednesday's snow storm Feb. 12,2014.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Sally Lucas enjoyed an early afternoon walk with her husband, Joe Lucas and their two dogs near Boyce Park in Charlotte, NC. on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.
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    Roland Wilkerson - rwilkerson@charlotteobserver.com
    The shelves are bare in the Belmont, NC BI-LO grocery store Wednesday 2/12.
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    Roland Wilkerson - rwilkerson@charlotteobserver.com
    Snowy conditions along the South Point Road in Belmont, NC Wednesday 2/12.
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    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    A Charlotte Utilities snow removal truck scrapes snow and ice along South Blvd. during Wednesday's snow storm Feb. 12,2014.
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    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Jay Robinson heads home as she walks alongs South Blvd.,to the right is a iced over I-485, her car go stuck in the snow ,Robinson just finished her shift at the Staybridge Hotel,during Wednesday's snow storm Feb. 12,2014.
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    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Jay Robinson heads home as she walks alongs South Blvd. in Charlotte after her car go stuck in the snow ,Robinson just finished her shift at the Staybridge Hotel,during Wednesday's snow storm Feb. 12,2014.
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    Steve Harrison - sharrison@chalrotteobserver.com
    A Lynx rider waits at the Stonewall platform as snow piles up in Charlotte Wednesday 2/12.
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    Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
    Drivers make their way slowly along South Boulevard Wednesday, Feb.12, 2014.
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    Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
    The driver of this Jeep seems to have no trouble with the snow on South Boulevard, Wednesday, Feb.12, 2014.
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    Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
    Cliff Menke and daughter Genevieve, 17, cross Sharon Road with their dogs Wednesday, Feb.12, 2014.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Hermanita Marable of Charlotte, NC becomes covered in snow as she walks along Monroe Rd. in Charlotte, NC. on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Angelika Jaeger-Zappia hangs on to her two dogs, Tega and Bella as they frolic in the snow near the Winchester pool along Clark's Creek Greenway. Charlotte and the surrounding Piedmont area braced for heavy snow and other frozen precipitation Wednesday February 12, 2014.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Ryan Palmer, 11, scrambled onto a fallen tree straddling Clark's Creek on a walk with his mother Diane Palmer and the family dog, Ringo. Charlotte and the surrounding Piedmont area braced for heavy snow and other frozen precipitation Wednesday February 12, 2014.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Jason Pinzon, 7 yrs., makes a snow angel in the family's front yard in Charlotte, NC. on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Snow plows lead traffic down Monroe Rd. in Charlotte, NC. on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Chris Digrazia takes it slowly over an ice covered bridge as he bicycles along Clark's Creek Greenway. Charlotte and the surrounding Piedmont area braced for heavy snow and other frozen precipitation Wednesday February 12, 2014.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Kevin Jones keeps dry from the snow as he walks to work near Village Lake Dr. and Monroe Rd. in Charlotte, NC. on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    With the snow falling, a man looks to cross Monroe Rd. in Charlotte, NC. on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    As snow falls, a driver checks on his car as traffic slowly passes by along Monroe Rd. in Charlotte, NC. on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.
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    Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
    Aftermath of 5-car accident in 6200 block of Sharon Road, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.
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    Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
    Biker on Central Avenue as snows starts to fall Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    As the snow begins to fall, a Town of Matthews Public Works truck sprays solution on N. Trade St. in Matthews, NC on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    William Crowley smiles as he crosses N. Trade St. in Matthews, NC with two new sleds for his niece and nephew on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Luke Smihal, 10 yrs., carries his and sister, Nadia's new sleds to the car after a purchase at Renfrow Hardware & General Merchandise in Matthews, NC on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    A Great Blue Heron wades in Clark's Creek as snow falls Wednesday. Charlotte and the surrounding Piedmont area braced for heavy snow and other frozen precipitation Wednesday February 12, 2014.
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    Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
    Snow plows and salt trucks staging on Wilkinson Boulevard just west of uptown Charlotte as they wait on the arrival of the next round of snow Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.
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    Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
    Snow plows and salt trucks staging on Wilkinson Boulevard just west of uptown Charlotte as they wait on the arrival of the next round of snow Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Snow collects Wednesday afternoon on the roof of the Wells Fargo Atrium in uptown Charlotte.
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