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President Edgar Lungu with his Uganda's Counterpart Yoweri Museveni and Margaret Mwanakatwe during Zambia's 52nd Anniversary Celebrations at State House in Lusaka on Monday, October 24,2016 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Edgar Lungu with his Uganda’s Counterpart Yoweri Museveni and Margaret Mwanakatwe during Zambia’s 52nd Anniversary Celebrations at State House in Lusaka on Monday, October 24,2016 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA

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President Edgar Lungu and his Uganda's Counterpart Yoweri Museveni cutting a cake as First Lady Esther Lungu looks on during Zambia's 52nd Anniversary Celebrations at State House in Lusaka on Monday, October 24,2016 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Edgar Lungu and his Uganda’s Counterpart Yoweri Museveni cutting a cake as First Lady Esther Lungu looks on during Zambia’s 52nd Anniversary Celebrations at State House in Lusaka on Monday, October 24,2016 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA

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President Edgar Lungu and his Uganda's Counterpart Yoweri Museveni cutting a cake as First Lady Esther Lungu looks on during Zambia's 52nd Anniversary Celebrations at State House in Lusaka on Monday, October 24,2016 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Edgar Lungu and his Uganda’s Counterpart Yoweri Museveni cutting a cake as First Lady Esther Lungu looks on during Zambia’s 52nd Anniversary Celebrations at State House in Lusaka on Monday, October 24,2016 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni giving his Key Note Speech at State House during the 52nd Independence Celebration
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni giving his Key Note Speech at State House during the 52nd Independence Celebration

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President Lungu during the State Lunch at State House
President Lungu during the State Lunch at State House

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Peace Preachers performs during the 52nd Independence Celebration at State House
Peace Preachers performs during the 52nd Independence Celebration at
State House

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FDD president Edith Nawakwi (L) with PF deputy Secretary General Mumbi Phiri during Zambia's 52nd Anniversary Celebrations at State House in Lusaka on Monday, October 24,2016 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
FDD president Edith Nawakwi (L) with PF deputy Secretary General Mumbi Phiri during Zambia’s 52nd Anniversary Celebrations at State House in Lusaka on Monday, October 24,2016 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA

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Mpongwe district commissioner Keith maila crowns Jessica Chileshe as Ms independence during a beauty pageant held in mpongwe
Mpongwe district commissioner Keith maila crowns Jessica Chileshe as Ms independence during a beauty pageant held in mpongwe

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Mpongwe district commissioner Keith maila crowns Jessica Chileshe as Ms independence during a beauty pageant held in mpongwe
Mpongwe district commissioner Keith maila crowns Jessica Chileshe as Ms independence during a beauty pageant held in mpongwe

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Mpongwe district commissioner Keith maila crowns Jessica Chileshe as Ms independence during a beauty pageant held in mpongwe
Mpongwe district commissioner Keith maila crowns Jessica Chileshe as Ms independence during a beauty pageant held in mpongwe

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Northern Province Minister Brian Mundubile (left) and Kasama DC Kelly Kashiwa (right) on arrival at Kasama sports stadium to officiate at the 52nd independence day
Northern Province Minister Brian Mundubile (left) and Kasama DC Kelly Kashiwa (right) on arrival at Kasama sports stadium to officiate at the 52nd independence day

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Freedom fighters’ representative Abel Mulenga addressing the gathering at the 52nd Independence Day celebration today held at Kasama sports stadium
Freedom fighters’ representative Abel Mulenga addressing the gathering at the 52nd Independence Day celebration today held at Kasama sports stadium

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Patriotic Front PF Women at Zambia’s 52nd Independence Anniversary Kasama held at Kasama Sports Stadium
Patriotic Front PF Women at Zambia’s 52nd Independence Anniversary Kasama held at Kasama Sports Stadium

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni giving his Key Note Speech at State House during the 52nd Independence Celebration
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni giving his Key Note Speech at
State House during the 52nd Independence Celebration

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CHIPATA Mayor, Sinoya Mwale, talks to Youth, Sport and Child Development Minister, Moses Mawere, after welcoming the Minister at this year’s Independence celebrations held at David Kaunda stadium in Chipata. PICTURE BY STEPHEN MUKOBEKO/ZANIS
CHIPATA Mayor, Sinoya Mwale, talks to Youth, Sport and Child Development Minister, Moses Mawere, after welcoming the Minister at this year’s Independence celebrations held at David Kaunda stadium in Chipata. PICTURE BY STEPHEN MUKOBEKO/ZANIS

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EASTERN Province Freedom Fighters Association of Zambia Chairperson, Frank Banda, welcome Youth, Sport and Child Development Minister, Moses Mawere at this year’s Independence celebrations held at David Kaunda stadium in Chipata. PICTURE BY STEPHEN MUKOBEKO/ZANIS
EASTERN Province Freedom Fighters Association of Zambia Chairperson, Frank Banda, welcome Youth, Sport and Child Development Minister, Moses Mawere at this year’s Independence celebrations held at David Kaunda stadium in Chipata. PICTURE BY STEPHEN MUKOBEKO/ZANIS

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MEMBERS of the Eastern Province Joint Operation Committee, welcome Eastern Province Minister, Makebi Zulu, at this year’s Independence celebrations held at David Kaunda stadium in Chipata. PICTURE BY STEPHEN MUKOBEKO/ZANIS
MEMBERS of the Eastern Province Joint Operation Committee, welcome Eastern Province Minister, Makebi Zulu, at this year’s Independence celebrations held at David Kaunda stadium in Chipata. PICTURE BY STEPHEN MUKOBEKO/ZANIS

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YOUTH, Sport and Child Development Minister, Moses Mawere (right) and Eastern Province Minister, at this year’s Independence celebrations held at David Kaunda stadium in Chipata. PICTURE BY STEPHEN MUKOBEKO/ZANIS
YOUTH, Sport and Child Development Minister, Moses Mawere (right) and Eastern Province Minister, at this year’s Independence celebrations held at David Kaunda stadium in Chipata. PICTURE BY STEPHEN MUKOBEKO/ZANIS

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EASTERN Province Freedom Fighters Association of Zambia, Chairperson, Frank Banda, delivers a speech on behalf of freedom fighters during this year’s Independence celebrations held at David Kaunda stadium in Chipata. PICTURE BY STEPHEN MUKOBEKO/ZANIS
EASTERN Province Freedom Fighters Association of Zambia, Chairperson, Frank Banda, delivers a speech on behalf of freedom fighters during this year’s Independence celebrations held at David Kaunda stadium in Chipata. PICTURE BY STEPHEN MUKOBEKO/ZANIS

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EASTERN Province Minister, Makebi Zulu, addresses the gathering at this year’s Independence celebrations held at David Kaunda Stadium in Chipata. Next to him is Youth , Sport and Child Development Minister, who is also Member of Parliament for Chipata Central, Moses Mawere. PICTURE BY STEPHEN MUKOBEKO/ZANIS
EASTERN Province Minister, Makebi Zulu, addresses the gathering at this year’s Independence celebrations held at David Kaunda Stadium in Chipata. Next to him is Youth , Sport and Child Development Minister, who is also Member of Parliament for Chipata Central, Moses Mawere. PICTURE BY STEPHEN MUKOBEKO/ZANIS

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A Freedom fighter, Esnart Mushiba, who was once Chipata District Governor in the United National Independence Party (UNIP), delivers a vote of thanks during this year’s Independence celebrations held at David Kaunda stadium in Chipata. PICTURE BY STEPHEN MUKOBEKO/ZANIS
A Freedom fighter, Esnart Mushiba, who was once Chipata District Governor in the United National Independence Party (UNIP), delivers a vote of thanks during this year’s Independence celebrations held at David Kaunda stadium in Chipata. PICTURE BY STEPHEN MUKOBEKO/ZANIS

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First Quantum Minerals (FQM) miners past North- Western province minister Richard Kapita (m ) during the Independence celebration at Solwezi Stadium
First Quantum Minerals (FQM) miners past North- Western province minister Richard Kapita (m ) during the Independence celebration at Solwezi Stadium

23caption id=”attachment_131072″ align=”aligncenter” width=”650″]New Fairmount Hotel employees matching yesterday during Zambia's 52nd independence celebrations in Livingstone. Picture by KELVIN MUDENDA New Fairmount Hotel employees matching yesterday during Zambia’s 52nd independence celebrations in Livingstone. Picture by KELVIN MUDENDA[/caption]

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Part of the crowdthat turned up for the 52ndIndependence anniversary follow the proceedings at Solwezi Stadium
Part of the crowdthat turned up for the 52ndIndependence anniversary follow the proceedings at Solwezi Stadium

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North-Western province minister Richard Kapita (l) is welcomed by Provincial Youth Development Coordinator DamianoChishimba (r) at Solwezi Stadium during the Independence celebrations
North-Western province minister Richard Kapita (l) is welcomed by Provincial Youth Development Coordinator DamianoChishimba (r) at Solwezi Stadium during the Independence celebrations

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North- Western province freedom fighters chairman BwangaWisamba (l) chats with provincial deputy permanent secretary Alfred Chingi during the commemoration of 52ndIndependence at Solwezi Stadium
North- Western province freedom fighters chairman BwangaWisamba (l) chats with provincial deputy permanent secretary Alfred Chingi during the commemoration of 52ndIndependence at Solwezi Stadium

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From (right) Central province Minister Sydney Mushanga, Kabwe DC Dominic Mulenga and Kabwe mayor Prince Chileshe flagging of this year's independence celebrations in Kabwe
From (right) Central province Minister Sydney Mushanga, Kabwe DC Dominic Mulenga and Kabwe mayor Prince Chileshe flagging of this year’s independence celebrations in Kabwe

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Central province Minister Sydney Mushanga (right) with Kabwe mayor Prince chileshe joins Mukobeko dancing group during this year's independence day celebrations in kabwe.
Central province Minister Sydney Mushanga (right) with Kabwe mayor Prince chileshe joins Mukobeko dancing group during this year’s independence day celebrations in kabwe.

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Kabwe based karatekas displaying their fighting skills at this year's independence day celebrations at Godfrey Chitalu stadium in Kabwe
Kabwe based karatekas displaying their fighting skills at this year’s independence day celebrations at Godfrey Chitalu stadium in Kabwe

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From (right) Central province Minister Sydney Mushanga, Kabwe DC Dominic Mulenga and Kabwe mayor Prince Chileshe flagging of this year's independence celebrations in Kabwe
From (right) Central province Minister Sydney Mushanga, Kabwe DC Dominic Mulenga and Kabwe mayor Prince Chileshe flagging of this year’s independence celebrations in Kabwe

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Some freedom fighters showcasing their dancing skills during this year's independence day celebrations at Godfrey Chitalu stadium in Kabwe
Some freedom fighters showcasing their dancing skills during this year’s independence day celebrations at Godfrey Chitalu stadium in Kabwe

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SOME freedom fighters, listen to speeches during this year’s Independence celebrations held at David Kaunda Stadium in Chipata. PICTURE BY STEPHEN MUKOBEKO/ZANIS
SOME freedom fighters, listen to speeches during this year’s Independence celebrations held at David Kaunda Stadium in Chipata. PICTURE BY STEPHEN MUKOBEKO/ZANIS

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SOME freedom fighters, listen to speeches during this year’s Independence celebrations held at David Kaunda Stadium in Chipata. PICTURE BY STEPHEN MUKOBEKO/ZANIS
SOME freedom fighters, listen to speeches during this year’s Independence celebrations held at David Kaunda Stadium in Chipata. PICTURE BY STEPHEN MUKOBEKO/ZANIS

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Solwezi college of education students entertain people during the Independence celebrations
Solwezi college of education students entertain people during the Independence celebrations

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Acting Livingstone District Commissioner Harriet Kawina (left), Livingstone Mayor Eugene Mapuwo (middle) and Livingstone Member of Parliament Matthews Jere (left) share light moments during the eve of Zambia's 52nd independence celebrations in Livingstone on Sunday. Picture by KELVIN MUDENDA
Acting Livingstone District Commissioner Harriet
Kawina (left), Livingstone Mayor Eugene Mapuwo (middle) and
Livingstone Member of Parliament Matthews Jere (left) share light
moments during the eve of Zambia’s 52nd independence celebrations in
Livingstone on Sunday. Picture by KELVIN MUDENDA

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Livingstone Mayor Eugene Mapuwo (right) being assisted to cut the cake during the eve of Zambia's 52nd independence celebrations in Livingstone on Sunday. Picture by KELVIN MUDENDA
Livingstone Mayor Eugene Mapuwo (right) being assisted to cut
the cake during the eve of Zambia’s 52nd independence celebrations in
Livingstone on Sunday. Picture by KELVIN MUDENDA

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.Acting Livingstone District Commissioner Harriet Kawina (left), Livingstone Mayor Eugene Mapuwo (middle) and Livingstone Member of Parliament Matthews Jere (left) during the eve of Zambia's 52nd independence celebrations in Livingstone on Sunday. Picture by KELVIN MUDENDA
.Acting Livingstone District Commissioner Harriet Kawina (left), Livingstone Mayor Eugene Mapuwo (middle) and Livingstone Member of Parliament Matthews Jere (left) during the eve of Zambia’s 52nd independence celebrations in Livingstone on Sunday. Picture by KELVIN MUDENDA

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EASTERN Province Patriotic Front (PF) Provincial Chairperson, Andrew Lubusha, welcomes, Youth, Sport and Child Development Minister, Moses Mawere, at this year’s Independence celebrations held at David Kaunda stadium in Chipata
EASTERN Province Patriotic Front (PF) Provincial Chairperson, Andrew Lubusha, welcomes, Youth, Sport and Child Development Minister, Moses Mawere, at this year’s Independence celebrations held at David Kaunda stadium in Chipata

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Chief Mumena (r ) shares a light moment with North-Western province minister Richard Kapitaduring the commemoration of 52ndIndependence at Solwezi Stadium
Chief Mumena (r ) shares a light moment with North-Western province minister Richard Kapitaduring the commemoration of 52ndIndependence at Solwezi Stadium

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  1. Ah our former Vice President Mr., Kapita good to see you looking well and participating in a national activity and looking well. In the party you left all is NOT well. Many of your former colleagues would have loved to dance and celebrate the day that allowed even those that think the party is personal to holder go to school. Its this independence that allowed them to move from being a villager to head an accounting firm. But how they have forgotten! If any one dares dance and smile on this great day they were going to be a subject of one man discipline. How can someone harbor such bitterness? Good to see maturity from FDD…2021 we demand new leaders with vision not bitter men…Zambia Forward.

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  2. Only half of the country is free & have reason to celebrate, i.e. North-Eastern part. We in NWR have new oppressors the Nyanjas & Bembas. Even when KK oppressed the country for 27 years, he was propped up by their unwaivered support. Today PF-Police brutality & open tribalism is actually praised & congratulated.

    Oppression by fellow blacks is no different from the whites.

    ALUTA CONTINUA, The struggle continues.

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    • YOU WILL CONTINUE TO STRUGGLE ALONE WITH HH AND GBV … THE COUNTRTY HAS MOVED ON FROM 1964 TO 2016 AND BEYOND … NWR WAS A FIGMANTATION OF THE COLONIAL MASTERS WHICH THE GALLANT FREEDOM FIGHTERS DEMOLISHED, NEVER TO RAISE AGAIN!!!!

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    • PF represents more than half the country. Only backward tribalists who are about one third of the country are so childish to think that independence day is a PF day. Let Southern Western and Northwestern province grow up. You lose some and you win some. Thats the name of the game of politics

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    • The Britons made a mistake to unite NWR with NER. enDOTwikipediaDOTorg/wiki/North-Western_Rhodesia

      The migration of rogue NER tribes, first the bembas to the copperbelt to look for jobs in the mines & the nyanjas to Lusaka to look for house-boy/maid jobs.
      Then there was the 2nd wave of migration of bembas/thieves/crooks/kaponyas/zimandolas/conmen to Lusaka in 1991 after FTJ was elected president. This made Zambia one of the most urbanized countries in the world. The sorry part is that 90% of them reside in kombinis, filthy old mine townships adding little or nothing to the economy.

      That is the cancer that NWR has had to endure. There is no nation that can develop where the majority are urbanized illiterates with no skill except being rude, sarcastic, rowdy & insolent. Just take a…

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      Just take a trip to kulima tower or Intercity bus terminus & observe what i’m talking about. You may call me a tribalist but it is what it is. The truth hurts.

      KK in his final days as a failed president wanted to round them up & force them to go back to the land (Deadline 30 June 1990) but was stopped by mwamba luchembe’s coup. Now these tribes have bred like guinea pigs in compounds even outnumbering the native NWR tribes.

      Just imagine if we had Harry Mwanga Nkumbula as our 1st president, then Nalumino Mundia, Mazoka, Mwanawasa, Magande, HH as our presidents. imagine if the companies were not nationalized in 1972. Imagine if investors were not chased away. imagine no kaponyas, violent PF cadres. With a population of only 4milion, our GDP would have been the best in the…

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      With a population of only 4milion, our GDP would have been the best in the region.

      We are better off without these NER rogue tribes. They are like a cancer that can’t heal.

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  3. I can see poverty on the faces of the people. No wonder we are the 3 hungriest nation in the world. Nothing to celebrate for.

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    • During the campaigns, Mrs. Nawakwi was called all sorts of names including “immature woman who is power-hungry”. But today, she is called mature. It happened so fast.

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    • Wapapa sana – Edith humbled herself so much during and after elections. Besides, she has never shunned national events. She of course, has very vulgar language, and had she listened she would have been VP.

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  4. Young people are destroying our unity in the nation , they don’t value our struggle against those who oppressed us they are so selfish in their small minds , they don’t respect democracy .
    In any competition there must be a looser and a winner that is what it means , if you think you cant loose better you stop competing.

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    • I agree with you… Let me also add the very educated young people have destroyed the country. I fail to understand .. when less educated zambian occupied high offices in companies and governement, everytning was working fine… companies making profits etc… but when more more young and educated poeple started occupyig these offices… the nation sarted going down companies started folding up..why???

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  5. So looks like people celebrated despite some people boycotting? Naku Solwezi nakweve bantu banasekelela!

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  6. Pic #32
    Yes!!! That’s a poster of freedom fighters. No nonsense.

    On another note, the only time I will be ok with corruption in the system is how they came up with Ms independence because if that’s the best we got, kaya.

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  7. So now every Zambian soul over 70 is being classified as a ‘freedom’ fighter! Strange that when I was schooling in the 70’s the list of decorated freedom fighters was not as long as it apparently is today.

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    • On Independence Day, yes. They all were making donations in kind to build the University of Zambia. It is in order.

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  8. @Chipasaka, i agree with you. Zambians are more malnourished than even those in Zim who depend on our maize. I see no reason to celebrate this year.

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  9. Tanzania’s newly elected President John Magufuli has cancelled independence day celebrations, and has ordered a clean-up campaign instead. It would be “shameful” to spend huge sums of money on the celebrations when “our people are dying of cholera”, he said, state television reported. Cholera has killed about 60 people in Tanzania in the last three months. This will be the first time in 54 years Tanzania will not hold celebrations to mark independence from the UK.

    Elo Zambia even when the country is broke the President puts on a show and invites cadres to States for dinner and drinks

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