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Stunning Fireworks Pictures

It is a most beautiful experience — the sounds and colors of fireworks in the silence and darkness of night. Words alone cannot describe such an experience. The sky comes alive with so many vibrant hues, starbursts, and showers of light along with ribbons of smoke, making us happy and awestruck. Photographing fireworks, however, is not an easy task.

To celebrate the beauty of fireworks, we present a showcase of beautiful fireworks pictures and photography. Each image is linked to the original photographer’s page with their profile names — so you can view more of their work or even thank them for their contribution. And finally, remember to have a camera handy this coming New Year’s Eve!

You may want to take a look at the following related posts:

Beautiful Pictures Of Fireworks Link

Citizens Bank Park Fireworks5

fireworks pictures6

Dailyville7

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fireworks on Flickr – Photo Sharing!9

Fireworks Photos - fireworks on Flickr - Photo Sharing!10

Seattle New Year11

Fireworks Photos - Seattle New Year12

4th of July fireworks13

Fireworks Photos - 4th of July fireworks14

heartreef15

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Fireworks at festival in Hella17

Fireworks Photos - Fireworks at festival in Hella18

Blue Explosion on Flickr – Photo Sharing!19

Fireworks Photos - Blue Explosion on Flickr - Photo Sharing!20

United Kingdom fireworks at the celebration of light21

Fireworks Photos - United Kingdom fireworks at the celebration of light22

Daniel Avilés23

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New Year’s Eve fireworks25

Fireworks Photos - New Year's Eve fireworks26

4th of July27

Fireworks Photos - 4th of July28

Waikiki Fireworks29

Fireworks Photos - Waikiki Fireworks30

Japanese Fireworks31

Fireworks Photos - Japanese Fireworks32

Fireworks!!!33

Fireworks Photos - Fireworks!!!34

New Years Eve Sydney 2008 Fireworks35

Fireworks Photos - New Years Eve Sydney 2008 Fireworks36

Its all about the view37

Fireworks Photos - Its all about the view38

Epcot 2009 2 Fireworks39

Fireworks Photos - Epcot 2009 2 Fireworks40

14 juillet en couleur41

Fireworks Photos - 14 juillet en couleur42

Bridge to Next Island43

Fireworks Photos - Bridge to Next Island44

Fireworks45

Fireworks Photos - Fireworks46

New trial … View large!!47

Fireworks Photos - New trial ... View large!!48

South Africa Night49

Fireworks Photos - South Africa Night50

The Big Bang (?)51

Fireworks Photos - The Big Bang (?)52

Quincy Fireworks53

Fireworks Photos - Quincy Fireworks54

Milton, VT Fireworks ’0855

Fireworks Photos - Milton, VT Fireworks '0856

Eiffel Tower57

Fireworks Photos - Eiffel Tower58

Fire & Sea59

Fireworks Photos - Fire & Sea60

Starburst Frailty61

Fireworks Photos - Starburst Frailty62

Fireworks at Otsego Lake63

Fireworks Photos - Fireworks at Otsego Lake64

Tumblr65

Fireworks Photos - Tumblr66

(via helloocsem)67

Fireworks Photos - (via helloocsem)68

mikeintokyo69

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U. Rain71

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Jeremy Snell73

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David J. Nightingale75

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chalee-8077

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Nick Tan79

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Piero Sierra81

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brewskizzlr83

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Passion flower85

Fireworks Photos - Passion flower86

Souvik_Prometure87

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Fireworks89

Fireworks Photos - Fireworks90

Things to keep in mind for your Fireworks photos this year Link

To make some truly stunning fireworks shots, you need keep a couple of things in mind. First, a normal camera can’t handle such high levels of light. Although you’re shooting at night, using your flash won’t make any difference. Also, the light produced by fireworks is more than enough to capture a decent shot. For more dramatic results, you may choose longer exposure. And to ensure a high-quality result, always be ready for initial explosions when there’s less smoke in the atmosphere.

Other things to keep in mind are to use low ISO, set focal length to infinity, use a tripod and of course use manual mode. Some cameras have “Fireworks Mode” which saves you the trouble of having to adjust a lot of different settings. Just set the camera to “Fireworks Mode” and you’re ready for action!

And, of course, Happy New Year’s Eve!

Footnotes Link

  1. 1 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/11/60-beautiful-examples-of-night-photography/
  2. 2 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/11/when-time-freezes-50-beautiful-examples-of-freeze-photography/
  3. 3 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/08/45-beautiful-motion-blur-photos/
  4. 4 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/10/celebration-of-smoke-photography-and-smoke-art/
  5. 5 http://www.bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=3705615313&size=large
  6. 6 http://www.bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=3705615313&size=large
  7. 7 http://www.flickr.com/photos/dailyville/
  8. 8 http://www.flickr.com/photos/dailyville/215277405/
  9. 9 http://www.flickr.com/photos/satou875/1160395558/
  10. 10 http://www.flickr.com/photos/satou875/1160395558/
  11. 11 http://www.flickr.com/photos/robynw/80373732/
  12. 12 http://www.flickr.com/photos/robynw/80373732/
  13. 13 http://www.flickr.com/photos/tschopper/182314291/
  14. 14 http://www.flickr.com/photos/tschopper/182314291/
  15. 15 http://www.flickr.com/photos/heartreef/
  16. 16 http://www.flickr.com/photos/45066652@N00/2194502481/
  17. 17 http://www.flickr.com/photos/fjola_dogg/1553379794/
  18. 18 http://www.flickr.com/photos/fjola_dogg/1553379794/
  19. 19 http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcopaci/3919812360/
  20. 20 http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcopaci/3919812360/
  21. 21 http://www.flickr.com/photos/eyesplash/3771700024/in/pool-fireworkexcellence
  22. 22 http://www.flickr.com/photos/eyesplash/3771700024/in/pool-fireworkexcellence
  23. 23 http://www.behance.net/Madhorse5
  24. 24 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/12/stunning-fireworks-photos/
  25. 25 http://www.flickr.com/photos/captainsmurf/2655721203/
  26. 26 http://www.flickr.com/photos/captainsmurf/2655721203/
  27. 27 http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidahoffman/3688858187/
  28. 28 http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidahoffman/3688858187/
  29. 29 http://www.flickr.com/photos/altus/3648244225/
  30. 30 http://www.flickr.com/photos/altus/3648244225/
  31. 31 http://www.flickr.com/photos/chanmelmel/3956101128/sizes/o/
  32. 32 http://www.flickr.com/photos/chanmelmel/3956101128/sizes/o/
  33. 33 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mk_xena/2711992491/
  34. 34 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mk_xena/2711992491/
  35. 35 http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexkoh/3154016462/sizes/l/
  36. 36 http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexkoh/3154016462/sizes/l/
  37. 37 http://www.flickr.com/photos/howya/2108200001/sizes/o/
  38. 38 http://www.flickr.com/photos/howya/2108200001/sizes/o/
  39. 39 http://www.flickr.com/photos/gregmatthews/3435625975/sizes/l/
  40. 40 http://www.flickr.com/photos/gregmatthews/3435625975/sizes/l/
  41. 41 http://www.flickr.com/photos/sushidamour/2668969851/
  42. 42 http://www.flickr.com/photos/sushidamour/2668969851/
  43. 43 http://www.flickr.com/photos/_the_/4022268245/
  44. 44 http://www.flickr.com/photos/_the_/4022268245/
  45. 45 http://www.flickr.com/photos/orihashi522/2379010691/
  46. 46 http://www.flickr.com/photos/orihashi522/2379010691/
  47. 47 http://www.flickr.com/photos/skyburst/44163200/
  48. 48 http://www.flickr.com/photos/skyburst/44163200/
  49. 49 http://www.flickr.com/photos/14479834@N03/3760665997/
  50. 50 http://www.flickr.com/photos/14479834@N03/3760665997/
  51. 51 http://www.flickr.com/photos/tengtan/2251598037/
  52. 52 http://www.flickr.com/photos/tengtan/2251598037/
  53. 53 http://www.flickr.com/photos/dinerdog/182548349/
  54. 54 http://www.flickr.com/photos/dinerdog/182548349/
  55. 55 http://www.flickr.com/photos/52375768@N00/2642363759/
  56. 56 http://www.flickr.com/photos/52375768@N00/2642363759/
  57. 57 http://www.flickr.com/photos/jul85/115903293/
  58. 58 http://www.flickr.com/photos/jul85/115903293/
  59. 59 http://www.flickr.com/photos/xiaoran26/4176210053/
  60. 60 http://www.flickr.com/photos/xiaoran26/4176210053/
  61. 61 http://www.flickr.com/photos/rayoflight/958481444/
  62. 62 http://www.flickr.com/photos/rayoflight/958481444/
  63. 63 http://www.flickr.com/photos/paladin27/2646448163/
  64. 64 http://www.flickr.com/photos/paladin27/2646448163/
  65. 65 http://weheartit.com/entry/494124
  66. 66 http://weheartit.com/entry/494124
  67. 67 http://vi.sualize.us/view/6246f575b3b0595bf36f88eb90fabb16/
  68. 68 http://vi.sualize.us/view/6246f575b3b0595bf36f88eb90fabb16/
  69. 69 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeintokyo/
  70. 70 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeintokyo/2727038149/
  71. 71 http://www.flickr.com/photos/16316970@N00/
  72. 72 http://www.flickr.com/photos/16316970@N00/214568922/
  73. 73 http://www.flickr.com/photos/jermfestphotography/
  74. 74 http://www.flickr.com/photos/34129028@N04/3228157151/
  75. 75 http://www.chromasia.com
  76. 76 http://www.chromasia.com/iblog/archives/0609222342.php
  77. 77 http://chalee-80.deviantart.com/
  78. 78 http://chalee-80.deviantart.com/art/Fireworks-81510171
  79. 79 http://www.flickr.com/photos/seoulninja/
  80. 80 http://www.flickr.com/photos/7862527@N02/2520923912
  81. 81 http://www.flickr.com/photos/piero/
  82. 82 http://www.flickr.com/photos/piero/23712191/
  83. 83 http://www.flickr.com/photos/brewskizzlr/
  84. 84 http://www.flickr.com/photos/brewskizzlr/1069560367/
  85. 85 http://www.flickr.com/photos/doomshammer/201798466/
  86. 86 http://www.flickr.com/photos/doomshammer/201798466/
  87. 87 http://www.flickr.com/photos/souvikb/
  88. 88 http://www.flickr.com/photos/souvikb/3155477172/
  89. 89 http://www.flickr.com/photos/adforce1/1516963954/
  90. 90 http://www.flickr.com/photos/adforce1/1516963954/

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Vailancio Rodrigues is a web ninja who bakes semantic muffins. Apart from that he is also interested in Motion Graphics, Visual Effects, Photography and knows little bit of Physics due to his college education . He is from Goa - a beautiful tropical paradise in India.

  1. 1

    Thanks for post:)

    Happy New Year:)

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  2. 2

    amazing fireworks and amazing photos! thanks!

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  3. 3

    Cool photos in the right time.

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  4. 4

    These are really some Boom! Boom! work

    Thanks! for sharing :)

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  5. 5

    amazing photographs

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  6. 6

    PhotoshopCandy

    December 30, 2009 6:18 am

    Very Nice, Quincy looks interesting…

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  7. 7

    George Birbilis

    December 30, 2009 6:20 am

    Thanks for the useful tips on shooting fireworks photos

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  8. 8

    such beautiful photos !!!

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  9. 9

    Amazing photos. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. 10

    Great photos, thanks for the share!

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  11. 11

    David J. Nightingale

    December 30, 2009 7:23 am

    There are some great shots here. Unfortunately though the one credited to tunatoss is one of my images. My original is linked below:

    http://www.chromasia.com/iblog/archives/0609222342.php

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      Vailancio Rodrigues

      December 31, 2009 12:19 am

      Thanks for bringing this to our notice. You have been credited for your work.

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  12. 13

    These are some great shots. Thank for sharing!

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  13. 14

    happy new year…
    toettt tet tet !!!

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  14. 15

    I really don’t know why, but I never loved fireworks. Despite this face, some of these photos are really impressive!

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  15. 16

    The picture associated to “tunatoss” is stolen! The original is by David Nightingale, you can find it here:
    http://www.chromasia.com/iblog/archives/0609222342.php

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  16. 18

    Not only are the piccy’s wonderful, but the skill of those who construct the fireworks too. Knowing what to put with what to create such a magnificent spectacle – got to admire that. Bear in mind also, they’re working with explosives, not exactly a job for a smoker!

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  17. 19

    Why now? I needed this a few weeks ago, when i was building a fireworks webshop. ;-)

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  18. 20

    Mesmerizing…Love the photo Bridge to Next Island.

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  19. 21

    Nice shots! Happy New Year.

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  20. 22

    Thanks for these beautiful photos… I’d love to know now some tips for getting this kind of pictures…

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  21. 23

    I love the 2nd pictures of Eiffel Tower and brewskizzlr’s.

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  22. 24

    monica from hola!design

    December 30, 2009 3:54 pm

    great pictures! the Eiffel Tower shots are amazing!
    happy new year!

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  23. 25

    Happy New Year!
    Your pictures are beautiful!

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  24. 26

    I love the bokeh one I want to do that!

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  25. 27

    Happy New Year.Nice Collection, thanks for sharing.

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  26. 28

    Where do you find these images. SM’s resource Collection team is excellent. Thanks. I like them all.

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  27. 29

    All of them are really stunning but there is one thing which Smashing Magazine had to know.

    It is strictly forbidden to publish Eiffel Tower photos by night.
    It is a copyrigted issue.

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  28. 31

    Bas Meelker Photography

    December 31, 2009 1:07 am

    Great shots. Some are truly amazing. Happy New Year!

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  29. 32

    Kashif M Qasim

    December 31, 2009 7:01 am

    All are good, but this is the best one!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jul85/115903293/

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  30. 33

    these are not so inspirational! you can see better ones in Canada!
    try giving freebies of stock photos, that can used in commercial projects!!!!

    That would be better!!!

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  31. 34

    Excelents pictures and great post, happy new year for all and best regards, health and happiness.

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  32. 35

    Cool! These are some of my own fireworks shots from New Year’s Eve 2009/2010:
    New Year’s Eve Fireworks – a set on Flickr http://bit.ly/5t1p5I

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    • 36

      Very nice! I think my favourite is the last one; I love the muted green culoor on the water, along with the sparkles framing the firework .great job, and makes me a little homesick!!

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  33. 37

    nice photos – why didnt mine make the final cut :(
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/306/340215186/

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  34. 38

    追风筝的人

    January 2, 2010 6:50 am

    It’s very nice!

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  35. 39

    Absolutely stunning!

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  36. 40

    Thanks for featuring my fireworks photograph!

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  37. 41

    very beautiful~

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  38. 42

    Stunning! It’s a refreshment to see many powerful pictures like this.. thanks

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  39. 43

    amazing…..!!! m/

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  40. 44

    Some great shots and some that shouldn’t rate a mention. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. 45
  42. 46

    A friend of mine took two great shots some days ago:
    http://www.designnachmas.de/?p=790

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  43. 47

    Stunning. Love these

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  44. 48

    Here is my best show about fireworks i really like it

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/renelc/3147174677/

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  45. 49

    Woah! These are amazing. And I thought mine were good!

    But then, we don´t have big fireworks here in Lanzarote like they have in the big cities – London, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo must be frakin spectacular!

    Anyway, here are mine:
    http://www.themadcatlady.com/photos/?galleria=Fireworks

    Enjoy. :)

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  46. 50

    For those with compact cameras and no tripod, you can still take reasonably good looking handheld fireworks photos by changing the exposure compensation settings (EV) on your camera to -1.5 or -2.0 or somewhere thereabouts. This will darken the scene, but allow you to get a fast shutter speed at ISO200 or ISO400 so your photos won’t be blurry. Be sure to set your camera’s lens to its widest position to get the wide open aperture.

    Note that you won’t be able to capture the moving “streaks” of the fireworks using this technique, but the shots still turn out nicely, they’ll just be frozen in the air.

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  47. 51

    Truly wonderful pics! Happy New Years!

    Some more great firework pics can be found at: http://thewatchableweb.blogspot.com/2010/01/welcoming-2010-around-world-with-bang.html

    Cheers.

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  48. 52

    Wow awesome picx..

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  49. 53

    This is more like “The first 25 fireworks photos you can find while searching Flickr”. Many of those are mediocre, some are bad, some are good and very good. The essence of a good fireworks photo is not the explosion itself, but the interaction of fireworks and the surroundings. That would eliminate lots of photos from this post.

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  50. 54

    looks super ;)

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  51. 55

    I love photos of fireworks.
    I love the fact that one persons art (photographer) is not only based on their own artistic skills but also of the artistic skills of another person (fireworks operator)

    Awesome

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  52. 56

    Wow! extremely great fireworks show and also i appreciated photographers they toke really nice shots. Awesome photography

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  53. 57

    I love all these Snaps

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  54. 58

    these pictures are really really awesome i would love to see them in person now that would be awesome

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  55. 59

    OMG this is awesome!!!!!!!!!!111

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  56. 60

    nice pictures u got there. u might want to add nicer and more desighny fireworks pictires please. NOT BEING RUDE!JUST A COMMENT.

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  57. 61

    Hi,

    These are the most stunning snaps of fireworks I have ever seen. Is it possible to use one as part of my web site ?

    Cheers,
    Jack.

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  58. 62

    wow those are amazing!!!

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