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Elections: Electronic Voting Machines (EVM)

District Magistrate Kumar Ravi inspects Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machine during a training programme ahead of Bihar Assembly polls, in Patna.

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An election official demonstrates the functions of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) during a training programme ahead of the Assembly polls, in Patna.

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Election officers demonstrate the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) during a training programme ahead of the assembly poll, at S.K.M hall in Patna.

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An EVM awareness team uses the famous double-decker living root bridges to traverse polling stations, at Nongriat in Shillong.

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An EVM awareness team uses the famous double-decker living root bridges to traverse polling stations, at Nongriat in Shillong.

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A set of two photos shows Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora flagging off EVM VVPAT Rath ahead of Jharkhand Assembly Elections, in Ranchi. Election Commissioners Ashok Lavasa and Sushil Chandra are also seen.

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Polling officials set EVMs at a booth in Lucknow Cantt. Assembly Constituency in Uttar Pradesh on the eve of by-polls.

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Polling officers carry EVM's, VVPAT's and other election materials after conducting Assembly elections, in Faridabad.

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Polling officials, carrying the Electronic Voting Machine (EVMs) and other necessary materials, leave for their poll duty from a distribution centre, on the eve of Maharashtra Assembly elections, in Pune

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Polling officials collect EVMs and other election material at a distribution center, on the eve of Maharashtra Assembly polls, in Karad.

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Polls officials collect EVMs and other election materials at a distribution center, on the eve of Haryana Assembly polls, in Hisar.

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Poll officials, with EVMs and other material, leave for their respective polling stations, a day ahead of Maharashtra Assembly polls, in Mumbai

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Polling officials check electronic voting machines and other polling material before dispatching them ahead of Maharashtra state elections in Mumbai.

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Polling officials carry the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and other material to their assigned polling stations, on the eve of Maharashtra Assembly polls, in Mumbai

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Polling officials check Electronic Voting Machines (EVM)'s and VVPAT's ahead of Maharashtra Assembly elections, in Karad, Maharashtra

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Election Commission officials demonstrate the functioning of EVM and VVPAT machines to college students, at a voting awareness programme, ahead of Assembly elections in Maharastra, in Sangli

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Congress activists write on postcards during a protest demanding a ban on EVMs and reintroduction of ballot papers, in Chikkamagaluru.

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Election officials wait with EVMs ahead of counting at Nand Nagri counting center of East Delhi.

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An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard outside a room where voting machines are stored as counting of votes in India's massive general elections begins in New Delhi.

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Chief Minister of Telengana state and Telugu Desam Party leader Chandrababu Naidu speaks to the media outside the office of the Election Commission of India (ECI) in New Delhi.

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Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party joint candidate from Ghazipur, Afzal Ansari, stages a protest outside the strongroom, alleging that the administration was trying to change EVMs, in Ghazipur.

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Andhra Pradesh CM and TDP President N Chandrababu Naidu, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, TMC's Derek O' Brien, DMK's Kanimozhi, CPI's D Raja and other opposition leaders come out after meeting the Election Commission over their concerns about Electronic Voting Machines and the VVPAT (Voter Verified Paper Trail Machines), at Nirvachan Sadan, in New Delhi

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Andhra Pradesh CM and TDP President N Chandrababu Naidu, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, TMC's Derek O' Brien and other opposition leaders come out after meeting the Election Commission over their concerns about Electronic Voting Machines and the VVPAT (Voter Verified Paper Trail Machines), at Nirvachan Sadan, in New Delhi

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EVM machines being airlifted by Indian Air Force helicopters from a helipad at Stingri, in Lahaul district.

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SSB jawans stand guard outside a strong room, where EVMs (Electronic Voting Machines) are kept after the last phase of Lok Sabha polls, in Bathinda.

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Polling officials seal the EVMs and VVPAT machines at the end of the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha polls, in Patna.

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Polling officials seal the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM)'s after conclusion of the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Patna.

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A SSB jawan stands guard outside a strong room, where EVMs (Electronic Voting Machines) are kept after the last phase of Lok Sabha polls, at A N College, in Patna.

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Workers carry VVPAT and EVM machines as they leave for polling booths from a distribution center ahead of the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Patna

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Polling officials check Electronic Voting Machine (EVM)'s and other necessary inputs required for the general elections, ahead of the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha polls, at a distribution centre, in Indore

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Officials work for the allotment of the EVMs and VVPAT machines at a distribution centre, ahead of the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha polls, in Varanasi.

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A security jawan stands guard outside a strongroom where EVMs are kept after the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Prayagraj (Allahabad).

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Election officials check VVPAT, EVMs and other polling materials before leaving for polling centres ahead of the sixth phase of Lok Sabha polls, in Agartala.

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Election officials check VVPAT, EVMs and other polling materials before leaving for polling centres ahead of the sixth phase of Lok Sabha polls, in Faridabad.

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Election staff gather at a distribution centre to receive polling material for the fifth phase of Lok Sabha polls, in Bikaner.

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Security personnel stand guard outside a strongroom where EVMs are kept before counting, after the third phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, at LD college in Ahmedabad.

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Polling officials collect their EVMs and other election material ahead of the third phase of 2019 Lok Sabha elections, at a distribution centre in Moradabad

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Electronic voting machines and and voter verifiable paper audit trail material lie for distribution on the eve of the second phase of India's general election inside a distribution center in Srinagar.

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Polling officials collect EVMs and other election material for the second phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, at a distribution centre, in Nagaon.

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Polling officials leave after collecting EVMs and other election material for the second phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, at a distribution centre, in Mathura.

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Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, with Dayanidhi Maran and other leaders, talks to the media over EVM issues, at Anna Arivalayam, in Chennai

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Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu with Dayanidhi Maran at a press conference over EVM issues, at Anna Arivalayam, in Chennai

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An electoral official demonstrates the functioning of an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) during a training programme, ahead of the second phase of the general elections, in Bikaner

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An EVM awareness team uses the famous double-decker living root bridges to traverse polling stations, at Nongriat in Shillong.

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Indian election officials arrive with election material on a ferry through the river Brahmaputra ahead of first phase of elections in Nimati Ghat in Jorhat, Assam.

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Indian election officials check electronic voting machines ahead of general election in Jorhat, Assam

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Election officials prepare voting materials ahead of general election in Jorhat, Assam.

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Election officials check electronic voting machines in a strong room ahead of general election in Jorhat, Assam. The first phase of India's general election will be held on April 11, 2019.

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An electoral official demonstrates the functioning of an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) during a training programme, ahead of Lok Sabha elections, in Patna.

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Workers carry boxes containing Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail machines (VVPATs) at a distribution center ahead of the Lok Sabha election, in Patna.

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An electoral official demonstrates the functioning of an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) during a training programme, ahead of Lok Sabha elections, in Jammu.

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Electoral officials demonstrate the functioning of EVM (Electronic Voting Machine) and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trial (VVPAT) for the local voters during a voting awareness programme in Malda district of West Bengal.

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Congress Party workers hold placards and raise slogans during a protest over the alleged hacking of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) in 2014 to influence election results, at the collector's office in Bandra, Mumbai.

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Election officers stand in queue for submission of their Electronic Voting Machine, follwoing state Assembly elections, in Ajmer.

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Election officials collect their Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) from an EVM distribution centre ahead of the state Assembly elections, at MLB ground in Jabalpur.

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Electoral officials demonstrate how to use an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) to locals during a voter awareness programme ahead of Rajasthan State Assembly elections, in Bikaner.

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BJP leader Bhupendra Yadav has a look of a VVPAT machine during Election Commission's meeting with the recognised national and state political parties to discuss the issues related to the electoral process, in New Delhi.

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Workers arranging the boxes containing Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) as its arrive at the district collectors office from Gujarat for the upcoming Karnataka elections, in Bengaluru.

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Leaders of various political parties attend a meeting organised by SP Chief Akhilesh Yadav for replacing Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) with ballot papers in elections.

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An election official arranging the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) at a distribution centre before moving to their respective polling stations ahead of the second phase of polling, in Ahmedabad.

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Election officials carrying EVMs at a distribution centre, ahead of the second phase of assembly elections, in Ahemdabad.

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Poll officials carry EVM machines to polling booths on the eve of the first phase of Gujarat elections in Surat.

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Activists of India Against Corruption protest outside the Election Commission of India in New Delhi.

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AAP leader Saurabh Bhardwaj during formal launch of EVM challenge at AAP office, New Delhi.

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Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi along with Election Commissioners A K Joti demonstrating the working of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail System (VVPATs), while brushing aside the EVM tampering allegation before addressing a press conference on “EVM Challenge” at Vigyan Bhawan, in New Delhi.

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Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi along with Election Commissioner A K Joti and other officials during a press conference on “EVM Challenge” at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.

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The all-party meeting convened by the Election Commission to discuss the reliability of the EVMs an issue flagged by opposition parties, in New Delhi.

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BSP leader Satish Chandra Misra during he all-party meeting convened by the Election Commission to discuss the reliability of the EVMs an issue flagged by opposition parties, in New Delhi.

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Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia during the all-party meeting convened by the Election Commission to discuss the reliability of the EVMs an issue flagged by opposition parties, in New Delhi.

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The all-party meeting convened by the Election Commission to discuss the reliability of the EVMs an issue flagged by opposition parties, in New Delhi.

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Aam Aadmi Party MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj addressing a press conference on EVM tampering, in New Delhi.

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Aam Aadmi Party workers protests against alleged ‘EVM tampering’ outside the Election Commission office, in New Delhi.

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AAP workers protests against alleged ‘EVM tampering’ outside the Election Commission office, in New Delhi.

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V.V.Rao (R), “Election watch” Convener & EVM Petitioner in Supreme Court with entrepreneur & activist Tehseen Poonawalla (L) during a press conference to challenge the Election Commission of India on EVMs at Constitution Club, in New Delhi.

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AAP MLA from Greater Kailash Saurabh Bharadwaj demonstrates how an EVM can be manipulated at the special Assembly session convened by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, in New Delhi.

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An Election Officer checks an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at a distribution centre on the eve of Chandrapur Municipal Corporation electiond in Chandrapur, Maharashtra.

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President Pranab Mukherjee meeting with a delegation opposition leaders, led by Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. Leaders of thirteen opposition parties, including Congress, Trinamool Congress, Nationalist Congress Party and Left parties, met te President over the allegations of electronic voting machine (EVM) tampering.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi, party vice president Rahul Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh and CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury outside Rashtrapati Bhavan during a press conference after meeting President Pranab Mukherjee over the allegations of electronic voting machine (EVM) tampering, in New Delhi.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other leaders from opposition parties coming out after meeting President Pranab Mukherjee over the allegations of electronic voting machine (EVM) tampering, in New Delhi.

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Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) workers shout slogans during a protest against the alleged tampering of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) in the Uttar Pradesh assembly election at DC office, in Shimla.

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A BSP-allied outfit holds an anti-EVM demonstration in Meerut

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Aam Aadmi Party Convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with other leaders leave ECI headquarters after meeting with the Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi on alleged manipulation in the Electronic Voting Machines

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Saleena Singh, MP’s chief electoral officer, at Bhind

Aam Aadmi party leader Dilip Pandey, Ashutosh and Raghav Chadha during a press conference on EVM (electronic voting machine), in New Delhi.

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Members of Bahujan Sashaktikaran Sangh (BSS) during a demonstration allege that EVMs used in the elections in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand were faulty, in Meerut.

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A polling officer holding an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at a training camp ahead of the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, in Allahabad.

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Polling officers being sensitized of Electronic Voting Machines ("EVM") and Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) during a training camp, in Allahabad.

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Polling officers during 'know use of Electronic Voting Machines ("EVM"), Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT), at a training camp ahead of the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, in Allahabad.

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Polling officials check voting machines prior to leaving for their respective polling booths ahead of fifth phase of the West Bengal state Assembly elections in Kolkata.

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Presiding officers attend an EVM training programme under the direction of Election Commission to know the proper use of EVM to commuters at Bolpur ahead of the state assembly elections in Birbhum district of West Bengal.

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EC officials arrange EVM machines after their randomisation process

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BJP candidate from Dhanbad assembly seat in Jharkhand Raj Sinha watching an EVM after around 400 EVMs were found lying uncared near Industrial Training Institute in Dhanbad.

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Polling officials check EVM machines at an EVM distribution centre in Kolkata.

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Security officials keep vigil over electronic voting machines after voting at a collection center in Allahabad.

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Election workers review electronic voting machines on the eve of the eighth phase of voting of the Lok Sabha elections in Leh.

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Election worker walks with a voting machine on his way to a nearby polling station on the eve of the eighth phase of voting of the Lok Sabha elections in Leh.

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A polling official checks an EVM on the eve of the seventh phase of polling in the Indian parliamentary elections in Hyderabad.

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Officials collect election material before leaving for their election duty from an EVM distribution centre in Howrah district in West Bengal.

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EVMs being arranged at a room in Coimbatore, a day after the Lok Sabha elections.

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