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Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) staff carries Lord Ganesh idols for immersion at Girgaon Chowpatty, during Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, in Mumbai.

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Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) staff carry an idol of Lord Ganesh for immersion at Girgaon Chowpatty, during Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, in Mumbai.

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A combo image of two pictures shows the two views of Lalbaug Junction in Mumbai on the day of Ganpati Visarjan, with normal traffic (above); and packed with devotees (below) on this occasion last year. The difference is due to several restrictions which were put in place this year due to COVID-19 pandemic.

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Devotees offer prayers to an idol of Hindu deity Ganesha before its immersion in the Arabian Sea on the last day of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Mumbai.

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A volunteer carries an idol of the elephant-headed Hindu deity Ganesha for immersion in the Arabian Sea on the last day of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Mumbai.

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Devotees shower flower petals on an idol of Hindu deity Ganesha before its immersion in the Arabian Sea on the last day of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Mumbai

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Devotees offer aarti to an idol of the elephant-headed Hindu deity Ganesha before its immersion in the Arabian Sea on the last day of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Mumbai.

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Volunteers carry an idol of Lord Ganesha for immersion in the Arabian sea, during the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, at Juhu Beach in Mumbai.

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Devotees carry a Lord Ganesh idol of Khairatabad pandal for immersion towards Tank bund, in Hyderabad.

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Devotees wearing face masks participate in a procession carrying an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha for immersion in Hussain Sagar Lake on the final day of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Hyderabad.

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A child wearing a mask as a precaution against the coronavirus carries an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha to immerse in Saroornagar Lake on the final day of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Hyderabad.

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A man prepares to immerse an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in the Saroornagar Lake on the final day of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Hyderabad.

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A woman sitting on a scooter holds an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha to immerse in Hussain Sagar Lake on the final day of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Hyderabad. The festival is a celebration of the birth of Ganesha, the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune.

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Anjani Kumar, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad, inspects Lord Ganesh idol immersion arrangements on Tank Bund, in Hyderabad.

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A devotee immerses an idol of Lord Ganesha in an artificial pond during Gauri Visarjan, at Shivaji Park in Mumbai.

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Devotees immerse a Lord Ganesh idol in a drum, during Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, in Thane.

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Devotees carry idols of Lord Ganesha for immersion in an artificial pond, during Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, in Thane.

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Sanjay Dutt’s adult life has been a succession of troughs and crests: early success in films, loss of his beloved mother, a terrible descent into drug abuse, recovery and reestablishment of his career, an ill-advised alliance and imprisonment, followed by a remarkable late surge in popularity. Inevitably, another seemingly bottomless gorge reveals itself in the form of the emperor of maladies. In the midst of treatment at a Mumbai hospital, Sanju gave the customary lavish ganesh Chaturthi celebrations a miss, opting instead for a simple, homely ceremony with the rock on which his grizzled, stocky self leans—wife Manyata. Can the Siddhivinayak be immune to the ardent supplication in those eyes?

Devotees carry out immersion of Lord Ganesha idol on the 5th day of Ganesh Visarjan, at Juhu Chowpatty, in Mumbai.

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Devotees carry an idol of Lord Ganesh for immersion in the Atrai River, during the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, at Balurghat in South Dinajpur district.

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Municipal workers collect idols of lord Ganesh after devotees immersed them into a temporary water tank, during Ganesh Chaturthi celebration, in Karad.

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Devotees perform prayers before immersing an idol of Lord Ganesh in a canal, as part of Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in Amritsar.

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A devotee immerses an idol of Lord Ganesh in a canal as part of Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, in Amritsar.

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A devotee performs prayer before immersing an idol of Lord Ganesh in a canal, as part of Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in Amritsar.

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Devotees immerses an idol of Lord Ganesh at Shanghumughom beach, during the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Parag Sawant creates a 3-feet 'chawl' with a Ganpati idol installed in it, as a part of Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in his house, in Mumbai.

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Devotees immerse an idol of Lord Ganesh in the Ganga river, during Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, in Kolkata.

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Devotees immerse an idol of Lord Ganesh in the seawater, during Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, near Marina beach in Chennai.

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A devotee offers prayers before the immersion of Lord Ganesh idol, during Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, at Marina beach in Chennai.

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Devotees immerse an idol of Lord Ganesh in the Gomti river, during Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, in Lucknow.

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A devotee immerses an idol of Lord Ganesh in Hooghly river during the Ganesh Chaturthi celebration, in Nadia.

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Bollywood actress Helen at Sohail Khan's residence on the occasion of 'Ganpati Visarjan', in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Salman Khan with his family members at Sohail Khan's residence on the occasion of 'Ganpati Visarjan', in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Salman Khan with his family members at Sohail Khan's residence on the occasion of 'Ganpati Visarjan', in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Salman Khan spotted during Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations at his brother Sohail Khan's residence, in Mumbai.

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An idol of Lord Ganesh immersed during the Ganesh Chaturthi celebration, in Thane.

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Family members offer prayers ahead of the immersion of the Ganesha idol in an artificial pond, during Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, at Dadar in Mumbai.

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Devotee immerses a Ganesh idol in a drum, during Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, in New Delhi.

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Bollywood actor Shraddha Kapoor poses for pictures before performing the immersion of Lord Ganesh idol, during Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty with her husband Raj Kundra and son Viaan Kundra during the immersion of Lord Ganesh Idol, during Ganesh Chaturthi festival, at their residence in Juhu, Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty with her husband Raj Kundra and son Viaan Kundra during the immersion of Lord Ganesh Idol, during Ganesh Chaturthi festival, at their residence in Juhu, Mumbai.

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A civic worker carries an idol of elephant-headed deity Ganesha for immersion in an artificial pond, during one and a half-day of Ganesha Visarjan, at Dadar in Mumbai.

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Civic workers carry idols of elephant-headed deity Ganesha for immersion in an artificial pond, during one and a half-day of Ganesha Visarjan, at Dadar in Mumbai.

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Devotees immerse idols of Lord Ganesh during the Ganesh Chaturthi celebration, in Thane.

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A devotee carries an idol of elephant-headed deity Ganesha for immersion in an artificial pond during one and a half-day of Ganesha Visarjan, at Sion in Mumbai.

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Devotees carry an idol of Lord Ganesh to immerse in Ganga river during the Ganesh Chaturthi celebration, in Kolkata.

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A devotee carries an idol of elephant-headed god Ganesha during Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Ahmedabad.

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A man sits with an idol of elephant-headed god Ganesha inside a car during Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Ahmedabad.

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Devotees carry Ganesh idols to install at their home on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, in Hubballi.

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Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao offers prayers on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, at Pragathi Bhavan in Hyderabad

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Devotees offer prayers at Pazhavangadi Maha Ganapathy temple on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Bollywood actor Govinda poses after offering prayers on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Mumbai.

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Mahant Divya Giri along with devotees offers prayers on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, at Mankameshwar temple in Lucknow.

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Children wear masks of Lord Ganesh on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, at an orphanage in Birpur village, North 24 Parganas district.

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Priests and devotees offer prayers at state BJP office, on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Chennai. The state government decided not to allow the installation of Lord Ganesh idols in public places and processions or their immersion in water bodies following the coronavirus outbreak.

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A devotee wearing a PPE kit offers prayers at a community puja pandal on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, in Kolkata.

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Devotees carry an idol of Lord Ganesha for installation on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Karad.

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Devotees carry idols of Lord Ganesha after purchasing from a market, on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Karad.

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A boy sits holding an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in the trunk of a car during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Mumbai.

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A devotee wearing a face mask carries an idol of elephant-headed god Ganesha to take home for worship during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Mumbai.

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Devotee wearing face masks carry idols of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha to take home for worship during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Mumbai.

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Devotees wearing face masks carry an idol of elephant-headed god Ganesha on a cart to take home for worship during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Mumbai.

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Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy offers prayers at a Ganesha temple on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Puducherry.

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People, violating social distancing norms, step out for shopping on the eve of Ganesha Chaturthi festival, at Dadar market in Mumbai.

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People, violating social distancing norms, step out for shopping on the eve of Ganesha Chaturthi festival, at Dadar market in Mumbai.

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A priest performs 'aarti' in front of an idol of Lord Ganesh on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, at Thali Sree Maha Ganapathi Balasubramanya Temple in Kozhikode.

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A devotee carries a Ganesh idol to his home on the eve of Ganpati festival, at Dadar in Mumbai.

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People carry a Ganesh idol to their home on the eve of Ganpati festival, at Dadar in Mumbai.

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Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi with message "May Lord Ganesha give us more power to fight against COVID-19", at Puri beach in Odisha.

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A customer measures idols of Lord Ganesh before purchasing them from a shop, on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in New Delhi.

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Idols of Lord Ganesh displayed for sale, on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Amritsar.

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A customer buys an idol of Lord Ganesh on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in New Delhi.

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A girl walks past idols of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha displayed at a street for sale ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Hyderabad.

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Young devotees transport an idol of Ganesha to their home to install ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Hyderabad.

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Devotees carry an idol of Lord Ganesh on a scooter, on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi festival during the biweekly lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Kolkata.

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An artisan works to prepare Lord Ganesha idols on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Kolkata.

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A shopkeeper waits for customers on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Kolkata.

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Shop and vendors display Ganesh Idols for sales on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Kolkata.

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An artisan works to prepare Lord Ganesha idols on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, at Kumartuli in Kolkata.

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Kite-maker Jagmohan Kanojia shows a kite with a picture of Lord Ganesha suspended inside a bulb, on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Amritsar.

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An artisan gives final touch to idols of Lord Ganesha on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Nadia district.

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Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty carries an idol of Lord Ganesha from Santosh Kambli workshop, ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Mumbai.

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A man sprays disinfectants on a pandal ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, during the biweekly lockdown to curb COVID-19 spread, in Kolkata.

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Artists Shruti Shirke (top right) along with her team creates a mosaic portrait of Lord Ganesh using paper flower, ahead of the Ganesh festival in Mumbai. More than 36,000 paper flowers of six different colour shades are being used in making of this eight feet by eleven feet mosaic portrait.

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A makeshift pond is prepared for Ganpati immersion in the premises of August Kranti Maidan in Mumbai.

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Workers transport Ganesha idols to the market for sale ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Bengaluru.

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Devotees take out a procession with an idol of god "Ganesha" to be immersed in the Arabian Sea, in Mumbai.

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Devotees take out a procession with an idol of god "Ganesha" to be immersed in the Arabian Sea, in Mumbai.

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State Disaster Emergency Response Force (SDERF) personnel during a search and rescue operation after a boat capsized in the Lower Lake, in Bhopal. Eleven people drowned when the boat carrying them along with a Ganesh idol for immersion capsized in early dawn hours.

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People immerse an idol of god Ganesha in an artificial water body after worship on the final day of Ganesha Chaturthi festival in Ahmadabad.

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An idol of god Ganesha floats after its immersion in an artificial water body after worship on the final day of Ganesha Chaturthi festival in Ahmadabad.

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Devotees prepare to immerse huge idols of god Ganesha in the Arabian Sea, marking the end of the 10-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai.

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Devotees prepare to immerse idols of god Ganesha in the Arabian Sea, marking the end of the 10-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai.

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Devotees prepare to immerse huge idols of god Ganesha in the Arabian Sea, marking the end of the 10-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai.

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Devotees prepare to immerse huge idols of god Ganesha in the Arabian Sea, marking the end of the 10-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai.

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Devotees prepare to immerse a huge idol of god Ganesha in the Arabian Sea, marking the end of the 10-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai.

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Devotees prepare to immerse a huge idol of god Ganesha in the Arabian Sea, marking the end of the 10-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai.

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Devotees take out a procession with an idol of god "Ganesha" to be immersed in the Arabian Sea, in Mumbai.

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Devotees take out a procession with an idol of god "Ganesha" to be immersed in the Arabian Sea, in Mumbai.

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An idol of god Ganesha is immersed in Hussain Sagar Lake after worship on the final day of Ganesha Chaturthi festival in Hyderabad.

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