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Alcohol & Drinking

Preparations underway at a restaurant and bar ahead of its reopening after a gap pf more than 6 months following the coronavirus pandemic, in Thane.

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Workers serve drinks at the bar of Peerless Inn hotel, decorate with IPL 2020 participating teams flags, in Kolkata.

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A staff member wearing a face shield works at Local Bar and Restaurant, in Connaught Place, New Delhi. The bar will resume its services from Sept. 9.

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A bartender arranges wine glasses at a lounge pub ahead of its reopening, after authorities allowed the sale and consumption of alcohol at the pubs and bars with social distancing during unlock 4.0, in Bengaluru.

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Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal meets the family members of illicit liquor tragedy victims, in Amritsar. At least 40 people have died across the state of Punjab after reportedly consuming spurious liquor.

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Villagers carry the body of Kirpal Singh, who died after allegedly consuming spurious liquor, for cremation at Mucchal village near Amritsar. At least 40 people have died across the state of Punjab after reportedly consuming spurious liquor.

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A customer carries alcohol after purchasing from a wine shop, in New Delhi.

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People buy liquor from a wine shop at a mall during the ongoing nationwide lockdown, in North West Delhi.

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Customers stand in a queue outside a wine shop after authorities permitted the opening of wine shops with certain restrictions, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Jammu.

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Tasmac shop owner uses a calculator for billing while selling liquor to people, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, at Maduranthakam in Chengalpattu district.

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People purchase beer from a wine shop, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in New Delhi.

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A customer shows the e-token on his mobile as he leaves after purchasing liquor from a shop amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in east Delhi. The Delhi government has launched an e-token system for liquor sale in a bid to avoid crowding outside wine shops.

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People line up to buy alcohol from a liquor shop, during the third phase of COVID-19 lockdown, on the outskirts of Chennai.

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People stand in a queue outside a wine shop after authorities allowed the sale of liquor with certain restrictions, during the third phase COVID-19 lockdown, in Delhi.

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People stand in a queue outside a wine shop after authorities allowed the sale of liquor with certain restrictions, during the third phase COVID-19 lockdown, in Delhi.

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People stand in a queue outside a wine shop after authorities allowed the sale of liquor with certain restrictions, during the third phase COVID-19 lockdown, in Delhi.

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A policeman walks past a closed liquor shop at Vishwasnagar, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in East Delhi.

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A man pumps sanitizer on the hands of people standing in a queue outside a liquor shop, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Faridabad.

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A masked man holds a placard urging citizens to stay at home and maintain social distance outside a wine shop, after authorities permitted the opening of liquor shops with certain restrictions, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Mumbai.

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A notice that states about imposition of 70 percent 'coronavirus fee' on MRP of liquor, pasted at a wine shop at Shiv Puri, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in east Delhi. Wine shops in New Delhi are now open after authorities permitted the sale of liquor with certain restrictions.

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Police personnel stand guard outside a wine shop after authorities permitted sale of liquor with certain restrictions, during the nationwide lockdown in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, at Vishwas Nagar in East Delhi.

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A customer carries alcohol after purchasing from a wine shop, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, at Kaushambi in Ghaziabad.

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People stand in a queue outside a wine shop after authorities allowed sale of liquor with certain restrictions, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, at Kaushambi in Ghaziabadi.

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A customer carries alcohol after purchasing from a wine shop, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, at Kaushambi in Ghaziabad.

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A policeman raises his baton to manage the crowd outside a wine shop after authorities permitted sale of liquor with certain restrictions, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in New Delhi.

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People stand in a queue outside a wine shop after authorities allowed the sale of liquor with certain restrictions, during the third phase COVID-19 lockdown, in Kanpur.

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People purchase liquor from a wine shop which was opened in accordance with the newly relaxed guidelines of COVID-19 lockdown, in Varanasi.

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People line up to buy liquor outside one liquor shop which was reopened Monday after six weeks lockdown in Prayagraj.

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People line up to buy liquor outside one the liquor shops which reopened Monday after six weeks lockdown on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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People wait to buy liquor outside one the liquor shops which was reopened Monday after six weeks lockdown in Prayagraj. India's six-week coronavirus lockdown, which was supposed to end on Monday, has been extended for another two weeks, with a few relaxations. Locking down the country's 1.3 billion people has slowed down the spread of the virus, but has come at the enormous cost of upending lives and millions of lost jobs.

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A policeman raises his baton to disperse the crowd outside a wine shop after authorities allowed sale of liquor with certain restrictions, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, at Laxmi Nagar in East Delhi. A wine shop in the locality was closed soon after opening due to violation of social distancing norms.

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A policeman raises his baton to disperse the crowd outside a wine shop after authorities allowed sale of liquor with certain restrictions, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, at Laxmi Nagar in East Delhi. A wine shop in the locality was closed soon after opening due to violation of social distancing norms.

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Police personnel raise their batons to disperse the crowd outside a wine shop after authorities permitted sale of liquor with certain restrictions, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, at Chander Nagar in East Delhi. A wine shop in the locality was closed soon after opening due to violation of social distancing norms.

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Police ask customers to follow social distancing rules as they stand in queue to buy liquor from a shop, amid COVID-19 lockdown in Bengaluru. The Karnataka government has permitted the liquor sale between 9 am and 7 pm only in areas that are outside COVID-19 containment zones.

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People purchase alcohol from a wine shop after authorities allowed sale of liquor with certain restrictions, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Prayagraj.

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People purchase alcohol from a wine shop after authorities allowed sale of liquor with certain restrictions, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Lucknow.

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A policeman asks a man to stand in the queue as people line up outside one the liquor shops which was reopened Monday after six weeks lockdown in New Delhi. Six-week coronavirus lockdown, which was supposed to end on Monday, has been extended for another two weeks, with a few relaxations. Locking down the country's 1.3 billion people has slowed down the spread of the virus, but has come at the enormous cost of upending lives and millions of lost jobs.

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A customer carries alcohol after purchasing from a wine shop, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, at Karol Bagh in New Delhi.

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A customer carries alcohol after purchasing from a wine shop, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, at Karol Bagh in New Delhi.

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People stand in a queue outside a wine shop after authorities allowed sale of liquor with certain restrictions, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, at Karol Bagh in New Delhi.

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Police guard outside a liquor shop, which remained closed despite the government's recent decision allowing the opening of such shops with some conditions, in Thane

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A customer carries alcohol after purchasing from a wine shop, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, at Chander Nagar in East Delhi. A wine shop in the locality was closed soon after opening due to violation of social distancing norms.

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A customer carries alcohol after purchasing from a wine shop, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, at Chander Nagar in East Delhi. A wine shop in the locality was closed soon after opening due to violation of social distancing norms.

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Police personnel raise their batons to disperse the crowd outside a wine shop after authorities allowed sale of liquor with certain restrictions, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, at Chander Nagar in East Delhi. A wine shop in the locality was closed soon after opening due to violation of social distancing norms.

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People stand in a queue outside a wine shop after authorities allowed sale of liquor with certain restrictions, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, at Chander Nagar in East Delhi.

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People await outside a liquor shop, which remained closed despite the government's recent decision allowing the opening of such shops with some conditions, in Delhi

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People line up to buy liquor outside one the liquor shops which was reopened Monday after six weeks lockdown in New Delhi. Six-week coronavirus lockdown, which was supposed to end on Monday, has been extended for another two weeks, with a few relaxations. Locking down the country’s 1.3 billion people has slowed down the spread of the virus, but has come at the enormous cost of upending lives and millions of lost jobs.

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People line up to buy liquor outside one the liquor shops which was reopened Monday after six weeks lockdown in New Delhi. Six-week coronavirus lockdown, which was supposed to end on Monday, has been extended for another two weeks, with a few relaxations. Locking down the country’s 1.3 billion people has slowed down the spread of the virus, but has come at the enormous cost of upending lives and millions of lost jobs.

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People maintain social distance as they stand in a queue to buy alcohol from a wine shop, during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, in Guwahati.

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People queue up outside a wine shop in Guwahati after Assam government announced opening of all liquor shops, wholesale warehouses, bottling plants, distilleries and breweries across the state from Monday for seven hours daily.

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People queue up outside a wine shop in Guwahati after Assam government announced opening of all liquor shops, wholesale warehouses, bottling plants, distilleries and breweries across the state from Monday for seven hours daily.

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People queue up outside a wine shop in Guwahati after Assam government announced opening of all liquor shops, wholesale warehouses, bottling plants, distilleries and breweries across the state from Monday for seven hours daily.

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In this undated photo, is seen Stephanie Macleod who became the first woman to win the  'Master Blender of the Year' (2019) award in the International Whisky Competition in Las Vegas.

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Relative of the victims, who died after consuming spurious liquor at a tea garden, wait at the hospital, in Golaghat. At least 59 people died allegedly after the incident.

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Protestors holding brooms shout slogans as they march to State Secretariat (Nabanna) demanding a liquor free state, in Kolkata.

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A Lebanese woman takes a drink from a glass made out of ice, at the Beirut Ice Bar, in Dbayeh, north of Beirut, Lebanon. Made completely of ice, the bar opened last month.

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A woman mourns the death of her relative who died after consuming spurious liquor, at Hatma village, in Ranchi.

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Police personnel investigate after three men died when they allegedly consumed several bottles of spirit used for medical purposes, in Begusarai.

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Alcoholic drinks inspired by the upcoming summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is displayed at a local bar, the Escobar, in Singapore.

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A visitor examines a display at the Polish Vodka Museum, a new museum that will open next week, in Warsaw, Poland.

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A visitor stands besides a display at the Polish Vodka Museum, a new museum that will open next week, in Warsaw, Poland.

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A visitor walks through the Polish Vodka Museum, a new museum that will open next week, in Warsaw, Poland. The museum is devoted solely to Polish vodka, a national tradition of more than 500 years and one of the country's best-known exports.

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UP deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma hands over a cheque to a man, who ill after allegedly consuming spurious liquor at a hospital in Kanpur.

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A man, seriously ill after allegedly consuming spurious liquor, being treated at a hospital in Kanpur.

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Administrative officials investigate in Madhauli village, where five persons died and many others fell ill after allegedly consuming spurious liquor in Kanpur Dehat district.

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Actors John David Washington, right, and Laura Harrier pose for photographers upon departure at the premiere of the film 'The House That Jack Built' at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France.

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Sandro Bernasconi son of Claudio Bernasconi owner of worlds largest whiskey bar 'Devils place' at St. Moritz in Switzerland.

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Traffic police personnel with alcometer check a motorist for drunken driving on the occasion of Holi festival in Gurugram.

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British soccer player Wayne Rooney, right, leaves Stockport Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to drink driving charges, in Stockport, England. Rooney has been banned from driving for two years. The 31-year-old Rooney, who plays for Everton, was stopped by police while driving near his home outside Manchester earlier this month.

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Congress party workers protest against Jharkhand Government to condemn allegedly deaths of 14 people due to consumption of toxic liquor at Albert Ekka Chowk in Ranchi.

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A six-month restoration project at Liberty Hall Museum in Union, New Jersey, uncovered three cases of Madeira wine dating to 1796 and about 42 demijohns from the 1820s while restoring its wine cellar. The museum said the monetary value of the wine cannot be made public.

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Illicit liquor bottles being destroyed with a road roller by authorities at Khagaul, in Patna.

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People burn a wine shop after death of a local man due to alcohol consumption in the Bahu area, in Jammu.

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Women holding a protest against the liquor shops in their Shivpur locality, in Varanasi.

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District Magistrate Sanjay Agrawal leads other senior officials as he directs officials to destroy seized liquor bottles, ahead of the Patna Municipal corporation (PMC) election at Lakhni, in Patna.

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OlyPub, Park Street, Calcutta

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Policemen destroying raw material used for making illicit liquor at an illicit liquor factory at Ghurpur area, in Allahabad.

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Traffic police checks a biker with a breath analyser (alcohol testing device) during Holi festival, in Mumbai.

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Illegal liquor worth Rs 1 Crore seized by Panvel Police at Plapsh Phata in Navi Mumbai.

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In this May 23, 2016, photo, Rick Wilson, Bacardi, senior vice president of corporate affairs, right, talks to a reporter as Fabio de Giammarco, global vice president of rums, left, listens, at the Bacardi USA offices in Coral Gables, Fla. Two liquor giants are escalating a 20-year fight to secure the rights to sell Havana Club rum in the United States when the Cuban embargo finally ends. Bacardi is launching sales nationwide for the Havana Club it produces in Puerto Rico, while competitor Pernod Ricard is expanding the distillery it shares with Cuba’s government to prepare for the day when their brand can be sold in the U.S.

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A members of Indian transgender community shouts slogans with others during a protest demanding the total ban on liquor in Uttar Pradesh, in its capital Lucknow.

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Chandrapur Shramik Elgar Maharashtrian Women group are greeting to Bihar Chief MInister Nitish Kumar at CM residence for completely ban alcohol in Patna.

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Country-made liquor bottles being crushed in Patna

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Boats like this one are used to smuggle liquor

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A GRP officer showing wine bottles seized from four persons in a train at Patna junction.

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Vodka shots being administered at the frolicksome Goafest ad festival

Mahila Brigade activists celebrate after Bihar government ban country made liquor in Patna.

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D(U) Ministers at awareness march after Bihar government ban country made liquor in Patna.

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Women stage protests in the aftermath of a man dying due to consumption of spurious liquor in Rale Chauhan village in Meerut.

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Pakistani Hindu women mourn the deaths of their family members in Tando Muhammad Khan near Hyderabad. A Pakistani police officer says a numbers of people have died after consuming illegally-made alcohol during religious celebrations in southern Pakistan.

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Pakistani authorities destroy seized contraband and liquor bottles to mark International Customs Day at the Pakistan-India border town Wagah near Lahore, Pakistan. Annually held on January 26, International Customs Day recognizes the role of custom officials and agencies in maintaining border security.

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A woman mourns death of man who died after consuming illicit liquor in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.

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Enjoy the breeze A beer and wine bar in coastal Kochi

Inhouse brewery at The Barking Deer, Mumbai

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Cheers At the Pint Room pub, Delhi

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Open ’n close At the White Owl Brewery and Bistro, Lower Parel, Mumbai

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Wailing family members of illicit liquor victims at the slum area of Malvani in Mumbai.

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U.S. President Barack Obama sits between men dressed in traditional Bavarian clothes during a visit to the village of Kruen, southern Germany.

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