مصر: تأجيل محاكمة طلعت والسكري استجابة للدفاع

 

قتلت المغنية في دبي عام 2008

قتلت المغنية في دبي عام 2008

 

دبي، الإمارات العربية المتحدة (CNN) — أجلت محكمة جنايات القاهرة في ختام أولى جلساتها التي عقدت الاثنين لإعادة محاكمة رجل الأعمال هشام طلعت مصطفى، وضابط الشرطة السابق محسن السكري، في قضية مقتل الفنانة اللبنانية سوزان تميم، لجلسة تعقد الأربعاء في 28 أبريل/نيسان 2010، لمشاهدة أشرطة الفيديو المضبوطة في القضية.

وجاء القرار بعدما طلب الدفاع مشاهدة الشرائط، فقامت المحكمة بتكليف النيابة العامة بإعداد الأجهزة الفنية اللازمة لمشاهدتها.

كما سمحت المحكمة للدفاع عن المتهمين بالاطلاع على مضبوطات القضية وتمكينه من أخذ صورة ضوئية منها، وذلك في ختام الجلسة التي استغرقت قرابة الساعة، وعقدت وسط إجراءات أمنية مشددة وحشد إعلامي كبير.

وكانت دائرة أخرى من محكمة الجنايات، برئاسة القاضي محمد قنصوة، قد قضت بإعدام المتهمين، إلا أن محكمة النقض ألغت الحكم في الثالث من إبريل/نيسان الجاري، ‬وقررت إعادة المحاكمة من جديد‮.

وتبدأ القضية من نقطة البداية بمواجهة المتهمين بالاتهامات وإعادة فض الإحراز وسماع الشهود والمرافعات‮، ومن المتوقع أن يتم تأجيل المرافعة، وفق موقع الإذاعة المصرية.

وطبقا للقانون فيستمر حبس المتهمين احتياطيا على ذمة المحاكمة مهما طالت الجلسات لأنه سبق أن صدر حكم أول بالإعدام فلا يوجد حد أقصي للحبس الاحتياطي، ‬كما يستمر اسم المتهمين في التواجد على قوائم المنع من السفر‮.‬

وكانت محكمة “النقض” المصرية قد أودعت في مطلع الشهر الحالي، حيثيات حكمها بنقض وإلغاء الحكم الصادر عن محكمة جنايات القاهرة، بإعدام رجل الأعمال والبرلماني المعروف مصطفى، والسكري.

وجاء في حيثيات قبول النقض وإلغاء حكم الإعدام، أن محكمة الجنايات استندت في إدانتها للمتهمين إلى شهادة أحد الضباط في شرطة دبي، مكان حدوث الجريمة، حيث أسندت إليه أقوال مخالفة لما ورد في إحدى جلسات المحاكمة، فيما يتعلق بتحديد شخصية القاتل.

وأكد مصدر قضائي لـCNN بالعربية أن “الخطأ في الإسناد”، الذي وقعت فيه محكمة الجنايات يشكل أحد الأسباب الرئيسية لقبول النقض، على اعتبار أن “الدليل غير جازم”، إلا أنه أشار إلى أن هناك “أدلة أخرى” كان يمكن للمحكمة الاستناد إليها، انطلاقاً من مبدأ “الأدلة المتساندة”، في إدانتها للمتهمين.

وتعود وقائع القضية عندما وجهت النيابة إلى السكري تهمة القتل العمد مع سبق الإصرار والترصد وحيازة سلاح دون ترخيص ووجهت إلى رجل الأعمال الشهير تهمة التحريض والاتفاق والمساعدة علي قتل المطربة اللبنانية سوزان تميم في دبي في 28 يوليو/تموز 2008 مقابل مليوني دولار، وذلك لرغبة هشام طلعت في الانتقام منها.

 وبدأ الكشف عن القضية في 8 أغسطس/آب  2008 عندما تم إلقاء القبض على  السكري بتهمة قتل تميم وإصدار قرار النيابة العامة بحظر النشر في القضية،
وكانت محاكمة هشام طلعت ومحسن السكري أمام محكمة جنايات القاهرة استغرقت 29 جلسة على مدى 8 أشهر تقريباً بدءاً من أكتوبر 2008 لإصدار حكم الإعدام.

إلى ذلك، اعتبرت صحيفة “التلغراف” البريطانية أن قرار إعادة محاكمة طلعت بمثابة محاكمة للقضاء في مصر، حيث ينظر المصريون إلى أمثال هشام طلعت على أنهم “فوق القانون.”

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ونقلت الصحيفة عن محمد الخضيري، رئيس محكمة الاستئناف السابق الذي استقال بعد تدخل الحكومة المصرية في أحكام القضاء، حيث قال “أن الحكم بإعدام هشام طلعت كان قاسيا جداً، لكن نتيجة المحاكمة قد تؤدي إلى ضربة قاصمة لسمعة القضاء المصري.”

وأضاف الخضيري بقوله: “لو فقد المصريون الثقة في النظام القضائي، فسوف يفقدون إيمانهم وثقتهم بكل شيء، وسيصبح الوضع أشبه بالجحيم، وأشبه بقانون الغابة.

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the big, black hole ate my story.Published 26/04/2010 blogging , humor , life , personal , random , thoughts , writer’s block , writing 59 Comments
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“I think I did pretty well, considering I started out
with nothing but a bunch of blank paper.”
– Steve Martin

Writing is hard.  It takes courage.  It takes effort.  It takes a great deal of self-discipline.  (As well as plenty of chocolate…or whatever suits your fancy.) 

Writing is work.  Good work.  But work all the same.

After all, writing is not just telling a story, it is creating a world.

But every so often?  I hit a creative snag.  My world stops spinning.  The characters begin to wilt.  Plots deflate.  Ideas burst into flames.  I am left staring at a Big Black Hole. 

You might know what I am talking about.  Most people refer to it as the dreaded writer’s block.  It comes without warning, and is a pretty great foundation for making excuses: I will put my story aside and try working on it after lunch; I will go and take out the garbage; I will do research (read: doddle about on facebook and other frivolous net activities); I will get back to writing after I go to the gym; I will do this and that and everything in between.

At least this is what happens to me.  Writer’s block appears so daunting, that I do all I can to avoid my story.  Pretty soon?  My story withers away.  It dies a horrible, preventable death. 

Lately, I am more aware of my tendency to avoid the Big Black Hole.  I admit to my artistic laziness, and force my behind in the chair to (a) write something…anything…even if it is craptacular, or (b) research ways to overcome writer’s block and put them to use. 

So far, ways to overcome writer’s block that have worked for me include:

–  Going on a fifteen minute walk to clear my head
–  Working on characterization instead of the actual story
–  Trying to rework the last page or so from a different angle
–  Or listening to my story’s “soundtrack”

If this fails, I take a deep breath, count to ten, and look for chocolate.

When does writer’s block happen to you?  How do you overcome it?  Have you ever had a story die on you? 

 

59 Responses to “the big, black hole ate my story.”


  1. 1 slightlyignorant 26/04/2010 at 10:39Oh, I so know what you mean. I just read an incredible book by Anne Lamott called “Bird by Bird” – I highly recommend you read it, it’s incredible, and you feel like yelling “YES I’M LIKE THAT TOO, HOW DID YOU KNOW???” when she writes about writing and the difficulties with it.

    One of the things she suggests is that when you hit writers block then just write anyway. Not the story, not something specific, just make your hands write something, even if it’s just about how pissed you are about writer’s block. The mere fact of still writing will maybe get your subconscious to loosen up and give you the next part of your plot.

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    • 2 unabridgedgirl 26/04/2010 at 16:14Yes! Let’s be twins. I think I’d like to time travel backward and be younger, thanks! I will have to check out this book, too!

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  2. 3 angelcel 26/04/2010 at 11:10‘Craptacular’ is not a word I’d come across before – I’m definitely adding that to my personal lexicon of language.

    Yes, I too have heard that writing something, *anything*, is better than giving up. It strikes me that writing is a bit like being pregnant and then finally giving birth to a beautiful baby. To get to that end point you sometimes have to go through ‘the nasties’ (like occasional constipation). That’s what writer’s block is – constipation of the mind. For me, just doing something else, totally unrelated, will relax me and get things flowing again. …So to speak…

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    • 4 unabridgedgirl 26/04/2010 at 16:15Yes, well…you’ll find I love to make up random words. Thanks for adding it to your personal lexicon!

      It’s been hard for me to recognize that writing anything is better than nothing. I love your giving birth anology! You’re so great!

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  3. 5 Erin M 26/04/2010 at 12:531) Great post about writer’s block!

    2) I love Steve Martin ^_^

    3) When I have writer’s block, what kind it is determines a possible solution.

    If it’s “I’ve been typing for five hours and I can’t figure out what happens next for the life of me,” then it’s break time!

    If it’s “Hmmm, I don’t feel like writing today . . .” then . . . it’s probably break time. Until late at night. Then sometimes it’s getting-butt-into-gear-time.

    If it’s “Oh no, what’s the point of living or writing or doing anything?” then (you guessed it) it’s definitely break time. If I’m feeling too depressed to write, I need to find other things to distract myself. Pronto.

    And if it’s “Well, golly, I just realized my whole premise sucks, the characters are BORING, and I don’t know how to fix or continue the story,” then I either blithely keep going and tack on some terrible ending just so that it’s done, or else I set it aside.

    Rarely do I fight writer’s block. Usually there’s a good reason for my brain to want a break. Even if it’s just to have time to soak up some new material for the story or work out troublesome plot points. Sometimes the “setting aside” period can be years long. ^_^ And sometimes stories just die and I don’t even WANT to resuscitate them. But I have finished years-old stories before, so never say never.

    When I’m working on a (long) story, I do make myself work on it every day, and then, even if I only manage to write a few hundred words, it’s some progress.

    But then, I’m really not as serious about writing as I ought to be, because I have about a million other things that I want to do simultaneously, and I’m not good at multitasking. Sometimes I’ll go through a reading or an art (or a work/school/whatever) phase. Then I should write short stories, but mostly I haven’t been lately. Saving up my juices for the highwayman.

    Uhm, that got really long. Sorry!

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  4. 6 Erin M 26/04/2010 at 13:28PS, I love your ideas for overcoming writer’s block!

    Walks and playlists I’ve sometimes used myself. The middle two ideas are new to me, though. That’s an amazingly cool idea to try to rework the last segments! And working on characterization is probably a great exercize. All of my characters tend to be variations of previous characters, heh heh, oops. Totally working from archetypes =S

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    • 7 unabridgedgirl 26/04/2010 at 16:161. Thanks!

      2. I love Steve Martin, too. One of my favorites!

      3. We’re so much alike? It’s scary sometimes, Erin.

      I love your long comments! They are fun and entertaining!

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  5. 8 Heather 26/04/2010 at 14:05I’ll be honest: I don’t believe in writer’s block, because there’s *always* something you can put down on the page. The words may not be right, they may be pretty craptacular (love that word!), but there’s always something you can put down.

    When it becomes difficult to continue writing usually this is a sign that something is wrong, that something in the story isn’t working. (Sometimes it is an honest issue of being mentally drained, and you DO need a break, but that’s another issue.) If you can ferret out the plot point, or the falsity of character that is causing the problem, your words will flow again like water. (That, and the fact I’ve been insanely busy with farm stuff, has been my problem this week.)

    Things I do when the words are coming as easily as I like (in order):
    -Keep writing. Ignore the less-than-stellar stuff and push through.
    -Write scenes that come later in the story if they’re there, skipping the part that’s giving me grief.
    -Take a short break and come back to it; sometimes food is involved.
    -Try plotting, or jotting down notes. Sometimes writing the question you can’t seem to answer (i.e. What needs to happen here?) is enough to jog the juices.
    -Take a break from said work and write on some other project.
    -Take a longer break and focus on other things for a week (or two), then come back to it.

    There’s ALWAYS something you can do.

    Above all, don’t let yourself (or your inner critic) tear down what you’ve already written in a fit of frustration. LEAVE. IT. ON. THE. PAGE. There is a time for editing, a time for honestly looking over your words, and when you’re having trouble is NOT it. Take a calming breath, remind yourself why you write, remind yourself that you have what it takes, and keep at it.

    A more interesting question would be, does this “writer’s block” exist only because people believe it?

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    • 9 unabridgedgirl 26/04/2010 at 16:17I love, love, love your comment, Heather. I’d have to agree with you, too – – I don’t know that writer’s block actually exists. It’s more of a personal mental block, if that makes sense? It’s my “artistic laziness” or “inner critic” getting the best of me. And I thank you a million times to remind me about this, and to also remind me to keep thing on the page! xoxox

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  6. 10 Tracy 26/04/2010 at 14:23Oy… writing’s block is always tough. Hang in there!

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  7. 12 Hadassah 26/04/2010 at 14:49Chocolate is the best cure-all. I have faith that the words will come to you. It’s who you are.

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  9. 16 Bruna Pinheiro 26/04/2010 at 15:11Hi, I’m from Brazil. I love butterflies, so I loved the top of your blog.
    Congrats for him!

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  10. 18 Steven Harris 26/04/2010 at 15:17YEars ago I read ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Mantenance’ and pilfered a great idea for beating writer’s block from a notion on problem solving when fixing an engine. Robert Pirsig refered to ‘gumption traps’ – those moments when you’ve tried all manner of ways to fix the engine and you seem to have run out of ideas. So stop working at it and hurting your brain, he reckoned. Go for a walk, make a cup of coffee, take a walk, pick up a book, do anything temporary in order to put your brain in an entirely different place. Then return to the problem afresh, with your pot of gumption hopefully all filled up again. I have always approached both creative and academic writing in this way. The trick is not to make those temporary distractions too long. Otherwise you’re not trying to return fresh and firing on all cylinders again, you’re just avoiding doing the work.

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    • 19 unabridgedgirl 26/04/2010 at 16:23I am terrible at “avoiding”…but at least I admit this, now, and I am trying to work on the problem! Walking has certainly helped me clear my head. Although, I love that you said you do this for academic problems, too. I am going to have to remember this. I am something of a perfectionist when it comes to school, and sometimes I get flustered – – I just need to walk away for a while to clear my head. Thanks so much!

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      • 20 Steven Harris 26/04/2010 at 16:53I found this approach even more productive when it came to academic work than creative work. Probably because there is both a structural, ‘problem-solving’ side to academia, even when studying the humanities. I used to go and pace in my kitchen when I was an undergraduate. It drove my flatmates a little crazy, I think, because they’d try and talk to me but I was in another dimension, just pacing up and down for a few minutes until I’d worked out why I didn’t know what word to start the next sentence with. Obsessive? Me?

    • 21 Heather S. Ingemar 26/04/2010 at 19:11I want to read that book.

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  11. 22 thoughtsappear 26/04/2010 at 15:28Thanks for the tips! I like the chocolate one the best! I read somewhere that you should try just writing first sentences to stories and not worry about the followup to get your brain moving.

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  12. 24 Steven Harris 26/04/2010 at 15:34BTW, you’re on the Freshly Squeezed front page. Congratulations!

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  13. 28 shoutabyss 26/04/2010 at 15:44Well well well. Look what the cat dragged in. And by that, of course, I mean: Look who is featured on the WordPress home page!

    WOOT!!!

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  14. 30 Erin 26/04/2010 at 16:35I also suggest Bird by Bird. It’s craptastic.

    I think I have suffered from writer’s block for much of my life. EIther that or it’s fear, plain and simple. I’m afraid to write. Afraid of what will come out. I know it will be bad. But part of what Anne Lamott writes about in Bird by Bird is that we have to write the crap first in order to get to the good stuff lurking underneath.

    You make me smile.

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    • 31 unabridgedgirl 26/04/2010 at 16:58Erin, it’s hard for me to believe that you’d write something craptastic. But I understand the fear part. I think that is part of why I run into walls. WRITE, WOMAN!

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  15. 32 hannahfergesen 26/04/2010 at 16:38I love this because I deal with this often – it took me YEARS to write my first book and a big part of that was because I kept getting blocked mentally.

    Some things that have helped me, along with much of what you listed:

    – doing a 20 questions for my characters and the story. What those 20 questions are are really up to you – where do they come from, who are their friends,what is their worst fear, what makes them happiest, etc. Even if that’s not what I’m blocked on, reminding myself of who I am writing about often helps.

    – taking pictures. Even if you don’t have a crazy DSLR, just taking your point and shoot, putting some music from your novel’s soundtrack on your iPod, and taking pictures of anything that inspires you does wonders for writer’s block. Include this into your 15 minute walk. Seriously, it’s wonderful!

    Thanks for the post!

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    • 33 unabridgedgirl 26/04/2010 at 16:59Ooo…taking pictures! That’s a fantastic idea! I am so glad you suggested it, because I have something new to try! Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. 34 Counter Culture Clown 26/04/2010 at 16:47Meh, Shouts beat me to it. I was gonna come in and congratulate you on being on the homepage.

    Meh, either way. Yay Shiny!❤

    Now I feel even more inadequete!

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  17. 36 Nathaly 26/04/2010 at 16:59woah, thats so like me!! every writer gets sucked into that hole occasionally. i suggest meditating, it really clears your mind (it works for me!) and it even makes you more receptive to new ideas!

    fight against writers block! ‘:D

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    • 37 unabridgedgirl 26/04/2010 at 17:02Fight, indeed. It’s more like a bloody battle! LoL Meditation is a definite help! Thank you for stopping by and the thoughtful comment!

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  18. 38 Creativeking 26/04/2010 at 17:15yeah! I think i can identify with that. What i do when i meet that big black hole is write around it. I write anything that comes to mind, relevant of course, regardless of wherever it fits in the story.

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  19. 40 niki428 26/04/2010 at 17:24I think there were some really good ideas here!

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  20. 42 becky 26/04/2010 at 17:31oooh. Great post. I have absolutely no suggestions for you, but am appreciating the comments from everyone else who does!

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  21. 44 acseverson 26/04/2010 at 17:32Suffering from this affliction more and more lately. I agree that one of the best ways to overcome is just to write. I’ll post some sillyness on my blog or scribble out a poem, anything. Either that, or I’ll read, but just one short story or a few poems so it doesn’t suck up too much time. I also have a couple books of quotes that I’ll open to random pages and read (one is I Never Metaphor I Didn’t Like – great book!). Or, I’ll click through random blogs for inspiration – like this!

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    • 45 unabridgedgirl 26/04/2010 at 17:44Reading always helps me, too. I like to read short quotes as well. Great comment! And yes…I think “just to write” seems to be the theme. Thanks so much!

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  22. 46 Eva 26/04/2010 at 17:37Congrats on being featured by WP today, Kenzie! Awesome!

    When I’m having trouble writing, I tell myself to just “poop it out.” I know, sounds terribly unrefined. But just write some crap down, just keep writing even if it’s awful. Because it’s important to learn to work through it, to learn that discipline of writing even when you don’t want to – and at some magical point, your writing will take a turn again and you’ll surprise yourself when you’re back on track.

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    • 47 unabridgedgirl 26/04/2010 at 17:58Eva, I heart you. You totally make me laugh! It’s true…it’s important to learn to work through the hard bits, and I am still trying to disipline myself in this area. Thanks so much!

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  23. 48 theteacher174 26/04/2010 at 17:39I like your idea of writing anything, even if it is craptacular. You can always go back and edit and make changes. I like to use this stream of consciousness approach to get a first draft on paper. If I have ideas in front of me, I can then think about how to shape them.

    With poetry, I just get the idea, write it out with all sorts of lame uses of the English language. Then I go back and add the art to it. The same thing with my blogs. The footnotes and paranthesis are often ideas I came up with upon looking over my initial draft.

    Great article. Also love your name!

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    • 49 unabridgedgirl 26/04/2010 at 18:02Stream of Consciousness – – very Virgnia Woolf of you! And a great idea.

      Poetry is not my forte, so I admire anyone that writes it! LoL

      Thank you so much, and thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you again!

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  24. 50 zoomyummy 26/04/2010 at 17:49How nicely put together. I enjoy reading your words and ideas… Petra

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  25. 52 suzicate 26/04/2010 at 17:52After all, writing is not just telling a story, it is creating a world. – I love this! Ands chocolate really does cure almost everything!

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  26. 54 Andrea 26/04/2010 at 18:01Writers block will come and go. You’ll get inspiration from places you never thought possible. Just keep on going. Remember soemtimes it’s in spurts of creativity the mind and heart have o be in the right place at the right moment.

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    • 55 unabridgedgirl 26/04/2010 at 18:07“The mind and heart have to be in the right place at the right moment.”

      I REALLY like that. I like that a lot. Thanks, Andrea!

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  27. 56 Jane 26/04/2010 at 18:16Came by to say congrats to the WP recognition! I LOVE the Steve Martin quote, btw!

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  28. 58 Heather S. Ingemar 26/04/2010 at 19:15BTW, Kenzie, MAJOR CONGRATS on being a WordPress Featuree. *hugs*

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