53 days in Europe Itinerary

53 days in Europe Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Murmansk, Russia
— 2 nights
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Blagoveshchensk, Russia
— 3 nights
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Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
— 2 nights
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Vladivostok, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Samara, Russia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saratov, Russia
— 1 night
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Fly to Moscow Sheremetyevo, Bus to Mezhdunarodnoye sh, Train to Yaroslavl
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Yaroslavl, Russia
— 1 night
Train to Moskva Yaroslavskaya, Fly to Budapest
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bolton, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Derby, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly
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Chartres, France
— 2 nights
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Fly to Basel, Bus to Saint-Louis, Train to Mulhouse
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Mulhouse, France
— 1 night
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Cannes, France
— 2 nights
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Montpellier, France
— 11 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 2 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
On the 1st (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Amalienborg Museum, take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, then don't miss a visit to Our Saviour's Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), then steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Kastellet, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Copenhagen route maker tool.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiport is Copenhagen Kastrup Airport. June in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Aarhus.
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Aarhus, Denmark — 2 nights

City of Smiles

Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Porskaer Stenhus, step into the grandiose world of Gammel Estrup The Danish Manor & Estate Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Skovby Kirke, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Aarslev Engso. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helligaandskirken, see the interesting displays at Den Gamle By, then look and learn at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, and finally see the interesting displays at Moesgaard Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Aarhus road trip planning website.

Getting from Copenhagen to Aarhus by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Murmansk.
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Murmansk, Russia — 2 nights

Murmansk is a port city and the administrative center of Murmansk Oblast, Russia, located in the extreme northwest part of Russia, on the Kola Bay, an inlet of the Barents Sea on the northern shore of the Kola Peninsula, close to Russia's borders with Norway and Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Compound of the Trifonov Pechengskiy Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Savior on Waters, and finally appreciate the history behind Alyosha Monument, Monument of the Defenders of the Soviet Arctic during the Great Patriotic War. Here are some ideas for day two: expand your understanding of the military at Monument to the Soldiers of the 1st Air Defence Bulk, see the interesting displays at Murmansk Museum of Local Lore, then take in the history at Memorial Complex Valley of Glory, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Church.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Murmansk travel tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Aarhus to Murmansk. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Aarhus in June; daily highs in Murmansk reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Blagoveshchensk.
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Blagoveshchensk, Russia — 3 nights

Blagoveshchensk is a city and the administrative center of Amur Oblast, Russia, located at the confluence of the Amur and Zeya Rivers, opposite to the Chinese city of Heihe. Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedral of the Annunciation and Amur Regional Local Lore Museum of Novikov-Daurskiy. The adventure continues: engage your brain at Paleontologic Museum, appreciate the history behind Monument to Peter and Fevronia, don't miss a visit to Amur River Embankment, and contemplate the long history of Victory Square.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Blagoveshchensk itinerary maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Murmansk to Blagoveshchensk. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
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Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia — 2 nights

Though the streets of the modern, wealthy Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk are named after Russian communists, some of its history belongs to Japan.
On the 12th (Mon), walk around Gagarin Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, then don't miss a visit to The Glory Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of The Nativity, and finally take an in-depth tour of Historical Park Rossiya - Moya Istoriya. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Pamyatnik A.P. Chekhovu, see the interesting displays at Island of Sakhalin Literary and Art Museum of the a. Chekhov's Book, then examine the collection at Museum of Local Lore, then admire the masterpieces at Sakhalin Regional Art Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museum of History of the Sakhalin Railroad.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Blagoveshchensk to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Sakhalin Standard Time is 8 hours. In June, daytime highs in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Vladivostok.
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Vladivostok, Russia — 2 nights

Often compared to San Francisco and Naples, the sprawling eastern city of Vladivostok serves as the largest Russian port on the Pacific Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the views from Russky Bridge, then examine the collection at Voroshilovskaya Batareya Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Russian Island, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Tokarevskiy mayak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Golden Bridge, then admire the striking features of Railroad Terminal, and then get engrossed in the history at S-56 Submarine Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Vladivostok trip maker website.

You can fly from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk to Vladivostok in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk to Vladivostok is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk in June since evenings lows in Vladivostok dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Samara.
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Samara, Russia — 2 nights

A city rich in cultural and architectural heritage, Samara sits at the confluence of the Volga and Samara Rivers, its backdrop the wooded Zhiguli Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Stele in Honour of 150 Years Anniversary of Samara Province, appreciate the extensive heritage of Leningradskaya Street, see the interesting displays at Stalin's Bunker, then get great views at Samara Embankment, and finally pause for some photo ops at Sculptural Composition Barge Haulers on the Volga. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try out the rides at Galileo Park, see the interesting displays at Municipal Museum Cosmic Samara, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to the invention of the heating battery, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument to Red Army Soldier Fyodor Sukhov.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Samara road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vladivostok to Samara takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Vladivostok to Samara, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vladivostok in June, you will find days in Samara are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saratov.
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Saratov, Russia — 1 night

Saratov is a city and the administrative center of Saratov Oblast, Russia, and a major port on the Volga River located upstream (north) of Volgograd. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Spacemen Embankment, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Saratov State Art Museum of A.N. Radishhev, then get to know the fascinating history of Chernyshevskogo Square, and finally snap pictures at Highway Bridge Saratov - Engels. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of St. Prince Vladimir, learn about all things military at Saratov State Museum of Military Glory, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duhososhestvenskiy Cathedral.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Saratov route planning app.

Getting from Samara to Saratov by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Samara to Saratov due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Saratov can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Yaroslavl.
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Yaroslavl, Russia — 1 night

A World Heritage Site boasting hundreds of architectural monuments, Yaroslavl sits on the confluence of the Volga and Kotorosl Rivers and is renowned for its historical town center.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Yaroslavl Embankment, ponder the design of Strelka Fountains, then examine the collection at State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Saviour on Anteroom. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. John the Baptist Church, then see the interesting displays at Private Museum Music and Time, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Elijah the Prophet, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Ascension.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Yaroslavl day trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Saratov to Yaroslavl takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Saratov in June: high temperatures in Yaroslavl hover around 24°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, steep yourself in history at Shoes on the Danube Bank, then admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then steep yourself in history at Széchenyi Thermal Bath, then contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, and finally see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Yaroslavl to Budapest takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Yaroslavl in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Budapest, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Liverpool.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Let the collections at Conwy Castle and Merseyside Maritime Museum capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool and Liverpool Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Liverpool side-trips: Conwy Town Walls (in Conwy), Chester Cathedral (in Chester) and Caernarfon Castle (in Caernarfon). There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Walker Art Gallery, see what you can catch with Starida Puffin Island Cruises & Sea Fishing Trips, see the interesting displays at Museum of Liverpool, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Liverpool road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Liverpool takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Budapest to Liverpool, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in June, you will find days in Liverpool are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Bolton.
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Bolton, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Bolton is a town in Greater Manchester in North West England. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Cliffe Castle Museum & Park, get engrossed in the history at Clitheroe Castle and Museum, and then view the masterpieces at The Keep. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Imperial War Museum North, see the interesting displays at Queen Street Mill Textile Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mary's Parish Church.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bolton online day trip planner.

Getting from Liverpool to Bolton by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Bolton are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Derby.
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Derby, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church & Parish, look for all kinds of wild species at Charnwood Forest Alpacas, then take in the exciting artwork at The Two Birds Gallery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Eyam Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Chatsworth House, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at All Saints Church.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Derby trip maker.

Getting from Bolton to Derby by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Derby are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Birmingham.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom — 3 nights

City of a Thousand Trades

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Cotswold Motoring Museum and Cadbury World. Popular historic sites such as Warwick Castle and Birmingham Back to Backs are in your itinerary. Explore Birmingham's surroundings by going to Charlecote Park (in Warwick), Cheltenham (Cheltenham Minster & Walks With Hawks) and Kenilworth Castle (in Kenilworth). Next up on the itinerary: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the natural beauty at Winterbourne House and Garden, explore the world behind art at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Brindleyplace.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Birmingham trip builder.

You can drive from Derby to Birmingham in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In July in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to fly to Chartres.
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Chartres, France — 2 nights

Renowned for its medieval cathedral built on a hill by the left bank of the Eure River, Chartres is a small city in the Centre-Val de Loire region and capital of the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Chateaudun, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Maintenon, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Anet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at église St Pierre, then steep yourself in history at La Maison Picassiette, then visit Chartres Historic Preservation Area, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Aignan.

Before you visit Chartres, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Birmingham to Chartres in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Birmingham to Chartres due to the time zone difference. July in Chartres sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mulhouse.
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Mulhouse, France — 1 night

An industrial town nicknamed "the French Manchester," Mulhouse is famous for its Peugeot factory, esteemed museums, Alsace wine, and cultural riches.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Musee National de l’Automobile – Collection Schlumpf, then see the interesting displays at Cité du Train - Musée français du chemin de fer, then see the interesting displays at Musee Electropolis, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Saint Etienne. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Martin, then take an in-depth tour of Musée d'Unterlinden, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville de Turckheim, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Kaysersberg.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mulhouse day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Chartres to Mulhouse in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Mulhouse can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Cannes.
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Cannes, France — 2 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): examine the collection at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, then steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi, and finally take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with La Croisette, take a stroll through Le Suquet, then look for gifts at Lavallie Bijoux et Joaillerie, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cannes online holiday builder.

Fly from Mulhouse to Cannes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mulhouse in July since evenings lows in Cannes dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Montpellier.
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Montpellier, France — 11 nights

"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Cité de Carcassonne and Carrieres des Lumieres are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Palais des Papes and Amphitheatre (les Arenes) are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Montpellier: Chateau des Baux de Provence (in Les Baux de Provence), Carcassonne Center (Eglise Saint-Nazaire & Cathar Castles) and Le Belvedere de la Criee du Grau d'Agde (in Le Grau d'Agde). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, admire the masterpieces at Musee Fabre, identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Montpellier trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cannes to Montpellier in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Montpellier are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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