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Tandav row: Makers agree to implement changes

Makers of 'Tandav' web series have agreed to implement changes to the show following outrage over certain scenes. Director Ali Abbas Zafar took to Twitter after meeting the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting over the controversy revolving around web series. The backlash against 'Tandav' began after allegations that certain scenes had hurt religious sentiments of people.

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Theatrical release of Radhe on Eid 2021, says Salman Khan

Superstar Salman Khan has finally broken his silence on the release of upcoming film 'Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai'. The actor took to social media and announced that the film will have a theatrical release on Eid 2021. The Prabhudheva directorial was earlier supposed to have a May 2020 release but got delayed due to Coronavirus pandemic.

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Michelle Obama opens up on 'difficult' 2020

Michelle Obama, the former first lady of the United States, took to Instagram on her 57th birthday to share her experience about a 'difficult' 2020. 'Thank you all for the lovely birthday wishes!', wrote Michelle on Instagram. She also urged everyone to 'find joy in the smallest moments' as she shared a black & white photograph of hers.

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Here's the 46-song playlist for Biden-Harris inauguration

Presidential Inaugural Committee has unveiled a 46-song playlist for the 20 January inauguration of Joe Biden. Featuring hits by artists like Dua Lipa, Stevie Wonder, SZA, Bob Marley & The Wailers, and Beyoncé, the playlist has been curated by 'The Raedio' and 'D-Nice'. Titled 'Biden+Harris Inauguration Official Playlist 2021', the playlist is available on SoundCloud, Spotify, and Apple Music.

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Curtains on Peaky Blinders after sixth series

Peaky Blinders has begun shooting the sixth and final series, written and created by Steven Knight. Anthony Byrne returns as director after having helmed series five to great acclaim with Nick Goding as producer. The BBC crime drama has won several accolades during its run including the National Television Award for Outstanding Drama Performance.

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"For the 500 millionth time...I have never done Botox": Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez has had enough of trolls mocking her for using Botox. The 51-year-old singer and actress posted a video on social media that shows her a product from her recently-launched JLo Beauty skincare brand. "You definitely have Botox”, one follower claimed. "LOL that's just my face!!! For the 500 millionth time...I have never done Botox or any injectables or surgery!! Just saying”, Lopez replied.

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Alia Bhatt hospitalises while filming for 'Gangubai Kathiawadi'

Bollywood actress Ali Bhatt was admitted to the hospital due to exertion and exhaustion while filming Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Gangubai Kathiawadi'. Alia was suffering from hyperacidity and nausea. She was admitted on Sunday and was discharged on the same day and resumed work the very next day. Based on Hussain Zaidi's book, 'Gangubai Kathiawadi' will arrive in cinema halls this year.

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Singer Justin Timberlake confirms birth of second child, reveals his name

Hollywood singer Justin Timberlake and his wife actress Jessica Biel welcomed their second child in 2020. Timberlake has finally confirmed the news during a virtual appearance on the Television show and named his second child, Phineas. The couple got married in 2012, welcomed their first child, son Silas in April 2015.

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'Tandav' director offers unconditional apology over 'hurt sentiments'

The makers of Amazon Prime Video's web series 'Tandav' have offered an unconditional apology amid allegations of hurting religious sentiments. An FIR was also lodged against series director Ali Abbas Zafar and writer Gaurav Solanki. Information and Broadcasting Ministry had summoned Amazon Prime Video officials in India to explain their stance as complaints were filed against the show.

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Tom Cruise heading to Dubai for 'Mission: Impossible 7'

Tom Cruise will be shooting scenes for 'Mission: Impossible 7' in Dubai. Reports said filming will resume in the UK later this week before it goes off to Dubai. Several European cities, including Venice and Rome, figure among the shooting locations. The Hollywood megastar shot an iconic action scene for the franchise's 'Ghost Protocol' movie by scaling the world's tallest building Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

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SSR death case: Times Now, Republic TV coverage 'prima facie contemptuous'

Bombay High Court today held coverage of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case by TV channels 'Republic TV' and 'Times Now' to be 'prima facie' contemptuous. The court stated that criticism of city police by TV media was unfair. Media should avoid discussions and debates on matters of public interest, said a Division bench that included Chief Justice Dipankar Dutta and Justice GS Kulkarni.

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Saif Ali Khan gets police protection amid 'Tandav' row

'Tandav' star Saif Ali Khan has received police protection amid allegations that the web series had hurt religious sentiments. Ruling BJP leaders have urged the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to ban Tandav while an FIR has been filed against the show in Lucknow. The ministry has summoned Amazon Prime Video officials in India in connection with the controversy.

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Kangana Ranaut shares first look of 'Dhaakad'

Kangana Ranaut starrer upcoming film Dhaakad will have a theatrical release on 1 October 2021. The actor announced the date along with a new poster. The movie also stars Arjun Rampal and Divya Dutta. Kangana revealed that she will be portraying the role of an officer in the film, which is based on the issues of child trafficking and crimes against women.

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Big Tech firms are 'cashing in for evil', claims singer Selena Gomez

American singer Selena Gomez claimed that social media firms are 'cashing in from evil', decrying Big Tech companies after pro-Trump riots in US Capitol. Gomez further added that Facebook continued to allow "dangerous lies about vaccines, COVID-19, US Election, and neo-Nazi group selling across Instagram". Gomez has been calling out Big Tech for months and privately in conversation with Silicon Valley's big hitters.

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FIR lodged against Amazon web series 'Tandav' in Lucknow

Another FIR has been registered against web series 'Tandav' director, Ali Abbas Zafar, producer Himanshu Krishna Mehra, Amazon Prime India head of original content Aparna Purohit at Hazratganj Kotwali in Lucknow. A team from Hazratganj will leave for Mumbai on Monday to investigate people named in FIR. Those named in FIR have been booked for promoting enmity based on grounds of religion, caste, race, and more.

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India: Big Boss talent manager Pista Dhakad dies in road accident

Bigg Boss talent manager Pista Dhakad died in a road accident on 15 January while returning home from Big Boss 14 Weekend ka Vaar shoot. Bollywood actor Salman Khan paid tribute to Pista, shared a photo with her and wrote: “Rest in peace Pista…”. Big Boss 9 winner Prince Narula and other contestants like Shehnaaz Gill, Himanshi Khurana, etc. mourned the demise of Pista.

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Why this British actress wants celebs to stop promoting keto diet

British actress and activist Jameela Jamil has called out celebrities and influencers for promoting keto diet onto people who do not need it for medical reasons. "It can create all kinds of disturbances for people's bodies, (including their vital organs), and they do not have the same access to healthcare that you do", she wrote on Instagram. "Most humans need carbs," she said.

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Music legend Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan dies, Lata pays tributes

Legendary Indian classical musician Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan died on Sunday in Mumbai at the age of 89. Singer Lata Mangeshkar and music composer AR Rahman took to social media to pay tributes to the Padma Vibhushan awardee. 'Scam 1992' director Hansal Mehta said Hindustani Classical Music had been "bereaved".

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Hollywood actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson drops teaser of 'Young Rock'

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on Saturday gave his Twitter and Instagram followers a sneak peek into 'Young Rock'. It is NBC's upcoming sitcom based on Johnson's life. Young Rock received a straight-to-series order for 11 episodes, which will depict Johnson's life when he was a child and teenager growing up in a world of pro-wrestling.

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BJP MLA Ram Kadam files complaint against Amazon Prime series 'Tandav'

Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Ram Kadam has filed a complaint against makers of Saif Ali Khan's recently released political drama 'Tandav'. Kadam alleged that web series have insulted Hindu Gods. A video of Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub who plays a student leader performing a skit has gone viral. Netizens have called for a boycott of the series and labelled it 'Hinduphobic'.

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Bollywood: Shahid Kapoor's cricket drama to release on Diwali 2021

Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor today took to Twitter to announce the release date of his upcoming cricket drama 'Jersey'. A remake of the 2019 Telugu film with the same title, the Bollywood cinema will hit theatres on 5 November 2021. "The triumph of the human spirit. A journey I am so very proud of. This one's for the TEAM", tweeted Kapoor with his image from the film's sets.

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Film devotees attend Kolkata International Film Festival despite COVID-19

Despite Coronavirus, film devotees attended 26th Kolkata International Film Festival, shifted from November 2020 to January 2021. The festival was held physically from 8-15 January from across the globe, it also crafted an indigenous strategy to remind people to be safe. This year also marked centenary celebrations of Satyajit Ray and the Satyajit Ray Memorial Lecture was delivered by Article 15 director Anubhav Sinha.

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Cyber bullying: Zoya Akhtar rues lack of accountability

Director Zoya Akhtar opened up on cyber bullying, including comments that threaten her with either physical or sexual violence. She said since social media gives people anonymity, there was no accountability. She said social media platforms enable abusers of women by not identifying them or holding them accountable. It is just a matter of time before the virtual abuse seeps into real space, she said.

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Sharjah: Iraqi musicians to perform at new season of #letsmajaz

The eagerly awaited new season of #letsmajaz is set to open at the Al Majaz Amphitheatre in Sharjah on 5 February. Artists Ali Jassim, Mustafa Al Abdullah, and Mahmoud Al Turki will perform as part of grand celebration of the rich musical traditions of Iraq at the breathtaking open-air venue in Sharjah. The Iraqi singers will also share the stage to perform their massive hit ‘Ta’al.’

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Rishi Kapoor's last film to be released on his birth anniversary

Late actor Rishi Kapoor’s last film, ‘Sharmaji Namkeen’ is ready to roll out on big screens on his birth anniversary. Actor Paresh Rawal has agreed to complete Kapoor’s incomplete portions. According to sources, the film is a light-hearted drama of a 60-year-old man. After battling leukemia for about 2 years, Rishi passed away on 30 April 2020 at 67. The film will be released on 4 September.

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Chef Vikas Khanna agrees with Kangana Ranaut on 'nepotism'

Chef Vikas Khanna took to Twitter to agree with actress Kangana Ranaut on her take on nepotism. Vikas’s debut 'The Last Color' was released in India after receiving acknowledgment in global film festivals and it is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video. “Today I experience it first hand. Minions won’t let outsiders enter even if they put their heart & soul in craft,” said Vikas.

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Pakistani actress Sajal Aly ready to make Hollywood debut

Sajal Aly is all set to show off her acting skills in Hollywood after her success in Pakistani showbiz industry and Bollywood. As per reports, she will work in Jemima Goldsmith's production, titled ‘What’s Love Got To do with It’. The romantic comedy stars Emma Thompson, Lily James and Shazad Latif, and is currently being shot in London.

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Jodhpur court exempts Salman Khan from appearing in black buck case

Actor Salman Khan has once again skipped hearing in the black buck poaching case in a Jodhpur district and sessions court on Saturday. The court allowed Khan's exemption from personal appearance as his lawyer cited the ongoing pandemic. The court has now fixed 6 February as next date of hearing in the case. This is the 17th time when Salman has skipped hearing.

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I was in a very dark place, presumably, death: British singer Marianne

British singer Marianne Faithfull described her post COVID-19 lingering experience as ‘death'. The 74-year-old was left with fatigue and breathing problems months after being treated for COVID-19 in hospital. The singer said given her age, "All I know is that I was in a very dark place -- presumably, it was death”, Marianne said.

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Kritika Kamra talks about her recent political drama series 'Tandav'

Indian actress Kritika Kamra answered questions about her new series and political drama ‘Tandav’. Speaking to sources, she said ‘Tandav’ is extremely intense and that her next project is comedy. She feels glad to share the screen with Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Dino Morea, and many others. When asked if the show was based on JNU campus politics, she said it is a completely fictional story.

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Wildlife officials worried as leopard plays with locals in India

Wildlife experts in Himachal Pradesh, Tirthan valley raised concerns when a leopard was seen playfully interacting with a motorist. The 18 to 20 month old leopard was comfortable around 15-20 people who captured unnatural interaction. Officials confirmed that leopard are rarely seen in daylight and for it to have playful instincts was strange. Cub will be placed in rescue house as wild life would be a threat to it.

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Kareena Kapoor and son Taimur attend Nikhil Dwivedi’s son birthday bash

Kareena Kapoor Khan and her son Taimur attended Nikhil Dwivedi's son's birthday party on Friday. Actress Ananya Panday and Shah Rukh Khan's wife Gauri were also present at the party. The party took place at filmmaker Karan Johar's residence in Mumbai, and was a star-studded bash, with various big names in attendance.

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This US website is looking for a 'professional binge watcher'

US website BonusFinder is looking for a 'professional binge watcher', who will 'be paid to watch Netflix and eat takeout pizza'. Candidates have to watch three Netflix shows while eating pizzas on National Pizza Day on February 9. They will also have to judge the shows and the pizzas on a list of criteria mentioned on the website.

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Karisma Kapoor sells Mumbai flat for INR100 million

Actress Karisma Kapoor has reportedly sold her apartment located in Mumbai's plush locality Khar for INR100 million. Several Bollywood celebrities have invested in real estate after the Maharashtra government reduced stamp duty on lease agreements of immovable property applicable in the city. Kapoor has paid stamp duty of over INR2 million for the 1610 sq ft apartment.

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2021 Venice Film Festival: 'Parasite' director to head jury

South Korean director Bong Joon-ho will be the jury president of 2021 Venice Film Festival. "I'm ready to admire and applaud all the great films selected by the festival. I'm filled with genuine hope and excitement", the Oscar-winner said. Bong is the first South Korean jury president of the festival. Festival director Alberto Barbera called Boo as one of the most authentic and original cinematic voices.

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BTS: Jimin fans call out BigHit, upset ARMY demands better representation

K-Pop legends BTS fans have accused BigHit Entertainment of neglecting and mismanaging Jimin’s career. As per reports, they sent protest trucks and also released a statement saying that the management company has been not letting Jimin grow as an artist. They also demanded BigHit sue those spreading rumours and writing malicious posts against their beloved ‘Mochi’.

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Film critic Rajeev Masand joins Karan Johar's talent management company

Renowned film critic Rajiv Masand is joining Dharma Cornerstone Agency as Chief Operating Officer. Masand will be responsible for driving greater management stability with a development focus in mind at filmmaker Karan Johar's talent running agency. Masand is thriving to establish commendable professional experience to leverage strategic thinking to carry operations in the agency.

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Netizen questions Lata's 'good voice', gets reply from Adnan Sami

Singer Adnan Sami hit back at a Twitter user who claimed Indians have been "brainwashed into thinking that Lata Mangeshkar has a good voice." Sami quipped, "Bandar Kya Jaane Adrak Ka Swaad” (What does a monkey know about the taste of ginger). Sami had shared a throwback picture of legendary singers Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle and Noor Jehan on his Twitter account.

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Why Pankaj Tripathi wants Instagram followers to drink a glass of water

Indian actor Pankaj Tripathi is grateful for crossing the 3 million follower mark on Instagram. The 'Mirzapur' star asked his fans to help him celebrate the milestone in a unique manner, by asking them to "go into the kitchen and have a glass of water". They were also asked to "take 5 deep breaths" as Tripathi announced a "virtual party" to mark the occasion.

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Freida Pinto to star as 'Spy Princess' in British series

Indian actress Freida Pinto will play Noor Inayat Khan in a series based on the British secret agent. The “Spy Princess” chronicles the heroics of Khan against Nazis during World War II. The Indian princess was the first female wireless operator sent by Britain into occupied France in 1943. Pinto described Khan as "a fierce and amazing woman, the most unlikely heroine of the second world war”.

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'Talent being recognised': Priyanka Chopra pats her production company

Priyanka Chopra Jonas took to Twitter to appreciate her production company for "recognising talent". The Mumbai-based Purple Pebble Pic is producing short films like Saving Chintu, Shameless, Bittu and Vidya Balan-starrer Natkhat. On the work front, Priyanka Chopra is drawing praise for her role in Netflix's 'The White Tiger', which also stars Rajkummar Rao and Adarsh Gourav in prominent roles.

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Fan replaces Donald Trump with invisible blob in 'Home Alone 2'

Hollywood actor Macaulay Culkin has shown support to edit scenes featuring Donald Trump from his 1992 global blockbuster, Home Alone 2: Lost In New York. A fan actually edited out Trump from his scene with Culkin and shared it on Twitter. Replying to the edited video, Culkin wrote, "Bravo". In the scene, former child actor Culkin approaches Trump and asks for directions to the lobby.

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Varun Dhawan's bride-to-be Natasha Dalal to design her own dress

Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan and his girlfriend Natasha Dalal are reportedly planning to tie the knot by end of this month. While preparations for Varun and Natasha's wedding had kickstarted from 2019 itself, COVID-19 pandemic dampened the plans. Natasha who is a fashion designer herself will reportedly be working on her bridal trousseau.

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Wife of popular television host Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers dies at 92

Joanne Rogers, the wife of Mister Rogers, Fred Rogers, has died at 92, Fred Rogers Productions confirms. Joanne was married to Fred for 50 years before Fred Rogers died of stomach cancer in 2003. After Fred’s death, Mrs. Rogers carried on his legacy of promoting kindness and understanding and making this a better world for children.

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Lady Gaga: Honoured to join Joe Biden’s ‘Celebrating America’

Renowned singer Lady Gaga said that she is honoured to join US President-elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration. The ceremony, also being called ‘Celebrating America’ will take place in Washington DC on 20 January. She is set to sing the National Anthem during the celebration, which will also see various celebrities including Jennifer Lopez, Tom Hanks, and Justin Timberlake.

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Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi thanks Dubai airport officials

Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi shared a video thanking officials and authorities at Dubai airport for their assistance when he landed in the city recently. The actor who forgot to carry a physical copy of his visa realized the goof-up after he landed in Dubai. He was helped by airport officials who printed a copy for him from their system.

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Kangana Ranaut to star as Kashmiri queen in 'Manikarnika Returns'

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut will star in the second instalment of the Manikarnika franchise, titled 'Manikarnika Returns: The Legend Of Didda'. The film will feature her in the role of Didda, Queen of Kashmir, who showed exemplary courage against invader Mehmood Ghaznavi. Kangana plans to complete her ongoing commitments first and then start shooting for the new film in January 2022.

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Kardashians thank crew of their show 'KUWTK' with 30 Rolex watches

The Kardashian family, who featured in the 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians', thanked crew for their hard work as the popular reality show completed 15 years. The Kardashians reportedly splashed a staggering USD300,000 on 30 Rolex watches for the crew. KUWTK recently filmed its last ever episode, bringing an end to the reality TV juggernaut.

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Superstar Amitabh Bachchan shares Viruskha's connection with cricket

Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan on Wednesday night mentioned about how most of the cricketers in country have been blessed with baby daughters. The actor shared the list of Indian cricketers who have daughters and wrote "T 3782 - An input from Ef laksh ~ "... and Dhoni also has daughter .. will she be Captain?". Recently, Indian skipper Virat Kohli and actor-producer Anuskha Sharma welcomed their baby daughter.

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Why standup Mumbai-based comedian Daniel Fernandez issues apology?

Mumbai-based standup comedian Daniel Fernandez issued an apology after his recent video on late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's suicide cases went viral. In his skits, he was seen making jokes on media coverage of Singh Rajput's death case, arrest of Rhea Chakraborty, 'Justice for SSR', etc. Fernandez on Wednesday took to his Instagram to share his apology and spoke about 'unfavourable response' his video received.

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