K-12 TLC Teacher's Calendar: April
April 2012
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April Is...
  Alcohol Awareness Month
Archaeology Month:

Cancer Control Month
Cesarean Awareness Month
Confederate History Month: Virginia
Counseling Awareness Month
Donate Life Month
Fair Housing Month
Foot Health Awareness Month
IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) Awareness Month
National Autism Awareness Month
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
National Facial Protection Month
National Poetry Month
School Library/Media Month
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness Month
Sports Eye Safety Month
Stress Awareness Month
Women's Eye Health and Safety Month
Youth Sports Safety Month

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This Week Is...
National Cell Phone Recycling Week

National Porphyria Week (The week of April 1)
National Public Health Week
(First full week of April)

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APRIL FOOLS DAY

Christianity Palm Sunday Christianity

Hinduism: Rama Navami (End of Ramayana ) Hinduism Indiaoz
(Birthday of Sri Rama, one of the two most popular and highly revered incarnations of Lord Vishnu)

Benin: National Youth Day Benin Child Advocacy Teacher Appreciation
(Observed annually on this date)

Cyprus: Greek Cypriot National Day Cyprus
(Observed annually on this date)

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International Children's Book Day Poster
(Observed annually on the birth date of Hans Christian Andersen)

United Nations World Autism Awareness Day United Nations
(Observed annually on this date since 2008 as per United Nations Resolution 62/139 adopted 12/18/2007)

Iran: Sizdah Bedar: Nature Day Iran The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
(Observed annually on this date as a family outing day on the 13th day of the Persian New Year: Farvardin 13)

Florida: Pascua Florida Day Florida Ponce de León Florida State Senate
(Commemoration of the landing of Ponce de León: 04/02/1513 )

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Republic of Guinea: Declaration of the Second Republic Republic of Guinea U.S. Department of State
(Commemoration of the formation of a multiparty republic beginning April 3,1984)

United States: Education and Sharing Day Education Presidential Seal
(Observed annually on the birth date of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson: Nisan 11)

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Angola: Peace and National Reconciliation Day Angola
(Commemorates the signing of the cease-fire agreement between the Angolan army and the military wing of UNITA: 04/04/2002)

Senegal: National Day Senegal France U.S. Department of State
(Commemorates independence accord signed with France: 04/04/1960)

Taiwan: Children's Day Taiwan Child Advocacy Government of Taiwan
(Observed annually on this date)

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National Alcohol Screening Day
(Observed the first Thursday in April)

China: Ching Ming Festival (Tomb Sweeping Day) Taiwan
(Observed on April 5 to commemorate the passing of former President Chiang Kai-shek: 04/05/1975)
Korea: Shik Mok Il (Arbor Day) South Korea Arbor Day Alaska Division of Trade and Development
(Observed annually on April 5)

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Christianity Good Friday Christianity

Hinduism: Hanuman Jayanti and "Effigy of Kama" Hinduism Indiaoz
(Full moon of the month of Chaitra)

Sri Lanka: Bak Poya Day Sri Lanka The Moon
(Observed on the day of the full moon in April)

Thailand: Chakri Memorial Day Thailand U.S. Department of State The Royal Thai Consulate General
(Commemorates the founding of the Chakri Dynasty and King Rama I, First King of the Dynasty: 04/06/1782)
United States: Alcohol-Free Weekend Drug and Suibstance Abuse National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
(Annually, Friday-Sunday, the first weekend of April)

United States: Tartan Day Scotland Tartan Day Website
(Commemorates the Declaration of Arbroath, the Scottish Declaration of Independence, Signed on 04/06/1320)

Full Moon

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United Nations World Health Day United Nations
World Health Day
(Observed annually on April 7 since 1950 to mark the founding of the World Health Organization: 04/07/1948)

Judaism Start of Passover Judaism
(15-22 Nissan)

Bulgaria: Lazarovden (St. Lazar's Day) Bulgaria Easter Bulgarian Traditions
(Observed the Saturday before Easter)

Mozambique: Women's Day Mozambique Women
(Observed annually on this date)

United States: Alcohol-Free Weekend Drug and Suibstance Abuse National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
(Annually, Friday-Sunday, the first weekend of April)

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Easter
Judaism: Passover Passover
(Nisan 15-22)

Zen Buddhists: Vesak Day/Buddha Day Vesak Day BuddhaNet
(Actual birthdate celebrated first moon of May, but Zen Buddhists celebrate on April 8)

Japan: Hana Matsuri Flower Festival Hana Matsuri Buddhsim Botany
(Observed annually on this date to celebrate the birth of Buddha)

United States: Alcohol-Free Weekend Drug and Suibstance Abuse National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
(Annually, Friday-Sunday, the first weekend of April)

This Week Is...
National Library Week (Observed annually since 1958 the second full week of April)
Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week (Second week of April)

Pan American WeekPresidential Seal
(The week including Pan American Day: April 14th)
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Presidential Seal POW/MIA Icon Presidential Seal
National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day
(Observed in remembrance of the surrender of the Bataan Penninsula to the Japanese: 04/09/1942)

Christianity: Easter Monday Easter

Judaism: Passover Passover
(Nisan 15-22)

Moldova: Memorial Easter Moldova Moldova Travel Infopage
(Remembrance of the dead on the Monday following Orthodox Easter)

Republic of the Philippines: Araw ng Kagitingan/Bataan Day The Fall of Bataan Japan World War II U.S. Department of State
(Memorial Day for those Filipinos who died at the fall of Bataan: 04/09/1942)

South Africa: Family Day South Africa Government of South Africa
(Monday after Easter)

Tunisia: Martyrs' Day Tunisia France U.S. Department of State
(Observed annually on this date to commemorate the 122 Tunisians killed while rioting for independence from France)

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Libraries National Library Workers Day Libraries
(Since 2003, observed annually the Tuesday of National Library Week)
Judaism: Passover Passover
(Nisan 15-22)

Greece: Easter Tuesday Greece Easter
(Observed the Tuesday following Easter)

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Judaism: Passover Passover
(Nisan 15-22)

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Judaism: Passover Passover
(Nisan 15-22)

Bolivia: Children's Day Bolivia Child Advocacy United Nations
(Observed annually on this date)

Liberia: Redemption Day Liberia
(Commemorates the coup of 04/12/1980)
Russia: Cosmonaut's Day Yuri Gagarin Soviet Space Program Historic First BBC
(Observed annually to commemorate Yuri Gagarin's Flight as the First Human in Space: 04/12/1961)
United States: National Licorice Day Foods and Nutrition Merriam-Webster
(Observed annually on this date)

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Presidential Seal Thomas Jefferson Day Presidential Seal
(Observed annually to commemorate the birth date of Thomas Jefferson: 04/13/1743)

Presidential Seal D.A.R.E. Icon Presidential Seal
National D.A.R.E. Day
(Observed annually the second Friday of April, except when in conflict with Good Friday)

Judaism: Passover Passover
(Nisan 15-22)

Cambodia: Bonn Chaul Chhnam Cambodia U.S. Department of State
(New Year's Celebration from April 13-15)

China: Birthday of Tin Hau China Discover Hong Kong
(Celebration of the Goddess of the Sea to summon prosperity for the fishing year: 23rd day of the third lunar month)

Ecuador: Teachers' Day Ecuador Education Teacher Appreciation
(Commemorates the birth of Ecuadoran educator Juan Montalvo Fiallos: 04/13/1832)
Laos: Boun Pimai/Boun Hothnam Laos U.S. Department of State
(Traditional Laotian New Year celebrated April 13-15)

Liberia: Fast and Prayer Day Liberia
(Observed the second Friday in April)

Sri Lanka: Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day Sri Lanka
(April 13-14)
Thailand: Songkran Festival (Buddhist New Years/Water Festival) Songkran Festival U.S. Department of State Phuket.com
(Celebrates the Thai New Year April 13-15)

Last Quarter Moon

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Presidential Seal Logo for Organization of American States Presidential Seal
Pan American Day
(Commemorates the first International Conference of American States: 04/14/1890)

Judaism: Passover Passover
(Nisan 15-22)

Angola: Youth Day/Valentine's Day Angola Child Advocacy Valentine's Day U.S.-Angola Chamber of Commerce
Bangladesh: Bangla New Year Bangla Calendar U.S. Department of State Virtual Bangladesh
(April 14 = Baishakh 1, New Year, on the Bangla solar calendar)
Cambodia: Bonn Chaul Chhnam Cambodia U.S. Department of State
(New Year's Celebration from April 13-15)
Costa Rica: Juan Santamaria Day Costa Rica U.S. Department of State Costa Rica Outdoors
(Commemoration of the defeat of William Walker's attempt to seize control of Costa Rica: 1855-56)

Laos: Boun Pimai/Boun Hothnam Laos U.S. Department of State
(Traditional Laotian New Year celebrated April 13-15)
Nepal: New Year's Day Nepal U.S. Department of State Royal Nepalese Embassy, Washington, D.C.
(Observed annually on this date)
Sri Lanka: Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day Sri Lanka
(April 13-14)
Thailand: Songkran Festival (Buddhist New Years/Water Festival) Songkran Festival U.S. Department of State Phuket.com
(Celebrates the Buddhist New Year April 13-15)

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1040 Tax Form U.S. Tax Day 1040 Tax Form

Christianity Orthodox Easter Christianity

Cambodia: Bonn Chaul Chhnam Cambodia U.S. Department of State
(New Year's Celebration from April 13-15)
Laos: Boun Pimai/Boun Hothnam Laos U.S. Department of State
(Traditional Laotian New Year celebrated April 13-15)
Thailand: Songkran Festival (Buddhist New Years/Water Festival) Songkran Festival U.S. Department of State Phuket.com
(Celebrates the Buddhist new Year April 13-15)

This Week Is...
National Park Week (Third full week of April)
National Volunteer Week (The week of Earth Day and Global Youth Service Day)
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Denmark: Queen's Birthday Denmark Ukraine Embassy, Copenhagen
(Celebrates the birthday of Queen Margrethe II: 04/16/1940)

Egypt: Sham El-Nassem U.S. Department of State
(Ancient spring holiday on the Monday after the Orthodox Easter Sunday)

Puerto Rico: José de Diego Day Puerto Rico
(Observed the third Monday of April to commemorate the birth of celebrate the birth of José de Diego)

United States: National Stress Awareness Day 1040 Tax Form The Health Resource Network
(April 16 each year - the day after taxes are due)

Massachusetts: Patriot Day Massachusetts Massachusetts Secretary of State
(Observed the third Monday of April)

Uruguay: Desembarco de los 33 Orientales - Patriots Day Uruguay U.S. Department of State Library of Congress
(Commemorates the revolution of 33 patriots: 04/19/1825 - observed the Monday closest 04/19)

Zimbabwe: Independence Day Zimbabwe Great Britain U.S. Department of State
(Observed on Monday to commemorate independence from the United Kingdom: April 18, 1980)

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American Samoa: Flag Day American Samoa American Samoa Historic Preservation Office
(Commemorates American Samoa becoming a U.S. territory: 04/17/1900)
Syria: Evacuation Day Syria France JPNews.com
(Observed annually to commemorate the exit of France from Syria 04/17/1946)

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Holocaust Remembrance Day Judaism The Holocaust United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
(Observed on the 27th day of the Jewish month of Nissan )

Great Britain: Primrose Day Great Britain Botany Suite 101
(Observed annually in honor of Benjamin Disraeli, who died April 19, 1881)

Iceland: First Day of Summer Iceland U.S. Department of State Visit Reykjavik
(Observed on the Thursday between April 19 - 25)

Swaziland: King's Birthday Swaziland U.S. Department of State
(Commemorates the birth date of King Mswati III: April 19, 1968)

Venezuela: Signing of Independence Venezuela Spain Venezuela Embassy, Washington
(Commemorates independence from Spain April 19, 1810)

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Global Youth Service Day
(Observed annually one weekend in April)

Colorado: Arbor Day Colorado Arbor Day National Arbor Day Foundation
(Observed annually on the third Friday of April)

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Global Youth Service Day
(Observed annually one weekend in April)

Kindergarten Day Friedrich Froebel Educators of Note Early Childhood Education University of Florida
(Commemorates the birth date of Friedrich Froebel, founder of the kindergarten concept: 04/21/1782)
The Bahá'í Faith: Festival of Ridván The Bahá'í Faith BBC
(Observed from sunset 4/21 to sunset 5/2 in commemoration of Baha'u'llah's 1863 stay in "Garden of Ridvan" as God's messenger.)
Brazil: Triadentes Day Tiradentes U.S. Department of State Destination360 University of Oregon
(Observed in rememberance of national hero Tiradentes: martyred 04/21/1792)

New Moon

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(Observed annually on this date)

Children's Memorial Flag Day
(Observed on this date since 1998 to increase public awareness of violent children's deaths)

Global Youth Service Day
(Observed annually one weekend in April)

The Bahá'í Faith: Festival of Ridván The Bahá'í Faith BBC
(Observed from sunset 4/21 to sunset 5/2 in commemoration of Baha'u'llah's 1863 stay in "Garden of Ridvan" as God's messenger.)

Brazil: Discovery Day/Dia do Descobrimento Brazil South American Way
(Observed annually on this date to Commemorate the discovery of Brazil by Pedro Alvarez Cabral in 1500)

This Week Is...
Administrative Professionals Week (Last full week of April)
Crime Victims' Rights Week (Last week of April)
Jewish Heritage Week (Week of Iyyar 5: Israeli Independence Day) Presidential Seal
National Infant Immunization Week
National Park Week (Third full week of April)
National Safe Kids Week (Last week of April)

National Volunteer Week (The week of Earth Day and Global Youth Service Day)
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United Nations World Book & Copyright Day United Nations
(Observed annually on the date of the deaths of William Shakespeare and Miquel de Cervantes, both 04/23/1616)

The Bahá'í Faith: Festival of Ridván The Bahá'í Faith BBC
(Observed from sunset 4/21 to sunset 5/2 in commemoration of Baha'u'llah's 1863 stay in "Garden of Ridvan" as God's messenger.)

Great Britain: St. George's Day Great Britain Woodlands Junior School
(St. George, Patron Saint of England)

Turkey: National Sovereignty and Children's Day Turkey Child Advocates U.S. Department of State
(Commemorates the founding of Turkish Grand National Assembly: 04/23/1920)

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The Bahá'í Faith: Festival of Ridván The Bahá'í Faith BBC
(Observed from sunset 4/21 to sunset 5/2 in commemoration of Baha'u'llah's 1863 stay in "Garden of Ridvan" as God's messenger.)

Niger: Concord Day Niger U.S. Department of State
(Commemoration of the military overthrow of Hamani Diori's presidency: 4/24/1974)

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United Nations World Malaria Day United Nations
(First declared at the 2000 African Summit on Malaria to be observed annually on April 25; and adopted in 2007 as a Global Observation by the World Health Organization)

National DNA Day
(Observed annually on this date to commemorate the 2003 Completion of the Human Genome Project and the 1953 discovery of DNA's double helix)

Administrative Professionals Day
Administrative Professionals Day

(Observed annually the Wednesday of Administrative Professionals Week)

The Bahá'í Faith: Festival of Ridván The Bahá'í Faith BBC
(Observed from sunset 4/21 to sunset 5/2 in commemoration of Baha'u'llah's 1863 stay in "Garden of Ridvan" as God's messenger.)

Australia & New Zealand: Anzac Day Australia New Zealand Turkey Battle of the Gallipoli Peninsula U.S. Department of State Australian War Memorial
(Observed annually to commemorate the Battle of Gallipoli Penninsula: 04/25/1915)

Egypt: Sinai Liberation Day Egypt Israel U.S. Department of State
(Observed annually to commemorate Israel's return of the Sinai Penninsula to Egypt: in 1982)

Germany: Tag des Baumes (Tree Day) Germany Arbor Day Arbor Day Foundation
(Observed annually on this date)

Italy: Liberation Day Italy U.S. Department of State
(Observed annually to commemorate Italy's liberation from 20 years of facist dictatorship: 04/25/1945)

Portugal: Liberty Day Portugal U.S. Embassy, Lisbon
(Observed annually to commemorate the coup which led to a parliamentary democracy: 04/25/1974)


Swaziland: National Flag Day Swaziland Great Britain U.S. Department of State
(Observed annually to commemoratie of Britain granting Swaziland the right of self rule: 4/25/1967)

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World intellectual Property Day
(Observed annually on this date since 2000)

The Bahá'í Faith: Festival of Ridván The Bahá'í Faith BBC
(Observed from sunset 4/21 to sunset 5/2 in commemoration of Baha'u'llah's 1863 stay in "Garden of Ridvan" as God's messenger.)

Israel: Yam Hazikaron (Memorial Day) Israel Aish.com
(Annual memorial of fallen soldiers on the 4th of Iyar of the Jewish calendar)

Tanzania: Union Day Tanzania U.S. Department of State University of Iowa
(Observed annually to commemorate the unification of Tanganyika and Zanzibar to form the United Republic of Tanzania: 04/26/1964)

United States: Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Labor Child Advocacy Official Website
(Observed annually the fourth Thursday in April)

Florida, Georgia & Texas: Confederate Memorial Day Florida Georgia University of Georgia
(Observed annually to commemorate the end of the Civil War for Georgia on this day in 1865)

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The Bahá'í Faith: Festival of Ridván The Bahá'í Faith BBC
(Observed from sunset 4/21 to sunset 5/2 in commemoration of Baha'u'llah's 1863 stay in "Garden of Ridvan" as God's messenger.)

Israel: Independence Day Israel Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America
(Annual celebration of Yom HaAtzmaut: Iyyar 5)

Sierra Leone: Independence Day Sierra Leone Great Britain U.S. Department of State BBC
(Observed annually to commemorates independence from Great Britain: 04/27/1961)

South Africa: Freedom Day Freedom Day Apartheid
(Observed annually to commemorate the first free elections in the history of South Africa: 04/26-29/1994)

Togo: Independence Day Togo France U.S. Department of State AfricaTravelling.net
(Observed annually to commemorate independence from France: 04/27/1960)

United States: Arbor Day
Arbor Day Arizona Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New York Ohio Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Dakota Texas Utah Virgin Islands Wisconsin National Arbor Day Foundation
(States celebrating Arbor Day the last Friday of April)

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Labor Workers Memorial Day/ International Day of Mourning Labor
Workers Memorial Day
International Day of Mourning

(Observed annually on this date since 1989, to commemorate the anniversary of the adoption of the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration)

Space and Astronomy Astronomy Day Space and Astronomy
(Spring Astronomy Day is observed annually on the Saturday nearest or before the first quarter moon between mid-April and mid-May)

The Bahá'í Faith: Festival of Ridván The Bahá'í Faith BBC
(Observed from sunset 4/21 to sunset 5/2 in commemoration of Baha'u'llah's 1863 stay in "Garden of Ridvan" as God's messenger.)

Barbados: Heroes Day Barbados U.S. Department of State
(Observed annually on this date to celebrate 10 patriots of Barbados)

China: Cheung Chau Bun Festival/Birth of Buddha/Birthday of Tam Kung China Discover Hong Kong
(Three observances sharing the 8th day of the fourth lunar month)

United States: National Day of Puppetry Puppets Recess Puppeteers of America (pdf)
(Observed annually on the fourth Saturday of April)

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The Bahá'í Faith: Festival of Ridván The Bahá'í Faith BBC
(Observed from sunset 4/21 to sunset 5/2 in commemoration of Baha'u'llah's 1863 stay in "Garden of Ridvan" as God's messenger.)

Japan: Midori no Hi (Green Day) Japan U.S. Department of State Japan Guide
(Observed as a national environment day on the birth date of former Emperor Showa)
Taiwan: Cheng Cheng Kung Landing Day Taiwan China The Netherlands CNN
(Commemorates the 1661 ouster of Dutch colonists)

First Quarter Moon

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The Bahá'í Faith: Festival of Ridván The Bahá'í Faith BBC
(Observed from sunset 4/21 to sunset 5/2 in commemoration of Baha'u'llah's 1863 stay in "Garden of Ridvan" as God's messenger.)

Finland: Vappu Eve (Evening before May Day) Vappu ESN
(Observed the evening of April 30 and May 1)

Netherlands: Queen's Day Netherlands U.S. Department of State
(Commemorates the birth date of Queen Juliana: 04/30/1909)
Paraguay: Teachers' Day Paraguay Education Teacher Appreciation
(Observed on this date annually since 1915)
Sweden: Valborg's Eve Valborg's Eve
(Celebration of spring with bonfires)
Switzerland: Maitag Vorabend Switzerland Internet Sacred Text Archive
(Celebration in which lovers plant a pine tree in their sweetheart's yard)

Vietnam: Victory Day Vietnam Vietnam War U.S. Department of State
(Commemorates the 1975 surrender of South Vietnam to North Vietnam)

Alabama & Mississippi: Confederate Memorial Day Alabama Mississippi American Civil War WKRG
(Observed annually on the fourth Monday in April)

Louisiana: Admission Day Louisiana U.S. History New York Times
(Commemorates Louisiana's admission as the 18th state: 04/30/1812)

Wyoming: Arbor Day Wyoming Arbor Day National Arbor Day Foundation
(Observed annually the last Monday in April)

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