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Bridge of Sighs Tours and Activities

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As poignant as it is beautiful, Venice’s 17th-century, white-limestone Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri) spans the narrow Rio di Palazzo canal between the interrogation rooms in the Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale) and the New Prisons just opposite. It’s one of the most famous bridges in the Floating City.

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Open Summer 9am - 7pm (until 6pm in Winter)
Doges Palace, Venice, 30124
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Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica with Terrace Access & Doge's Palace
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Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica with Terrace Access & Doge's Palace

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Delve into Venetian history on this tour that showcases two of the city's most iconic structures and sheds light on the stories behind them both. Enjoy skip-the-line access to both popular attractions. Your first stop is legendary St. Mark's Basilica. Wander around the mosaic-covered interior and Byzantine treasures while a local guide fills you in on how this collection came to be. Then continue to the Doge’s Palace to explore the former political heart of Venice.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.77
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$90.77

Venice Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Doge's Palace and St Mark’s Basilica Tours plus Venice Walking Tour

Venice Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Doge's Palace and St Mark’s Basilica Tours plus Venice Walking Tour

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See two of Venice’s most iconic attractions and save 10% when you book them together with this Super Saver. Head to the front of the long queues with skip-the-line access to the famed Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Basilica. Learn the history behind these architectural wonders from your local guide, and explore some of Venice’s lesser-known sights on a walking tour. Complete both tours in the same day with a break in between to spend at your leisure, depending on the operational schedule.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.74
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Doge's Palace & Prisons Ticket and Tour
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Doge's Palace & Prisons Ticket and Tour

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Experience the magnificence and mystery of the Doge’s Palace in Venice with this skip-the-line ticket. Head to the front of the queue with your guide, and then wander through the palace’s ornate public rooms as you learn the history of Venice’s powerful rulers. Admire magnificent interior artwork, including Renaissance masterpieces by painters Tintoretto and Veronese. Explore the palace’s darker side with a visit to the prison quarters and a walk across the notorious Bridge of Sighs.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.28
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$79.28
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Private Gondola Ride Danieli - Bridge of Sighs

Private Gondola Ride Danieli - Bridge of Sighs

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The private tour from the Danieli station offers an exceptional gondola ride along the most beautiful places of the historic center of Venice. We are in front of the Hotel Danieli, 50 meters from Piazza San Marco. Our gondola tour starts from St. Mark’s Basin and continues through the small canals in the old part of the city. It follows the Rio del Palazzo until it passes under the famous Ponte dei Sospiri. The tour continues towards the Rio di Santa Maria Formosa and the Rio di San Severo and ends in the Basin of San Marco. The tour ends at the same boarding point.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.11
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Venice Skip the Line Saint Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Private Tour

Venice Skip the Line Saint Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Private Tour

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Experience the grandeur and history of Venice on this private tour of St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. Admire the shimmering mosaics and golden altars of the city’s most famous cathedral, and see masterpieces by Titian and Tintoretto as you wander through the lavish chambers of the Venetian Republic’s one-time rulers. Skip the long lines at both attractions with priority access (from April to October), so you don't waste a minute of precious vacation time.
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  • 3 hours
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$266.55
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$266.55
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Skip the Line: Best of Venice Walking Tour with St Mark's Basilica

Skip the Line: Best of Venice Walking Tour with St Mark's Basilica

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Discover the awe-inspiring St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice without the headache of long lines. Head to the front of the queue with your expert guide and step inside to admire the cathedral’s glittering gold mosaics and embellished domes. Explore other architectural highlights of St. Mark’s Square and learn about Venice’s history as a seafaring superpower and Italian cultural capital. You also escape to quieter backstreets of Hidden Venice to visit lesser-known attractions and gain insight into daily Venetian life.
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  • 2 hours
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Guided Tour of St. Mark's Basilica

Guided Tour of St. Mark's Basilica

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Discover the golden mosaics, soaring domes and iconic architecture of St. Mark’s Basilica on a 1-hour guided tour of the cathedral. Learn about the history and culture of Venice through the treasures inside the Byzantine landmark, and hear the story of how St. Mark's body came to rest in the city. See how the unique building combines Eastern and Western architecture, and stand before the stunning Pala d’Oro altar, which glimmers with gold, gems and precious stones.
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  • 45 minutes
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Musica a Palazzo 'Traveling Opera' Performance in Venice

Musica a Palazzo 'Traveling Opera' Performance in Venice

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Experience an evening of opera in Venice, surrounded by the historical elegance of a 15th-century palace. The singers and musicians of the Musica a Palazzo ensemble perform classics of Italian opera within the ornate salons of Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto. Move from room to room along with the performers and soak up the drama of epics like 'La Traviata' and 'Rigoletto' in a truly intimate environment.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$100.16
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$100.16

Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Visit Torcello, Murano, and Burano—three islands in the Venetian Lagoon—on this tour from Venice by motorboat. With a guide, watch glass being blown at a Murano glass factory, see historical cathedrals on Torcello, and admire exquisite handmade lace on Burano. This is a great way to see more than just the central sights of Venice and enjoy a cruise on the water. Select a departure time when booking.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$22.98
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Interpreti Veneziani Ensemble Baroque Concert in Venice Ticket

Interpreti Veneziani Ensemble Baroque Concert in Venice Ticket

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Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of baroque music at this authentic chamber performance in Venice. The 17th-century Church of San Vidal provides an intimate historic setting and fantastic acoustics for concertos and symphonies by European masters such as Mozart, Bach, Vivaldi, and Handel. The talented members of the Interpreti Veneziani ensemble bring these musical masterworks to life for a night out you won’t soon forget.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tour

Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tour

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Visit two of the most popular attractions in Venice on this guided tour of the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica. Listen to your guide's commentary clearly with provided headsets and avoid hours-long queues with skip-the-line admission tickets. Entrance tickets to the Doge's Palace are also included for a hassle-free tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.12
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Venice Private Tour of the Historical Monuments

Venice Private Tour of the Historical Monuments

Capped at eight people for a personalized experience, this private walking tour covers the highlights of Venice in a single stroll—the perfect introduction for first-time visitors. Beat the crowds with skip-the-line admission tickets to Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica, and save the hours-long wait for more sightseeing. You’ll also head to the history-packed Bridge of Sighs during this scenic Venice crash course.
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  • 2 hours
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$235.53
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$235.53
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5-Day Best of Italy Trip

5-Day Best of Italy Trip

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Visit Italy’s top destinations on this 5-day tour from Rome. With a mix of free time and guided portions, this is an ideal introduction to the regions of Umbria and Tuscany. Check out the historical cities of Assisi, Siena, and Montepulciano; soak up Florence’s wealth of art and architecture; and then continue to Padua and Bologna before arriving in Venice, home to sights like St. Mark's Basilica. Four nights of accommodation in Florence and Venice, some meals, and round-trip transport by coach are included.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$706.77
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Venice Independent Day Trip from Rome by High-Speed Train

Venice Independent Day Trip from Rome by High-Speed Train

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Take this independent day trip to Venice from Rome for a chance to wander the city’s maze of alleyways, visit St Mark’s Square and float down the famous canals by water bus. You’ll travel from Rome to Venice by train, arriving in just 3.5 hours to explore the city however you wish. A skip-the-line ticket to St Mark’s Basilica and a vaporetto pass for the city’s water bus network are both included so you can make the most of your time in Venice before returning to Rome on the train.
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  • 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$266.90
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Venice Doge's Palace & St Mark's Basilica guided Tour

Venice Doge's Palace & St Mark's Basilica guided Tour

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The Doge’s Palace and Saint Mark’s Basilica are two of Venice’s most beloved destinations, but the two landmarks can have ticket lines to match. See both landmarks with a private guide on a 2-hour tour that includes skip-the-line access, so you can make the most of your time in Venice.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Skip the Line Venice Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica Tour - T23

Skip the Line Venice Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica Tour - T23

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View two highlights of St. Mark’s Square in Venice without waiting in the main entrance lines on this walking tour. Bypass the ticket lines at the Doge’s Palace to see its gilded rooms, and cross the Bridge of Sighs to the prison building as you learn about the 1,000-year history of Venice’s republic. Then, tour St. Mark’s Basilica to admire the mosaics and treasures of this Byzantine masterpiece. Admission fees included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Gondola ride and Photo Session in Venice.

Private Gondola ride and Photo Session in Venice.

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The private photo shoot includes 1 hour of shots in the most beautiful places in Venice. We will do a beautiful tour together using different spots + 30 min gondola ride with photos, between the small canals of Venice is included.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Venice full day - small group - trip from Ljubljana

Venice full day - small group - trip from Ljubljana

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Journey from Slovenia to Venice on this small-group, full-day trip departing from Ljubljana. After arriving by shuttle, explore Venice’s enchanting mazes and hidden gems. Linger in front of quaint storefronts and iconic plazas as you soak up the enchanting sites. People watch at St. Mark’s Square, stroll through charming side streets, and discover why Venice is one of Europe’s most-loved cities. The group is limited to 15 people to ensure a quality experience.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.64
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Private City Kickstart Tour: Venice

Private City Kickstart Tour: Venice

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Discover the best of Venice in just two hours with a private guide who shares the highlights of the popular Italian city. Visit destinations such as Campo San Polo, the Grand Canal, and Rialto Bridge, and learn about the architecture and culture of Venice from your guide.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$134.43
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Doge's Palace Privileged Entrance and Guided Tour
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Doge's Palace Privileged Entrance and Guided Tour

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Skip the line and leave the modern world behind on a 2-hour guided tour of the Doge’s Palace in Venice. Discover layers of rich history, from 14th-century foundations to a gilded staircase and the picturesque Bridge of Sighs. Step into the world of powerful doges, merchants and explorers, and learn about Venetian culture and traditions through one of the city’s most dramatic landmarks.
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  • 2 hours
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Small-Group The Secrets of Venice: introduction to the city & gondola crossing

Small-Group The Secrets of Venice: introduction to the city & gondola crossing

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Come with me to discover the secrets of Venice with a different kind of tour that will make you feel like a true Venetian citizen and will help you to get the best of the city during your entire stay. In addition to the most famous places in Venice (such as San Marco Square and the Rialto Bridge) I will guide you through the most hidden and non-touristic parts of the city where we can analyse its history and its construction. I will focus on architecture and its culture with amusing anecdotes and legendary discoveries. We will take a walk through alleys, bridges and small squares-like observing a part of the city that you probably would not see without getting lost in it. During the excursion we will also try a short ride with the gondola often used by Venetians to facilitate movements and I will share my experiences and curiosities to make you feel like home. You will be able to solve all the curiosities that you have in mind and do not let you sleep at night, I will take care of answering all your questions myself! *FOR PRIVATE TOURS PLEASE CONTACT ME*
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.30
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$56.30

Small Group Motorboat Cruise: Grand Canal & Basilica San Giorgio Maggiore

Small Group Motorboat Cruise: Grand Canal & Basilica San Giorgio Maggiore

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See the sights of the surreal canal city in style with a luxury motorboat tour of the Grand Canal. Marvel at the unforgettable beauty of the famous canal as you ride past sights like the Doge's Palace and Rialto Bridge with a professional driver guiding the way. Arrive at the Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore to climb up into the bell tower for exceptional views over the city. Small-group tour size limited to four people.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.60
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$112.60
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Private A day in Venice: the most romantic art city in the world

Private A day in Venice: the most romantic art city in the world

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Discover the beautiful bridges and canals of Venice on a private day trip departing from Florence. Travel past the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark's Square and famous Ducal Palace on a guided walking tour, hearing the rich history of the city from your private guide. Then enjoy free time to explore on your own, visiting the islands of Murano and Burano or taking a scenic gondola ride (own expense). This tour can be customized and concludes with transportation back to Florence in the evening.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$857.11
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Venice Masterclass: exclusive Doge Palace's visit and St. Mark's Basilica

Venice Masterclass: exclusive Doge Palace's visit and St. Mark's Basilica

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THE GREAT POWERS OF VENICE: Unique, mysterious and intriguing, Venice is one of the most fascinating and amazing cities in the world. Explore her right from her heart with a very high quality “masterclass level” small group visit led by an Art Expert Guide, visiting the two most important and beautiful sights of Political and Religious power of Venice: the grandiose St Mark’s Basilica - the main cathedral, crowned by the Venetian-Byzantine domes – and the Doge’s palace, house of power, secrets, carnival and masterpieces, including the prisons and secret passages closed to the general public with an exclusive one-of-a-kind visit. The most comprehensive immersion into the art and the history of the two most important political and religious landmarks of Venice. A must-do when in Venice, in the comfort of a small group and a highly specialized licensed history guide. Art lovers only!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$148.21
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What are Bridge of Sighs hours of operation?
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Bridge of Sighs hours of operation: Open Summer 9am - 7pm (until 6pm in Winter). Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Bridge of Sighs tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Bridge of Sighs can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Bridge of Sighs 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Bridge of Sighs costs USD 11.49. Guided Bridge of Sighs tours start around USD 11.49 per person.
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