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May 2, 2011

Osama is dead : Remarks by the US President on Osama Bin Laden

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release

May 02, 2011

Remarks by the President on Osama Bin Laden

East Room

11:35 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Good evening. Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who’s responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children.

It was nearly 10 years ago that a bright September day was darkened by the worst attack on the American people in our history. The images of 9/11 are seared into our national memory — hijacked planes cutting through a cloudless September sky; the Twin Towers collapsing to the ground; black smoke billowing up from the Pentagon; the wreckage of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where the actions of heroic citizens saved even more heartbreak and destruction.

And yet we know that the worst images are those that were unseen to the world. The empty seat at the dinner table. Children who were forced to grow up without their mother or their father. Parents who would never know the feeling of their child’s embrace. Nearly 3,000 citizens taken from us, leaving a gaping hole in our hearts.

On September 11, 2001, in our time of grief, the American people came together. We offered our neighbors a hand, and we offered the wounded our blood. We reaffirmed our ties to each other, and our love of community and country. On that day, no matter where we came from, what God we prayed to, or what race or ethnicity we were, we were united as one American family.

We were also united in our resolve to protect our nation and to bring those who committed this vicious attack to justice. We quickly learned that the 9/11 attacks were carried out by al Qaeda — an organization headed by Osama bin Laden, which had openly declared war on the United States and was committed to killing innocents in our country and around the globe. And so we went to war against al Qaeda to protect our citizens, our friends, and our allies.

Over the last 10 years, thanks to the tireless and heroic work of our military and our counterterrorism professionals, we’ve made great strides in that effort. We’ve disrupted terrorist attacks and strengthened our homeland defense. In Afghanistan, we removed the Taliban government, which had given bin Laden and al Qaeda safe haven and support. And around the globe, we worked with our friends and allies to capture or kill scores of al Qaeda terrorists, including several who were a part of the 9/11 plot.

Yet Osama bin Laden avoided capture and escaped across the Afghan border into Pakistan. Meanwhile, al Qaeda continued to operate from along that border and operate through its affiliates across the world.

And so shortly after taking office, I directed Leon Panetta, the director of the CIA, to make the killing or capture of bin Laden the top priority of our war against al Qaeda, even as we continued our broader efforts to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat his network.

Then, last August, after years of painstaking work by our intelligence community, I was briefed on a possible lead to bin Laden. It was far from certain, and it took many months to run this thread to ground. I met repeatedly with my national security team as we developed more information about the possibility that we had located bin Laden hiding within a compound deep inside of Pakistan. And finally, last week, I determined that we had enough intelligence to take action, and authorized an operation to get Osama bin Laden and bring him to justice.

Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. A small team of Americans carried out the operation with extraordinary courage and capability. No Americans were harmed. They took care to avoid civilian casualties. After a firefight, they killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body.

For over two decades, bin Laden has been al Qaeda’s leader and symbol, and has continued to plot attacks against our country and our friends and allies. The death of bin Laden marks the most significant achievement to date in our nation’s effort to defeat al Qaeda.

Yet his death does not mark the end of our effort. There’s no doubt that al Qaeda will continue to pursue attacks against us. We must –- and we will — remain vigilant at home and abroad.

As we do, we must also reaffirm that the United States is not –- and never will be -– at war with Islam. I’ve made clear, just as President Bush did shortly after 9/11, that our war is not against Islam. Bin Laden was not a Muslim leader; he was a mass murderer of Muslims. Indeed, al Qaeda has slaughtered scores of Muslims in many countries, including our own. So his demise should be welcomed by all who believe in peace and human dignity.

Over the years, I’ve repeatedly made clear that we would take action within Pakistan if we knew where bin Laden was. That is what we’ve done. But it’s important to note that our counterterrorism cooperation with Pakistan helped lead us to bin Laden and the compound where he was hiding. Indeed, bin Laden had declared war against Pakistan as well, and ordered attacks against the Pakistani people.

Tonight, I called President Zardari, and my team has also spoken with their Pakistani counterparts. They agree that this is a good and historic day for both of our nations. And going forward, it is essential that Pakistan continue to join us in the fight against al Qaeda and its affiliates.

The American people did not choose this fight. It came to our shores, and started with the senseless slaughter of our citizens. After nearly 10 years of service, struggle, and sacrifice, we know well the costs of war. These efforts weigh on me every time I, as Commander-in-Chief, have to sign a letter to a family that has lost a loved one, or look into the eyes of a service member who’s been gravely wounded.

So Americans understand the costs of war. Yet as a country, we will never tolerate our security being threatened, nor stand idly by when our people have been killed. We will be relentless in defense of our citizens and our friends and allies. We will be true to the values that make us who we are. And on nights like this one, we can say to those families who have lost loved ones to al Qaeda’s terror: Justice has been done.

Tonight, we give thanks to the countless intelligence and counterterrorism professionals who’ve worked tirelessly to achieve this outcome. The American people do not see their work, nor know their names. But tonight, they feel the satisfaction of their work and the result of their pursuit of justice.

We give thanks for the men who carried out this operation, for they exemplify the professionalism, patriotism, and unparalleled courage of those who serve our country. And they are part of a generation that has borne the heaviest share of the burden since that September day.

Finally, let me say to the families who lost loved ones on 9/11 that we have never forgotten your loss, nor wavered in our commitment to see that we do whatever it takes to prevent another attack on our shores.

And tonight, let us think back to the sense of unity that prevailed on 9/11. I know that it has, at times, frayed. Yet today’s achievement is a testament to the greatness of our country and the determination of the American people.

The cause of securing our country is not complete. But tonight, we are once again reminded that America can do whatever we set our mind to. That is the story of our history, whether it’s the pursuit of prosperity for our people, or the struggle for equality for all our citizens; our commitment to stand up for our values abroad, and our sacrifices to make the world a safer place.

Let us remember that we can do these things not just because of wealth or power, but because of who we are: one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Thank you. May God bless you. And may God bless the United States of America.

END 11:44 P.M. EDT


July 5, 2010

Ever seen a HARTAL calendar ? In Kashmir they have one

Filed under: Kashmir, Pakistan — Tags: , , , , — TheKashmir @ 3:59 am

Produced below is a “Hartal” Calendar issued by Hurriyat , a Islamic fundamentalist organisation claiming to represent people of Kashmir.

These are the people who do not wish normalcy to return to Kashmir .  The calendar is worth laughing.

May 30, 2010

A pregnant “Kashmiri Pandit” woman in exile

Filed under: Pakistan, Terrorism In Kashmir — Tags: , , , , , — TheKashmir @ 5:01 pm

poem by Maharaj Krishen Santoshi…Translated by Arvind Giggoo

You grew
in me
like the moon
in the snowy winter nights.

In my moistened self
this was the first knock
of the blooming flower.

My child
I pleaded
to the snow for your beauty
to the Chinar for your height
to the lake for your depth
to the apples for your juicy sweet sweetness.

Ignorance was mine
the place where I beautified you
grabbed from me.

you are
inside me
even in the loss of the land.

Praised be the Lord!
You will come
one day
my child,
smelling the fragrance
of the lost land in me.

I will not
rest you in the cradle
I will
keep you
on the hard rock of history
I won’t sing
lullabies to you.
I will cut the wings of
your sleep
keep you awake.

I want you to walk fearlessly on this earth.
My child,
I will pour
the droplets of the lake Satisar
into your innocent eyes
so that,
you don’t forget your climate.

July 30, 2009

Hindu Temples in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir

Mirpur has a special place in sub-continent’s history. The famous battle between Alexandar and Porus was fought here in 323 BC.  A large number of Hindus lived in Mirpur once . Today Mirpur doesnt have any hindus living in there.

Please find below the state of Hindu temples in Mirpur …

Shiva Temple - Mirpur [Pakistan Occupied Kashmir ] RaghuNath (Ram ) Temple in Old Mirpur [ Pakistan Occupied Kashmir ]
Raghunath Temple in Evening – Mirpur Pakistan Occupied KashmirRaghunath [ Ram ] Temple in Evening [ Mirpur - Pakistan Occupied Kashmir ]

Pictures Courtsey : Mohsin

September 28, 2008

Kashmiri Pandits hand over memorandum to Ban Ki-Moon at United Nations Office in New York


On September 26th, 2008 scores of Kashmiri Hindus demonstarted outside the United Nations Office in New York [USA].
Some of the demands of Kashmiri Pandits to the UN were :
  • Declare Kashmiri Hindu community as Internally Displaced People (IDP). The Human Rights Working Group on Minorities in Geneva has since recognized Kashmiri Hindus, formally, as a Reverse Minority. The use of the insulting term ‘Migrants’ for this forcibly exiled community may be removed from all records and communications relating to us hence forth.
  • Direct the Government of India to set up a ‘Commission of Enquiry’ to establish the causes that led to the selective and targeted killings of Kashmiri Hindus and their subsequent forced exile, and appropriate the responsibility and punish the guilty.
  •  Direct the Government of India to ensure adequate protection to the residual Kashmiri Hindu population currently living in the Kashmir valley.
  • Direct the Government of India to restore Kashmiri Hindus’ political and economic rights that would give them equal status rather than a second class citizenship in their native land of Kashmir. Share of Kashmiri Hindu jobs in government bureaucracy, placement in state supported professional educational institutes and the representation in the state assembly has steadily diminished to virtually nothing in the last two decades.
  •  Grant funds to Kashmiri Hindus for the preservation and documentation of relics of Kashmiri Hindu heritage and culture.
  • Direct the Government of India to hand over the management of Kashmiri Hindu religious shrines, icons and cultural centers to Kashmiri Hindu leadership.


It is further requested that the United Nations Human Rights Commission may put on record these Human Rights Violations by Pakistan and its agents, and Pakistan be declared a terrorist state.

The complete memorandum can be downloaded by clicking here iakf-un-memo-sept262008


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September 17, 2008

India Vs Pakistan @ United Nations !

Filed under: History Of Kashmir, India, Kashmir, Pakistan — TheKashmir @ 5:07 am

An ingenious example of speech and politics occurred recently in the United Nations Assembly that made the world community smile.

A representative from India began: ‘Before beginning my talk I want to tell you something about Rishi Kashyap of Kashmir, after whom Kashmir is named.

When he struck a rock and it brought forth water, he thought, ‘What a good opportunity to have a bath.’

He removed his clothes, put them aside on the rock and entered the water.

When he got out and wanted to dress, his clothes had vanished. A Pakistani had stolen them.’

The Pakistani representative jumped up furiously and shouted, ‘What are you talking about? The Pakistanis weren’t there then.’

The Indian representative smiled and said, ‘And now that we have made that clear, I will begin my speech’  🙂

September 3, 2008

Indian Army In Kashmir

Filed under: History Of Kashmir, Human Rights, India, Jihad, Kashmir, Nationalism, Pakistan, Quotes for Thought — Tags: , , — TheKashmir @ 11:27 am


An Indian Army Doctor Treating an Old Muslim Lady

An Indian Army Doctor Treating an Old Muslim Lady in Kashmir


Despite the propaganda unleashed in Kashmir by pro separatists, terrorists and Pakistan based support groups and the pseudo secular supporters in India, the humanitarian Indian Army continues its good work in the Kashmir valley. Not only have they established schools and orphanages, but give free medical consultation and treatment to muslim citizens of the Kashmir valley.

These are facts that the Islamic fanatics would never like the world to know.

May 24, 2008

Guts ! Whatz that Omar ?

Omar Abdullah , Former Union Minister in Indian Cabinet and current President of J&K National Confernce did finally have to bow down .

Omar , a youth leader who has taken to blogging would have never imagined that his blogging could have made such a news . And this time it was with refrence to his observation of the role played by muslims in Kashmir during the exodus of Kashmiri Hindu minorities from Kashmir in 1990.

On May 14th., Omar quotes ” Its so easy to say that we””””ll lay down our lives to bring Kashmiri pandits back to the valley and I appreciate the sentiment as I””””m sure the Kashmiri Pandits reading it will. Pity that sentiment was missing when our mosques were being used to drive these people out. None of us was willing to stand up and be counted when it mattered. None of us grabbed the mikes in the mosques and said this is wrong and the Kashmiri Pandits had every right to continue living in the valley. Our educated, well to do relatives and neighbours were spewing venom twenty four hours a day and we were mute spectators either mute in agreement or mute in abject fear, more often than not it was muteness driven by fear because the guns turned against the Pandits found their target elsewhere as my party workers found, but mute none the less. “

This was an Omar who perhaps believed that blogging and being trutyhful on net may not effect the politician in him , but he was wrong . And he started realising it soon , the pressure seemed to have been building upon him eversince to win back the muslim voters of Kashmir , which many of his partymen would have felt may have been upset over his blog and media statement regarding the role of Musilms during 1990.

on May 16th., he tries to win counter what he believed was his mistake by playing the same old card of defaming the Indian Army . Omar  Quotes

“Who investigated the allegations? The army. Who passed judgement? The army? Who carried out the sentence? The army. Yet we are supposed to believe that the process was transparent, fair and free from bias.”

Thw worst was yet to come . Some of the Kashmiri Pandits who had perhaps believed that Omar was a welcome change from corrupt & communal leadership of Kashmir Valley ,had their optimism shortlived .

On May 20th Omar Quotes “Suddenly Times Now claimed that I had accepted a genocide where I had done nothing of the sort. Though how less then two hundred and fifty deaths in a total of more than sixty thousand qualifies as a genocide is a matter of a completely different discussion.”

I wonder what made Omar believe that less than two hundred fifty Kashmiri Hindus were killed by terrorists in Kashmir ? If he believes the Govt version , then Omar needs to quotes around 16000 as the number of total civilian deaths in Kashmir in last 18 years , and this includes the muslims as well as hindus. And if Omar asks me my source , I would gladly share it with him , provided he starts to quote those figures only . And if does not believe in those figures , he needs to stop refering 250 as the number of Kashmiri Hindus killed in Kashmir by Islamic terrorists.

Again , I have a list of more than 800 Kashmiri Hindus who were killed and can provide the data to Omar , should he be more honest in future .

And for time being , Omar may check an online data by clicking “HERE” which is more than the figure he states.

Omar , do i expect you to come clean one more time ? This post may not be liked by you or maybe you would . Didn’t you say in your latest post

I never expected bouquets of roses. In fact I enjoy the thorns much more because its criticism that one learns from, not praise.”

Bye Omar , looking forward to meet you some day ! Out here in Delhi …..thatz where i live in Exile !



March 30, 2008

Yasin Malik: Insensitive India-Today’s Youth Icon

Yasin Malik: Insensitive India-Today’s Youth Icon    LALIT KOUL

“What India needs is political vision and a leadership that has nothing at stake except India.” These are the words of Mr. Aroon Purie, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, India Today Group.


What is the significance of these words, you might ask.


These words are significant because Aroon Purie is a respected journalist whose words influence the powers that be and that he used these words to promote recently held India Today Conclave 2008 – that was billed as a conclave that “addresses the subject of Leadership For The 21st Century and hopes its efforts at bringing the best minds together to discuss, debate and offer solutions to issues that plague the world will make a difference.”

  To Read The Complete Article , Kindly Click HERE

November 12, 2007

Musharraf , Judges & Sex Blackmail

Filed under: Pakistan, Politics, Quotes for Thought — TheKashmir @ 5:20 am

The rogue state of Pakistan , which is currently unders state of Emergency has the military rulers resorting to blackmail the judges in giving a verdict in favor of General Musharraf.

Please read the below story which appeared in British Media . Story Courtsey – TimesOnline

“SOME of Pakistan’s Supreme Court judges and their children were secretly filmed in compromising positions with lovers and prostitutes as part of a dirty tricks campaign by the country’s feared military intelligence.

Videos were sent out to at least three of the 11 judges in September as they were deciding whether General Pervez Musharraf was eligible to run for president while still army chief. One showed a judge with his young mistress while another was of a judge’s daughter having sex with a boyfriend.

“The message was clear,” said a British barrister who was told about the tapes by a Pakistani counterpart. “If you rule the wrong way, these will become public and your family destroyed.”

The judges then gave an ambiguous ruling, allowing Musharraf to be elected but declaring that they would decide on his eligibility later.

It was a fear that this ruling, due last week, would go against him that led Musharraf to declare the state of emergency that has plunged the country into crisis.

Although Musharraf claimed he had acted to prevent extremists taking over the country, the judiciary appears to have been his principal target.

No jihadi leaders have been arrested but he sacked Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, the chief justice, and eight of the 11 Supreme Court judges and scrapped the constitution.

Since declaring the state of emergency last weekend, Musharraf has placed most of the country’s top judges and human rights activists under house arrest. Lawyers have so far led most of the protest rallies and hundreds have been arrested. The sacked judges have been replaced by others who swore an oath of allegiance to Musharraf.

According to western diplomats, it was Musharraf’s intelligence chiefs who talked him into the desperate measure by convincing him that the Supreme Court was about to overturn his reelection as president. But it might have been false information.

Rana Bhagwandas, a Supreme Court justice who is under house arrest in the judges’ colony in Islamabad, said his colleagues had not reached a verdict. Others claim the judges were poised to confirm Musharraf’s election by a narrow margin, fearing the instability that would be created by a ruling against him. One retired general said he had been told that the judges were 6-5 in favour of upholding Musharraf’s reelection.

The Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) service has been reeling from Supreme Court rulings this year which have exposed illegal operations such as the kidnapping of Baloch nationalists and the detention and torture of terrorist suspects in secret jails.

According to government and Supreme Court sources, hidden cameras continued to be used to compile compromising evidence against judges until a few weeks before the emergency was declared.

The family of a woman who was having an affair with a Supreme Court judge said they were devastated to learn that her trysts had been filmed.

According to judicial sources, several judges had been receiving visits from prostitutes as “payment in kind” from private clients to whom they had given legal advice. “The ISI was sending the girls and the judges were enjoying it without knowing they were being filmed. Now they have videos of several judges,” one court source said last week.

The chief justice himself was the subject of a separate ISI smear campaign during the government’s attempt to have him dismissed in March. Among the affidavits claiming he had used his influence to help his son get a plum government job was an anonymous letter which implied a sexual impropriety.

The letter was denounced as “scandalous” by the judges shortly before Musharraf was forced to climb down and reinstate Chaudhry in July.

A military source who was privy to the dirty tricks campaign said it had failed. “They tried their best to blackmail the judges, but when the judiciary got public support, it was like getting new oxygen,” he said.

A western diplomat said intelligence officials had visited judges as they deliberated on Musharraf’s case.

“They met judges and put pressure on them. They claim they knew the decision was going to go against the president, but I’ve serious doubts about their intelligence work. They convinced him of something that wasn’t true.”

November 11, 2007

KP Youth Meet European Union Team

Copy of Memorandum submitted by “Roots In Kashmir ” to the fact finding committee of European Union. Roots In Kashmir held an hour long meeting with EU team. [ Oct 2007 ]

Kindly click on the file Link below to download the memorandum in word file.


November 4, 2007


Filed under: Human Rights, Pakistan — TheKashmir @ 4:52 pm

As always the rogue state of Pakistan , has been put under state of Emergency. To check the latest news about Pakistan under a Military Dictator General Musharraf, kindly click HERE

October 4, 2007

Return back OUR Kashmir …Where OUR parents lived

Twin kid brothers …Born to Kashmiri Pandit family in exile ….sing a patriotic hindi song in praise and memory of their motherland Kashmir.

Parents of these twin btothers were among millions of Kashmiri Pandits who were terrorised and forced to flee from their motherland by Jehadi & Islamic Terrorist Groups.

and SOLO as well….


Aye mere pyaare watan  aye mere bichhade chaman  tuz pe dil kubraan 
too hee meree aarajoo, too hee meree aabaru, too hee meree jaan
tere daaman se jo aaye, un hawaaon ko salaam 
choom loo main us jubaan ko jis pe aaye teraa naam 
sab se pyaaree subah teree, sab se rangee teree shaam
maan kaa dil banake kabhee seene se lag jaataa hain too 
aaur kabhee nanheesee betee ban ke yaad aataa hain too 
jitanaa yaad aataa hain too, utanaa tadapaataa hain too
chhodakar teree jameen ko door aa pahuche hain hum 
fir bhee hain yahee hain tamannaa tere jarro kee kasam 
hum jahaan paidaa huye, us jagah hee nikale ye dam 

August 26, 2007

A Lie Which Cheated the Courts !

On 13th Dec 2001 , Indian Parliament was attacked. One of the accused was Mr Geelani who was first sentenced to death but later set free.

It had been long that I wanted to know the transcripts of Geelanis telephonic conversation and wanted to know the reality . The reason being that people who were pleading for Geelani have been known to be supporters of separatism in Kashmir and are well known JKLF supporters.

One person who gave a testimony in court and translated the telephonic conversation is Sanjay Kak, a film director who never made it big.

The report from Guardian says :

Giving evidence in court, Kak said, “The Kashmiri equivalent of ‘What’s happened?’ is ‘Yeh Kya Korua’. It is a generic term used for a range of ordinary circumstances

The whole translation is nothing but a Lie which has not only cheated the court but also the whole nation. The exact translation of ” Yeh Kya Korua” is ” What did you all do ” and NOT  ” Whats happened” as said by Sanjay Kak.   

In this case ,the caller was refering to more than one person. If the question would have been asked refering to only a single person , it would have been something like “Yeh Kya Koruth?” Anyone who knows Kashmiri would tell you whatz correct .

To translate it in plain hindi it means “Yeh Kya Kar Diya ?” ….and Kak changed the real meaning ……………….For ? 

Whats Happened ” when translated in Kashmiri would be ” Kya Gov or Kya Che Gomut ?”

The question still haunting my mind is (a) Does Sanjay Kak know Kashmiri ? (b) And if he does …what made him defend a person who had been accused of attacking the Indian parliament ?

Would Sanjay respond ?  

Their Strategies and Their Motives

The “Battle For Kashmir ” has entered into a different segment . A massive effort is being put to influence the so called “liberal” and the “leftist” class of India and work on to influence the new generation of so called ” liberals” to accept that Kashmir needs to be free from India.

Having closely followed the different strategies , after failing miserably with the Guns and also now as the  Kashmir issue is connected with Global Terrorism , the idea of spreading the message of “Azaadi” [ read poison ] to rest of country has started in a very well planned way.

The first plan was to present a picture that the “Battle For Kashmir ” was not a religious issue. For this they may have used Sanjay Kak to make a movie called “Jashn E Azadi” and started the screenings of the movie across the country.

Incidently Sanjay Kak was one of the two translators who were preseneted by the lawyers of Geelani , who was then accused in Parliament Attack case. What people do not know that Sanjay Kak translated it all wrong so as the accused are set free. The other translator , Sampat Prakash , has now formally joined JKLF and is on a tour which is called Safar E Azadi. So much similar to Jashn E Azadi. 

The ever “liberal” and anything opposite to Indian cause activist , Arundhati Roy and terrorists leader and commander in chief of JKLF , Yasin Malik, have been seen at the screenings of Jashn E Azadi.

The screenings were later taken to many colleges and shown discretely , with the idea to corrupt the thought of a growing teenager .

Another interesting activity I noticed is the way these strategists use the innocent tourists to further and justify the cause , which is based on Islamic Fanaticism.

Looking at “Kashmir Blog ” , the author of the Blog has very conveniently used a innocent write up of a student traveller to Kashmir , and used it as a propaganda tool . The innocent Mumbai girls wouldn’t have even imagined that she has been used by those people whose master sit across the border. There would be many Rias and Gayatris who would not be aware how they have been influenced and used as a propogonda for a cause , a cause which has been run though power of guns and having contacts with Al Qaeda and supported by Pakistan.

The systematic corruption and influencing the people in wrong direction end up with incidents like these , the latest being on in Hyderabad yesterday.

And for the “liberals” , they would be just preparing to even defend those who may have been behind bars. [ I wonder where these “liberals” were when Taslima was attacked in Hyderabad.

The process of building a lobby to justify separation of Kashmir from India , is working over time. It would be nice to see if the Govt and its agencies keep a watch and take prompt action , before this infection turns into a cancer and engulfs the whole nation..

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