TESOL 2019 Proposals

English teachers in Pakistan! Submit your proposal for TESOL 2019 to be held in Atlanta, Georgia. Deadline July 2, 2018. See  TESOL 2019 Proposals  for proposal details for the 2019 Convention. Applicants with accepted proposals may be eligible for partial funding by the Regional English Language Office (RELO), U.S. Embassy, Islamabad to attend the TESOL 2019 Convention!* Questions? …

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What Not to Bring to the Interview

Starting Monday, June 4, visa applicants and United States citizens visiting the American Citizen Services section will not be allowed to enter U.S. Embassy Islamabad while carrying any of the following items: Battery-operated or electronic devices, or any photographic equipment Luggage, shoulder bags/purses – only bags that can be carried by hand will be permitted …

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US Congressional Delegation Concludes Visit to Pakistan, Strengthens U.S.-Pak Ties

July 3, 2017                                                                                                    Contact: U.S. Embassy For Immediate Release                                                                                Public Affairs Section 44/ 2017                                                                                                          051-201-5427, 051-201-4596 Islamabad, July 3, 2017 – United States Senator John McCain, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman, leading a delegation including Senator Lindsey Graham, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator David …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Large Shia Procession on June 17, 2017 in Karachi

United States Consulate General Karachi, Pakistan Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Large Shia Procession on June 17, 2017 in Karachi June 16, 2017 This message alerts U.S. citizens that the Shia Community will hold a large procession in observance of “Yom-e-Ali,” Saturday, June 17 in Karachi. The procession will start about 1:00 p.m. near Nishtar …

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Remarks by President Trump at NATO Unveiling of the Article 5 and Berlin Wall Memorials – Brussels, Belgium

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release NATO Headquarters Brussels, Belgium PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you very much, Secretary General Stoltenberg.  Chancellor Merkel, thank you very much.  Other heads of state and government, I am honored to be here with members of an alliance that has promoted safety and peace across the …

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New Marketing Concepts Can Take Businesses to Next Level

Monday, May 22, Islamabad — American business consultant Dr. Terry Jackson coached Pakistani students and entrepreneurs on building effective marketing systems during a series of presentations last week in Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi.  The U.S. Embassy sponsored Jackson’s visit through its 2017 Entrepreneurship Speaker Series. Dr. Jackson, who has more than 25 years of experience …

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Ambassador Hale’s Inauguration of the Counter Terrorism Department Building

Date: May 11, 2017 Location: CTD Police Lines, Karachi Remarks as prepared. Inspector General Sindh, A. D. Khawaja, and Additional Inspector General for the Counter Terrorism Department, Dr. Sanaullah Abbasi, thank you for hosting us today. Police are on the front lines of Pakistan’s efforts to combat violent extremism, expand access to justice, and enforce …

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Ambassador Hale’s Inauguration of The Resource Group new IT services facility

Date: May 11, 2017 Location: TRG, Karachi Remarks as prepared. My thanks to Nadeem Elahi for hosting us. I would also like to recognize the management team of IBEX Global for traveling from the United States for today’s event. The United States is one of Pakistan’s largest trading partners and many American companies are present …

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Remarks at the United Nations Security Council Ministerial Session on D.P.R.K.

Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State United Nations New York City April 28, 2017 SECRETARY TILLERSON: Thank you, Secretary General, for that most helpful briefing. I shall now make a statement in my capacity as Secretary of State of the United States, and I thank you for the opportunity to address the Security Council. According …

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Ambassador Hale: “Innovation is Key to Pakistan’s Economic Development”

April 07, 2017 Contact: U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (051-201-5427, 051-201-4423) 21/ 2017 Islamabad, April 7, 2017 – American Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale said today that the United States and Pakistan are closely aligned on the key goal of Pakistan’s economic development, and that innovation is key to achieving this goal. Delivering remarks at …

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Ambassador Hale’s Participation in the Regional Peace Institute’s Bilateral Dialogue

Date: April 5, 2017  Location: Serena Hotel, Islamabad  Remarks as Prepared Many of you, both Americans and Pakistanis, have traveled long distances to be here, an indication of the value of today’s discussion. My thanks to Raoof Hasan and his team at the Regional Peace Institute for organizing this event and assembling such an eminent …

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Ambassador Remarks for Supply Chain Diversity Expo

Date: March 24, 2017 Remarks as Prepared  I’m pleased to be here to recognize the valuable work of the U.S. Pakistan Women’s Council and WECREATE to advance women in business. A country can’t achieve its full economic potential without the participation of its entire workforce. My thanks to WECREATE, Murtaza Zaidi, and the Indus Entrepreneurs …

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Ambassador Hale’s Concert in Celebration of Black History Month

Date: February 21, 2017 Location: Ambassador Residence Remarks as Prepared  Thank you for joining me today as we celebrate Black History Month. I want to thank Amikaeyla Gaston and the Mike Del Ferro Trio for headlining tonight’s celebration. Special thanks to the Embassy staff and the American Voices team for making this evening possible and making …

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Ambassador Hale’s Participation at the Kickoff Happy Hour for Black History Month

Date: February 21, 2017  Location: U.S. Embassy Islamabad  Remarks as Prepared  Thank you for joining me today, the first day of Black History Month 2017. I want to also thank Lieutenant Colonel Rofelio Grinston for emceeing the kick-off ceremony! And thanks to the Black History Month Planning Committee for all of your hard work in putting …

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American Consulate Lahore Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Heightened Threat Environment

The United States Consulate General in Lahore has been made aware of a potential for a violent attack in the Lahore area.  United States citizens are urged to postpone travel to government facilities for the immediate future. U.S. citizens are reminded that there is an active  Travel Warning  for Pakistan issued on October 7, 2016. U.S. citizens …

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Ambassador Hale Remarks at Art in Embassies Event

Date: January 25, 2017  Location: U.S. Embassy Islamabad  Remarks as Prepared  Good evening, and welcome. For fifty years, we have had a program to showcase art in our embassies around the world. It enriches our daily lives, creates cultural exchange, and demonstrates the diverse expression of American and Pakistani voices. I would like to recognize our Art …

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Remarks of President Donald J. Trump

Inaugural Address Friday, January 20, 2017 Washington, D.C. The Inaugural Address | whitehouse.gov As Prepared for Delivery – Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country …

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American Consulate Lahore Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Religious Protests on December 16

On December 16th at approximately 13:30 hrs, two different religious protests are expected to begin in Lahore.  The first will start at the Press Club and the second in Data Darbar. Both are scheduled to end at Faisal Chowk, Mall Road.  The subject of these protests is the presence of the Ahmadi community.  Even demonstrations …

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Mahogany Jones Concert

Date: December 11, 2016  Location: Aiwan-e-Quaid, Islamabad Remarks as Prepared  Good evening. Welcome to Aiwan-e-Quaid and to Mahogany Jones’ last performance here in Islamabad! Music is powerful. An Artist’s lyrics can challenge our understanding of the world around us and open our minds to new ideas.  Music can also bridge the gap between different cultures.  …

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Fulbright-Humphrey Alumni Association Annual Conference Opening Session

Date: December 02, 2016  Location: Higher Education Commission  Remarks as prepared  Thanks to Dr. Ahmed at the Higher Education Commission and Rita at USEFP for all of your hard work and effort in supporting our scholars as they head out to the United States and our alumni upon their return to Pakistan. What a great …

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امریکی سفیر ڈیوڈ ہیل کی جانب سے پی این سی اے میں پاکستانی عصری فن پاروں کی نمائش کا افتتاح

اسلا م آباد (۱۹ ِنومبر، ۲۰۱۶ء) __   پاکستان میں تعینات امریکی سفیر ڈیوڈ ہیل اور پاکستان نیشنل کونسل آف آرٹس (پی این سی اے) کے ڈائریکٹر جنرل سید جمال شاہ نے گذشتہ شب پی این سی اے میں پاکستان کے عصری فن پاروں کی ایک نمائش کا افتتاح کیا۔ تصویری نمائش میں ،جس کا موضوع …

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PNCA Exhibition Opening Remarks

Date: November 18, 2016  Location: Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) Good evening ladies and gentlemen. We are delighted to support this wonderful exhibit, “Open Field.” I would like to thank PNCA Director General Jamal Shah for hosting the exhibit, curator Aasim Akhtar, Kuch Khaas Center CEO Michelle Tania, and visiting American curator Vicky Clark …

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Retirement of Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard G. Olson

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY KERRY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release On behalf of the entire State Department, I congratulate Ambassador Rick Olson on his retirement after three decades of dedicated service to the country. Rick is quite simply one of our most distinguished diplomats, a career member of the Senior …

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U.S.-funded Bannu-Miran Shah-Ghulam Khan Road Opens

Islamabad, November 15, 2016 – The American Embassy congratulates the people of Pakistan, the FATA Secretariat and the Frontier Works Organization on the opening of the Bannu-Miran Shah-Ghulam Khan road inaugurated today by Pakistani Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif.  The United States is proud to have partnered with the Pakistani government to restore …

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Ambassador Hale’s Climate Change Conference Remarks

Thanks to Senator Mushahid, Samina Baig, and PUAN Country President Faisal Malik, Haseeb Kiyani, and the planning committee for their hard work organizing this conference bringing together bright exchange alumni from nine countries, in person and by video. Being part of an exchange program is a life-changing experience. I first learned this growing up in …

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Ambassador Hale’s National/Election Day Remarks

Ministers, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen: Thank you for joining us to celebrate the 240th anniversary of America’s Declaration of Independence, and the election of our 45th president.  Thank you to the Marine Corps Color Guard for bringing ceremony to this occasion.  Thank you our team at the American Embassy for organizing this event, and …

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Statement by the Press Secretary

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 9, 2016 From the White House residence, the President phoned Donald Trump to congratulate him on his victory early this morning. The President also called Secretary Clinton and expressed admiration for the strong campaign she waged throughout the country. The President will make …

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Statement by the President

Rose Garden 12:20 P.M. EST The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon, everybody.  Yesterday, before votes were tallied, I shot a video that some of you may have seen in which I said to the American people:  Regardless of which side you were on in the election, …

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U.S. Embassy Encourages Pakistani Students to Apply for Exchange Programs

Islamabad, November 8, 2016 – U.S. Embassy Islamabad and its partners are currently accepting applications from Pakistani students for several U.S. exchange programs. Interested students should apply immediately, as deadlines are approaching quickly. Students accepted into these programs are not responsible for any program costs; the U.S. government will pay for international airfare and other …

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U.S. Statement – Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Ministerial Conference October 26, 2016 Islamabad, Pakistan

President Nakao, Finance Minister Dar, ladies and gentlemen.  I would like to thank the Asian Development Bank and Pakistan for organizing this conference.  The United States has strongly supported CAREC since its inception.  It is an honor to be here today with others who are building a stable and prosperous Central Asia – one more …

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Joint Statement from the Seventh Meeting of the U.S. – Pakistan TIFA Council

Ambassador Michael Froman and Pakistan’s Minister of Commerce Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan, met in Washington DC to discuss a variety of trade and investment issues and to chart a path forward on improving bilateral trade and investment flows over the next five years.  The United States – Pakistan Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) is the primary mechanism for both Parties to discuss trade and investment issues and focus …

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U.S. funded PhD scholars return aiming to transform education in Pakistan

Islamabad, October 19, 2016 – Twenty Four PhD scholars who received their degrees in the United States with U.S. government assistance shared their experiences at an event in Islamabad.  Upon graduation, the scholars returned to Pakistan to serve as faculty members at Pakistani universities. In total, the U.S. government through the U.S. Agency for International …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Countrywide–Security Precautions during Ashura Processions

This Security Message alerts U.S. citizens that many religious gatherings known as “Majalis” will occur during the first ten days of Muharram (which began October 3rd), culminating in large processions during Ashura on the 8th, 9th, and 10th days (Oct. 10th-12th). The U.S. Mission expects very large processions of up to 50,000 participants in the …

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Ambassador Hale Remarks at the USEFP Dinner

Date: September 26, 2016  Location: Serena Hotel  Remarks as Prepared  I wanted to drop by tonight because I want to thank you for your efforts to increase educational ties between the United States and Pakistan. Last October, President Obama and Prime Minister Sharif met at the White House. Among other things, they committed to expanding …

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Remarks by President Obama at Leaders Summit on Refugees

United Nations New York, New York September 20, 2016 3:43 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Yusra, we could not be prouder of you — not just for the great introduction, but more importantly, for your courage and your resilience and the great example that you’re setting for children everywhere, including your eight-year-old sister, …

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Ambassador Hale’s Remarks at the Special Talent Exchange Program (STEP) “Supporting Women With Disabilities” Conference

Date: September 22, 2016 Location: Islamabad  Remarks as Prepared Assalamu Aleikum. Thank you for that kind introduction. I am glad to be here today to join in celebrating the success of the STEP “Supporting Women with Disabilities” conference. Promoting disability rights is an integral part of our efforts to promote human rights more broadly. Discrimination …

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Secretary Kerry’s Meeting With Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 20, 2016 The below is attributable to John Kirby, Spokesperson: Secretary Kerry met Monday with Pakistani Prime Minister Sharif to discuss our strong, long-term bilateral partnership and to build upon the U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue. The Secretary commended the Prime Minister for restoring macroeconomic stability to Pakistan over …

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USAID’s Initiative Succeeds in Increasing the Use of Research for Policy Reforms in Pakistan

Islamabad, September 21, 2016 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has helped Pakistan strengthen its institutional capacity and policy making by fostering evidence-based decision-making on public policy issues. USAID partnered with the International Food Policy Research Institute from July 2011 to July 2016 on the Pakistan Strategy Support Program.  Working with the …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Absentee Voting Week is September 26-October 3

Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2016 elections is October 10. For some voters this might mean their paper voter registration and absentee ballot request must reach their local …

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Appointments

We require an appointment for all routine services. The online appointment system allows you to schedule your own appointment in a time slot that suits you. This process is fast and easy and improves the quality and efficiency of the service that we provide. We recommend you make passport renewal appointments at least six months …

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Routine Services

Passports Welcome to Passport Services of the U.S. Consulate General Lahore. We provide services for U.S. Citizens in Punjab.  We are open for appointments on most weekday mornings, but are closed on all U.S. and Pakistani public holidays. Appointments must be scheduled using our online system. Please note that you must schedule one appointment for …

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CRBA

Congratulations on the birth of your child.  In order to obtain a U.S. passport for your child we first need to determine if they acquired U.S. citizenship at birth.  This is done by applying for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad. At least one parent and the child must be physically present for your appointment. …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Disruptions in Karachi

The U.S. Consulate General in Karachi wants to advise US citizens of large protests scheduled to begin on September 6th that could cause traffic and travel disruptions in Karachi, including to and from the airport. There is also increased potential for protests through the September 11th anniversary and Eid-ul-Azha holiday. U.S. citizens are reminded that …

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The United States Invites Pakistani Businesses to U.S. Woodworking Trade Show

September 01, 2016 Contact: U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (051-208-2911, 051-208-1136) 72/2016        Islamabad, September 01, 2016 – Representatives from Pakistani businesses traveled to the United States to participate in the 2016 International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta, Georgia.  The IWF is one of the world’s premier furniture manufacture, architectural woodwork, custom and general woodworking trade shows, …

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Lost or Stolen Green Card

Permanent Resident Alien Registration Cards (commonly known as Form I-551 or “green cards”) can be issued or replaced only by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). A Legal Permanent Resident whose green card has been lost /stolen or expired while out of the U.S. for less than one year (or prior to the …

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Pakistani Businesses Attend Major U.S. Healthcare Trade Show to Build Business Opportunities

August 5, 2016 Contact: U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (051-201-5427, 051-201-4423) 66/ 2016 Islamabad, August 5, 2016 – Eleven Pakistani businesses recently attended the 68th American Association for Clinical Chemistry Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Pennsylvania. At the Expo, the delegation learned about the latest healthcare technology and attended sessions on topics …

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Pakistani Students and Faculty Travel to the United States to Conduct Energy Research

August 4, 2016 Contact: U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (051-201-5427, 051-201-4423) 65/ 2016 Islamabad, August 4, 2016 – U.S. and Pakistani officials gathered today  to recognize 33 Pakistani graduate students and two faculty members who will soon travel to the United States to spend a semester at Arizona State University and Oregon State University.  During …

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Ambassador Hale pays respects to family of Abdul Sattar Edhi

American Ambassador David Hale paid his respects to the family of Abdul Sattar Edhi, praising the late humanitarian for his philanthropy and “compassion for humanity.” He said Edhi “promoted human rights through his tireless work assisting the needy, regardless of ethnicity or religion, and his philanthropic work reached many communities across the globe, including in …

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USAID Helping Pakistan Solve Water Issues

Jamshoro – U.S. Consul General Brian Heath congratulated 20 Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) students and faculty who are part of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded U.S. Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Water (USPCAS-W).  The delegates are heading to the University of Utah to do research as part of …

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U.S.-Pakistani University Partnership Supports Business Administration in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The United States Embassy in Islamabad and the U.S. Consulate General in Peshawar facilitated a conference in Islamabad under the banner of “International Perspectives on Research and Teaching” on the theme of business administration.  The conference marked the culmination of a three-year university partnership between the University of Kentucky in the United States and a …

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U.S. Consulate Peshawar Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Institute of Management Sciences Peshawar (IM Sciences)

U.S. Consul General Peshawar William Martin  and the Director of the Institute of Management Sciences (IM Sciences) Dr. Muhammad Mohsin Khan  signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to upgrade the status of an existing Reading Lounge to “Lincoln Corner,” in a ceremony here today.  The Reading Lounge was established in the institute’s central library in …

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Ambassador Hale Remarks on Access Opening Ceremony

Date: February 16, 2016  Location: Marriott Hotel  Remarks as Prepared  Good afternoon.  I am pleased to be here with you today to celebrate the beginning of your two-year English Access Microscholarship Program. Thank you, Principal Waqar Ahmad Shaikh, and all those from Sir Syed Public School Rawalpindi who have been our great partners in the …

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