In 2017, due to a lack of candidates standing for elections, the number of conseillers was reduced from 28 to 18, with nine elected every two years. They convey the warmth of welcome, the outstanding natural beauty and the sense of relaxation that epitomise Herm. [67], Prior to the growth of the finance industry, the island's main industries were quarrying and horticulture. Guernsey loophole towers and a large collection of … The last clameur recorded on Sark was raised in June 1970 to prevent the construction of a garden wall. A beautiful Island which is home to a seal colony, puffins, seabirds, the best beaches in the British Isles, great caves to explore, and a great Island community. The annual Sark to Jersey Rowing Race is contested by teams from both bailiwicks. [32] The industry regulator is the Guernsey Financial Services Commission, which was established in 1987. The candidates endorsed by their various business interests on the island failed to win any seats in the elections held in 2008[8] and 2010. The warmest months are July and August, when temperatures are generally around 20 °C (68 °F) with some days occasionally going above 24 °C (75 °F). German military rule on Sark began on 4 July 1940, the day after the Guernsey Kommandant Major Albrecht Lanz and his interpreter and chief of staff Major Maas visited the island to inform the Dame and Seigneur (Sibyl and Robert Hathaway) of the new regime. [80] Guernsey has also introduced a new lower £50k tax cap for new residents for three years, subject to buying an Open Market Part A house with a document duty in excess of that amount, and not having lived in Guernsey or Alderney for three years prior.[81]. [35] 50% of the days are overcast. Clark). Just 3 miles from Guernsey, the second largest island in the Channel Island, Herm Island is a short 30 minute boat ride away. In 1866, he published a novel set on Guernsey, Travailleurs de la Mer (Toilers of the Sea), which he dedicated to the island. Pursuant to the royal letters patent, the Seigneur was to keep the island inhabited by at least 40 armed men. “We are delighted with the Herm edition stamps, which capture the island perfectly. Magloire had been Samson of Dol's successor as bishop of Dol, but retired and founded a monastery in Sark where he died in the late sixth century. There are no taxes on income, capital gains or inheritances. Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Herm. In 933, it was included in the Duchy of Normandy, based on the traditional boundaries of the Lugdunensis secunda and the archbishopric of Rouen. If a resident chooses not to declare the value of their personal assets, they can elect to pay a flat-rate under the Forfait method. It lies roughly north of Saint-Malo and to the west of Jersey and the Cotentin Peninsula. [37] This designation recognises that Sark is sufficiently clear of light pollution to allow naked-eye astronomy. [86] The Bailiwick ranked 10th in the world in 2015 with an average life expectancy of 82.47 years. At the scene, he must, in front of witnesses, recite the Lord's Prayer in French and cry out "Haro, Haro, Haro! Herm Island Gardens A sub tropical paradise. Herm Island is located just three miles off Guernsey in the Channel Islands, and measures just a mile and a half long and half a mile wide. Average weekly mean air temperature reaches 16 °C (60.8 °F) in August. Herm Island – 140 followers, 60 following, 245 Pins | Herm's beauty, tranquility & charm make it a world class holiday destination to get away from it all. herm-island.com receives about 5 unique visitors per day, and it is ranked 16,777,215 in the world. The seneschal is appointed by the Seigneur; or, nowadays, formally, by an Appointment Committee, consisting of the Seigneur and two other members appointed by the Seigneur. Herm Island accommodation is available to Bailiwick of Guernsey and Isle of Man residents until further notice. The location is also the highest point in the Bailiwick of Guernsey. [50] This proposal was rejected by the Privy Council and the 28 conseiller option was reinstated in February 2008 and accepted by Privy Council in April 2008. Every inch of the island is steeped in history and mystery. [4] Its decline has been linked with the arrival of English-speaking miners in 1835, and increased tourism in more recent years. [78] All Guernsey-resident individuals are subject to an upper limit on their tax liability, which is known as the "tax cap". [42] Sark does not have its own separate ISO issued Country Code and is treated as represented by Guernsey’s country code (GG) for those purposes. They spell it Sargia,[11] with the neighbouring island Bissargia,[11]:41 all the other documents are from the 11th to the 12th century and the forms are : Serc, Serch, Sercum, Serco.[10]:124. 190 likes. [34] In 2017 Private Eye also reported on the situation, following the Barclays' decision to close their vineyard and a number of hotels and shops they own on Sark.[35]. Most children returned home after the war ended in 1945. School is divided into 4 classes. [62], Both the Guernsey Post postal boxes (since 1969) and the telephone boxes (since 2002) are painted blue, but otherwise are identical to their British counterparts, the red pillar box and red telephone box. The French attempted to invade Jersey a year later in 1549 but were defeated by the militia. The elections are held on the basis of a single multi-member Sark-wide constituency, with the nine candidates receiving most votes being elected. herm-island.com uses n/a web technologies and links to network IP address 217.69.40.156. À mon aide mon Prince, on me fait tort!" Guernsey has a public bus service, operated by CT Plus on behalf of the States of Guernsey Environment and Infrastructure Department. There are no universities in the island. [10]:124 Finally, no specialist ever identified any Proto-Semitic element in the French coastal toponymy, even on the French mediterranean side. According to the vita of Magloire, the monastery housed 62 monks and a school for the instruction of the sons of noble families from the Cotentin. A narrow gauge railway was built by the German forces during WW2 to transport materials used in the construction of coastal defenses. Taken together with the separate jurisdictions of Alderney and Sark it forms the Bailiwick of Guernsey. Brothers David and Frederick Barclay had purchased an island within Sark's territorial waters in 1993[18] along with the hotels on the island. 34 tys. New roads were built and main roads metalled for ease of use by the military. Those who have a parent or grandparent born in the United Kingdom itself (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), or who have lived in the United Kingdom for 5 years, are not subject to this restriction. The whole island is extensively penetrated at sea level by natural cave formations that provide unique habitats for many marine creatures, notably sea anemones, some of which are only safely accessible at low tide. [114] Guernsey has also participated as a country in its own right in Commonwealth Games since 1970. [26], During the First World War, about 3,000 island men served in the British Expeditionary Force. Until 2013, the Seneschal of Sark was the head of the Chief Pleas. Jean de Quetteville of Jersey subsequently began preaching there, initially in a cottage at Le Clos à Geon and then at various houses around Sark. In addition Norman toponymy reveals a mixture of (Anglo-)Saxon and Old Norse (Old Danish) place name elements. Welcome to the official Herm Island Facebook page - paradise on your doorstep! [100] Since the 1960s the number of individual islanders raising these cattle for private supply has diminished significantly, Guernsey steers can still be occasionally seen grazing on L'Ancresse common. [66] Banks began setting up operations in the island from the early 1960s onwards in order to avoid high onshore taxes and restrictive regulation. Guernsey may not apply different immigration controls from the UK. [125], The racecourse on L'Ancresse Common was re-established in 2004 after a gap of 13 years, with the first new race occurring on 2 May 2005. The award is significant in that Sark is the first island community to have achieved this; other Dark-Sky Places have, up to now, been mainly uninhabited areas, and IDA chairman Martin Morgan-Taylor commended Sark residents for their effort. Herm Island, Guernsey, Channel Islands. It is a royal fief, which forms part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, with its own set of laws based on Norman law and its own parliament. The Guernsey Railway, effectively an electric tramway, began working on 20 February 1892 and was abandoned on 9 June 1934. [48], While the jurisdiction of Guernsey has complete autonomy over internal affairs and certain external matters, the topic of complete independence from the British Crown has been discussed widely and frequently, with ideas ranging from Guernsey obtaining independence as a Dominion to the bailiwicks of Guernsey and Jersey uniting and forming an independent Federal State within the Commonwealth, whereby both islands retain their independence with regards to domestic affairs but internationally, the islands would be regarded as one state.[12]. Half of the coastline of the nort… This is Herm Island in the Channel Islands, 70 miles from the south coast of England. This intensified during the Hundred Years War, when, starting in 1339, the island was occupied by the Capetians on several occasions. Sixteen Jurats, who need no specific legal training, are elected by the States of Election from among Islanders. [93] A Sark post box was painted gold to celebrate the event. [126] Races are held on most May day bank holidays, with competitors from Guernsey as well as Jersey, France and the UK participating. Sark has no company registry and relies on Guernsey's financial services commission.[66]. To the north of these is a common, leading to Mouisonniere Beach on the northern coast, with Oyster Point in the northwestern corner and La Pointe du Gentilhomme or Alderney Point at the northeastern corner. [68] Currently, the Personal Capital Tax ranges from a minimum of £450, to a maximum of £9,000 or 0.39% per annum (whichever is the lower). The Court of Appeal had ruled his powers to be in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights[31] and his powers were subject to further legal challenges on these grounds. In January 2011, the International Dark-Sky Association designated Sark as Europe's first Dark Sky Community[36] and the first Dark Sky Island in the world. Many of the laws, particularly those related to inheritance and the rule of the Seigneur, had changed little since they were enacted in 1565 under Queen Elizabeth I. [92] Carl Hester, who was brought up in Sark, won a gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Individual and Team Dressage events. The decision to purchase the airline was made to protect important air links to and from the island and the sale was completed on 15 May 2003. René Lepelley suggests a Scandinavian etymology that would explain the regular and late records of the root Serc- in the documents, according to him, it could be Old Norse serkr "shirt". [83] Passengers and goods arriving by ferry from Guernsey are transported from the wharf by tractor-pulled vehicles. George Métivier, a poet, wrote in Guernesiais. The football player Matt Le Tissier, for example, could have played for the Scottish or Welsh football teams, but opted to play for England instead. It was the highest annual mean temperature of 12.4 °C (54.3 °F). In 2012, the Education Department reported to the States Assembly that it had no need to re-examine the basis of higher education funding at the present time. [3], During the Middle Ages, the island was a haven for pirates that would use the "lamping technique" to ground ships close to her waters. The electricity, and postal services have been commercialised by the States and are now operated by companies wholly owned by the States of Guernsey. There are also two non-voting members: H.M. Procureur (analogous to the role of Attorney General) and H.M. Comptroller (analogous to Solicitor General), both appointed by the Crown and collectively known as the Law Officers of the Crown. However, 14% of the population claim some understanding of the language. Welcome to the official Herm Island Facebook page - paradise on your doorstep! The newer parcels mostly did not have the obligation to bear arms. No need to register, buy now! The oldest Courts of Guernsey can be traced back to the 9th century. During the Middle Ages, the island was populated by monastic communities. Its most notable member was the classicist William Kelly (1821–1906). White House Hotel is a 3 star country house hotel with a harbour-side setting and is the only hotel on Herm Island. [8], Evidence of Roman settlements on the island, and the discovery of amphorae from the Herculaneum area and Spain, show evidence of an intricate trading network with regional and long distance trade. [12][13] He proposes a comparison between the probable root of Sark, *Sarg-, and Proto-Semitic *śrq "redden; rise (as of the sun); east", noting Sark's position as the easternmost island of the Guernsey group. The original fire station was a large garage. When the Treizième was abolished, the Chief Pleas introduced an indexed-linked pension of £28,000 per year, payable to the Seigneur. [61] The publisher is a former longtime employee of the wealthy Barclay brothers, who own the small neighbouring island of Brecqhou. The two Bailiwicks of Guernsey and Jersey together form the geographical grouping known as the Channel Islands. Thus, every second year, nine conseillers are elected for the coming four years. In turn, Guernseymen traditionally refer to Jerseymen as crapauds ("toads"). Chief Pleas (French: Chefs Plaids; Sercquiais: Cheurs Pliaids) is the parliament of Sark. There are a variety of delightful bedrooms as well as separate cottages for self catering accommodation on Herm Island. For matters of extreme law enforcement the island calls upon the States of Guernsey Police Service. The island only has one hotel, one pub, one church, one farm and a couple of shops, but it does have an abundance of open countryside, wooded walks and wide sandy beaches. Herm Island is a unique and ideal place to 'get away from it all' for a short break or holiday, or to host a special event which will impress guests and business colleagues alike. The tiny island of Herm covering just 550 acres, is a sub tropical paradise supporting beautiful gardens laden with native and exotic plants. Douzeniers are elected for a four-year mandate, two Douzeniers being elected by parishioners at a parish meeting in November each year. [70], Guernsey enters Britain in Bloom with St Martin Parish winning the small town category twice in 2006 and 2011,[71] Saint Peter Port winning the large coastal category in 2014 and St Peter's winning the small coastal prize in 2015. The temperature rarely drops below freezing, although strong wind-chill from Arctic winds can sometimes make it feel like it. Richard Coates has suggested that in the absence of a Proto-Indo-European etymology it may be worthwhile looking for a Proto-Semitic source for the name. His home in St Peter Port, Hauteville House, is now a museum administered by the city of Paris. Originally, the word referred to any landowner, but today it is mostly used for a holder of one of the Quarantaine Tenements. Additional courts, such as the Magistrate's Court, which deals with minor criminal matters, and the Court of Appeal, which hears appeals from the Royal Court, have been added to the Island's legal system over the years. Guernsey's Church of England parishes fall under the See of Canterbury, having split from the Bishopric of Winchester in 2014. The Old English form of sark "shirt" (related to Old Norse serkr) is precisely serċ, syrċ > Middle English serk, serke, sark (through the Anglian variant). The aforementioned fire tender has a capacity of 2000 litres and a 60 metre reel to pump it onto the source of the fire, operated by the island’s team of 10 retained firefighters. [1] Sark (including the nearby island of Brecqhou) has an area of 2.10 square miles (5.44 km2).[2]. During World War II, the island, along with the other Channel Islands, was occupied by German forces between 1940 and 1945. The roadway called "The Bridge" across the end of the harbour at St Sampson's recalls the bridge that formerly linked the two parts of Guernsey at high tide. [32] Guernsey is home to Specsavers Optical Group and Healthspan also has its headquarters in Guernsey. Prior to this, pupils could leave school at the end of the term in which they turned 14, if they so wished: a letter was required to be sent to the Education department to confirm this. HERM ISLAND COTTAGE & LOG CABIN TARIFFS 2019 HIGH SEASON MID SEASON LOW SEASON Jul, Aug May, Jun, Sept Oct - Apr 7 Day 3 Day 7 Day 3 Day 7 Day 3 Day 1 BEDROOM Upper Keep £1064 n/a £854 £375 n/a n/a Lower Keep £1064 n/a £854 £375 £455 … This was removed after the War. Operation Basalt, during the night of 3–4 October 1942, captured a prisoner, and Hardtack 7 was a failed British landing in December 1943. [88][failed verification]. See more ideas about Island, Roasted hog, Bailiwick of guernsey. There are many examples of media taking Sark as an inspiration or setting. The island of Guernsey and the other Channel Islands represent the last remnants of the medieval Duchy of Normandy. 19.6% work in the finance industry and median earnings were £31,215. [94], Teaching in Guernsey is based on the English National Curriculum. [71], Sark has no company registry, and no company law. [15], As part of the peace between England and France, Pope Sixtus IV issued in 1483 a Papal bull granting the Privilege of Neutrality, by which the Islands, their harbours and seas, as far as the eye can see, were considered neutral territory. Sark (including the nearby island of Brecqhou) has an area of 2.10 square miles (5.44 km ). The Bailiff or Deputy Bailiff preside in the assembly. In the 19th century, two rail companies (London and South Western Railway and Great Western Railway[69]) ran competing boats from the UK mainland to St Peter Port, with a race to the only convenient berth. Hop on the ferry and 20 mins later you’ll be on a paradise island. Family and place names reflect this linguistic heritage. The designation was made in January 2011, following an audit by the IDA in 2010. By the beginning of the 18th century, Guernsey's residents were starting to settle in North America,[22] in particular founding Guernsey County in Ohio in 1810. In August 1990, an unemployed French nuclear physicist named André Gardes, armed with a semi-automatic weapon, attempted an invasion of Sark. Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants, featuring garden views. I am being wronged!"). The life expectancy is 80.1 years for males and 84.5 years for females. [90] Anyone may live in an open market property, but local market properties can only be lived in by those who qualify – either through being born in Guernsey (to at least one local parent), by obtaining a housing licence, or by virtue of sharing a property with someone who does qualify (living en famille). Normally the consent of Chief Pleas is obtained for this, but the Supreme Court ruled in R v Secretary of State for Justice [2014] UKSC 54 that it need not be. An individual is considered to be a resident for tax purposes if they have remained on the island for at least 90 days in any tax year. [49] The Douzaines levy an Occupiers Rate on properties to provide funding for running of the administration.[50]. Sark lies directly in line of approach to the runway of Guernsey airport, however, and low-flying[citation needed] aircraft regularly fly over the island. [12] The Guernsey Militia was first mentioned as operational in 1331 and would help defend the island for a further 600 years. Most visitors will agree that Herm Island is a magical place. During the English Civil War, Guernsey sided with the Parliamentarians. In Sark, the word tenant is used (and often pronounced as in French) in the sense of feudal landholder rather than the common English meaning of lessee. It should then be registered with the Greffe Office within 24 hours. It has one hotel, 20 self catering cottages & a campsite. The closest airports are Guernsey Airport and Jersey Airport. Herm Island is accesible by a regular boat service from St Peter Port in Guernsey. It replaced an earlier transport system which was worked by steam, the Guernsey Steam Tramway, which had operated from 6 June 1879 with six locomotives. The President of the Committee is the de facto head of government of Guernsey.[45]. [12], In 933, the Cotentin Peninsula including Avranchin which included the islands, were placed by the French King Ranulf under the control of William I. [28] The occupying German forces deported over 1,000 Guernsey residents to camps in southern Germany, notably to the Lager Lindele (Lindele Camp) near Biberach an der Riß and to Oflag VII-C in Laufen. Various forms of motorsport take place on the island, including races on the sands on Vazon beach as well as a quarter-mile "sprint" along the Vazon coast road. [33] The New Yorker magazine further illustrated the ongoing and escalating tensions between the Barclays and some of the longer-term residents. They act as a jury, as judges in civil and criminal cases and fix the sentence in criminal cases. Fly to Guernsey from the UK or take a … The proceeds from doing this were then paid directly to the Seigneur. [84] Catholics depend on the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth in England. [23] The threat of invasion by Napoleon prompted many defensive structures to be built at the end of that century. The population growth rate is 0.775% with 9.62 births/1,000 population, 8 deaths/1,000 population, and annual net migration of 6.07/1,000 population. Le Val des Terres, a steeply winding road rising south from St Peter Port to Fort George, is often the focus of both local and international hill-climb races. The Sark Ambulance Service operates two tractor-drawn ambulances,[89] and is able to treat casualties and transport them to the harbour for transfer onto the Guernsey marine ambulance launch, Flying Christine III, operated by Guernsey Ambulance and Rescue Service. [106] Traditional Guernsey recipes include a stew called Guernsey Bean Jar, that is particularly served at the annual Viaer Marchi festival. [65], Sark's economy depends primarily on tourism and financial services. 36K likes. Individuals may elect either of the following; Tax on non-Guernsey-source income restricted to £110,000, plus tax on Guernsey-source income (excluding Guernsey bank interest), or Taxed on worldwide income restricted to £220,000, including Guernsey-source income. Magloire's relics were venerated at the monastery until the mid-ninth century when Viking raids rendered Sark unsafe, and the monks departed for Jersey, taking the relics with them. There are many smaller islands, islets, rocks and reefs in Guernsey waters. Halloween turned out to be warmer than any other on record, with the temperature peaking at 18.3 °C (64.9 °F). However the initiative was opposed by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.[72]. A number of records were set in 2014. It is a royal fief, which forms part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, with its own set of laws based on Norman law and its own parliament. [43] Thus, from 2013, the Chief Pleas elects its own President, who presides in almost all cases. In 1611 the dismemberment of tenements was forbidden, but the order was not immediately followed. Guernsey has ten parishes, which act as civil administration districts with limited powers. In 1565, Helier de Carteret, Seigneur of St. Ouen in Jersey, received letters patent from Queen Elizabeth I granting him Sark as a fief in perpetuity on condition that he kept the island free of pirates and occupied by at least forty men who were of her English subjects or swore allegiance to the Crown. [29], During the late 1940s the island repaired the damage caused to its buildings during the occupation. [25], Le Braye du Valle was a tidal channel that made the northern extremity of Guernsey, Le Clos du Valle, a tidal island. Guernsey's climate is temperate with mild winters and warm, sunny summers. The States also make delegated legislation known as Ordinances (Ordonnances) and Orders (ordres) which do not require the Royal Assent. [b][27] The Privy Council of the United Kingdom approved the Sark law reforms on 9 April 2008. All the Sark rocks (and those of the nearby Channel Islands of Guernsey and Alderney) formed during geological activity in the continental crust above an ancient subduction zone. There is a narrow concrete road covering the entirety of the isthmus that was built in 1945 by German prisoners of war under the direction of the Royal Engineers. Post-GCSE pupils have a choice of transferring to the state-run Grammar School & Sixth Form Centre, or to the independent colleges for academic AS/A Levels/International Baccalureate Diploma Programme. Guernsey is composed of nine main rock types: two of these are granites and the rest gneiss. [14], In 1372, the island was invaded by Aragonese mercenaries under the command of Owain Lawgoch (remembered as Yvon de Galles), who was in the pay of the French king. There are 10 primary schools, plus two junior schools and three infant schools. Consequently, open market properties are much more expensive both to buy and to rent. A beautiful Island which is home to a seal colony, puffins, seabirds, the best beaches in the British Isles, great caves to explore, and a great Island community. The island has produced a world class tennis player in Heather Watson as well as professional squash players in Martine Le Moignan, Lisa Opie and Chris Simpson.[122]. In the story, gentleman-thief Arsène Lupin rescues Véronique d'Hergemont from a local superstition requiring the death of thirty women to appease vengeful spirits. Unlike in the UK, the income tax year in Guernsey aligns to the calendar year. Guernsey participates in the biennial Island Games, which it hosted in 1987 and 2003 at Footes Lane. The traditional pronunciation of Sark in the native Norman language is sèr [sɛr], with regular fall of final [k] like clerc in French. Herm Island is one of those best kept secrets that you only share with really good friends! The military history of the island has left a number of fortifications, including Castle Cornet, Fort Grey. [57], Public services, such as water, wastewater, the two main harbours and the airport are still owned and controlled by the States of Guernsey. [46] The UK Parliament is also a source of Guernsey law for those matters which are reserved to the UK, namely defence and foreign affairs. Newtel was the first alternative telecommunications company on the island and was acquired by Wave Telecom in 2010[60] and subsequently rebranded as Jersey Telecom. [15] Therefore, from his lands, 39 parcels or tenements, each sufficient for one family, were subdivided and granted to settlers, the tenants. [24], Until 2008, Sark's parliament (Chief Pleas) was a single chamber consisting of 54 members, comprising the Seigneur, the Seneschal, 40 owners of the tenements and 12 elected deputies. [15] This he duly did, leasing 40 parcels of land (known as "Tenements") at a low rent to forty families, mostly from St. Ouen, on condition that a house was built and maintained on each parcel and that "the Tenant" provided one man, armed with a musket, for the defence of the island. [41] The official residence of the Lieutenant Governor is Government House. If you would like to book accommodation for 2021 and do not live within the islands of Guernsey or the IOM, we will transfer or credit your booking should travel restrictions continue. Sark also exercises jurisdiction over the island of Brecqhou, only a few hundred feet west of Greater Sark. That code is used for statistical processing purposes by the Statistics Division of the United Nations Secretariat. The list of current Officers of the Island of Sark: Among the old laws of the Channel Islands is the old Norman custom of the clameur de haro. [clarification needed][Figures don't balance, 4 × 2 = 8 vs 12] The senior Douzenier is known as the Doyen (Dean). It consists of eighteen members (conseillers), elected for a period of office of four years. It has a population of about 500. The posts of Bailiff and Deputy Bailiff are Crown appointments. 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Since 2000, Chief Pleas was working on its own reform, responding to internal and international pressures. Guernsey became division champions comfortably on 24 March 2012,[116] they won the Combined Counties Premier Challenge Cup on 4 May 2012. A film adaptation starring Lily James and Jessica Brown Findlay was released in 2018. A draft law passed by the States can have no legal effect until formally approved by Her Majesty in Council and promulgated by means of an order in council. Thus a person whose housing licence expires may continue to own a Guernsey property, but will no longer be able to live in it. Before the occupation, 80% of Guernsey children had been evacuated to England to live with relatives or strangers during the war. Certain songs on the album, the title track especially, explore the stars, skies and nature. Sussex Cricket League in to force on 4 July 2019 Canterbury, having served King John, used Sark a... 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