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Edgar Degas
The Ballet, c. 1880

pastel on light tan paper mounted on board
framed: 20 x 17 in. (50.8 x 43.2 cm)
sheet: 12 3/4 x 10 in. (32.4 x 25.4 cm)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Corcoran Collection (William A. Clark Collection)

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Edgar Degas
Blue Dancer and Double Basses, 1891

oil on panel
overall: 21.6 x 15.8 x 0.5 cm (8 1/2 x 6 1/4 x 3/16 in.)
framed: 34.2 x 28.7 x 3 cm (13 7/16 x 11 5/16 x 1 3/16 in.)
Private Collection

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Edgar Degas
Study of a Dancer (Study for Ballet Rehearsal on Stage), 1874

pencil on pale blue paper
overall: 33 x 20.5 cm (13 x 8 1/16 in.)
framed: 59.4 x 46.9 x 4.6 cm (23 3/8 x 18 7/16 x 1 13/16 in.)
Private Collection, courtesy Ambroise Duchemin

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Edgar Degas
Portrait of Eugénie Fiocre a propos of the Ballet "La Source", 1867–1868

oil on canvas
overall: 130 x 144 cm (51 3/16 x 56 11/16 in.)
framed: 160 x 175.3 x 15.9 cm (63 x 69 x 6 1/4 in.)
Brooklyn Museum, Gift of James H. Post, A. Augustus Healy, and John T. Underwood, 1921, 21.111

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Edgar Degas
The Song Rehearsal, c. 1872

oil on canvas
overall: 80.96 x 64.93 cm (31 7/8 x 25 9/16 in.)
framed: 100.33 x 85.09 x 8.89 cm (39 1/2 x 33 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.)
House Collection, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC; Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, 1940, HC.P.1918.02

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Edgar Degas
Madame Camus, 1869/1870

oil on canvas
overall: 72.7 x 92.1 cm (28 5/8 x 36 1/4 in.)
framed: 97.1 x 117.1 cm (38 1/4 x 46 1/8 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Chester Dale Collection

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Edgar Degas
The Orchestra of the Opéra, 1870

oil on canvas
overall: 56.6 x 46 cm (22 5/16 x 18 1/8 in.)
framed: 78 x 69 cm (30 11/16 x 27 3/16 in.)
Musée d'Orsay, Paris, RF 2417
Copyright RMN-Grand Palais / photo: Hervé Lewandowski / Art Resource, NY

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Edgar Degas
The Ballet from "Robert Le Diable", 1871–1872

oil on canvas
overall: 66 x 54.3 cm (26 x 21 3/8 in.)
framed: 87 x 77.2 x 8.9 cm (34 1/4 x 30 3/8 x 3 1/2 in.)
Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929, (29.100.552)

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Edgar Degas
Dancers with Double Basses, c. 1879

pastel, black chalk and ink wash on paper
overall: 36 x 65 cm (14 3/16 x 25 9/16 in.)
framed: 56.5 x 85.4 x 7.6 cm (22 1/4 x 33 5/8 x 3 in.)
Private Collection, courtesy of Kristy Stubbs Gallery, Dallas

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Edgar Degas
The Ballet Rehearsal on Stage, 1874

oil on canvas
overall: 65 x 81.5 cm (25 9/16 x 32 1/16 in.)
framed: 89.5 x 105.5 cm (35 1/4 x 41 9/16 in.)
Musée d'Orsay, Paris, Bequest of Isaac de Camondo, 1911
Copyright RMN-Grand Palais / Photo: Patrice Schmidt. / Art Resource, NY

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Edgar Degas
Dancers at the Old Opera House, c. 1877

pastel over monotype on laid paper
overall: 21.8 x 17.1 cm (8 9/16 x 6 3/4 in.)
framed: 35.5 x 31.1 x 3.8 cm (14 x 12 1/4 x 1 1/2 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection

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Edgar Degas
Dancer with a Bouquet Curtseying on Stage, 1878

pastel on wove paper mounted on canvas
overall: 72 x 77.5 cm (28 3/8 x 30 1/2 in.)
framed: 98.6 x 103 x 10 cm (38 13/16 x 40 9/16 x 3 15/16 in.)
Musée d'Orsay, Paris, Bequest of Isaac de Camondo, 1911, RF 4039
Copyright RMN-Grand Palais / photo: Hervé Lewandowski / Art Resource, NY

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Edgar Degas
Dancer Seen from Behind and Three Studies of Feet, c. 1878

black chalk and pastel on blue-gray laid paper
overall: 45.6 x 59.8 cm (17 15/16 x 23 9/16 in.)
framed: 72.1 x 92.4 x 5.7 cm (28 3/8 x 36 3/8 x 2 1/4 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Myron A. Hofer in memory of his mother, Mrs. Charles Hofer

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Edgar Degas
Seated Dancer (Nelly Franklin), c. 1880

charcoal heightened with white chalk
overall: 46 x 31 cm (18 1/8 x 12 3/16 in.)
framed: 69 x 54 x 4 cm (27 3/16 x 21 1/4 x 1 9/16 in.)
Private Collection

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Edgar Degas
Two Dancers, c. 1880

charcoal and pastel on green paper
framed: 67.7 x 83.2 x 3.2 cm (26 5/8 x 32 3/4 x 1 1/4 in.)
overall: 48 x 63.5 cm (18 7/8 x 25 in.)
David Lachenmann Collection

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Edgar Degas
On Stage I, 1876

soft-ground etching and drypoint on wove paper
sheet: 16 x 24.5 cm (6 5/16 x 9 5/8 in.)
plate: 12 x 16.2 cm (4 3/4 x 6 3/8 in.)
framed: 32 x 39.5 x 3.5 cm (12 5/8 x 15 9/16 x 1 3/8 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Rosenwald Collection

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Edgar Degas
Dancers in the Wings, 1879/1880

etching, aquatint, and drypoint on wove paper
plate: 13.9 x 10.3 cm (5 1/2 x 4 1/16 in.)
sheet: 30.5 x 21.8 cm (12 x 8 9/16 in.)
framed: 6.1 x 4.9 x 3.3 cm (15 9/16 x 12 5/8 x 1 5/16 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Rosenwald Collection

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Edgar Degas
Ballet Dancers, c. 1877

pastel and gouache over monotype
overall: 29.7 x 26.9 cm (11 11/16 x 10 9/16 in.)
framed: 46.6 x 43.5 x 6.3 cm (18 3/8 x 17 1/8 x 2 1/2 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection

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Edgar Degas
Dancer in Green, c. 1878

pastel on paper
overall: 46 x 30 cm (18 1/8 x 11 13/16 in.)
framed: 78.7 x 61 cm (31 x 24 in.)
New Orleans Museum of Art: Gift of Charles C. Henderson in Memory of Nancy S. Henderson, 74.282

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Edgar Degas
Ballet Scene, c. 1907

pastel on greenish transparent tracing paper
overall: 76.8 x 111.2 cm (30 1/4 x 43 3/4 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Chester Dale Collection

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Edgar Degas
The Dance Lesson, c. 1879

oil on canvas
overall: 38 x 88 cm (14 15/16 x 34 5/8 in.)
framed: 59.7 x 108.3 x 5.1 cm (23 1/2 x 42 5/8 x 2 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon

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Edgar Degas
The Dance Class, c. 1880

oil on canvas
overall: 39.4 x 88.4 cm (15 1/2 x 34 13/16 in.)
framed: 60 x 109.2 x 6 cm (23 5/8 x 43 x 2 3/8 in.)
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark, 1924, 1955.562

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Edgar Degas
Dancers in the Rehearsal Room with a Double Bass, c. 1882–1885

oil on canvas
39.1 x 89.5 cm (15 3/8 x 35 1/4 in.)
framed: 58.4 x 109.2 x 10.2 cm (23 x 43 x 4 in.)
Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (29.100.127)

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Edgar Degas
Before the Ballet, 1890/1892

oil on canvas
overall: 40 x 88.9 cm (15 3/4 x 35 in.)
framed: 59.7 x 109.8 x 8.2 cm (23 1/2 x 43 1/4 x 3 1/4 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Widener Collection

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Edgar Degas
Study of a Theater Box, 1880

pastel and oil on board laid down on canvas
overall: 66 x 53 cm (26 x 20 7/8 in.)
framed: 87.6 x 76.2 x 12.7 cm (34 1/2 x 30 x 5 in.)
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Lewis Collection, 377-2014

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Edgar Degas
Theater Box, 1885

pastel on paper
overall: 56 x 41 cm (22 1/16 x 16 1/8 in.)
framed: 88.9 x 73.7 x 10.2 cm (35 x 29 x 4 in.)
Hammer Museum, The Armand Hammer Collection, Gift of the Armand Hammer Foundation. AH.90.22.

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Edgar Degas
Practicing in the Rehearsal Room, 1873–1875

oil on canvas
overall: 40.64 x 54.61 cm (16 x 21 1/2 in.)
framed: 57.9 x 71.7 x 8 cm (22 13/16 x 28 1/4 x 3 1/8 in.)
The Phillips Collection, Gift of Anonymous Donor, initiated 2001, completed 2006, 2001.014.0001

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Edgar Degas
The Dance Class, c. 1873

oil on canvas
overall: 47.63 x 62.23 cm (18 3/4 x 24 1/2 in.)
framed: 72.39 x 87.63 x 9.53 cm (28 1/2 x 34 1/2 x 3 3/4 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Corcoran Collection (William A. Clark Collection)

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Edgar Degas
Three Studies of Ludovic Halévy Standing, c. 1880

charcoal on tan laid paper
56 x 41 cm (22 1/16 x 16 1/8 in.)
framed: 88.9 x 73.7 x 10.2 cm (35 x 29 x 4 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, 1985.64.88

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Edgar Degas
The Dance Class, 1872

oil on canvas
overall: 32.7 x 46.3 cm (12 7/8 x 18 1/4 in.)
framed: 51.7 x 65.5 cm (20 3/8 x 25 13/16 in.)
Musée d'Orsay, Paris, Bequest of Isaac de Camondo, 1911, RF 1977
Copyright RMN-Grand Palais / Photo: Tony Querrec / Art Resource, NY

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Edgar Degas
The Dance Class, begun 1873, completed 1875–1876

oil on canvas
overall: 85.5 x 75 cm (33 11/16 x 29 1/2 in.)
framed: 109.5 x 99.3 cm (43 1/8 x 39 1/8 in.)
Musée d'Orsay, Paris, Bequest of Isaac de Camondo, 1911, RF 1976
Copyright RMN-Grand Palais / Photo: Adrien Didierjean / Art Resource, NY

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Edgar Degas, executed in collaboration with Vicomte Lepic
The Ballet Master, c. 1876

monotype (black ink) heightened and corrected with white chalk or wash on laid paper
plate: 56.5 x 70 cm (22 1/4 x 27 9/16 in.)
sheet: 62 x 85 cm (24 7/16 x 33 7/16 in.)
framed: 83.2 x 95.9 x 6.6 cm (32 3/4 x 37 3/4 x 2 1/2 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Rosenwald Collection, 1964, 1964.8.1782

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Edgar Degas
Spanish Dancers and Musicians, c. 1869

watercolor and pen and black ink on wove paper
overall (arched): 51.4 x 26 cm (20 1/4 x 10 1/4 in.)
framed: 43.8 x 58.9 x 3.2 cm (17 1/4 x 23 3/16 x 1 1/4 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Woodner Collection, 2000, 2000.25.3

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Edgar Degas
Dancers, 1879

gouache, oil pastel, and oil paint on silk
overall: 21.7 x 60.5 cm (8 9/16 x 23 13/16 in.)
framed: 51.1 x 81.3 x 4.8 cm (20 1/8 x 32 x 1 7/8 in.)
Tacoma Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. W. Hilding Lindberg, 1983, 1983.1.8

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Edgar Degas
Dance Examination, 1880

pastel on paper
overall: 62.2 x 46.5 cm (24 1/2 x 18 5/16 in.)
framed: 81.9 x 66.6 cm (32 1/4 x 26 1/4 in.)
Lent by the Denver Art Museum, 1941.6

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Edgar Degas
Mademoiselle Malot, c. 1877

oil on canvas
overall: 81.1 x 65.1 cm (31 15/16 x 25 5/8 in.)
framed: 106 x 90.8 cm (41 3/4 x 35 3/4 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Chester Dale Collection, 1963.10.18

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Edgar Degas
The Curtain, c. 1880

pastel over charcoal and monotype on laid paper mounted on board
sheet: 29 x 33.3 cm (11 7/16 x 13 1/8 in.)
framed: 43.9 x 47.9 x 8.5 cm (17 5/16 x 18 7/8 x 3 3/8 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon

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Edgar Degas
Dancers Backstage, 1876/1883

oil on canvas
overall: 24.2 x 18.8 cm (9 1/2 x 7 3/8 in.)
framed: 43.8 x 38.1 x 6.3 cm (17 1/4 x 15 x 2 1/2 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection

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Edgar Degas
Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, 1878–1881

pigmented beeswax, clay, metal armature, rope, paintbrushes, human hair, silk and linen ribbon, cotton faille bodice, cotton and silk tutu, linen slippers, on wooden base
overall without base: 98.9 x 34.7 x 35.2 cm (38 15/16 x 13 11/16 x 13 7/8 in)
weight: 49 lb. (22.226 kg)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon

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Edgar Degas
Ludovic Halévy Encounters Madame Cardinal in the Wings, c. 1876–1877

monotype (black ink) on white laid paper
overall: 16 x 21.3 cm (6 5/16 x 8 3/8 in.)
framed: 35 x 43 x 5 cm (13 3/4 x 16 15/16 x 1 15/16 in.)
Collection André Bromberg

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Edgar Degas
The Rehearsal Room, c.1876/1877

monotype (black ink)
plate: 16 x 11.8 cm (6 5/16 x 4 5/8 in.)
sheet: 17.8 x 13.3 cm (7 x 5 1/4 in.)
framed: 39.5 x 32 x 3.3 cm (15 9/16 x 12 5/8 1 5/16 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Rosenwald Collection, 1948, 1948.11.58

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Edgar Degas
The Rehearsal Room, c. 1876–1877

monotype (black ink) on white laid paper, first print
overall: 16.2 x 11.9 cm (6 3/8 x 4 11/16 in.)
framed: 29 x 23.5 x 3 cm (11 7/16 x 9 1/4 x 1 3/16 in.)
Collection André Bromberg

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Edgar Degas
Pauline and Virginie Conversing with Admirers, c. 1876–1877

monotype (black ink) on India paper
plate: 21.5 x 16.1 cm (8 7/16 x 6 5/16 in.)
sheet: 28.7 x 19.1 cm (11 5/16 x 7 1/2 in.)
framed: 49.85 x 39.69 x 2.22 cm (19 5/8 x 15 5/8 x 7/8 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Meta and Paul J. Sachs, 1965, AC 66 J 218

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Edgar Degas
Seated Man and Dancer, c. 1876–1877

monotype (black ink) on white paper
overall: 21.9 x 18.9 cm (8 5/8 x 7 7/16 in.)
framed: 46 x 38 x 3 cm (18 1/8 x 14 15/16 x 1 3/16 in.)
Collection André Bromberg

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Edgar Degas
Virginie Being Admired While the Marquis Cavalcanti Looks On, c. 1876/1877

monotype touched with pastel on wove paper
plate: 16 x 11.9 cm (6 5/16 x 4 11/16 in.)
sheet: 20.5 x 14.9 cm (8 1/16 x 5 7/8 in.)
framed: 39.5 x 32.1 x 3.5 cm (15 9/16 x 12 5/8 x 1 3/8 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, 1995, 1995.47.75

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Edgar Degas
Ludovic Halévy finds Madame Cardinal in a loge, 1876–1877

pastel and pencil over monotype in black ink on paper, second print
overall: 26.7 x 22.9 cm (10 1/2 x 9 in.)
framed: 49.2 x 42.5 x 4.2 cm (19 3/8 x 16 3/4 x 1 5/8 in.)
Private Collection

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Edgar Degas
Second Arabesque, 1900–1905

charcoal on tracing paper
overall: 46 x 36 cm (18 1/8 x 14 3/16 in.)
framed: 76.2 x 65.3 cm (30 x 25 11/16 in.)
Private Collection

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Edgar Degas
Two Nude Dancers Executing Arabesques, c. 1885–1890

charcoal on tracing paper
overall: 45 x 54 cm (17 11/16 x 21 1/4 in.)
framed: 73 x 83 cm (28 3/4 x 32 11/16 in.)
Galerie Chunhui & Bernard Lecomte

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Edgar Degas
Three Nude Dancers Executing Arabesques, c. 1892–1895

charcoal on paper mounted on board
overall: 54 x 81 cm (21 1/4 x 31 7/8 in.)
framed: 84 x 111 cm (33 1/16 x 43 11/16 in.)
framed weight: 6 kg (13.23 lb.)
Collection de Bueil & Ract-Madoux (Paris)

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Edgar Degas
Yellow Dancers, 1874–1876

oil on canvas
overall: 73.5 x 59.5 cm (28 15/16 x 23 7/16 in.)
framed: 91.5 x 78 x 7 cm (36 x 30 11/16 x 2 3/4 in.)
The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Palmer, Mrs. Bertha P. Thorne, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Wood, and Mrs. Rose M. Palmer, 1963.923

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Edgar Degas
Four Dancers, c. 1899

oil on canvas
overall: 151.1 x 180.2 cm (59 1/2 x 70 15/16 in.)
framed: 176.9 x 207.7 cm (69 5/8 x 81 3/4 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Chester Dale Collection

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Edgar Degas
Dancer with Bouquets, c. 1895–1900

oil on canvas
overall: 180.3 x 152.4 cm (71 x 60 in.)
framed: 207 x 17.2 x 14 cm (81 1/2 x 6 3/4 x 5 1/2 in.)
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Gift of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., in memory of Della Viola Forker Chrysler, 1971, 71.507

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Degas at the Opéra
March 1–July 5, 2020

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