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Bulgaria is a country in the Balkans on the western side of the Black Sea. It is surrounded by Romania to the north, Serbia to the northwest, the Republic of Macedonia to the southwest, Greece to the south, and Turkey to the southeast. Being located close to the Turkish Straits means the key land routes from Europe to Middle East and Asia pass through Bulgaria.

Bulgaria is one of the few exotic nations of Europe, due to the fact that it boasts sublime beaches, lovely churches, winter sport opportunities, to name a few. Although it is not regularly visited compared to other European nations, it is a beautiful place, with a wide range of activities for a traveller to do.

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Guide to living and travel in Bulgaria. Hotel reservations in Bulgaria. Cheap hotels. Sightseeing tours and escorted trips in Sofia and Bulgaria. Vacation …

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Bulgaria tourism and travel information including facts, maps, history, culture, transport and weather in Bulgaria. Find popular places to visit in …

www.guide-bulgaria.com/

Bulgaria is beautiful small country situated in south-eastern Europe. Learn more about Administrative Territorial Division of Bulgaria – regions, districts, …

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A guide to Bulgaria with articles, photos, facts, videos, and news from National Geographic.

www.worldtravelguide.net

Bulgaria travel guide including detailed destination guides to Bulgarian cities, beaches, ski resorts, cruise ports and airports. Up to date and written by experts.

Generalities

In succeeding centuries, Bulgarian and the Byzantine Empires dominated South-East Europe, but by the end of the 14th century the region was overrun by the Ottoman Turks. Bulgaria regained its independence in 1878 largely due to the intervention of Russia, who clipped the wings of the declining Ottoman Empire in Bulgaria and elsewhere, and installed a minor German prince as a ruler of the newly independent country. The country’s iconic heroes were all freedom fighters to a man: whether Rakovsky , who mixed revolution and literature, Vassil Levski – the Apostle of Freedom, or Hristo Botev, poet and fighter.

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The life in Bulgaria guide will help you to settle down in Bulgaria. The guide is written by expatriates in Bulgaria, for people who would like to move to Bulgaria. … GENERALITIES · general information …

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GasCentre Database Bulgaria … 5.5, Generalities on transportation and supply. 5.6, Distribution. 6, Company Profiles. ?, Bulgargaz. 7, Restructuring of the Gas …

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expat-blog.com, Living in Bulgaria, Generalities in Bulgaria, 12, Backlinks to expat-blog.com, 5, 2012-05-02. caseyangelova.com, Eating, Gardening & Living in …

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The Bulgarian government recently announced that it was … and it quite accurately dismantles the over-simplifications and generalities of the …

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Bulgaria appears so infrequently in published English-language historical studies … spotty, with gaps filled by generalities and conflicting circumstances omitted.

Formalities

Bulgarians are incredibly friendly and very interested in talking to foreigners. Bulgarians tend to be far more open than some other Eastern Europeans and engaging in dialogue with these people is much advised and worthwhile. In smaller towns, especially in the Rhodopes, people may invite you for lunch or even to sleep over. Often it is a pleasant gesture to give someone a “Dobar Den” when walking past a quiet stall or past a person. Kak sté (hows it going) will usually suffice for the younger generation.

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Bulgaria – Formalities. Clearance. Clearance must be completed with Customs, Health, Immigration and Port Authority. Officials will usually visit the yacht on …

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General Information. The Bulgarian visas are issued by the Bulgarian embassies and consulates abroad, not at the airports or the land and sea passport control …

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Before leaving for Bulgaria find on the site Balkania Tour all the information for planning your trip to Bulgaria, accommodation in Bulgaria, Bulgaria flights, map of …

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Outgoing Bulgarian researchers and their families have to study each of their specific traveling abroad, according to its purpose and duration of …

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A brief guide to the legal requirements of the Bulgarian Authorities to UK … Legal formalities for marrying in Bulgaria … Birthday parties at Geshaview, bulgaria …

Visas

A Bulgarian visa (entry or transit) may be obtained at the Bulgarian Embassy in Washington, DC; at the respective Consulate General covering the state the applicant resides in; at any Bulgarian Embassy or Consular Office in other countries. Citizens of some countries, including the United States and Canada, traveling on regular passports, are not required visas for a stay in Bulgaria not exceeding 90 days within 6 months from the date of first arrival but they should be able, upon request, to show evidence of a medical insurance, valid for Bulgaria, covering the duration of their stay. Citizens of most EU countries are not required visas for a stay in Bulgaria not exceeding 90 days. If planning to stay more than 30 (90) days, or traveling on diplomatic or official passport, a visa is required and must be obtained in advance.

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General Visa and Passport Information for Bulgaria. Visa Section Admission Hours: 09.30 – 13.30, Monday to Friday. Useful telephone numbers and addresses: …

www.bulgarianembassy.org.uk/visa/visainfo.htm

General Visa Information for Bulgaria. * Consular Section Opening Hours & 2007 Holidays. * Airport Transit Visa (type “A”). * Transit Visa (type “B”). * Short-Stay …

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A Bulgarian visa (entry or transit) may be obtained at the Bulgarian Embassy in Washington , DC ; at the respective Consulate General covering the state the …

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Here’s the breakdown of the visa requirements facing different nationalities looking to gain entry into Bulgaria.

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Welcome Visa Applicants! The U.S. Embassy Introduces New Visa Processing Procedures for Nonimmigrant Visas. As of September 13, 2012, the U.S. Embassy …

Work

Foreign citizens may work in Bulgaria only after obtaining a work permit, unless otherwise stipulated by the law. The bases for obtaining a work permit are an employment contract, or a business trip to undertake certain activities.

As from the date of joining of Bulgaria the EU European citizens may be employed, self-employed or commissioned to a business trip and may work in Bulgaria

without restrictions and without the need of work permits.

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Temporary And Seasonal Work In Bulgaria. See Fast Facts On Living And Working In Bulgaria. There are some seasonal jobs with skiing companies, but few …

www.lonelyplanet.com/bulgaria/work-study-volunteering/work

Work in Bulgaria, information on working holidays, volunteering opportunities abroad and study overseas – Lonely Planet.

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8 ??., 2013 – Find out about work permits, who may apply and when a person with a … and Bulgaria no longer need an employment permit to work in Ireland.

www.investbulgaria.com/ForeignWorkersWorkPermits.php

Foreign citizens may work in Bulgaria only after obtaining a work permit, unless otherwise stipulated by the law. The bases for obtaining a work permit are an …

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Jobs in Bulgaria, Employment Opportunities, free job posting site, job search for Americans. Bulgaria jobs – Freelance Collaborator/s, Master Data Associate.

Accommodation

Bulgaria, situated in Southeast Europe and occupying the eastern part of the Balkan Peninsula, has become an increasingly popular tourist destination in recent decades. From skiing in the Rhodope Mountains to beach relaxation on the Black Sea Coast, a holiday in Bulgaria promises a wide variety of landscapes and places of interest. Rent a self catering ski chalet in a Bulgaria ski resort (try Bansko or Borovets), or stay in an apartment or villa in Sunny Beach or Varna for a more Mediterranean atmosphere, great night life and the famous Varna Archaeological Museum. For a city break, rent accommodation in the capital, Sofia – one of Europe’s oldest cities and, along with Bulgaria’s many UNESCO World Heritage landmarks, a must for culture vultures.

www.holidaylettings.co.uk/bulgaria-homes-l15.htm

Private holiday accommodation to rent in Bulgaria. Find holiday accommodation in Black Sea Coast, Pirin/Rhodope Mountains, Sofia/Rila Mountains, Lovech …

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Hotels in Bulgaria – book online 500 hotels in Bulgaria. Beach and ski hotels, spa, city hotels. Check hotel availability and book in 5 minutes.

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apartments, apartment, apartments for rent, apartment finder, apartment search, apartment rentals, rentals,Sofia, vaction packeges, hotels, travel, holiday tours, …

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Bulgaria apartment hotels. Discount apartments for rent in Sofia, Bulgaria – great deals up to 75% off. Book online budget ski and beach apartment hotels in …

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Book a hotel in Bulgaria online. Hotels from budget to luxury. Good rates. No reservation costs. Read hotel reviews from real guests.

Study

The oldest Bulgarian university is the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” that in 2008 celebrated 120 years from its foundation. It is considered to be the largest and most prestigious university center. There are many newer centres of education in Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Shumen, Veliko Tarnovo, Blagoevgrad, etc.

For most subjects, programs are available in Bulgarian or English, depending on the university. Elementary and middle schools are supported by local authorities budget. As with most nations, teachers complain about small salaries. Literacy is nearly universal. Bulgarian people speak mostly English, German, French and Russian.

Some of the universities that offer education entirely in English are the American University in Bulgaria, the New Bulgarian University and the Technical University of Sofia. The last one offers also degrees in German language.

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Non-profit scholarly organization promotes the study of …

Proceedings volume for the Seventh and Eighth Meetings of North American …

Links to Other Slavic Studies Organizations

www.global-opportunities.net/higher-education-bulgaria.html

International education consultant for Bulgaria based in Delhi, India. Offers assistance for study in Bulgaria and higher education in colleges and universities in …

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Bulgaria is a place where East meets West. It is home to the first written Slavic language, which is now spoken not only in Bulgaria but also in the Ukraine, …

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Bulgarian universities are well known in many scientific domains such as medicine, mathematics, computer sciences, engineering, chemistry, biology,

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June 1992 country profile plus information about historical setting, society and environment, economy, government and politics, and national security.

Health care

As a generally rich country in Europe, it’s best to say that health standards are developed. However, there are potential health risks, even though the government has fought the high chances of such things with a huge success. It best to stay that the greatest risk that a traveller can encounter is air pollution. People with breathing difficulties, such as asthma are at a greater risk.

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Bulgaria has compulsory common healthcare insurance. All insured persons in Bulgaria select their family doctor (general practitioner), whom they visit when …

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The idea to finance healthcare on the fund principle was launched for the first time in the Principality of Bulgaria in 1878, in the theoretical work “Considerations …

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Health Systems in Transition. Written by. Lidia Georgieva, MARSH Bulgaria, Sofia. Petko Salchev, Department of Social Medicine and Healthcare Management, …

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Bulgaria still has one of the worst health care systems in Europe, according the 2008 Euro Health Consumer Index (EHCI) report prepared by …

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Whether you’re living in Bulgaria or just visiting, it’s extremely risky not to have health insurance for yourself and your family; if you’re uninsured or under-insured, …

Bank

The Mayor of Rousse, Mr. Plamen Stoilov,was presented with a golden rose from UBB as a token of recognition of the Bank’s long-standing partnership for one of the major cultural events of the town. The 53rd edition of March Music Days International Festival was officially opened last night.

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While aiming to render a most secure, fast and convenient service United Bulgarian Bank will give as present a special U-code device to all its current and future …

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Allianz Bulgaria Commercial Bank is an universal commercial bank part of the financial group Allianz Bulgaria Holding. The bank offers wide range of savings, …

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Home | About Alpha Bank – Bulgaria About Alpha Bank – Bulgaria. Alpha Bank opened its first office in Sofia in 1995. Until 2009 are opened 120 Branches in the …

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ALLIANZ BANK BULGARIA AD. 1202 SOFIA, 79, Maria Louisa Blvd. Tel. 359 2/ 988 54 88, Fax 359 2/ 981 93 07. www.bank.allianz.bg …

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The Group started operating in Bulgaria as Piraeus Bank when the first Sophia Branch was established by former Xiosbank in 1994. In 2005 Piraeus Bank …

Tax

Companies registered in Bulgaria are liable for corporation tax. Corporation tax is also payable by foreign non-personified entities trading in Bulgaria through a commercial location. Companies not registered in Bulgaria and which do not operate in the country through a commercial location only pay tax on earnings generated in Bulgaria.

www.worldwide-tax.com/bulgaria/indexbulgaria.asp

Basic data on Bulgaria’s income tax rates tax laws v.a.t. Bulgaria’s overview of economy main economic indicators GDP inflation rates unemployment.

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Companies registered in Bulgaria are liable for corporation tax. Corporation tax is also payable by foreign non-personified entities trading in Bulgaria through a …

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The Bulgarian tax regime can be classified in two main categories: direct taxation and indirect taxation.

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What taxes does it administer? … 52 Dondukov, Sofia, Bulgaria; Information Centre of the NRA – 0700 18 700, ?????????? ????: infocenter@nra.bg …

www.investnet.bg

Personal Income Taxation; Income tax rate, exemptions, deductions, one-off tax, submission information.

Transports

Buses to and from Sofia go to most major cities in Europe – while Bulgarian bus companies will be cheaper (and mostly offer less comfort), the tickets are hard to get by if you are travelling to Bulgaria, so you can always take Eurolines buses. Don’t be surprised if an extra “border fee” is asked from each traveller by the bus driver – it makes your border passing quicker. Most buses from Western Europe will pass through Serbia, so be sure to check if you need a transit visa beforehand (Serbian visas for citizens of the EU have recently been abolished).

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Bulgarian Transportation & Logistics Business Directory by Invest Bulgaria.com.

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RENT A CAR CHAUFFEUR DRIVE AIRPORT TRANSFERS SHUTTLE SUNNY BEACH PLOVDIV VARNA BURGAS. Leading Bulgarian low cost transport …

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A Bulgarian transport company for international transport, forwarding services; international spedition, truck and cargo agent on all destinations …

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Bulgaria Expat Info Center Guide – Bulgaria General Information provides Expatriates with the Bulgaria Transport, Railways, Highways, Ports, Airports etc.

www.internationaltransportforum.org/IntOrg/road/…/rdbulgar.pdf

Authorisations for international road transport (bilateral, EU,. ECMT…) … 3. ©ITF/IRU. USEFUL ADDRESSES, PHONE AND FAX NUMBERS IN BULGARIA …

Driver’s licence

The legal minimum age for driving in Bulgaria is 18 years.

A valid driving licence is compulsory for anyone driving any type of motor vehicle on the roads in Bulgaria. The licence must be carried on all journeys and must be presented on demand by law enforcement officials. Failure to do so may result in a fine and possible detention pending trial.

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Find out the exact steps to follow if you have to (or would like to) exchange your foreign driving licence…

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Getting a Bulgarian Driving Licence. The legal minimum age for driving in Bulgaria is 18 years. A valid driving licence is compulsory for anyone driving any type …

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Bulgaria Guide: Driving in Bulgaria, Driving licenses, road pricing & condition of roads: Driving in Bulgaria is not for the faint-hearted and finding your way is …

www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=120492

Bulgarians who fail their driver’s license tests usually purchase the licenses for about EUR 650, or BGN 1300, revealed a senior driving …

bulgaria.usembassy.gov

A state-issued U.S. driver’s license is valid in Bulgaria only when carried and presented in conjunction with an International Driving Permit. For more information …

Removal

Transportation of diplomatic and personal effects is an important part of our activities. We have been successful on the Bulgarian market since 1993 offering full coverage, security and the best quality to our clients. The international DB SCHENKER network ensures safe and fast transportation to any destination in the world. Our qualified staff will safely pack and transport your personal belongings using the best route for you.

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UK2BG was established following the frustration of a personal removal from England to Bulgaria. It was very difficult to find a reliable UK relocation company, …

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Bulgarian Truck Transport Company is in possession of a warehouse, located in a communicative area in the suburbs of the city of Sofia, near important roads, …

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Bulgaria is small, but incredibly various country. When you take the decision for removal to Bulgaria, you must know what you exactly need and …

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No surprises are expected in the market of Bulgarian properties in the year of 2013. The expectations of the experts involved in the business …

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The important step that we can help with is a removal to Bulgaria. What is the different of this year in Bulgaria? Well, for this case very important …

Communications

The Bulgarian language is related to Serbian, Russian and other Eastern European languages, but contains many international words. Bulgarians use the Cyrillic alphabet which can make the task of getting around the country somewhat difficult if you aren’t familiar with this alphabet as most signs are written in it. However, getting acquainted with the alphabet isn’t very difficult and may save you a lot of trouble, especially as many common words are homophones of English or French words.

Also, as Bulgarian education emphasizes foreign language studies, especially English language, it wouldn’t be a problem to talk and find information in English in bigger cities. It’s best to turn to the young population for a direction or an advice.

www.crc.bg/index.php?lang=en

The Communications Regulation Commission (CRC) implements the state sector policy in the field of telecommunications and postal services. CRC is a …

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Communication operators in Bulgaria are the following: Vivacom – stationary and mobile telephone services (www.vivacom.bg); Mtel – stationary and mobile …

www.europaregina.eu/country/bulgaria/communications.htm

Search Information/Facts & Figures Communications Bulgaria.

www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=142143

In the period January 1 – July 31, 2012, Bulgaria’s Communications Regulation Commission (CRC) imposed fines of nearly BGN 8 M, of which …

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Communications, computer, etc. (% of service exports, BoP) in Bulgaria was 25.41 as of 2010. Its highest value over the past 30 years was 41.34 in 1994, while …

Leisure

Relax, take it easy, enjoy yourself at your leisure. Our West Bulgaria leisure hotels mean the difference between a great leisure hotel break in West Bulgaria and a merely good break. Check out our West Bulgaria leisure hotels for extreme chilling out.

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Bulgaria has become a popular skiing destination, with a season lasting from December to April. There are many ski resorts, the most popular of which include …

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Bulgaria is best known for its budget holiday resorts on the Black Sea. Here you can enjoy great health and leisure activities at a fraction of the cost of most other …

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South West Bulgaria , Bulgaria Leisure Hotels. Hotel in South West Bulgaria , Bulgaria · South West Bulgaria , Bulgaria Hotels …

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Hotels in South (Bourgas) from the leading hotel review platform with hotel features: ?leisure/ entertainment offers.

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Conferences, trade shows and exhibitions inLeisure, Vacation, Bulgaria.

Miscellaneous

The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

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King Ferdinand of Bulgaria on IMDb: Movies, TV, Celebs, and more…

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Overview of the Bulgaria miscellaneous records. Processed by Hoover Institution Archives Staff. Hoover Institution Archives. Stanford University. Stanford …

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Poselstwo (Bulgaria) Miscellaneous Records. Prepared by Zbigniew L. Stanczyk. Hoover Institution Archives. Stanford University. Stanford, California 94305- …

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I hear there is a large valley in Bulgaria that fills up entirely with roses in the summer. It sounded very attractive indeed 🙂 Probably Bulgaria is changing very …

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