November 9th, 2010

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MTVK Casting call for JYJ fans in NYC area!

They’ve sold out showcases in Korea, finished a concert in Shanghai and their next stop is NYC! JYJ is almost here and MTV K has some huge news for NYC fans!

We’re going to be doing a special live taping with the boys and we want MTV K fans to be a part of it! Intimate and unplugged, this is the chance of a lifetime to watch JYJ perform up-close and personal.

MTV K is currently casting audience members for the exclusive performance on Saturday, November 13th at a secret NYC venue. The only requirements?

  • You must be 16-25.
  • Available on Saturday, November 13th from 11am to 6pm
  • Most importantly, you have to love JYJ so much you know everything about them. We want superfans!

Submit your application at the MTV K Casting Call Page to be considered and who knows, you might even end up on camera!

Source: MTVK

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Brown Eyed Girls Concert 2010

The members of Brown Eyed Girls have pretty busy schedules with their Japanese debut, Narsha's commitments to Invincible Youth and her radioshow, Ga-In with We Got Married and the new sitcom All My Love not to mention various solo projects and a fourth album being prepared - it's no surprise that there hasn't been any definite info regarding the news of their 2010 concert. A concert was due to happen in November, but that sadly got cancelled.

But it looks like the Brown Eyed Girls Concert 2010 has definitely been confirmed for two dates in December which links in nicely to their comeback.

CONCERT INFO
Performance Date: December 10th and 11th, 2010
Performance Time: 19:00
Performance place: Ax Korea Theater
Duration: 120 minutes
Ticket price: 77.000 won, more details here

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Source: ravenngo @ 4-Everlastings

Loads of concerts happening in December - YG Family, 2AM solo, BEAST solo, SHINee solo and now BEG? I wish I were in Korea and had money. ;; but yaaaaaaay BEG concert.

Jaejoong = Watches You Sleep

Daily does of JYJ on twitter; Y rejoins J & J

Twitter Catch up again; oldest to newest
Joe displays his uncanny observation skills
(Jaejoong) It's too foggy~ (6:44am KST)

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They are truly magical each and every day. Also, Jaejoong got #1 on twitter on BIGLOBE's ranking of October 1st to November 1st; Yoochun and Junsu were #9 and #8 respectively; here if you're curious.
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Heechul's Fancafe Entry about Renewal of Contracts with SM

KIseKI Fancafe Entry, Heechul's Message about 5th Anniversary

2010.11.08, 02:37 AM
File under "5 주 년"


5th Anniversary

Although I've already debuted over 5 years,
But through this 5 years together with SJ
There have been a lot that happened

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Fancafe Entry:
Source: 김희철 카페 KIseKI
Translated by: A880203 @ SJ-WORLD.NET
Edited by: ★//囧酥餅 @ SJ-WORLD.NET
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i always love reading what heechul says. he's definitely one of the wisest, most sarcastic members in the group and i think that's what makes him fit in, actually. he has a lot of views, most of which i agree with because he's never said anything dumb (meaning, he knows when to stfu). i really look up to him and this fancafe entry definitely reminds me why i idolize him so much. ok, i'll stop talking now. 

Government ministries come together to protect underage celebrities

The Korean government has put out a few standards regarding the excessive exposure that underage celebrities are put through.

The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family presented a security measure for protecting underage celebrities against sexual pressure, as well as promoting education rights and fair career opportunities. It was a collaborative effort with the Ministry of Culture, Sports, & Tourism, the Korea Communications Commission, and the Fair Trade Commission.

According to these joint measures, support will be given to each broadcast company to establish their own guidelines on what would be deemed ‘excessive exposure’ and ’sexually suggestive content’. These various ministries are looking for amplified standards that will protecting children and teens from sexual violation and entrenching their rights to be educated.

In addition to the broadcasting regulations, the ministries are seeking to entrench these protective measures in regular contracts as well. They hope that once the conditions become codified into laws, businesses will have no choice but to accept and sign the remedied contracts before hiring a minor.

While these are positive and progressive measures, they remain conditions and not laws. The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family is seeking to change this with the help of various entertainment agencies and broadcasting companies.

Additionally, a ‘teenage celebrity broadcast career guideline’ is also undergoing discussions.

A representative from the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family revealed, “In the near future, we will also be running campaigns and nation-wide advertisements.”

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kinda useless since they aren't laws but w/e better than nothing

and i have no idea what to tag these things
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OMNTD Featured Artist: Urban Zakapa

 
 I'm back with my second round of the featured artist post. This time featuring my personal music crush of the year the Urban/Indie group Urban Zakapa.
free glitter text and family website at FamilyLobby.com

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Source: Mardi09@Soompi, Urban Zakapa Thread@Soompi, Mardi09@Wordpress

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So Omona what do you think?

once again some constructive feedback is very much welcomed and encouraged.
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Yoo Saeyoon humiliates Yoon Doojoon



Yoon Doojoon was humiliated by Yoo Saeyoon. On the broadcast of MBC's new sitcom 'All My Love' on November 5th, Yoon Doojoon, Ga-In, and Jokwon went to find the Knee Drop Guru, Yoo Saeyoon.

When Yoo Saeyoon asked, "Why do you believe that you got picked for this sitcom? It is true that you guys are the most popular in your groups...", he locked eyes with Yoon Doojoon and said, "I'm Sorry", which caused a lot of laughter.
(The reason why he said sorry was because he thinks that Doojoon isn't the most popular among his BEAST members. But, of course, he was joking.)

As soon as Yoo Saeyoon saw Yoon Doojoon, he asked, "Who are you?" When Yoon Doojoon answered, "I'm BEAST's leader, Yoon Doojoon," Yoo Saeyoon humiliated him by saying, "Oh, Kikwang's group."

Source: dkpopnews

O______O
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Best Girl Group Poll



Korea’s largest online polling site ipoll.kr conducted a poll for “Best Girl Group” from August 23rd to October 3rd. Various girl groups were paired up in brackets with the winner advancing to the next round. The poll was very popular with more than 100,000,000 votes tallied for the entirety of the poll.

The first round match up was as follows:

Brown Eyed Girls (397,970) vs T-ara (332,464)
SNSD (8,322,980) vs 4minute (5,184,301)
After School (5,657,572) vs f(x) (3,483,645)
Sistar (92,580) vs 2NE1 (220,857)
Miss A (666,657) vs KARA (340,025)
Wonder Girls (5,560,302) vs Secret (150,246)
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H.O.T's Tony An loves Gyuri, wants to marry her and let her work.



Former H.O.T member Tony An recently grabbed the public’s attention by confessing that he would be willing to go out with KARA’s leader Park Gyuri.

Through his guest appearance on SBS’s Strong Heart, both Tony and Gyuri made an appearance as guests on the show. Tony revealed the special relationship he had with Gyuri’s father. During Tony’s mandatory service in the military, Tony met with Gyuri’s father who works in the military.

Gyuri was a huge fan of H.O.T while growing up and she revealed on Strong Heart, “My father works for the military promotions media. When I found out that my dad was working with Tony in the military, I asked my dad to take good care of him.”

Regarding Gyuri’s father, Tony complimented, “Gyuri’s father is very good person.” MC Kang Ho Dong, who is well known for creating scandals among celebrities on the show, suddenly asked, “Are you saying that because he’s your father-in-law?” to which Tony replied, “Yes.” Not stopping there, Kang Ho Dong then asked Tony if he would consider going out with Gyuri in real life.

Gyuri who heard the question, commented that through her father she has met Tony for non-business related reasons. The idol explained, “I went to meet him without makeup in a hurry wearing my cap. Oppa told me to take off the hat and after seeing my non makeup face stated, ‘No matter which way I look at it, why do you put on makeup?’” causing the rest of the guest members on Strong Heart to cringe at this sweet comment.

Source: Newsen
Translated: AKP


gtfo tony. gyuri is already taken.
but i dun have a gyuri/jungmin gif so u can have this instead.

Agency drops charges against ‘Rape-dol’ accuser



 After the ‘rape-dol accuser’ student turned herself in on November 8th, it has been revealed that the agency of idol ‘A‘ will be dropping charges against her.

On November 9th, the agency stated, “We submitted the identity of the accuser to cyber investigations. While waiting to press charges, her parents stepped forward in tears and asked us to spare the future of their young daughter.”

The agency went on to reveal that the student, once exposed, had asked for forgiveness, stating, “I started this for fun, I did not think that it would get so big.”

Despite having uploaded posts accusing idol ‘A’ of extortion and rape, the agency has dropped all charges, setting the student free of punishment.

Source + Photo: New Daily via Nate, allkpop

suspicious? yes. I think so.
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Lizzy Orange Caramel teaser photo



Lizzy’s teaser photo appears to be based off of the popular novel/movie, “Alice in Wonderland.” However, she doesn’t seem to be dressed up as any specific character. While her hair color and the different suits imprinted on her dress imply that she may be dressed as the Queen of Hearts, the blue color of her dress and her sweet smile resembles that of Alice.

According to the website, Nana’s teaser photo will be revealed tomorrow! Make sure to check allkpop tomorrow for their next update!

Orange Caramel’s website, akp
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Onew’s cute ‘apple hairstyle’ charms fans

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SHINee’s leader Onew is recently becoming a hot topic amongst netizens for his cute “apple hairstyle.”

Recently, an online community website posted a picture of Onew sporting elementary school clothing. His hair was styled like a young child’s, and has been affectionately dubbed the ‘apple hairstyle’ due its similarity to a stemmed apple.

This picture was later found to be a screencap from KBS’s variety program “Nocturnal“, for which Onew is a special MC.

Viewers commented positively on the pictures, saying, “It’s really cute. Who would believe that he’s really 22?″ and “Onew looks good even in an elementary school uniform.”

Meanwhile, Onew is currently busy with individual activities as an MC for both KBS’s “Nocturnal” and MBC’s “Music Core.”

Source: Nate, allkpop
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Everyones favorite Arab Prince finally graces us with his presence on Twitter!

BEAST leader Doojoon with the confirmation!

"Our maknae, Dongwoon, has just started Twitter!! Please follow him!! ^^"

translation cr: lipulcers @ Soompi

Godwoon's Twitter!



it's like, Christmas on my Twitter right now, I can't even express my joy.



I CHECKED THE BEAST TAG AND DIDN'T SEE IT LOL SORRY GUYS.

SM Town Live Is Coming to Taiwan in 2011



On the November 8th, MTV Taiwan’s Top Entertainment show covered SHINee‘s recent visit to Taiwan.
Among some of the things shown was an announcement saying that SM Town will be making a stop in Taiwan next year!
The show talks about how SHINee went out for Taiwanese food and they love bubble tea and noodles before their first fan meeting. Although one of the members had to sit and sing because of a foot injury, the presence of so many fans made the boys very emotional.
The show mentions how the fans were being really creative in trying to draw their attention and some were even wearing Korean clothes.
Of course, they also covered how Jonghyun cried during the meeting and the Korean media has said that it was because of the pressure he’s under but MTV Taiwan believes it was because of the warmth of the fans. All five said they want to come to Taiwan next year.
“In April of next year, the whole family will come, including Super Junior, Girls Generation, of course SHINee.” [MTV Taiwan]


source: MTVK, yinglisa5387
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South Korea's luxury cattle a source of national pride



As a butcher's daughter, I grew up eating the best meat.

I guess you could say I have become a meat snob so I was excited to have the chance to taste the beef that South Koreans are so proud of... Hanwoo beef.

I have tasted Japan's Wagyu beef and I've seen how the cattle are treated like humans. At a small farm two hours from Seoul, there are no cows being massaged or classical music playing to relax the animals, but there is a definite whiff of beer in the air.
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Blatter: Football can unite Korea



FIFA president Sepp Blatter praised South Korea's bid to host the 2022 World Cup on Monday and said that the sport had the power to unite the divided northern and southern halves of the country.

The hosts for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups will be announced by FIFA on 2 December, with Australia, Japan, Qatar and the U.S. also competing to host the 2022 competition.

"There is no doubt that Korea should be ready to organize a good World Cup," Blatter told reporters at a joint press conference with South Korean president Lee Myung-Bak in the capital Seoul, after being awarded the country's Order of Merit for Sports.
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Source: cnn

Blatter do you really think people will be taking you seriously? Hosting the world cup is not going to make things better
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“Hoot” arrows struck Japanese Coast Guards


On November 9th, China News Net reported that the news of 4 Japanese Coast Guard personnels dancing to SNSD’s “Hoot” in skirts and knee socks on the deck of a ship received huge popularity on the Internet.

It was nonetheless a dangerous act on the deck as there were big waves but the 4 personnels were determined to finish the dance regardless of the risk. For their bravery and determination, they were applauded.

Looks like even Japanese Cast Guards are equipped with invisible arrows these days.

Credit: asiatoday.co.kr
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Junhyung The Fact

Storm of vigor for Beast's comeback with 'Beautiful'



It's true that BEAST is enjoying tremendous popularity even on 'Superstar K2'.

On November 9th at 12AM, they released their 4th album 'Lights Go On Again' through music portal sites. After expecting sensational popularity due to the hot preorders of their album, BEAST received fantastic reactions after actually releasing it.

After revealing their new song titled 'Beautiful', they are receiving storm-like popularity from various music charts and they are ranking number 1 on real-time [live] charts. BEAST, who finally made it to the top male idol status with gradual steps, is gaining attention from music officials who believe that they will clearly climb to the top with their new album.

Not only is BEAST's 4th album title song 'Beautiful' receiving a lot of love, but the other songs from the album are, too. All 5 songs are ranking high on many music charts.

With their debut song 'Bad Girl', including 'Mystery', 'Shock', and 'Breath', BEAST was able to reach towards invincibility. The popularity that they are gaining with their 4th album will also be part of that extension. As much as they emphasized their new attempt, many are wondering what kind of reaction they will garner once they prepare their performance with a new charm.

CREDITS: B2STRISING FORUM, Newsen (SOURCE); kiwiannabear@B2STRISING (TRANS)


can I just say I hate the word 'garner' now?
and yay!

Yoochun: "Acting Is Really Enjoyable"



Park Yoo Chun (24), who successfully debuted as an actor by appearing in the drama “Sungkyunkwan Scandal,” said, “I really enjoyed acting and I feel like acting continuously from now on. I want to have activities both as a singer and an actor.”

His debut was very electrifying. He gained huge popularity not as a member of Asia’s popular idol group JYJ, which consists of three of the former Dong Bang Shin Ki members, but as actor Park Yoo Chun. His debut drama was “Sungkyunkwan Scandal,” and now he can simultaneously chase two goals of singing and acting. He seems to be following after popular singers such as Jeong Ji Hoon (Rain) and Lee Seung Ki, who has been highly acknowledged as an actor as well. The reporter met Park Yoo Chun, who had reportedly been laid up with fatigue for two days after finishing the drama, at the office of JVJ on November 5.

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Japanese transsexual covers T-ara



Transsexual talent Haruna Ai has undergone yet another transformation, this time to become a singer by the name of “♥♥♥LOVE♥♥♥“. ♥♥♥LOVE♥♥♥ held a mini-live event to celebrate the release by performing “Crazy Love” and a cover of Korean idol group T-ara’s song, “Anata no sei de Kuruisou“ which is also on her debut single.

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Ulzzang Park Se Mi to join Kim Seul Mi, Park Eun Ji for girl group debut


About a week ago, we reported that two ulzzangs named Kim Seul Mi and Park Eun Ji were set to debut through a new girl group. Well, another ulzzang has been added into the group!
Park Se Mi, who is also known to be actress Park Min Young’s look-alike, joining the group as its third member. According to Hwiad Entertainment, “Only three out of five members have been finalized, and the remaining two will be revealed later.”
Here’s hoping that she was chosen because she’s musically talented, and not just for her looks.

Source: AKP
I am so excited for this group I can't wait for Seulmi to debut she is a friken goddess ♥

SM, JYP, and YG dominate the music industry

After analyzing the songs that placed first this year, it became clear that SM, YG, and JYP are still the big three kings of the musical industry. The three companies' veteran artists swept first place everywhere, and at the same time, they also produced incredible rookies.

SM's biggest artists so far this year were BoA, SHINee and Girls' Generation. BoA returned to the Korean music industry for the first time in 5 years, and her "Hurricane Venus" managed to sweep major music charts and programs.

SHINee, who has been previously labeled "the idol group that sings well", also returned to the music industry with their second official album, "Lucifer." They ranked first in charts such as Hanteo (album sales), and also swept music programs.

Girls' Generation is currently taking the stage. Girls' Generation has already ranked first numerous times in many music charts with "Oh!" and "Run Devil Run." Additionally, the title song of their third mini-album, "Hoot", has been sweeping every music chart so far this month.

YG saw much profit with Taeyang's solo activities. Taeyang took over July with his "I Need a Girl," and was praised for his singing and dancing abilities.

2NE1 also had a comeback with their first album and surprised everyone when they promoted three title songs during the same period. Their “Go Away”, “Can’t Nobody”, and “Clap Your Hands”, helped them get first place for more than three weeks on a music program that does not allow more than three awards per artist per promotional period. 2NE1 even managed to have their own title songs battle each other.

JYP's biggest profit was debuting Miss A. Even though Miss A was merely a rookie group, their "Bad Girl Good Girl" placed first in major musical charts such as Melon and Monkey3 for four straight weeks in July. They even managed to snag first place on a musical program, showing that they were powerful rookies. Their newest track,"Breathe", which had a unique and upgraded performance, also brought in a considerable profit.

JYP's 2AM also swept first in many musical charts in the beginning half of the year with their song, "Can't Let You Go Even if I Die." Since their comeback with their first official album at the end of October, they are doing incredibly well with their two title songs, "You Didn't Answer My Calls" and "Like Crazy." 2PM was also on the charts with "I'll Be Back".

Other artists outside of the 3 major companies that have taken over the musical charts are DJ DOC, who caused an uproar with "I'm Like This," Supreme Team with "Then Then Then," IU, Brown Eyed Girls' Gain, Secret's "Madonna", and Super Star K's Hur Gak and Kang Seungyoon.

Do you have a favorite entertainment company? Which company would you like to join if you were given the chance?

Source: Osen + koreaboo

SM has lost its shine imo

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Singer Kim Woo Joo mentions SHINee's Taemin in his tweet

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SHINee's Taemin covered singer Kim Woo Joo's song 사랑해 (I Love You) in their recent Taiwan fanmeet. The lyrics of the song are simple, consisting of the phrase "Saranghae" being repeated over and over again. Taemin sang this song for his solo performance as a way to express what he felt towards their fans. Upon seeing the fancam, Kim Woo Joo tweeted about it and expressed his thanks to Taemin for covering this song.


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This time, SHINee's Taemin-goon sang "I love you" . Thank you and I'm proud ㅋ

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Source: jujugal718, anjutenshi, UrAsianSourceTV, Kim Woo Joo's twitter 

BoA and Tohoshinki selected for "Artist Hall of Fame"

[TRANS] 101110 BoA & Tohoshinki Selected For "Artist Hall Of Fame"

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BoA and Tohoshinki have been chosen for the "Artist Hall of Fame" by the online store "Amazon.co.jp".

To commemorate "Amazon.co.jp"'s 10th year anniversary of service, 111 people/groups of artists and authors have been selected for the "Artist & Author Hall of Fame" based on customer order requests and customer reviews, for their contribution of splendid work.

As singers from Korea, BoA and Tohoshinki are lined up shoulder-to-shoulder with other Japanese artists.

Others selected for the "Artist & Author Hall of Fame" include: AKB48, Ayumi Hamasaki, Utada Hikaru, Namie Amuro, and of course, Arashi, as well as economics critic Kenichi Ohmae and novelist Murakami Haruki.

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'Life is Beautiful' broke barriers for gays


Veteran television writer Kim Soo-hyun.

While some viewers were outraged, the show's writer says 'this is the face of any family.'

Veteran television writer Kim Soo-hyun is no stranger to controversy. And by bringing the taboo subject of same-sex relationships to prime-time television in Korea, she once again thrust herself into the spotlight.

In the SBS drama "Life is Beautiful," which came to a close this Sunday, Kim brought up the issue of gay relationships to an audience that had rarely, if ever, given them any thought. Along with this, other touchy subjects such as abortion and adultery were addressed in the 63-part series.

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T-Max’s former member, Park Yunhwa, confirms military service date



Former member of idol group T-Max, Park Yunhwa, will be entering the military on November 16th as an active-duty soldier.

He stated, “I’m glad to be able to validate myself as a healthy Korean man through my entrance into the military. I had the opportunity to delay it due to my studies, but I’d rather go in early and mature myself. I still haven’t shown a lot of what I’m capable of, but I’ll return with deeper music in two years.”

Park Yunhwa debuted in 2007 with T-Max’s “Blooming“, but left the group earlier this year before the release of their first official album.

Source + Photos: TV Report via Naver + akp
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Idol Jun Jin Confirms His Relationship With Actress Chae Min Soo

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On November 10th an official from Jun Jin's agency confirmed that Jun Jin just recently met his girlfriend actress Chae Min Seo. He states, "Jun Jin and Min Seo met through mutual acquaintances and have been dating for two months".

"We just started meeting and I wanted to be careful about revealing my girlfriend's identity," Jun Jin adds.

Although it was just recently made public about the meeting and a woman but no identity, the fact that the woman was Chae Min Seo has just been revealed. An official from Jun Jin's agency states "they just met, we will be carefully watching the development."

Chae Min Seo is currently appearing on the morning drama "You Don't Know Women" and Jun Jin is currently serving as a public officer.

Source: rubylovefaith@shinhwa.biz

I hope that they're happy. ♥

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