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10 Days | 9 Nights
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Elevation Note
Elevations between 5,000' and 7,500' above sea level.

Itinerary for Apr 24 — May 3, 2015

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Large hotel with mid-town location and free parking

Contact info:
2020 Menaul NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107 USA
phone: 505-884-2511
web: www.mcmelegantealbuquerque.com

Room amenities: Data ports, irons, ironing boards, hairdryers, refrigerators upon request

Facility amenities: Heated pool, spa and exercise room, restaurant and lounge on premises

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Hotel's best seasonal rate.
Arrange for pre and post hotel nights directly with hotel at (505) 884-2511

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Friday, April 24 - Arrival / Hotel Check-In / Program Registration /...
Arrival / Hotel Check-In / Program Registration / Introductions and Orientation

Afternoon: Hotel Check-in: Available from 3:00 PM.

Program Registration: Between 4:00 and 5:30 PM, come over to the Road Scholar table to register with the program staff, to get your welcome packet containing your name-tag, up-to-date schedule and other important information, and to confirm the time and location of the Orientation session.

If you arrive late, please ask for your packet at the front desk when you check in.

Dinner: At the hotel in our reserved section of the dining room, enjoy an extensive buffet with complimentary soft drinks, coffee, tea from 6:00-7:00 PM.

Evening: Orientation: The Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the program theme, the up-to-date daily schedule and any changes, discuss safety guidelines, emergency procedures, roles and responsibilities, and answer any questions you may have.

Indicated times are approximate; program activities and schedules may need to change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Take the rest of the evening to continue getting to know your fellow participants, relax, and get a good night’s sleep for the full day ahead.

Lodging: MCM Elegante

Meals Included: Dinner

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Large hotel with mid-town location and free parking

Contact info:
2020 Menaul NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107 USA
phone: 505-884-2511
web: www.mcmelegantealbuquerque.com

Room amenities: Data ports, irons, ironing boards, hairdryers, refrigerators upon request

Facility amenities: Heated pool, spa and exercise room, restaurant and lounge on premises

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Hotel's best seasonal rate.
Arrange for pre and post hotel nights directly with hotel at (505) 884-2511

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Saturday, April 25 - Morning Lecture about Native American Tribes and ...
Morning Lecture about Native American Tribes and the Gathering of Nations PowWow / Field Trips to Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and Gathering of Nations PowWow

Note: Getting on and off bus; negotiating a number of steep stairs at the University of New Mexico arena

Breakfast: Buffet at the hotel, including eggs and omelets cooked to order, a variety of cereals, biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage, Danish and muffins.

Morning: This morning there will be a class about Native American tribes, PowWow traditions, regalia, and more.

We'll then board our motorcoach and depart for a visit to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Dedicated to preserving and perpetuating Pueblo culture, the IPCC advances understanding by presenting the accomplishments and evolving history of the Pueblo people of New Mexico in Pueblo-curated exhibits. There is usually Native dancing scheduled at the IPCC during this weekend, and we'll try to schedule our visit to coincide with this.

Lunch: At the hotel or a selected restaurant

Afternoon: We'll have some leisure time at the hotel before departing for the Gathering of Nations PowWow at the University of New Mexico.

Our seats are in the general admission area and are not assigned or reserved. Blocks of seats are often held by families and friends of the performers; our group may not be able to sit together, and it may be necessary to negotiate a number of stairs to find available seats.

Dinner: This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like from the food and beverage vendors along "PowWow Alley."

Evening: This evening we'll view PowWow dances and the crowning of Miss Indian World, returning to the hotel at about 10:00 PM.

Lodging: MCM Elegante

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Large hotel with mid-town location and free parking

Contact info:
2020 Menaul NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107 USA
phone: 505-884-2511
web: www.mcmelegantealbuquerque.com

Room amenities: Data ports, irons, ironing boards, hairdryers, refrigerators upon request

Facility amenities: Heated pool, spa and exercise room, restaurant and lounge on premises

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Hotel's best seasonal rate.
Arrange for pre and post hotel nights directly with hotel at (505) 884-2511

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Sunday, April 26 - Field Trips to Coronado Historic Site and Albuque...
Note: Walking several blocks over paved and unpaved terrain at Coronado and Old Town

Breakfast: At the hotel

Morning: This morning we'll visit the Coronado Historic Site, one of the State Monuments of New Mexico. The site is near where Francisco Vasquez de Coronado entered the Rio Grand valley on his search for the fabled Seven Cities of Gold, and contains the ruins of Kuaua Pueblo.

After this visit, we'll continue on to Albuquerque's historic Old Town.

Lunch: At a selected restaurant

Afternoon: Independent explorations of Old Town.

Old Town has been the focal point of community life since Albuquerque was founded in 1706. About ten blocks of historic adobe buildings surround the central plaza, including San Felipe de Neri Church, which was built in 1793 and is the oldest building in the city. The city's settlers built their homes, shops and government offices here; many of these have been converted into the restaurants, art galleries and shops that comprise Old Town today.

Dinner: At the hotel

Evening: Optional video

Lodging: MCM Elegante

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Inn

Description: The Inn just underwent a $1.5 million renovation. All rooms were completely renovated, and the Inn has used beautiful Southwestern decor throughout. Authentic local decorative accents, including custom tinwork and hand-woven tapestries are found throughout the public areas of the Inn as well as in the guest rooms.

Contact info:
725 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505 USA
phone: 505-982-5952
web: www.santafesageinn.com

Room amenities: Rooms have in-room coffee, hair dryers, irons, full-sized ironing boards, satellite color television, digital alarm clocks, touch-tone telephones with free local calls, voice mail systems, automated wake-up calls, wireless high-speed Internet access.

Facility amenities: The Sage Inn offers a year-round, outdoor, heated pool, complimentary wireless high-speed Internet, a business center, meeting and banquet facilities, and free parking for its guests. The Santa Fe Sage Inn shuttle provides transportation to our guests within a 2-mile radius, which includes Santa Fe’s major attractions such as Santa Fe Plaza, Canyon Road Galleries, Museum Hill, New Mexico State Capitol, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, in addition to the many wonderful restaurants that Santa Fe is known for. Our guests can call the shuttle for drop off and pick up…yes, your personal “Sage Coach” to explore the sights of Santa Fe. The Santa Fe Sage Inn “Sage Coach” schedule is as follows: • Tuesdays 12 pm to 6 pm • Wednesdays & Thursdays 11 am to 6 pm • Fridays & Saturdays 10 am to 1 pm & 2 pm to 9 pm • Sunday & Monday Closed

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Four: Monday, April 27 - Morning Lecture about the History of New Mexico a...
Morning Lecture about the History of New Mexico and Albuquerque / Field Trip to Pecos National Historical Park / Travel to Santa Fe

Note: Getting on and off of bus; walking up to two miles over paved and packed dirt terrain during course of the day

Breakfast: At the hotel

Morning: We begin our morning with a class about the history of New Mexico and Albuquerque.

We'll then check out of the hotel, board our coach, and depart for Madrid, NM, via the "Turquoise Trail."

Lunch: Plated meal from a selected menu at the Mine Shaft Tavern in Madrid

Afternoon: After lunch, we'll continue on to Pecos National Historical Park, an example of late Anasazi pueblo ruins and Spanish colonization.

The site, on ranch land (the Forked Lightning Ranch) owned by the late Greer Garson and her husband, Buddy Fogelson, was donated with the hope that it would be preserved for visitors. The museum/visitors' center features a film narrated by Ms. Garson. A mile-long, paved hiking trail circles the site, which has remains of pueblo dwellings, kivas and a mission church, all located on remarkably beautiful land in the Pecos valley 30 miles northeast of Santa Fe.

Depart for Santa Fe and hotel check-in.

Dinner: At a Santa Fe restaurant

Evening: Presentation by Native American professional musician and scholar, Ronald Roybal. Ron is an award-winning musician dedicated to the preservation of traditional Native American music, as well as being a composer in his own right. He's a fine singer and master of the Native-American flute.

Lodging: The Sage Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Inn

Description: The Inn just underwent a $1.5 million renovation. All rooms were completely renovated, and the Inn has used beautiful Southwestern decor throughout. Authentic local decorative accents, including custom tinwork and hand-woven tapestries are found throughout the public areas of the Inn as well as in the guest rooms.

Contact info:
725 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505 USA
phone: 505-982-5952
web: www.santafesageinn.com

Room amenities: Rooms have in-room coffee, hair dryers, irons, full-sized ironing boards, satellite color television, digital alarm clocks, touch-tone telephones with free local calls, voice mail systems, automated wake-up calls, wireless high-speed Internet access.

Facility amenities: The Sage Inn offers a year-round, outdoor, heated pool, complimentary wireless high-speed Internet, a business center, meeting and banquet facilities, and free parking for its guests. The Santa Fe Sage Inn shuttle provides transportation to our guests within a 2-mile radius, which includes Santa Fe’s major attractions such as Santa Fe Plaza, Canyon Road Galleries, Museum Hill, New Mexico State Capitol, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, in addition to the many wonderful restaurants that Santa Fe is known for. Our guests can call the shuttle for drop off and pick up…yes, your personal “Sage Coach” to explore the sights of Santa Fe. The Santa Fe Sage Inn “Sage Coach” schedule is as follows: • Tuesdays 12 pm to 6 pm • Wednesdays & Thursdays 11 am to 6 pm • Fridays & Saturdays 10 am to 1 pm & 2 pm to 9 pm • Sunday & Monday Closed

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Five: Tuesday, April 28 - Native American Music Presentation / Field Trips ...
Native American Music Presentation / Field Trips to the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and the Museum of International Folk Art / Free Time / Dinner on Your Own / Free Evening

Note: Walking up to one mile over the course of the day over paved terrain; standing up to 30 minutes at a time at museums

Breakfast: "Fresh Start" breakfast buffet serving fresh waffles, pastries, bagels, yogurt, fresh fruit, hard boiled eggs, hot and cold cereals, juice, and coffee

Morning: Following breakfast we'll enjoy a presentation by Native American professional musician and scholar, Ronald Roybal. Ron is an award-winning musician dedicated to the preservation of traditional Native American music, as well as being a composer in his own right. He's a fine singer and master of the Native-American flute.

We'll then depart for visits to the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and the Museum of International Folk Art.

The MIAC offers a huge collection of pottery, basketry, rugs, jewelry and artifacts, mostly from tribes of the southwest region. The exhibits are beautifully displayed and documented.

The Museum of International Folk Art features the huge collection of folk art of Alexander Girard, displayed in charming scenarios.

Both museums have great gift shops as well!

Lunch: Order from a selected menu at a popular Santa Fe restaurant

Afternoon: Travel by our motorcoach to the downtown Plaza, where we'll embark on a walking exploration, after which our coach will return to the hotel.

The rest of the afternoon and evening are free to relax at the hotel or explore on your own. Nearby sites of interest include the Palace of the Governors, the New Mexico Museum of Art, and the New Mexico History Museum. (Your "Culture Pass" can be used for these admission to these state museums.)

Those who wish can remain downtown rather than return to the hotel at this time, but will need to make arrangements for their own transportation to the hotel via taxi, city bus, or the hotel shuttle (if available).

Dinner: This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions.

Evening: At leisure to explore Santa Fe's nightlife, enjoy the company of new Road Scholar friends with informal activities, or rest and relax.

Lodging: The Sage Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Type: Hotel

Description: The hotel is located just on the outskirts of downtown Taos, the historic Plaza is just a few miles away. Associated with the Sagebrush Inn and Conference Center, the facility has pretty grounds and landscaping around it and lots of areas to explore.

Contact info:
1500 Paseo del Pueblo Sur
Taos, NM 87571 USA
phone: 575-751-1555
Room amenities: Irons and ironing boards, cable/satellite TV, free high-speed Internet, free local calls, in-room air conditioning, in-room coffee maker, microwave, refrigerators

Facility amenities: Hotel offers banquet and meeting rooms, a convention center, use of the copy machine, interior corridors, outdoor heated pool, outdoor whirlpool/hot tub, free newspapers Monday-Friday, outdoor parking, a restaurant, and wireless Internet service. The hotel is 100% smoke-free.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Six: Wednesday, April 29 - Bandelier National Monument / Martinez Hacienda
Note: Walking up to two miles over the course of the day over packed dirt and paved terrain; standing for up to thirty minutes at a time during site visits

Breakfast: Buffet at the hotel

Morning: Check out of hotel and depart for Bandelier National Monument, which is fascinating both for its geology and archaeology. After stopping at the Visitor Center, we'll explore some of the trails in Frijoles Canyon.

Continue on to Pojoaque, NM.

Lunch: At the Sopaipilla Factory in Pojoaque

Afternoon: After lunch, we'll travel on to Taos (with a rest stop along the way). On arrival, we'll visit the Martinez Hacienda, an example of a Spanish Colonial era hacienda.

Hotel check-in at about 4:00 PM.

Dinner: At the hotel

Evening: Lecture about the history and colorful residents of Taos

Lodging: Sagebrush Inn & Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Hotel

Description: The hotel is located just on the outskirts of downtown Taos, the historic Plaza is just a few miles away. Associated with the Sagebrush Inn and Conference Center, the facility has pretty grounds and landscaping around it and lots of areas to explore.

Contact info:
1500 Paseo del Pueblo Sur
Taos, NM 87571 USA
phone: 575-751-1555
Room amenities: Irons and ironing boards, cable/satellite TV, free high-speed Internet, free local calls, in-room air conditioning, in-room coffee maker, microwave, refrigerators

Facility amenities: Hotel offers banquet and meeting rooms, a convention center, use of the copy machine, interior corridors, outdoor heated pool, outdoor whirlpool/hot tub, free newspapers Monday-Friday, outdoor parking, a restaurant, and wireless Internet service. The hotel is 100% smoke-free.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Seven: Thursday, April 30 - Field Trips to Rio Grande Gorge, Earthship Biotec...
Field Trips to Rio Grande Gorge, Earthship Biotecture Community, Taos Pueblo and Taos Plaza

Note: Walking up to two miles over the course of the day over paved and packed dirt terrain. Standing for up to 30 minutes at a time (with some opportunities to sit) at museums.

Breakfast: Buffet at the hotel; choices usually include cold cereals, oatmeal, bananas and raisins, fresh fruit, scrambled eggs, yogurt, hash browns, sausage, French toast, syrup, red and green chile, and freshly brewed coffee, hot teas, fruit juice, and toast bar.

Morning: After breakfast we'll board our motorcoach and depart for the Rio Grande Gorge.

We'll cross the Gorge via the "High Bridge," which spans the Rio Grande Gorge 565 feet above the river, affording a breathtaking view of both. After stopping for photographs, we'll continue on to the Earthship Biotecture Community.

Earthship biotecture is a sustainable building style using recyled materials, such as old tires, bottles, and aluminum cans, in a variety of fascinating — and sometimes funky — shapes and sizes.

Lunch: At a selected restaurant

Afternoon: After lunch, we'll go to Taos Pueblo. (If the Pueblo is open; it can close unexpectedly for Pueblo events.)

This picturesque Pueblo at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains is one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in North America. The multiple-storied adobe dwellings reflect an ancient culture. Approximately 100 Pueblo residents still live much as their ancestors did 1,000 years ago, without electricity or running water. Taos Pueblo is the only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark.

From the Pueblo we'll go to Taos Plaza for some free time to explore this historic area on our own. There are a number of colorful galleries and shops in this area, as well as other museums, all within walking distance of Taos Plaza.

Dinner: At the hotel

Evening: Optional video

Lodging: Sagebrush Inn & Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Large hotel with mid-town location and free parking

Contact info:
2020 Menaul NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107 USA
phone: 505-884-2511
web: www.mcmelegantealbuquerque.com

Room amenities: Data ports, irons, ironing boards, hairdryers, refrigerators upon request

Facility amenities: Heated pool, spa and exercise room, restaurant and lounge on premises

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Hotel's best seasonal rate.
Arrange for pre and post hotel nights directly with hotel at (505) 884-2511

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Eight: Friday, May 01 - Field Trip to Chimayó / Travel to Albuquerque / F...
Field Trip to Chimayó / Travel to Albuquerque / Field Trip to View Petroglyphs

Note: Walking up to two miles over the course of the day over paved, packed dirt, rocky and possibly rugged terrain

Breakfast: At the hotel

Morning: After checking out of the hotel, we'll depart for the northern New Mexico village of Chimayó via the "High Road."

While in Chimayó , we'll visit a weaving gallery, Centinela Traditional Arts. Chimayó is home to several families who have been creating Hispanic weavings for generations, and we'll have a chance to see some beautiful works designed and woven by an award-winning artist.

We'll also visit the beautiful little church in Chimayó, El Santuario de Chimayó, a Roman Catholic church (Santuario is Spanish for "sanctuary".) This shrine, a National Historic Landmark, is famous for the story of its founding and as a contemporary pilgrimage site. It receives almost 300,000 visitors per year and has been called "the most important center in the United States for Catholic pilgrimage. A small room called el pocito (the little well) contains a round pit, the source of "holy dirt" (tierra bendita) that is believed to have healing powers. An adjacent Prayer Room displays many ex-votos as well as photographs, discarded crutches, and other testimonials of those purportedly healed.

Lunch: We'll have lunch at historic Rancho de Chimayó, a charming restaurant housed in an old hacienda.

Chimayó is known for its heirloom chiles, the fruit of the Capsicum plant, and most New Mexican dishes are prepared with red or green chile. (New Mexico's official state question is "Red or green?" If you'd like to try both, order "Christmas!")

Our group will have a plated meal, ordering from a special menu featuring traditional New Mexican cuisine, with chips, salsa, and a non-alcoholic beverage.

Afternoon: After lunch, our bus continues on to Albuquerque. We'll stop along the way for a field trip to view some petroglyphs, images carved into stone several centuries ago.

Dinner: At the hotel

Evening: Free evening

Lodging: MCM Elegante

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Large hotel with mid-town location and free parking

Contact info:
2020 Menaul NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107 USA
phone: 505-884-2511
web: www.mcmelegantealbuquerque.com

Room amenities: Data ports, irons, ironing boards, hairdryers, refrigerators upon request

Facility amenities: Heated pool, spa and exercise room, restaurant and lounge on premises

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Hotel's best seasonal rate.
Arrange for pre and post hotel nights directly with hotel at (505) 884-2511

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Nine: Saturday, May 02 - Acoma Pueblo / Dinner and Closing Comments
Note: Walking up to two miles over paved or uneven packed dirt terrain over course of the day; climbing up inclines and standing for 15-30 minutes at a time during guide lectures when visiting Petroglyphs and Pueblo

Breakfast: At the hotel

Morning: This morning, we'll depart for Acoma Pueblo. We'll have a chance to explore the Sky City Cultural Center before lunch.

Lunch: At the Y'aak'a Café in the Sky City Cultural Center at Acoma Pueblo

Afternoon: After lunch, we'll go to the top of the mesa where we'll explore the ancient village with a Native American guide.

Situated atop a 367-foot high sandstone mesa, Acoma Pueblo, known as "Sky City," may have been settled as early as 900 CE. We'll learn about the Spanish conquistadors who occupied it in 1599, the filmmakers who helped build the road that goes to the top of the mesa, and the 6,000 residents who live there today in two nearby villages or on top of the mesa in the old pueblo itself.

As we walk through the ancient village, we'll see the large mission church and meet some of the Pueblo residents.

Dinner: At the hotel

Evening: Program closing in our hotel meeting room. We'll share our experiences and exchange our farewells.

Lodging: MCM Elegante

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Ten: Sunday, May 03 - Breakfast / Independent Departures
Breakfast: At the hotel. This meal concludes our program.

Morning: If you are departing from the hotel, please check out no later than 12:00 PM.

We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please be in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network, where you can share memories, pictures, and comments. Best wishes for all your journeys!

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Santa Fe, NM
General OverviewMuseums and galleries, e.g., Palace of the Governors Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Museum of International Folk Art, Museum of Indian Art and Culture, Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Spanish Colonial Museum, Laboratory of Anthropology, Rancho de los Golondrinas (recreation of a Spanish Colonial village), Gerald Peters Gallery, Nedra Matteucchi (Fenn) Gallery, Alan Houser Sculpture Garden, Houshang's Gallery, Alene Lapides Gallery, Laurel Seth Gallery and many more. Historic buildings and churches include Sena Plaza, El Santuario de Guadalupe, the Oldest House, San Miguel Mission, St. Francis Cathedral, the Chapel of Loretto (with its miraculous staircase!) and Cristo Rey Church. During late June, July and August, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale and Santa Fe Opera are in full swing and there are many theatre productions and concerts going on in the city year round. The Santa Fe Visitors' Guide provides seasonal listings of events, as does New Mexico Magazine. A link to Santa Fe's calendar of events, web sites and telephone numbers is listed below.
For additional information, visit: www.santafe.org
Taos, NM
General OverviewWhile in Taos, you will have some time to explore the Plaza area and Bent Street area, where many galleries and shops are located.

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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9 nights of accommodations
24 meals: 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
15 Field trips
2 Performances

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