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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 1 Discover Brentwood in Raleigh, North Carolina Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 2 What is Brentwood? Brentwood is a vintage Raleigh neighborhood with small town charm and big city convenience… 2

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 3 If you are moving to Raleigh from outside the area, you may believe that you must purchase a small, poorly built home with a tiny yard in a new, quickly built, treeless subdivision.That is not the case.Let us tell you about Brentwood. Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved In this presentation, the people of Brentwood want to tell you a secret. 3

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 4 So come on in and sit a spell… Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 5 Brentwood is a lovely subdivision of approximately 1400 homes in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina, built in the 1960's. Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 6 Brentwood is bordered by New Hope Church Road, Atlantic Avenue, Highwoods Boulevard, and Capital Boulevard.

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 7 Brentwood

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 8 People of all ages and races call Brentwood home, including many original inhabitants with grown children, as well as young families, recent empty nesters, childless couples, and singles.

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 9 Brentwood homes have increased substantially in value over the years, yet they continue to be one of the best values in the Wake County area. In 2006, Raleigh was named the seventh fastest-growing city on the East Coast, due in part to the incredible growth in northeast Raleigh, where Brentwood is located.

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 10 What is special about Brentwood? There are many things that we love about Brentwood. As a result of its longevity, the neighborhood has an abundance of mature trees and landscaping. Copyright2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 10

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 11 It is especially beautiful in the spring when the dogwoods are in bloom along Brentwood Road, and it seems nearly every yard in the neighborhood has a tree or bush in bloom. Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 11

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 12 Residents living in Brentwood homes enjoy hardwood floors, large rooms, fireplaces, brick exteriors, and large, beautiful wooded backyards -- similar amenities to those often found in high-dollar "inside the beltline" homes, which are just minutes away. Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 12

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 13 You’ll find quiet, tree-lined streets in Brentwood with sidewalks and streetlights (unheard of in some new subdivisions). Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 13

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 14 Beautiful Brentwood Park has lush gardens, a playground, basketball courts, baseball diamonds, picnic pavilions, a community center, and tennis courts. See for yourself… 14

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 20 We are grateful to the Brentwood Garden Club for its efforts to beautify the neighborhood. 20

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 21 Brentwood’s location between the Inner Beltline (440) and the Outer Beltline (540) makes it a breeze to go anywhere in the Triangle -- Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, or Research Triangle Park.

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 22 The builder of Brentwood, John Adams, concentrated on four styles of homes: Split level Ranch Split foyer (also known as “raised ranch”) Cape Cod style He knew these designs would appeal to all types of families (and singles), and forty years later, they still hold that appeal.You are sure to find a Brentwood home to meet your needs. Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 22

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 23 The following examples are not for sale but illustrate the variety of home styles and the variations within each style.

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 24 Split foyer, also called Raised ranch Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 24

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 25 Split level Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 25

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 26 Ranch Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 26

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 27 Split level Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 27

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 28 Split level Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 28

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 29 Modified Split level Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 29

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 30 Split foyer/Raised ranch Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 31 Ranch Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 31

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 32 Split foyer/Raised ranch Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 32

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 33 Cape Cod Style 33

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 34 You'll find two small lakes in Brentwood… Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 34

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 35 …that provide residents with beautiful views. Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 35

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 36 Waterfront homes are rare in landlocked Raleigh, but you’ll find them in Brentwood. Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 36

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 37 The lakes attract an abundance of wildlife, including geese, ducks, blue and snowy white herons, and turtles.

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 38 A Brentwood resident took this photo of geese and a deer (rarely seen) in her backyard. You may also see rabbits, raccoons, and possums. Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 38

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 39 So -- early in the morning on your way to work, you may find that what you thought was a lawn ornament is really a living, breathing Canada goose! Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 39

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 40 The neighborhood has not only an active gardening club and neighborhood association, it has… Copyri g ht2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 40

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 41 …its own printed newsletter, and a lively online discussion group. Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 41

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 42 During the holidays, some residents enjoy going all out with Christmas lights, á la National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (the movie). Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 42

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 43 On the morning of the Fourth of July, you may find small flags lining every street in Brentwood, courtesy of the Brentwood Exchange Club.

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 44 Many neighborhoods in Raleigh, especially in newer subdivisions, seem to frown upon independent expressions of imagination and relish sameness and conformity.

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 45 Brentwood is a different story. You'll find front yards filled with flowers... 45

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 46 some with vegetables…

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 47 and most with beautiful green grass.

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 48 Some Brentwood gardeners grow more-exotic plants.

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 49 Some residents choose to express their creativity with imaginative mailboxes. Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 49 49 Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 50 Brentwood Elementary is located in the center of Brentwood, on Ingram Drive, next to the park. Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 50

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 51 School assignments sometimes change in Raleigh.To find the most current assignment, go to the Student Assignment Finder:http://wwwgis2.wcpss.net/cgi-bin/prod/mainscript/MainScript.pl

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 52 If you’re looking for a college for yourself or your teen, North Carolina State University (known as NC State) is a mere five miles away, as are Peace College, Meredith College, Shaw University, and St. Augustine College. Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (known as UNC) are 40 to 45 minutes away.

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 53 Hospitals are abundant in our area. Rex Hospital on Lake Boone Trail is a quick hop away on the inner beltline. Raleigh Duke Community Hospital is just two miles away on Wake Forest Road. The newest hospital is Wake Med North Healthplex at Falls of Neuse Road and Durant Road. There is also a Wake Med in Raleigh, to the south of Brentwood. You can also go to world-reknown Duke University in Durham or UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 54 With all its trees and wildlife, sometimes Brentwood feels “country,” yet it is very convenient to everything a major metropolis has to offer… Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 54

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 55 If you like shopping, you’ll love the newest, largest, and prettiest mall and shopping center in the area, just two miles away at Triangle Towne Shopping Center. People drive from Virginia to shop at its incredible variety of stores!

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 56 The following stores are even closer than the mall, and you’ll find that you can get to them easily by using side streets from Brentwood. Target Sam’s Club Lowe’s Foods Home Depot Living in Brentwood, you’ll save on gas! Lowes Home Improvement Staples PetSmart Food Lion

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 57 Recently rebuilt North Hills shopping center, on Six Forks Road near the inner beltline, is just a few miles away (accessible through side streets from Brentwood), and its recent changes provide you with a “Rodeo Drive/Beverly Hills” atmosphere while you shop and dine. See more photos…

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 59 Other nearby favorite shopping spots include:The Shops of Cameron Village – inside the beltline, Raleigh’s earliest shopping centerFairgrounds Flea Market – West RaleighThe Cotton Company – artists and shops in Wake Forest in a converted buildingThrift shops and Goodwill stores on Capital Boulevard; near Brentwood; and in Wake Forest

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 60 If you enjoy restaurants, you have quite a choice. You’ll find many types of food, including traditional American, Chinese, Vietnamese, Mexican, seafood, breakfast, and buffet restaurants within a mile or two. Glenwood Avenue, now known for its clubs and restaurants, is just a short drive.

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 61 Shelley Lake, a gorgeous 50-acre lake, is on East Millbrook Road, and is just a few minutes from the Brentwood subdivision. The park has a beautiful greenway trail that surrounds the lake. The park features fishing, canoeing, sailing, rowboating, pedal boating, and biking, as well as picnic and playground areas. Sertoma Arts Center is located at the park and offers a variety of art classes.

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 62 “Hours of relaxation await you at Falls Lake State Recreation Area. Just moments away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Falls Lake is a great way to escape urban life. “With a 12,000-acre lake and 26,000 acres of woodlands, Falls Lake State Recreation Area offers a choice of recreation areas—Beaverdam, B.W. Wells, Highway 50, Holly Point, Rolling View, Sandling Beach and Shinleaf. “Fishing, boating and swimming are only a few of the activities awaiting you on the water. On land, you can enjoy walking, mountain biking or camping along a portion of the state's Mountains-to-Sea Trail. From recreation to environmental education, no matter what you are looking for, you are sure to discover it at Falls Lake.” Falls Lake State Recreation Area, which consists of seven individual parks, is located at Falls Lake in Wake and Durham counties,10 miles north of Raleigh (and only 20 minutes from Brentwood). From the Falls Lake web site: (http://ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/fala/do.html)

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 63 Millbrook Park, near Millbrook High School, offers a dog park, a walking trail, tennis courts, and a swimming pool.

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 64 If you prefer to swim in the ocean, you’ll find Wrightsville Beach just two hours away to the south. If you love the mountains, the drive is just four hours to the west. Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 64

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 65 If you enjoy museums, Raleigh is the place to be.Our city offers a variety of museums: North Carolina Museum of History, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh City Museum, North Carolina Museum of Art, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and Marbles Museum (which includes an IMAX theater). There are some great museums in Durham, too.

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 66 With the:- North Carolina State Wolfpack (at NC State in Raleigh)- North Carolina Tar Heels (at UNC at Chapel Hill) Duke Blue Devils (in Durham) …calling the Triangle home, college basketball isn’t only bigger, but better than anywhere else in the country. Raleigh’s Carolina Hurricanes hockey team won the Stanley Cup in 2010. If you like sports, you’ll love it here…

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 67 If you enjoy the performing arts, there are always a great choice of events at these locations: The Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek (formerly AllTel) RBC Center Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts (Kennedy Theatre and Memorial Auditorium) Raleigh Little Theatre Thompson Theatre at North Carolina State University Burning Coal Theatre (various locations) You’ll find other offerings in nearby Cary, Durham, Chapel Hill, and Carrboro.

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 68 “I enjoy living in Brentwood because it is the most convenient neighborhood in town. It is convenient to shopping, dining, 440 and 540.” – Ricka What residents say about living in Brentwood: “I can look out my back door, and I feel like I’m in the Adirondacks, yet I’m just a few blocks from everything I need.” – Lori “Brentwood homes are solid. We have a steel beam running through ours as part of the framing, and I’m amazed at the quality of the hardwood floors. I’m very happy living here, and I think it’s the best value in the city of Raleigh.” – Steve “ I do like the convenience of Brentwood, but it's the hills and trees that tug at my heart.  There is not a time in the year that it's not pretty.” – Trisha

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 69 “Some things I love about Brentwood... “The trees. There is one vignette on my drive home when the road bends and the houses disappear. Suddenly, a sea of green appears, and I feel like I'm in my own private forest. “The diversity of people. Brentwood is truly a representation of the American Dream. It is a neighborhood without pretense.“The history and original residents of the neighborhood give the place a true sense of Americana. “It is the perfect place for a starter home. We bought our first home in Brentwood, and one child later, we are still happy to call it home.“The location. Within minutes, I can get to anything I need; shopping, parks, post office, and even the library. Don't forget easy access to the beltline!“When my mom retired, I quickly looked in the neighborhood for a home for her. She now loves Brentwood as much as I do! Her almost 3/4 acre yard is her pride and joy. It is a neighborhood where young and old can feel welcome and appreciated.“I love this place!“-- Larisa

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 70 So if you are considering a move to the Triangle area, make sure to ask your real estate agent to show you homes in the Brentwood neighborhood. Now that you know the secret that is Brentwood, we hope that you take a closer look at what it has to offer. …and we hope to welcome you soon to the neighborhood!

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 71 Thank youfor visiting. Y’all come back! This production was broughtto you by Brentwood residents Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved More 

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 72 For more information, contact Lorilyn Bailey, lorilynbailey@gmail.com See Bonus Material 

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Copyright 2010 NewsBuzzAll Rights Reserved 73 Bonus Material for those new to the area:The Triangle and Research Triangle Park – what are they?Newcomers to the Triangle area often are confused by the terms “Triangle” and “Research Triangle Park.” They may refer to the “Triangle” as “Research Triangle Park,” and that is incorrect. The term “the Triangle” originally consisted of three cities: Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, hence its name. Cary has grown substantially, and now “Triangle” refers, in general, to these areas: Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and Cary, as well as the smaller towns of Morrisville, Garner, Knightdale, Wendell, and Wake Forest. Research Triangle Park (RTP), on the other hand, is essentially a giant business park. It encompasses 7,000 acres of North Carolina pine forest and has approximately 1,100 acres for development. It is home to more than 136 companies that employ 37,600 workers in a variety of industries. RTP is easily accessible to Triangle residents via I-40, 540, and other major highways, so employees in RTP live throughout the Triangle area. Also: People unfamiliar with the area often refer to “Raleigh/Durham” as if it is one city. Durham is 45 minutes from Raleigh and is in a different county. Each city has its own individual character, ambience, and management style. You’ll hear residents say “Raleigh,” or “Durham,” or “the Triangle,” but rarely, “Raleigh/Durham.”

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