TIME CODED TRANSCIPT

UNTIL THE LAST DROP

 

ABU

 

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Listen

 

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This is the story of my life.

 

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Despite suffering, despite obstacles

 

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Cause by a state of occupation

 

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That tries to erase my existence

 

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From my land and home

 

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And kills the life within it.

 

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Why aren’t my birds allowed to sing

 

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Whilst other birds can?

 

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Pull it over there, pull it over there.

 

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People used to build wells

 

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To collect rainwater

 

WOMAN

 

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Should I open it?

 

ABU

 

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Yes, open it.

 

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There were hundreds of wells around here

 

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But Israel destroyed them

 

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And prevents us restoring any.

 

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I have a dream

 

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That I could exploit

 

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All the resources of my land

 

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And get water

 

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And get a decent life.

 

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Pull it like this

 

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When I tell you.

 

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Wait.

 

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The Palestinian

 

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Is targeted through water

 

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Which is the pillar of life

 

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And he will stay here resisting

 

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Until the last drop.

 

ELI

 

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I arrived here in May 1977

 

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There was nothing here

 

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Just a barren wasteland.

 

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We were working in the fields

 

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In 50 heat.

 

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There were no trees

 

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So we didn’t even have shade.

 

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Today, thank God

 

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I’m successful and have a comfortable life

 

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With a good income – everything is ok.

 

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The trees require an enormous amount of water.

 

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At the peak of the season

 

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You need lots of water –

 

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One cubic metre per dunam

 

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Sorry, one cubic metre per tree

 

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Per day.

 

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This is a lot of water.

 

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The plantations here are huge

 

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In my place and

 

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All across the Jordan Valley.

 

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Only the big ones 

 

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Only the big and yellow ones!

 

WORKERS

 

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Where do I take this?

 

 

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What?

 

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Put it on the ground.

 

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On the other side.

 

ELI

 

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We slowly progressed

 

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By taking more and more land

 

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And this is how we advanced

 

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Until 1986

 

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When we stopped growing vegetables

 

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And started planting dates.

 

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These computers supply the water to my field.

 

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They irrigate according to my settings

 

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There are three units in the field of the Bahri dates

 

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That operate by fertilising and watering.

 

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The same thing is on the other side

 

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This computer irrigates the Medjool dates.

 

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Here there are two units

 

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That also irrigate according to my settings.

 

ABU

 

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We were enjoying freedom

 

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Stability

 

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And some kind of dignity

 

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But today

 

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The occupation is trying to steal it from us.

 

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This is the Moringa seed.

 

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It is usually a loss

 

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We plant, but we don’t harvest.

 

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For many years

 

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Our crops are just given to the animals.

 

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Hi Son

 

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Good morning to you.

 

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May Allah bring Eid in better conditions.

 

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I’m very tired.

 

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I don’t know, my mind is occupied.

 

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God will help us.

 

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Arrive early, not during the heat.

 

ABU’S WIFE

 

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It is sadness that kills you.

 

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Don’t be sad

 

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What can you do?

 

ABU

 

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The things I meditate on are

 

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How we were before the occupation

 

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And how we are now

 

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And what are the reasons

 

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And what should be done

 

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To confront these obstacles

 

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In the hope to get our dignity

 

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And the dignity of our children.

 

ELI

 

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I have built everything with my own hands.

 

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Buy it, bring it here

 

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And I will mix you the two materials for you.

 

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My family lived through the holocaust.

 

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My mother was in Auschwitz-Birkenau

 

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And afterwards went back to Hungary

 

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Where she met my father

 

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And in 1948, the emigrated to Israel.

 

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My animals are my hobby

 

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And have been since my childhood.

 

ABU

 

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My son was 8 years old

 

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I was driving my tractor to bring water

 

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Along a dirt track which we’re not allowed to pave.

 

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My son joined me on the tractor

 

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But after a short distance

 

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He fell down on his head.

 

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He kept bleeding for 6 hours

 

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Until he died.

 

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My son died because we’re not even allowed

 

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To pave the road.

 

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I repeat a saying, many times

 

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During the night

 

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When I’m sitting alone.

 

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“Oh home, you are not home anymore

 

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You betrayed us, may God betray you!”

 

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I repeat it many times.

 

ELI

 

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Come on, we’ll leave this here for now.

 

SIGN

 

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Zoo, in memory of, ‘The Bird Man’ RIP.

 

ELI

 

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This zoo is for the whole community

 

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Anyone can come to look and enjoy.

 

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OK, so we’re finished here, what did we give?

 

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The peacocks got their food

 

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The monkeys got their food

 

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The pigeons got their food.

 

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Father!

 

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Let’s rejoice, let’s rejoice.

 

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Let’s rejoice and be happy, hey!

 

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Let’s rejoice…

 

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Hello, hello

 

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Who is so cute?

 

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Come on, get in.

 

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Just go in

 

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Let go of my hand.

 

PARROT

 

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Father.

 

ABU

 

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The most important person

 

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I want to sing to, is Awad!

 

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Hi Awad.

 

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Your hair is looking much better!

 

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Come, come my love!

 

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I will kiss you.

 

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God bless you.

 

MAN

 

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Kiss you grandfather’s hand.

 

ABU

 

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I’m very happy because of Awad’s haircut.

 

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I used to have stomach pain

 

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Whenever I saw the old one.

 

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Did he finally cut his hair?

 

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Yes.

 

156

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I used to have a stomach pain…

 

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Bring a cup, bring a cup.

 

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Cups, cups!

 

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Cups for tea!

 

PHONE CALL

 

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Israeli Prime Minister, Netanyahu

 

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Said he would apply Israeli control

 

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Across the Jordan Valley

 

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If elected again and assigned

 

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To structure the new government.

 

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Netanyahu confirmed

 

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That annexing the Jordan Valley

 

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Is the first step

 

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In annexing the entire West Bank.

 

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A full plan would be announced

 

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After the upcoming election.

 

ELI

 

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Leave it, I will organise it.

 

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I will organise it.

 

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I’m not willing to give up the Jordan Valley

 

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But whatever will be, will be.

 

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I’m not a prophet and no-one is

 

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No one can tell what will happen.

 

ABU

 

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This is the place of the demolition

 

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Which took place on 26 November 2015.

 

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The Israeli Civil Administration

 

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Under the policies applied here

 

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Demolished it all.

 

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I kept it here

 

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As a memory

 

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For two reasons.

 

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One – for me and my family to keep remembering

 

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Israeli oppression

 

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And Israeli crimes that are applied against us.

 

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Two – a memory

 

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For European Union countries

 

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Supporting Israel in their crimes

 

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By staying silent.

 

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Why aren’t my birds allowed to sing

 

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Whilst other birds can?

 

 

 

 

 

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