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8 Brazilian Beaches Where You Can Bare it All
Find Brazil nude beaches where the principles of true naturism are observed.
10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Brazil
A list of all-inclusive resorts in Brazil. Brazil has few, but excellent all-inclusive resorts: Miramar Maragogi, Blue Tree Angra, three Club Med locations, Superclubs Breezes and Starfish, Ponta dos Ganchos, Enotel and Vila Gale.
Suspended Over Rio: The Sugarloaf Cable Car
The Sugarloaf in Rio de Janeiro is one of Brazil's top attractions. Read about the Sugarloaf cable car, its hours and ticket prices.
Brazil Needs to Be Your Next Vacation Spot:...
Ten reasons why you should visit Brazil.
Is Your Country Exempt from Brazil Travel Visa...
A list of countries whose nationals need neither a tourist or a business visa to enter Brazil. Brazil visa requirements vary and Brazil travelers must check with Brazilian Embassies and Consulates whether their country is still exempted.
Caminho da Fé
Caminho da Fe, or the Walk of Faith, is a walking and cycling pilgrimage route in Brazil inspired in the Camino de Santiago
Best and Worst Times to Travel to Brazil
What are the best and worst times to travel to Brazil? These tips about high and low season and the weather in Brazil help you decide when to go to Brazil.
Reciprocity in Brazil Tourist Visa Fees for...
Brazil tourist visa fees are subject to a reciprocity principle. As of January 2008, American and Canadian citizens have had their Brazil tourist visa fees increased in reciprocity for a raise in tourist visa fees for Brazilian travelers to the US and Canada.
How to Stay Safe if You're Driving in Brazil
Driving in Brazil - Safety information for travelers. Things you need to know about traffic in Brazil before you rent a car.
Brazilian Travel: 10 Great Ways to Enjoy...
Ten things Brazil travelers can do to enjoy the natural beauty of Iguassu Falls and the surrounding area to the fullest.
Brazil State Abbreviations
Learn the abbreviations for Brazilian states and Federal District.
Where to Buy Havaianas in Rio de Janeiro
You're wondering where you can buy a pair on Sunday morning, before going to the beach, when most stores in Rio are still closed. Read on.
Get Your Pet's Documents and Carrier Ready for...
Prepare your pet's documents and carrier for Brazil travel.
Curitiba Rocks the Brazilian Winter as a World...
The 12 best tourist attractions in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil.
What to Know Before You Go to Brazil
Tips for travel to Brazil including how to stay safe in Brazil, tips for navigating the language, and using ATMs in Brazil.
Brazil Visa Extensions
Brazil visa extensions must be applied for at Brazil's Federal Police. Learn how to apply for a Brazil visa extension.
Rio de Janeiro Travel Guide
A Rio de Janeiro Travel Guide with tips about the best of Rio attractions.
Christ the Redeemer Statue, Open Arms Over Rio
What you need to know when you visit the Christ the Redeemer Statue and Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Buy This, Not That: 7 Souvenirs to Bring Home...
Best souvenirs from Brazil: what souvenirs travelers to Brazil should buy and where they can be found.
Does Brazil Require Yellow Fever Vaccination?
Learn about the Brazilian Ministry of Health standards for yellow fever vaccination prior to Brazil travel.
Drinking Water Safety in Brazil
Despite reassuring reports issued regularly by water providers, the consumption of filtered or bottled mineral water is widespread in Brazil.
Lençóis Maranhenses National Park
Lencois Maranhenses National Park, in Maranhao, Brazil, is one of Brazil's top natural attractions - sand dunes that stretch over 383,000 acres and are dotted with rainwater lagoons.
Driver License for Brazil Travelers
What documents do you need to drive in Brazil? Read about the 2010 resolution concerning driver licenses for tourists in Brazil.
Days of the Week in Portuguese - Origin of the...
Portuguese is the only romanic language in which all the days of the week have their origin in the Catholic liturgical calendar, and not in pagan traditions.
The Curitiba-Paranaguá Train Ride in...
The scenic Curitiba-Paranagua train ride in Parana, Brazil, is one of the most exciting and beautiful travel experiences in Brazil. The Curitiba-Paranagua train ride takes passengers through Serra do Mar, Brazil's coastal mountain range, and passes many charming points along the way.
A Place in the Rainforest: Brazilian Amazon...
A guide to Amazon jungle lodges in Brazil.
American Foods and Drinks You'll Miss in Brazil
A list of American foods that can't be found, are hard to find, don't taste as good, or are too expensive to buy in Brazil.
A to Z of Brazilian Swimsuit Collections for...
Browse this list of Brazilian bikini and swimsuit designer websites featuring the latest Brazil beachwear collections.
The Flip Flop Craze from Brazil
Havaianas, the best-loved flip flops from Brazil.
Brazil Travel Requirements for Children
Learn what Brazil travel requirements are for children - including Brazil visas, vaccination and special authorizations necessary to enter Brazil.
Mocotó
Mocoto, or cow's foot, is an important item in Brazil culinary, especially in the Northeast and in the deep South. Read about mocoto and its uses.
What You Can Expect from Brazil in July
Highlights of Brazil in July, with an overview of weather, holidays, and events.
Find Your Place Under the Sun of Búzios
Find hotels and accommodations in Armação dos Búzios, or simply Búzios, Brazil, in this guide with hotels and pousadas listed by beach.
Brazil in January
Information for travelers about January in Brazil, with an overview of weather, holidays and events.
Top 10 Rio de Janeiro Restaurants: A Comprehens...
A list of Rio de Janeiro's top 10 restaurants by specialty, ranging from upscale to casual.
7 Drinks You Must Try in Brazil
A guide to the most popular drinks in Brazil.
Drinking and Driving Law in Brazil
The drinking and driving law issued on June 19, 2008 in Brazil (Lei 11.705) establishes zero tolerance for any measurable amount of alcohol content in the blood, for all drivers. Learn what travelers planning to drive in Brazil need to know about Brazil's Dry Law.
Rio de Janeiro - BasicTravel Information
Basic information for the visitor to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Brazilian Money and Its Anti-Counterfeit Features
Brazilian money - learn about the currency in Brazil - the real - and its anti-counterfeit features.
The Long, Lingering Allure of Búzios
Buzios is one of the sunniest and best beach destinations in Brazil. Discover its attractions.
Brazil Visa - Countries Exempted from Brazil...
A list of countries whose nationals are exempted from a Brazil tourist visa, but need to apply for a Brazil business visa.
Why June is a Great Month to Visit Brazil
Highlights of Brazil in June, with an overview of weather, holidays, and events.
Essential Salvador: The Senhor Bom Jesus do...
Senhor Bom Jesus do Bonfim Church is one of the top attractions in Salvador and the site of a major Afro-Brazilian syncretism event: the Washing of the Steps.
Marajó Island
Marajo is a Brazil island at the mouth of the Amazon River. The pororoca, wildlife, water buffalo and unique ceramics are some Marajo symbols.
How To Make a Collect Call from a Telephone in...
Learn how to make a collect call from any telephone in Brazil.
Bahia Travel: Rustic-Chic Trancoso
A Trancoso travel guide with tips about Trancoso beaches, accommodations, tours, restaurants, nightlife and New Year's Eve.
Rio's Biggest, Busiest, On-the-Cheap Shopping...
Shopping in Rio's Saara is more than just shopping - it's an immersive experience in local color and atmosphere.
Bahia Travel: The Joys of Morro de São...
Guide Morro de Sao Paulo, a picturesque village on Tinhare Island, south of Salvador, Brazil.
8 Places to Visit in São Paulo, Brazil
8 Important Places to Visit in São Paulo: Ibirapuera Park
Brazil Motels
In Brazil, a motel is a short-stay hotel which affords couples privacy for sexual encounters.
Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro
Petropolis, just an hour away from Rio de Janeiro, is a mountain town with historic appeal and a number of ecotourism and adventure leisure options.
Azul
Azul is Brazil's newest airline. Find out about Azul, its current flights, and growth plans.
Tambaba
Tambaba, in Conde, is one of the best naturist (and non-naturist) beaches in Brazil. Learn about its attractions and places to stay.
Guarujá Travel Guide
Guaruja is a top beach destination in Brazil and one of the best day and weekend trips from Sao Paulo. Discover its attractions.
Queijo Minas
Queijo Minas is a kind of cheese originally made in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Handcrafted Minas cheese production is a Brazilian Immaterial Cultural Heritage. The cheese is made from raw cow milk and it can be ripened or not.
Bahia Travel: Spotting Humpback Whales
Bahia is Brazil's top destination for humpback whale watching. Discover the Whale Coast in Bahia, Brazil.
Yellow Fever in Brazil
Important facts about the 2007/2008 yellow fever outbreak in Brazil.
Best Rodízio Churrascarias in São Paulo
Discover Sao Paulo's best churrascarias in the rodizio (continuous serving) category.
There's No Pancake Like This: Brazilian Tapioca
Tapioca - in Brazil, the term refers to a kind of pancake made with manioc starch and water, then filled with different ingredients such as cheese or bananas.
Brigadeiro
Brigadeiros, or chocolate fudge truffles, are what Brazilian kids expect to find at birthday parties.
6 Fruits that You Must Try in Brazil
6 typical fruits from Brazil, how to eat them, and what they taste like
A Sloth Sanctuary in Ilhéus
The sloth sanctuary in Ilheus, Southern Bahia, (Centro de Reabilitacao Reserva Zoobotanica)
Bahia Beaches: A Mirror of Wonders
Praia do Espelho, in Porto Seguro, is one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil.
Japanese Immigration in Brazil - The Kasato...
On June 18, 2008, the first Japanese immigrants arrived in Brazil aboard the Kasato Maru. The trip from the Kobe port in Japan to Santos, in Sao Paulo State, lasted 52 days. The first immigrants were about to start a new era for Brazilian culture and ethnic makeup. In 2008, Brazil celebrates the Centennial of Japanese Immigration with a great number of events, including the presence of Prince Heir Naruhito, from Japan.
Monte Sião Blue and White Pottery
Information about blue and white pottery made in Monte Sião, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Fun Things to Do in Belo Horizonte
Fun things to do in Belo Horizonte, Brazil's third largest city and one of the host cities in 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. Discover fun options in and near town.
Rio Scenarium - Guide Review
Rio Scenarium is the best-known bar in the historic Lapa district in Rio de Janeiro. Decorated with antiques, it spreads over three floors and four remodeled buildings on Rua do Lavradio. The crowd is a mix of locals and foreigners.
Brazil in February
Information for travelers about February in Brazil, with an overview of weather, holidays and events.
Liberdade - São Paulo's Japanese District
Liberdade, the Japanese district in São Paulo, Brazil, is a great place to experience Korean and Chinese cultures as well.
Interesting Facts about Brazil
Interesting facts about Brazil's population, religions, and cultural sites
Free Yellow Fever Vaccination - List of Public...
A list of public clinics in Rio de Janeiro where travelers can get free yellow fever vaccination.
São Paulo Airport Bus Service
Sao Paulo Airport Bus Service is a transportation alternative to taxis that's worth considering. With two different kinds of buses - a more comfortable and a more affordable one - the service connects travelers to subway stations and key areas in Sao Paulo.
Rio Beaches: Pristine Beauty Awaits at Prainha
Prainha, one of the best and most beautiful beaches in Rio de Janeiro, is surrounded by native rainforest, popular among surfers and non-surfers alike.
Rio de Janeiro Travel: A Mall with a View
Botafogo Praia Shopping in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is a beachfront mall with lots of Rio designer stores, a great food plaza and panoramic views of Sugarloaf Mountain.
Farofa
Farofa is a dish made with toasted manioc flour and complements. It's also a Brazilian slang term.
Fernando de Noronha Diving Tour with Freeway...
Read about the diving tour in Fernando de Noronha offered by Freeway Diving, a subdivision of Freeway in Brazil.
7 Foods You Need to Know for the Beach in Brazil
What are the foods most commonly sold on the beaches of Brazil? This guide to beach food in Brazil will help you make the most of your beach time during your Brazil holiday.
A São Paulo Landmark Rethought
The Monument to the Bandeiras (by Victor Brecheret) at Ibirapuera Park is a highly symbolic Sao Paulo landmark.
Frevo, Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
Frevo, a unique form of Brazilian artistic expression, is on the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Peter Lund Museum
The Peter Lund Museum is one of the attractions on a touristic cave route newly launched in Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Poço Azul: Floating in Subterranean...
Poco Azul - Top Attractions in Chapada Diamantina, Brazil
Dressing for Rio Winter: A Woman's Guide
What do women wear in Rio de Janeiro in the winter? Know what to pack so you're comfortable and stylish in the Rio winter.
Easter in Brazil
Holy Week and Easter in Brazil - read about celebrations and travel planning.
Brazil Beach Safety Tips
Brazil beach safety tips are all the more important on deserted beaches where there are no life guards.
São Paulo's Vehicle Rotation System
Sao Paulo has a vehicle rotation system, according to license plate number, to reduce the number of vehicles at peak traffic hours.
The Allure of Brazilian June Festivals
Festas Juninas, or June Festivals, are folk celebrations that take place all over Brazil, with traditional music, dances, and food. They're often referred to simply as Sao Joao, or St. John, one of the saints honored in the celebrations. The festival was introduced in Brazil by the Portuguese colonizers. In a great part of Brazil, bumba-meu-boi, also known as boi-bumba, is the core of celebrations.
Best Places to Buy Brazilian Crafts in Rio de...
brazil crafts, handicrafts, folk art, rio de janeiro
The Great Brazil Express
Discover the Great Brazil Express, Brazil's luxury train in Parana.
Praia do Forte
Praia do Forte, about 60 kilometers from Salvador, is one of the loveliest beach destinations in Brazil. Here's a Praia do Forte guide with ideas for things to do.
Costa do Sauipe Guide
Costa do Sauipe Guide. Learn all about this group of resorts at one of the top beach destinations in Bahia, Brazil.
JK Iguatemi
JK Iguatemi, opened in mid-2012, is Sao Paulo's new ultimate spot for luxurious shopping. Learn about its attractions.
Clínica Galdino Campos
Clinica Galdino Campos, in Rio de Janeiro, has a multi-lingual team and specializes in traveler's health.
Copacabana Beachfront Hotels
Copacabana beachfront hotels from Leme to Ipanema: find a place to stay right on one of the world's most famous beaches.
Cachaça Tourism in Brazil
Cachaca tourism is a growing trend in Brazil travel. Learn about cachaca distillery tours and some of the places to buy and taste cachaca in Brazil.
A Budget Weekend in Rio de Janeiro
A travel planner for a budget weekend in Rio de Janeiro - where to stay, what to do, sightseeing, restaurants and attractions.
Great Seafood Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
A guide to great seafood restaurants in Rio de Janeiro, from budget to sophisticated.
Belmond Hotel das Cataratas
Belmond Hotel das Cataratas is the only hotel within Iguaçu National Park in Brazil.
The World's Largest Cashew Tree
The world's largest cashew tree in easy to get to from Pirangi do Norte, a beach in Parnamirim, near Natal, Brazil. Page 8.
Tourism Routes of Pernambuco, Brazil
Pernambuco, one of Brazil's northeastern states, has grouped its attractions into ten tourism or travel routes. While Recife, Olinda, Fernando de Noronha, Porto de Galinhas and Muro Alto are some of the most popular destinations in Pernambuco, the state has many wonders which are getting more attention from international travelers.
Brazil in March
Information for travelers about March in Brazil, with an overview of weather, holidays and events.
Bloco das Carmelitas
Bloco das Carmelitas, one of Rio de Janeiro's most famous street Carnival groups, goes out in the streets of Santa Teresa twice every Carnival.
Catupiry
Catupiry is a kind of cream cheese made in Brazil.
Cocoa Coast Travel: Itacaré
Itacare, in Bahia, is one of Brazil's top surfing and summer destinations. Surrounded by beaches with lush vegetation, Itacare has fun nightlife, sustainable resorts, adventure travel and ecotourism.
Whale Watching in Santa Catarina, Brazil
Whale watching season in Santa Catarina goes from July to November. Watch southern right whales (Eubaleana Australis) as they seek the Santa Catarina coast to mate and give birth to their young.
Ilha do Campeche, a Santa Catarina Treasure
Campeche Island (Ilha do Campeche), an ecological haven off the coast of Florianopolis, is open to controlled visitation. Here's a guide.
Bombinhas Travel Guide
Bombinhas, in Santa Catarina, is one of the top beach destinations in Brazil, with great beaches for families, diving and natural attractions.
Rio Travel: Bohemian Santa Teresa
Santa Teresa stands out among Rio de Janeiro districts with its hilltop location, historic sites, charming B&Bs and bohemian vibe.
Memorial Minas Gerais, a Top Attraction in Belo...
Memorial Belo Horizonte Vale, one of the top cultural attractions in BH, is part of the Praça da Liberdade Cultural Circuit.
Rio de Janeiro by Taxi
Getting Around Rio de Janeiro by taxi can be a safe option for travelers. Learn how to improve your chances of being safe while getting around Rio by taxi.
Campos do Jordão, SP
Campos do Jordao, in Sao Paulo State, Brazil, is a town in the Mantiqueira mountain range. With German and Swiss-style architecture, excellent hotels, a prestigious International Winter Music Festival and lots of outdoor activities, Campos do Jordao is one of the most popular mountain destinations in Brazil. The district of Capivari and Pedra do Bau - a trunk-shaped rock with great climbing - are some of its greatest attractions.
Hotel Cipriani Restaurant
Hotel Cipriani Restaurant, at the Copacabana Palace (by Orient-Express), is one of the finest Italian restaurants in Brazil.
Brazil Traffic Signs
Learn about Brazil traffic and road signs. See the official list with all the 10 categories of traffic and road signs in Brazil.
Rio de Janeiro Tourist Police
The Tourist Police in Rio (DEAT) is prepared to support travelers in several languages. Learn how to get help from the Tourist Police and look at their crime statistics.
Getting Around Rio de Janeiro by Bus
Getting around Rio de Janeiro by bus is practical and easy. Here are some tips for Brazil travelers getting around Rio by bus.
Charming Places to Stay in Florianópolis
Find charming boutique hotels, pousadas, and guesthouses in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, one of the best island and beach destinations in Brazil.
Ziriguidum
Ziriguidum - definition, examples and pronunciation of this Brazil samba term.
Gloria Palace: The Future of Hotel Glória
Hotel Gloria, a legendary Rio de Janeiro hotel opened in 1922, has been bought by EBX and is expected to reopen in 2014 as Gloria Palace.
Interview with Dan Babush of Rent in Rio
Dan Babush, Rent in Rio founder and president, shares tips about vacation rentals and safety in Rio de Janeiro in this exclusive interview to the About.com Guide to Brazil Travel.
Abrolhos, Eco-Paradise in Bahia
Abrolhos Marine National Park, an archipelago off Bahia's Whale Coast, is one of Brazil's top natural treasures.
Morro do Pai Inácio
Morro do Pai Inacio, a hill near Palmeiras, is one of the top attractions in Chapada Diamantina ecotourism.
Poco Encantado: Karst Wonder in Chapada...
Poco Encantado (Enchanted Pool), in Chapada Diamantina, is famous for the beauty of its karst topography and transparent waters hit by sunlight during part of the year.
Iha do Mel: Pristine Getaway in the Brazilian...
Ilha do Mel, off the coast of Parana, is one of the most beautiful destinations in southern Brazil. Learn about the island's top attractions and beaches.
Brazil Postal Codes
Brazil Postal Codes - How to find Brazil postal codes in the Correios (Brazil Postal Service) website when you have a street address.
Top Porto de Galinhas Resorts
Discover the top rsorts in Porto de Galinhas, in Pernambuco, Brazil.
Museu Paulista - A Monument to Brazil's...
Museu Paulista (also known as Museu do Ipiranga), in Sao Paulo, is a monument to Brazil's Proclamation of Independence. Museu Paulista, one of the best museums in Brazil, opened in 1890, nearly seven decades after the Proclamation of Independence, in 1822.
Palm Beach, Baixo Leblon
Palm Beach, a shopping gallery on Rua Dias Ferreira, in Baixo Leblon, is one of the charming spots for boutique shopping in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Ibicoara: Southern Gateway to Chapada...
Ibicoara, at the southern tip of Chapada Diamantina National Park, is the gateway to Buracao Waterfall, one of the Chapada's top attractions.
São Paulo's King of Theaters
The Municipal Theater (Teatro Municipal), opened in 1911 and restored in time for its centennial, is one of the top attractions and architectural highlights in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Praia do Rosa
Praia do Rosa, one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil, is a crescent-shaped bay in Santa Catarina State, great for whale watching. Praia do Rosa is a member of the Most Beautiful Bays of the World Club, a non-governmental organization.
Queijo de Coalho - Coalho Cheese
Definition of queijo de coalho, Brazil.
São Luís, Maranhão
São Luís, in Northeastern Brazil, is one of three Brazilian state capitals located on an island. Discover São Luís attractions, such as its folklore and architecture (a Unesco World Heritage site).
La Vie: Chef Carole Crema Sweetens Life in...
La Vie en Douce by chef Carole Crema is one of the top patisseries in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Cupcakes, vintage sweets and shaved ice are some of the specialties.
The Children's Carnival Parade in Rio de Janeiro
The children's parade on the Sambodromo in Rio de Janeiro is a fun Carnival activity for the whole family. Learn about the next kids' parade on Marques de Sapucai.
Pirão
Pirao is usually a kind of gravy made from fish stew juices, to be served as a side dish.
Floripa Beaches: Peace and Waves at Campeche
Praia do Campeche, one of the best beaches in Florianopolis, has great surf, budget pousadas, a party scene, and ties to writer Saint-Exupery.
Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden
A Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden photo gallery by Patricia Ribeiro, About.com Guide to Brazil Travel.
Santa Clara 33
Santa Clara 33, a well-known Rio de Janeiro shopping gallery, has factory outlet stores where you can buy bikinis and fitness wear.
X is for Cheese in Brazil's Mega Burger
X-Tudo is a Brazil cheese burger with several toppings, ranging from reasonably-sized to eat-it-if-you-can challenges.
Real Time São Paulo Traffic Reports Online
Get real time Sao Paulo traffic reports online from CET, Sao Paulo's Traffic Engineering Company.
Rio's King of Stadiums to Host Rio 2016
Discover Maracana, in Rio de Janeiro, one of the host stadiums in FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 and 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.
Le Gite d'Indaiatiba Restaurant
The first-rate French restaurant at Le Gite d'Indaiatiba, in Paraty, Brazil.
Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas
Discover Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, one of Rio de Janeiro's most scenic and best-known landmarks.
Boipeba Island
Boipeba, on Bahia's Dende Coast, is one of Brazil's most attractive and peaceful coastal destinations and an ecological haven.
Feira Hippie de Ipanema
Feira Hippie de Ipanema, Brazil's best-known arts and crafts fair, was started in 1968 by a group of hippies and has run every Sunday without fail ever since. Feira Hippie de Ipanema is popular with international and Brazilian tourists as well as Rio locals.
Buracão Waterfall
The Buracao Waterfall. Brazil Travel.
São Francisco Church and Convent
The St. Francis Church and Convent in Pelourinho are among the top tourist attractions in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
Before You Choose a Jungle Lodge in the...
Amazon jungle lodges - what you need to know before you book an Amazon jungle lodge in Brazil.
Newton Navarro Bridge
Photos of Natal, the capital of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. Natal attractions - the Reis Magos Fortress, Genipabu sand dunes, the world's largest cashew tree and Cotovelo Beach. Page 9.
What is a Chácara?
Chacara is a small Brazilian country property or a large urban property with some rural characteristics, such as an orchard. The term chacara also applies to a property where vegetables, fruit or ornamental plants are grown for sale.
Recreio dos Bandeirantes
Recreio dos Bandeirantes, one of the best beaches in Rio de Janeiro for surfers, also has restaurants and the Casa do Pontal art museum.

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