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La Nazionale in Albania, i tifosi urlano "Forza Juve" a Bonucci

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La Nazionale in Albania, i tifosi urlano "Forza Juve" a Bonucci


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Nazionale, con l'Albania bisogna vincere: c'è il rischio seconda fascia

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Nazionale, con l'Albania bisogna vincere: c'è il rischio seconda fascia


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Albania, ufficiale: Christian Panucci nuovo commissario tecnico

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Albania, ufficiale: Christian Panucci nuovo commissario tecnico


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Looters strip Greek mountains of wild tea, rare plants

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Looters strip Greek mountains of wild tea, rare plants


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Albanian Socialists pledge reforms, jobs after election win confirmed

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Albanian Socialists pledge reforms, jobs after election win confirmed


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Partido Socialista lidera as legislativas da Albânia

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Albania votes with EU accession talks in mind

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Albanian, Serbian clubs play away matches in Europa League without fans
Partizan Belgrade will play without its fans against Skenderbeu in Albania in the Europa League, and the opposite will happen in the reverse match in Serbia. Skenderbeu president Ardjan Takaj says UEFA’s request to not “create a hot situation” was agreed to by both clubs. Partizan will play Skenderbeu on Thursday at Elbasan Arena. Takaj says “everything is calm and normal   Read More ...
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Albania pays last respects to Robert Elsie, folklore scholar
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Robert Elsie, a German scholar of Albanian literature and folklore, is being buried in Albania in accordance with his wishes. Elsie died Oct. 2 of motor neuron disease in Bonn, Germany. He was 67. His coffin was brought to the National Library in Albania's capital, Tirana, on Tuesday so people could pay their respects. The burial is scheduled for Wednesday in Theth, a village 170 kilometers (105 miles) north of Tirana   Read More ...
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Albania pays last respects to Robert Elsie, folklore scholar
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Robert Elsie, a German scholar of Albanian literature and folklore, is being buried in Albania in accordance with his wishes. Elsie died Oct. 2 of motor neuron disease in Bonn, Germany. He was 67. His coffin was brought to the National Library in Albania's capital, Tirana, on Tuesday so people could pay their respects. The burial is scheduled for Wednesday in Theth, a village 170 kilometers (105 miles) north of Tirana   Read More ...
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Sliema jewellery hold-up: Two Albanian men arrested, one attempts to shoot at officers
Two Albanian men were arrested by the police last night in what is believed to be a breakthrough in investigations on the robbery that took place in a Sliema jewellery shop last week. The police said that officers from the Rapid Intervention Unit followed two suspicious persons in Bay Street (Triq il-Bajja), St Julian’s at 11.30pm. The two Albanians, suspected to have been involved in the Sliema robbery, were approached by the police   Read More ...
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Albania president rejects Kosovo passport request
PRISTINA, Kosovo – Albania's president has turned down a request from his Kosovo counterpart Hashim Thaci to issue Albanian passports for citizens in neighboring Kosovo, the only nation in Europe excluded from a visa-free European travel zone. Ilir Meta, who is visiting Kosovo Wednesday, said the solution was "through dialogue." The European Union insists Kosovo must approve a border demarcation deal with Montenegro before its citizens can enjoy visa-free travel within the so-called Schengen zone   Read More ...
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L'Italia è bruttissima ma vince in Albania | Metro News
CALCIO Finisce 1-0 la gara n°800 dell’Italia grazie a un gol di Candreva al 73’. Salviamo capra e cavoli e restiamo tra le teste di serie in vista dei play off. Ma anche contro l’Albania l’Italia mostra tutti i suoi limiti, molti dei quali congenici: gioco di squadra praticamente nullo, centrocampo inguardabile in fase offensiva, difesa spesso distratta e anche poco protetta   Read More ...
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Stuttering Italy enter World Cup play-offs with 1-0 win over Albania thanks to Antonio Candreva's winner
Italy head to the play-offs for next year's World Cup having ended the group stage with a 1-0 win over Albania on Monday night. The Azzurri finish second in Group G behind Spain, but after drawing 1-1 with Macedonia on home soil on Friday, again flattered to deceive against the Albanians. Eventually, they ground out a 1-0 victory, with Inter Milan midfielder Antonio Candreva scoring the only goal for Gian Piero Ventura's men   Read More ...
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Struggling Italy head for playoffs after win over Albania
SHKODER, Albania: Italy battled to a 1-0 win over Albania on Monday with a late Antonio Candreva goal as the struggling Group G runners-up head for the playoffs in a bid to reach next year's World Cup. The four-times world champions had already clinched a playoff spot by finishing second behind group winners Spain, but, after a humiliating 1-1 draw at home to Macedonia on Friday, they were under pressure to perform in Albania   Read More ...
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Struggling Italy head for playoffs after win over Albania
SHKODER, Albania (Reuters) - Italy battled to a 1-0 win over Albania on Monday with a late Antonio Candreva goal as the struggling Group G runners-up head for the playoffs in a bid to reach next year's World Cup. The four-times world champions had already clinched a playoff spot by finishing second behind group winners Spain, but, after a humiliating 1-1 draw at home to Macedonia on Friday, they were under pressure to perform in Albania   Read More ...
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Albania-Italia 0-1: risolve Candreva, Azzurri allo spareggio da teste di serie
Esultanza azzurra dopo l'1-0. Epa. Questa volta c'è il due senza tre. L'Italia, reduce dalle brutte figure contro Spagna e Macedonia, vince 1-0 in Albania e si affaccia allo spareggio per Russia 2018 da testa di serie. Non che questo sia garanzia assoluta, visto che ci sono avversarie che non ci lasciano affatto tranquilli. Anche perché il gol di Candreva al 73' può solo sfumare dei giudizi che senza il lampo dell'ala dell'Inter sarebbero stati ancora parecchio negativi   Read More ...
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La Nazionale in Albania, i tifosi urlano "Forza Juve" a Bonucci
La Nazionale di calcio è in Albania per la partita di qualificazione mondiale e quando Leonardo Bonucci scende dal pullman i tifosi albanesi gli urlano ripetutamente "forza Juve". Il difensore del Milan non fa una piega, anzi sembra prenderla sul ridere.   Read More ...
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Albania-Italia: probabili formazioni, orario e dove vederla in Tv e streaming
Con la triste serata di Torino ancora negli occhi, l'Italia chiude il girone in Albania: contro la nazionale diretta da Christian Panucci gli Azzurri sono chiamati ad una prova d'orgoglio, ma scenderanno in campo già sapendo che l'approdo ai playoff di qualificazione a è certo. DOVE E QUANDO Albania-Italia si giocherà lunedì 9 ottobre allo Stadiumi Loro Boriçi di Scutari. Calcio d'inizio alle 20   Read More ...
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Azzurri, c'è l'Albania l'incubo del sorteggio | Metro News
CALCIO Non è che uno fa l’allenatore della nazionale se non sa reggere il carico psicologico di una possibile mancata qualificazione ai mondiali. «Sono assolutamente sereno - ha detto infatti ieri Giampiero Ventura alla vigilia della partita con l’Albania che si disputerà stasera a Scutari (ore 20.45, diretta Rai Uno) - ho visto lavorare bene i ragazzi fino a oggi e mi aspetto passi in avanti rispetto alla Macedonia   Read More ...
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Albania fans' group told to stay away from WCup qualifier
TIRANA, Albania – Albanian police have told a group of home fans to stay away from the World Cup soccer qualifier against Italy on Monday. A statement Sunday said the Illyria Elite group was banned from the stadium in northern Albania after "problems" at Albania's game in Italy in March. Italy won that game 2-0 which saw flares thrown on the field by a group calling itself Illyrian Elite   Read More ...
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Albania fans’ group told to stay away from World Cup qualifier
Albanian police have told a group of home fans to stay away from the World Cup qualifier against Italy on Monday. A statement Sunday said the Illyria Elite group was banned from the stadium in northern Albania after “problems” at Albania’s game in Italy in March. Italy won that game 2-0 which saw flares thrown on the field by a group calling itself Illyrian Elite   Read More ...
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Nazionale, con l'Albania bisogna vincere: c'è il rischio seconda fascia
Gian Piero Ventura. Lapresse. Siamo già ai playoff con la complicità di Bosnia e belgio. Gli unici (più una tra Portogallo e Svizzera) sicuri della sfida di novembre. Ma meglio dimenticarsi presto di questo piccolo anticipo. Perché il nostro Mondiale passa anche da Albania-Italia: non vincere domani sera a Scutari, con il retropensiero che tutto sommato ormai è fatta, potrebbe spingerci in seconda fascia al sorteggio   Read More ...
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Spain clinch 2018 FIFA World Cup spot with win against Albania in qualifier
Spain easily defeated Albania 3-0 to secure a World Cup berth as outspoken defender Gerard Pique received a mixed reaction from home fans every time he touched the ball on Friday. Rodrigo, Isco, and Thiago Alcantara scored first-half goals to give Spain an insurmountable five-point lead over Italy with one round to go in Group G of European qualifying. Italy’s chance of winning the group ended with in a 1-1 draw against Macedonia in Turin, a result that secured second place for the Italians   Read More ...
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España clasifica al Mundial de Rusia 2018 tras golear a Albania 3-0
España se clasificó este viernes para el Mundial de Rusia-2018, tras golear 3-0 a Albania en Alicante en su penúltimo partido clasificatorio para la cita mundialista, mientras que Italia no pudo pasar del empate ante Macedonia. El joven Rodrigo Moreno abrió el marcador tras revolverse en el área (16), antes de que Francisco Alarcón 'Isco' hiciese el 2-0 (23) y Thiago Alcántara rubricase el tercero de cabeza (26)   Read More ...
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Spain clinch World Cup spot with slick win over Albania
(Reuters) - Spain stormed into the 2018 World Cup as Group G winners after producing a ruthless first half display to beat Albania 3-0 on Friday, sealing their place in Russia next summer as nearest challengers Italy were held to a 1-1 draw by Macedonia. Valencia forward Rodrigo Moreno marked his first international start by opening the scoring in the 16th minute, chesting down an outrageously stylish pass from Isco to swivel and fire into the top corner   Read More ...
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Spain clinch World Cup spot with slick win over Albania
REUTERS: Spain sealed their place in the 2018 World Cup as Group G winners after storming to a 3-0 win over Albania on Friday with a ruthless first half display, while nearest challengers Italy were held to a draw by Macedonia. Valencia forward Rodrigo Moreno marked his first international start by opening the scoring in the 16th minute, chesting down an outrageously stylish pass from Isco to swivel and fire into the top corner   Read More ...
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Spain 3-0 Albania: Rodrigo, Isco and Thiago on target as World Cup 2018 qualification is confirmed
Spain have qualified for the after cruising past Albania in Alicante. Rodrigo, Isco and Thiago Alacantara all struck in a manic 11 minute period during the first-half to send Spain to next summer's finals. Italy's draw with Macedonia ensures that Spain's lead in Group G was extended to an unassailable five points, leaving the Azzurri with a play-off berth. Spain now join England, Germany and Belgium in qualifying for the World Cup finals from the European qualifiers   Read More ...
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Pique focused on Albania task
They have a three-point lead over second-placed Italy and a healthy 17-goal advantage on the Azzurri in the goal difference column. A win over third-placed Albania in Alicante in their Group G qualifier tomorrow morning (Singapore time) will seal Spain's ticket to next year's World Cup Finals in Russia. The run-up to the game has been marked by the controversy over Barcelona defender Gerard Pique's views on the recent Catalan independence referendum and the insults he received while training at the team's headquarters in Las Rozas, outside Madrid on Monday   Read More ...
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US tells Albania fighting organized crime is main challenge
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The U.S. Ambassador in Albania says fighting organized crime remains the Western Balkan country's biggest and most difficult challenge. Speaking Monday at the Magistrates School that annually produces a small number of judges and prosecutors, Donald Lu said that "until the big fish are arrested, prosecuted and go to jail, the cannabis will return, judges will be bribed, and government officials will be corrupted   Read More ...
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Albania agrees to help identify communist era's missing
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania has agreed to work with international experts in identifying people who went missing during the country's communist past. Prime Minister Edi Rama met Friday with Kathryne Bomberger, director-general of the International Commission on Missing Persons. The commission said in a statement that they discussed establishing a program to account for those who disappeared. Official numbers based on files from the communist rule of Albania 1945-1991 have revealed that about 6,000 people were killed, 34,000 imprisoned and more than 50,000 sent to internment camps   Read More ...
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Albania agrees to help identify communist era's missing
TIRANA, Albania – Albania has agreed to work with international experts in identifying people who went missing during the country's communist past. Prime Minister Edi Rama met Friday with Kathryne Bomberger, director-general of the International Commission on Missing Persons. The commission said in a statement that they discussed establishing a program to account for those who disappeared. Official numbers based on files from the communist rule of Albania 1945-1991 have revealed that about 6,000 people were killed, 34,000 imprisoned and more than 50,000 sent to internment camps   Read More ...
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Albanian mayor arrested in Macedonia vote-fraud probe
SKOPJE, Macedonia – Authorities in Macedonia have arrested and detained the mayor of a small town in neighboring Albania on suspicion of vote fraud during Macedonia's local government elections in 2013. The arrest Wednesday was the latest move in a crackdown under the country's four-month-old Socialist government against senior officials and their allies in previous conservative administrations for alleged corruption. A special prosecutor charged Edmond Temelko, mayor of the small border town of Pustec, on suspicion of organizing the transfer of several hundred Albanians allegedly supplied with false identity cards to vote in Macedonia   Read More ...
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Albanian mayor arrested in Macedonia vote-fraud probe
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Authorities in Macedonia have arrested and detained the mayor of a small town in neighboring Albania on suspicion of vote fraud during Macedonia's local government elections in 2013. The arrest Wednesday was the latest move in a crackdown under the country's four-month-old Socialist government against senior officials and their allies in previous conservative administrations for alleged corruption   Read More ...
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Albanian mayor arrested in Macedonia vote-fraud probe
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Authorities in Macedonia have arrested and detained the mayor of a small town in neighboring Albania on suspicion of vote fraud during Macedonia's local government elections in 2013. The arrest Wednesday was the latest move in a crackdown under the country's four-month-old Socialist government against senior officials and their allies in previous conservative administrations for alleged corruption   Read More ...
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Kosovo not ready for border demarcation with Montenegro
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Kosovo's new prime minister said Wednesday his government has no set deadline for resolving the impasse over the ratification of a border demarcation deal with Montenegro. Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, speaking in Albania on his first trip abroad since taking the post earlier this month, said his Cabinet was working on the issue and would talk with Montenegro "when we have a clearer situation of our findings   Read More ...
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Kosovo not ready for border demarcation with Montenegro
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Kosovo's new prime minister said Wednesday his government has no set deadline for resolving the impasse over the ratification of a border demarcation deal with Montenegro. Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, speaking in Albania on his first trip abroad since taking the post earlier this month, said his Cabinet was working on the issue and would talk with Montenegro "when we have a clearer situation of our findings   Read More ...
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Kosovo still unclear on border demarcation with Montenegro
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Kosovo's new prime minister has set no clear timing about the government's plans to resolve the ratification of a border demarcation deal with neighboring Montenegro. Ramush Haradinaj said Wednesday in Albania on his first trip abroad since taking the post that his Cabinet was working on it and would talk with Montenegro "when we have a clearer situation of our findings   Read More ...
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Kosovo still unclear on border demarcation with Montenegro
TIRANA, Albania – Kosovo's new prime minister has set no clear timing about the government's plans to resolve the ratification of a border demarcation deal with neighboring Montenegro. Ramush Haradinaj said Wednesday in Albania on his first trip abroad since taking the post that his Cabinet was working on it and would talk with Montenegro "when we have a clearer situation of our findings   Read More ...
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Kosovo still unclear on border demarcation with Montenegro
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Kosovo's new prime minister has set no clear timing about the government's plans to resolve the ratification of a border demarcation deal with neighboring Montenegro. Ramush Haradinaj said Wednesday in Albania on his first trip abroad since taking the post that his Cabinet was working on it and would talk with Montenegro "when we have a clearer situation of our findings   Read More ...
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From a Pizza Oven in the Bronx, Albanian Specialties
Tradita is not quite the sit-down restaurant the elder Mr. Kukaj envisioned — that is still to come, opening next month in a larger space on Arthur Avenue to the south. Here there are just a handful of tables, all built for two, and when I visited, the only other customers were picking up pizzas to go. Photo I felt sorry that they didn’t have a chance to try qofte Sharri, ground veal shaped into a crepe and folded around a briny cheese from the Albanian highlands   Read More ...
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Albanian mafia's new way to smuggle migrants into Britain - and under Spanish law they're not committing any offence
The Albanian mafia have opened up a new route to smuggle migrants into Britain through a busy Spanish port, a Sunday People investigation has found. Gangsters charging up to £2,500 per person are successfully trafficking those desperate for a new life – including refugees from the Balkans, Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria – aboard ferries from Bilbao. Police in the northern Spanish city are struggling to cope with the surge in migrants in the last three months   Read More ...
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Albanian lawmakers are sworn in, new speaker is elected
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's 140 new lawmakers have been sworn in and a new speaker has been chosen at Parliament's first session following the June 25 election. Lawmakers voted Saturday 80-40 to name Gramoz Ruci of the left-wing Socialist Party as the new speaker. The Socialists have 74 seats in the 140-seat parliament. The main opposition Democratic Party voted against Ruci while the smaller opposition Socialist Movement for Integration Party boycotted the vote   Read More ...
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Albanian lawmakers are sworn in, new speaker is elected
TIRANA, Albania – Albania's 140 new lawmakers have been sworn in and a new speaker has been chosen at Parliament's first session following the June 25 election. Lawmakers voted Saturday 80-40 to name Gramoz Ruci of the left-wing Socialist Party as the new speaker. The Socialists have 74 seats in the 140-seat parliament. The main opposition Democratic Party voted against Ruci while the smaller opposition Socialist Movement for Integration Party boycotted the vote   Read More ...
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Soccer fan accused of flying Albania banner appeals to govt
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — An Albanian soccer fan wanted by Serbia for allegedly flying a drone carrying a nationalist banner over a match is asking Albanian authorities to prevent his extradition to Belgrade. Ismail Morinaj has been under arrest in Croatia since June. Online news site Balkanweb says Morinaj issued a public letter to Albania's government on Friday. A European Championship qualifying match between Serbia and Albania in October 2014 turned violent after a drone carrying an Albanian banner appeared over the pitch   Read More ...
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Soccer fan accused of flying Albania banner appeals to govt
TIRANA, Albania – An Albanian soccer fan wanted by Serbia for allegedly flying a drone carrying a nationalist banner over a match is asking Albanian authorities to prevent his extradition to Belgrade. Ismail Morinaj has been under arrest in Croatia since June. Online news site Balkanweb says Morinaj issued a public letter to Albania's government on Friday. A European Championship qualifier in October 2014 between Serbia and Albania turned violent after a drone carrying an Albanian banner appeared over the pitch   Read More ...
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Albania gets US military Humvees to bolster its army
TIRANA, Albania | Albania’s Defense Ministry says that the United States has provided the first light trucks to bolster its military capacities. A statement Tuesday said that the first six out of 248 Humvees have arrived in Albania, as part of a $12 million aid package. The tiny Western Balkan country will support their transport and maintenance. U.S. Ambassador Donald Lu said Albania is one of four NATO allies in Europe to get these vehicles so that it “has an infantry group fully modernized, operational and autonomous until 2019   Read More ...
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