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* SeldomSeenSpecies:
** Typically, only spotted hyenas appear in media, so Pinduli and her mother, being striped hyenas, qualify.
** A serval, marabou stork, puff adder, spotted eagle-owl, and African wild dog (also known as the painted dog or painted wolf) appear as characters. The book also contains a scraggly-maned Tsavo lion, rather than the more common full-maned ones found elsewhere in Africa.
** The "Meet the Hyena Family" page contains information on the brown hyena and the aardwolf.


* MisplacedWildlife: Painted Dog was bullied by a fennec fox. However, fennec foxes only occur naturally in the Sahara Desert and the Sinai Peninsula; this story is apparently set in [[UsefulNotes/{{Kenya}} the Tsavo region]], so Dog's tormentor ought to have been a bat-eared fox.

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* MisplacedWildlife: Painted Dog was bullied by a fennec fox. However, fennec foxes only occur naturally in the Sahara Desert and Sahara, the Sinai Peninsula; Peninsula, and Israel's Arava and Negev Deserts; this story is apparently set in [[UsefulNotes/{{Kenya}} the Tsavo region]], region in southeastern Kenya, so Dog's tormentor ought to have been a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat-eared_fox bat-eared fox.fox]].



** A serval, marabou stork, puff adder, spotted eagle-owl, and African wild dog (also known as a painted wolf) appear as characters. The book also contains a scraggly-maned Tsavo lion, rather than the more common full-maned ones found elsewhere in Africa.

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** A serval, marabou stork, puff adder, spotted eagle-owl, and African wild dog (also known as a the painted dog or painted wolf) appear as characters. The book also contains a scraggly-maned Tsavo lion, rather than the more common full-maned ones found elsewhere in Africa.



* WhereWhere: Pinduli asks this word-for-word about the ghost when unwittingly chasing the other animals. When she realizes she's the "ghost" they fear, she quickly rolls with it.

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* WhereWhere: Pinduli asks this word-for-word about the ghost when unwittingly chasing the other animals. When she realizes she's ''she's'' the "ghost" they fear, she quickly rolls with it.


The book begins with a young striped hyena named Pinduli waking up one warm afternoon. She decides to go explore the local water-hole by herself. While at the waterhole, Pinduli ends up bullied for her appearance (an African wild dog mocks her large ears, a lion comments on her mane when she erects it in a threat display, and a Grevy's zebra calls her stripes unpleasantly hazy). Suddenly self-conscious, Pinduli decides to pin her ears back, slick down her mane by soaking in the waterhole, and cover herself in dust to hide her stripes. The other animals mistake her for a ghost. Pinduli, using her ghostly appearance to her advantage, learns that the animals were previously bullied themselves, and took out their anger on her, so she makes the animals give her offerings and tells them to make amends with their bullies. Afterward, Pinduli returns home with food for her and her mother.

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The book begins with a young striped hyena named Pinduli waking up one warm afternoon. She decides to go explore the local water-hole by herself. While at the waterhole, Pinduli ends up bullied for her appearance (an African wild painted dog mocks her large ears, a lion comments on her mane when she erects it in a threat display, and a Grevy's zebra calls her stripes unpleasantly hazy). Suddenly self-conscious, Pinduli decides to pin her ears back, slick down her mane by soaking in the waterhole, and cover herself in dust to hide her stripes. The other animals mistake her for a ghost. Pinduli, using her ghostly appearance to her advantage, learns that the animals were previously bullied themselves, and took out their anger on her, so she makes the animals give her offerings and tells them to make amends with their bullies. Afterward, Pinduli returns home with food for her and her mother.



* AnAesop: You shouldn't bully others; also, take pride in the way you look.

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* AnAesop: You shouldn't bully others; also, take Take pride in the way you look.look, and don't bully others.



* AnimalReligion: At the very least, the animals know what ghosts are. They also make reference to "the Great Spirit".

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* AnimalReligion: At the very least, the animals know what ghosts are. They also make reference refer to "the Great Spirit".



** The dogs tease Pinduli for her big ears, the lion for her prickly-looking mane, and the zebra for her stripes.

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** The painted dogs tease Pinduli for her big ears, the lion for her prickly-looking mane, and the zebra for her stripes.



* FreudianExcuse: The animals bully Pinduli because they were once bullied, too.
* MisplacedWildlife: Wild Dog was bullied by a fennec fox. However, fennec foxes only occur naturally in the Sahara Desert and the Sinai Peninsula; this story is apparently set in the Tsavo region of Kenya, so Dog's tormentor ought to have been a bat-eared fox.

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* FreudianExcuse: The animals bully tease Pinduli because they were once bullied, too.
bullied themselves.
* MisplacedWildlife: Wild Painted Dog was bullied by a fennec fox. However, fennec foxes only occur naturally in the Sahara Desert and the Sinai Peninsula; this story is apparently set in [[UsefulNotes/{{Kenya}} the Tsavo region of Kenya, region]], so Dog's tormentor ought to have been a bat-eared fox.


** As it turns out, the animals were teased for their looks in the past. Dog was called "Butterfly Head" by a fennec fox, Lion was called mangy by a vulture, and Zebra was told by an owl that her stripes were garish. But that's not all: Vulture was called Moonscape by a marabou stork, a puff adder said that Owl's stripes looked like scribbles, and a serval called Fox a wingless bat. It all comes full circle when we learn that Zebra called Adder's stripes dull (in comparison to her own, presumably), Lion said that the glare of the sun on Marabou's head hurt his eyes, and Dog commented that he thought the wind might pick up Serval by his ears and blow him away.
* CarnivoreConfusion: Averted. No one is depicted eating each other, but Pinduli clearly sees Lion as a threat and the ending pages depict a brown hyena stealing an ostrich egg.

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** As it turns out, the animals were teased for their looks in the past. Dog was called "Butterfly Head" by a fennec fox, Lion was called mangy by a vulture, and Zebra was told by an owl that her stripes were garish.
***
But that's not all: Vulture was called Moonscape by a marabou stork, a puff adder said that Owl's stripes looked like scribbles, and a serval called Fox a wingless bat. bat.
****
It all comes full circle when we learn that Zebra called Adder's stripes dull (in comparison to her own, presumably), Lion said that the glare of the sun on Marabou's head hurt his eyes, and Dog commented that he thought the wind might pick up Serval by his ears and blow him away.
* CarnivoreConfusion: Averted.{{Averted}}. No one is depicted eating each other, but Pinduli clearly sees Lion as a threat and the ending pages depict a brown hyena stealing an ostrich egg.


* SeldomSeenSpecies: Typically, only spotted hyenas appear in media, so Pinduli and her mother, being striped hyenas, qualify. Additionally, a serval, marabou stork, puff adder, spotted eagle-owl, and African wild dog (also known as a painted wolf) appear as characters. The book also contains a scraggly-maned Tsavo lion, rather than the more common full-maned ones found elsewhere in Africa. The "Meet the Hyena Family" page contains information on the brown hyena and the aardwolf.

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* SeldomSeenSpecies: SeldomSeenSpecies:
**
Typically, only spotted hyenas appear in media, so Pinduli and her mother, being striped hyenas, qualify. Additionally, a qualify.
** A
serval, marabou stork, puff adder, spotted eagle-owl, and African wild dog (also known as a painted wolf) appear as characters. The book also contains a scraggly-maned Tsavo lion, rather than the more common full-maned ones found elsewhere in Africa.
**
The "Meet the Hyena Family" page contains information on the brown hyena and the aardwolf.


The book begins with a young striped hyena named Pinduli waking up one warm afternoon. She decides to go explore the local water-hole by herself. While at the waterhole, Pinduli ends up bullied for her appearance (a painted wolf mocks her large ears, a lion comments on her mane when she erects in a threat display, and a Grevy's zebra calls her stripes unpleasantly hazy). Suddenly self-conscious, Pinduli decides to pin her ears back, slick down her mane by soaking in a waterhole, and cover herself in dust to hide her stripes. The other animals mistake her for a ghost. Pinduli, using her ghostly appearance to her advantage, learns that the animals were previously bullied themselves, and took out their anger on her, so she makes the animals give her offerings and tells them to make amends with their bullies. Afterward, Pinduli returns home with food for her and her mother.

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The book begins with a young striped hyena named Pinduli waking up one warm afternoon. She decides to go explore the local water-hole by herself. While at the waterhole, Pinduli ends up bullied for her appearance (a painted wolf (an African wild dog mocks her large ears, a lion comments on her mane when she erects it in a threat display, and a Grevy's zebra calls her stripes unpleasantly hazy). Suddenly self-conscious, Pinduli decides to pin her ears back, slick down her mane by soaking in a the waterhole, and cover herself in dust to hide her stripes. The other animals mistake her for a ghost. Pinduli, using her ghostly appearance to her advantage, learns that the animals were previously bullied themselves, and took out their anger on her, so she makes the animals give her offerings and tells them to make amends with their bullies. Afterward, Pinduli returns home with food for her and her mother.



* AnAesop: You shouldn't bully others; also, you should take pride in the way you look.

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* AnAesop: You shouldn't bully others; also, you should take pride in the way you look.



* AnimalReligion: At the very least, animals know what ghosts are. They also make reference to "the Great Spirit".

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* AnimalReligion: At the very least, the animals know what ghosts are. They also make reference to "the Great Spirit".



* SeldomSeenSpecies: A serval, marabou stork, puff adder, spotted eagle-owl, and African wild dog (also known as a painted wolf) appear as characters. The book also contains a scraggly-maned Tsavo lion, rather than the more common full-maned ones. The "Meet the Hyena Family" page depicts striped hyenas, brown hyenas, and aardwolves.

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* SeldomSeenSpecies: A Typically, only spotted hyenas appear in media, so Pinduli and her mother, being striped hyenas, qualify. Additionally, a serval, marabou stork, puff adder, spotted eagle-owl, and African wild dog (also known as a painted wolf) appear as characters. The book also contains a scraggly-maned Tsavo lion, rather than the more common full-maned ones. ones found elsewhere in Africa. The "Meet the Hyena Family" page depicts striped hyenas, contains information on the brown hyenas, hyena and aardwolves.the aardwolf.


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** As it turns out, the animals were teased for their looks in the past. Dog was called "Butterfly Head" by a fennec fox, Lion was called mangy by a vulture, and Zebra was told by an owl that her stripes were garish. ''Their'' bullies were also bullied.

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** As it turns out, the animals were teased for their looks in the past. Dog was called "Butterfly Head" by a fennec fox, Lion was called mangy by a vulture, and Zebra was told by an owl that her stripes were garish. ''Their'' bullies were also bullied.But that's not all: Vulture was called Moonscape by a marabou stork, a puff adder said that Owl's stripes looked like scribbles, and a serval called Fox a wingless bat. It all comes full circle when we learn that Zebra called Adder's stripes dull (in comparison to her own, presumably), Lion said that the glare of the sun on Marabou's head hurt his eyes, and Dog commented that he thought the wind might pick up Serval by his ears and blow him away.



* SeldomSeenSpecies: A serval, marabou stork, puff adder, African eagle owl, and African wild dog (also known as a painted wolf) appear as characters. The book also contains scraggly-maned Tsavo lions, rather than the more common full-maned ones. The "Meet the Hyena Family" page depicts striped hyenas, brown hyenas, and aardwolves.

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* SeldomSeenSpecies: A serval, marabou stork, puff adder, African eagle owl, spotted eagle-owl, and African wild dog (also known as a painted wolf) appear as characters. The book also contains a scraggly-maned Tsavo lions, lion, rather than the more common full-maned ones. The "Meet the Hyena Family" page depicts striped hyenas, brown hyenas, and aardwolves.


The book begins with a young striped hyena named Pinduli waking up one warm afternoon. She decides to go explore the local water-hole by herself. While at the waterhole, Pinduli ends up bullied for her appearance (a painted wolf mocks her large ears, a lion comments on her mane when she erects in a threat display, and a Grevy's zebra calls her stripes unpleasantly hazy). Suddenly self-conscious, Pinduli decides to pin her ears back, slick down her fringe by soaking in a waterhole, and cover herself in dust to hide her stripes. The other animals mistake her for a ghost. Pinduli, under the guise of being a spirit, learns that the animals were previously bullied themselves, and took out their anger on her, so she makes the animals give her offerings and tells them to make amends with their bullies. Afterwards, Pinduli returns home with food for her and her mother.

Cannon has also written ''Literature/{{Stellaluna}}'', a similar picture book about a bat, and and ''Literature/{{Verdi}}'', about a snake.

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The book begins with a young striped hyena named Pinduli waking up one warm afternoon. She decides to go explore the local water-hole by herself. While at the waterhole, Pinduli ends up bullied for her appearance (a painted wolf mocks her large ears, a lion comments on her mane when she erects in a threat display, and a Grevy's zebra calls her stripes unpleasantly hazy). Suddenly self-conscious, Pinduli decides to pin her ears back, slick down her fringe mane by soaking in a waterhole, and cover herself in dust to hide her stripes. The other animals mistake her for a ghost. Pinduli, under the guise of being a spirit, using her ghostly appearance to her advantage, learns that the animals were previously bullied themselves, and took out their anger on her, so she makes the animals give her offerings and tells them to make amends with their bullies. Afterwards, Afterward, Pinduli returns home with food for her and her mother.

Cannon has also written ''Literature/{{Stellaluna}}'', a similar picture book about a bat, and and ''Literature/{{Verdi}}'', about a snake.



* AnAesop: That you shouldn't bully others and that you should take pride in the way you look.
* AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle: The last four pages contain hyena and animal facts.
* AnimalReligion: At the very least, animals know what ghosts are. The animals also make reference to "the Great Spirit".
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Pinduli seems to be an only child. This is unlikely unless she's the SoleSurvivor of her litter.

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* AnAesop: That you You shouldn't bully others and that others; also, you should take pride in the way you look.
* AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle: The last four pages contain facts about the hyena family, and animal facts.
the other animals featured in the story.
* AnimalReligion: At the very least, animals know what ghosts are. The animals They also make reference to "the Great Spirit".
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Pinduli seems to be an only child. This is unlikely unlikely, unless she's the SoleSurvivor of her litter.



** The dogs tease Pinduli for her big ears, the lion for her fringe, and the zebra for her stripes.
** As it turns out, the animals were teased for their looks in the past. Dog was called "Butterfly Head" by a Fennec Fox, Lion's mane was called mangy by a vulture, and Zebra was told by an owl that her stripes were garish. ''Their'' bullies were also bullied.

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** The dogs tease Pinduli for her big ears, the lion for her fringe, prickly-looking mane, and the zebra for her stripes.
** As it turns out, the animals were teased for their looks in the past. Dog was called "Butterfly Head" by a Fennec Fox, Lion's mane fennec fox, Lion was called mangy by a vulture, and Zebra was told by an owl that her stripes were garish. ''Their'' bullies were also bullied.



* FreeRangeChildren: Mama Hyena tells Pinduli to stay close by, though she does end up trotting a far sum away.
* FreudianExcuse: The animals are bullies because they were once bullied too.

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* FreeRangeChildren: Mama Hyena tells Pinduli to stay close by, though she does end up trotting a far sum long way away.
* FreudianExcuse: The animals are bullies bully Pinduli because they were once bullied bullied, too.


The book begins with a young striped hyena named Pinduli waking up one warm afternoon. She decides to go explore the local water-hole by herself. While at the waterhole, Pinduli ends up bullied for her appearance (a painted wolf mocks her large ears, a lion comments on her mane when she erects in a threat display, and a Grevy's zebra calls her stripes unpleasantly hazy). Suddenly self-conscious, Pinduli decides to pin her ears back, slick down her fringe by soaking in a waterhole, andcover herself in dust to hide her stripes. The other animals mistake her for a ghost. Pinduli, under the guise of being a spirit, learns that the animals were previously bullied themselves, and took out their anger on her, so she makes the animals give her offerings and tells them to make amends with their bullies. Afterwards, Pinduli returns home with food for her and her mother.

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The book begins with a young striped hyena named Pinduli waking up one warm afternoon. She decides to go explore the local water-hole by herself. While at the waterhole, Pinduli ends up bullied for her appearance (a painted wolf mocks her large ears, a lion comments on her mane when she erects in a threat display, and a Grevy's zebra calls her stripes unpleasantly hazy). Suddenly self-conscious, Pinduli decides to pin her ears back, slick down her fringe by soaking in a waterhole, andcover and cover herself in dust to hide her stripes. The other animals mistake her for a ghost. Pinduli, under the guise of being a spirit, learns that the animals were previously bullied themselves, and took out their anger on her, so she makes the animals give her offerings and tells them to make amends with their bullies. Afterwards, Pinduli returns home with food for her and her mother.


* UnnamedParent: Pinduli's mother is just called "Mama Hyena" or "Mama".

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* UnnamedParent: Pinduli's mother is just called "Mama Hyena" or "Mama"."Mama".
* WhereWhere: Pinduli asks this word-for-word about the ghost when unwittingly chasing the other animals. When she realizes she's the "ghost" they fear, she quickly rolls with it.


[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pinduli_2048x.jpg]]



The book begins with a young striped hyena named Pinduli waking up one warm afternoon. She decides to go explore the local water-hole by herself. While at the waterhole, Pinduli ends up bullied for her appearance. Suddenly self-conscious, Pinduli decides to cover herself in dust to hide her stripes and fringe. The other animals mistake her for a ghost. Pinduli, under the guise of being a spirit, makes the animals give her offerings and tells them to make amends with their bullies. Afterwards, Pinduli returns home with food for her and her mother.

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The book begins with a young striped hyena named Pinduli waking up one warm afternoon. She decides to go explore the local water-hole by herself. While at the waterhole, Pinduli ends up bullied for her appearance. appearance (a painted wolf mocks her large ears, a lion comments on her mane when she erects in a threat display, and a Grevy's zebra calls her stripes unpleasantly hazy). Suddenly self-conscious, Pinduli decides to cover pin her ears back, slick down her fringe by soaking in a waterhole, andcover herself in dust to hide her stripes and fringe.stripes. The other animals mistake her for a ghost. Pinduli, under the guise of being a spirit, learns that the animals were previously bullied themselves, and took out their anger on her, so she makes the animals give her offerings and tells them to make amends with their bullies. Afterwards, Pinduli returns home with food for her and her mother.



* CarnivoreConfusion: Averted. No one is depicted eating each other, however Pinduli clearly sees Lion as a threat and the ending pages depict a brown hyena stealing an ostrich egg.

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* CarnivoreConfusion: Averted. No one is depicted eating each other, however but Pinduli clearly sees Lion as a threat and the ending pages depict a brown hyena stealing an ostrich egg.



* FreeRangeChildren: Mama Hyena tells Pinduli to stay close by, however she does end up trotting a far sum away.

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* FreeRangeChildren: Mama Hyena tells Pinduli to stay close by, however though she does end up trotting a far sum away.



* SeldomSeenSpecies: A serval, Marabou vulture, adder, African eagle owl, and African wild dog appear as characters. The book also contains scraggly-maned Tsavo lions, rather than the more common full-maned ones. The "Meet the Hyena Family" page depicts striped hyenas, brown hyenas, and aardwolves.

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* MisplacedWildlife: Wild Dog was bullied by a fennec fox. However, fennec foxes only occur naturally in the Sahara Desert and the Sinai Peninsula; this story is apparently set in the Tsavo region of Kenya, so Dog's tormentor ought to have been a bat-eared fox.
* SeldomSeenSpecies: A serval, Marabou vulture, marabou stork, puff adder, African eagle owl, and African wild dog (also known as a painted wolf) appear as characters. The book also contains scraggly-maned Tsavo lions, rather than the more common full-maned ones. The "Meet the Hyena Family" page depicts striped hyenas, brown hyenas, and aardwolves.


Cannon has also written ''Literature/{{Stellaluna}}'', a similar picture book about a bat.

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Cannon has also written ''Literature/{{Stellaluna}}'', a similar picture book about a bat.bat, and and ''Literature/{{Verdi}}'', about a snake.


The book begins with a young striped hyena named Pinduli waking up one warm afternoon. She decides to go explore the local water-hole by herself. While at the waterhole, Pinduli ends up bullied for her appearance. Suddenly self-conscious, Pinduli decides to cover herself in dust to hide her stripes and fringe. The other animals mistake her for a ghost. Pinduli, under the guise of being a spirit, makes the animals give her offerings and tells them to make ammends with their bullies. Afterwards, Pinduli returns home with food for her and her mother.

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The book begins with a young striped hyena named Pinduli waking up one warm afternoon. She decides to go explore the local water-hole by herself. While at the waterhole, Pinduli ends up bullied for her appearance. Suddenly self-conscious, Pinduli decides to cover herself in dust to hide her stripes and fringe. The other animals mistake her for a ghost. Pinduli, under the guise of being a spirit, makes the animals give her offerings and tells them to make ammends amends with their bullies. Afterwards, Pinduli returns home with food for her and her mother.



* SeldomSeenSpecies: A serval, Marabou vulture, adder, African eagle owl, and African wild dog appear as characters. The book also contains scraggly maned Tsavo lions, rather than the more common full-maned ones. The "Meet the Hyena Family" page depicts striped hyenas, brown hyenas, and aardwolves.

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* SeldomSeenSpecies: A serval, Marabou vulture, adder, African eagle owl, and African wild dog appear as characters. The book also contains scraggly maned scraggly-maned Tsavo lions, rather than the more common full-maned ones. The "Meet the Hyena Family" page depicts striped hyenas, brown hyenas, and aardwolves.


''Pinduli'' is a short children's picture book by Janell Cannon. It was published in 2004.

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''Pinduli'' is a short children's picture book by Janell Cannon.Creator/{{Janell Cannon}}. It was published in 2004.

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