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Church of San Michele in Foro (Chiesa di San Michele in Foro)

Church of San Michele in Foro (Chiesa di San Michele in Foro) Tours and Activities

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The Church of San Michele in Foro (Chiesa di San Michele in Foro) takes its name from its location – the basilica was built over the site of Lucca's ancient Roman forum. The original church dates back to the eighth century, although the one seen today was built in the 11th century. The 13th-century facade is one of the highlights of the basilica, with its graceful arches and intricate carvings. It's noted as one of the best examples of the Pisan Romanesque style, and – as a bonus – visitors can see an open staircase on the backside that climbs over the roof of the church.

By contrast, the church's interior is more sedate and not very well-lit, although there is a painting by 15th-century master Filippino Lippi of Saints Helen, Jerome, Sebastian, and Roch. There is also a statue of the Madonna at the back of the church that was once on the facade.

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One-hour tour through the historic center and half Renaissance walls

One-hour tour through the historic center and half Renaissance walls

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Within an hour, you can discover all the secrets of the city sitting comfortably on our carriage, accompanied by a horse and his driver.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.06
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$125.06
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Carriage tour in the historic center of Lucca

Carriage tour in the historic center of Lucca

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Through the charm of a carriage, we will take you to discover the most beautiful squares and monuments of the ancient city of Lucca, passing through the streets of the center, in the company of a horse and its driver.
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  • 30 to 35 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.73
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$79.73
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Walking Tour and Exploration of Lucca

Walking Tour and Exploration of Lucca

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Explore the traditional Tuscan town of Lucca on a walking tour of the historic center. Stroll the cobblestone streets, bustling piazzas and old Renaissance walls; trace the city’s Roman past along Via San Paolino and Piazza San Michele; and see the birthplace of local composer Giacomo Puccini. Keep your camera poised as you admire the medieval buildings along Via Fillungo, peek inside San Frediano church and visit landmarks like the Cathedral of San Martino, Piazza Anfiteatro and Torre delle Ore.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$12.51
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$12.51
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Private Tour: Pisa and Lucca from Florence

Private Tour: Pisa and Lucca from Florence

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Spend a day exploring two picturesque Tuscan cities on a private tour of Pisa and Lucca from Florence. Visit the famous leaning tower in Pisa, as well as the huge cathedral next to it. Walk along the impressive city walls around historic Lucca. See some of the region's most notable Renaissance architecture.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$597.42
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Private Pisa and Lucca Tour

Private Pisa and Lucca Tour

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Enjoy an unforgettable day trip from Florence to see both Pisa and Lucca with this private 7-hour tour. See the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. Walk on the perfectly-intact historic city walls in Lucca.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$749.82
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Sweet and salty Lucca by E-bike

Sweet and salty Lucca by E-bike

TASTE THE TYPICAL PRODUCTS AND DISCOVER THE HISTORICAL CENTER Explore Lucca by e-bike in small groups and taste typical local products. Lucca is surrounded by Renaissance cycle walls and is known as "the city of 100 churches", but also for its food, both sweet and salty. During this relaxing tour you will discover the main attractions such as the Cathedral of San Martino, Church of San Michele, Piazza Napoleone, Piazza Anfiteatro and part of the walls always accompanied by our friendly guide. You will stop at a traditional delicatessen where you will taste Tuscan appetizers accompanied by a glass of wine and, after a short ride, seated again in one of the historic pastry shops where you will also taste sweets from Lucca.
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  • 3 hours
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$134.12
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Lucca Highlights Private Walking Tour

Lucca Highlights Private Walking Tour

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Take a stroll through Lucca’s medieval history and architectural highlights on a private, 3-hour walking tour. Learn the backstory behind local landmarks like the city walls, Palazzo Ducale, Teatro del Giglio, Guinigi Tower and Basilica di San Frediano from your knowledgeable guide, who will also point out hidden gems that many visitors miss. Ask all the questions you like during the personalized tour, and finish with a glass of wine or prosecco at a local ‘enoteca.’
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$123.14
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Private Tour: Historic Lucca by bike

Private Tour: Historic Lucca by bike

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Nestled on the shores of the Serchio River in Tuscany, Lucca boasts cobblestone streets, Renaissance architecture, and centuries of colorful history. On this private bike tour, choose a morning or afternoon ride and spin through the narrow medieval streets with your guide to lead the way. Hit top attractions including the Guinigi Tower and the 11th-century Lucca Cathedral with ease, and head up to the top of the Renaissance city walls for uninterrupted views over the Lucca rooftops.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$81.29
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$81.29
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Private tour: Kids in Lucca - Stepping Back in Time to the Middle Ages.

Private tour: Kids in Lucca - Stepping Back in Time to the Middle Ages.

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Inspire the imagination of your children with this 2-hour kid-focused Middle Ages tour in Lucca. Let an experienced guide lead you back in time to learn about the pilgrims who made their way to see the 'Volto Santo,' a wooden crucifix, in Lucca in the Middle Ages. See the city's historic mint and receive a copy of a coin from that era. Sample some gelato at the end of the tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$187.58
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Lucca Round Trip Experience from Florence

Lucca Round Trip Experience from Florence

When visiting Florence, don’t miss the chance to visit one of Tuscany’s other most enchanting destinations with this private, half-day tour to Lucca. Travel in a Mercedes through the beautiful countryside to arrive at the Renaissance city, famous for its preserved medieval walls that encircle the old city center. Enjoy several hours of leisure time to spend as you please, whether you want to grab lunch at a local cafe, stroll along the promenade atop the walls or explore local attractions like Puccini’s former home and Piazza del Giglio. Price is per group, based on a maximum of three passengers per vehicle.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$440.90
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$440.90
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Half Day Tour from Florence to Lucca

Half Day Tour from Florence to Lucca

On this half-day tour from Florence, head out to the Tuscan city of Lucca to see its historical attractions including the remains of a Roman amphitheater and towers and villas from the 12th to 16th centuries. Unlike other Italian cities like Florence, Lucca maintained its military walls, which are now a pedestrian promenade. Plus, since it’s not a hilly town, the tour is ideal for anyone with mobility issues or for those who are looking for a relaxing walk.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$475.50
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$475.50
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Private tour, day trip to Pisa and Lucca

Private tour, day trip to Pisa and Lucca

Spend a day in Tuscany visiting the cities of Pisa and Lucca. With a private English speaking driver, you can enjoy greater flexibility in the itinerary with a lot of free time. Enjoy a walk in the historic center rich in history of Lucca and then admire the view of the Tuscan countryside.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$562.72
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$562.72
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Pisa and Lucca Day Trip from Livorno

Pisa and Lucca Day Trip from Livorno

Visit Pisa and Lucca on a full-day self-guided tour from Livorno, traveling with a professional driver in a luxury vehicle. In Pisa, have several hours free to visit landmarks such as the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Piazza dei Miracoli, with the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Duomo, the Baptistry and more. Continue to Lucca to check out sites like the Lucca Cathedral, Piazza San Michele, San Michele in Foro, the Basilica of San Frediano and the lovely pedestrian promenade built on top of the ancient city ramparts.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$621.22
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Shore Excursion from Livorno Port: Private Full day Tour Florence and Lucca

Shore Excursion from Livorno Port: Private Full day Tour Florence and Lucca

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Florence and Lucca are two of Tuscany’s most important cities, but visiting both in one day by train or bus is virtually impossible. With this private driving tour, set off from the Livorno port directly to Florence for free time to take in the highlights of the historic center on foot. Afterwards, zip across to Lucca to sightsee and shop before heading back to port.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$877.84
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Private Guided Tour: Pisa and Lucca from Florence

Private Guided Tour: Pisa and Lucca from Florence

Enjoy seeing two of Tuscany's historic cities on this private guided tour of Pisa and Lucca from Florence. See the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa and the spectacular cathedral next to it. Wander the charming streets inside the intact Renaissance walls surrounding Lucca. Explore these two lovely cities with the added expertise of a knowledgeable guide in Pisa.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$902.23
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$902.23
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Private Day Tour: Pisa and Lucca from Florence

Private Day Tour: Pisa and Lucca from Florence

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Visit the Tuscan cities of Pisa and Lucca on this private day trip from Florence. See iconic landmarks like the Leaning Tower of Pisa, one of Pisa’s many historical structures, and take a relaxing walk through Lucca’s picturesque streets. This day trip is a great way to see more of Tuscany with comfortable transportation from Florence if you’re short on time during your stay in Italy.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$597.75
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$597.75
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Lucca by Bike

Lucca by Bike

Lucca is an ideal city to explore by bike. It is a car-free city (only permit holders allowed), so very relaxing and in this way there is much more to discover in a short time. The guide is Dutch who has lived in Italy for years. We will visit the important historical sites, but we will also let you discover the local secrets.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.28
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$56.28

Livorno Shore Excursion: Pisa and Lucca Private Day Trip

Livorno Shore Excursion: Pisa and Lucca Private Day Trip

Welcome to the Square of the Miracles. During this amazing tour you will discover all the secrets of the Square of Miracles with your private local guide. This tour is for people who have never been in Pisa before and would like to spend just an half day discovering the Square of Miracles. But could be also for those who have been here before but would like to enjoy again our beautiful monuments. Then, in about 30 min, we'll enter inside the Wall of another fantastic town: Lucca. After a nice walk we'll reach Piazza San Michele, the forum of the roman city. Not far from here the Cathedral, Piazza Napoleone or just stolling in characteristic medieval streets. Shopping area? Via Fillungo is just under the corner. As this is a private tour, your private guide can adjust the schedule and activities to meet your needs.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,097.30
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$1,097.30
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Flavours of Lucca Small Group Art, History, Food and Wine tastings Tour

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Flavours of Lucca Small Group Art, History, Food and Wine tastings Tour

Join us for an interesting morning food tour that will dive you into the gastronomy, history, art and culture of our fascinating city. This experience is a perfect introduction to the city that you will discover from different points of view. We look forward to let you live an chill out tour seen from a local perspective.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$58.52
$73.15
$14.63 savings
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$73.15
$14.63 savings
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Lucca for children

Lucca for children

The tour allows you to discover the city in the story of real and fantastic stories. Children color, draw and learn to see the squares and monuments around them.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$201.17
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$201.17
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Lucca Aperitivo Adventure Small groups with food and wine

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Lucca Aperitivo Adventure Small groups with food and wine

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Enjoy an alternative evening during your stay in town joining our evening walk tour of the sightseeing of Lucca with final Aperitivo that means, wine and food to savour. You will discover the charm of the city by night learning and trying the local tradition to meet friends before dinner! An easy way to explore the city under many aspects: art, history and lifestyle!.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$66.33
$82.91
$16.58 savings
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$82.91
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Your Lucca Walking Tour

Your Lucca Walking Tour

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Discover the highlights of Lucca, a charming, walled city in northern Tuscany, during this scenic walking tour. Perfect for first-time visitors, the guided tour covers Lucca’s impressive history. Tick off the main sights in a single stroll, with admission to the 11th-century cathedral included. Discover the stories and legends that have made the small, stunning city so unique, and listen to entertaining anecdotes about its fabled residents.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$15.85
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$15.85
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Lucca Bikes and Bites Small groups with food tastings

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Lucca Bikes and Bites Small groups with food tastings

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This tour is the best way to live the city in the manner of locals: by bike. You can completely enjoy the historical centre, the shading city walls and delicious typical products while you stay fit.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$78.03
$97.54
$19.51 savings
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Pisa and Lucca Half-Day

Pisa and Lucca Half-Day

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A private tour with a native english speaking driver who will show you the best that Tuscany has to offer.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$706.81
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What are Church of San Michele in Foro (Chiesa di San Michele in Foro) hours of operation?
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Church of San Michele in Foro (Chiesa di San Michele in Foro) hours of operation: Summer from 7:40am-12pm and 3-6pm, and in winter from 9am-12pm and 3-5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Church of San Michele in Foro (Chiesa di San Michele in Foro) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Church of San Michele in Foro (Chiesa di San Michele in Foro) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 29 Church of San Michele in Foro (Chiesa di San Michele in Foro) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Church of San Michele in Foro (Chiesa di San Michele in Foro) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Church of San Michele in Foro (Chiesa di San Michele in Foro) costs USD 12.51. Guided Church of San Michele in Foro (Chiesa di San Michele in Foro) tours start around USD 12.51 per person. See all 29 Church of San Michele in Foro (Chiesa di San Michele in Foro) tickets and tours on Viator.
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