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This cavernous medieval cathedral is a Gothic masterpiece. Focal points include the 16th-century stained glass Rose Window, which was painstakingly pieced back together following a fire in 1984, and the soaring central tower, the top of which offers panoramic views of York.

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Guided walk by The Ghost Hunt of York: Outstanding entertainment
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Guided walk by The Ghost Hunt of York: Outstanding entertainment

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The Ghost Hunt of York offers an evening, walking ghost tour of York`s haunted locations. Whatever the weather and always on time, the Victorian guide with his frock coat, top hat and Gladstone bag manifests at the strike of half past seven at the bottom of Shambles, England's most famous mediaeval street. Ringing his death bell he gathers the awaiting ghost hunters and leads on to York`s darker side. The Ghost Hunt presents classic York ghost stories in a captivating style, no tardy tales of tedium but intelligent, energetic accounts from a guide with a predilection for fun and entertainment, illustrating the narrative with props and illusion. It is a journey that takes your emotions from horror to hilarity. The ghostly guide puts the crowd up to practical jokes and comic re-enactment in hysterical moments of audience participation.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$14.35
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Shadows of York: Voted Best Small Attraction in York
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Shadows of York: Voted Best Small Attraction in York

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See a spookier side to York without the worry of getting lost during this guided ghost walk around the streets and snickelways (alleys) of the medieval city. Listen to your guide tell tales of York’s tragic past that you wouldn’t otherwise hear, ask questions along the way to learn more, and enjoy an atypical introduction to the city.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$12.59
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$12.59
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Best of York on Foot - Socially Distanced Small Group Walking Tour
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Best of York on Foot - Socially Distanced Small Group Walking Tour

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Don’t worry about getting lost in the winding streets of medieval York during this introductory tour of the city, ideal for first-time visitors and those with limited time in the region. See several York highlights—including St Mary’s Abbey, York Minster, and The Shambles—without worrying about directions, while benefiting from the insight of your guide throughout.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.17
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$25.17
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Ghost Bus Tour of York

Ghost Bus Tour of York

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Delve into the dark recesses of York’s history on this evening ghost bus tour. With your spooky local guide, visit notorious local haunts of restless spirits, and pass eerie sites such as York Minster, Clifford’s Tower, and the grave of Dick Turpin, infamous highwayman and murderer. Throughout the tour, hear anecdotes and fascinating facts about York’s grisly past, and make key stops for a closer look at the city’s most haunted buildings. 
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.17
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$25.17
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The Bloody Tour of York - Tourism Award Winner 2020

The Bloody Tour of York - Tourism Award Winner 2020

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Skip the standard group tours and enjoy an alternative history of York during this award-winning, immersive guided tour of the city. Pass by top attractions—such as the Shambles and Jorvik Viking Centre—as you listen to your guide tell tales of witches, queens, and murderers that you wouldn’t hear on most other tours.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$16.78
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$16.78
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Romans, Vikings and Medieval Marvels in York: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Romans, Vikings and Medieval Marvels in York: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

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You don’t have to join a tour group to discover York. This audio walking tour lets you set the pace and pick up and drop the route when it suits you. Hit all the signatures—York Minster, Stonegate, Mansion House, the Shambles, one of the best-preserved medieval streets in the world—and more. The app works online or offline, including geodata, so you won’t need to waste money on roaming charges.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 3 hours
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$5.99
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York Walking Tour

York Walking Tour

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Join us on a relaxed and suitable for all journey through history, myths, legends and architecture. Discover how the medieval city thrived, and developed to become the city we all love today. Our guides deliver a fun and unique take on York mixing, fun, history, sightseeing and exploration to offer a unique insight into York and creating great memories of your holiday. We are all stories in the end, write yours.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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York City Pass: Access 20 Attractions for One Great Price

York City Pass: Access 20 Attractions for One Great Price

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Ideal for travelers looking for the flexibility to determine their own itinerary, the York Pass provides access to a number of the region’s top attractions, including The Deep, Beningbrough Hall, and more. Don’t worry about buying individual admission tickets; instead, use the convenient and hassle-free York Pass to save time on the day, allowing you more time to enjoy the sights.
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  • 1 to 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$67.12
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$67.12
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Guided Bike Tour in York
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Guided Bike Tour in York

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With beautiful architecture and medieval history, York is widely considered among England’s must-see cities—but pounding the sidewalks on foot takes time and effort. On this tour, hop into the saddle and spin through the city streets by bicycle, and hit top attractions like York Minster with ease. Follow safe routes inside and outside the ancient city walls, with your guide bringing York’s colorful Roman and Viking history to life.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.29
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$35.29

York Small-Group Evening Walking Tour with Guide
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York Small-Group Evening Walking Tour with Guide

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Experience York at its most atmospheric around sundown, after the tourist hordes have departed but before the night begins. This evening stroll hits the highlights, including York Minster, the City Walls and Shambles, but also takes you deep into the “Snickelways”, a medieval warren of secret passages, shortcuts and hidden alleys. Guides carry iPads with multimedia to bring the tour to life, while you’ll take home a map of York.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.98
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York Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Bus Tour with Audio Guide

York Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Bus Tour with Audio Guide

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Reconnect with your favourite York landmarks with this hop-on, hop-off open-top bus tour around the towns best loved sites, with a live guide. Sit back and relax as our audio guide regales you with fascinating information about York Minster, Micklegate Bar, Clifford’s Tower and much more. You can hop-on and hop-off at any of the 20 stops. A great break from online learning for the kids, with a chance to have a more interactive experience. It’s been a very long time since we’ve been able to see the iconic monuments of this great city, so join us and revisit the best of York! We will be providing single-use masks and gloves on this tour, although customers are welcome to provide their own. The first tour of the day starts at 09:23am from Exhibition Square.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.37
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Lake District Highlights Day Trip from York with Lake Cruise

Lake District Highlights Day Trip from York with Lake Cruise

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Journey to the heart of the Lake District on this full-day tour from York and uncover the charms of England’s oldest national park. Follow in the footsteps of Beatrix Potter as you visit her home at Hill Top, see William Wordsworth’s former school in Hawkshead and cruise across Windermere, England’s largest lake. Along the way, admire beauty spots like Tarn Hows and explore traditional villages like Skipton and Bowness-on-Windermere.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$93.23
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Private Walking Tour: York City Highlights and York Minster

Private Walking Tour: York City Highlights and York Minster

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With rich Roman and Viking history, and beautiful architecture, York is widely considered among England’s must-see cities—but exploring independently means you may miss its hidden secrets. On this tour, follow your private guide through historic York and find out what makes the city special. Explore top attractions like Clifford's Tower, the Jorvik Viking Centre, the Roman walls, and St Mary’s Abbey, and enjoy sweeping views along the River Ouse.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$255.43
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The Deathly Dark Ghost Tour of York : Winner of 4 #LOVEYORK Awards

The Deathly Dark Ghost Tour of York : Winner of 4 #LOVEYORK Awards

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From plague to Vikings to butchery and murder, discover York’s sinister underbelly on this family-friendly tour led by a guide known for his dark sense of humour. See sights such as York Minster, the Shambles and Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma Gate, the silliest street in England, as you hear tales of bygone days, vile crimes and things that go bump in the night.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.59
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North York Moors and Whitby Day Tour from York

North York Moors and Whitby Day Tour from York

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Escape the city for the wild landscapes of the Yorkshire moors on this full-day tour from York. Set out on a scenic drive through the North York Moors National Park; visit sites from the 'Harry Potter' movies in Goathland like the location used for Hogsmeade station in the first film. Enjoy free time to explore the seaside town of Whitby, where you can learn the legacy of Dracula and try the town’s famous fish and chips (own expense), before visiting the market town of Helmsley.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.32
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Private Self-Guided Treasure Hunt around York - Gardens and Guildhalls

Private Self-Guided Treasure Hunt around York - Gardens and Guildhalls

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Explore the highlights of York without being stuck in a tour group on this self-guided treasure hunt. No need to carry a physical map, as all of the clues and maps can be accessed through your smartphone. Along the way, pass by top landmarks, and learn interesting stories about the city that you might discover otherwise.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Ghost Tour of York

Private Ghost Tour of York

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Designed for travelers with a historical interest in the supernatural, this private 2-hour ghost tour of York — one of the most haunted cities in the world — allows you to customize your itinerary to suit you. Choose to visit sites with countless reports of ghost sightings, including York Minster, The Shambles, and The York Dungeon, and listen to frightening tales rooted in York’s 2,000-year-old history. The start time and location of your tour is up to you.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$76.91
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Full-Day Yorkshire Dales Tour from York

Full-Day Yorkshire Dales Tour from York

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Without a hire car, it’s impossible to round up the sights of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in a day from York. This small-group tour delivers: with a minivan drive through Swaledale and Wensleydale, stone-walled hills, winding passes, and villages. See Jervaulx Abbey, waterfalls, and market towns, break for lunch (own expense), and get a full rundown on the area from a guide—something you’d miss if going alone.
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  • 8 hours 15 minutes
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$71.32
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Dark Tales of York. Private ghost tours.

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Dark Tales of York. Private ghost tours.

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Our experienced guide will tell you tales from Yorks gruesome past, executions, ghosts and dark deeds, as we wend our way round some of the scariest places in the city. As this is by private booking it is exclusive for your group. We can be flexible about your exact requirements, start time and pick-up point. We offer hotel pick ups* and as we can start at different locations the tour route can be customised. *City centre only.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.75
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$55.93
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York Walking Tour including York Minster
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York Walking Tour including York Minster

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Delve into England’s colorful history and admire architecture dating back to the Middle Ages on this morning or afternoon York walking tour. Follow a guide through the streets of York and discover landmarks including Bedern Hall, Clifford’s Tower, Fairfax House, King’s Manor, the Multangular Tower, St. Mary’s Abbey, Stonegate, and St. William’s College. Hear how Emperor Constantine, Guy Fawkes, and Richard III shaped modern York, and learn of the English Reformation as you explore York Minster.
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  • 2 hours
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$27.77
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Private Viking Walk of York

Private Viking Walk of York

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Learn about York's history and legends on a 2-hour Viking walking tour with a private guide, Sigwulf. You'll walk through town to see historical landmarks and listen to stories from the Viking days. Departure time is flexible to suit your preferences.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.91
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Exclusive York - Private Socially Distanced Walking Tour
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Exclusive York - Private Socially Distanced Walking Tour

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Why follow the crowds? Explore York at your own pace in the company of one of our expert, fully qualified and licensed guides. Delve deep into the medieval maze and discover secret corners few other visitors get to see. This is an entirely personal service - once you have made your booking we will get in touch to arrange where to come and meet you (such as any city centre landmark or hotel). We will ensure you don't miss any of the highlights - including the world-famous Minster, medieval city walls and Shambles - but if you have any particular areas of interest, please get in touch. It's your tour and we want you to see York your way! PLEASE NOTE - OUR VISITORS' SAFETY IS OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE AND WE PLEDGE TO FOLLOW ALL CURRENT GUIDELINES ON SOCIAL DISTANCING AND DISEASE PREVENTION.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private 2-Hour York Walking Tour
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Private 2-Hour York Walking Tour

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See York the way you want on a private, fully customizable walking tour of the history-steeped city. With your private guide, tailor your itinerary from start to finish according to your interests. Admire York Minster, the City Gates, and Clifford’s Tower; stroll around ruined St. Mary’s Abbey; or delve into the cobbled lanes to absorb the landmarks on route and learn their stories and secrets.
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  • 2 hours
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$111.85
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Instagrammable York History Experience
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Instagrammable York History Experience

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The tour is back for 2021! It is especially aimed at those who are looking to have an enjoyable, entertaining walking tour combined with a focus on capturing the magic of the beautiful city of York for your memories & social media posts. The tour lasts 3 hours and takes you off the beaten track into areas that visitors often miss. You will learn some history and experience some wonderful sights and you will make a connection with the city that will stay with you. I believe in creating intimate experiences & moments that stay with you. The maximum group size I normally work with is limited to 10. However, in line with Government guidelines this is reduced to 5 for now. Small groups mean everyone stays involved & engaged & you can ask as many questions as you like. It also means there is always someone to help you to create your images with tips on how to capture the perfect shot or to take shots of you against some stunning backdrops that will get plenty of reaction on social media.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.98
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Should I book York Minster tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since York Minster 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.
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How much does it cost to visit York Minster 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to York Minster costs USD 5.99. Guided York Minster tours start around USD 5.99 per person.
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