Things To Do in Florida

50% Off at Start with the Heart Wellness Expo

Scottish Rite Center

$20 $10

An all-day health and wellness expo that features boot-camp sessions and nutrition samples

Up to 53% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Theater

Piccadilly Cafeteria

$59 $28

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Audiences feast as they solve the mystery of a murdered, desperate housewife in this farcical, interactive murder mystery

9th Annual Sunscreen Film Festival – Up to 44% Off

Multiple Locations

$52 $29

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Academy-sponsored festival celebrates filmmaking by screening 150 independent flicks and hosting workshops on the movie-making process

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Orlando

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Up to 50% Off Armageddon Ambush Mud Run

Miami

$90 $45

Extreme 5K mud run mixes professionally constructed obstacles with mud and color ambushes; after-party features live music and beer

Half Off Archery

Tallahassee Southwest

$20 $10

30 yd., indoor archery lanes with targets including 3D animal pop-ups and decoys

Up to 39% Off Museum Exhibits and IMAX Admission

Fort Lauderdale

$53 $33

After exploring the museum's exhibits between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., head to the IMAX theater for a show, popcorn, and drinks

44% Off Women's Fitness Classes

Port St. Lucie

$70 $39

Women of all ability levels can build muscle and blast calories during energetic classes such as Kangoo Jumps, Booty Yoga, and Zumba

Harlem Globetrotters – Up to 40% Off Kids' Clinic

Multiple Locations

$110 $66

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Harlem Globetrotters players coach kids ages 6–12 on basketball fundamentals, drills, and off-the-court character development

Up to 56% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Cape Coral

$89 $39

Fitness experts lead challenging outdoor workouts to help clients get fit

Up to 53% Off "Psychosis" Multimedia Dance Show

Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center

$32.04 $16

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Dancers create an empathetic portrait of mental illness, from a ballet performed in straitjackets to patients who use fantasy as catharsis

High Dive – Up to 49% Off Rock, Reggae, and Rap Shows

High Dive

$17.35 $11

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Beach-themed acts such as Ballyhoo!, Authority Zero, Aer, and the original king of the surf guitar, Dick Dale, storm Gainesville in April

50% Off

Miramar

$110 $55

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59% Off Coastal Championship Wrestling Event

City of Coral Springs Charter School

$29 $12

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Star-studded event features top CCW showmen, including Carlito "Caribbean Cool" and Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake

Up to 49% Off Bowling at Countryside Lanes

Clearwater

$23 $12

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Join friends for a two games of toppling pins at an alley owned by a bowling Hall of Famer

Up to 81% Off Occupational Physical Training

Miami Gardens

$180 $39

Designed for servicemen and servicewomen—such as police officers and firefighters—these classes teach strengthening duty-specific movements

Up to 48% Off Circus

Westfield Brandon Mall- Near SEARS Store

$51 $27

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Capering clowns, strongmen, and death-defying acrobats perform atop a water-filled stage during a two-hour spectacle

Up to 53% Off Dance Classes at Salsa Heat

Multiple Locations

$79 $39

Seasoned salsa instructors teach kids and adults proper footwork, good form, and fluid movement

Up to 64% Off Mommy & Me Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$50 $19

Located in parks, classes offer mothers a full cardio workout with strength training and stretching they can do with their babies & toddlers

Judy Torres – Up to 50% Off Freestyle Concert

Firehouse Nightclub

$29.13 $15

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Dance-pop singer hailed as "The Queen of Freestyle" performs hits such as "Come Into My Arms" and "No Reason to Cry"

45% Off Services

Spring Hill

$40 $22

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51% Off at 360 Universal Fitness

Sandpiper Woods

$45 $22

High-energy boot-camp classes for students aged 14 and older; fitness-studio access includes use of free weights and other gym equipment

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$36 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Up to 60% Off Murder-Mystery Show

Miami Beach Botanical Gardens

$24 $14

Interactive performance incorporates games of Bingo into the show while all investigate clues and backstories to figure out whodunit.

Up to 63% Off Alpaca Trek with Riverside Picnic

Alva

$100 $39

Walk alongside a friendly alpaca along the Caloosahatchee River, then stop for a riverside picnic with included snacks and drinks

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 52% Off Kids’ Bounce House Playtime

The Shoppes at Sawgrass

$289 $139

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Kids 12 and younger bounce and slide on the indoor play center’s inflatables; two-hour parties include pizza, drinks, and a private suite

Up to 63% Off Children's Camp

Boca Raton

$105 $39

Indoor-outdoor day camp immerses kids in sports, visual art, and performing arts activities

Up To 54% Off from Beach Yoga Pinellas

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Stress melts and muscles strengthen during beachside routines that incorporate Iyengar poses, paddleboard yoga, and Ashtanga sequences

Up to 56% Off Outdoor Boot Camp Classes

Melbourne

$60 $29

Using dozens of simple objects and nature's own gravity, trainers push students through high intensity interval training

65% Off Yoga Classes

Palm Coast

$120 $42

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50% Off at the Deerfield Beach Wine & Food Festival

Deerfield Beach

$90 $45

Sip wine and craft-beer samples, take in cooking demos from gourmet chefs, and dance to Urban Gypsy Band or Groove Line

Up to 51% Off at Eaton Elite LLC

Located Inside of Fitness Works 24/7

$90 $45

Trainers lead patrons in high-intensity boot-camp sessions blending cardio, strength, and core training; TRX sessions use resistance bands

Up to 53% Off Pony Rides

Boynton Beach

$20 $11

More than 40 farmyard animals, bounce house, and pony ride areas

Up to 88% Off Boot Camp at Tailored Fitness

Lauderhill

$200 $35

40-minute boot camps feature calisthenics, plyometrics, & medicine ball exercises with training circuits that cater to clients of all levels

Half Off Tae Kwon Do at K-Total Martial Arts

Weston

$150 $75

Tae kwon do helps improve strength and flexibility as well as improve discipline and and endurance

$8 for Two Box Seats at a Fort Myers Miracle Game

Multiple Locations

$17 $8

After winning their season-opening game in decisive fashion, the Miracle look to sustain a winning momentum throughout the season

Up to 53% Off Surfing Lessons

Barnharts Shopping Center

$60 $30

Beginner-level lessons cover surfing fundamentals; two-person lesson with pro surfer teaches advanced techniques

54% Off Mommy and Me Classes

Delray Beach

$85 $39

Parents and kids bond during 50-minute classes that cycle through up to 12 gym-based stations, finishing with bubbles and parachute play

Up to 50% Off Driving Exotic Sports Cars

Multiple Locations

$699 $359

Per session, drivers can switch between up to six exotic sports cars such as Audi R8, an Aston Martin, and a Porsche Carerra

49% Off Services

Woodland Lake Estates

$57 $29

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Up to 49% Off Pro Wrestling Dinner Theater

Osceola Heritage Park - Exhibition Hall

$60 $29

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Battle of good versus evil plays out between Lord Darkness, Lady Golden Eyes, and their two villages during dinner

Up to 56% Off at Mike's Cigar Bar

Bay Harbor Islands

$40 $20

Enjoy premium cigars from name-brand makers and savor drinks in the adjoining masculine lounge

50% Off Five-Day Kids' Robotics Camp

Multiple Locations

$199.95 $99

Instructors teach the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with challenging robot kits

Up to 70% Off Horseback Trail Rides

Myakka City

$180 $65

Riders perch atop horses of the Akhal-Teke breed during a 60-minute trail ride around the ranch

Up to 57% Off Paintball in Loxahatchee

Loxahatchee Groves

$70 $36

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Ten fields sprawled across a 20-acre facility conceal players armed with 200 paintballs during speedball, woodsball, and scenario games.

50% Off at Appleton Museum of Art

Ocala

$12 $6

The 80,000 square-foot museum on a 44-acre site houses European paintings, masterpiece sculptures, and rotating specialty exhibits

Up to 55% Off 30-Day Exercise Programs at Movestrong Fitness

Port Orange

$97 $45

Exercisers get fit in full-body cardio kickboxing classes or follow a 30-day fitness and nutrition plan with four weekly group classes

89% Off Jiu-Jitsu or Fitness Classes

Jupiter

$440 $49

Practice Brazilian jiu-jitsu or improve your fitness inside a 10,800-square-foot facility; includes one private lesson

Up to 58% Off Kids' Playtime Passes

Port Charlotte

$18 $9

Day passes grant children access obstacle courses, bounce houses, slides, and other playful attractions

39% Off at The Breeze Cinema 8 and The Ridge Cinema 8

Multiple Locations

$19 $11.50

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Hit comedies, dramas, and family films screened any day before 6 p.m. at either of two independent theaters

Up to 51% Off Shooting-Range Course

Sanford

$200 $99

Designed for beginners, the course emphasizes responsibility while teaching students how to handle and shoot a firearm

55% Off Services

Oriole Gardens

$150 $67

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Up to 67% Off Yoga Classes at Hot Salutations

Coconut Creek

$75 $33

Instructors tailor Vinyasa-style pose progressions to students of all abilities, who build strength in a heated room with 50%–60% humidity

Up to 50% Off from Premier Dolphin Cruise

Pensacola Beach Boardwalk

$45 $23

Guests feel the sea breeze on their cheeks as they sail Santa Rosa Sound in an open-air catamaran and scan the waters for dolphins

Up to 60% Off Mini Golf and Laser Maze at Glowgolf

Multiple Locations

$16 $8

Luminescent golf balls, putters, and walls illume players negotiating a tricky, themed course; lasers crisscross challenging maze

Up to 53% Off Golf Lessons at Panigoni Golf

Wildwood

$50 $25

PGA-certified instructor teaches ideal swing mechanics to players of all abilities and swing types

Up to 57% Off Bus and Boat Tours of Miami from CitySightSeeing Miami

Multiple Locations

$39 $19

Bus tours usher customers through downtown Miami, offering stops at 18 locations to allow personal explorations

Half Off Horseback Riding Lessons

Bradenton

$50 $25

Extensive equestrian facility includes sand and grass rings, jumps course, and 15 miles of groomed trails

61% Off Month of Classes at CrossFit Emanation

Pinellas Park

$125 $49

Certified CrossFit coach helps clients reach their fitness goals with individually scaled workouts that change daily to stave off monotony

Up to 66% Off at Wisdom Yoga Wellness

Juno Ridge

$145 $49

A variety of yoga classes geared toward restoring the flow and balance of energy in the body and building strength and flexibility

81% Off at Bala Vinyasa Yoga

Coral Gables

$175 $35

Seasoned teachers guide students of all levels through poses and breathing exercises that build strength, flexibility, balance, and focus

Up to 53% Off Cooking Class

Doral

$80 $40

Interactive cooking classes cover a wide variety of culinary styles to create international dishes

65% Off Boot Camp

Wesley Chapel

$180 $63

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Everglades Wonder Gardens – Up to 50% Off Visits

Bonita Springs

$38 $19

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Bright-pink flamingos, scaly alligators, and other native and South American wildlife live among the botanical gardens

45% Off Skydiving Package

Skydive Space Center

$399 $219

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The package includes an aerial tour, priority boarding, a shirt, and an 18,000-foot tandem jump

Up to 53% Off Community Outreach Program Expo Admission

Fort Pierce Field

$20 $10

Community outreach program expo at Lawnwood Stadium with face painting, bounce houses, and a petting zoo

Up to 85% Off at Core Body FX

Apopka

$259 $39

Get a head start on weight loss before the holidays with fitness classes that build muscle, boost stamina, and increase overall fitness

Up to 84% Off Kids’ or Adult Dance Classes

North Miami Beach

$238 $39.99

Dance classes in hip-hop, acro dance, ballet, and jazz styles lead by seasoned instructors instill movement skills in all students

Gold's Gym – 90% Off Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$150 $15

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Guests pedal and punch together at famous gym's group fitness classes, which include Pilates, TRX, and barre

40% Off Recording-Studio Party for 10 Kids

Fort Lauderdale

$400 $239

Event includes a black light dance party, recording session with CD for each kid, photo shoot, & a jam session on drums, guitars & keyboards

50% Off Services

Cutler Bay

$12 $6

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Up to 50% Off Nature-Park and Fun-Park Admission

North Port Charlotte

$30 $17

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Nature park with more than 350 animals, paddleboat ride with food to feed fish, and an 18-hole game of mini golf

Up to 51% Off Boot-Camp Classes at BE #1

Ormond Beach

$50 $25

Professional bikini model leads students through exercise routines designed to slim physiques and tone muscles

44% Off Services

Hallandale Beach

$70 $39

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56% Off Personal Training at Olympia Gym

Aventura

$225 $99

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More than 20 certified trainers provide specialized one-on-one sessions in a 16,000 sq. ft. training studio with over 150 machines

59% Off Classes at Armor CrossFit

Ocoee

$169 $69

In a positive, upbeat environment, coaches teach a system of intense functional exercises that prep charges for all physical activities

78% Off Boxing Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$86 $19

Hour-long routines intersperse three minutes of boxing exercises such as jabbing heavy bags and jumping rope with one-minute breaks

Up to 73% Off at Ponte Vedra Yoga Company

Ponte Vedra

$120 $49

Yoga practitioners of all experience levels boost their flexibility and balance in a variety of classes

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Nestled in the scenic shadows of the Smoky Mountains, Bent Creek Golf Course's 18-hole layout stretches across 6,182 yards of fairways that rise and fall among rolling foothills and pristine valleys. Golf legend and course designer Gary Player made deft use of a babbling mountain stream by running it through the course and seamlessly uniting two distinct nines: a front nine that sprawls across the valley floor and a back nine that roams the hilly mountainside like a forlorn sasquatch. The overall effect is a course that does justice to both the sheer scope of the rising peaks with bottom-up views and the panoramic splendor of Great Smoky Mountains National Park when seen from the cresting hilltops of the back-nine. The inventive layout is perhaps best characterized by the 11th hole, a 362-yard par 4 where a 90-degree dogleg-left plays into a green completely surrounded by the creek's rippling waters. A blend of bent and bermuda grasses grows resiliently for golfers striving to play all year-round, and fragrant wildflowers blossom at every tee to warm the hearts of world-weary nine-irons.

Bent Creek bolsters the pin-hunting prowess of its golfers with a staff of PGA-certified instructors that conducts lessons and presides over the domain of their full-service pro shop. A practice putting green helps players trim their score by reading dicey slopes, and the Creek Side Grill hosts postround revelry and community gatherings to decry the historical hardships of the mashie niblick.:m]]

Course at a Glance:

  • Designed by three-time Masters and British Open Champion Gary Player
  • Bermuda-and-bent-grass combination
  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Length of 6,182 yards from the farthest tees
  • Three tee options
  • Link to scorecard

10440 Tournament Ln
Jacksonville,
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As they observe the vibrant exhibits of aquatic life inside the Miami Seaquarium, many guests don't realize that they are walking through a movie set and a hospital. In the onsite lagoon, bottlenose dolphins swim through waters once traversed by Flipper, who filmed several television episodes and films at the venue. The Seaquarium is also recognized as a manatee critical care facility. Its staff has accomplished several historic treatments, including monitoring the conception and arrival of the first manatee born under human care and conducting the first manatee neurological surgery.

These facets of the Seaquarium—along with its many conservation efforts, educational programs, and shows—underscore a united commitment to wildlife consciousness. The animal attractions enable visitors to witness the allure and fragility of oceanic fauna up close, whether they are petting the back of a stingray or washing a dress shirt on the rough back of an 8-foot nile crocodile. Special encounters decrease the distance even further, sending patrons on underwater Sea Treks through the reef display or helping them to lead marine-mammal training routines.

It's hard to pinpoint the biggest personality inside the Seaquarium tanks, but Lolita the killer whale—who performs daily alongside pacific white-sided dolphins—claims the title of heaviest, period. On the other end of the scale, macaws and cockatiels perch around the Tropical Wings section of the park, and endangered sea turtles lounge at Discovery Bay. Elsewhere, a watery playground and three-story ropes course keep legs from growing too wobbly after a trip to Shark Channel or a smooch from a sea lion.

4400 Rickenbacker Cswy
Key Biscayne,
FL
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Photography is ubiquitous in contemporary life and culture. The founders of the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts recognized this fact, so they sought to create a setting where visitors from all walks of life could appreciate and experience photography. As one of the few photography museums in the country, FMoPA presents exhibitions, which exclusively use this medium to explore themes that expose some intriguing or exciting aspect of history or modern, everyday life. This focus allows the museum to prominently feature pieces that other art institutions might not necessarily show, such as works of photojournalism or historic photographs.

In addition to scheduling upcoming exhibitions, FMoPA also includes a permanent collection. The collection aims to preserve particularly important images, such as those of various masters of the medium, including Harold Edgerton, Clyde Butcher, Hans Silvester, and Berenice Abbott.

After studying the museum's exhibitions—which can include images culled from national and international sources—guests can step behind the camera themselves during photography workshops for students of all skill levels. Then, budding photographers can display their latest shots at 15 Minutes of Fame, a showcase where up to six presenters exhibit and discuss their original work. They also host a photography group, the Photo League, for those photographers that want to share tips and helpful hints once a month.

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The Experience

Inside a building in St. Petersburg, works of art from around the world gather like good friends. Georgia O'Keeffe's Poppy hangs not far from Paul Cézanne's A Corner of the Woods, Pointoise. Claude Monet's Houses of Parliament gives a glimpse of faraway lands, while Thomas Moran's Florida Landscape stays closer to home.

With a range of permanent and rotating exhibitions, the Museum of Fine Arts seeks to engage visitors with art while preserving the pieces in its care. Much of the collection resides in an original 1960s building, but an adjacent modern gallery draws in visitors with special exhibitions, an art library, and interactive educational facilities—ensuring they have plenty of ways to experience art or at least overcome a fear of informational plaques.

The Highlights

  • Permanent collection houses pieces from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas, as well as classical and modern American art
  • Daily events include docent-led tours, hands-on workshops, classical concerts, and lectures
  • MFA Café overlooks the waterfront

Who They Are

Even before the Museum of Fine Arts opened to the public in 1965, founder Margaret Acheson Stuart saw its galleries as a space where diverse audiences could explore art "from antiquity to the present." Architect John Volk had designed the original museum wing to instill visitors with a feeling of solidness and permanence. Decades later, the museum sought to expand, and conducted a nationwide search for a worthy architect. They were rewarded with designer Yann Weymouth, who completed a second building in 2008—a two-story, modern glass conservatory.

255 Beach Dr NE
Saint Petersburg,
FL
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When Joseph Olear tore down the original Three Point Bowling Center, he preserved what mattered most. ”We recycled the 35-year-old maple lanes and made a bar out of it,” he happily explains. “And also this gorgeous desk in my office.” The former alley was bought out by Joe’s father in ’86—a spontaneous decision that still perplexes the son. He “just bought the place! If you’d have told me we’d have a bowling alley, I’d have thought you were crazy.” That said, it’s a decision that gave Joe the reins to a facility he would totally revamp.

The updated alley features 16 automatic lanes, one of the largest bars in Kansas City, and a large crop of vine-ripened bowling balls. Olear has also solicited the master food stylings of chef Dan Cermeno for juicy burgers, steak-filled sandwiches, and spicy seafood pastas. He explains that Cermeno’s dishes—available at the alley or in Three Pins Diner—are by no means typical alley fare. “He’s a shopping king,” says Olear. ”On his way in, he stops to shop. [Always] fresh fruit and veggies—wherever the freshest stuff is.”

Beyond the lanes, Three Point entertains patrons with six full-size pool tables, dartboards, indoor and outdoor TVs up to 64 inches wide, as well as nightly league events. The revelry also extends outdoors, where an expansive outdoor deck patio hosts a meat smoker capable of feeding parties of up to 500. “There’s a guy comes in at first light and smokes the meat, “says Olear. “Venison, ribs, whatever he has. It’s in there for about 10 hours. It’s unmatched, really.” Wonderful as that is, there’s one thing Joe enjoys more. “Having a drink at the bar,” he says, smiling. “People will say they met their wife here. It happens on a fairly regular basis—someone comes in and says how nice the place is. It really makes your day.”

7474 Hoffner Ave
Orlando,
FL
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Shula’s Athletic Club—named for Don Shula, the NFL Hall of Famer who coached the Miami Dolphins to a Super Bowl trophy in 1972—doesn’t find it hard to fill its sprawling 40,000 square feet of space. A cardio room with more than 50 pieces of equipment, a spinning center, weight rooms, fitness-class studios, and basketball courts spread through the facility, luring athletes for independent workouts and personal-training sessions. Dozens of weekly fitness classes range from calorie-burning Zumba workouts and Vinyasa-yoga sessions to spin classes that help students practice for the day they have pedal-powered cars.

The athletic club also accommodates older exercisers with aquatic aerobics and seated Silver Sneakers workouts, and it keeps kids busy with confidence-building youth sports programs. Young legs run over a new 60-yard athletic field or nine lighted tennis courts where kids whack tennis balls and low-flying hot-air balloons with rackets.

7601 Miami Lakes Dr
Hialeah,
FL
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