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  1. Dive-in Movie Night

    August 4, 2018, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Surprise Aquatic Center

    Relax in the water or poolside while you watch a family themed movie. Concessions will be open. Note: As always, parents must remain within arms reach of all non-swimmers. We'll be featuring Coco

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  2. Sunday in the Park - Food Truck Festival

    September 23, 2018, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Mark Coronado Park

    Fun family event with live music by The Sugar Thieves and amazing food!

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  3. Movie Night - Cars 3

    September 29, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Surprise Stadium

    Movie Nights continue at Surprise Stadium featuring Disney Pixars, Cars 3.
    The stadium food and beverage policy is in effect. Concessions will be available for purchase. Ice chests and lawn chairs are not permitted.

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  4. CANCELED - Surprise Fiesta Grande 2018

    October 13, 2018, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Villanueva Rec Complex - Original Town Site

    -- The Surprise Fiesta Grande event scheduled for today October 13th has been canceled due to weather -- Good music, food and fun await you at the 5th Annual Surprise Fiesta Grande!
    Join us as we celebrate our city’s heritage. This is an event worth sharing with your friends, family and neighbors.
    Don’t Miss It!

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  5. Sunday in the Park - Food Truck Festival

    October 21, 2018, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Mark Coronado Park

    Fun family event with live music by Jan Petrie Band and amazing food!

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  6. Surprise GAIN Night - Public Safety Event

    October 27, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Mark Coronado Park

    Bring the community together for a free family night! Food & beverages will be available for purchase.

    • Family friendly, safe trick or treat event
    • Zombie Compound presented by the Surprise Youth Council
    • Haunted Hay Maze presented by Community & Recreation Services
    • Star Wars Characters
    • Gaming Trailer
    • Dinosaurs presented by The Dino Crew
    • and much more...

    Every 2 cans of food donated will benefit the Salvation Army and earn a raffle ticket to win awesome prizes!

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  7. Veterans Day Pancake Breakfast

    November 11, 2018, 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Cimarron Center, Sun City Grand

    Save the date for this year’s Veterans Day Pancake Breakfast benefiting the Firefighters Charities Aisles of Smiles holiday shopping program for kids in need.

    This event is held every year to honor our Veterans and to raise money for children in need within the City of Surprise.

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  8. Veterans Day Pancake Breakfast

    November 11, 2018, 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Cimarron Center, Sun City Grand

    Save the date for this year’s Veterans Day Pancake Breakfast benefiting the Firefighters Charities Aisles of Smiles holiday shopping program for kids in need.

    This event is held every year to honor our Veterans and to raise money for children in need within the City of Surprise.

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  9. Veterans Day Parade 2018

    November 12, 2018, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Surprise Recreation Campus

    The City of Surprise 4th Annual Veterans Day Parade honoring the service and sacrifices of our Veterans.
    Pre-parade pancake breakfast is 7-9 a.m.

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  10. Surprise Police & Fire Medical Charity Softball Game

    November 12, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Surprise Stadium

    Charity Softball Game
    There will be a 50/50 raffle
    Food will be provided

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  11. Sunday in the Park - Food Truck Festival

    November 18, 2018, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Surprise Stadium

    Fun family event with live music by Flashback and amazing food!

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  12. Surprise Party 2018

    November 30, 2018, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Surprise Recreation Campus

    It's time to party in Surprise! Free admission with canned food or toy donation to Sanderson Ford Operation Santa!

    Musical Performances by "The Chadwicks" Balloon glow (weather permitting), skydivers, tree lighting ceremony, live music, Santa’s workshop, roaming entertainment, and fireworks.

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  13. Surprise Party 2018

    December 1, 2018, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Surprise Recreation Campus

    It's time to party in Surprise! Free admission with canned food or toy donation to Sanderson Ford Operation Santa!

    Musical Performances by “SMASHED” Car show, live music, arts and crafts festival, pony and camel rides, roaming entertainment, petting zoo, great food and more!

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  14. Sunday in the Park - Food Truck Festival

    December 16, 2018, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Mark Coronado Park

    Fun family event with live music by Dirt Road Kings and amazing food!

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  15. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Celebration & Service

    January 19, 2019, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Surprise City Hall Courtyard

    Join us for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Celebration & Service. The event kicks off at 8:30 a.m. with musical performances and a light breakfast for the first 500 attendees. A program celebrating Dr. King’s life will begin at 9 a.m. The program will be emceed by Susan Casper, host of ABC 15’s Sonoran Living and will include music, dance and inspiring speakers. Following the program, at approx. 10 a.m., volunteers will go out and complete various service projects. Projects will last approx. 1-4 hours and will include painting, landscaping, removal of refuse, and serving at community and nonprofit agencies. How to get involved: • Individuals/Families – If you can only attend the service project portion of the day, please arrive at 9:45 a.m. to receive an assignment. Advanced registration is not required, but is helpful. Email Ervin.Cutwright@surpriseaz.gov if you are interested. • Groups – RSVP your group name and estimated number to Ervin.Cutwright@surpriseaz.go

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  16. Sunday in the Park - Food Truck Festival

    January 27, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Mark Coronado Park

    Fun family event with live music by Blaine Long & Rosas Del Rey and amazing food!

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  17. Sunday in the Park - Food Truck Festival

    February 10, 2019, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Mark Coronado Park

    Fun family event with live music by Jeff Gordon and amazing food!

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  18. Sunday in the Park - Food Truck Festival

    March 10, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Mark Coronado Park

    Fun family event with live music by Lane Change and amazing food!

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  19. Taste of Surprise

    April 6, 2019, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Surprise Stadium

    Experience great food, live music, car show, kids zone and more!

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  20. Sunday in the Park - Food Truck Festival

    April 14, 2019, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Mark Coronado Park

    Fun family event with live music by Steven P Project and amazing food!

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  21. Spring Eggstravaganza

    April 20, 2019, 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Kansas City Royals Practice Fields

    Eager hunters, from toddlers to 10-year-olds, are invited to join the search for more than 50,000 candy and toy-filled eggs as part of the Spring EGG-stravaganza! This free family event will feature face painters, balloon artists, inflatables and of course Mr. & Mrs. Bunny!! Gates will open at 7:30 a.m.

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  22. Movie Night

    May 11, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Mark Coronado Park

    Come down to the Mark Coronado Park as Small Foot hits the big screen! Gates will open at 6 p.m. and movie will start at dusk (approximately 7:30 p.m.) This is a FREE event.

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  23. Surprise Family Pool-ooza

    May 18, 2019, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Surprise Aquatic Center

    The Surprise Aquatic Center will be hosting a free Family Pool-ooza in partnership with the Surprise Police Department as well as the Surprise Fire Medical Department. Join us for open swim, CPR demos, swim assessments, interactive booths & more!

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  24. Itty Bitty Beach Party

    May 23, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Surprise Aquatic Center

    Grab your suit, towel, and sunscreen and join us at the Surprise Aquatic Center Thursday, May 23 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. for our annual Itty Bitty Beach Party! There will be games, crafts, prizes and a special mermaid appearance! For ages 6 yrs and younger.

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  25. Family Game Night

    June 8, 2019, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Sierra Montana Recreation Center

    Bring the family to a fun evening at Sierra Montana Recreation Center. Activities will include a game truck, board and giant games, crafts, a photo booth, raffle prizes and awards. Admission includes Pizza, drinks and popcorn. Tickets are $5 for ages 5 and up if purchased before June 8th and $10 if purchased at the door.

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  26. Dive-In Movie - "Aquaman"

    June 15, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Surprise Aquatic Center

    Relax in the water or poolside while you watch "Aquaman" on the big screen! Concessions will be available for purchase. As always, parents must remain within arms reach of all non-swimmers.

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  27. 36th Annual 4th of July Celebration

    July 4, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Mark Coronado Park

    Join us at the 36th Annual 4th of July Celebration on Thursday, July 4th at Mark Coronado Park, located at 15850 N Bullard Ave, from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Event admission is free and will feature live music, food trucks, yard games, contests and more! Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with a fireworks display at 8:40 p.m.

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  28. 4th of July Pool Party

    July 4, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Surprise Aquatic Center

    Bring the family out to the Surprise Aquatic Center for a fun filled evening. Admission fee of $6 includes games, activities, and a poolside view of the city’s annual fireworks show. This event is for Surprise Residents only. Concessions will be open.

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  29. Dive-In Movie - "Dumbo"

    August 17, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Surprise Aquatic Center

    Relax in the water or poolside while you watch "Dumbo" on the big screen! Concessions will be available for purchase. Note: As always, parents must remain within arms reach of all non-swimmers.

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  30. Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festival

    September 15, 2019, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Mark Coronado Park

    Come enjoy the first event of the series with live music by Lane Change and a variety of delicious food trucks, as well as an assortment of beer and wine. This family-friendly event will also have various yard games, inflatables and face painting. Event admission is free; food and drink will be available for purchase. Don’t forget a blanket or lawn chair! Dogs must be on leashes.

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  31. Movie Night at the Park (MCP) featuring “Wonder Park”

    September 28, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Mark Coronado Park

    Free family event; food and drink will be available for purchase. Don’t forget a blanket or lawn chair, dogs must be on leashes.

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  32. Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festival

    October 20, 2019, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Mark Coronado Park

    Come enjoy this fun family event with live music by Steven P & Diversity Jukebox (Variety) and a variety of delicious food trucks, as well as an assortment of beer and wine. This family-friendly event will also have various yard games, inflatables and face painting. Event admission is free; food and drink will be available for purchase. Don't forget a blanket or lawn chair! Dogs must be on leases.

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  33. Itty Bitty Monster Bash

    October 26, 2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Sierra Montana Recreation Center

    Attention goblins, monsters, superhero’s and princesses! Come and party away dressed in your favorite costume at the Itty Bitty Monster Bash at Sierra Montana Recreation Center, 14861 N Spring Ln.

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  34. GAIN Night – Public Safety Event

    October 26, 2019, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Mark Coronado Park

    G.A.I.N. (Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods) is a day for Arizona to join forces and promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity. G.A.I.N. showcases the importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight for a safer Arizona. On G.A.I.N. day, neighborhoods are invited to come together and make their community a safer, better place to live.

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  35. Surprise SciTech Festival

    November 2, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Surprise City Hall Courtyard

    Join Surprise as we explore the wonders of Science-Technology-Engineering-Math (STEM) programs at the city's SciTech Festival! This free community event will feature robotics clubs, science experiments, educational demonstrations and more! Science enthusiasts of all ages are encouraged to attend! Contact the city if your business/organization would like to be one of our interactive, hands-on exhibitors and/or be an event sponsor!

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  36. Veterans Reflection Circle Dedication

    November 11, 2019, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM @ Surprise Community Park - outside north entrance of Northwest Regional Library

    The City of Surprise will hold a dedication ceremony on Veterans Day to mark the opening of the Veterans Refection Circle – an outdoor garden and reflection space in honor of late Surprise resident and combat wounded veteran Brian Mancini.

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  37. Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festival

    November 17, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Mark Coronado Park

    Come enjoy this fun family event with live music by Three Horse Town (Country) and a variety of delicious food trucks, as well as an assortment of beer and wine. This family-friendly event will also have various yard games, inflatables and face painting. Event admission is free; food and drink will be available for purchase. Don't forget a blanket or lawn chair! Dogs must be on leashes.

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  38. Santa's Workshop

    December 11, 2019, 5:00 PM - December 13, 2019, 8:00 PM @ Surprise Recreation Campus

    Santa and Mrs. Claus are sticking around after Surprise Party to make sure every kid has a chance to visit. Santa’s workshop will be open December 11-13 from 5-8 p.m. at the Surprise Stadium Team Shop located at 15930 N Bullard Ave. This is a free event, milk & Cookies and arts & crafts included.

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  39. Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festival

    December 15, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Mark Coronado Park

    Come enjoy this fun family event with live music by Blaine Long & Rosas del Rey (Rock) and a variety of delicious food trucks, as well as an assortment of beer and wine. This family-friendly event will also have various yard games, inflatables and face painting. Event admission is free; food and drink will be available for purchase. Don't forget a blanket or lawn chair! Dogs must be on leashes.

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  40. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration & Service Special Event: Lecture & Songs

    January 15, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Performing Arts Center, Valley Vista High School

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  41. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Celebration & Service

    January 18, 2020, 8:30 AM @ Surprise City Hall Courtyard

    In honor of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the city of Surprise is hosting a day of celebration and service. We will also have various sponsor exhibit booths and health and wellness resources for the community.

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  42. Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festival

    January 19, 2020, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Mark Coronado Park

    Come enjoy this fun family event with live music by Flashback (Classic Rock) and a variety of delicious food trucks, as well as an assortment of beer and wine. This family-friendly event will also have various yard games, inflatables and face painting. Event admission is free; food and drink will be available for purchase. Don't forget a blanket or lawn chair! Dogs must be on leashes.

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  43. Asante Library Grand Opening

    February 1, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Asante Library

    Join the City of Surprise and Maricopa County Library District for a morning of celebration and fun activities as we mark the Grand Opening of the Asante Library. Grand opening events will include a ribbon cutting, giveaways, and activities and entertainment for the whole family. Don’t miss a performance by the Café Flutes scheduled at 11 a.m.!

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  44. Family Winter Formal

    February 8, 2020, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Sierra Montana Recreation Center

    Dress up in your festive finest and put on your dancing shoes for a special night of music, dinner and celebration.

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  45. Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festival

    February 9, 2020, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Mark Coronado Park

    Come enjoy this fun family event with live music by Steven P & Diversity Jukebox (Variety) and a variety of delicious food trucks, as well as an assortment of beer and wine. This family-friendly event will also have various yard games, inflatables and face painting. Event admission is free; food and drink will be available for purchase. Don't forget a blanket or lawn chair! Dogs must be on leashes.

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  46. CANCELED - Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festival

    March 29, 2020, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Mark Coronado Park

    Come enjoy this fun family event with live music by Southbound (Country/Southern Rock) and a variety of delicious food trucks, as well as an assortment of beer and wine. This family-friendly event will also have various yard games, inflatables and face painting. Event admission is free; food and drink will be available for purchase. Don't forget a blanket or lawn chair! Dogs must be on leashes.

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  47. CANCELED - Spring Eggstravaganza

    April 11, 2020, 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Surprise Recreation Campus Kansas City Royals Practice Fields

    Eager hunters, from toddlers to 10-year-olds, are invited to join the search for more than 50,000 candy and toy-filled eggs as part of the Spring EGG-stravaganza! This free family event will feature face painters, balloon artists, inflatables and of course Mr. & Mrs. Bunny!! Gates will open at 7:30 a.m.

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  48. State of the City Video Premiere

    April 15, 2020, 6:00 PM @ Online at www.surpriseaz.gov/surprisetv, and via Facebook LIVE on the City of Surprise Facebook page

    The Surprise City Council invites you to tune in for the premiere of the 2020 State of the City video presentation. We’ll take a look at significant achievements that have transformed our city and celebrate the progress we have made over the past six decades – as Surprise turns 60 this year!

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  49. CANCELED - Surprise Talent Show

    April 17, 2020, 6:00 PM @ Shadow Ridge High School Auditorium

    Surprise has got talent and is looking to put it on display! Please come to the Shadow Ridge High School Auditorium at 6 p.m. and support your local youth, teen and adults as they perform a variety of acts throughout the night! Tickets may be purchased in advance for $3 at the City of Surprise Parks & Recreation Department Office (15960 N Bullard Ave Surprise, AZ 85374) or at the door the night of the event for $5. To audition is free, but you must submit your audition form by March 20th at 5 p.m.

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  50. CANCELED - Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festival

    April 19, 2020, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Mark Coronado Park

    Come enjoy this fun family event with live music by Notes from Neptune (Blues and R&B) and a variety of delicious food trucks, as well as an assortment of beer and wine. This family-friendly event will also have various yard games, inflatables and face painting. Event admission is free; food and drink will be available for purchase. Don't forget a blanket or lawn chair! Dogs must be on leashes.

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  51. CANCELED - Rib Fest Throwdown

    April 25, 2020, 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Mark Coronado Park

    Get ready to sink your teeth into perfectly cooked ribs, tender brisket and savory pork from the country’s best barbecuers at the inaugural Rib Fest Throwdown – the battle of Texas versus Kansas City BBQ. Festival grounds will be filled with the sweet smells of burning wood, crackling meats and savory sauces as attendees enjoy different types of ribs and BBQ. In addition to some incredible eats, there will be live entertainment, carnival rides, themed competitions, games, and more.

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  52. CANCELED - Rib Fest Throwdown

    April 26, 2020, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Mark Coronado Park

    Get ready to sink your teeth into perfectly cooked ribs, tender brisket and savory pork from the country’s best barbecuers at the inaugural Rib Fest Throwdown – the battle of Texas versus Kansas City BBQ. Festival grounds will be filled with the sweet smells of burning wood, crackling meats and savory sauces as attendees enjoy different types of ribs and BBQ. In addition to some incredible eats, there will be live entertainment, carnival rides, themed competitions, games, and more.

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  53. CANCELED - 4th of July Fireworks Display

    July 4, 2020, 8:40 PM

    On Saturday, July 4th, the city will feature a 20-minute fireworks display beginning at 8:40 p.m. The display will be staged in the area around Bullard Avenue and Paradise Lane.

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