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Antarctic Tern  [Sterna vittata]
The Antarctic Tern (Sterna vittata) is a typical tern. It ranges throughout the southern oceans. It is very similar in appearance to the closely related Arctic Tern, but is stockier, and the wing tips are grey instead of blackish in flight. It is, of cour...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/antarctic_tern/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Arctic Tern  [Sterna paradisaea]
This article is about a bird. For the aircraft named after it, see Arctic Aircraft Arctic Tern. The Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea) is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae. This bird has a circumpolar distribution, breeding colonially in Arctic and sub-...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/arctic_tern/ - Last revised: Jun 15, 2018
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Audouin's Gull  [Larus audouinii]
The Audouin's Gull (Ichthyaetus audouinii) is a large gull restricted to the Mediterranean and the western coast of Saharan Africa. It breeds on small islands colonially or alone, laying 2-3 eggs on a ground nest. As is the case with many gulls, it has tr...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/audouins_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Black Noddy  [Anous minutus]
The Black Noddy Anous minutus is a seabird from the tern family. It resembles the related Brown or Common Noddy, but is smaller with darker plumage, a whiter cap, a longer, straighter beak and shorter tail. It is also called the White-capped Noddy.The nes...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/black_noddy/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Black Skimmer  [Rynchops niger]
The Black Skimmer Rynchops niger is a tern-like seabird, one of three very similar bird species in the skimmer family. It breeds in North and South America. Northern populations winter in the warmer waters of the Caribbean and the tropical and subtropical...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/black_skimmer/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Black Tern  [Chlidonias niger]
The Black Tern, Chlidonias niger, is a small tern generally found in or near inland water in Europe and North America. As its name suggests, it has predominantly dark plumage.Adults are 25 cm (9.75 in) long, with a wing span 61 cm (24 in), and weigh 62 g...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/black_tern/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Black-headed Gull  [Chroicocephalus ridibundus]
The Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) is a small gull which breeds in much of Europe and Asia, and also in coastal eastern Canada. Ironically, it lacks a black head in all plumages. Most of the population is migratory, wintering further south...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/black_headed_gull/ - Last revised: Jun 21, 2018
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Black-legged Kittiwake  [Rissa tridactyla]
The Black-legged Kittiwake, Rissa tridactyla is a seabird species in the gull family Laridae. This species was first described by Linnaeus in his Systema naturae in 1758 as Larus tridactylus. In North America, this species is known as the Black-legged Kit...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/black_legged_kittiwake/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Black-tailed Gull  [Larus crassirostris]
The Black-tailed Gull (Larus crassirostris) is a medium-sized (46cm) gull, with a wingspan of 126-128 cm. The bird is resident in East Asia, including China, Japan and Korea. It is a vagrant to Alaska and northeastern North America. It has yellow legs and...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/black_tailed_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Bonaparte's Gull  [Chroicocephalus philadelphia]
The Bonaparte's Gull, Chroicocephalus philadelphia, is a small gull.Adults are 31-34 cm long with a 79-84 cm wingspan. They have a black hood and a short thin dark bill. The body is mainly white with pale grey back and upper wings. The underwing is pale a...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/bonapartes_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Brown Noddy  [Anous stolidus]
The Brown Noddy or Common Noddy Anous stolidus is a seabird from the tern family. The largest of the noddies, it can be told from the closely related Black Noddy by its larger size and plumage, which is dark brown rather than black. The Brown Noddy is a t...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/brown_noddy/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Brown-headed Gull  [Larus brunnicephalus]
The Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, is a small gull which breeds in the high plateaux of central Asia from Turkmenistan to Mongolia. It is migratory, wintering on the coasts and large inland lakes of tropical southern Asia. As is the ca...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/brown_headed_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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California Gull  [Larus californicus]
The California Gull Larus californicus is a medium-sized gull, smaller than the Herring Gull but larger than the Ring-billed Gull.Adults are similar in appearance to the Herring Gull, but have a smaller yellow bill with a black ring, yellow legs, brown ey...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/california_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Caspian Tern  [Hydroprogne caspia]
The Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia, formerly Sterna caspia; syn. Hydroprogne tschegrava) is a species of tern, with a subcosmopolitan but scattered distribution. Despite its extensive range, it is monotypic, with no subspecies accepted. In New Zealand i...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/caspian_tern/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Common Tern  [Sterna hirundo]
The Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae. This bird has a circumpolar distribution breeding in temperate and sub-arctic regions of Europe, Asia and east and central North America. It is strongly migratory, wintering in th...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/common_tern/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Dolphin Gull  [Leucophaeus scoresbii]
The Dolphin Gull (Leucophaeus scoresbii), sometimes erroneously called the Red-billed Gull (a somewhat similar but unrelated species from New Zealand), is a gull native to southern Chile and Argentina, and the Falkland Islands. It is a coastal bird inhabi...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/dolphin_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Elegant Tern  [Thalasseus elegans]
The Elegant Tern (Thalasseus elegans, syn. Sterna elegans - see Bridge et al., 2005) is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae. It breeds on the Pacific coasts of the southern USA and Mexico and winters south to Peru, Ecuador and Chile.This species breeds...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/elegant_tern/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Forster's Tern  [Sterna forsteri]
The Forster's Tern, Sterna forsteri, is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae. It breeds inland in North America and winters south to the Caribbean and northern South America.This species is rare but annual in western Europe, and has wintered in Ireland...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/forsters_tern/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Franklin's Gull  [Leucophaeus pipixcan]
The Franklin's Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan) is a small gull. It breeds in central provinces of Canada and adjacent states of the northern USA; in the Canadian Prairies region it is named the Prairie Dove. It is migratory, wintering in the Caribbean, Peru,...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/franklins_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Glaucous Gull  [Larus hyperboreus]
The Glaucous Gull, Larus hyperboreus is a large gull which breeds in the Arctic regions of the northern hemisphere and the Atlantic coasts of Europe. It is migratory, wintering from in the North Atlantic and North Pacific oceans as far south as the Britis...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/glaucous_gull/ - Last revised: Jun 15, 2018
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Glaucous-winged Gull  [Larus glaucescens]
The Glaucous-winged Gull, Larus glaucescens, is a large, white-headed gull residing from the Aleutians to the western coast of Alaska to the coast of Washington. It also breeds on the northwest coast of Alaska. During non-breeding seasons they can be foun...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/glaucous_winged_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Great Black-backed Gull  [Larus marinus]
The Great Black-backed Gull, Larus marinus, is a very large gull which breeds on the European and North American coasts and islands of the North Atlantic. It is fairly sedentary, but some Great Black-backed Gulls move further south or inland to large lake...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/great_black_backed_gull/ - Last revised: Jun 21, 2018
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Great Crested Tern  [Thalasseus bergii]
The Greater Crested Tern, Crested Tern or Swift Tern, (Thalasseus bergii), is a seabird in the tern family, which nests in dense colonies on coastlines and islands in the tropical and subtropical Old World. Its five subspecies breed in the area from South...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/great_crested_tern/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Gull-billed Tern  [Gelochelidon nilotica]
The Gull-billed Tern, Gelochelidon nilotica, formerly Sterna nilotica (Bridge et al., 2005), is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae.It breeds in warmer parts of the world in southern Europe (and a very small isolated population in northern Germany and...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/gull_billed_tern/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Heermann's Gull  [Larus heermanni]
The Heermann's Gull (Larus heermanni) is a gull resident in the United States and Mexico. Of the current population of about 150,000 pairs, 90% nest on the island of Isla Rasa off Baja California in the Gulf of California, with smaller colonies as far nor...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/heermanns_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Herring Gull  [Larus argentatus]
The Herring Gull, Larus argentatus, is a large gull which breeds across North America, Europe and Asia. Some herring gulls, especially those resident in colder areas, migrate further south in winter, but many are permanent residents, e.g. those on the low...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/herring_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Iceland Gull  [Larus glaucoides]
The Iceland Gull, Larus glaucoides, is a large gull which breeds in the Arctic regions of Canada and Greenland, but not Iceland, where it is only seen in the winter. It is migratory, wintering from in the North Atlantic as far south as the British Isles a...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/iceland_gull/ - Last revised: Jun 21, 2018
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Ivory Gull  [Pagophila eburnea]
The Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea is a small gull, the only species in its genus. It breeds in the high arctic and has a circumpolar distribution through Greenland, northernmost North America, and Eurasia. It migrates only short distances south in autumn,...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/ivory_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Kelp Gull  [Larus dominicanus]
The Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus) breeds on coasts and islands through much of the southern hemisphere. The race L. d. vetula occurs around southern Africa, and nominate L. d. dominicanus is the subspecies found around South America, parts of Australia (w...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/kelp_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Kumlien's Gull  [Larus glaucoides]
Kumlien's Gull, Larus [glaucoides] kumlieni, is a large gull which breeds in the Arctic regions of Canada. It is migratory, wintering from Labrador south to New England and west across the Great Lakes. It has variably been considered a full species, a sub...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/kumliens_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Laughing Gull  [Leucophaeus atricilla]
The Laughing Gull, Leucophaeus atricilla, is a medium-sized gull of North and South America. It breeds on the Atlantic coast of North America, the Caribbean, southern California, USA, and northern South America. Northernmost populations migrate further so...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/laughing_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Lava Gull  [Larus fuliginosus]
The Lava Gull (Larus fuliginosus) is a large gull and very closely related to the Laughing Gull. It is the world's rarest gull with the entire population living on the Galápagos Islands. There is only an estimated 300 pairs there.Adult plumage, acquired i...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/lava_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Least Tern  [Sternula antillarum]
The Least Tern (Sternula antillarum, formerly Sterna antillarum) is a species of tern that breeds in North America and locally in northern South America. It is closely related to, and was formerly often considered conspecific with, the Little Tern S. albi...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/least_tern/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Lesser Black-backed Gull  [Larus fuscus]
The Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) is a large gull which breeds on the Atlantic coasts of Europe. It is migratory, wintering from the British Isles south to West Africa. It is also a regular winter visitor to the east coast of North America, prob...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/lesser_black_backed_gull/ - Last revised: Jun 21, 2018
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Lesser Crested Tern  [Sterna bengalensis]
The Lesser Crested Tern (Thalasseus bengalensis, syn. Sterna bengalensis - see Bridge et al., 2005) is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae. It breeds in subtropical coastal parts of the world mainly from the Red Sea across the Indian Ocean to the weste...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/lesser_crested_tern/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Mediterranean Gull  [Larus melanocephalus]
The Mediterranean Gull, Ichthyaetus melanocephalus, is a small gull which breeds almost entirely in Europe, mainly in the south east, especially around the Black Sea, and in central Turkey. There are colonies elsewhere in southern Europe, and this species...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/mediterranean_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Mew Gull  [Larus canus]
The Common Gull or Mew Gull (Larus canus) is a medium-sized gull which breeds in northern Asia, northern Europe and northwestern North America. It migrates further south in winter.Adults are 40-46 cm long, obviously smaller than the Herring Gull, and slig...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/mew_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Red-billed Gull  [Larus scopulinus]
The Red-billed Gull (Chroicocephalus scopulinus), also known locally as Mackerel Gull, is a native of New Zealand, being found throughout the country and on outlying islands including the Chatham Islands, where it is known as Jackie, and Sub-antarctic isl...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/red_billed_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Red-legged Kittiwake  [Rissa brevirostris]
The Red-legged Kittiwake, Rissa brevirostris is a seabird species in the gull family Laridae. It breeds in the Pribilof, Bogoslof and Buldir islands of the USA, and the Commander Islands, Russia. Adults are 35-40cm long, with an 84-92 cm wingspan. Red-leg...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/red_legged_kittiwake/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Ring-billed Gull  [Larus delawarensis]
The Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) is a medium-sized gull.Adults are 49 cm length and with a 124 cm wingspan. They have a white head, neck and underparts and a relatively short, yellow bill with a dark ring. The back and wings are silver grey and t...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/ring_billed_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Royal Tern  [Thalasseus maximus]
The Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus, syn. Sterna maxima - see Bridge et al., 2005) is a seabird in the tern family Sternidae. This bird has two distinctive subspecies.T. m. maximus breeds on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the southern USA and Mexico in...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/royal_tern/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Sabine's Gull  [Xema sabini]
The Sabine's Gull is a small gull. Its generic placement is disputed; some authors treat it as the sole species in the genus Xema as Xema sabini, while others retain it in the genus Larus as Larus sabini. It breeds in the arctic and has a circumpolar dist...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/sabines_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Sandwich Tern  [Thalasseus sandvicensis]
The Sandwich Tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis, syn. Sterna sandvicensis is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae. It is very closely related to the Lesser Crested Tern T. bengalensis, Chinese Crested Tern T. bernsteini, and Elegant Tern T. elegans, and has...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/sandwich_tern/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Silver Gull  [Larus novaehollandiae]
The Silver Gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae) also known simply as "seagull" in Australia, is the most common gull seen in Australia. It has been found throughout the continent, but particularly coastal areas. The South African Hartlaub's Gull (C. har...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/silver_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Sooty Tern  [Onychoprion fuscatus]
The Sooty Tern, Onychoprion fuscatus (formerly Sterna fuscata), is a seabird of the tern family (Sternidae). It is a bird of the tropical oceans, breeding on islands throughout the equatorial zone. Colloquially, it is known as the Wideawake Tern or just w...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/sooty_tern/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Swallow-tailed Gull  [Creagrus furcatus]
The Swallow-tailed Gull (Creagrus furcatus) is an equatorial seabird in the gull family Laridae. The species is endemic to the Galápagos Islands. When it is not breeding it is totally pelagic (flying and hunting over the open oceans), migrating eastward t...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/swallow_tailed_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Thayer's Gull  [Larus thayeri]
The Thayer's Gull (Larus thayeri) is a large gull native to North America that breeds in the Arctic islands of Canada and primarily winters on the Pacific coast, from southern Alaska to the Gulf of California, though there are also wintering populations o...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/thayers_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Western Gull  [Larus occidentalis]
The Western Gull, Larus occidentalis, is a large white-headed gull that lives on the western coast of North America. It was previously considered conspecific with the Yellow-footed Gull (Larus livens) of the Gulf of California. The Western Gull ranges fro...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/western_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Whiskered Tern  [Chlidonias hybrida]
The Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus) is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae. This bird has a number of geographical races, differing mainly in size and minor plumage details. C. h. hybridus breeds in warmer parts of Europe and Asia. The smaller-bil...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/whiskered_tern/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Yellow-footed Gull  [Larus livens]
The Yellow-footed Gull, Larus livens, is a large gull, closely related to the Western Gull and thought to be a subspecies until the 1960s.Adults are similar in appearance to the Western Gull, with a white head, dark, slate-colored back and wings, and a th...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/yellow_footed_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Yellow-legged Gull  [Larus michahellis]
The Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis) is a large gull of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. It is sometimes considered to be part of the same species as the Caspian Gull and the combined species is then called Larus cachinnans. Classification...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/yellow_legged_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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