Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (12 October 2018) Location: Yangon, Burma Event: Two demonstrations in support of the Myanmar military are planned for Sunday, October 14.  Both demonstrations are expected to be peaceful.  Traffic disruptions are expected.  U.S. Embassy staff members are advised to avoid the areas. The first demonstration will take ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Citizen Town Hall in Yangon

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Citizen Town Hall in Yangon, October 10, 2018 20 September 2018  THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN RANGOON IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE AMERICAN LIAISON NETWORK AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN BURMA. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD. U.S. ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (31 August 2018) Location: Yangon, Burma Event: A demonstration and march in support of two Reuters journalists on trial in Yangon will take place tomorrow, September 1st, at 3:00 P.M. in Yangon.  The march will begin at Butaryone Bus Stop, Insein Road, head south on Insein Road ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (29 August 2018) Location: Yangon – Mandalay Highway, Bago Region, Burma Event: There is flooding on the Yangon – Mandalay highway between mile marker 151/1 and 160, south of Naypyitaw, due to water leakage from the Swa Dam.  This part of the Yangon-Mandalay highway is currently closed. ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (21 August 2018) Location: Rakhine State, Burma Event: Due to the upcoming anniversary of the August 25, 2017 ARSA attacks and the potential for civil disturbance, official Embassy staff travel is suspended for the remainder of August 2018 for the northern Rakhine State townships of Maungdaw, Rathedaung, ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Reminder – Meeting with U.S. Embassy Staff in Mandalay Tomorrow

Message for U.S. Citizens:   Reminder – Meeting with U.S. Embassy Staff in Mandalay Tomorrow 6 August 2018 THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN RANGOON IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE AMERICAN LIAISON NETWORK AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN BURMA. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD. ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Calling New Citizen Liaison Volunteers!

Message for U.S. Citizens: Calling New Citizen Liaison Volunteers! 02 August 2018  THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN RANGOON IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE EMBASSY WARDEN SYSTEM AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN BURMA. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD. The U.S. Embassy is recruiting ...
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Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (July 25, 2018) Location: Burma Event: The Embassy of the United States of America in Rangoon has updated our travel advisory for Burma.  Changes from our previous travel advisory include updated advice for travelers to Muse, Mogaung, and Hsipaw townships.  The advisory can be found at this link: ...
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Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (June 6, 2018) Location: Burma Event: The Embassy of the United States of America in Yangon has updated our travel advisory for Burma. The advisory can be found at this link: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Burma.html , and is also copied below for your convenience: Burma — Travel Advisory — Level 1 Exercise ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (May 30, 2018) Location: Myitkyina City, Kachin State, Burma Events: The Embassy of the United States of America in Yangon has rescinded its recommendation that Embassy staff temporarily postpone all non-essential travel to Myitkyina City, Kachin State. This decision was made due to relative calm in Myitkyina ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (10 April 2018) Location: Tanai and Hpakant Townships, Kachin State Event: The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) has issued a public notice warning residents in these townships that it intends to launch a widespread offensive against the Myanmar Army.  Violence between the KIA and the Myanmar Army has ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Importance of Registering Place of Residence with Burmese Government

Message for U.S. Citizens: Importance of Registering Place of Residence with Burmese Government 09 April 2018  THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN RANGOON IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE EMBASSY WARDEN SYSTEM AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN BURMA. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD. The ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Embassy Rangoon Federal Voting Assistance Program

Message for U.S. Citizens:  Embassy Rangoon Federal Voting Assistance Program April 2, 2018 THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN RANGOON IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE EMBASSY WARDEN SYSTEM AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN BURMA. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD. The 2018 election season is ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information

Message for U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information 05 January 2018  THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN RANGOON IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE EMBASSY WARDEN SYSTEM AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN BURMA. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD. On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Now in Effect – New Policy for Personal Electronic Device Access to Embassy

Message for U.S. Citizens: Now in Effect – New Policy for Personal Electronic Device Access to Embassy 03 January 2018  THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN RANGOON IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE EMBASSY WARDEN SYSTEM AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN BURMA. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: New Policy for Personal Electronic Device Access to Embassy

Message for U.S. Citizens: New Policy for Personal Electronic Device Access to Embassy 13 December 2017  THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN RANGOON IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE EMBASSY WARDEN SYSTEM AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN BURMA. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD. Starting on ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution 07 December 2017  THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN RANGOON IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE EMBASSY WARDEN SYSTEM AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN BURMA. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD. On December 6, 2017, the U.S. Department of State ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Temporary Suspension of U.S. Government Travel to Sittwe and Northern Rakhine

THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN RANGOON IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE EMBASSY WARDEN SYSTEM AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN BURMA. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD. On Wednesday, November 22, U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson announced a ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: New Procedure for Social Security Services in Burma

THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN RANGOON IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE EMBASSY WARDEN SYSTEM AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN BURMA. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has consolidated its overseas operations into several regional offices that provide a ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Demonstration at Shwedagon Pagoda

U.S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma Security Message for U.S. Citizens:   Planned Demonstration at Shwedagon Pagoda A demonstration is scheduled for Sunday, October 29, 12:00 P.M. in downtown Rangoon. Protestors plan to gather east of Shwedagon Pagoda near Shwe Gone Daing flyover and will march along Kabar Aye Pagoda Road to City Hall. The demonstration is ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Alabama Special General Election

U.S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma Message for U.S. Citizens:  Alabama Special General Election September 19, 2017 Alabama Special General Election Scheduled for December 12  The State of Alabama will conduct a special general election on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, for the office of U.S. Senator to replace Jeff Sessions. Service members, eligible family members and overseas citizens ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: 9/11 Anniversary Security Advisory

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: 9/11 Anniversary Security Advisory September 8, 2017   On Monday, we will observe the 16th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. This anniversary should serve as a sobering reminder of the continued threat we face from terrorism. While the Embassy does not have any specific information about potential ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Violent Attacks in Northern Rakhine

U.S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Violent Attacks in Northern Rakhine August 30, 2017 Due to the widespread attacks against government security forces in northern Rakhine State and because of continued instability, we strongly advise all U.S. citizens to avoid travel to northern Rakhine State – defined as Maungdaw, Rathedaung, and Buthidaung ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Burmese Water Festival (Thingyan)

U.S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Burmese Water Festival (Thingyan) March 29, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Rangoon alerts U.S. citizens that the Water Festival in Burma, also known as Thingyan, will take place the week of April 9, 2017.  In the past, festive gatherings during Thingyan have led to increased incidents ...
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Security Message: By-elections April 01, 2017

United States Embassy Rangoon, Burma Security Message:  By-elections April 01, 2017  The U.S. Embassy alerts U.S. citizens of the upcoming by-elections scheduled for April 1, 2017 in certain districts in Yangon and Bago divisions, and in Chin, Mon, Rakhine, Sagaing, Shan, and Kayah states.  Although there have been no specific incidents of violence targeting U.S. ...
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Security Message for U.S citizens: Worldwide Caution, March 03, 2017

Security Message for U.S citizens: Worldwide Caution, March 03, 2017 1.  As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. ...
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Voting message for U.S. citizens

Just voted in November? Still traveling or living overseas? You should register and request your absentee ballot to vote again in 2017 to ensure your election office knows where to send your ballot for any upcoming special elections for federal office. Some states are also holding gubernatorial or other statewide elections this year. The Federal Voting Assistance ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Small Explosions

United States Embassy Rangoon, Burma Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Small Explosions  November 21, 2016 While there are no known specific threats against U.S. citizens in Burma, the Embassy advises that there have been small explosions at retail commercial centers in Rangoon.  On November 17, there were two small explosions at the Ocean Supercenter in ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: European Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season.  U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals, events, and outdoor markets.  This Travel Alert expires on February 20, 2017. Credible information indicates the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Da’esh), ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots

Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States.  The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 8.  U.S. citizens who want to participate in ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens -Worldwide Caution

1.  As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about relevant events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.  Current information suggests that terrorist groups continue to plan attacks ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens – IRS Webinar “Protect your Clients and Yourself from Data Theft”

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will host a webinar on “Protect your clients and yourself from data theft” on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EDT (Wednesday, August 17 11:30pm to Thursday, August 18, 1am, Burma time). To register and attend this webinar, use the Protect your clients and yourself from data theft webinar link. Participants should log in ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens – Hurricane and Typhoon Season 2016 Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the Hurricane and Typhoon Seasons in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane and Typhoon Season lasts through November 2016, though most tropical cyclones typically develop between May and October. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommends that those in hurricane- ...
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Security Message to U.S. Citizens – Travel Alert (November 23, 2015)

Message for U.S. Citizens TRAVEL ALERT –WORLDWIDE November 23, 2015 1.  The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats.  Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  These attacks may employ a wide ...
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Security Message to U.S. Citizens – Travel Alert (November 8, 2015)

Message for U.S. Citizens Travel Alert: Elections November 08, 2015 The State Department alerts U.S. citizens traveling to Burma of the upcoming elections scheduled for November 08, 2015.  U.S. citizens are urged to exercise caution and remain abreast of the security situation prior to, during, and after the election.  Travelers should be aware that they ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Worldwide Caution (March 03, 2016)

Message for U.S. Citizens WORLDWIDE CAUTION March 03, 2016 The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Current information suggests that ISIL, al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, al-Shabaab, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks ...
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Security Message to U.S. Citizens – Burmese Water Festival (Thingyan)

The U.S. Embassy in Rangoon alerts U.S. citizens residing in, or traveling to Burma that the Water Festival in Burma, also known as Thingyan, will take place the week of April 11, 2016.  In the past, festive gatherings during Thingyan have led to increases in incidents of drunk driving, occasional criminal behavior, and unexpected violence, ...
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Security Message to U.S. Citizens – Town Hall Meeting for U.S. Citizens

Message for U.S. Citizens Town Hall Meeting for U.S. Citizens Wednesday, October 07, 2015, 5:30-7:00pm Jefferson Center, Mandalay All U.S. citizens living in or around Mandalay are welcome to attend a Town Hall Meeting at the Jefferson Center in Mandalay on Wednesday, October 07, 2015, from 5:30pm to 7:00 p.m.  Deputy Chief of Mission, Ms. ...
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Security Message to U.S. Citizens – Town Hall Meeting for U.S. Citizen

Message for U.S. Citizens Town Hall Meeting for U.S. Citizens Thursday, September 10th, 2015, 5:30-7:30pm U.S. Embassy Rangoon All U.S. citizens living in Burma are welcome to attend a Town Hall Meeting at the U.S. Embassy on Thursday, September 10, 2015, from 5:30pm to 7:30 p.m.  Ambassador Derek Mitchell will present an overview of recent ...
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Security Message to U.S. Citizens – Taxis Incidents

Security Message to U.S. Citizens May 21, 2015 Incidents Involving Taxis Recently, the Embassy has been alerted by taxi riders that there have been reports of male taxi drivers committing crimes against female passengers. These crimes have ranged from indecent exposure to attempted sexual assaults.  In light of these incidents, U.S. Embassy Rangoon would like ...
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Security Message for United States Citizens – Town Hall Meeting for American Citizens

Message for U.S. Citizens  Town Hall Meeting for American Citizens Friday, October 24, 5-7pm U.S. Embassy Rangoon All American citizens living in Burma are welcome to attend a Town Hall Meeting at the U.S. Embassy on Friday, October 24, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Ambassador Derek Mitchell will present an overview of recent developments in ...
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Security Message for United States Citizens – Bomb explosion in Taunggyi

Security Message for United States Citizens October 8, 2014 Bomb explosion in Taunggyi While there are no known specific threats against U.S. citizens in Burma, the recent explosion of one bomb and the discovery of two other unexploded bombs near police offices in Taunggyi, Shan State, prompt the Embassy to advise U.S. citizens residing in ...
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Security Message for United States Citizens – Kayin and Mon

Security Message for United States Citizens September 30, 2014 Violence in Kayin and Mon States While there are no known specific threats against U.S. citizens in Burma, recent clashes along the Burma-Thai border near Myawaddy, Kayin State and in Kyaik Mayaw Township, Mon State, the discovery of two Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in Myawaddy, Kayin ...
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Security Message for United States Citizens – Thailand Travel Alert

Message for U.S. Citizens May 28, 2014 Thailand Travel Alert The U.S. Department of State recommends that U.S. citizens reconsider any non-essential travel to Thailand, particularly Bangkok, due to ongoing political and social unrest and restrictions on internal movements, including an indefinite nighttime curfew throughout Thailand. The Department of State has advised official U.S. government travelers ...
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Security Message for United States Citizens – Ongoing Violence in Rakhine State

Security Message for United States Citizens March 29, 2014  Ongoing Violence in Rakhine State While there are no known specific threats against U.S. citizens in Rakhine State, ongoing mob violence prompts the Embassy to advise U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Burma to avoid travel to Rakhine State, except to the tourist resort Ngapali ...
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