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T her es t or at i onoft hemonas t er ybegani n2005andi ti ss t i l l cont i nuedt oday.T hankst ot hi swonder f ul oppor t uni t y Ihadt heoccas i ont ohel patt her es t or at i onoft hear choft heedi f i ceoft hemonas t er y.T hi swasanunf or get t abl e ex per i encewhi chhel pedmeval uemor eant i quebui l di ngsandt hei rs pi r i t .



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