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THE PREMIER LGBTQ BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY

ATLANTA Vol. 5

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TABLE OF CON TENT S See this issue online at ourcommunityusa.com/Atlanta5

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About Atlanta

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Bar Guide

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Restaurant Guide

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LGBTQ Organizations & Attractions

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Events Schedule

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Business Directory

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ABOUT ATLANTA LGBTQ Atlanta Atlanta is the South’s most metropolitan city. In fact, over half its residents arrived from somewhere else. Like the city itself, “Hotlanta” attracts men and women from around the South who come here to live free. Atlanta is the epicenter of the LGBTQ South. Home to a vibrant gay community, Atlanta boasts numerous must visit establishments and can’t-miss events. With such a rich culture filled with festivals, arts and fine dining, it’s easy to see why “The Advocate” dubbed Atlanta as America’s “gayest city” of 2010. In fact, Atlanta is often referred to as the gay capital of the South. The gay bars and clubs are a bit spread out, but most cluster around the Midtown area. You’ll need a car, so be sure to find a designated driver and hit this friendly and fun gay scene. Nightlife isn’t all Atlanta has to offer. With a flare for the arts, Atlanta offers visitors and residents a wide selection of museums, classical music venues and a thriving theatre scene.

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RESTAURANT GUI DE Joe’s on Juniper Gay popular bar-and-grill style food 1049 Juniper Street NE, Atlanta, GA

Fresh to Order (F2O) Fast, healthy, and delicious 860 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA

Cowtippers Good ol’ comfort food 1600 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA

Buckhead Diner Upscale diner food 3073 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, GA

Einstein’s Gay popular restaurant with patio 1077 Juniper Street NE, Atlanta, GA

Noodle Hip Asian-fusion in Midtown 903 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA

The Vortex Not for the easily offended 878 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA

The Shed Airy industrial space, entrées & cocktails. 475 Bill Kennedy Way, Atlanta, GA

Roxx Tavern & Grill Killer burgers and lots of men 1824 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, Atlanta, GA

Zocalo Creative & casual Mexican fare 187 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA Gilbert’s Mediterranean Cafe Funky urban cafe 219 10th Street NE, Atlanta, GA

Colonnade Restaurant A must-see Atlanta institution 1879 Cheshire Bridge Road NE, Atlanta, GA

Two Urban Licks Southwestern food, live blues & amazing view 820 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE, Atlanta, GA

The Varsity World’s largest drive-in! 61 North Ave NW, Atlanta, GA

Mary Mac’s Tea Room Atlanta’s living room 224 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA

The Flying Biscuit When biscuits fly... 1001 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA

The Nook, On Piedmont Park True neighborhood tavern 1144 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA

Las Margaritas Always a gay fiesta! 1842 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA

Atlanta Fish Market Freshest fish in Atlanta 265 Pharr Road NE, Atlanta, GA

Thumbs Up Diner Wake up early 573 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA

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2019 EVENT SCH E DULE December

DEC 6 8:00PM TIS THE SEASON TO BE MERRY The Atlanta Pops Orchestra Ensemble plays holiday songs with Celtic singer Chloe Agnew and a tenor at Tis the Season to be Merry in Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Located at Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St, Roswell, GA. Find us on Facebook for details.

DEC 5 VININGS JUBILEE CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING Vinings Jubilee Christmas Tree Lighting includes music, crafts, train rides, family activities, and Santa. Free event. Learn more at viningsjubilee.com.

DEC 6-23 IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE It’s a Wonderful Life, based on the 1946 film, tells how one man’s life makes a difference and touches so many others at OnStage Atlanta. Visit onstageatlanta.tix.com.

DEC 5 4:00PM-8:00PM CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING Kick off the holiday season with The City of Marietta’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in conjunction with the arrival of Santa Claus in Glover Park on the Marietta Square. The fun begins at 4:00PM with performances by local school choruses.

DEC 7 11:00AM-1:00PM REINDIG PARADE Register and dress up your dog for fun or to win an award at Reindog Parade at Atlanta Botanical Garden. Visit atlantabg.org.

Santa makes his grand entrance via a City of Marietta firetruck at 5:20PM followed by the lighting of the City’s Christmas Tree at 6:00pm. Additionally, children can meet Santa until 8:00PM that evening. Details at mariettaga.gov.

DEC 7 12:00PM-4:00PM STRONG BEER FESTIVAL Taste 40 high-alcohol beers from 25 local breweries at Atlanta Strong Beer Fest at Wrecking Bar Brewpub. Details on Facebook.

DEC 5 7:00PM-9:00PM HOMETOWN HOLIDAYS PARADE A small-town affair with Christmas lights on fire trucks, kids on homemade floats, marching bands, beauty queens, and Santa and Mrs. Claus in Forsyth. Free event. Learn more at forsyth-monroechamber.com.

DEC 8 3:00PM-5:00PM HIGH-END HOLIDAY WALK AROUND TASTING A $69 ticket to High-End Holiday Walk Around Tasting includes “unlimited tastings of high-end reds, whites, dessert wines, and champagne paired to perfection with chef’s complementary holiday hors d’oeuvres” made at live chef stations at Vino Venue. Learn more at vinovenue.com.

DEC 6 6:00PM SEASON OF CELEBRATION Formerly Light the Night, Season of Celebration offers musical performances, kids’ activities, snow, food trucks, Santa, and a 6:30 p.m. tree lighting. Free event. Complete details on Facebook.

DEC 8 5:30PM-9:00PM GALA HOLIDAY CONCERT Hear beloved holiday favorites with an international twist at the family friendly Gala Holiday Concert, performed by 200

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2019-20 EVENT SCHEDULE JAN 11 2:30PM-6:00PM ATLANTA CASK ALE TASTING Sample 55 cask-conditioned ales from U.S. and U.K. craft brewers at the Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting at Bold Monk Brewing Co. Visit classiccitybrew.com.

members of the Georgia State University Symphony Orchestra, jazz band, choruses, and ensembles at Rialto Center for the Arts. Details at gsu.edu. DEC 13-22 A CHRISTMAS TRADITION A family-friendly non-stop song and dance revue featuring classic Christmas tunes at Earl Smith Strand Theatre. Details at earlsmithstrand.org.

JAN 18 ATL WINTER WINE FEST Atlanta Winter Wine Fest offers 50 wines to taste with live music, a DJ, and food for sale at City Winery for age 21+. Repeats in April and August. Visit atlantawinefestivals.com.

DEC 14 PUB CRAWL ON THE BELTLINE From Inman Park to Piedmont Park, the East Side Trail on the Atlanta BeltLine connects some of the best restaurants and bars in town! Includes up to five beverages plus food discounts, beginning at three different checkin locations. Visit bigtickets.com.

JAN 18 LUNAR NEW YEAR Feast on an multi-course dinner of traditional Chinese dishes at Chinese Lunar New Year Cultural Dinner at Canton House Restaurant in Chamblee, which includes food history, cultural trivia, calligraphy, and audience participation for age 12+. Visit brownpapertickets.com.

DEC 18 7:00PM HOLIDAY HOOTENANNY A concert broken down into four unique one-hour sets plus a silent auction to support charity at Variety Playhouse on Euclid Avenue for age 18+. Find us on Facebook for details.

JAN 20 1:45PM MLK MARCH & RALLY Martin Luther King, Jr., March and Rally assembles at 1 p.m. at Peachtree Street and Baker Street, and the march begins at 1:45 p.m. Free event. Learn more on Facebook.

January

JAN 1-4 FANTASY IN LIGHTS A giant holiday light and sound show, with 8 million lights, 15 scenes, 2 shows, a Christmas village, and Santa Claus at Callaway Gardens. Open every night. Reserve holiday meals. Learn more at callawaygardens.com.

JAN 31 - FEB 2 SEISHUN CON Seishun Con celebrates Japanese animation, manga, and culture with celebrity guests, panels, vendors, and workshops at Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Visit seishun-con.com.

February

JAN 4-5 VOLTA Volta is the latest show performed by the amazing acrobats, aerialists, cyclists, comedians, dancers, and gymnasts of Cirque du Soleil in a heated tent at Atlantic Station. Visit cirquedusoleil.com/volta.

FEB 1 MIDTOWN MARDI GRAS BLOCK PARTY Festival includes New Orleans themed comp shots plus food & drink specials at 17 bars

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BAR GU ID E Woofs Atlanta’s gay sports bar 2425 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA

Mixx Sexy, upscale addition to Atlanta nightlife 1492B Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA

Swinging Richards All male, all nude, all night strip bar 1400 Northside Drive NW, Atlanta, GA

Amsterdam Euro-style cafe 502-A Amsterdam Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA

Blake’s on the Park Popular bar with lotz o’ drag 227 10th Street NE , Atlanta, GA

Mary’s Hipster dive 1287-B Glenwood Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA

Burkhart’s Friendly, hangout with regular drag shows 1492 Piedmont Ave. NE, Ste F, Atlanta, GA

Traxx Girls at Club Miami Frisky Fridays and sexy Sundays 3011 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta, GA

Bulldogs Hip-Hop crowd 893 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA

Felix’s on The Square Great neighborhood bar 1510-G Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA

Atlanta Eagle Atlanta’s leather bar 306 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA

Foreplay Fridays at Compound For ladies who love to dress it up & party 1008 Brady Avenue NW, Atlanta, GA

Heretic Frisky crowd with a touch of leather 2069 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, Atlanta, GA

The Cockpit Let your landing gear down 465 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA

My Sister’s Room Atlanta’s lesbian nightclub legend East - 1271 Glenwood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA

Friends Neighborhood Bar Friends on Ponce Locals’ neighborhood bar 736 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA

Phase One Hip-hop bar that caters to the ladies Decatur - 4933 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA

Opus 1 Neighborhood bar w/a local following 1086 Alco St. NE, Atlanta, GA

Jungle Warehouse-sized dance club Midtown - 2115 Faulkner Rd NE, Atlanta, GA

Mansion Elan The newest and sexiest night life destination 3595 Clairmont Road, Atlanta, GA

BJ Roosters Neighborhood bar with dancers 2043 Cheshire Bridge Road NE, Atlanta, GA

The Model T Gay bar with karaoke, pool and jukebox 699 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA

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2020 EVENT SCH E DULE FEB 15 ATLANTA MARDI GRAS PARTY Atlanta Mardi Gras Ball is a dress-up dance party “with live entertainment, food, drinks, and vendors” at the Ivy Center. You are allowed to bring your own bottle. Visit atlmardigras.com.

and clubs, beginning at 57 13th Street NE for age 21+. Visi atlantabartours.com. FEB 7-9 DAYS OF THE DEAD Days of the Dead includes films, panels, a party, celebrity signings, and contests at Sheraton Atlanta. Visit daysofthedead.com.

FEB 15 2:00PM CUPID’S UNDIE RUN Run through the streets without pants at 2 p.m. to support charity in Cupid’s Undie Run, with a party before and after at Park Tavern for age 21+. Learn more at cupids.org.

FEB 7-9 GROUNDHOG DAY JUGGLERS FESTIVAL Features jugglers, juggling lessons, competitions, unicyclists, hoopers, kendama, live music, and family fun at Yaarab Shrine Center. Free except the Saturday night cabaret. Visit atlantajugglers.org.

FEB 22 BEADS & BOOZE Beads & Booze includes beads, food & drink specials, and a drink at multiple bars within walking distance in Virginia Highlands. Visit atlantabartours.com.

FEB 7-9 NORTH ATLANTA HOME SHOW See the latest home improvement products and services offered by 70 companies at the North Atlanta Home Show at Infinite Energy Center in Duluth. Visit website to learn more, northatlantahomeshow.com.

FEB 22 12:00PM-4:00PM UNCORKED ATLANTA WINE FESTIVAL Festival ticket includes wine tasting, craft beer, live music, and food for sale at The Fairmont for age 21+. Repeats several times a year. Details at eventbrite.com.

FEB 7-23 CAMELOT Full of catchy tunes by Lerner and Loewe, Camelot is a timeless love story and grand adventure about a love triangle between King Arthur, Queen Guenevere, and Sir Lancelot at Jennie T. Anderson Theatre in Marietta. Visit atlantalyrictheatre.com.

FEB 29 12:00PM-6:00PM BEER, BOURBON, AND BBQ FESTIVAL Sample beer and bourbon, eat barbecue, and hear music at the Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival at Atlantic Station. Learn more at atlanta.beerandbourbon.com.

FEB 10-27 JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival shows films from around the world that explore themes of Jewish life, culture, and history. Vote for your favorites and see guest filmmakers, actors, authors, and academics. Visit ajff.org.

March

MAR 1 AMERICANA IN THE PARK Hear four bands playing country, rockabilly, and rock at Americana in the Park, with food and drink for sale outside the Park Tavern in Piedmont Park. Children under age 12 are free. Complete details on Facebook.

FEB 14 ANACHROCON AnachroCon is about Steampunk, science, history, music, classic sci-fi literature, and amazing costumes at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Atlanta Airport. The 2020 theme is The Roaring ‘20s. Visit anachrocon.org.

MAR 6-8 ATLANTA TATTOO ARTS CONVENTION Features live tattooing, sideshows, and entertainment at Atlanta Convention Center. Learn more at villainarts.com.

FEB 15 MARDI GRAS STREETCAR ADVENTURE A tour of 40 bars and restaurants on the streetcar route, including a streetcar pass, free shots, and food & drink specials. Visit atlantabartours.com.

MAR 7 12:00PM-4:00PM ATLANTA BRUNCH FESTIVAL Buy tasty bites from 25 restaurants plus beverages (bloody marys, mimosas, beer, and wine) with music from a pop tribute band at

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2020 EVENT SCH E DULE APR 17-19 ATL DOGWOOD FESTIVAL Virtually every kind of art imaginable is represented at the festival, with a nationally renowned-juried Fine Artist Market that includes sculpture, paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography and much more. Visit website at dogwood.org.

Atlanta Brunch Festival at Atlantic Station for age 21+. No pets. Details on Facebook. MAR 14 12:00PM ATLANTA ST. PATRICK’S PARADE The Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade has 2,000 dancers, musicians, and Irish enthusiasts, plus giant balloons, floats, and marching bands in Midtown going south on Peachtree Street (from 15th St. NE to 5th St. NE). Visit atlantastpats.com.

APR 18 ATL GRILLED CHEESE FESTIVAL Your entry fee includes three samples to taste. Vote for your favorites at Atlanta Grilled Cheese Festival, with “food trucks, brews, live local music, and all kinds of contests and activities” at Atlantic Station. Visit online at atlantagrilledcheese.com.

MAR 14 SHAMROCK ‘N ROLL ROAD RACE A walk or run (10K, 5K, and kids’ 1K) with a “vendor village, entertainment, and food” beginning at Atlantic Station. Visit online at jlatlanta.org.

May

MAR 15 12:00PM-3:30PM THE BLOODY MARY FESTIVAL - ATL A ticket to The Bloody Mary Festival - Atlanta includes unlimited tastes of creative Bloody Marys, craft spirits, and artisan food samples at The Fairmont for age 21+. Details on Facebook.

MAY 9-10 DUNWOODY ART FESTIVAL Dunwoody Art Festival features 170 artists’ booths, a food court, a kids’ zone, and live music on a closed stretch of Dunwoody Village Parkway. Free event. Visit splashfestivals.com for details.

MAR 21 ROSWELL BEER FESTIVAL Roswell Beer Festival promises 400 beers, restaurant food, and local bands at Roswell Town Square. Learn more at roswellbeerfestival.com.

MAY 16 ATL CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL You can’t go wrong with 150 beers, a dozen food vendors, and live entertainment at East Atlanta Craft Beer Festival in Brownwood Park. Visit eastatlantabeerfest.com.

April

MAY 21-24 MOMOCON MomoCon is an animation, anime, comic, and gaming convention at Georgia World Congress Center. Visit momocon.com.

APR 3-5 221B CON 221B Con is for fans of Sherlock Holmes literature at the Atlanta Airport Marriott. Details at 221bcon.com.

MAY 22 -24 ATL JAZZ FESTIVAL Atlanta Jazz Festival features local and national jazz greats on multiple stages, a youth jazz-band competition, arts and crafts, food vendors, and a kids’ zone in Piedmont Park. Free event. Visit atlantafestivals.com.

APRIL 4-5 FESTIVAL ON PONCE Spring Festival on Ponce features fine arts and crafts, folk art, a children’s area, local food, and acoustic music in historic Olmsted Linear Park at 1451 Ponce De Leon Avenue NE. Visit festivalonponce.com.

MAY 22-25 MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND Memorial Day Weekend includes live music, a patriotic laser show, and fireworks at Stone Mountain Park. Discount for active and retired military. Visit stonemountainpark.com.

APR 11 ATL SPRING WINE FESTIVAL Sample 50 wines with beer, cider, live music, and food for sale at Atlanta Spring Wine Festival at Historic Fourth Ward Park for age 21+. Visit atlantawinefestivals.com.

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LGBTQ COM MU NI TY ORGANIZATIONS & ATTRACTIONS

Black & White Men Together Multi-racial support organization Midtown - PO Box 1334 , Atlanta, GA AID ATLANTA Support for people living with HIV/AIDS Midtown - 1605 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA NATIONAL AIDS EDUCATION AND Services for Minorities - NAESM 2140 Martin Luther King Jr Dr., Atlanta, GA FRONT RUNNERS ATLANTA Running/walking group for LGBT people & friends Midtown - PO Box 8141 , Atlanta, GA THE ATLANTA GAY MEN’S CHORUS Brilliant singing group Druid Hills - 1379 Tullie Rd NE, Atlanta, GA PFLAG ATLANTA Druid Hills - 1605 Northeast Expy NE, Atlanta, GA OUR SONG: THE ATLANTA GAY & LESBIAN CHORUS Gay and lesbian, all-volunteer chorus Midtown - 1458 Bentley Lane, Marrietta, GA FULTON COUNTY HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER HIV/STD SECTION HIV AIDS Prevention 99 Jesse Hill Jr Dr., Rm. 234, Atlanta, GA RAINBROS Where Gay Gets Easier: Peer Support and Guidance for Gay Atlantans www.rainbros.us

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BUSINESS D IRECTO RY ARBITRATION Levine Smith Snider & Wilson LLC.......................... 10

HVAC Snappy Electric Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning...........................front inside cover

AUTO DEALERSHIP Hennessy Lexus of Atlanta...................................... 21 Jim Ellis Volvo Cars Mall of Georgia................... 7, 29 BASEMENT WATERPROOFING Prestige Home Restoration.............. back inside cover

INSURANCE Celia Sandoval- State Farm..................................... 24 Tom Guckian State Farm........................................... 9 IRS AUDITS Bomar Law Firm.............................................. cover, 3

BIRTHDAY PARTIES HippoHopp & Xtreme Hopp................................... 28

LANDSCAPE SERVICES New Beginning Landscape & Remodel.................. 23

CARPET & FLOORING Traditions in Tile and Stone.................................... 13

LASER HAIR REMOVAL Bella med Spa........................................................ 25

DENTIST Rodney Baier DDS.................................................. 19

Transformational Life Coaching with Wes Williams............ 10

DERMATOLOGY North Atlanta Dermatology.................................... 19

MED SPA Bella Med Spa........................................................ 25

DESIGN SHOWROOM Traditions in Tile and Stone.................................... 13

MEDIATION Levine Smith Snider & Wilson LLC.......................... 10

DIVORCE & ALIMONY Levine Smith Snider & Wilson LLC.......................... 10

MOLD REMOVAL Prestige Home Restoration.............. back inside cover

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Snappy Electric Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning...........................front inside cover

MORTGAGES New American Funding.......................................... 27

LIFE COACH

NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION JF & CS Atlanta........................................................ 13

FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT HippoHopp & Xtreme Hopp................................... 28

PERSONAL INJURY The Ross law Firm..........................back outside cover

FAMILY LAW Levine Smith Snider & Wilson LLC.......................... 10 HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING Energy Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.............16-17

PLUMBING Snappy Electric Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning...........................front inside cover

HOME CARE Full Heart Home Care............................................. 11

PRIVATE SCHOOL Atlanta International School................................... 27

HOTEL Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta....................................... 1

REAL ESTATE Real Tall Real Estate.................................................. 5

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BUSINESS D IRECTO RY RECREATIONAL VEHICLES Apalachee RV Center Inc......................................... 23

TRAVEL Isabella Rusike- Duluth Travel................................. 20

REMODELING New Beginning Landscape & Remodel.................. 23 Prestige Home Restoration.............. back inside cover

TUTORING SERVICES Sylvan Learning Centers of America......................... 9 VACATION RENTALS Enchanted Mountain Retreats Inc.....................14-15

RESTAURANT Desta Ethiopian Kitchen......................................... 27

WASTE MANAGEMENT Raintree Waste....................................................... 23

SCHOOL K-12 Atlanta International School................................... 27

WATER RESTORATION Prestige Home Restoration.............. back inside cover

SENIOR CARE Full Heart Home Care............................................. 11

WEALTH ADVISOR Nora Wealth Advisors LLC....................................... 10

SOCIAL SERVICE ORGANIZATION JF & CS Atlanta........................................................ 13

WEALTH MANAGEMENT Carper Wealth Management.................................. 20

TAX LAW Bomar Law Firm.............................................. cover, 3 TAX RELIEF Bomar Law Firm.............................................. cover, 3

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