60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Lubeck, Germany
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Dresden, Germany
— 5 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 3 nights
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Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany
— 2 nights
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Trier, Germany
— 5 nights
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Heidelberg, Germany
— 4 nights
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Rosenheim, Germany
— 2 nights
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Stresa, Italy
— 2 nights
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Aosta, Italy
— 4 nights
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 6 nights
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Bologna, Italy
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Tivoli, Italy
— 6 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 6 nights
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Capri, Italy
— 4 nights
Ferry to Sorrento, Taxi to Pompeii
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Pompeii, Italy
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Lubeck, Germany

— 3 nights

City of Seven Spires

Lubeck is the only northern German city with a largely intact medieval old town comparable to sites farther south.
Visit Marienkirche and Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss) for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) and European Hansemuseum. Explore Lubeck's surroundings by going to Ostseebad Warnemunde (in Warnemunde), Arche Warder - Zentrum fur seltene Nutztierrassen (in Warder) and The Mollie Steam Train (in Bad Doberan). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with Padi Dive Center NICEDIVE4U, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Petri zu Lubeck, see the interesting displays at Holstentor, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Travemunde.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lubeck trip itinerary planning app.

Billund, Denmark to Lubeck is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Lubeck, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Lubeck

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

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Dresden, Germany

— 5 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Dresden Zwinger and Frauenkirche Dresden. Take a break from the city and head to Obere Schleuse Kirnitschklamm and Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dresden: Berlin (Friedrichswerdersche Kirche, Berliner Dom, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Tradition & Form, explore the historical opulence of Schloss & Park Pillnitz, enjoy breathtaking views from Holy Cross Church, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Canaletto Blick.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dresden day trip planning app.

Getting from Lubeck to Dresden by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Dresden are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to fly to Cologne.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 4 — 9:

Cologne, Germany

— 3 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Step out of the city life by going to Wildpark and River Rhine. Shop till you drop at Konigsallee and Altstadt. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cologne Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum), take a stroll through Historic Old Town, and see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cologne trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Dresden to Cologne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Cologne are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Find places to stay May 9 — 12:

Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany

— 2 nights
Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler is a renowned spa town in the German Bundesland of Rhineland-Palatinate that serves as the capital of the Ahrweiler district. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): push the limits with an extreme tour, then identify plant and animal life at Wild- & Erlebnispark Daun, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Laurentius Kirche. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Reichsburg Cochem, look for gifts at Weingut Scheidgen, and then hunt for treasures at Koechemarkt Bad Neuenahr.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of tram and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Trier.

Things to do in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

Shopping · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Trier, Germany

— 5 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Visit St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) and Porta Nigra for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Domstadt (Cathedral City) and Trier Amphitheater. Venture out of the city with trips to Saarschleife (in Mettlach), Bernkastel-Kues (Mittelalterlicher Marktplatz & Mosel Valley) and Greifvogelpark (in Saarburg). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauenkirche, Trier, admire the sheer force of Saarburg Waterfall, see the interesting displays at Volklingen steelworks, and hunt for treasures at Hauptmarkt.

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Drive from Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler to Trier in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Find places to stay May 14 — 19:

Heidelberg, Germany

— 4 nights

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Schloss Heidelberg and Student Jail (Studentenkarzer). Take a break from the city and head to Tinnunculus and Philosopher’s Walk. Change things up with these side-trips from Heidelberg: Eninger Weide (in Eningen unter Achalm), Wurzburg (Marienkapelle, Fortress Marienberg, &more) and Merkur (in Baden-Baden). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Messel Pit Fossil Site, snap pictures at Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), and wander the streets of Altstadt (Old Town).

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Heidelberg attractions planning app.

Getting from Trier to Heidelberg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Heidelberg when traveling from Trier in May, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Rosenheim.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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Find places to stay May 19 — 23:

Rosenheim, Germany

— 2 nights
Nestled in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, Rosenheim wears two hats: economic hub and center for the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wallfahrtskirche Weihenlinden, examine the collection at Lokschuppen, and then visit Max-Josefs-Platz. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on Abenteuer-Sterne - Sternfuhrungen am Chiemsee and then get outside with Fraueninsel.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rosenheim online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Heidelberg to Rosenheim takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Heidelberg in May, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Rosenheim. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Stresa.

Things to do in Rosenheim

Outdoors · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

Stresa, Italy

— 2 nights
Stresa is a town and comune of about 5,000 residents on the shores of Lake Maggiore in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, about 90km northwest of Milan. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Park Pallavicino, contemplate the long history of Isola Bella, and then view the masterpieces at Palazzo Borromeo. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Parco della Rocca Borromea, explore the activities along Lake Orta, and then explore the activities along San Giulio Island.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Stresa trip website.

You can drive from Rosenheim to Stresa in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Rosenheim in May, you will find days in Stresa are somewhat warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Aosta.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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Find places to stay May 25 — 27:

Aosta, Italy

— 4 nights

Rome of the Alps

In the Aosta Valley bordering Switzerland and France, the medieval city of Aosta is famous for its prime skiing conditions and rich cultural history.
Get some historical perspective at Teatro Romano and Sacra di San Michele. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Criptoportico Forense and Museo Diocesano Di Arte Sacra. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aosta: Maison Bruil (in Introd) and Lillaz Waterfalls (in Cogne). The adventure continues: stroll through Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Fenis, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Aosta vacation planner.

You can drive from Stresa to Aosta in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, subway, and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Aosta

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

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Find places to stay May 27 — 31:

Cinque Terre, Italy

— 6 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Get in touch with nature at Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours and Cinque Terre footpaths. Your inner history buff will appreciate Le mura di Lucca and Castello Doria. Venture out of the city with trips to Portovenere (in Porto Venere), Lucca (Piazza Anfiteatro, St Martin Cathedral, &more) and Pisa (Battistero di San Giovanni, Duomo di Pisa, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, hike along Cinque Terre Trails, get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cinque Terre trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Aosta to Cinque Terre takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In May in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bologna.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

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Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 6:

Bologna, Italy

— 3 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Basilica di San Vitale and Piazza Maggiore will appeal to history buffs. Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano and Mausoleo di Galla Placidia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Bologna's surroundings by going to Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe (in Classe), Valle Campo (in Lido di Spina) and Bagno Egisto 38 (in Viserba). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio, make a trip to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, tour the pleasant surroundings at Il Villaggio delle Cicogne, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Domenico.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bologna trip planner.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Bologna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Bologna sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Tivoli.

Things to do in Bologna

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:

Tivoli, Italy

— 6 nights
Tivoli is a town and comune in Lazio, central Italy, about 30km east-north-east of Rome, at the falls of the Aniene river where it issues from the Sabine hills. Get some historical perspective at Villa d'Este and Temple of Sibilla. Do some cultural sightseeing at Villa Adriana and Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tivoli: Grotte di Falvaterra (in Falvaterra), Mostra Permanente Tommaso Gismondi (in Anagni) and Ventotene Diving Academy (in Latina). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Monastero Di S.Benedetto, stop by La Bottega degli Orsini, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata delle Marmore, and pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia S. Vincenzo In S. Andrea.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tivoli online trip builder.

Fly from Bologna to Tivoli in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Tivoli, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Tivoli

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

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Find places to stay Jun 9 — 15:

Naples, Italy

— 6 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Galleria Borbonica and Cloister of Santa Chiara will appeal to history buffs. Head to Museodivino and Magazzini Fotograficifor plenty of shopping. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Kalimba Charter (in Piano di Sorrento), Castello Aragonese d'Ischia (in Ischia) and Vesuvio National Park (in Ottaviano). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, explore the historical opulence of Castel Nuovo - Maschio Angioino, go for a walk through Lungomare Caracciolo, and examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

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You can drive from Tivoli to Naples in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

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Find places to stay Jun 15 — 21:

Capri, Italy

— 4 nights
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cimitero Acattolico (The Non-Catholic Cemetery) and Villa San Michele. Visiting Nesea Capri and Blue Grotto will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: hike along Fortini Coastal Walk, admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, stroll through I Faraglioni, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Solaro.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Capri day trip site.

You can ride a ferry from Naples to Capri in 1.5 hours. June in Capri sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pompeii.

Things to do in Capri

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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Pompeii, Italy

— 4 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Visiting Cave of Smeraldo and Fornillo will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi), Ravello (Villa Rufolo, Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, &more) and Church of Santa Maria Assunta (in Positano). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri, explore the ancient world of Terme del Foro, steep yourself in history at Forum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei.

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You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Capri to Pompeii in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

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Find places to stay Jun 25 — 29:

North Rhine-Westphalia travel guide

4.3
Churches · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
North Rhine-Westphalia is in many ways almost a country unto itself. It's noted for its dense concentration of museums, art galleries, theaters, concert halls, and opera houses. The most populous German state, North Rhine-Westphalia was created at the end of World War II. It joined two Prussian provinces and a small fiefdom. The region's landscapes include flat expanses, densely forested hills, mighty rivers, and rugged mountains. Known for more than a century as the land of coal and steel, this was one of Europe's most important industrial regions in the post-war recovery period. Facing new demands of the ever-changing European markets, the region shifted its energies in the second half of the 20th century. Now it focuses on high-tech industries, media, and culture. Your itinerary may include days sightseeing in the region's bustling metropolises, but don't miss a chance to drive out into the sprawling countryside. You'll find a trove of quiet villages virtually unchanged since the Middle Ages.

Rhineland-Palatinate travel guide

4.4
Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites
Germany's renowned wine region, Rhineland-Palatinate is home to six of the country's 13 wine-producing districts. It leads the world in the production and export of fine sparkling wines. The region is also known for its modern museums, romantic castles, open-air markets, and traditional festivals, which make up a great number of its attractions. Be sure your itinerary includes a visit to some of the vibrant towns, as diverse and welcoming as the people who live in them. Rhineland-Palatinate is popular with walkers and cyclists. It offers more scenic long-distance paths, short walks, and award-winning trails than any casual tourist could ever hope to explore in a single visit. You can reach the major attractions easily by car or train. But to enjoy the region's pristine natural scenery, picturesque vineyards, and friendly villages, rent a bicycle. This way, you can traverse the countryside at a pace slow enough to soak up the local culture.

Province of Rome travel guide

3.9
Gardens · Ruins · Theme Parks
Rome is the capital of Italy and a special comune (named Comune di Roma Capitale). Rome also serves as the capital of the Lazio region. With 2,877,215 residents in 1285km2, it is also the country's most populated comune. It is the fourth-most populous city in the European Union by population within city limits. It is the center of the Metropolitan City of Rome, which has a population of 4.3 million residents. Rome is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, within Lazio (Latium), along the shores of the Tiber. The Vatican City is an independent country inside the city boundaries of Rome, the only existing example of a country within a city: for this reason Rome has been often defined as capital of two states.Rome's history spans more than 2,500 years. While Roman mythology dates the founding of Rome at around 753 BC, the site has been inhabited for much longer, making it one of the oldest continuously occupied sites in Europe. The city's early population originated from a mix of Latins, Etruscans and Sabines. Eventually, the city successively became the capital of the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, and is regarded as the birthplace of Western civilisation and by some as the first ever metropolis. It was first called The Eternal City (Urbs Aeterna; La Città Eterna) by the Roman poet Tibullus in the 1st century BC, and the expression was also taken up by Ovid, Virgil, and Livy. Rome is also called the "Caput Mundi" (Capital of the World).

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Province of Naples travel guide

4.4
Ruins · Landmarks · Art Museums
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. In 2015, around 975,260 people lived within the city's administrative limits. The Metropolitan City of Naples had a population of 3,115,320. Naples is the 9th-most populous urban area in the European Union with a population of between 3 million and 3.7 million. About 4.4 million people live in the Naples metropolitan area, one of the largest metropolises on the Mediterranean Sea.Naples is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Bronze Age Greek settlements were established in the Naples area in the second millennium BC. A larger colony – initially known as Parthenope, Παρθενόπη – developed on the Island of Megaride around the ninth century BC, at the end of the Greek Dark Ages. The city was refounded as Neápolis in the sixth century BC and became a lynchpin of Magna Graecia, playing a key role in the merging of Greek culture into Roman society and eventually becoming a cultural centre of the Roman Republic. Naples remained influential after the fall of the Western Roman Empire, serving as the capital city of the Kingdom of Naples between 1282 and 1816. Thereafter, in union with Sicily, it became the capital of the Two Sicilies until the unification of Italy in 1861.

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