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The New 7 Wonders Of The World

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You’re probably familiar with the original seven wonders of the world: the great pyramid of Giza, the hanging gardens of Babylon, the statue of Zeus at Olympia, the colossus of Rhodes, the lighthouse of Alexandria, and the temple of Artemis. But did you know that a foundation named the “new seven wonders of the world” in 2007?

These new seven wonders of the world were chosen through online voting. See if you agree.

The Pyramid at Chichén Itzá (before 800 A.D.) Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Chichen Itza is a Mayan pyramid that has been around since between 550 AD and 800 AD.  It was mainly used for Mayan ceremonies before being abandoned until 900 AD.  Its name means “at the mouth of the Itza well.”  It’s located on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.  Climbing to the top of the pyramid is currently forbidden.

Chichén Itzá

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Christ Redeemer (1931) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Christ the Redeemer is a statue of Jesus Christ and is located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  It is the fifth largest statue of Jesus in the world and is at the peak of a mountain.  It was built from 1926 to 1931.  Despite having lightening rods installed, it was damaged by lightening in 2008.  It has since been repaired.

Christ the Redeemer

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Christ Redeemer

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christ redeemer

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The Roman Colosseum (70 – 82 A.D.) Rome, Italy

The Roman Colosseum was built about 2000 years ago and was used for Roman sports at the time, namely gladiator games in which men fought each other and animals to the death.  Because of tourists taking away pieces of it, the Pope had to forbid the removal of stone from it.  The Colosseum itself is built from blocks of travertine stone, which were taken form the quarries near Tivoli and brought to Rome on roads built just for that purpose.  The Colosseum had 45,000 sitting places and 5,000 standing places.  Under the arena was a large network of tunnels that were used for the gladiators, animals, and slaves.

Roman Colosseum

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Roman Colosseum

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Roman Colosseum, Interior

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The Taj Mahal (1630 A.D.) Agra, India

The Taj Mahal was built over a twenty two year period, completing in 1648 C.E.  It was built by the Muslim Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, Queen Mumtaz Mahal.  It is built entirely of white marble and many feel it’s architectural beauty has never been surpassed.

Taj Mahal

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Taj Mahal

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Taj Mahal

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The Great Wall of China (220 B.C and 1368 – 1644 A.D.) China

The Great Wall of China is the world’s longest man-made structure, reaching over 6400 km.  When it was in the height of its use during the Ming Dynasty, over one million guards manned the wall.  Because of the difficulty in transporting building material, as much local material as possible was used.  Also, workers that died in the construction were buried in the wall.  The wall is actually a joining of many smaller walls that were built up over many years.  The original wall was built using earth, stone, and wood, but during the Ming Dynasty, brick was the main building material because it was easier to work with.

Great Wall of China

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Great Wall of China

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great wall of china

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Petra (9 B.C. – 40 A.D.), Jordan

Petra is a historical city in Jordan and is famous for being carved into the mountains surrounding it.  It’s thought to have been established as early as 312 BC.  It was the home of the Nabatean kingdom, which was known for its advanced irrigation systems.

Petra

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petra

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petra

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Machu Picchu (1460-1470), Peru

Machu Picchu is a result of the Inca Empire.  It’s made of cut stone fitted so closely together without mortar that a knife blade can’t penetrate its cracks.  It is situated on a high ridge and is bordered by a river on three sides.  It is located in Peru.  The walls of Machu Picchu were built with details that protect it from collapsing during earthquakes, such as the doors and windows being trapezoidal and tilt inward from bottom to top.  Many people travel on foot to Machu Picchu every year to marvel at the beauty and architectural ingenuity.

Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu

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machu picchu

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Have you ever visited one of these new seven wonders of the world? Which one, and what did you think of it? Is there one in particular that you’d like to visit? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.

Note: This post was originally published on September 21, 2008. It was updated with new images and background on each of the new seven wonders of the world on its currently-listed publication date.

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406 comments

hams January 5, 2011 - 7:19 am

best and awesome!!!
machu picchu!!!its the coolest!!!
it should be in the list next time too!!!
may u all work like this everytime and give us such beautiful pic

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miruthulah January 13, 2011 - 3:20 am

best n awesome…..i luv it….

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sanjeev January 13, 2011 - 6:27 am

In Wonder list Taj Mahal is in Top Position I feel proud to be an indian

Taj is Best & Aweeeeeeeesome

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Claire Hannah January 30, 2011 - 2:03 am

THANKS!! for the pictures thanks for the blogger of this cuz the pictures here i used in my presentation in school!! =D XD

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Priya February 2, 2011 - 3:16 am

ACTUALLY,MY FAVOURITE IS CHRIST REDEEMER I DUN KNOW Y BUT I JUST LOV IT 😀 …..N I OSO LOV THE OTHERS …….

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curlzuarez February 10, 2011 - 9:01 am

sana ang
christ Redeemer (1931) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
great wall of china at machu pichu peru ay makasama sa 7 wonders of the world

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shivaji rajj February 11, 2011 - 3:33 am

guddavalaga unnayi rooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…………………………………………..

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shivaji rajj February 11, 2011 - 3:34 am

awesome…………..

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shifa February 19, 2011 - 11:58 am

nice pics

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adrian February 21, 2011 - 3:11 am

they’re wow, i hope banaue rice terraces nd the underground river in palawan will make it to the top list this year.

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david February 21, 2011 - 10:57 pm

actually there are many awesome wonders of the world and it is more than 7 ….. see how omnipotent is our God …..

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Rashid Ch. March 1, 2011 - 1:33 am

Oh my got! its a the new 7 wonder of the world!
Please open your eye see the world again and say again!

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Rashid Ch. March 1, 2011 - 1:42 am

best and awesome!!!
machu picchu!!!its the coolest!!!
it should be in the list next time too!!!
may u all work like this everytime and give us such beautiful pic

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john wilcox March 2, 2011 - 10:27 am

nice pictures!

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Shubham agrawal March 3, 2011 - 8:13 am

taj mahal is best because its form india

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jeevan kumar March 6, 2011 - 12:49 am

who discover machu picchu

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may March 18, 2011 - 3:47 am

TAJ MAHAL IS THE BEST

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mythli March 18, 2011 - 3:52 am

all pictures are beautifull. but i like taj mahal the most

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MAY March 19, 2011 - 2:25 am

VERY BEAUTIFUL

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arun seo March 25, 2011 - 10:25 pm

hey i want 1680×1500 resolution wallpapers

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TRAVELFORUM March 27, 2011 - 2:53 pm

The history of the world is unknown and human being of this world are always looking the development of the society but the seven wonders and other wonders of the world are really eyewitnesses of the developed of the world. I am really happy and pleased to see this wonderful pictures of the seven wonders of the world.

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weston April 7, 2011 - 10:53 pm

ya dummies you forgot the grand canyon

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weston April 7, 2011 - 10:56 pm

and you forgot the pyrmids in egypt wow you people are dumb

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akram uddin April 16, 2011 - 5:08 pm

wonderful picture

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Kiran ankolekar April 18, 2011 - 9:58 am

The New 7 Wonders Of The World is really wonderful pictures, BUT it is available in 3D specialty then it is MOST WONDERFUL in the world.

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deepak August 11, 2011 - 9:18 am

You are right, as per today’s technology it should be in 3D.
Anybody take a step to develop in 3D.
Then pepoles enjoy like a flying in helicopter around this…. Hope in feature

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sabah April 20, 2011 - 12:14 am

wow! fantastic

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Bubbles May 17, 2011 - 11:49 pm

I love the seven wonders of the world, but, could you do the seven NATURAL wonders of the world??? That’s what I was looking for. 🙂

Thanks,
Bubbles

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Bubbles May 17, 2011 - 11:51 pm

I love the seven wonders of the world, but, could you do the seven NATURAL wonders of the world??? That’s what I was looking for.

Thanks,
Bubbles

P.S. i had to re-post this because I put in the wrong email!!! <3 B-)

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Oyetola. EMMANUEL June 2, 2011 - 9:26 am

It is so precious & percular venue dat i wish me&my wife could ever& try 2 visit especially d pyramid of Egypt.

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PRIYANKA PRAJAPATI June 9, 2011 - 4:56 am

awesome wonders. too much beautiful is TAJ MAHAL.

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mohan July 1, 2011 - 7:28 am

really……………………………………………………. u hav’nt see present wonders

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karishma June 9, 2011 - 7:42 am

WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!
THESE ARE VERY NICE,WONDERFUL, AWESOME,TWOSOME,THREESOME,ETC
I am lucky that I live in a country which consists atleast 1 wonder.TAJ MAHAL

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PREMNATH June 15, 2011 - 3:17 am

wow ! its great places ……….
& GREAT WOUNDERS

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Ankit lahoty June 17, 2011 - 1:02 am

what a wonder & beautiful “The seven Wonder of world” I have no comments to say on it. It is like a “Heaven”.And I am proud that I am Indian and from India Taj-Mahal is also selected. niceeeeeeeeeeee.

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raviraj.bhamshetty June 30, 2011 - 9:04 am

wonder……full. these all emages just amaging.In these wonders indian tajmahal are also included its happpy thought for all indians.
thank u….
JAI HINDA

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mohan July 1, 2011 - 7:25 am

more wonders r there

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HIRAMAN DESALE July 15, 2011 - 8:03 am

wonder……full. these all emages
7 wonders
very thanks for site
jay hind
i love world
i love my mother india

Hira Mukund Desaale
gundyachapada
shahapur
thane
maharashtra
india
asia.

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Rishav Nath July 19, 2011 - 5:57 am

i hope Sundar Bans of West Bengal India will also be considered as the 7 wonders of world

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ritu August 11, 2011 - 6:40 am

aSA

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tinki August 20, 2011 - 4:12 am

really nice collection,,,,,,,,,gud

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elvie August 27, 2011 - 9:03 pm

…..it was so awesome…

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jaydip purohit August 30, 2011 - 4:35 pm

i love all this post and like all wonders such a real wonder of the world like this……………….

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Harriet Winona August 31, 2011 - 10:49 am

really beautiful
wow

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shiv govind September 10, 2011 - 3:28 am

really khatarnak photo

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michelle September 20, 2011 - 12:24 am

i really like it for all the student that want to see this wonderful of the word,im surelly they will learn all about it,and also they will enjoy every places of it.

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sujith September 29, 2011 - 10:35 am

nice pictures. Taj mahal is beautiful because it is the most beautiful one.Ever and ever TAJ MAHAL is a part of 7 wonders.

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lil_anne October 20, 2011 - 10:36 pm

nice pictures. Taj mahal is beautiful because it is the most beautiful one.Ever and ever TAJ MAHAL is a part of 7 wonders.

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roberto walin November 11, 2011 - 12:33 am

i vote the tourist spot of the philippines under water river very nice

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shubhi November 11, 2011 - 3:38 am

nW its mah dream…..
2 visit….unbelevbe beautyyyy…………

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blessy November 13, 2011 - 10:50 am

these pictures are really awesome and amazing. pics were taken in different angles.
machu pichu pic really suprb………………..no words to describe it…………….

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livingstone November 13, 2011 - 10:55 am

really fantabulous photographs machu pichu is really fantastic

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adrian philippines!! November 25, 2011 - 9:25 am

I really Want to know the Result Of this kind of compitition now!!! Philippines is the BEST!!!

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MAYANK December 1, 2011 - 9:57 am

NICE WEB SITE.

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MAYANK December 1, 2011 - 9:57 am

WAH TAJ WAH TAJ

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GOHAR KHAN December 6, 2011 - 4:19 pm

realy these pictures R amazing awesome & i promise 2 all of u that one day i will go 2 see each an every one wonder with my wife………………………………………remember me………

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Shane P January 3, 2012 - 5:05 am

Really nice pictures. What is the specialty of Peru thing?

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mythri January 14, 2012 - 8:14 am

all the pics are fantastic and I love the seven wonders of the world.

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mythri January 14, 2012 - 8:15 am

all pics are fantastic and i love all the seven wonders of the world

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nazia January 21, 2012 - 2:50 am

Am impressed good its very good

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Cindy Li February 25, 2012 - 7:22 pm

actually, i don’t think they are the real ones, aren’t they?

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DEEPAK THE CHAMP December 3, 2013 - 2:43 pm

YES THEY ARE…. I’M FOM INDIA AND TAJ MAL IS IN MY COUNTRY

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Elaha March 18, 2012 - 9:23 am

i really wish that if i could visit them 1day ins

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MEHTAB SIKANDAR March 29, 2012 - 3:43 am

All pics r fantastic and i love all seven wonders of world.but i like TAJ MAHAL the most because it is one of best building or fort that i have seen ever.PAKISTAN ZINDABAD.

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Willy April 5, 2012 - 4:57 am

To me all are wonders, just thing of something by doing it that all wonders.

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masood alam April 14, 2012 - 4:32 pm

All 7 wonders are amazing.,specially TAJ MEHAL.Indian Govt. must issue visa to see this best wonder of the world.It is every one right.

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omar ameer April 22, 2012 - 6:04 pm

This year, 2012, Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa was voted a natural wonder with emphasis on the word “natural” meaning, “Not man-made”. When do you suppose we will be able to view the updated list?

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karthik April 27, 2012 - 3:50 am

tajmahal

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omar ameer May 4, 2012 - 2:09 pm

I am South African from Indian extraction and i live in Cape Town, location of the most recently installed seven wonders, TABLE MOUNTAIN. This most certainly suggests an elimination factor.One of the above wonders have lost its position. when can we expect an update?

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gajendra kala May 13, 2012 - 3:26 am

simply great

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DURANGO,MX May 18, 2012 - 2:12 pm

amazing, hope one day ill be THERE….thank the lord he made thise beautyful places 🙂

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idrees June 20, 2012 - 7:32 am

really cool and naturals places its certain that almightly Allah has given us the talent and required power to build mansion like taj mahal and so on

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Olufiola June 24, 2012 - 5:14 pm

Beautiful, how i wish i could physically visit all these places. Good job. Though there are quite some locations in Africa also.

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nagasathya July 5, 2012 - 8:57 am

still the architecture of greatwall,tajmahal,itza wondering all over the world…
proud to be a human…in the sense where those wonders are not there in other planets….

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SATYAM SAKINALA, HYDERABAD, INDIA August 4, 2012 - 7:47 am

Definitely I can’t see these images directly, But I felt very much happy and impressed.

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VICKY August 13, 2012 - 6:09 am

THIS ARE THE BEST PICS THAT I HAD EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE MY GOD ITS 2 GOOD ONLY FORTUNATE PEPOLE ARE ABLE TO VISIT THIS PLACES

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Renu September 13, 2012 - 7:31 am

Wonderful Pictures

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vjaykumar maidergi May 3, 2013 - 2:05 am

wow!!! awesome….. wonders of the world…. let me dream to visit one day…!!!

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zeehan May 16, 2014 - 1:13 am

wqw i am very impresd the wonder is beautyful

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