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June 13, 2021. Free shows, free concerts, free movies, free tours, free readings, worshops, lectures, etc.  are New York's best kept secret! Learn all about it and do not miss the unique opportunities that only New York provides: NYC never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment whether it's day or night, weekday or weekend, summer or winter, spring or fall, January or June, May or September. If you are looking for inexpensive things to do and where to go in Manhattan today, tonight, tomorrow, or any other time, or any other day of any week - you came to the right place: just click on any day on the calendar dispayed on the every page of our site and you will see how many events you can attend in Manhattan free of charge on that very day.

New York's cultural scene is at its busiest in October and March (and the same goes for free events, free things to do), but other months of the year still offer incredible amount of high quality, off the beaten path, unique free events, free things to do which will take your breath away! So if you looking for something to do in April or November, December or February, you will find tons of free things to do, free events to go to. (In June, July and August lots of those free events take place outdoors, of course).

So start using these unique New York City opportunities today, June 13, 2021!

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Where else but in New York City can you listen to a world-class musician, discuss a book with a famous author, take a part in poetry reading, have a glass of wine at an art exhibition opening, and all that on the same day, and all that free of charge, and all of that on any day of the year, whether it's December or July, April or November!

The trick is to know about those free events, free things to do BEFORE they happen, not after the fact. That's where Club Free Time comes in handy! Become a Club Free Time member and start using these unique New York City (NYC) opportunities today, June 13, 2021!

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Free things to do, free events that take place in New York City every day of the year are truly amazing. So if you're looking for something interesting to do today (June 13, 2021) or on any other day of the year don't miss those free-of-charge opportunities that only New York provides! You can find lots of high quality, off the beaten path, unique free events, free things to do which will take your breath away!

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In addition to providing information about free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC), Club Free Time offers its members complimentary tickets to classical music concerts, dance performances and theater: when a producer wants that special buzz of the 'full house' - Club Free Time members are welcomed for their enthusiasm and sophistication!

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Experience an entirely new perspective on New York. 'Open up a whole new cultural world... in one of the most vibrant capital cities in the world, sampling cultural delights beyond anyone's wildest dream.' Rupert Parker, journalist, photographer, cameraman, and TV producer
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Don't miss the unique opportunities that only New York provides:
  • free concerts in NYC
  • free movies in NYC
  • free jazz in NYC
  • free poetry readings in NYC
  • free tours/hikes in NYC
  • free city walks in NYC
  • free Yoga /Tai Chi in NYC
  • fairs and parades in NYC
  • free theater in NYC
  • free tickets to concerts, theater and dance performances in NYC

'New York is abuzz with so much culture that they're giving it away.' (The New York Times article about Club Free Time).

34 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC) today:
Sunday, June 13, 2021

All events, things to do today, Sunday, June 13, 2021 are free unless otherwise noted.

Fair | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Flea Market: Antiques, Vintage Goods, Food Vendors


Search for hidden gems as you browse antiques, vintage goods, architectural salvage and collectibles. There is also a selection of food vendors from Smorgasburg. Face covering is required. The fair takes place rain or shine, each Sat and Sun 8 am - 5 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, June 13, 2021, 06/13/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Flea Market: Antiques, Vintage Goods, Food Vendors

Performance | (IN-PERSON) Aerialists and Acrobats: Works-in-Progress and Show-Ready Acts


Professional circus performers showcasing training and creative process as well as rehearsals of works-in-progress and show-ready acts. Schedule: Monday-Friday 9am-9pm, Weekends 10am-7pm Artists will be inside the studios and viewers will be in the passageway. Masks and social distancing are required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, June 13, 2021, 06/13/2021, (IN-PERSON) Aerialists and Acrobats: Works-in-Progress and Show-Ready Acts

Fair | (IN-PERSON) Outdoor Bazaar: Food, Antiques, Artists, Designers, Craft-Makers


From the hand made to the hand-picked, find every Sunday all one-of-a-kind art, fashion, vintage, collectibles, jewelry, antiques, global treasures and furniture you can't find anywhere else. A wide array of artisanal and international treats make the shopping excursion complete. Come hungry and support over 80 of local independent merchants.  Masks are required. Reduced capacity.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free
Fairs, June 13, 2021, 06/13/2021, (IN-PERSON) Outdoor Bazaar: Food, Antiques, Artists, Designers, Craft-Makers

Fair | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Flea Market in Brooklyn: Art, Jewelry, Antiques and More


Shop for vintage clothing, furniture, collectibles, antiques, jewelry, art, handicrafts, and more. Every Sun 10 am - 5 pm, 40-50 vendors. Visitors must wear a face covering and maintain social distance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, June 13, 2021, 06/13/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Flea Market in Brooklyn: Art, Jewelry, Antiques and More

Workshop | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) The New York Yoyo Show: Song and Dance Meet Yoyo Magic


What do you get when you combine the singing and dancing of the Broadway Theater with jaw-dropping yoyo skills? You get The New York Yoyo Show! Brian Kilmowski (the yoyo guy) puts on a truly unique performance and gives free yoyo lessons. Attendees will be captivated with advanced yoyo demos, broadway-style musical numbers, modern yoyo magic, and the grand finale, featuring the World's Longest Yoyo String. The New York Yoyo Show is for people of all ages and skill level.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free
Workshops, June 13, 2021, 06/13/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) The New York Yoyo Show: Song and Dance Meet Yoyo Magic

Workshop | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Vinyasa Yoga


Connect with the earth and the skies above in this all-level Vinyasa Yoga class in Brooklyn Bridge Park. This class will help all yogi’s build towards peak poses and postures and grow your foundational knowledge of the practice of yoga. Sundays, May 9-October 24, 2021. Advanced registration is required. Registration opens every Tuesday at 10:00am for classes the following week.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 13, 2021, 06/13/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Vinyasa Yoga

Fair | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Waterfront Market: Music, Food, Antiques, Clothing, Roller Skating


The market offers socially-distanced experience of food, shopping, family-friendly activities and entertainment: music, accessories, clothing, jewelry, pet supplies, beauty products, pottery and much more. Every Sat and Sun, 10 am - 5 pm. Visitors must wear face coverings at all times and observe social distancing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Fairs, June 13, 2021, 06/13/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Waterfront Market: Music, Food, Antiques, Clothing, Roller Skating

Fair | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Pop-Up Market: One-of-a-Kind, Handmade Items


The market offers one-of-a-kind, handmade items from local artisans. This weekly event features more than twenty vendors offering artwork, jewelry, fashion, home and apothecary goods, and more. Masks are required for all adults and children over the age of 2.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, June 13, 2021, 06/13/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Pop-Up Market: One-of-a-Kind, Handmade Items

Tour | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Waterfront Walk: Guided Park Tour


Conservancy docents lead a walking tour traversing the Park's beautiful landscape. Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, how the Park came to life, and its sustainable design.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, June 13, 2021, 06/13/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Waterfront Walk: Guided Park Tour
11:00 am
Regular: $32
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Musicals, June 13, 2021, 06/13/2021, (IN-PERSON) High Energy Family Show!

Fair | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) FAD Market Returns


25 Vendors Provide Local Shopping Experience with Finest Jewelry, Apparel, Tableware, Furnishings and More. Since 2016, FAD Market has traversed the city celebrating artists, designers and makers of today. After pausing all market activity in 2020 due to COVID-19, FAD Market is delighted to return with a specially curated, socially distanced, outdoor pop-up.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Fairs, June 13, 2021, 06/13/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) FAD Market Returns

Museums | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Historic 1885 Ship, Letterpress Demonstration and History Exhibition


Wavertree is a historic iron-hulled sailing ship built in 1885, now the largest wrought iron sailing vessel afloat. Guests will visit the open-air portions of the ship. Access to the main deck and quarter deck. Learn how people worked and lived aboard a 19th century cargo sailing vessel, from the captain to the ship's officers, cooks, and crew. Then visit the cargo hold and stand atop the viewing platform and enjoy the view as you look out across New York Harbor and the Brooklyn Bridge. In addition, view an outdoor exhibition on the Pier. The series of panels and window graphics will celebrate the people of all backgrounds who lived and worked in this historic district, and the many businesses that created the foundations for New York to thrive and become the business and culture mecca it is today.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free
Museumss, June 13, 2021, 06/13/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Historic 1885 Ship, Letterpress Demonstration and History Exhibition

Festival | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Art and Music on the Eaat Side: Celebrating New York's Awakening


Sponsored by City Canvas, a Community Board 8 Manhattan initiative to promote local artists, actors and musicians.on the East Side.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Festivals, June 13, 2021, 06/13/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Art and Music on the Eaat Side: Celebrating New York's Awakening

Festival | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Children's Festival: Music, Dance, Crafts, Magic


This Children's Festival is a two-day (Jun 12-13) family event that brings arts performances and craft activities to inspire young people and families to enjoy the arts. Activities will include live music and dance performances, a magic show, a socially distanced dance party and more!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Festivals, June 13, 2021, 06/13/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Children's Festival: Music, Dance, Crafts, Magic

Dance Lesson | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Intro to Modern Dance Class


Learn modern technique in this introductory class with live accompaniment by percussionists Alex Berger and Andreas Brade. This class is suitable for people of all ages with and without disabilities. No dance experience is required; street clothes/shoes are appropriate.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Lessons, June 13, 2021, 06/13/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Intro to Modern Dance Class

Jazz | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Jazz Band: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and More


David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band is inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and more. The band breathes life and passion into America's own great art form.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Concerts, June 13, 2021, 06/13/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Jazz Band: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and More

Other | Kin to the Cove Beach Gathering


Kin To The Cove is a community-powered environmental public art project that connects people to the water. Participate in environmental stewardship, story-sharing, movement, deep listening, and explorations into our relationship with water. This program is part of artist Sarah Cameron Sunde’s global project, 36.5 / A Durational Performance With The Sea.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talk | The Beauty of Skin in Every Color (Zoom)


Angélica Dass's photography challenges how we think about skin color and ethnic identity. In this personal talk, hear about the inspiration behind her portrait project, Humanæ, and her pursuit to document humanity's true colors rather than the untrue white, red, black and yellow associated with race.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performance | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Mark Morris Dance Student Performances


Come watch performances by The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center's Student Company I and Student Company II. The program will include Mark Morris's Prelude and Prelude, Grand Duo, in new settings by Dance Group members Dallas McMurray and Noah Vinson, plus new choreography by Dance Group member Billy Smith and Dance Center faculty Janelle Barry, Alex Cook, and Mireille Radwan Dana.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Dance Performances, June 13, 2021, 06/13/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Mark Morris Dance Student Performances

Dance Performance | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Ballet Pop-Up Performance


Enjoy an outdoor pop-up performance of Caili Quan's new ballet, "Bridges and Islands", featuring the advanced levels of the Ballet Academy East pre-professional division.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Dance Performances, June 13, 2021, 06/13/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Ballet Pop-Up Performance

Concert | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Brass Bands Festival in the Park


Co-produced with local favorites, L Train Brass Band, come enjoy a brand-new summer kickoff event that will feature both roving and stationary live musical sets by a diverse and energetic range of NYC's brass band community including L Train Brass Band, Hot Hand Band, Brass Queens, Low Beat Brass, and Slavic Soul Party.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 13, 2021, 06/13/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Brass Bands Festival in the Park
3:00 pm
Regular: $25
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Comedy Clubs, June 13, 2021, 06/13/2021, (IN-PERSON) Improv comedy

Dance Performance | (IN-PERSON, indoors) tides of a faint but unambiguous white dot (fka Release the Horses (fka hydra)): Dance Performance


A performance by Phoebe Osborne that accounts for the mutations of being a living body in a sea of continual movement.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, June 13, 2021, 06/13/2021, (IN-PERSON, indoors) tides of a faint but unambiguous white dot (fka Release the Horses (fka hydra)): Dance Performance

Jazz | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Jazz Quartet Performs Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin


Saxophonists and clarinetists Peter and Will Anderson will be joined by Joe Boga on trumpet and Alex Raderman on drums. They will play classic American repertoire from the songbooks of Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Concerts, June 13, 2021, 06/13/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Jazz Quartet Performs Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin

Dance Performance | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) A Mix of Ballet, Hip-Hop, Vogueing


Featuring ballet, hip-hop, vogueing and belly dancing, Brooklyn Ballet's disparate movement styles find unique harmonies in this special outdoor performance. With a soundscore by Malcolm Parson. Concept/Direction by Lynn Parkerson.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, June 13, 2021, 06/13/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) A Mix of Ballet, Hip-Hop, Vogueing

Movie in a Park | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Perfume de Gardenias (2021): Widow's Preoccupation


Isabel, an elderly woman living in a middle-class neighborhood in Puerto Rico, has just become a widow. Her adult daughter is staying with her to help her with the funeral. As Isabel mourns this loss, she doesn't know how to occupy her time moving forward. The uncertainty changes, however, when she crafts a beautiful custom-made funeral for her husband--and it catches the attention of a pious but domineering woman. Director: Gisela Rosario Ramos Stars: Georgina Borri, Magali Carrasquillo, Flor Joglar
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, June 13, 2021, 06/13/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Perfume de Gardenias (2021): Widow's Preoccupation

Concert | Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Festival: Yiddish Dance, Chinese Folk Music and More (Zoom)


Celebrate different music and dance traditions from the Lower East Side, Loisaida, Chinatown, and beyond! Enjoy a plena and bomba music performance with Los Pleneros de la 21. Then, teacher, choreographer, and performer Steve Weintraub will give a demonstration of Yiddish dance, the dance to klezmer music. Then watch Mencius Society for the Arts's EastRiver Ensemble in a timeless folk performance of traditional music from Hebei and Donbei regions of China. Unlike other Chinese ensembles, EastRiver is uniquely led by the yangqin, a Chinese version of the hammered dulcimer which showcases the beauty and precision of this music.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
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Concerts, June 13, 2021, 06/13/2021, Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Festival: Yiddish Dance, Chinese Folk Music and More (Zoom)

Concert | Music as the Message: Juneteenth Celebration with Vocalists, Choir and More (Zoom)


Held in honor of Juneteenth, the holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States, the concert will celebrate the sorrow, the joy, and the accomplishments of African Americans, through multi-genre songs, poems, hymns, and personal reflections.  Created and hosted by Emmy Award-winning soprano Adrienne Danrich. Guest artists are sopranos Kisma Jordan, Joelle Lamarre, and bass-baritone Dr. Michael Preacely, with personal remembrances from 89-year-old Rose-Marie Bell. The event will include the premiere of a newly-commissioned arrangement of the song Inside is what remains by composer Nkeiru Okoye (Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom), focusing on the healing power of kindness.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 13, 2021, 06/13/2021, Music as the Message:&nbsp;Juneteenth Celebration with Vocalists, Choir and More (Zoom)
6:00 pm
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Comedy Clubs, June 13, 2021, 06/13/2021, (IN-PERSON) Improv comedy

Dance Performance | (IN-PERSON, indoors) tides of a faint but unambiguous white dot (fka Release the Horses (fka hydra)): Dance Performance


A performance by Phoebe Osborne that accounts for the mutations of being a living body in a sea of continual movement.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, June 13, 2021, 06/13/2021, (IN-PERSON, indoors) tides of a faint but unambiguous white dot (fka Release the Horses (fka hydra)): Dance Performance

Dance Lesson | Ballet Barre for Beauty Sleep with Sheep Meadow Dance Theatre (virtual)


live from Long Island City tonight with a Sleeping Beauty ballet class and demonstration. Watch and learn movement with SMDT from this lovely tale.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Lessons, June 13, 2021, 06/13/2021, Ballet Barre for Beauty Sleep with Sheep Meadow Dance Theatre (virtual)

Movie in a Park | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Landfall (2020): The Aftermath of Hurricane Maria


Documentary chronicles the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and the fraught relationship between the US and Puerto Rico. Director: Cecilia Aldarondo
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, June 13, 2021, 06/13/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Landfall (2020): The Aftermath of Hurricane Maria

Performance | Art Slam!: Dueling Painters (Zoom)


In this virtual dueling painter slam, artists Shayla Mona'e and Dylan Aiello have 40 minutes to convert a canvas into a work of art, inspired by a poetic prompt from Helena D. Lewis. On the occasion of Juneteenth, the poem and artworks will be inspired by this day of freedom.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, June 13, 2021, 06/13/2021, Art Slam!: Dueling Painters (Zoom)

Performance | chekhovOS: an experimental game: Film, Theater and Video Game Technology (Zoom)


The latest workshop from our Zero Gravity Virtual Theater Lab fuses film, theater, and video game technology to experiment in a new medium where viewers interact with the performers. Inspired by Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard and drawing from recordings of Chekhov's letters and dreams, this interactive online theater experience accesses the operating system behind both Chekhov's computer and the world in which his characters live, searching for happiness. This is a work-in-progress created during the pandemic, a way for artists to work through the themes of the play, the encroaching virus, and a moment of change in the world around us. Followed by live talkback with members of the cast and creative team.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, June 13, 2021, 06/13/2021, chekhovOS: an experimental game: Film, Theater and Video Game Technology (Zoom)
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Musical | (IN-PERSON) High Energy Family Show!

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Theater | (IN-PERSON) A Thriller by Tony Winner

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