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SUPER CARRIER Carriers walking in Maputo. By Mwana Wa Xikwenbo @photo_in_moz  #mwanawaxikwembo  #streetphotography  #africanphotographer  #carrier  #walking  #plastic  #maputo  #mozambique  #africa  #geneva  #afrodyssee 

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MAMY WATA Mamy Wata 2019. Benin. By Jean Claude Moschetti @jeanclaudemoschetti  #jeanclaudemoschetti  #photography  #fashion  #mamywata  #mermaid  #waterspirit  #africanhairdesign  #benin  #africa  #geneva  #afrodyssee 

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PLAGIARISM On the left, the unique and hypercreative Ivorian artist Laetitia Ky, who reinvents storytelling through the design of her braids. On the right, the Ukranian instagram icon Katie Westwood, who uses millenials' trendy codes where the form predominates message and content. Katie vulgarly plagiarized Laetitia. We have to call out plagiarism, frauds and copyright infringment. We, as a community, have to defend and protect african artists and african creation. Full support to Laetitia Ky ° @laetitiaky  @katie_westwood  #laetitiaky  #katiewestwood  #plagiarism  #fraud  #copyright  #intellectualproperty  #callout  #africanartist  #africancreativity  #abidjan  #ivorycoast  #africa  #geneva  #afrodyssee 

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SACRED DESIGNS Hausa woman. Nigeria. No credits #hausa  #africanwoman  #tradition  #scarification  #meaning  #tribe  #nigeria  #africa  #geneva  #afrodyssee 

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WATER LIFE "Water Life", the art of Aida Muluneh. Ethiopia @aidamuluneh  #aidamuluneh  #africanartist  #africanphotographer  #water  #life  #desert  #people  #allegory  #poetry  #ethiopia  #africa  #geneva  #afrodyssee 

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HANGING ON A STRING Flying boubou, burlap, ancestral fabric and golden glasses. It is MAJESTIC, Papa Ibrahim Ndone framed by Diakus @papa_iceberg  @diiakus  #papaiceberg  #diakus  #visualart  #africanaartist  #africanphotographer  #fashion  #contemporaryafrica  #jute  #burlap  #texture  #canvas  #africanfabric  #swag  #dakar  #senegal  #africa  #afrodyssee 

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AKEDA Akeda. Afropunk 2019. Paris. By CFL Group Media @akedaworld  @afropunk  @cflgroupmedia  #akeda  #afropunk  #cflgroupmedia  #portrait  #africanmuse  #africanhairdesign  #paris  #geneva  #afrodyssee 

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AZU Azu Nwogu by David Urbanke. Mua Alana Wright. Hair Cassandra. Style Monsieur Wyzard @azuoma_  @davidurbanke  @alanawrightmakeup  @hairbycassy  @monsieur_wyzard  #azunwogu  #davidurbanke  #alanawright  #fashion  #portrait  #africanmuse  #melanin  #newyork  #geneva  #afrodyssee 

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|| CULTURAL IDENTITY REMARKABLE IDENTITY || _ Hidden behind the culture, with letters that words of mouth can not say. • Photographer: @bissdydy  Muse: @josias_agoba  _#afrodyssee  #celebrateafrica  #blackexistence  #rawmelanin  #culture  #africa  #identité  #abidjan  #blackexistence  #african  #afriquette  #rawmelanin  #afrodysee  #blackshine  #ivorian  #ivoirien  #blogger  #black  #blackexellence  #madeincotedivoire  #picoftheday  #special  #afropunk  #thisisafrica  #noiretvafrica  #africanartgallery  #afro 

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WADIFA Women gather on the island of Ngazidja, Comoros, to sing prayers and praises. It’s called « Wadifa ». Every Sufi Master teaches their disciples the Wadifa of their « spiritual path » (tariqa). Here it is the Wadifa of the Tariqa Shadhuliya. By Shaïness Daoud @no__butstill  #shainessdapud  #wadifa  #faith  #gathering  #prayer  #song  #praise  #africanwoman  #ngazidja  #island  #comoros  #africa  #geneva  #afrodyssee 

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BEJA WARRIORS An original 19th century albumen studio portrait of two Beja warriors from Sudan. The Beja are a group of nomadic shepherds who live scattered across the desert regions of Sudan and Egypt #archives  #portrait  #albumen  #beja  #tribe  #africanhairdesign  #spear  #shield  #sudanese  #19th  #sudan  #african  #geneva  #afrodyssee 

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When I first started taking pictures I thought it was easy. Different subjects create different images, great light or sightings & the images would be great The more I shot I realised that I’ll never be on top of my photography For me I always want to push the next idea & do something different Long ago I realised it would be better to focus on a subject, a subject that would help me grow, something that would evolve as I did. If I make mistakes I could try again, try new ideas & accomplish seeing those ideas come to fruition The last 5 years I have really been pushing myself, I’ve tried many different ways of changing things up, creating images that really speak to me. I am lucky as I have an amazing relationship with a number of Himba villages that I can try to create something, create something that evolves & is natural even if I am pushing it My photographic journey has taught me that I have to plan, I have to think about Images. Life does just happen but if you have not thought or planned for certain ideas or locations things won’t come together. This image is along the lines of what I have been playing with. This is not an image that will make the grade but I am sharing it here as a bit of an insight. In the future the other images will see the light of day in a platform that really showcases the images for what they are. Looking at this image I reflect on the relationship & connection I have with the Himba. This has allowed me to try new ideas, here it allowed me to play with multiple lights while life went on without my presence really changing too many things I guess what I am getting across is that photography for me is not about the image, it’s not about the likes or followers that come. It’s the learning & necessary planning that needs to be put in for many years. It’s the forming of relationships & the understanding of what you shoot. Many of you may not agree but this has led to this image I don’t really like it so I’ll go back, get some more images but more importantly, spend some time with the people in the image In between then & now, I’ll play with new ideas, ways & study more!

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Riwan 🎞️ #LaPetiteTouche ®

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[ finding balance pt.1 ]

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Alexander nights #afrodyssee  #streetphotography 

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DAZED CAN Recycling thoughts by The Ghost. With Jerry Can and Giovanni Dibi @_the.g.h.o.s.t_  @_giovanni_225  #portrait  #theghost  #giovannidibi  #can  #melanin  #thoughtful  #recycling  #accra  #ghana  #africa  #geneva  #afrodyssee 

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Pink Umbrella Man 📷 @roman.rabe  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#pink  #october  #afrodyssee  #africanphotography  #africanart  #africancreatives  #photoart  #abidjan  #sunsetlover  #sun  #sky  #lovephoto  #nikon  #d3500  #laguna  #shadow 

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[Ode to Adinkra symbols Editorial 2019] For @theresiatracy  Shot by: @edwinjeru  Creative direction by me ft @edwinjeru  Styling by me Talents @festo.machira  @max.mwangi 

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❤️❤️❤️ .#Repost  @coco.emmah  • • • • • • Alo. Mixes, production, a lot of work and planning underway and new European dates tba 🙏🏾I'm very happy for progress, however slow, however fast. Here is a flashback to my first show in Geneva for @afrodyssee  with super organizer Vincent. Afrodyssee is a yearly event which brings together designers from 40 different African countries for fashion workshops, a runway event and a fashion market. Check out their work (especially all of you who are fashion designers) and send them your work for new opportunities to collaborate or take part in the next Fashion market and runway event. DM for more info. Image by Marc Posso. "Jana ilikuwa Friday. Leo ni Friday. Kesho ni Friday." #parteafterparte  #afrodyssee  #african  #africanfashion  #geneva  #dj  #cocoem  #europe  #afterparty  #fashion  #fashionmarket  #runway  #africandesigners  #designer  #furahiday  #kente  I was styled by @shauwrae  for this show. The top designed and tailored by @j_nzi  Skirt by @samym_official  Earings found deep in the heart of river road

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Alexander at night #afrodyssee  #streetphotography 

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This photo though 😭😭😭, that's all I have to say #print  #blackandwhite  #afrodyssee  #streetphotography 

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Gomora nights! Kicking with the fama lam #portraitphotography  #afrodyssee  #streetphotography 

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Soul of Rhythm & Soul. Thanks everyone for the help with naming... @ebonita_masukani  offered up with this gem. The colors were chosen to play on gender-identity and the stereotypical colors associated with the sexes. Pink isn’t feminine. Blue isn’t masculine. Pink and blue are simply colors. Never feel the need to conform to societal norms. Nonconformists move the world forward! .#ramcreates  #dontblendinstandout  #artist  #artlovers  #dmvartist  #afropunk  #blavity  #blackartist  #artistoninstagram  #originalart  #instaart  #artlife  #artcollector  #afrodyssee  #youngblackartists  #genderidentity  #gender  #masc  #fem  #identity  #nonconformist  #afro  #gold  #blue  #pink  #shades  #glitter  #sunglasses  #hoops 

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DITAOLA SERIES Ditaola (Frame IV). Ditaola series. 2014. By South African artist Mohau Modisakeng @modisakeng  #mohaumodisakeng  #africanartiist  #ditaolaseries  #allegory  #peace  #capetown  #southafrica  #africa  #geneva  #afrodyssee 

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|| CULTURAL IDENTITY REMARKABLE IDENTITY || _ he is who I am before I am who he is. • Le masque utilisé est un masque du peuple Akan ,peuple plutôt vaste et diversifié que j’aime bien,pour illustrer cette identité culturelle. Il est sculpté en ébène,avec des traits féminins,en hommage et magnificence à la reine mère du peuple,Abla pokou. Photographer & DA : @mariette_kouame  _#afrodyssee  #celebrateafrica  #blackexistence  #rawmelanin  #culture  #africa  #identité  #abidjan  #blackexistence  #african  #afriquette  #rawmelanin  #afrodysee  #blackshine  #ivorian  #ivoirien  #blogger  #black  #blackexellence  #madeincotedivoire  #picoftheday  #special  #afropunk  #thisisafrica  #noiretvafrica  #africanartgallery  #afro 

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DIALING Yellow suits. Fashion. 1973. No credits. Via #josefadamu  #fashion  #couple  #phone  #yellow  #melanin  #africanhairdesign  #swag  #vintage  #70s  #afroamerican  #america  #geneva  #afrodyssee 

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GURUNSI Rural duties in Gurunsi village. Burkina Faso. By Rosemary Sheel #rosemarysheel  #village  #africanwoman  #womenatwork  #africanfabric  #africanpatterns  #africanarchitecture  #rural  #gurunsi  #burkinafaso  #africa  #geneva  #afrodyssee 

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•« JE PARS. •Je suis prête à affronter cette partie de ma vie : L’inconnu, mon héritage, mon histoire. J’y vais pour trouver la vérité. Mais avant et plus que tout, je veux porter le masque et me nourrir de ma double culture. La richesse et le pouvoir de cette culture m’appartiennent aussi. Aucune justification à donner ni aucune culpabilité à ressentir. Je veux juste trouver la paix, un équilibre. • •J’ai vu qui je voulais être. Elle sublime et puissante. Oui, je veux être lumineuse et pas peureuse. Et ce, tous les jours. Sans rendre compte à PERSONNE. Je le partagerai avec ceux qui m'ensoleillent et me font rire. Et si nos corps sont des enveloppes cosmiques qui émettent des ondes à chaque émotion ressentie, alors c’est avec une curiosité scientifique que je m’observe et m’expérimente dans cette étape importante de mon chemin. » • • •Lua (Behailua) devenue Anne-Félicité, 29 ans dans S’inventer un personnage et le devenir. Directed by @iamhnryy  @apiethecoolest  @itsjeansacre  @stephanesacre  #New  #Art  #Photographer  #Newvision  #Afrodyssee  #africanphotographers  #artist  #visitafrica  #Africa   #blackshades  #Photography  #creativty  #Darkskin  #Africa  #blackartistspace  #girl  #goldenskin  #blackgirlmagic  #ethiopia  #melaninpoppin  #melanin  #comingsoon 

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@Regrann  from @afrodyssee  - FLOATING BUTTERFLIES The mesmerizing world of Cédric Mizero @cedric250  #cedricmizero  #africanartist  #africandesigner  #butterfly  #fisherman  #gashora  #rwanda  #africa  #geneva  #afrodyssee 

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@Regrann  from @afrodyssee  - FLOATING BUTTERFLIES The mesmerizing world of Cédric Mizero @cedric250  #cedricmizero  #africanartist  #africandesigner  #butterfly  #fisherman  #gashora  #rwanda  #africa  #geneva  #afrodyssee  #butterflyboat 

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#Repost  @afrodyssee  • • • • • WATER LIFE "Water Life", the art of Aida Muluneh. Ethiopia @aidamuluneh  #aidamuluneh  #africanartist  #africanphotographer  #water  #life  #desert  #people  #allegory  #poetry  #ethiopia  #africa  #geneva  #afrodyssee 

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During a shoot, one of our models taught us her favorite childhood game called 'Ampe', a game which originated in Ghana. 🇬🇭 Rules: The leader and another player jump up at the same time, clap, and thrust one foot forward when they jump up. If the leader and the other player have the same foot forward, the leader wins a point. If they are different than the other player becomes "it" and plays against the remaining players. If only two players are playing, they keep score until a certain number of points determines a winner. 💃What a fun way to end a shoot!

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Sunday Mediation... This is not a drill, you are not here by mistake. Yes, I suppose you weren’t meant to be here- because that’s how the system was built. But here you are, in all your glory. You being here is a rebellious act in itself. We are all rebels in some form or another. Music by @noselectionofficial 

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FLOATING BUTTERFLIES The mesmerizing world of Cédric Mizero @cedric250  #cedricmizero  #africanartist  #africandesigner  #butterfly  #fisherman  #gashora  #rwanda  #africa  #geneva  #afrodyssee 

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BLACK Black by Ituen Basi. Style Ituen Bassey. Photo CkKnight. Hair Zubby Definition. Mua Bronzy Pro. Muse Eniola Abolarin @ituenbasi  @ituenbasiworld  @ckknightphoto  @zubbydefinition  @bronzypro  @eniolaabolarin  #ituenbasi  #fashion  #africandesigner  #africanphotographer  #africanmuse  #africanhairdesign  #womenswear  #nigeria  #africa  #geneva  #afrodyssee 

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JANGO Portrait by George Philip. Kenya @___george_philip  #portrait  #africanphotographer  #nature  #melanin  #kenya  #africa  #geneva  #afrodyssee 

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DANDYISM Plate 26. Afro dandyism. Homme africain by Yohji Yamamoto @yohjiyamamotoofficial  #yohjiyamamoto  #fashion  #dandyism  #sartorialism  #dapper  #africandandy  #africanman  #feather  #blackmenwithbeards  #rings  #nyc  #geneva  #afrodyssee 

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Esto es de generacion en generacion 😍✌#afro  #primas  #estilo  #blue  #afrodyssee  #rizos  #amomipelo  #primas  #vacation  😍viva chicas #rizadasespaña 

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In the northern regions & islands of Mozambique an interesting tradition has formed over the years. There is as much mystery about the origins of this tradition as the way it's actually spelt. M'siro, Mussiro, Musero, which ever way its spelt drew me in. It was not on my radar when I booked the trip to the northern regions of Mozambique, but it added a nice cultural dimension to the trip. Every place I went to it was spelt differently & each session I photographed the women would tell me different information. I'm all for learning from the people who carry the tradition out rather than running to Wikipedia, so I was happy to hear their stories, theories & reasonings. The consensus of this tradition of painting their faces is that it acts as a moisturising cream. This is the common answer, traditionally it was for women who were yet to be married, but time has blurred these lines. This was also a tradition that was practiced in the north but has since spread across the country. Regardless of why or where it is practiced, the process is the same. The women take a piece of the Musiro tree. The branch or hunk of wood is then ground on a stone that is wet with water. The repetitive rubbing wears the wood away into a nutrient rich paste. This paste is then applied to the face. During my trip I saw many different styles of face painting. Some women just lathered it on while others applied intricate patterns in their mask. The consistency differed also. Regardless of where it was or what the mask looked like it was a great tradition to find & one that makes me wanting to return to that colourful corner of Africa.

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Bleu dur 🌒 Muse: @_____mado_ #blackorchids 

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FRANCO THE RHUMBA SORCERER François Luambo Luanzo Makiadi aka Framco the sorcerer of the guitar. By Jean Depara. 1954. Kinshasa #francoisluambo  #jeandepara  #africanphotographer  #rhumbamaster  #guitatist  #afrivanartist  #portrait  #africanrhumba  #rhumba  #congolese  #kinshasa  #congo  #drc  #africa  #geneva  #afrodyssee 

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FLOATING, FLYING - THE STORY OF ANAM Stunning collab between kenyan artists Margy Modo from Karamoja, Elizabeth Korikel from Turkana and Chebet Mutai from Nairobi. "In Lake Turkana, the largest desert lake in the world, lives Anam, the last water spirit of the great Rift Valley (...) This is one of the first picture even taken of her." Photo Migwa Nthiga. Muse Chebet Mutai. Mua Suki. Hair Corrine Muthoni@chebet_mutai  #margymodo  @lizkorikel  @jackielebo  @kitalebird  @migwa  @sukimakeupafrica  @corrinemuthoni  #chebetmutai  #elizabethkorikel  #migwanthiga  #fairytale  #africantale  #anam  #africanmuse  #africanphotograper  #africanartist  #africanfabric  #africanhairdesign  #laketurkana  #eliye  #kenya  #africa  #geneva  #afrodyssee 

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9.28.19 Safe space + pool party out Masapa | #ebshotmeh  #eswatini 

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9.28.19 Safe space + pool party out Masapa | #ebshotmeh  #eswatini 

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9.28.19 Safe space + pool party out Masapa | #ebshotmeh  #eswatini 

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R E A L I T Y : I cannot teach you how to pray without words uttered through your lips that reflect your desires. . . . . Interesting how assumptions shape our reality.#time #vsco #broadmag #minimal #visualminimal #pellicolamag #portrait #solarcollective #papermagazine #minamilistart #afrodyssee  #magazinecover  #TheLookout #hunterscout  #photooftheday #portrait  #nigeria #minimalmovement  #coverbookstyle #melanin #metonthehubl #visualart #oddones #mtl #a7rii #portraitstream #vscomag #shadows 

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"I think so I am" said Descartes.we don't achieve anything without development of the mind,we do not reach anything and our day life can not develop:it evolves but without advance.take time for introspection,take a step back and open your mind to get some good inspirations.#mentalhealth  #mindwork  #cogitation #blackandwhite  #model  #black  #body  #afrodyssee  #darkskin  #blackmodel 

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If the plan doesn't work change the plan but never goal👊🏾 • • • 📸 By @jemmimaklls  #afrodyssee  #happiness  #blackgirlmagic  #congopositif  #africangirl 

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"Joga da Bandeira" As crianças são o futuro, presente e passado de uma nação. Lançada na abertura da exposição "Kalunga System" Um filme de Verkron 🎬📽️Direção : @hemak_verkron3  e @resem_verkron  Correção de cor : @hugosalvaterra  Câmera e direção de fotografia :@resem_verkron  🙌🏾🎬📽️#shortfilms  #verkron  #Kalungasytem  #verkron_oficial  #afrodyssee  #beautifulbizarremagazine  #africa  #jahmek  #comtenporaryart  #comtenporary  #newartist  #artafricain  #shortfilm  #filmmakersworld8 

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I like to feel the butterflies in the stomach, I like to go home and have a restless night and wonder how I'm going to be able to accomplish this feat, get jittery. That hunger and those butterflies in the stomach are very essential for all creative people. -Amitabh Bachchan- Muse @Iam_nosah #blackgirl  #afropunk  #afroteenmag  #afropolitainmagazine  #teenvouge  #Photoshop  #photography  #melanin  #Blackgirl  #Photooftheday  #fineartportrait  #fineartportrait  #Blackpower  #Creativeportrait  #followforfollow  #blackwoman  #Fabulousbanji  #feminine  #4thfinger_  #ahamibeleme  #Pinterest  #osengwa  #afrostylemagz  #vogueeko  #afroellemag  #afrodyssee  #okayafrica  #Vonwong  #artmagazine  #art  #artist  #creative 

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