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Best of the Springs celebration

The Gazette hosted the Best of the Springs celebration Thursday evening at the Pikes Peak Center.

Kimberly Shelton has a hair-raising experience from Mateos' Ali Raetz in the lobby of Pikes Peak Center.

Kimberly Shelton has a hair-raising experience from Mateos' Ali Raetz in the lobby of Pikes Peak Center.

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Thomas Langeland, left of Ross Auction, and Jason Duffy of KOAA Channel 5 check out the 2014 Best of the Springs.

Thomas Langeland, left of Ross Auction, and Jason Duffy of KOAA Channel 5 check out the 2014 Best of the Springs.

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Singer Sean Waldron, left, with Chris Cochran of Nevada Auto Sales at the Best of the Springs party.

Singer Sean Waldron, left, with Chris Cochran of Nevada Auto Sales at the Best of the Springs party.

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Ronald McDonald with young guests at the 2014 Best of the Springs announcement party.

Ronald McDonald with young guests at the 2014 Best of the Springs announcement party.

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Turu Marx-Eurich, left, and Michelle Marx of Coquette's Bistro celebrate a Best of the Springs win and their new downtown Colorado Springs location.

Turu Marx-Eurich, left, and Michelle Marx of Coquette's Bistro celebrate a Best of the Springs win and their new downtown Colorado Springs location.

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Sitting on the stage of Studio Bee, guests check out the 2014 Best of the Springs.

Sitting on the stage of Studio Bee, guests check out the 2014 Best of the Springs.

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Juanita Canzoneri, left, and Wendy Daniels-Gillam from Commonwheel Artists Co-op learn their are top Best of the Springs winners during their 40th anniversary year.

Juanita Canzoneri, left, and Wendy Daniels-Gillam from Commonwheel Artists Co-op learn their are top Best of the Springs winners during their 40th anniversary year.

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Olivia Thompson moves to the music in Studio Bee during the Best of the Springs party while Nathan and Melissa Willers look on.

Olivia Thompson moves to the music in Studio Bee during the Best of the Springs party while Nathan and Melissa Willers look on.

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Sitting on the stage of Studio Bee, guests check out the 2014 Best of the Springs.

Sitting on the stage of Studio Bee, guests check out the 2014 Best of the Springs.

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Checking out the Best of the Springs winners were, from left, club DJ Harrison Charter, actor Dante Martinez and friend Jeremie Doyal.

Checking out the Best of the Springs winners were, from left, club DJ Harrison Charter, actor Dante Martinez and friend Jeremie Doyal.

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A group from R U Tattooed visited vendors at the Best of the Springs party at Pikes Peak Center.

A group from R U Tattooed visited vendors at the Best of the Springs party at Pikes Peak Center.

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Beth Alessio, right, of Ronald McDonald House Charities greets Eddie and Rosemary Aguilar from El Taco Rey at the Best of the Springs announcement party. Ronald McDonald House Charities, a previous Best of winner, received donations from those entering the party at Pikes Peak Center.

Beth Alessio, right, of Ronald McDonald House Charities greets Eddie and Rosemary Aguilar from El Taco Rey at the Best of the Springs announcement party. Ronald McDonald House Charities, a previous Best of winner, received donations from those entering the party at Pikes Peak Center.

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Lindsay Yarger from Mateos gives Ty Olson a relaxing after-work chair massage at the Best of the Springs party.

Lindsay Yarger from Mateos gives Ty Olson a relaxing after-work chair massage at the Best of the Springs party.

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Kim Baugh and Kelli Crosby, left, from Synergy Manual Physical Therapy, visit with Beth O'Brien of Colorado Springs Health Partners at the Best of the Springs party.

Kim Baugh and Kelli Crosby, left, from Synergy Manual Physical Therapy, visit with Beth O'Brien of Colorado Springs Health Partners at the Best of the Springs party.

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TV personalities Zac Thaxton, Rachael Plate and Brittany Bailey visit at the Best of the Springs announcement party.

TV personalities Zach Thaxton (KOAA), Rachael Plath (KRDO) and Brittany Bailey (KRDO) visit at the Best of the Springs announcement party.

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From left: Kelly Reardon, Bekah and Boyce Burley from Platinum Group Realtors try out some of the food samples at the Best of the Springs party.

From left: Kelly Reardon, Bekah and Boyce Burley from Platinum Group Realtors try out some of the food samples at the Best of the Springs party.

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Leah Strom and Tom McClung welcome Bill Neal of Ross Auction to the 2014 Best of the Springs announcement party.

Leah Strom and Tom McClung welcome Bill Neal of Ross Auction to the 2014 Best of the Springs announcement party.

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Mike MacGuire, left, from Platinum Group Realtors, and Brian Cooper of Unified Title at the Best of the Springs announcement party.

Mike MacGuire, left, from Platinum Group Realtors, and Brian Cooper of Unified Title at the Best of the Springs announcement party.

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From left: Vicki Schillinger, AnnaMarie Schillinger and Talia Chiapuzio from Honest Accurate Auto Service, at the Best of the Springs party.

From left: Vicki Schillinger, AnnaMarie Schillinger and Talia Chiapuzio from Honest Accurate Auto Service, at the Best of the Springs party.

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Boriello Brothers owner Mike Clemente, left, and Bill Stein celebrate a Best of the Springs winning year.

Boriello Brothers owner Mike Clemente, left, and Bill Stein celebrate a Best of the Springs winning year.

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Sean Waldron entertained the Best of the Springs audience.

Sean Waldron entertained the Best of the Springs audience.

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Boriello Brothers owner Mike Clemente, left, and Bill Stein celebrate a Best of the Springs winning year.

Boriello Brothers owner Mike Clemente, left, and Bill Stein celebrate a Best of the Springs winning year.

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Dinah Lopez and Dave Darrah of Gringo Dave's Electric find their winning page in the 2014 Best of the Springs.

Dinah Lopez and Dave Darrah of Gringo Dave's Electric find their winning page in the 2014 Best of the Springs.

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At the Best of the Springs party: Becky Leinweber, Uriah Trounce and Sarah Steph from Stockman Kast Ryan.

At the Best of the Springs party: Becky Leinweber, Uriah Trounce and Sarah Steph from Stockman Kast Ryan.

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Luisa Graff, Rachel Blickenstaff and Kristin Sokolowski at the Best of the Springs announcement party.

Luisa Graff, Rachel Blickenstaff and Kristin Sokolowski at the Best of the Springs announcement party.

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Entertainer Randy Rodriguez, left, visits with Chase Kintz and Laurie Bullock from Marco's Pizza.

Entertainer Randy Rodriguez, left, visits with Chase Kintz and Laurie Bullock from Marco's Pizza.

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Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

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Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

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Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

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Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

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Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

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Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

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Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

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Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

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Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

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Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

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Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

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Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

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Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

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Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

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Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

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Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

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Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

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Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

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Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

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Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

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Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

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Kimberly Shelton has a hair-raising experience from Mateos' Ali Raetz in the lobby of Pikes Peak Center.

Kimberly Shelton has a hair-raising experience from Mateos' Ali Raetz in the lobby of Pikes Peak Center.

Thomas Langeland, left of Ross Auction, and Jason Duffy of KOAA Channel 5 check out the 2014 Best of the Springs.

Thomas Langeland, left of Ross Auction, and Jason Duffy of KOAA Channel 5 check out the 2014 Best of the Springs.

Singer Sean Waldron, left, with Chris Cochran of Nevada Auto Sales at the Best of the Springs party.

Singer Sean Waldron, left, with Chris Cochran of Nevada Auto Sales at the Best of the Springs party.

Ronald McDonald with young guests at the 2014 Best of the Springs announcement party.

Ronald McDonald with young guests at the 2014 Best of the Springs announcement party.

Turu Marx-Eurich, left, and Michelle Marx of Coquette's Bistro celebrate a Best of the Springs win and their new downtown Colorado Springs location.

Turu Marx-Eurich, left, and Michelle Marx of Coquette's Bistro celebrate a Best of the Springs win and their new downtown Colorado Springs location.

Sitting on the stage of Studio Bee, guests check out the 2014 Best of the Springs.

Sitting on the stage of Studio Bee, guests check out the 2014 Best of the Springs.

Juanita Canzoneri, left, and Wendy Daniels-Gillam from Commonwheel Artists Co-op learn their are top Best of the Springs winners during their 40th anniversary year.

Juanita Canzoneri, left, and Wendy Daniels-Gillam from Commonwheel Artists Co-op learn their are top Best of the Springs winners during their 40th anniversary year.

Olivia Thompson moves to the music in Studio Bee during the Best of the Springs party while Nathan and Melissa Willers look on.

Olivia Thompson moves to the music in Studio Bee during the Best of the Springs party while Nathan and Melissa Willers look on.

Sitting on the stage of Studio Bee, guests check out the 2014 Best of the Springs.

Sitting on the stage of Studio Bee, guests check out the 2014 Best of the Springs.

Checking out the Best of the Springs winners were, from left, club DJ Harrison Charter, actor Dante Martinez and friend Jeremie Doyal.

Checking out the Best of the Springs winners were, from left, club DJ Harrison Charter, actor Dante Martinez and friend Jeremie Doyal.

A group from R U Tattooed visited vendors at the Best of the Springs party at Pikes Peak Center.

A group from R U Tattooed visited vendors at the Best of the Springs party at Pikes Peak Center.

Beth Alessio, right, of Ronald McDonald House Charities greets Eddie and Rosemary Aguilar from El Taco Rey at the Best of the Springs announcement party. Ronald McDonald House Charities, a previous Best of winner, received donations from those entering the party at Pikes Peak Center.

Beth Alessio, right, of Ronald McDonald House Charities greets Eddie and Rosemary Aguilar from El Taco Rey at the Best of the Springs announcement party. Ronald McDonald House Charities, a previous Best of winner, received donations from those entering the party at Pikes Peak Center.

Lindsay Yarger from Mateos gives Ty Olson a relaxing after-work chair massage at the Best of the Springs party.

Lindsay Yarger from Mateos gives Ty Olson a relaxing after-work chair massage at the Best of the Springs party.

Kim Baugh and Kelli Crosby, left, from Synergy Manual Physical Therapy, visit with Beth O'Brien of Colorado Springs Health Partners at the Best of the Springs party.

Kim Baugh and Kelli Crosby, left, from Synergy Manual Physical Therapy, visit with Beth O'Brien of Colorado Springs Health Partners at the Best of the Springs party.

TV personalities Zac Thaxton, Rachael Plate and Brittany Bailey visit at the Best of the Springs announcement party.

TV personalities Zach Thaxton (KOAA), Rachael Plath (KRDO) and Brittany Bailey (KRDO) visit at the Best of the Springs announcement party.

From left: Kelly Reardon, Bekah and Boyce Burley from Platinum Group Realtors try out some of the food samples at the Best of the Springs party.

From left: Kelly Reardon, Bekah and Boyce Burley from Platinum Group Realtors try out some of the food samples at the Best of the Springs party.

Leah Strom and Tom McClung welcome Bill Neal of Ross Auction to the 2014 Best of the Springs announcement party.

Leah Strom and Tom McClung welcome Bill Neal of Ross Auction to the 2014 Best of the Springs announcement party.

Mike MacGuire, left, from Platinum Group Realtors, and Brian Cooper of Unified Title at the Best of the Springs announcement party.

Mike MacGuire, left, from Platinum Group Realtors, and Brian Cooper of Unified Title at the Best of the Springs announcement party.

From left: Vicki Schillinger, AnnaMarie Schillinger and Talia Chiapuzio from Honest Accurate Auto Service, at the Best of the Springs party.

From left: Vicki Schillinger, AnnaMarie Schillinger and Talia Chiapuzio from Honest Accurate Auto Service, at the Best of the Springs party.

Boriello Brothers owner Mike Clemente, left, and Bill Stein celebrate a Best of the Springs winning year.

Boriello Brothers owner Mike Clemente, left, and Bill Stein celebrate a Best of the Springs winning year.

Sean Waldron entertained the Best of the Springs audience.

Sean Waldron entertained the Best of the Springs audience.

Boriello Brothers owner Mike Clemente, left, and Bill Stein celebrate a Best of the Springs winning year.

Boriello Brothers owner Mike Clemente, left, and Bill Stein celebrate a Best of the Springs winning year.

Dinah Lopez and Dave Darrah of Gringo Dave's Electric find their winning page in the 2014 Best of the Springs.

Dinah Lopez and Dave Darrah of Gringo Dave's Electric find their winning page in the 2014 Best of the Springs.

At the Best of the Springs party: Becky Leinweber, Uriah Trounce and Sarah Steph from Stockman Kast Ryan.

At the Best of the Springs party: Becky Leinweber, Uriah Trounce and Sarah Steph from Stockman Kast Ryan.

Luisa Graff, Rachel Blickenstaff and Kristin Sokolowski at the Best of the Springs announcement party.

Luisa Graff, Rachel Blickenstaff and Kristin Sokolowski at the Best of the Springs announcement party.

Entertainer Randy Rodriguez, left, visits with Chase Kintz and Laurie Bullock from Marco's Pizza.

Entertainer Randy Rodriguez, left, visits with Chase Kintz and Laurie Bullock from Marco's Pizza.

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

Gazette Best Of Gala Thursday April 17, 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney

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