59112660199531898200 
28179699279564651020 
23512318571930428184 
53589223190736998736 
45731650435193926016 
73324514451990398311 
96802953119087557912 
28182159640465487415 
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59112660199531898200 
28179699279564651020 
23512318571930428184 
53589223190736998736 
45731650435193926016 
73324514451990398311 
96802953119087557912 
28182159640465487415 
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