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Downtown Norfolk

Norfolk’s walkable, waterfront downtown is the urban hub of the city full of shopping, entertainment, restaurants and excitement!

Marinas

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Brew Norfolk

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Family Time in Norfolk

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Outdoor Recreation In Norfolk

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Bayou Bon Vivant

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African American History in Norfolk

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Town Point Virginia Wine Festival

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Performing Arts

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Pet Friendly Activities

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LGBTQ+ Things To Do In Norfolk

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Admirals Hockey

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Cuisine and Cocktails in Norfolk

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TowneBank Fountain Park

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Sports in Norfolk

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Cruise Information

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History in Norfolk

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Weekend Away

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Nightlife in Norfolk

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Coffee and Desserts

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Fishing

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Water Sport Rentals

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Virginia Zoo

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Seafood in the City

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Bikeable Norfolk

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Group Packages

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Museums

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Outdoor Dining

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Wine and Wineries

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Learn to Sail

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Nauticus Museum / Battleship Wisconsin

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Norfolk Tides Baseball

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LGBTQ+ Resources

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Virginia CaribFest

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Public Arts and Galleries

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Arts and Entertainment in Norfolk

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Open Late

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Slover Library

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Festivals in Norfolk

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Shopping in Norfolk

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Shop Like a Local

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Chrysler Museum / Perry Glass Studio

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Harbor Cruises

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Multicultural Experiences in Norfolk

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Norfolk’s Top BBQ Joints

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Being On The Water In Norfolk

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Hampton Roads Pride

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Norfolk Tour Company

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Events

Every season is event season in Norfolk, See what’s on deck in Downtown and plan your visit!

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MacArthur Center Events

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Dec262022

Elf Door Discovery

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Nov092022
Jan012023

Nauticus’ WinterFest on the Wisconsin

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Oct132022
Dec132022

Neighbors: Selected Works by Glen McClure

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Jan082023

Exhibit – Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari Club

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Dec012022
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Holiday Train Exhibit at Selden Market

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Feb122023

NEON Art Tour

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Nov302022
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A Merry Little Christmas Carol

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May012022
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THIS WILL BE FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS

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Dec082022
Dec182022

The Twelve Dates of Christmas

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Girl’s Night Out

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Dec092022

Holiday Pops!

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Dec102022

Silversun Pickups

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Dec102022

12 Bars of Christmas Crawl® – Norfolk

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Apr102022
Dec182022

Glassmaking Demo

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Dec112022

A TRADOC Holiday 2022

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Dec142022

The Front Bottoms

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Dec162022

Jeezy

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Dec162022
Dec182022

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

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Dec162022

Titty Titty Bang Bang

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Dec172022

“A Caribbean Green Christmas” 15th Annual Holiday

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Dec172022

The Messiah

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Dec172022

Turnover

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The Latest

Check out the latest, and greatest, happenings in Downtown, Norfolk.

Best Coffee Shops in Norfolk, VA

Coffee is an essential part of our daily routines, so we’ve rounded up the best places to get your…
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Norfolk Military Reunion Itineraries 

Home to multiple military sites and attractions Option 1: Anchors Away Morning – Head to…
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Your Guide to Unique Hotels in Downtown Norfolk, VA

Downtown Norfolk is scattered with fantastic hotels, but we wanted to…
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September 2021 Event Guide

Norfolk has a great line up of September events. From football games, festivals to sports events, there is plenty…
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Best Healthy Restaurants in Norfolk, VA

We’ve all heard that wellness starts within. Whether you’re looking for an afternoon…
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October Event Guide 2021

Old Dominion University Football Games Now Through NovemberKornblau Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium Join us at ODU…
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Attractions

Don’t miss these must-see attractions while you’re in Downtown.

TCC Roper Performing Arts Center

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TowneBank Building

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Kenmure (William Lamb House) – Private Residence

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Virginia Symphony

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Waterside Marina

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Lone Sailor Statue

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Lime Electric Scooter

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Freemason Street Baptist Church

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Legends of Music Walk of Fame

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Waterside District

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The Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception

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The Generic Theater

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Norfolk State University Planetarium

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Elmwood Cemetery

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The Tide Light Rail

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Virginia Stage Company

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Allmand-Archer House | Private Residence

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Festivals of Festevents

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Martin Luther King Monument

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Windows on History

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Virginia Arts Festival

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Chrysler Museum / Perry Glass Studio

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City Cruises by Hornblower

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Harbor Park

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The NorVa

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Wells Theatre

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Armed Forces Memorial

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Trail of Honor

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Moses Myers House

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Trolly Pub Norfolk

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TowneBank Fountain Park

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Slover Library

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The Cannonball Trail

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Norfolk State University

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The Perry Pavilion

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Nauticus Museum / Battleship Wisconsin

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Mariner IV

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St. John’s African Methodist Episcopal Church

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Assembly

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Hurrah Players

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Sail Nauticus

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American Rover Sailing Cruises

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Battleship Wisconsin

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Chrysler Hall

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Victory Rover Naval Base Cruises

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Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center

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Hampton Roads Naval Museum

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Pagoda Garden Tea House and Gallery

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Offsite Gallery

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The NEON House

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Scope Arena

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Monticello Arcade

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Pedego Norfolk Downtown

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Taylor-Whittle House – Private Residence

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Addington-Petty Dickson House | Private Residence

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First Calvary Baptist Church

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Meet@319

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Mermaids on Parade / Mermaid Trail

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West Point Monument at West Point Cemetery

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Carrie B Showboat

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Camp-Hubbard House | Private Residence

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Virginia Opera

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First Baptist Church

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The Attucks Theatre

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

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L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center

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Sgt. Carney Marker

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Elizabeth River Trail

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Blue Ridge Excursions

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Poplar Hall – Private Residence

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Town Point Club

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John Cary Weston House – Private Residence

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The New Saint James Holiness Church of Christ Disciples (St. Peter’s)

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Schooner Virginia

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Owen B. Pickett U.S. Custom House

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Queen Street Baptist Church

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MacArthur Memorial

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Hunter House Victorian Museum

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Town Point Park

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Glass Light Hotel & Gallery

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Epworth United Methodist Church

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Restaurants

They call Norfolk, “The City With Bite.” Find out why by trying a couple of these places while in Downtown.

D’Egg Diner

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Hair of the Dog Downtown

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Southern Eats

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Norfolk Smoothie

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Aunt Dorian’s

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Buffalo Wild Wings

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WHERE TO STAY

Have a look see at all the lodgings and accommodations in Downtown, Norfolk.

Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel and Convention Center

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Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel

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Courtyard Norfolk Downtown

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Hilton Norfolk The Main

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Residence Inn by Marriott Norfolk Downtown

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Wyndham Garden Norfolk Downtown

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Glass Light Hotel & Gallery

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Neighborhood Guide

Norfolk is a unique city made up of bustling neighborhoods that each have their own character and vibe. From historic neighborhoods like Ghent to the urban waterfront of Downtown, Norfolk’s neighborhoods have something for everyone. 

Downtown

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Freemason

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NEON District

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Ghent

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Chelsea

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Park Place / Railroad District

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Riverview

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Larchmont / Lochhaven

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Oceanview

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Military Highway / Airport

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