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Flowing right through the heart of central London, the Thames River offers a dramatic backdrop to the city's famous skyline with landmarks lining its shores. Walk along the riverfront from Westminster to Tower Bridge and you'll pass London icons such as the London Eye, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London, St Paul's Cathedral, Southbank, Shakespeare's Globe, and the London Bridge.

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The London Dinner Cruise on the Thames River

The London Dinner Cruise on the Thames River

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Enjoy a memorable evening of food, wine, and entertainment on this showboat dinner cruise on the Thames River in London. Feast on a 4-course dinner aboard your sightseeing boat as you sail past London attractions such as the Tower of London, the London Eye, and Tower Bridge, all illuminated at night. While you eat and admire the sights, enjoy live entertainment from a cabaret singer, and, if you wish, take to the dance floor.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$103.82
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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

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Discover the grandeur of London aboard the open-top, double-decker Big Bus on this hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. With your 1-, 2-, or 3-day ticket, design a personal itinerary with stops including Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral and more. Enjoy unobstructed views and onboard commentary as you view the city’s highlights and upgrade to the fast-track London Eye option to get an aerial view of the city aboard the London Eye giant observation wheel. Hop off at Westminster Pier or Tower of London stop to enjoy a Thames River cruise.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$43.77
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$43.77
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Thames Barrier Speedboat Experience to/from Embankment Pier - 75 minutes

Thames Barrier Speedboat Experience to/from Embankment Pier - 75 minutes

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Whet your appetite for adventure with a high-speed Thames river RIB experience. Soar over the surf of London’s iconic river and gaze at impressive monuments as your adrenaline levels soar. Listen to commentary from a knowledgeable guide over a state-of-the-art speaker system and see popular attractions from a totally unique vantage point. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to only 12 passengers.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.28
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Thames Lunch Cruise with 2-Course Meal

Thames Lunch Cruise with 2-Course Meal

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Partake in a unique sightseeing excursion on this delightful lunch cruise along the Thames River. See the best of London’s riverside attractions on a cruise from Tower Pier to Westminster. Stroll the deck, savor a delectable 2-course meal, and admire great views of the London Eye, the Tower of London and more. An onboard bar offers additional drink options for spicing up your afternoon (own expense).
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.70
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High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London

High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London

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Let your adrenaline levels go through the roof during a white-knuckle ride on the Thames River. Climb aboard a modern RIB (rigid-inflatable-boat) and satisfy an appetite for adventure as you soar past iconic landmarks like Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the London Eye. Enrich your knowledge of English history as you listen to illuminating onboard commentary, and experience the exhilaration of super-fast speeds up to 35 miles (56 km). Enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$63.06
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Windsor Duck Tour: Bus and Boat Ride

Windsor Duck Tour: Bus and Boat Ride

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Explore Windsor by land and sea on a 1-hour duck tour of the historic town. Depending on whether you want to spend more time on the road or in the river, you’ll choose from two different tours. Tick off top attractions such as Windsor Castle, Royal Mews, and Long Walk & Crown Estate, before plunging into the Thames River for a cruise. Throughout the tour, listen to history-rich commentary from your guide.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.27
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London in a Day Private Custom Tour
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London in a Day Private Custom Tour

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Discover the spectacular sights of London according to your own personal itinerary on a private custom tour of the vibrant capital with a knowledgeable guide. Opt to enjoy a half- or full-day tour and customize your itinerary according to your cultural and historical interests. Allow your expert guide to pre-plan logistics like public transportation and reservations, and then delve into the capital’s rich history by listening to illuminating commentary. See iconic attractions like Big Ben and the Tower of London, and stray from the conventional tourist trail for a unique experience of London.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$158.28
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Thames 24 Hour Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise

Thames 24 Hour Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise

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Discover the sights and history of London from the water on this leisurely cruise down the Thames River. With your 24-hour pass, enjoy unobstructed views of the city’s main riverside attractions like the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament from within an all-weather vessel, and hop on or off at any stop along the way. Create your own London adventure.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.76
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$28.76
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London In One Day Tour with Changing of the Guard with London Eye option
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London In One Day Tour with Changing of the Guard with London Eye option

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Get to know London in one day on this sight-packed, full-day tour with a guide. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, see top London attractions such as Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, and enjoy fast-track entry and a guided tour of St. Paul's Cathedral. Watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, and then visit the Tower of London. Break for a pub lunch, and receive a ticket for a Thames River sightseeing cruise to use after your tour or another day. For a bird's-eye view of the city, upgrade to include a ticket for the London Eye in the evening.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$147.31
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London In a Day: Tower of London, Westminster Abbey & Changing of the Guard
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London In a Day: Tower of London, Westminster Abbey & Changing of the Guard

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Limited time in London doesn’t have to mean a limited view of the capital. Soak up the key sights in just one action-packed day on this guided small-group tour. Explore Westminster Abbey and watch the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace. Then cruise the Thames River to Tower Bridge and explore its inner workings before delving into British history at the Tower of London.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$180.98
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Tootbus Must See London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Thames River Cruise

Tootbus Must See London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Thames River Cruise

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See the best of London without the stress of rigid tour times and massive crowds on this hop-on hop-off bus tour. With your flexible pass, hop aboard the double-decker, open-top bus for a comfortable sightseeing excursion. Great for kids and adults, your pass offers multiple route options with stops at main attractions like Big Ben, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and more. Bonus features include a free city walking tour, a Thames River cruise, and local discounts.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.10
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Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course
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Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course

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Explore Oxford University’s famous regatta course on this 50-minute Thames River sightseeing cruise in Oxford. Hop aboard your sightseeing vessel in the heart of Oxford and cruise out onto the famous waterway. Listen as your guide sheds light on the city’s rich history, and discover local landmarks such as Folly Bridge, Christchurch College, the Oxford University boathouses and the Meadows. Share the waters with rowing eights, punts, university boats and cruisers, and watch the banks for sightings of native river wildlife.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$17.27
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Thames River Jazz and Dinner Cruise

Thames River Jazz and Dinner Cruise

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Watch the Thames River light up at night on a dinner cruise with live jazz. Kick-off your night with a glass of sparkling wine as you glide into the current, and spot the iconic Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, the London Eye, and Tower of London. Enjoy jazz classics along with swing and Latin tunes, then relax over a 3-course dinner in a heated cabin. Savor dishes like cheese and charcuterie, chicken escalope, and strawberry swirl cheesecake with berry compote, with plenty of time to take in the sights between courses.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.20
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London Thames River Dinner Cruise

London Thames River Dinner Cruise

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Take to the Thames for a sparkling river dinner sailing past London’s waterfront sights. Settle at your table to savor a delectable dinner and admire floodlit city sights such as Tower Bridge, the London Eye, and Big Ben as you eat and relax, and enjoy enchanting live entertainment.
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$152.92
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London by Night Sightseeing Tour - Open top bus

London by Night Sightseeing Tour - Open top bus

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Experience the enchantment of London after hours on a night sightseeing tour. Aboard a double-decker bus, take a trip through the city to see illuminated attractions like Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, and the London Eye. Hear fascinating facts about passing sites and insider tips on where to visit in the bustling capital city from your expert guide.  
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$33.67
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London City Sightseeing Tour Including Tower of London and City of London

London City Sightseeing Tour Including Tower of London and City of London

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See London’s most spectacular sights on a bus tour of England’s cultural capital. Listen to commentary from a guide as you explore the city by coach and foot. See the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral, learn the history behind of the Tower of London, and admire the colossal skyscrapers of the City of London. Even better, the experience includes a ticket for a one-way River Thames sightseeing cruise to be used on the day or another time.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$115.04
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PRIVATE London Helicopter Tour from Biggin Hill

PRIVATE London Helicopter Tour from Biggin Hill

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Experience London’s iconic landmarks and famous skyline from the ultimate vantage point as you soar overhead in a helicopter. Take off from North Weald Airfield in Epping and fly over central London, the City, and the River Thames. Listen as your pilot points out London’s most memorable sites and enjoy fantastic aerial views of Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral, and the London Eye.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$798.32
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Vintage London Bus Tour Including Thames Cruise with Optional London Eye

Vintage London Bus Tour Including Thames Cruise with Optional London Eye

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See London’s signature sights by vintage Routemaster bus and Thames River cruise on this sightseeing tour. Board a retro, red double-decker bus London Routemaster, and enjoy stellar views of top London attractions including the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Westminster Abbey. Then, after a short Thames sightseeing cruise, ride your London double-decker to Buckingham Palace for a photo stop or to witness the colorful Changing of the Guard ceremony. If you wish, upgrade to add a visit to the London Eye, Tower of London, or UNESCO-listed Stonehenge after your tour.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.70
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Total London Experience with London Eye, Tower of London, St Paul's
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Total London Experience with London Eye, Tower of London, St Paul's

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Visit some of London's most iconic landmarks on this full-day tour, including a Thames River cruise and a ride on the famous London Eye. Take a tour of St. Paul’s Cathedral and admire panoramic views of the capital from your air-conditioned coach. There’s a chance to get a taste of Royal London too, as you tour the notorious Tower of London, view the Crown Jewels and watch the traditional Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Best of London Including Tower of London, Changing of the Guard, with a Cream Tea or London Eye Upgrade

Best of London Including Tower of London, Changing of the Guard, with a Cream Tea or London Eye Upgrade

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See the English capital’s top landmarks on this most comprehensive of London magical tours. Take a tour of beautiful St Paul’s Cathedral, then make a photo stop at Westminster Abbey. Watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace and visit the Tower of London, where you'll have free time for lunch (own expense). Enjoy an extended river sightseeing cruise, and upgrade to cap everything with a London Eye flight or cream tea at Harrods.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.89
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Emirates Airline Cable Car and One Way Uber Boat by Thames Clippers journey
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Emirates Airline Cable Car and One Way Uber Boat by Thames Clippers journey

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See London from two spectacular perspectives with a combo ticket for the Emirates Air Line Cable Car and the Thames Clipper river bus. A great way to avoid the notorious traffic jams of England’s capital city, this hassle-free package saves you time waiting in line on the day and includes an admission ticket to the Emirates Aviation Experience.
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  • 1 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$27.64
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London Vintage Bus Tour Including River Thames Cruise with Optional Lunch
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London Vintage Bus Tour Including River Thames Cruise with Optional Lunch

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Hop aboard a vintage double-decker bus for a comfortable sightseeing bus tour through London! On this fun-filled excursion, see main attractions like Big Ben and the Tower of London, take a Thames River cruise past Westminster and the London Eye, and watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Upgrade to include lunch at a traditional British pub.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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2-Hour Cycle Tour of Oxford

2-Hour Cycle Tour of Oxford

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See more of Oxford in less time, and get up close and personal with its world-famous scenery, on this small-group biking tour of the city and its major landmarks. Meet your guide in the center of Oxford, and climb on your cycle. Begin by discovering the Bridge of Sighs and other historical landmarks in the city center before heading to the Port Meadow and cycling along the Thames River. Finally, see the former residences of famous Oxford denizens like J.R.R. Tolkien.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.09
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Ghost, Ghouls and Gallows Walking Tour with Boat Ride

Ghost, Ghouls and Gallows Walking Tour with Boat Ride

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Delve into London’s dark history on an evening ghost tour of the city’s royal parks, ideal for thrill-seekers and history buffs. Under the cloak of darkness, explore dimly-lit parks and historic buildings while listening to spine-chilling stories from your guide. Plus, enjoy a Thames River cruise which concludes at the Tower of London, reputedly London’s most haunted landmark.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Should I book Thames River tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Thames River can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 113 Thames River tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Thames River 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Thames River costs USD 11.50. Guided Thames River tours start around USD 11.50 per person. See all 113 Thames River tickets and tours on Viator.
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