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>> eric: hello and welcome to america's news headquarters, this sunday morning. i'm eric shaw. >> jamie: it's a very special sunday. this is an epic event underway in the u.k., i'm jamie colby. this is the diamond jubilee. royal jubilees celebrate milestones, this is 60 years since she first took the throne in the coronation on june 2, 1952, a full year after her father had passed away. here's a look back at that incredible moment. >> while seated on king edward's chair, where from the archbishop she accepted the orb, symbolizing the dominion of the cross over the world.
then, holding the septor, hands of power and justice and the oldest emblem of authority, she takes the rod, a sign that justice and mercy must always be her concern. for a small boy, prince charles behaved admirably and was allowed to see the coronation itself, performed by the archbishop. >> eric: queen elizabeth is england's second longest serving monarch. she can eclipse number 1, just 3 years from now, following queen victoria who served on the throne 63 years. only five other kings and queens have reign more than 50 years. martha, what a magnificent celebration we have seen. but do you think she's waiting to be number 1? in 2015, she can beat queen victoria and maybe then, is there speculation that she could
hand over the throne to prince charles? >> reporter: well, it's true that in just a few short years, she could be the longest reigning monarch in british history, which would be a huge milestone. and if that happens, we will be doing some version of this all over again. but as for this succession, it is very clear. the queen said and you showed the amazing black-special-white movies from that coronation, which was so sfk at the age of 25 years old. she said, this had fallep on her at a very young age and she vowed to serve the rest of her days, whether they be long or short, is a paraphrase of her quote when she was cornaded. it will succeed to charles her son. there is really very little talk, if any, that is substantial that would prove that anything otherwise would happen. prince charles is next in line.
have you to remember, in royal family, they feel that this is ordained to them, that it is really a religious and spiritual role as well. it is not for, mere human beings to skip the line of succession. edward viii was the only example of an abdication which was a huge scar on the royal fam le's history. so it will indeed go to charles and then to prince william. although they might like to skip over charles, some of them, that is not in the cards from anything we can see. >> eric: what is the mood there? have you thousands of boats on the river there. hasn't been anything like this for 350 years? i mean, wow! >> reporter: it's extraordinary. it's extraordinary. it does remind us of british history. king henry viii took his barge from hampton court with the crown and there were the watermen. we spoke to a current waterman yesterday, they talked built
history in england of using it as a line of transportation from the court to the tower of london and they would protect the crown itself as well as the monarch. and there was an amazing parade like this, so there is a great history of these kinds of river pageants in the course of british history. that's what we are recreating today. there is a famous portrait that shows the river when it was wider. the city has encroached on the river and made it more narrow over the course of history. so in the painting, there are thousands of ships in the river and that was the inspiration for this incredible scene we are seeing today. >> eric: you know, martha, they have been through so much and it hasn't always been positive. we think of the tragic death of princess diana and the controversy. how have they managed to turn this around for the royal family
and their image? >> reporter: well, a couple of things have been in their favor, eric. one is the people they have had to work with. the princes have really come into their own. they are presenting a wonderful way forward. they have a committee in the royal family called the way ahead group. they literally have meetings, the queen and prince phillip and now william as well. they work on orchestrating the future over the course of the year. that group has damage an amazing job of turning around the public image and solidifying it. then, have you a p.r. effort on the part of clarence house, which has done a masterful job in presenting the young princes in their military capacity and the dutchess of cambridge has made a major contribution to the scene as well. so the days of the windsor castle fire burned and the queen had a sad look on her face throughout the year and things were not really going well for
the royal family, i think they have solidly put that behind them, between the wedding and this event, which will go on for 3 days and then they have the olympics in july. so a p.r. effort and very good material to work with by the p.r. folks has really changed the image of the royal family. they near a high point. >> jamie: and you mentioned that the middletons were on a royal barge as well. that seems pretty significant. >> reporter: yes, it is significant. the royal family does not easily embrace outsiders. there is no obligation, you know, you think back to princess diana's funeral. the spencers, once the divorce happened, were very much on the outs. they were not included in royal events. and sarah ferg son -- ferguson is not riding on the barges, so people who are outside the family are outside the family. the middletons are in-laws, but they are very much a part of the scene and the queen has been
very gracious in giving them a royal position today. there is a beautiful shot of queen elizabeth ii and phillip who has been by her side 60 years and beyond. there was a lot of excitement, you know, looking at the younger members of the family when they went by. but this woman is the focus of the day, queen elizabeth ii is in her glory and enjoying the kickoff of the major events this weekend. >> jamie: market ashe seems to feed off the crowds and the excitement. it's been really excitement to watch. there is more. we will check back with you, shortly. thank you so much. >> eric: just fabulous. she does the wave -- >> jamie: that's not-- we saw her. >> jamie: there is a turn to it. >> eric: she was at the u.n., she drives by and we are like, who do you think you are?
the queen? and she was. pretty amazing. her country has seen a lot in the last 60 years, since she went to the throne in 1953. during her reign, she has given regular audiences to 12 prime minister, the first sir winston churchill and six roman catholic popes and 11 american presidents we are following her diamond jubilee, live from london, all day. stay live with us. you have the best seat in the house. thank you. >> jamie: it's the place to be. fox is the place to be to follow the race for the white house. after bleak news on the unemployment rate, sparking fiery words on the sunday show, both sides using the numbers to show why their candidate belongs in the white house, steve
centanni following this, live in washington. hi, steve. i bet the emotions were running pretty high. >> reporter: well, yeah. republicans are pointing to friday's dismal job numbers to make their case and democrats are focusing on economic progress that has been made, however small. all of this played out on the sunday talk shows. here's ed gillespie. >> the problem is that this administration and this president, policies are hostile to job creators. we see that on any number of fronts, whether it is the excessive regulations and the mandates. the mandate in the president's health care bill alone was estimated to cost 850,000 jobs in our economy by the congressional budget office. >> reporter: the economy has been the focus of the romney campaign. friday's jobs report offered further ammunition, job growth stalled and the unemployment rate rose to 8.2%. romney saying americans have
entrusted the world's largest economy to a man who has no experience. but democrats say that president obama saved the economy and that the slow-down in job growth is only temporary. >> president obama arrived to find 700,000 jobs lost a month. we continued to lose jobs as a result of a recession that began before he got here. since early 2010, when the job picture began to recover, we have added over 4 million jobs, every single month since then. nobody is happy with the rate of job creation deadr today. but i believe without the policies that the president put in place, we would not have this level of job creation. >> reporter: democrats say congress is partly to blame for not passing the president's initiatives that would put more construction workers and teachers back on the job. back to you. >> jamie: thanks? >> in syria, president assad is deflecting blame. he says his government had nothing to do with last week's massacre of innocent civilians.
instead, he accuses terrorists and what he calls extremists for the horrible bloodshed calling them, quote, monsters. the comments come in a speech to the parliament, more than 100 civilian, half of them children, were slaughtered in a village. the death count has been climbing since the uprising began several months ago. the united nations has so far put the death toll at least 9,000 people. >> jamie: so tragic. in the middle-east, iran is upping the ante in its nuclair program. a new warning from the supreme leader, the ayatollah khomeini, putting israel on notice, saying that any military attack will be met with a, quote, lightning response from tehran. tough talk as negotiations over iran's nuclear program appear to be stalled. joining us live, a former israeli ambassador to the united nations, a fox news contributor.
ambassador, are there sanks that are not in place that will grape grab tehran's attention? >> well, good morning, jamie. yes, there certainly are. what we are seeing with the so-called tough talk by the iranian leader is the world is talking while the iranians are walk. they are not just walking, they are racing toward a bomb and actually using thena naivete and the inexperience of the western leadership and getting them to talk, talk and talk again, talk in istanbul, talk in baghdad, talk in moscow. meanwhile, they are playing the talk and they are about to achieve nuclear capacity, which will create a world none of us wants to live n. so the world has to get its act together. the president who quoted roosevelt and said that you
should walk softly and carry a big stick should start using that stick and making the iranians understand that if they don't stop the grasp for nuclear weapon, the military option is not only to the table, but will be used to stop iran because a nuclear iran is a horrible, horrible scenario, which none of us will ever accept. >> jamie: for everybody. but israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is calling on the world at a minimum to take out one of the enrichment facilities in iran. why doesn't israel take the lead on that? >> well, israel is waiting for the international community to lead the way. israel is allowing the diplomatic effort to work. but there is very little time and the essential elements which people have to realize is time.
we do not have time. we cannot afford to go to sleep and wake up one morning with a nuclear iran just as we did with a nuclear pakistan and a nuclear north korea. iran is going to be far more dangerous than any of those countries because it has aspirations to rule the middle-east and the arab and muslim world and change civilization as we know tare very, very clear. but we are allowing the world to try and make sanctions work. but the world has to understand that time is running out. i believe that we are just talking months, we are not talking years. if nothing really changes in the next few months, and the world does not do what it is expected to do and must do, i assure you israel will because while a military strike on iran may be dangerous and have its dangers, living with a nuclear iran, having a nuclear iran is far
more dangerous and that is something that no israeli leader will allow to happen. >> thank you so much. live from tel aviv. >> eric: we are following a disturbing story out of arizona this morning. a gruesome discovery, multiple bodies found burned beyond recognition in this suv, raising question this is morning whether or not the mexican drug cartels could have struck inside our country. we will have a live report on this breaking story ahead. >> jamie: florida's defending a decision it needs clean house on its voter registry. the state says it's helping to stop voter fraud. but the federal government accuses florida of something more sinister. >> eric: and we will go live to london and the queen's diamond jubilee festivities. we will have more as they celebrate queen elizabeth ii's 60 years on the throne. i was pushing my kids in a stroller
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filling the river thames in her honor. 60 years ago, the queen first wore the crown. and her son, prince charles, said, you know what? it could his mother some getting used to. >> incredibly heavy. that's why you know, my ma had to practice so much wearing it. you have to to learn how to wear it for long periods because the ceremony goes on quite a long time. you can end up with a terrible headache. i remember my ma coming up and wearing the crown, it was quite funny, for practicing. >> eric: fascinating. he describes how heavy the crown and was having to get used to t. we are taking a look at the tower bridge, where the flotilla is heading. once she arrives there, the
finale will begin. a big show set to music. we are following it live, martha mccould youan is there. we -- mccowan is live there. we have spectacular coverage of this day,. >> jamie: back at home, a lanto go after voter fraud, sparking a major controversy in a key battleground state. the justice department is warning florida, stop what some are calling a voter purge. peter doocy is following that, live in washington. >> reporter: right, jamie. florida's republican secretary of state wants to make sure everybody on his voter rolls is a legal voter. he put together a list of potential noncitizens out of 11.3 million registered voters, they came back with 2600 who might not be citizens am but 58% of the people on the list are
hispanic, so some are crying foul, calling it a voter purge and it's not fair. but not everyone on the list is a minority. like this world war ii vet. >> i never have any trouble. vivoteed here almost 15 years, right here. and i voted in brooklyn. i lived in brooklyn... i really don't understand it. to me, it's like -- an insult. >> reporter: so there is a concern by some that some folks who are on the role's list might be kicked off. but a spokesman for the secretary of state says that if we receive cred and i believe reliable information, we must act on it, race or party never a factor. our focus is identifying and removing ineligible voters from the roles because that's our job. but the department of justice thinks this might be a violation of the voting rights act and a national voter registration act and threatened florida, writing,
quote, to enable us to enforce federal law, inform us by june 6 that the action of florida will be taking. specific low, please advise whether the state will cease the practice so the department can determine what further action, if any is necessary. mitt romney leads president obama by one half of 1% in the latest real clear politics average of poll, in the state where every vote counts, the outcome will carry extra meaning. >> jamie: looks like it. thanks? >> guess what? there is a voter fraud investigation now in the wisconsin recall race. the fox news voter fraud investigation will look ahead at allegations of fraudulent absentee ballot applications that one election wonders could be part of a plot. the election is tuesday. is this instance isolated or could there be more to come? straight ahead, a royal
celebration. queen elizabeth marking her diamond jubilee. we'll continue the live coverage, look at london with the festivities, with much, much more, straight ahead. >> i have before you all, that her life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and to the service of our great imperial family, to which we all belong. [ female announcer ] research suggests the health of our cells plays a key role
>> jamie: it is the diamond jubilee, straight back to london. queen elizabeth ii, diamond jubilee celebration, 60 years on the throne,tons of thousands of spectators, lining the river thames to watch her flotilla go by. six decades ago, she rose to the throne, amid pageantry. look at the celebration back
then. >> the first to swear allegiance, her husband, phillip, duke of edinburg. he told her, i will live and die against all manner of foes, so help me god. following a ross for lunch, the procession returning to buckingham palace added another exciting chapter to coronation history. it was joined by the prime ministers of six nations, followed by sir winston churchill. >> jamie: so breathtaking. our martha mccowan, martha, you are looking very british now in your trench coat. we have enjoyed your coverage. you have a guest who has told us some things about the inner
workings about the royal household. >> reporter: you know what? you can't take a trip to london without a trench coat. it's pouring rain and very cloudy, very british weather to celebrate the queen today. we have seen that it is still coming down. paul, great to have you with us. paul spent 11 years working by the side of queen eliz beghts and at the wedding. you showed me the window of your room at the top level of buckingham palace. talk to me about queen elizabeth, the person and what she is really like. she has a reputation of being dour and you claim that's not at all. >> that's not true. behind closed doors, slaes a wife, a mother and a grandmother. viseen the personal moments. i can tell you, she's warm, kind, affectionate. the first person to hold my newborn babies were her majesty because she was a surrogate mother to me, too. she told me about life.
she's a very wise woman, i woman who you would want to be your grandmanager. >> it's interesting, this week, there was a special on television that had prince charles, showing the videos of him and princess ann on the beach with their parents. some of the videos, it was the first time we had seen them, it showed a very warm relationship between prince charles and his mother and he talked about her and how much it meant to him, how proud he was of her on this day. and we are getting a window -- and we wouldn't be, if the royal family didn't want us to have the window, into the intimate family nature of the windsors that maybe they have protected from the past. >> that's right. the queen has taken a personal interest in all of her children's lives and her grandchildren's lives. i remember being at windsor with the queen and she would say to me, oh, paul, william's going to come out for tea, we nude a tea table for two. so when william was 11, 12 years
old, she was taking a personal interest in his life and that's the way tell go forward. >> reporter: the other thing that strikes me when you look at the pictures and the coronation picture is that the royal fam family that she grew up in was a very tight family. they were a very close-knit group of four. she lost her mother, the queen mother and princess margaret in the early part of 2001, or so. >> yes. >> reporter: that was very difficult for her? >> very difficult for the queen. the king always recovered to them as "we four." they love family life. and that life will resume in the summertime when she goes to the castle because she has all of her family around her. and the tea time, 5:00. she will say to everyone, come down for tea. and everybody has to be served a cup of tea by the queen. by their mother or grandmother.
she runs the household, although prince phillip is always in charge. >> reporter: queen elizabeth at the wedding last summer and other pictures, she always is in a monochrome outfit. we are competing with the music outside right now. >> and the celebration. she's looking much better now. whoever is dressing her is making a better job of it because the queen is looking spectacular today. and she has. what have you seen, you have seen the queen mellow and grown into this new queen, which is smiling and relaxed at the wedding. today, she is thoroughly enjoying this. the river thames has seen nothing like this for 350 years. >> reporter: she is 86 years old and standing in the pouring rain on a whole day on the boat.
and we are hunkered down here. but they seem to be doing great. we will have more with paul boroughs here in london, with the queen's diamond jubilee. >> jamie: thank you. see you in a few. >> eric: back to the country that declared its independence from england -- us. a growing number of democrats in the election, voicing concerns that the obama campaign continue to attack governor romney's time at the private equity firm, bain capital. some fear it could backfire against the president. will it? here for a fair and balanced debate, we have a republican political analyst and campaign consultant. and lexus mcgill johnson, executive director for the american values institute. tony, alexis, welcome. >> thanks. >> eric: tony, you think the bain attacks will get traction?
>> they have not gotten it yet. you saw it in the republican primary when newt gingrich and rick peritried the attacks. but president obama and his campaign were going to be more effective in attacking governor romney on this. what has happened, they have created a firestorm in which the most powerful counter narrative have come from cory booker, by almost neutralizing the attacks from the start. but now you have former governor ed rendell saying, not so fast. bill clinton has called mitt romney's record as a business leader, sterling. have you deval patrick, the prodigy of mr. david axelrod saying he supports private equity and bain capital. so when have you gotten the most powerful counter narrative from your opposition, have you scored a major victory. >> eric: alexis, what does it mean when prominent democrats,
including former president clinton say that mitt romney has done good work as a businessman? >> i think what it means is that there is a little bit of disagreement in the democratic party -- surprise, surprise. when you look at the folk who is have been criticizing this bain narrative, bill clinton, harold ford and cory booker, they have depended quite a bit on wall street money in their own run, right? there is no surprise that perhaps it's airing dirty laundry in the democratic party. but there is a contention that is disconnected from the mainstream, working-class party of democrats that believes that we should be doing the attacks. i would argue that they are fundamentally in violent disagreement with where the majority of americans are. >> alexis, that may be true fit were not for the fact -- and go to open secrets dot-org that, president obama raises more
money from private equity than anyone else in history. he has received more money from bain capital than mitt romney -- according to the washington post. >> eric: say that again. >> mitt romney has received less money than barack obama from bain capital. president obama comes to new york and has no problem galavanting around wall street and private equity firms to raise money. but if you claim that they are ill-gotten or morally hazardous profits, the bad word in the obama economy, how can you ethically say, it's fine as long as it's running my campaign. >> eric: alexis, why not say, we have to give the moan back issue this is dirty bain money. >> i mean, surprise, surprise, there are patriotic bain supporters, as well as people in wall street who really want to have this conversation and really want to vet mitt romney's record. right? the question that we should be
asking is will mitt romney's record at bain or as governor of massachusetts translate into the experience that we need at this time to get americans back to work? and when you look at his record at bain, he was not a job creator. when you look at his record as governor of massachusetts, he was not a job creator. massachusetts ranked 47th in job growth out of 50 states. so the argument here, or the message we need to be telling is that mitt romney has been a job destroyer most of his career. >> eric: tony? >> the opportunity for mitt romney tow talk about bain is why this has backfired, 80% of the bain capital has become profitable and successful. mitt romney has had a net job growth as governor and ceo of bain capital, more than the president can say. having a war on profits like the president has been conducting, might work as a community organizer, but it doesn't work as the president of the united states, when have you to have the private -- >> we have, four millionion jobs
have been created. >> 8.2 unemployment. >> look at where we started. >> hua lower unemployment rate with george bush, than with president obama -- [overlapping dialogue] >> we have started off losing 70,000 jobs a month and we have created over 4 million jobs. if the republicans get blind a real ajebd aas opposed to one that punishes the president and protects their interest, we would see more jobs? >> there's the argument, bain or not. thank you. >> 1.9% economic growth -- that's not progress. >> thank you. >> eric: thank you. >> jamie: speaking of progress na moment, we will take a look across the pond as the queen's diamond jubilee celebration is in full swing. we will show you more of day 2 of the four-day-long festivities, with queen elizabeth floating down the river thames in a majestic display.
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>> jamie: this is a fox news alert. a gruesome discovery in the desert of arizona. five bodies burn the beyond recognition, authorities say, found inside this charred suv, in a rugged, mountainous area, details still coming in. but investigators say all signs point to the drug cartel violence spilling into the u.s. casey segall is in los angeles with the latest. >> reporter: investigators say these bodies were burned so badly they cannot identify their gender or ethnicity. this is happening in a remote
area of arizona, 35 miles or so south of phoenix. u.s. border patrol agents, spotting tracks in the early-morning hours, leading off the main highway into the dessert. had they follow the tracks, they found a white ford expedition that launched off the highway and in the distance, they could see the vehicle smoldering. >> there wasn't somebody in the front driver's seat or in the front passenger seat and the position of the bodies lead us to believe that -- there is likely other people that were there. >> reporter: four of those victims were in the back cargo area of the suv. the other was in the rear passenger seat. officials will have to determine if they were dead before this fire was set. now, this part of arizona sits between the mexico bordert and city of phoenix, making it a popular smuggling corridor near cartel, bringing in humans, weapons and drugs to the u.s. interior and deputies in that
county were involved in more than 350 high-speed pursuits last year alone. jamie, sheriff deputies say that many of those pursuits involved drug cartel members. a developing story, one we are keeping our eye on and we will keep you updated throughout the day. >> jamie: it's a disturbing one, casey. >> reporter: it is. >> eric: jamie, we will be heading back to london and our top story this sunday morning, the queen's diamond jubilee. during the reign, she has gone to 116 countries sent 3 1/2 million letters. she has entertained 58,000 people a year in her house. would you do that? ealth of our cells plays a key role
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>> jamie: it is difficult to even describe, a massive flotilla of ships, one carrying queen elizabeth ii down london's river thames, all part of her diamond jubilee today, a spectacular event marking 60 years since she took the throne. the finale of the spectacular is also going to happen on the river. it's about to begin. the show is set for music at the tower bridge and we are going to continue our live coverage here
on fox. don't miss it. >> eric: he was called the most trusted man in america. uncle walter. for many of us, cbs news anchorman walter cronkite epitomized the no-nonsense newsman. but a new book offers surprising revelations about the news ank oar who was watched by millions. liz trotta joins every sunday at this time and knew walter cronkite and worked alongside with him. >> good morning. >> eric: what about the new book and what's in it? >> i tell you, it is so interesting, the critics of this book are -- who are trying to find every imperfection they can are really trying to hold walter cronkite up to the standard of today, that includes, you know, every news freak you can
imagine, every incompetent reporter, every blogger. this is the standard by which they judge this. i mean, just a quick look at the headlines, new biography of cbs newsman, walter cronkite, dents his halo. new book dents walter cronkite's image. walter cronkite biography reveals dark side of former newsman. brinksly reveals the bad side of world's most trusted man. well, i mean, it is really terrible, if you are going to try to make your name as a reporter, by criticizing walter cronkite, you better have the heft to do it. so far, i don't see anyone with the heft or the experience or the talent, who belongs in the category to criticize him. yes, diwork for walter cronkite on the "cbs evening news," i agree with all the accolades and all the trust that america
placed in him as america's most trusted man. now, this book, which is 819 pages long, if you subtract 152 pages for the acknowledgements and the glossary, the list of interviews, et cetera, you can have 667 pages. it is really too long. there are many, many names in it. and many names, of course, that i know. but i don't think the general public knows the napes and probably doesn't care. they are not really fully sketched-out people. there is no real personal kind of portrait drawn of these people who worked with cronkite. the closest anybody comes to it is his long-time producer and the last of the great cbs newsmen standing, sandy socolow. and much of the information in the book came from him.
it's a narrow spotlight. it's very much about walter cronkite, which it should be -- it's a biography. but you don't see the context of what goes on around him. they naturally concentrated on the cronkite moment, which is supposedly -- which is when he said, you know, that the vietnam war was mired in stalemate, followed by a hypocrifull incident and lyndon janson said, if i have lost cronkite, i have lost the midwest or i have lost the country or lost the war. cbs has no record of that, nor do they say it happened. that was made by the johnson white house. so that is mired in a lot of fog. but by and large... it's a flatly written book. all of the excitement if fascination of the characters involved really isn't brought to life. i think he was overwhelmed by
his subject. >> eric: finally, liz, you are a diligent gum-shoe reporter, you write every page of the 812 pages -- does the book take the sheen off? >> oh, heavens no, heavens, no. you know, cronkite's secret was very simple. first of all, he was the nicest guy you would ever want to meet special work with. and america picked up that quality because they can see it through the camera. so he was america's decent, nice man. and second, he was a helluffa news guy. he was trained, as you know, by the united press, he served in world war ii as a correspondent, all of that. i mean, he knew how to get news without any opinion on it, without any kind of twist on it. and so it's really quite sad that today's journalists are trying to look for his so-called dark side. >> eric: the last word. liz frot aalways great to see
you. >> thank you. >> eric: thank you for the insight. >> jamie: coming up, much more on our continuing coverage of the queen's diamond jubilee celebration. we'll give you a close look as the queen's flotilla goes down the river thames and reaches the grand finale. c'mon dad! i'm here to unleash my inner cowboy. instead i g heartburn. [ horse neighs ] hold up partner. prilos isn't for fast relief. try alka-seltzer. it kills heartburn fast. yeehaw!
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