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we need one. >> extend the search in to the arc. it's hundreds of miles long. >> what do you say. >> have patience and let the auvs do their work. it takes time to search the bottom and we have to let them work. >> that's good evening, i'm bill weir, a new mission is underway right now to try to find flight 370. we will take you live to austria for the very latest on the search. also a potentially important step to calm tensions in ukraine. while both hands hold up there and of the bargain?
we begin with new developments in south korea. only a small part of the ship remains visible in the heavy seas off jindo island and the captain turns out was not at the helm when tragedy struck. live at the search staging area she has the very latest for us. >> there was just a news conference that wrapped up an hour ago involving some of the major players in this search and rescue operation which at this point all the people involved are still calling this a search for survivors. there are still 271 people missing, 25 bodies so far have been recovered. those numbers have not fluctuated much but this is major news. divers have now been able to enter part of the whole. now that they have done that
they are expected to make some significant progress today. there is more news about the captain. talking about whether or not he was at the helm, he was not. that is according to some of the investigators on this case and that is feeling a lot of frustration and anger here among the families who are in this third day, beginning to lose so. you can see the weather is awful, the parents are still standing at the dock looking out at the water and not hearing any good news. >> as you say still officially calling it a search and rescue at this time. i know they are bringing and cranes to help in the operation. when do they arrive and what are they supposed to be able to do? >> the very first of the cranes is now at the scene of where the sunken ferry is. even though you can see the whole, the tiptop, it is
considered to be essentially completely submerged, totally under the water. the large part of it is not visible anymore. and the crane is going to help lift part of the ferry out of the water. there can be a total of three that arrived on that side, two more expected later today. two more arriving later today but that is feeling a lot of emotions among the families because what they signify is this is no longer a search for survivors. is a long-term process of lifting the hall and those cranes are going to turn this from the search to more than actual recovery. >> and back to the development about the captain of being at the helm. has he made any comment or have there been any announcements made about whether he could possibly face charges? >> reporter: there has been some
word on whether or not he could potentially face charges. and the maritime law captain is expected to stay with the ship. even if there is any distress. the captain laughed but the conditions under which she left are very unclear. that has to play out. he has been questioned by the authorities. he made a statement apologizing to the families but that has not a peace to the people who are here at the dock. earlier this morning we heard them chanting, captain, come out. they want an explanation directly from this man. >> thank you for being us the latest. for more on the rescue we will talk now with the lieutenant who joins us by phone, he is a spokesman for the commander of the u.s. naval forces korea. thank you for joining us. a very busy and complex operation going on there. the ship now completely
underwater except for a very small portion. it is still being called a search and rescue at this point. is there hope for survivors? >> afternoon and thanks for having me. again i would just like to express our thoughts and prayers to the passengers of the ferry and their families during this difficult and uncertain time. we are still task with supporting the south korean navy and coast guard was search and rescue operations. we will do everything we can to assist our partners in the south korean navy and coast guard to bring back even just one more person to their family. >> there is still a chance perhaps. are the diverse inside the ship, what areas are they able to access, the no? >> we don't have divers. our contribution right now is with two helicopters, search and rescue helicopters and we also
have lead officers that are working with us to make sure we have good communications. right now that is what the u.s. navy is doing. we have good communications with our south korean navy counterparts and we're working closely with the commander on scene and right now that as our contribution to the search and rescue operation. >> are you able to talk about the complexity of this? the u.s. is supporting the koreans but what are the complexities at this point with the condition of the ship? >> as you know this is a very difficult area. hi maritime traffic in this area. also the weather has not been very cooperative. we continue to search the area with a sense of urgency and i can tell you that our folks that are out there doing everything they can to search the area and
do what they can to support the operations. >> we thank you for bringing us the latest on how this is a cooperation. thank you for joining us. we'll have much more on the rescue later on "cnn newsroom" including why it may not be unrealistic as we have been talking about to believe some of the missing passengers may still be alive. coming up at the bottom of the hour we will look back at how others have been able to survive after becoming trapped inside the sunken ship. the underwater vehicle is back in action as the search for malaysia fly airlines 370, on its fifth mission to the ocean floor. data scans found nothing of
significance. the blue fin has scanned 26 square kilometers, roughly 50 square miles. analysis of an oil sample from the search zone confirms it was not from the airplane. australia's top transport official estimates the cost of the prolonged surge could approach a quarter of a billion dollars. we're following all the latest developments from perth, australia. he joins us now live and everyone is waiting to see what, if anything, this can perhaps reveal. >> in trip five, mission five down there runs 200 feet above the surface of the ocean floor appeared four trips completed now, they have gone between a mixture of death, from 3200 meters down to 4700 meters. you remember the first trip was aborted because the software in
the blue fin 21 basically had a failsafe when it hit 4500 meters. it would resurface in that happened. they reprogram did and it has been down as deep as 4700 meters. that is quite a ways down. those trips not yielding anything in much of the evidence about mh-3700. trig number five is under way. we have spoken to people involved in the search to were telling us off the record that they are very confident they are in the right spot. we have heard people in the past say why haven't they found anything yet. sterilely five trips into this ocean floor search and we're told by those involved with the search they are happy with how the bluefin is performing and they are happy about where they are and they are hopeful. >> did they elaborate on why they feel they are in the right spot because if they don't find
anything in another week they will have to reassess what to do next. today elaborate on that? >> it is mainly because of how they have been able to narrow down, focus on the search working on the data they have from those suspected kings from the flight data recorders. not long ago we were talking about a search area of 1300 kilometers and it could take anywhere from six weeks to two months. now they say they have narrowed it down to a couple of hundred square kilometers and they figure they will cover that area in week or so. that is giving them confidence and the fact they have been narrowed down into that area, they feel it could not be anything else that mh-370 and they are in the right spot. they could be wrong but the confidence level, they're not pessimistic. they are confident they are in the right place now. >> with the search intensifying
underwater, is there still an active search for debris from ships that are in the region and airplanes continuing? >> that is an interesting question. only earlier this week that we heard angus houston that he expected the air and sea search to be wound down in the days coming ahead. has not happened, the planes are still up and about. we have a crew on one of them right now as we speak. we will be getting his report in the hours ahead. the ships are still out there, too. here we are in weak six and they have not found one scrap of surface debris. obviously that is a concern. they have not given up and that suggests they don't surrender in the hope of finding a surface to breathe as well. they are well away from where the "ocean shield" is and the bluefin is operating, that is
because of ocean currents and how the storms have been over the last few weeks. several hundred miles away from the bluefin. >> life for us, thank you. we'll have much more on the search for flight 370 later including a look at other technology that could be used to help find the missing aircraft. find out what this underwater vessel can do that the bluefin cannot. we will look into that coming up. this just in to cnn. news about mount everest. and a tragedy. ten people are missing and may have been killed in an avalanche on mount everest. an executive tells us that happened and high-altitude just above the climbers base camp located in the ice ball. we're told two climbers may have been killed and that is the
latest we have at the moment. we are making an effort to reach someone to talk more about what has happened there on everest. we'll bring you more information as we get it. still to come, diplomats strike a deal to try to ease tension in the eastern ukraine. questions remain over whether either side can keep up their end of the agreement. also had a break in the oscar pistorius trial. we will see if his testimony helped or hurt his case. a blis. i couldn't lay down i couldn't sit up because it burned so much. as first lady of our church we have meetings. we have activities. and i couldn't do any of that. any time anything brushed up against this rash it would seem like it would set it on fire again. it was the worst pain i ever had.
jewish leaders say they are fake and a provocation. meanwhile pro russian militants attacked an army base and the ukrainian soldiers opened fire killing three and capturing 63. some of the soldiers surrendered to the militants. diplomats in geneva say they have reached a deal aimed at calming tensions in eastern ukraine. the first face-to-face meeting between russia and ukraine since the crisis began. >> reporter: this summit was the first meeting aimed at resolving the crisis in ukraine. the meeting produced an agreement but one that seemed to lack critical specifics leaving its effectiveness in question. large in a joint statement that followed a marathon six our meeting top diplomats from russia, ukraine, the european union and washington called on all sides to refrain from
violence. called for a legal groups to disarm and recognize the crisis must be resolved by ukrainians themselves. >> we wanted to find concrete steps, not just words, but concrete steps that could be acted on immediately in order to diffuse the situation. large. >> what was missing from the agreements were details on how they would be implemented and enforced by authorities in kiev and moscow. feuding factions to blame one another for escalating the crisis. u.s. secretary of state john kerrey acknowledged russia have not committed to withdrawing troops amassed along its border with ukraine. washington and not ruled out further sanctions. >> i made clear to them today that if we are not able to seek progress on the immediate efforts to be able to implement
the principles of this agreement this weekend, then we will have no choice but to impose further costs on russia. >> reporter: the russian foreign minister made it clear moscow still demands constitutional reform in ukraine. it would set the stage for a federalized ukrainian state giving autonomy to eastern provinces dominated by ethnic russians. >> translator: in a statement that was passed there are also points about the needs to immediately have dialogue within the context of constitutional reforms. >> reporter: perhaps one of his most intriguing statements john kerry said authorities in kiev for prepared to accommodate calls for eastern ukraine for autonomy that it was up comment that lacked specifics. overall, this was a summit that attempted to strike a positive tone. the diplomats did agree to meet
again although it is not clear when that will happen. barack obama is reiterating his dancing military option is not on the table. he expressed skepticism about the geneva agreement. he said the deal to disarm groups in eastern ukraine is a promising public statement that he said we won't know for several days whether anyone is following through. mr. obama urge russia to do its part in helping ease the tension. >> the question now becomes will, in fact, they use the influence they have exerted in a destructive way to restore order so the ukrainians can carry out an election, move forward with decentralization reforms they have proposed, stabilize their economy, and start getting back, a path of growth and democracy.
>> russian president vladimir putin said the geneva talks were important to seattle and the crisis in the ukraine. he held his annual question and answer session with the russian public on thursday. >> translator: i hope the people will manage to understand what trap, what hit the authorities are going into. it is very important these talks have started because in my opinion it is important to think about how to get out of this situation to propose to people a real way for real dialogue. >> he also repeated his belief that the government in ukraine as illegitimate and does not represent the whole country. the interim government took over in february. also during the event he took a question from an unlikely source. edward snowden. we will let you know we asked
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the oscar pistorius murder trial is now long break 4 of the next couple of weeks. thursday he listened as the prosecutor tried to discredit the defense witness. forensics expert was grilled over his conclusions as to what happened in the bathroom where his girlfriend was shot to death. evidence relating to reeva steenkamp's ones and the speed of the bullets have been a key issue. we wrap up the week's testimony with the cnn legal analyst, kelly phelps.
>> this started off with oscar pistorius finishing his testimony. how do the fair? >> there were undoubtably areas that were damaging to his case. for example appointee seemed to muddy the waters of his defense and he was caught out in some inconsistencies. to stop damaging that ends up being for his case you can only tell and the defense has presented the rest of the evidence and we have a context against which to evaluate it. >> the shift from his testimony and cross-examination to more expert evidence and he was grilled by the state prosecutor. >> we saw allegations against his credibility and reliability as evidence and the validity of the test he had performed. one needs to put this into context. essentially what he was trying to do is get the state's evidence downgraded from official expert evidence because that has a higher persuasive value for the court.
is not all about saying he does not know anything he is speaking about. of course, he does. he is a recognized expert witness. he has testified in many cases. he is trying to get the persuasive value deleted. >> the key to this testimony is trying to strike at all parts of the state's case. >> he realizes the importance of validating the evidence. we have seen him put evidence at the sound of the cricket bat and could that have been the that it was mistaken for the gun shots. that would mean they heard the story is screaming and in terms of ballistics, his version of events suggesting the bullets were fired in quick succession supporting cuts story is' version of the dance rather than the state saying he shot slowly and intended to kill.
>> legal analyst talking with rob incur know about where the trial stands right now. we will go back later this hour for a lack of awareness high profile trial is headed once court resumes. next month. you're watching "cnn newsroom."next to the latest on the south korean. disaster including out passengers could possibly still be alive.
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welcome back to our piers in the united states and around the world. a look at the top stories this hour. as many as ten people missing after an avalanche on mount everest. the accident happened at high altitude just above the climbers base camp. the missing are sherpas or guide to have been setting ropes and preparing camps. just a short time ago divers managed to enter part of the whole of the south korean song and very. authorities are expecting to make significant progress today. 271 people missing since the ship capsized tuesday. so far 25 people are confirmed dead. the blue fin 21 underwater vehicle is on its fifth mission in the hunt for malaysia airlines flight 370.
data from the first four trips have yielded nothing of significance. analysis of an oil sample confirms it was not from the plane. top diplomats reached an agreement aimed at calming tensions in eastern ukraine. calls on all armed groups to be disbanded. all illegally seized buildings some heartbreaking personal stories are emerging from the south korean ferry disaster. cnn's pauline chu spoke with one parent who says she blames herself for letting her daughter go on the trip. >> reporter: christine kim encouraged her daughter to go on a field trip, but she resisted because she had just visited the resort island two months ago.
she successfully persuaded her daughter to go, and now it haunts her. says, "but they were all like my children." many parents feel helpless as search divers work around the clock. the country's president met with families thursday evening, promising to add more resources to the rescue effort. and with each minute that passes, christine kim aches for the daughter she loves so much. pauline chu, cnn, south korea. >> agonizing to see these grieving parents. it is still considered a search and rescue.
they are still not closing out hope, although it's fading, that there could be some way, some children on that ship might have survived. so divers are in the water. but bad weather continues to hinder the efforts. let's bring in samantha for a check on the weather conditions. >> the water temperatures are around 10 degrees, so the survival expectations there after this much time are low. but if they were in a spot where they could breathe and be away from the water, perhaps in an air bubble somewhere, there may be survivors still. so we can hope. at this location, still unsettled and the visibility is somewhat limited as we've been getting many reports in for the past 48 hours or so here. around 10 kilometers at this point in that region. so that's still going to be a
concern, just being able to get a good visual on anything that they could see there in the water. kind of cloudy out here, very overcast at this time. and those air temperatures on the cool side as well, right around 14 to 15 degrees around this part off the coast of south korea. and the winds really gusty here, especially when you get out over the open water out of the east, up around 28 kilometers per hour there on jeju island. so the windy and choppy conditions, the poor visibility continuing to challenge the rescue workers here. the pattern is unsettled. showers from time to time across the waters here, and then another system on approach will bring more rain in over the course of the weekend. so most of the rain is fairly light at this point, but it will limit visibility to a certain degree here as we head into the weekend.
so the weather model showing that next system moving out of eastern china, across the southern tip of south korea and then into southern japan, as well. now, this is the route that the ferryboat was taking, and it was plugging along at a normal rate of speed that a ferry would take. then it took this abrupt turn, and this is when they think something went terribly wrong and started moving to the north at a slow rate of speed at 4 kilometers per hour and abruptly changing direction here. so that's just one of the indicators that something failed and changed the direction in a very sad way. so here is how long you can survive in water this temperature, natalie. it doesn't look good, because water temperatures in between 10 and 15 degrees, you hit exhaustion in one to two hours.
so if they have found a spot in the boat away from the water, perhaps we can still see survivors here. >> that's what they're holding out hope for. samantha, thank you. it is still being called a search and rescue. many families holding out hope their loves ones are still alive somewhere inside that overturned ship. how could that be possible? cnn's brian todd will explain. >> reporter: rescuers in south korea are in a calculated but furious scramble, working on the assumption some passengers may still be alive. past accidents tell us it's very possible. november last year, an overcrowded ferry sank off thailand. about 200 people were rescued. february, 2006. an egyptian passenger ferry sank in the red sea. more than 300 were rescued there. there were even underwater
rescues after the costa concordia capsized in 2012. how can passengers survive? there's no more dramatic example than this. >> he's alive, he's alive. keep him there. >> reporter: may of last year. after a tug boat capsized off west africa, a diver thought he found the hand of a corpse, but the crew member had been alive for 2 1/2 days inside a four-square foot air pocket. >> just reassure him, pat him on the shoulder. >> the supervisor talked them through it. >> put your head under water. >> reporter: in less than 30 minutes, he was brought out safely. if there are survivors on board the korean ferry, they could take steps to help themselves. >> they need to find a watertight door that they would close and seal it like this. >> reporter: bobby skoaly showed
us where air pockets can be found. >> when they're in a small compartment like this with an air bubble, they have to stay calm and breathe shallow and conserve the oxygen in that space. >> reporter: aside from the danger and difficulty, she says there's also a danger in trying to pump air into the overturned vessel. >> if you drill a hole in that ship in a compartment that has air in it, you risk letting the air out and allowing the ship to start to sink even more. that risks those survivors that might be in that space. >> reporter: but she says south korean rescue teams are very capable with advanced equipment and the best training. she says they'll need every ounce of that now. brian todd, cnn, washington. and now to the latest on the search for the missing malaysian
airliner. the bluefin 21 underwater vehicle is now on its fifth mission to the indian ocean floor looking for the airplane. over six weeks, the air and sea search, as you know, has turned up no clues to the plane's whereabouts. repeated failures could lead to a new search zone as we hear from tom foreman. >> reporter: it's fine for searchers to talk about having a plan b, but we've heard a lot of plans since this plane went missing. just look over the past month how many search areas have constituted the plan of the time. all of these out here. this represents hundreds of thousands of square miles, even as if of them have overlapped, each one in its time to best plan they had. and now it's focused right here. this is where the bluefin has been working right up in this area. only covering a few dozen miles on the bottom of the ocean there, against very difficult conditions. this is where the visual search
is happening with planes and boats on the surface. this is the best they have. this is where they have to focus right now. but if this fails, this is what comes next. they're going to connect a couple of these pinging areas, establish yet another search zone. along that satellite arc described so early on in this process and search 11,000 square miles here. this is plan b. and they can call it that. but with all the changes we've seen, they could call it plan x, y or z. now, what if the bluefin 21 or some other vehicle does find the plane's wreckage? rose a flora shows us what would happen next. >> reporter: this could be the key to solving the mystery of flight 370. it's a remotely operated vehicle or rov for short.
once wreckage of flight 370 is identified, an rov like this one is likely the next crucial step in finding the plane's black box. it's controlled from the surface using this joystick. has lights to illuminate the stark black of the ocean deep. cameras transmitting back footage in realtime. and high frequency sonar to combat the notoriously difficult visibility in the area of the indian ocean where the plane is believed to be. but most importantly, the rov has robotic arms called manipulators. >> has jaws, open and close the jaws. >> reporter: they are essentially mechanical hands, able to retrieve objects from the ocean floor, far deeper than any human could withstand. a second manipulator can be
equipped with tools for cutting through metal such as on the fuselage of a plane. >> it would be ideal for a black box, not a problem at all to recover it back to the vessel. >> reporter: experts say top priority for investigators is to retrieve both the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder. this rov can go to depths of around 10,000 feet. but the rov that's brought to the wreckage of flight 370 could have to withstand the pressure of around 15,000 feet of water, underwater pulses were detected at that depth last week. and up like the bluefin, searchers are currently using, the rov is connected to the boat through a line called an umbilical and has a constant power source and is able to feedback information immediately. >> the rov can stay
subamericaned fsubamerican -- submerged for days. >> reporter: and the hope is it will be able to bring some answers to the surface. rosa flores, cnn. >> and again, the bluefin 21 drone on its fifth mission to search for the missing airliner. more news right after this. if i told you that a free ten-second test
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welcome back to cnn newsroom. diplomats say they have reached a deal to calm tensions in eastern ukraine. u.s. president barack obama is skeptical, though, about the geneva agreement, while russian president vladamir putin calls those talks important. mr. putin commented during his annual question and answer session with the russian public. here's more on the event, which included a question from a surprise guest. >> reporter: three pro-russian activists killed in the latest round of fighting. while in moscow, russia's president made clear with the russian people that military intervention in ukraine remains an option. >> translator: i can remind you that russia's federation council granted the president the right to use armed forces in ukraine. i very much hope that i will not have to use that right, and we will be able to solve all current burning issues in
ukraine by political and diplomatic means. >> reporter: just as he did with crimea, he positioned himself as the guardian of russian speaking citizens in ukraine's east. a region he told his audience had always belonged to russia until it was handed to ukraine in the 1920s. >> translator: we know for a fact we need to do everything to help those people to defend their rights and decide their fate by themselves. that's what we will be fighting for. >> reporter: on thursday, diplomacy negotiations began with russia, crimea, the eu and the united states. analysts aren't hopeful of a break through. >> russia has a list of demands that are interfering with ukrainian domestic fairs and ukrainian international status. it also makes it clear that it wants control, at least over part of ukrainian territory, even if this is not made
explicitly, this is certainly implied. >> reporter: there was one caller who addressed mr. putin on his program in moscow that stood out from the rest, edward snowden. >> does russia intercept, store and analyze the communication of millions of people? >> reporter: the president said, not exactly. >> translator: you have to get a court permission to bug a particular person. we don't have a mass surveillance system. it's illegal under our laws. >> reporter: shortly afterward, a question from a 6-year-old. he wanted to know if he was drowning if the u.s. president would save him. he said he felt he thought he would. diana magnay, cnn, moscow. >> the oscar pistorius murder trial is on break until after the easter holiday.
on thursday, however, the prosecution tried to discredit a defense forensics expert. the witness came under fire for his conclusions about what happened in the bathroom where girlfriend reeva steenkamp was killed. >> reporter: we've had 25 days of testimony. there's an adjournment now. court back in session on may 5. what can we expect? >> there are still some pivotal witnesses we are yet to hear from. we expect to hear from a psychologist or a psychiatrist, and that will be really pivotal evidence. both for the homicide charge and potentially for the murder charge to put his frame of mind in context. we also expect to see more neighbors coming to the stand and by all accounts, neighbors who were situated much more closely to pistorius' house than the neighbors we've heard from yet. and equally we haven't heard from the standards who we know were the first people on the
scene in the aftermath of the incident. and we saw from dixon's testimony that he laid an overview of the defense's forensic expert evidence. we now expect to see individual expert witnesses coming forward to lay the broad foundation. >> reporter: this is scheduled to go on until may 16, it might or might not go over that. when can we expect a judgment and what kind of judgment can we expect? this is going to be very detailed, isn't it? >> of course it's very difficult to speculate about that. usually in a regular case in south africa, it could take months. but we can see that this case really has been expedited. all parties involved have come together in order to speed up the process. so we would expect that the defense will finish putting their witnesses forward by the 16th. there will probably be a brief
adjournment. and it could take more than a day to read out the judgment. >> kelly fethe pistorius trial break. a literary giant has passed away. the author of classics like "100 years of solitude" and "love in the time of cholera" tied thursday at age 87. he won the nobel prize for literature in 1982. the colombian national had been hospitalized over the past month and treated for infection. he died at home in mexico city. cnn's raphael romo looks back on his life and work. ♪ >> reporter: by the time he won
the nobel prize in 1982, he was already an acclaimed writer. his works had already been published in multiple languages. garcia marquez would later tell adoring audiences that he always wanted to be a writer. >> translator: i knew that i was going to be a writer. i wanted to be a writer. i had the disposition, the energy, the ability to be a writer. i was always writing. i never thought about being something else. i never knew that i could make a living with this. >> reporter: his novel "100 years of solitude" published in 1967, made him a literary star. it sold more than 30 million copies throughout the world during his lifetime. it put a spotlight on the genre known as magical realism which reality and fiction clash, making it difficult for the reader to tell where one begins
and where one ends. his association was highly valued by world leaders. he had a special bond with cuba's castro and the cuban people, often visiting the island and appearing in public with the communist leader. also a screen writer in 1986, he founded an international film school in cuba with castro's full support. >> translator: it happened with film, i realized making a movie was infinitely more difficult than i thought. >> reporter: he continued to write and lecture in mexico where he lived for more than three decades. >> translator: you shouldn't expect anything from the 21st century. it is the 21st century expecting it all from you. >> reporter: with his health failing, he slowed down during the mid 2000s but still attended
events. on march 6, 2014, he walked out of his house to meet with fans, wishing him a happy 87th birthday. ♪ he was all smiles and seemed in good spirits but made no comments. garcia marquez's legacy is perhaps best captured by the nobel prize committee, writing about the author in 1982. a text that talks about the writer as a creator of one of the most accomplished storytellers ever. with his stories, he has created a world of his own, and its authenticity reflects a continent in its human riches and poverty. raphael romo, cnn. [ male announcer] surprise -- you're having triplets. [ babies crying ] surprise -- your house was built on an ancient burial ground.
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