Americans abroad have a lot to cope with. As if language barriers and cultural differences don't make your international travels difficult enough, there's also the fact that a lot of your favorite products look different in other countries, too. If you're on vacation in France, for example, and would like to get a pack of 'Sour Patch Kids', you have to look for 'Very Bad Kids' instead. And you won't find 'Rice Krispies' in New Zealand -- they're called 'Rice Bubbles' there. To help you make sense of these (little) nuances, here's a list of alternate versions of familiar products you've left in the United States.

#1

The Designs On These Lipton Tea Cartons In Japan

The Designs On These Lipton Tea Cartons In Japan

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80 Van
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1 month ago

I love when product boxes make a complete picture when they’re together.

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Ideally, companies would only have to come up with a great product and a convincing marketing program and they would have a worldwide winner. But despite the obvious advantages they could gain, many fear that global marketing, as popularly defined, is too extreme to be practical. Mainly due to the fact that customers and competitive conditions differ across countries or because powerful local managers will not stand for centralized decision making.

#2

Certain Food Items Must Show Their Excess Of Unhealthy Ingredients On The Packaging In Mexico

Certain Food Items Must Show Their Excess Of Unhealthy Ingredients On The Packaging In Mexico

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Hope Floats
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1 month ago

It's a great idea to highlight what some products contain, but I don't buy that the majority wouldn't buy it on that basis..

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So they choose market segmentation. It's the process of dividing a market of potential customers into groups, or segments, based on different characteristics. The segments created are composed of consumers who will respond similarly to marketing strategies and who share traits such as similar interests, needs, or in our case, locations.

Geographic segmentation is actually one of the most common and straightforward types of market segmentation.

#3

In Holland, Cool Ranch Doritos Are Called "Cool American"

In Holland, Cool Ranch Doritos Are Called "Cool American"

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Tiari
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1 month ago

Well, because nobody knows Ranch dressing in Europe. To this day I have no idea what it’s supposed to be.

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#4

You Can Get Oreo Sticks In Asia. Best Used As A Straw To Slurp Milk

You Can Get Oreo Sticks In Asia. Best Used As A Straw To Slurp Milk

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Drishti Pillai
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1 month ago

Whoever thought of this is a genius

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#5

The American Sweets 'Sour Patch Kids' Are Called 'Very Bad Kids' In France

The American Sweets 'Sour Patch Kids' Are Called 'Very Bad Kids' In France

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Drishti Pillai
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1 month ago

It's time to eat some very bad kids!

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#6

This Bag Of Ruffles I Bought In Mexico Came With A Hot Sauce Packet

This Bag Of Ruffles I Bought In Mexico Came With A Hot Sauce Packet

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Drishti Pillai
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1 month ago

Everything should come with a hot sauce packet imo

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#7

Red Solo Cups Labeled As "American" Cups In Netherlands

Red Solo Cups Labeled As "American" Cups In Netherlands

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Marcellus the Third
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1 month ago

Yes because these red cups are in every US soap or movie especially if any teenagers/ college students appear. Outside of that, completely unknown in the EU --- throwaway is white or transparent, unless something specific (say, a panda) drawn on there. Thus, 100% American.

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#8

In Asia We Have Pringle Noodles

In Asia We Have Pringle Noodles

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Monday
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1 month ago

I have questions...

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#9

How To Piss Off An American

How To Piss Off An American

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Wubbleyew
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1 month ago

Gonna need an explanation on this

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#10

Canadian Kraft Macaroni Has A Fork On The Box While American Has A Spoon

Canadian Kraft Macaroni Has A Fork On The Box While American Has A Spoon

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Kimora Cameron
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1 month ago

what about sporks huh

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#11

In Europe, Budweiser Is A Different Brand Of Beer — So You'll Find American Budweiser Sold As Just Bud

In Europe, Budweiser Is A Different Brand Of Beer — So You'll Find American Budweiser Sold As Just Bud

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Andrei Anghel
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1 month ago

Trademark. And the Czech one is by far better

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#12

In New Zealand, Rice Krispies Are Called Rice Bubbles

In New Zealand, Rice Krispies Are Called Rice Bubbles

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Rose the Cook
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1 month ago

They are Rice Bubbles in Australia also.

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#13

Smarties vs. Rockets. (Americans Call These Smarties, Canadians Call Them Rockets)

Smarties vs. Rockets. (Americans Call These Smarties, Canadians Call Them Rockets)

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Kimora Cameron
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1 month ago

i thought smarties were like m&ms... or is that just an aussie thing?

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#14

This "American Style" Pizza With Hot Dogs Stuffed Into The Crust

This "American Style" Pizza With Hot Dogs Stuffed Into The Crust

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Scagsy
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1 month ago

I could literally not imagine anything more repugnant

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#15

American (Top) vs. Australian (Bottom) Sour Patch Kids

American (Top) vs. Australian (Bottom) Sour Patch Kids

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Some Cool Guy
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1 month ago

Australian kids are in better shape.

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#16

Cocoa Krispies (United States) = Coco Pops (United Kingdom)

Cocoa Krispies (United States) = Coco Pops (United Kingdom)

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Rose the Cook
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1 month ago

Coco Pops in Australia.

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#17

Salted Eggs Flavored Lays Chips

Salted Eggs Flavored Lays Chips

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Some Cool Guy
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1 month ago

They have some crazy snacks in Thailand, mostly delicious.

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#18

Found These Canned Hotdogs In A Grocery Store In The Netherlands

Found These Canned Hotdogs In A Grocery Store In The Netherlands

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My O My
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1 month ago

As far as I can tell there are 6 sausages in the tin. Not a complete hot dog

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#19

These Lays Classic Potato Chips I Bought In China Are Called American Classic Flavor

These Lays Classic Potato Chips I Bought In China Are Called American Classic Flavor

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Drishti Pillai
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1 month ago

In India, we have "American Style Cream and Onion" as a Lays flavor (along with "Indian Magic Masala", "Spanish Tomato Tango", etc...)... Never knew cream and onion was supposed to be classically American haha

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#20

Tomato Flavored Pringle’s In China, Surprisingly Good

Tomato Flavored Pringle’s In China, Surprisingly Good

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Steve Barnett
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1 month ago

In the UK Walkers do a tomato flavoured crisp, which IMO is the best flavour. However, it's only available in certain parts of the country; they’re missing a trick there.

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#21

Pringooools Sold In Brazil

Pringooools Sold In Brazil

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Linus Nilsson
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1 month ago

That was only a special for the world cup, we had them in Sweden as well

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#22

These Sausages Were Culturally Imported From Germany And Became Popular In The United States. Now They Have Been Culturally Exported Back To Germany As "American Style" Hot Dogs (Picture Is From A German Grocery Store)

These Sausages Were Culturally Imported From Germany And Became Popular In The United States. Now They Have Been Culturally Exported Back To Germany As "American Style" Hot Dogs (Picture Is From A German Grocery Store)

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Nathan Jones
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1 month ago

When was this ever popular in the US? I'm 40 and this is the first time I've ever seen or heard of hot dogs in a jar.

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#23

Frosted Flakes Are ‘Frosties’ In Europe

Frosted Flakes Are ‘Frosties’ In Europe

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Saint Thomas
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1 month ago

ET le tigre est en toi, tadadadaaam !

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#24

Axe Body Spray Is Called Lynx In Australia (For Copyright Reasons)

Axe Body Spray Is Called Lynx In Australia (For Copyright Reasons)

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Iván Galarraga
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1 month ago

I have a question, can Lynx be used to attract cougars?

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#25

In Italy, They Have Coca Cola Light Instead Of Diet

In Italy, They Have Coca Cola Light Instead Of Diet

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Anouk Raemen
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1 month ago (edited)

I think it's called Coca Cola light in Europe in general?

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#26

Good Humor (United States) = Wall's (United Kingdom)

Good Humor (United States) = Wall's (United Kingdom)

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Kimora Cameron
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1 month ago

im pretty sure it's called like streets or something in Australia FYI

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#27

Dannon (United States) = Danone (Everywhere Else)

Dannon (United States) = Danone (Everywhere Else)

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Andrei Anghel
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1 month ago

Because French 'Danone' sounds like English American 'Dannon'. With a different accent, though

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#28

Currently In Japan, Saw This Cola Pepsi

Currently In Japan, Saw This Cola Pepsi

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neighbor.no13
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1 month ago

In Asia, we call all these drinks cola. Coca cola, Pepsi cola, Dr .pepper cola....

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#29

One Is Norwegian One Is American

One Is Norwegian One Is American

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Scagsy
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1 month ago

We don't even have that in the UK. We just haven't got the urge

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#30

Canadian Viva Puffs Look Different Than American Made Ones

Canadian Viva Puffs Look Different Than American Made Ones

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Kristin Ingersoll
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1 month ago

I've never seen this product in the US.

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#31

Dr. Oetker (United States) = Cameo (Italy)

Dr. Oetker (United States) = Cameo (Italy)

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Tiari
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1 month ago

Dr. Oetker is not American...

Brigs
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1 month ago

It's not edible either

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Maiun
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1 month ago

Oh my god that looks disgusting

Sabse
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1 month ago

It is.

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Vicky Zar
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1 month ago

And another German brand. The Original is Dr. Oetker.

Sian Edwards
Community Member
1 month ago

Dr Oetker in the UK as well.

Monday
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1 month ago

I hate this...but I also really want to try it

ivan bolitekurac
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1 month ago

could be good since pizza basically is bread with toppings

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Nathan Jones
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1 month ago

Um, where in America? Been all over, never seen this atrocious looking garbage.

Eglė Bukauskaitė
Community Member
1 month ago

Dr. Oetker is mostly baking goods (flower mixtures, baking pwder, vanilla sugar, etc. etc.). This thing in the picture is... the hell is this?

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SusanS
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1 month ago

🤮🤮🤮🤮. That's nasty. Please don't associate that with America

Sofie
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1 month ago

Yeah don't associate that with America, that may ruin their reputation.

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that one teen who likes ducks
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4 weeks ago

gross why are all the products that say American are either gross or generic I haven't seen a single product claiming to be American and I have lived here my entire life

CherryCola♥
Community Member
1 month ago

All these posts are making me hungery :(

Lady Laura
Community Member
1 month ago

Barf.. what? Stop saying these things are American

Gina Babe
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1 month ago

I've never heard of this

Eglė Bukauskaitė
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm sure you did this brand specialises in baking stuff like baking powder, vanilla sugar, colorants, etc.

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Nicole Tomme
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1 month ago

Born and raised in America. No idea what this is.

Impe Rator
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1 month ago

Dr. Oetker in Germany

Tina Harbour
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1 month ago

Another abomination NOT eaten on the regular in America 🤔

Mer☕️🧭☕️
Community Member
1 month ago

What fresh hell is this?? I've never seen this anywhere in the US.

Jane Doe
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1 month ago

I’ve lived in or passed through all of the lower 48 and can’t recall ever seeing this product (but then I make my own)

okpkpkp
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1 month ago

The package says, Easy To Eat but I'm not so sure, looking at the photo.

Sofie
Community Member
1 month ago

Dr. Oetker in Sweden. Though I've always wondered what kind of doctor they are. Dr feelgood?

Sheryl Thompson
Community Member
1 month ago

Dr. Oetker in England as well.

Steven Essex
Community Member
1 month ago

It's not a pizza burger it's not open-face!

Vegan Heathenism
Community Member
1 month ago

Dr. Oetker only has normal frozen pizza here.I make mine from scratch or order out cause, yeah... but they are better known for their baking products i.e. baking powder, baking soda, active yeast etc.

Baron Simone Von Bianco
Community Member
1 month ago

Dr. Oetker doesn't own yet a pizza brand in America. Owns only McCain Foods, Wilton Cakes and Radeberger Breweries. Anyway, back on topic: they own instead a famous italian brand, Cameo and even with having actual italian associates they still can't get right the whole "italian culture" thing. Their tv commercials are the most cringy, stereotyped messes possible. For their "highly gourmet" frozen pizza, "Ristorante", they shot the spot in Lisbon, the actor sings an aria from "Il Rigoletto" without catching a single, correct word out of it and it's also offensive towards women, showing them as "easy prey", if you lure them in your "bachelor pad" with a frozen pizza dinner. That brand is expensive and their pizzas are subpar, considered towards whom they sell such product.

Ann Turner-Drevalas
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1 month ago

I've never seen this brand in the US

BLACKA BLACKA
Community Member
1 month ago

People will absolutely eat anything

Eglė Bukauskaitė
Community Member
1 month ago

I always thought Dr. Oetker was German, but maybe because it was imported from Germany ...

fuggnuggins
Community Member
1 month ago

The text says that in US it is called Dr. Oetker, where as in Italy it is called Cameo. It's just a novelty list put together by a photographer, not a documentary put together by an historian.

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Toasty
Community Member
1 month ago

Okay, I'm fine with hot dogs in my pizza crust, but this is a straight up abomination.

Max L.
Community Member
1 month ago

Get out

Mikal Du Preez
Community Member
1 month ago

We have Dr Oetker in South Africa but I have never seen those pizza burger things...

Vaida Kuodytė
Community Member
1 month ago

Excuse me what the f**k D:

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
1 month ago

What's next? Taco hotdog? XD

Petra Schaap
Community Member
1 month ago

we have Dr Oetker in Netherlands too. Now the TV commercials teach us how to prenounce the name because everyone always says "Dr Ootker" :-D

Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
1 month ago

Dr. Oetker is a company located in Bielefeld, Germany (a town that totally exists).

MrTree1779
Community Member
1 month ago

In ITALY??? Why not just go get a REAL PIZZA...in ITALY. Why the hell would *anyone* in Italy buy this??

JessG
Community Member
1 month ago

Not American. Nope

Declan Flood
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1 month ago

fortunately i live in the uk and we are exposed to very little usa food

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