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6abc Philadelphia

6abc Philadelphia

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The 6abc app lets you stream live newscasts, breaking news, weather and more.

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  • img Community
    Whether you are up at 6 am or you are getting ready to go to bed, to find out the news simply look at this app. It has everything that you could want to know about Philadelphia, from sports and weather to news. My husband and I live in the suburbs and we both love this app.
    img by Annamarie
    1 year ago
  • img Expert
    1. Your one-stop shop for all things Philadelphia! Get the latest breaking news, weather, and traffic in real-time on your mobile device
    2. Stay in the know! Choose customized alerts and notifications for topics and locations important to you
    3. Get more live and on-demand video than ever before: newscasts, TV clips, weather reports and more

    Reviewed by Kaylin on October 9, 2018

  • I Luv NYC Dec 14, 2020

    By Time2di
    I had the pleasure and exciting first trip to the Big Apple when I was only 11 years old and I fell in love. The year was 1955 and over the years I have never lost my love of a little boy that lived in a small coal mining town in Northeastern Pennsylvania. I have been back multiple times but was never able to be there on the most exciting night of the year in Time Square. I was able to do that by taking my 14 year old grandson with me to see 2015 enter this world. It was so exciting and loved by the both of us, we went back to see 2016 & 2017 come in again in the joyous pens in Time Square. At 77, I had to curtail my visits and the Covid Pandemic caught up to me in May & June and I’m now struggling to make it to see the ball drop one last time from my bed. With tears in my eyes, I will say, “I ❤️ NYC!!!!”
  • May 11, 2021

    By S Nasella
    Some news not clearly or completely stated. Okay for local news source. Could be improved.
  • Apr 9, 2021

    By PHIŁŁY ΞATS
    Keeps me up to date right from my phone! No need to rush to a TV for your news updates. Love my 6abc app!
  • Apr 30, 2021

    By Walt McDonald
    Past versions take a long time to load, Still, painfully slow
  • Awful new app. Dec 26, 2017

    By Moi978654321
    I hate the new app because it is very annoying to have to scroll through the stories to find an article that you want to read. It actually makes me dizzy. As a previous web developer I'd say it is not user friendly. I doubt if I will be using it. Also I miss the opening screen. I loved the easy to use old app where you could quickly find an article. This maybe just a glitch but the other day the weather wasn't updated. Your site was just showing a weather segment that was 10 hours old.
  • Mar 13, 2021

    By Gerald Albence
    I don't always get to watch news on TV, and this app really helps to keep up on news and weather both. I'm glad I added it to my apps. So far I've had no problems with video take over, freezeups or buffering. I'm still happy with my choice.
  • Too many push notifications Aug 24, 2018

    By Silvster
    I like staying up to date with Philadelphia news with the best channel in the city. The app itself is not that bad but the notifications are honestly annoying. They start at 6-7am and will get them periodically through the day for stupid stories that are not important. Then there was the 3pm,6pm and other times that has a recap of the day. Push notifications should be breaking news only not stories that they want people to read. I have the abc7 app as well and they send no where near the amount of notifications that 6abc does. There are weeks that I will not get a notification from them because they will only send a notification when it’s a big national story or local breaking news unlike 6abc that sends like 10 notifications every weekday.
  • Mar 9, 2021

    By Lorraine Boston
    The 6 abc app is great for me. I been watching 6 News since I was a little girl. I'm 67 now. If I miss parts of the TV news I catch up on the app. It's continuous coverage. Thankyou. GOD bless you all.
  • I Luv NYC Dec 14, 2020

    By Time2di
    I had the pleasure and exciting first trip to the Big Apple when I was only 11 years old and I fell in love. The year was 1955 and over the years I have never lost my love of a little boy that lived in a small coal mining town in Northeastern Pennsylvania. I have been back multiple times but was never able to be there on the most exciting night of the year in Time Square. I was able to do that by taking my 14 year old grandson with me to see 2015 enter this world. It was so exciting and loved by the both of us, we went back to see 2016 & 2017 come in again in the joyous pens in Time Square. At 77, I had to curtail my visits and the Covid Pandemic caught up to me in May & June and I’m now struggling to make it to see the ball drop one last time from my bed. With tears in my eyes, I will say, “I ❤️ NYC!!!!”
  • May 11, 2021

    By S Nasella
    Some news not clearly or completely stated. Okay for local news source. Could be improved.
  • Apr 9, 2021

    By PHIŁŁY ΞATS
    Keeps me up to date right from my phone! No need to rush to a TV for your news updates. Love my 6abc app!
  • Apr 30, 2021

    By Walt McDonald
    Past versions take a long time to load, Still, painfully slow
  • Awful new app. Dec 26, 2017

    By Moi978654321
    I hate the new app because it is very annoying to have to scroll through the stories to find an article that you want to read. It actually makes me dizzy. As a previous web developer I'd say it is not user friendly. I doubt if I will be using it. Also I miss the opening screen. I loved the easy to use old app where you could quickly find an article. This maybe just a glitch but the other day the weather wasn't updated. Your site was just showing a weather segment that was 10 hours old.
  • Mar 13, 2021

    By Gerald Albence
    I don't always get to watch news on TV, and this app really helps to keep up on news and weather both. I'm glad I added it to my apps. So far I've had no problems with video take over, freezeups or buffering. I'm still happy with my choice.
  • Too many push notifications Aug 24, 2018

    By Silvster
    I like staying up to date with Philadelphia news with the best channel in the city. The app itself is not that bad but the notifications are honestly annoying. They start at 6-7am and will get them periodically through the day for stupid stories that are not important. Then there was the 3pm,6pm and other times that has a recap of the day. Push notifications should be breaking news only not stories that they want people to read. I have the abc7 app as well and they send no where near the amount of notifications that 6abc does. There are weeks that I will not get a notification from them because they will only send a notification when it’s a big national story or local breaking news unlike 6abc that sends like 10 notifications every weekday.
  • Mar 9, 2021

    By Lorraine Boston
    The 6 abc app is great for me. I been watching 6 News since I was a little girl. I'm 67 now. If I miss parts of the TV news I catch up on the app. It's continuous coverage. Thankyou. GOD bless you all.
  • Mar 30, 2021

    By Chris Mayes
    Great app. I get all the latest news and alerts. Gives me all the news and sports news that I need.
  • I love Action News Dec 12, 2020

    By PB NJ
    I love reading the news on this app but feel some reporters need to give a little more attention to editing their news stories. Typos are commonly seen. In my opinion, perhaps because I’m a teacher, I feel that should be a rarity in journalism. When a reporter adds to a previously published report they sometimes do not make a transition with the new information meaning they just add a few sentences of an update to the top of the previously existing news story and then publish it. The thought that comes to my mind is the reporter rushed to put out a story rather than make sure it is done well. I grew up watching Action News and now faithfully read it every day on the app. I will continue to do so but hope I will see an improvement in your reports.
  • Loyal to 6ABC but the app is terrible Feb 27, 2021

    By Trish Birdstone
    I’ve been a 6ABC news watcher my entire life. I follow all the socials, I downloaded every version of the app and the weather app when it was available. I’ve had nothing but frustration with all of them. The weather app always crashed. On the news app, I get news alert pop ups on my Home Screen, and when I click on them, it doesn’t take me directly to the story, it takes me to the app Home Screen, and there that headline doesn’t exist! Lately, I get “happening live” alerts. Like today, Biden discussing the stimulus bill. I click on it, and I have to watch a 30 second ad before the “live” video begins! Then, I try to play the video in “full screen” mode by clicking on the arrows to maximize the video, then turning my phone sideways - and when I do the video crashes!! I start it again and have to watch a 30 second ad AGAIN! There’s no option to skip the ad, the ad finishes and Biden is walking away from the podium. What’s the point?!? I’d be better off reading the newspaper at this rate.
  • Current version uselessness Jan 31, 2021

    By CJ19302
    Want to watch this full screen? Forget it. First let’s start with the survey. It starts with an overlay which you have to click on while the video plays helplessly in the background. If you try to take the survey, it becomes a full screen mess and completely covers the screen. I force closed and started all over again. Now there’s no survey. Wahoo! Click to enlarge so when the phone is rotated you can see it full screen and you’re ok till you actually rotate the phone. Then the video you’re trying to watch disappears and the screen is completely black. It’s not playing anywhere in the background. There’s no doing to go along with the now fully black screen you’re now stuck with. Think rotating the phone back to portrait will correct it? Nope. Pure black screen except now it’s black in portrait mode. I’m about to delete it. At least the NBC10 app works. You’ll get a Honda ad with any content you try to view there but at least I can see the weather for the approaching Nor’easter there.
  • Mar 25, 2021

    By John McAllister
    You can read the news but seeing the news is very poor. Usually, the vedios of what was viewing is cut short. For example. The report on the mail delevery is going to be cut back with less people working. Instead of increasing the price of packages. They are deciding to reduce first class mail to third class and to reduce postal employees working at the job. This is very poor planing by a president of the company. He needs to be removed from his position. This comes out in the article.
  • Disappointed in 6abc Jun 13, 2020

    By Sadanddisappojntef
    I have watched 6abc since I was a child- 50 years to be exact and I’m a white Democrat who has no hate for any race, religion, or other single group of humans. And I believe the recent death of George Floyd was murder. But today I am deleting the app and will no longer was your news because I can no longer accept the sensationalized and discriminatory way the news is presented by the channel and newscasters I once loved. There are no stories of the reality and facts of black lives matter. There are no stories about the travesties our police face on a daily basis, especially in today’s climate. Instead you seem to only care about creating more drama and hatred in our community. Please consider how you’ll feel if you ever need the police and they can’t respond with the tools they need because our news has been so tainted and one sided. Shame on you for not doing your part to improve our country.
  • Ant p Jul 28, 2019

    By UptownAnt
    This app has gotten horrible and keeps getting worse. I like channel 6 news so it’s bad enough you have difficulty trying to get the channel with antenna on your tv, but the app is a worse struggle. Within the last year with an update I believe, when scrolling through and reading articles, you have like a timer ticking down until the app crashes and closes on you, in the middle of whatever you’re doing. I’d hoped someone would recognize this and repair it with a following update, but it’s recently gotten worse. And this is on two different iOS devices. I feel like I have to search and speed read to get what I want to see before it disrespectfully shuts down my session. Could someone please realize this issue and repair it, or is the message that I should look into other avenues to receive my local news?
  • Apr 7, 2021

    By Jan McKinney
    Vidoes often fail or freeze up
  • Feb 11, 2021

    By Phil Detweiler
    Uninstalled this today after using it for years. advertisement video had no way to go back, no way to shut it down, no way to even get out of the app... The video totally took control of my screen until the advertisement played in its entirety. This is not happening so goodbye 6 ABC.
  • New interface is terrible Jan 30, 2018

    By Juan000
    Whenever apps tout a redesigned interface, I always update my iPad first to try it out. I'm so glad I did because this update is a huge regression. I have no interest in the tiles and heavy focus on videos. I just want a list of articles and a thumbnail like before so I can choose what to read. Now I have to load each article by scrolling through each tile individually for a painstakingly long time just to figure out if I'm interested in it. I'm deleting it on my iPad and keeping the old version on my phone. The new version is so bad it's perplexing to me that anyone actually decided to use it as a finished product. Looks like I'll be getting my news elsewhere on my iPad. Good riddance to this terrible "upgraded" app.
  • App needs tweaks Jun 22, 2020

    By Doreen721
    Stories should be listed in chronological order. When Scrolling on left side of home page there are stories I already read and new stories in between old. I have to scroll through all stories to see what I missed. Unless it’s updated with new content, it should be at the bottom not near top intermingled with new. Weather radar maps - at least 2 do not show when clicked every time. Just says ABC news. I should see every one every time. To report this I clicked on “feedback form” and it didn’t load. I tried 3 different times and couldn’t access. This is thee worst app to use. I have left feedback for months and nothing has changed. Feedback form does NOT load
  • Mar 2, 2021

    By Kuldeep Patel
    App takes unusually long time to load an article from notification and even crashing most of the time
  • img Community
    Whether you are up at 6 am or you are getting ready to go to bed, to find out the news simply look at this app. It has everything that you could want to know about Philadelphia, from sports and weather to news. My husband and I live in the suburbs and we both love this app.
    img by Annamarie
    1 year ago
  • img Expert
    1. Your one-stop shop for all things Philadelphia! Get the latest breaking news, weather, and traffic in real-time on your mobile device
    2. Stay in the know! Choose customized alerts and notifications for topics and locations important to you
    3. Get more live and on-demand video than ever before: newscasts, TV clips, weather reports and more

    Reviewed by Kaylin on October 9, 2018

  • I Luv NYC Dec 14, 2020

    By Time2di
    I had the pleasure and exciting first trip to the Big Apple when I was only 11 years old and I fell in love. The year was 1955 and over the years I have never lost my love of a little boy that lived in a small coal mining town in Northeastern Pennsylvania. I have been back multiple times but was never able to be there on the most exciting night of the year in Time Square. I was able to do that by taking my 14 year old grandson with me to see 2015 enter this world. It was so exciting and loved by the both of us, we went back to see 2016 & 2017 come in again in the joyous pens in Time Square. At 77, I had to curtail my visits and the Covid Pandemic caught up to me in May & June and I’m now struggling to make it to see the ball drop one last time from my bed. With tears in my eyes, I will say, “I ❤️ NYC!!!!”
  • Apr 9, 2021

    By PHIŁŁY ΞATS
    Keeps me up to date right from my phone! No need to rush to a TV for your news updates. Love my 6abc app!
  • Apr 30, 2021

    By Walt McDonald
    Past versions take a long time to load, Still, painfully slow
  • Awful new app. Dec 26, 2017

    By Moi978654321
    I hate the new app because it is very annoying to have to scroll through the stories to find an article that you want to read. It actually makes me dizzy. As a previous web developer I'd say it is not user friendly. I doubt if I will be using it. Also I miss the opening screen. I loved the easy to use old app where you could quickly find an article. This maybe just a glitch but the other day the weather wasn't updated. Your site was just showing a weather segment that was 10 hours old.
  • Mar 13, 2021

    By Gerald Albence
    I don't always get to watch news on TV, and this app really helps to keep up on news and weather both. I'm glad I added it to my apps. So far I've had no problems with video take over, freezeups or buffering. I'm still happy with my choice.
  • Mar 9, 2021

    By Lorraine Boston
    The 6 abc app is great for me. I been watching 6 News since I was a little girl. I'm 67 now. If I miss parts of the TV news I catch up on the app. It's continuous coverage. Thankyou. GOD bless you all.
  • Mar 30, 2021

    By Chris Mayes
    Great app. I get all the latest news and alerts. Gives me all the news and sports news that I need.
  • Apr 13, 2021

    By Kiwi Johnson
    Great App. Get the up to date info any time . Can also watch live news. That's great. Love it.☺
  • don’t like new format Mar 16, 2018

    By ElsieRM3
    Takes too much time to get through all the “silent talking heads.” Thank goodness they are silent! I liked the format that showed the different stories along the side, then I could pick those I wanted to read. Now we have no choice but to go through picture after picture after .....etc., ad nauseam. If I can find another news station that will give middle to southern New Jersey news I will delete 6ABC and change. Or if not, go old fashioned, and go back to the (gasp) radio! But I will definitely leave 6ABC in its present format.
  • 6ABC Jan 20, 2021

    By annhoffman
    I lived in the suburbs of Philadelphia for 53 years. I started watching ABC I guess when I was maybe 15 years old am I moved in 2015 to Texas and I still go back to six ABC. It is by far the best station to watch for all the updates and the correct news yes I live in Texas and it’s somewhat conflicting however you just get used to it they are so good and believe me living down here I see the crew a complete difference so keep up the good work guys and I miss you and I still watch you.
  • May 11, 2021

    By S Nasella
    Some news not clearly or completely stated. Okay for local news source. Could be improved.
  • Mar 10, 2021

    By Karen Rossner
    I love this app because I can get the weather and latest news that helps plan my day.
  • Feb 12, 2021

    By Raphael Zappala
    Great app but I am unable to share any of the articles. That is a serious let down. Anyone else having this problem?
  • Love 6ABC news! Dec 18, 2020

    By Paige 20
    I do LOVE the story-writing, the videos, and the reporters and anchors! The broadcasts are smooth, informative, and have great elements which set them apart from other news sources. Being able to watch live broadcasts in the app is a bonus! With that said, the app for my phone has been a little choppy, especially when I get a call/message, through a story I had been watching. It takes me a while to find/return to the story , then having to watch it from the beginning, not from where I left off. Beyond that, great job!!! Thank you!!
  • Too many push notifications Aug 24, 2018

    By Silvster
    I like staying up to date with Philadelphia news with the best channel in the city. The app itself is not that bad but the notifications are honestly annoying. They start at 6-7am and will get them periodically through the day for stupid stories that are not important. Then there was the 3pm,6pm and other times that has a recap of the day. Push notifications should be breaking news only not stories that they want people to read. I have the abc7 app as well and they send no where near the amount of notifications that 6abc does. There are weeks that I will not get a notification from them because they will only send a notification when it’s a big national story or local breaking news unlike 6abc that sends like 10 notifications every weekday.
  • I love Action News Dec 12, 2020

    By PB NJ
    I love reading the news on this app but feel some reporters need to give a little more attention to editing their news stories. Typos are commonly seen. In my opinion, perhaps because I’m a teacher, I feel that should be a rarity in journalism. When a reporter adds to a previously published report they sometimes do not make a transition with the new information meaning they just add a few sentences of an update to the top of the previously existing news story and then publish it. The thought that comes to my mind is the reporter rushed to put out a story rather than make sure it is done well. I grew up watching Action News and now faithfully read it every day on the app. I will continue to do so but hope I will see an improvement in your reports.
  • Good app but beware Aug 22, 2017

    By CWestcott
    I look at this app everyday, it is the easiest, most well presented app of all the local Philadelphia news stations. But beware, this app is highly editorialized as is its parent company. This is to say it swings strongly left and takes ever chance to hate the opposing point of view! I feel as though it's the directive of the app team to write in this way and only present it in a decisive, close-minded way. Today there's a story about a dog that mutilated an infant and will be euthanized. The image they use is a close up of the dog's behind bars! Tell me that's not decisive! This team make it so obvious it can make you mad!
  • Feb 15, 2021

    By Carlos Ramos
    You guys need to fix the bug so that the app goes on commercial when you actually "go on commercial"😡😡😡😡😡
  • Apr 7, 2021

    By Jan McKinney
    Vidoes often fail or freeze up
  • Groundhog Day the news broadcast Apr 13, 2019

    By The bride' s father
    I used the enjoy getting the updates in the morning but lately I’ve noticed the sculpting of information to be one sided. But the real problem is the reset that occurs when I’m in the middle of reading the article and suddenly find myself logged off the site, so I re-access and find myself suddenly transported back in time to May 25, 2019 according to the dates of the articles featured , that shows the biased views presented by this station as they attempt to block information , removal of current information and replacing it with old/outdated articles is something that I would expect from the news agencies in North Korea and China not ABC
  • Loyal to 6ABC but the app is terrible Feb 27, 2021

    By Trish Birdstone
    I’ve been a 6ABC news watcher my entire life. I follow all the socials, I downloaded every version of the app and the weather app when it was available. I’ve had nothing but frustration with all of them. The weather app always crashed. On the news app, I get news alert pop ups on my Home Screen, and when I click on them, it doesn’t take me directly to the story, it takes me to the app Home Screen, and there that headline doesn’t exist! Lately, I get “happening live” alerts. Like today, Biden discussing the stimulus bill. I click on it, and I have to watch a 30 second ad before the “live” video begins! Then, I try to play the video in “full screen” mode by clicking on the arrows to maximize the video, then turning my phone sideways - and when I do the video crashes!! I start it again and have to watch a 30 second ad AGAIN! There’s no option to skip the ad, the ad finishes and Biden is walking away from the podium. What’s the point?!? I’d be better off reading the newspaper at this rate.
  • Current version uselessness Jan 31, 2021

    By CJ19302
    Want to watch this full screen? Forget it. First let’s start with the survey. It starts with an overlay which you have to click on while the video plays helplessly in the background. If you try to take the survey, it becomes a full screen mess and completely covers the screen. I force closed and started all over again. Now there’s no survey. Wahoo! Click to enlarge so when the phone is rotated you can see it full screen and you’re ok till you actually rotate the phone. Then the video you’re trying to watch disappears and the screen is completely black. It’s not playing anywhere in the background. There’s no doing to go along with the now fully black screen you’re now stuck with. Think rotating the phone back to portrait will correct it? Nope. Pure black screen except now it’s black in portrait mode. I’m about to delete it. At least the NBC10 app works. You’ll get a Honda ad with any content you try to view there but at least I can see the weather for the approaching Nor’easter there.
  • Mar 25, 2021

    By John McAllister
    You can read the news but seeing the news is very poor. Usually, the vedios of what was viewing is cut short. For example. The report on the mail delevery is going to be cut back with less people working. Instead of increasing the price of packages. They are deciding to reduce first class mail to third class and to reduce postal employees working at the job. This is very poor planing by a president of the company. He needs to be removed from his position. This comes out in the article.
  • Disappointed in 6abc Jun 13, 2020

    By Sadanddisappojntef
    I have watched 6abc since I was a child- 50 years to be exact and I’m a white Democrat who has no hate for any race, religion, or other single group of humans. And I believe the recent death of George Floyd was murder. But today I am deleting the app and will no longer was your news because I can no longer accept the sensationalized and discriminatory way the news is presented by the channel and newscasters I once loved. There are no stories of the reality and facts of black lives matter. There are no stories about the travesties our police face on a daily basis, especially in today’s climate. Instead you seem to only care about creating more drama and hatred in our community. Please consider how you’ll feel if you ever need the police and they can’t respond with the tools they need because our news has been so tainted and one sided. Shame on you for not doing your part to improve our country.
  • Ant p Jul 28, 2019

    By UptownAnt
    This app has gotten horrible and keeps getting worse. I like channel 6 news so it’s bad enough you have difficulty trying to get the channel with antenna on your tv, but the app is a worse struggle. Within the last year with an update I believe, when scrolling through and reading articles, you have like a timer ticking down until the app crashes and closes on you, in the middle of whatever you’re doing. I’d hoped someone would recognize this and repair it with a following update, but it’s recently gotten worse. And this is on two different iOS devices. I feel like I have to search and speed read to get what I want to see before it disrespectfully shuts down my session. Could someone please realize this issue and repair it, or is the message that I should look into other avenues to receive my local news?
  • Feb 11, 2021

    By Phil Detweiler
    Uninstalled this today after using it for years. advertisement video had no way to go back, no way to shut it down, no way to even get out of the app... The video totally took control of my screen until the advertisement played in its entirety. This is not happening so goodbye 6 ABC.
  • New interface is terrible Jan 30, 2018

    By Juan000
    Whenever apps tout a redesigned interface, I always update my iPad first to try it out. I'm so glad I did because this update is a huge regression. I have no interest in the tiles and heavy focus on videos. I just want a list of articles and a thumbnail like before so I can choose what to read. Now I have to load each article by scrolling through each tile individually for a painstakingly long time just to figure out if I'm interested in it. I'm deleting it on my iPad and keeping the old version on my phone. The new version is so bad it's perplexing to me that anyone actually decided to use it as a finished product. Looks like I'll be getting my news elsewhere on my iPad. Good riddance to this terrible "upgraded" app.
  • App needs tweaks Jun 22, 2020

    By Doreen721
    Stories should be listed in chronological order. When Scrolling on left side of home page there are stories I already read and new stories in between old. I have to scroll through all stories to see what I missed. Unless it’s updated with new content, it should be at the bottom not near top intermingled with new. Weather radar maps - at least 2 do not show when clicked every time. Just says ABC news. I should see every one every time. To report this I clicked on “feedback form” and it didn’t load. I tried 3 different times and couldn’t access. This is thee worst app to use. I have left feedback for months and nothing has changed. Feedback form does NOT load
  • Mar 2, 2021

    By Kuldeep Patel
    App takes unusually long time to load an article from notification and even crashing most of the time
  • ZERO star rating worthy Feb 15, 2018

    By Shamrockin22
    I used to constantly go into the Ch6 app for news and especially weather and radar maps and traffic. I avoid using your app now. I cannot stand it. The design is horrible, I’m constantly having to scroll, which inevitably your finger hits some stupid ad or something you didn’t want to open. This happens several times before you get to what you want to read. That’s if you can find what you want to read. You broke something that did not need fixing. I want to be able to visually scan news articles and tap on the ones I want to read, none of this scrolling ..scrolling ...scrolling junk. I cannot Emphasize how much I dislike your app. Very disappointed.

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