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Al-Rifai Mosque (Masjid Al-Rifa'i) Tours

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Al-Rifai Mosque (Masjid Al-Rifa'i)
Opposite the 14th-century Sultan Hassan Mosque, the Al-Rifai Mosque (Masjid Al-Rifa'i) is similarly grand. The mosque, built between 1869 and 1912, has a towering minaret and four decorated facades capped with an ornate dome. One of Cairo’s largest mosques, it houses the tombs of many members of the Egyptian royal family, including King Farouk.

The Basics
Enter the Al-Rifai Mosque on a combined ticket with the Sultan Hassan Mosque, opposite: Al-Rifai was designed to complement the older mosque, and the two feel very much of a pair. Just outside the walls of Cairo’s old citadel, the Al-Rifai Mosque is often visited as part of a tour of Islamic Cairo, including the Citadel, the Alabaster Mosque, and perhaps also the Mosque of Ibn Tulun. A few day tours combine Islamic Cairo and Coptic Cairo, adding in sights such as the Hanging Church, the Ben Ezra Synagogue, and the Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Al-Rifai Mosque and Sultan Hassan Mosque are a must-visit for fans of Islamic architecture.
  • Dress modestly when visiting Islamic religious sites, covering shoulders, upper arms, and legs.
  • As always when visiting a mosque, women will need to cover their hair, while everyone will need to remove shoes.

How to Get There
The Al-Rifai Mosque and Sultan Hassan Mosque stand on Midan Al-Qala’a, just north of the Bab Al-Azab gate to the Citadel of Saladin. A number of buses run from Midan Abdel Moniem Riad bus station, behind the Egyptian Museum on Tahrir Square, but you’ll need Arabic-language skills to use them.

When to Get There
The Al-Rifai Mosque is open from morning to afternoon from Saturday to Thursday; on Fridays, it closes for prayers from midmorning. It’s a popular attraction for Cairenes and Muslim visitors to Egypt, so it’s worth visiting outside the Islamic weekend (Friday to Saturday).

The Top Mosques in Cairo

Historic Cairo has been recognized with UNESCO World Heritage status for its grand Islamic architecture. Besides Al-Rifai Mosque and the Sultan Hassan Mosque, don’t miss the 9th-century Mosque of Ibn Tulun, the 10th-century Al-Azhar Mosque, the 15th-century Qait Bey Madrassa, the 13th-century Qalawun complex, and the 10,000-capacity Alabaster Mosque.
Address: El-Refaey, El-Darb El-Ahmar, Cairo, Egypt
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Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo

Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo

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Visit Cairo’s religious landmarks on a private tour to the city’s most important Coptic, Islamic, and Jewish places. Learn how the Christian Holy Family took shelter on the site of Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church, explore the Church of Saint Barbara, and see the gilded icons that adorn the Hanging Church. Enter a synagogue built where baby Moses was found and eat lunch at a local restaurant; see Cairo’s most important mosques then take in sweeping views of the city from Saladin’s 15th-century citadel. 
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  • 8 hours
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Cairo Day Tour Visiting Coptic Cairo: Abu Serga Church, Islamic Citadel and Mosques Lunch Included

Cairo Day Tour Visiting Coptic Cairo: Abu Serga Church, Islamic Citadel and Mosques Lunch Included

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Discover Cairo’s Coptic, Jewish and Islamic traditions on a full-day cultural tour that includes Abu Serga Church and the Citadel of Cairo. Step into the sanctuaries of the city’s most important Coptic churches, from the 4th-century Abu Serga to the elegant Hanging Church, visit a synagogue built where baby Moses was purportedly found and see celebrated mosques and madrassas. Finish your tour on the medieval fortifications of Saladin’s Citadel of Cairo, which protect the graceful domes and minarets of the Alabaster Mosque. 
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Private half day tour to Islamic Cairo

Private half day tour to Islamic Cairo

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Delve into Islamic Cairo—the area of the city with the most Islamic sights—without any worries about transport or getting lost on this half-day private tour. Soak in the bustling scenes as you travel between the sites by private car, and visit the Saladin Citadel, Muhammad Ali Mosque, Khan El Khalili bazaar, and more; all with a guide to provide background and insight not obvious if exploring alone.
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Half Day Trip To Islamic Cairo

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Half Day Trip To Islamic Cairo

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They don’t call Cairo the “City of 1,000 Minarets” for nothing. Experience the majestic Islamic architecture of this ancient Muslim city with an Egyptologist guide to unpick their rich history. Explore the Citadel, the Alabaster Mosque, the Al-Rifa’i Mosque, the Sultan Hassan Mosque, the Al-Azhar Mosque, and (for Muslims only) the Mosque of Sayyidna Al Hussein. This half-day tour includes door-to-door transfers but excludes any entrance fees.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
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Half Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo.

Half Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo.

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you will visit Coptic old cairo which is one of the places visited by the Holy Family where the spiritual impact of their presence is most felt still. you will also visit the Hanging Church which is one of the most historic places.you will also visit Ben azra synagogue where baby Moses was found. you will enjoy visiting Fort of Babylon which is a destination of Pilgrimage not only for egyptians but for all Christians all over the world.you will also visit Omar Ibn El Aas mosque.it was built in 624 A.D by the islamic leader Amr Ibn El Aas at el Fustat area. also you will visit Mosque and Madrassa of Sultan Hassan.It is one of the biggest mosques which is built in 1356 A.D by el Sultan Hassan.also you will enjoy visiting Al Rifai Mosque which is One of the oldest and most architectural mosques opposite to the Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan built in 1361.also you will visit St. Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church. and you can visit Saladin Citadel ( optional with extra fees)
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3 Days private guided Cairo travel package

3 Days private guided Cairo travel package

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Explore ancient Giza, the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, and other popular Cairo landmarks on an affordable three-day tour package. After hotel pickup, travel with your Egyptologist guide to the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx, the Valley Temple, Memphis, and the Sakkara and Dahsure pyramids. Check out the museum’s King Tut exhibit, tour the Citadel, shop for fine products at Khan El Khalili Bazaar, and explore historic Islamic, Christian and Jewish sites.
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4 Days Cairo City Break Included The Great Pyramids - Egyptian Museum - Saqqara - Maemphis - Old City - Khan El Khalily Bazar and a Dinner Cruise

4 Days Cairo City Break Included The Great Pyramids - Egyptian Museum - Saqqara - Maemphis - Old City - Khan El Khalily Bazar and a Dinner Cruise

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See everything that Cairo and its surroundings have to offer on a 4-day private tour. Visit key landmarks including the Great Pyramids, the Egyptian Museum, and the Saqqara Pyramids. Learn about the ancient history of Egypt from your guide and enjoy a delicious dinner buffet aboard a Nile River cruise included in your package.
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  • 4 days
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3 Days Private Guided Cairo Tour Package

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3 Days Private Guided Cairo Tour Package

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Get a comprehensive overview of the great city of Cairo on this 3-day private tour. Visit all of the city’s top attractions such as the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, the Khan Khalili Bazaar, as well as the ancient cities of Memphis, Saqqara, and Dahshur. Learn about the rich and vibrant history of ancient Egypt from your private guide and enjoy complimentary refreshments throughout the tour.
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  • 3 days
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Private Tour to Coptic and Islamic Cairo

Private Tour to Coptic and Islamic Cairo

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Explore old Cairo’s religious legends and landmarks on a full-day private tour from your hotel in Giza or Cairo. Customize the tour to your interests, and see how the city’s Islamic, Coptic and Jewish inhabitants have worshiped for milennia. Discover the Hanging Church and the Church of St. Sergius, then visit the Churches of St. George and St. Barbara. Take in the soaring minarets of Cairo’s most important mosques, then take views of the city from the Citadel of Saladin’s medieval fortifications. 
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  • 7 hours
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US$83.00
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Islamic Cairo Tour: Old City Cairo and The Egyptian Museum Combined with Lunch

Islamic Cairo Tour: Old City Cairo and The Egyptian Museum Combined with Lunch

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Spare yourself the street hustles and hassles of downtown Cairo with a door-to-door guided tour. Start at the Egyptian Museum, home to perhaps the world’s finest selection of ancient Egyptian art and artifacts. Then explore religious landmarks of Old Cairo: the Mosque of ibn al-As, the Alabaster Mosque, the Sultan Hassan Mosque, the Al-Rifa’i Mosque, and the Hanging Church. Finish with lunch and shopping at the notorious Khan al-Khalili bazaar.
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Private Half-Day Tour to Islamic Sights in Cairo

Private Half-Day Tour to Islamic Sights in Cairo

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Check out Cairo’s greatest Islamic monuments on this private half-day tour, accompanied by an Egyptologist guide. Travel into Old Cairo, the city’s oldest quarter, and visit the medieval Citadel of Saladin, built by Saladin to stave off the Crusaders. Admire the city views and Mohammad Ali Mosque here before visiting two of Cairo's most magnificent mosques. Behold the 14th-century Sultan Hassan Mosque, one of the world’s largest and most extravagant; and visit the Al-Rifai Mosque, a stunning 19th-century sanctuary housing several Egyptian royal tombs. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 6 hours
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Private Islamic Cairo and Tannoura Sufi Dance Show In Wekalet el Ghouri

Private Islamic Cairo and Tannoura Sufi Dance Show In Wekalet el Ghouri

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Dive into old, Islamic Cairo on a private full-day tour, including lunch, dinner and a ‘tannoura’ whirling dervish show. Exploring by air-conditioned minivan and foot with an expert guide, discover this medieval city-within-a-city, Cairo’s oldest quarter, as you hear about its rich history. Visit the Ottoman-style Muhammad Ali Mosque at Saladin’s Citadel, and see the Sultan Hassan, Ibn Tulun and other mosques. After lunch, stroll through markets to three of Cairo’s medieval gates, and enjoy an Egyptian dinner and hypnotic evening courtyard ‘tannoura’ show at the Wekalet el Ghouri center.
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Private Guided Tour to the Mosques of Sultan Hassan, Al-Rifa'i, and Ibn Tulun in Cairo

Private Guided Tour to the Mosques of Sultan Hassan, Al-Rifa'i, and Ibn Tulun in Cairo

Visit the Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, Al-Rifa'i Mosque, and the Mosque of Ibn Tulun in Cairo on this private 4-hour tour. You'll compare and contrast the different Islamic architectural styles of the three mosques with a private Egyptologist guide. Select the option that corresponds with the number of people in your group when booking.
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Private Tour: Islamic Cairo including Amr Ibn-AlAs-Ibn Tulun, Sultan Hassa and El Refaa Mosques

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Private Tour: Islamic Cairo including Amr Ibn-AlAs-Ibn Tulun, Sultan Hassa and El Refaa Mosques

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Check out some of Cairo’s most beautiful mosques, illustrating a range of Islamic architectural styles and fascinating history, during this 5-hour private tour. During your trip you’ll explore these buildings’ connection to city history and spiritual life at three locations. Visit the Mosque of Amr Ibn al-As, built in 642 AD around the time of Cairo’s founding. You’ll also see the Ibn-Tulun mosque, commissioned in the 870s AD, and explore the Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan, located near Cairo’s Citadel. Your visit also covers a private guide and vehicle, lunch, entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport.
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4 Days Cairo Stopover - Private guided tour

4 Days Cairo Stopover - Private guided tour

Enjoy Our Journey to the heart of Egypt ,that takes you over 7000 years back in time Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, the older Step Pyramid at Sakkara, Memphis and Dahshor Discover the Old city of Cairo Mosques, churches, The Egyptian Museum and Khan El Khalili Bazar
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Cairo Layover Trips to Giza Pyramids Islamic Cairo & Khan Khalili Bazaar

Cairo Layover Trips to Giza Pyramids Islamic Cairo & Khan Khalili Bazaar

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  As Per selected time Pickup from Cairo international airport by our Expert Tour guide who will greet you with a sign shows our guest name on it then transfer in Private A/C Vehicle to Start your Cairo layover Tours Visit Giza Pyramids and Sphinx where you can see 9 pyramids at that sight, the most important one is the great pyramid of the king Cheops which considered as the highest pyramid have ever built in Egypt and one of the seven wonders of ancient Egypt, also you can see 9 pyramids at that area, Sphinx which represents king Kefren that his head as head of a human being and a body of lion’s animal, the valley kings which specialized for the high priest to make The mummification process of the king.  Then Continue your Cairo Layover Tours to Visit Islamic Cairo tour which including El Sultan Hassan Mosque is a massive Mamluk era mosque and madrassa located near the Citadel in Cairo. Its construction began 757 AH/1356 CE with work ending three years later "without even a single day of idleness". At the time of construction the mosque was considered remarkable for its fantastic size and innovative architectural components. Commissioned by an-Nasir Hasan, a sultan of a short and relatively unimpressive profile, al-Maqrizi noted that within the mosque were several "wonders of construction".The mosque was, for example, designed to include schools for all four of the Sunni schools of thought: Shafi'i, Maliki, Hanafi and Hanbali. Then Continue your Cairo Layover Tours to Visit El Rafaai Mosque  named in English the Royal Mosque, is located in Cairo, Egypt, in Midan al-Qal'a, adjacent to the Cairo Citadel. The building is located opposite the Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan, which dates from around 1361, and was architecturally conceived as a complement to the older structure. This was part of a vast campaign by the 19th century rulers of Egypt to both associate themselves with the perceived glory of earlier periods in Egypt's Islamic history and modernize the city. The mosque was constructed next to two large public squares and off of several European style boulevards constructed around the same time.  Then Continue your Cairo Layover Tours to Visit Ibn Tulun mosque is located in Cairo, Egypt. It is arguably the oldest mosque in the city surviving in its original form, and is the largest mosque in Cairo in terms of land area.The mosque was commissioned by Ahmad ibn Ţūlūn, the Turkic Abbassid governor of Egypt from 868–884 whose rule was characterized by de facto independence. The historian al-Maqrizi lists the mosque's construction start date as 876 AD, and the mosque's original inscription slab identifies the date of completion as 265 AH, or 879 AD.The mosque was constructed on a small hill called Gebel Yashkur, "The Hill of Thanksgiving." One local legend says that it is here that Noah's Ark came to rest after the Deluge, instead of at Mount Ararat. Then transfer to a Local restaurant to take your included lunch  where you taste the Egyptian Food Lunch is included on the Tour Price but Beverages is not Then Continue your Cairo Layover Tours to Visit Alazhar Mosque is a mosque in Islamic Cairo in Egypt. Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah of the Fatimid Caliphate commissioned its construction for the newly established capital city in 970. Its name is usually thought to allude to the Islamic prophet Muhammad's daughter Fatimah, a revered figure in Islam who was given the title az-Zahrā′ ("the shining or resplendent one"). It was the first mosque established in Cairo, a city that has since gained the nickname "the City of a Thousand Minarets. Then you will end your tour with Khan El khalili Bazar which was a market place for the foreigners coming from many different places to sell their own products on it during Islamic empires time here in Egypt, but right now it become a touristic place which has a lot of shops selling the Egyptian souvenirs and also has a lot of coffee shops where you can take a rest on it after that lovely tour which serving Shisha. Also this area has the most unique mosques as El Azhar mosque and El Hussen mosque. Then you will be transferred Back to Cairo international airport for final departure
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US$66.00
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Half day tour to Islamic Cairo

Half day tour to Islamic Cairo

Half day trip 4 hours starts every day from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Private trip includes all pickup and drop off transfers from customer location in Cairo by Private Air Conditioned Vehicle, Entry Fees, Expert Tour guide, All Taxes & Services, Snacks Bag includes (Bottle of Water, Can of Pepsi, Chips & Cake) and All Pickup and drop off Transfers, Tour excludes Personal Items, Tipping and any Optional Tours. Tour Reference: Option 43 languages available for Tour guides in Cairo (Live) English, Spanish German Tour details Duration: 4 Hours Type: Private Tour Availability: Runs Everyday  Pick up & drop off: Customers′s hotel in Cairo  Prices Quoted Per Person in American dollar ($) Single Person  = 65 $        From 2 to 3 People = 45 $      From 4 to 9 People  = 35 $  Child from 6 to 11 Years = 20 $    Starts At 10:00 am Pickup from your hotel by our expert tour guide and transfer to the Citadel of Salah El Din in Cairo Where you visit Mohamed Ali Mosque that has been considered one of the most beautful mosque in Cairo it also know as the Alabaster Mosque because its outer walls has been Covered by Alabaster Stone  Then Followed by another big famous Mosque Which is Al-Rifa’i Mosque The building is located opposite the Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan, which dates from around 1361, and was architecturally conceived as a complement to the older structure. This was part of a vast campaign by the 19th century rulers of Egypt to both associate themselves with the perceived glory of earlier periods in Egypt‘s Islamic history and modernize the city. Then Followed by a visit to the Most and Biggest mosques in Cairo which is El Sultan Hassan Mosque that also known as `Madrasa El Sultan Hassan` that was founded by Sultan Hassan in 1356 A.D The Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan is a massive Mamluk era mosque and madrassa located near The Citadel in Cairo. Its construction began 757 AH/1356 CE with work ending three years later “without even a single day of idleness”. At the time of construction the mosque was considered remarkable for its fantastic size and innovative architectural components. Commissioned by a sultan of a short and relatively unimpressive profile, al-Maqrizi noted that within the mosque were several “wonders of construction”. The mosque was, for example, designed to include schools for all four of the Sunni schools of thought: Shafi’i, Maliki, Hanafi and Hanbali Then drive to Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo it`s also known as the mosque of the most resplendent  is a mosque in Islamic Cairo in Egypt.Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah of the Fatimid Caliphate commissioned its construction for the newly established capital city in 970. Its name is usually thought to allude to the Islamic prophet Muhammad's daughter Fatimah, a revered figure in Islam who was given the title az-Zahrā  .the shining or resplendent one.It was the first mosque established in Cairo,a city that has since gained the nickname "the City of a Thousand Minarets End your day tour By a visit to El Hussein Mosque in Cairo .Hallowed mosque believed to be the burial site of the head of the prophet Muhammad's grandson. At the end of the tour our guide will transfer you back to your hotel in Cairo  What`s Included? • Entry Fees • Expert Tour guide • All Taxes & Services • Snacks Bag includes (Bottle of Water,Can of Pepsi,Chips & Cake) • All Pickup and drop off Transfers  What`s Excluded? • Personal Items • Tipping • any Optional Tours optional Add-ons • Islamic museum
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  • 4 hours
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2 Days Cairo Stop Over - Small Guided Group

2 Days Cairo Stop Over - Small Guided Group

Enjoy our Journey to Cairo, the heart of Egypt ,that takes you over 7000 years back in time, explore the ancient Egyptian city, the Islamic part and the Coptic part . Get lost in time, Discover the pyramids and watch living history pass by as it has for centuries. 
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  • 2 days
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Visit Khan el Khalily Bazar Old Cairo and The Egyptian Museum

Visit Khan el Khalily Bazar Old Cairo and The Egyptian Museum

See many of Cairo's most interesting and important sights with this tour. You'll start with the Egyptian Museum, home to a huge collection of artifacts from the Ancient World, followed by visits to some of Cairo's most important mosques, including the Sultan Hassan Mosque and Al Refahi Mosque. You'll then head to Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church, followed with a shopping trip to the enormous El Khalili Bazaar.
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  • 6 hours
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