Paul Hilton

Conservation photojournalist with a focus on the manta and shark fin trade, palm oil & wildlife crimes. #SaveLeuserEcosystem #RacingExtinction

https://www.gofundme.com/leuser-epu/

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Making contact. I wouldn't normally post an image like this, but it really shows that sharks 🦈 aren't the killers that they are portrayed to be. After over a decade of covering the shark fin trade, this was a very healing moment for me and it reinforced my commitment to the species. Now back to Indonesia, then LA, to raise money for Sumatran elephants. @racingextinction #conflictpalmoil #blueshark #sharks #nosharkfinsoup @wildaid @wildaidhk

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Such a special day swimming with blue sharks 🦈 off the coast of the Azores, Portugal. But it's a crying shame that these stunning animals could be extinct within 5 years, if the currant fishing practices don't change. @racingextinction @wildaid @oceanicpreservationsociety @pewenvironment @wildaidhk #blueshark #sharks #noshsrkfinsoup

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Leaving Spain, feeling frustrated with the amount of blue sharks that are being landed everyday. #shark fin trade in Hong Kong is fuelling the carnage and now many people in Spain are consuming blue shark, every single day, mostly oblivious to this. Next stop Lisbon, then out on the Atlantic, Azores for some free diving with some blues. @racingextinction @wildaid @thewcs @pewenvironment @oceanicpreservationsociety @shawnheinrichs @seashepherd @jim_abernethy #noshsrkfinsoup #sharks

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In the last few years we have tragically witnessed a rapid decline in Sumatran elephants. Hunted for ivory and poisoned, as a direct result of human wildlife conflict, there has never been a more important time to ACT.

Do you want to live in a world without elephants? πŸ˜₯

You can support our Elephant Patrol Teams in Leuser. We need your help to employ more rangers and to urgently fit collars to a member of each herd. Link in my bio @istandwithmypack edited by my @tristanhero @blackjaguarwhitetiger @tunkalai @planetexperts
@wildlifeasia @istandwithmypack @rainforestactionnetwork @racingextinction #saveleuserecosystem #lovetheleuser #cutconflictpalmoil #racingextinction @leonardodicaprio @leonardodicapriofdn @haka_sumatra @socp.official

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These images were taken on a previous assignment in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Mozambique, on a Spanish longliner, the drying fins on a rooftop in Hong Kong during the filming of @racingextinction. I'd thought I'd seen and heard it all, but today I've just heard that the Spanish longlining fleets takes anywhere from 2 to 5 million sharks per year. I'm still trying to confirm these numbers.. How can the oceans keep producing these numbers, we must be close to that tipping point. God help us. @shawnheinrichs @pewenvironment @wildaid @jim_abernethy @wildaidhk @thewcs #noshsrkfinsoup #sharks #sharktourism

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I'm back on assignment following the blue shark fisheries, looking not just at China, but also the western world is part of the problem, with many groups still talking about a sustainable harvest, which I believe is totally out of the question. @racingextinction @pewenvironment @wildaidhk @Greenpeace #sharks #noshsrkfinsoup #shark

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#Repost @istandwithmypack
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This beautiful "Lifetime warranty" - mixed media on canvas - 130x130 cm by amazing @art_irenehoff will be available for auction @ " Rise Against Extinction " event on Saturday, September 30th.
By purchasing this one of a kind life saving art will enable ISWMP to help Paul Hilton's efforts to save Elephants in Sumatra from immediate extinction.
Our early bird tickets are available until tomorrow. Link is in our bio. If you can't attend but would still like to contribute you can make a donation ➑️ www.istandwithmypack/donate or PayPal [email protected] with note : ELEPHANT. Your generocity can save these animals. Thank you.
Photo credit @paulhiltonphoto #racingextinction #wildlifeasia #leuserecosystem #savetheelephants #leonardodicaprio #istandwithmypack #iswmpla #iswmp #love #sumatra #elephants #art #help #donate #elephant #saveleuserecosystem #animalrights #animals #losangeles #animales #wild
@wildaid @wildlifeasia @racingextinction @leonardodicapriofdn @leonardodicaprio @blackjaguarwhitetiger

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#Repost @oceanicpreservationsociety
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πŸ‘πŸΌIt is up to us to make the changes necessary to see a better world and a better future. There is still time and there is still #hope but we cannot wait for others to step up and make our changes for us. Please follow @stevieyaaaay to reduce , reuse and recycle. Stevie, is very thoughtful and ahead of the game on everyday ways to use less. #drseuss #conservation #motivation #wisewords #lovethisplanet 🌎

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Thinking of all the people and wildlife facing natures fury right now. Hurricanes, earthquakes, floods and famine.. #lovetheleuser #racingextinction #conflictpalmoil Please Learn more about this important ecosystem, tell your friends - JOIN & SHARE the movement!https://www.lovetheleuser.org
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#saveleuserecosystem #wildlifeasia #wildaid #racingextinction #beforetheflood #sumatra #ran #ldf #conservation #biodiversity #cutconflictpalmoil #ActOnClimate #climatechange #conservationphotography #environment #climatejustice #orangutan #elephant #extinction #lovetheleuser #nature #green #earth #sustainability #art #wildlife #plants #climatechange #animals#cutconflictpalmoil #wildaid #racingextinction #rainforestactionnetwork #lovetheleuser

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Get involved, be part of this movement. Let's help these gardeners of the forest..Without them, the world will not be the same. It's crunch time, the clock is ticking. Help us directly with a contribution to our Forest & Elephant patrols! Link in bio :) right now. @wildlifeasia @racingextinction @wildaid @istandwithmypack @haka_sumatra @tunkalai @leonardodicaprio @leonardodicapriofdn @rainforestactionnetwork @blackjaguarwhitetiger @wildlifeasia. Edited by @tristanhero .
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Give orangutans a helping hand. The Leuser Ecosystem is the last place on Earth where orangutans, elephants, tigers and rhino still share the same forest. Please Learn more about this important ecosystem, tell your friends - JOIN & SHARE the movement!https://www.lovetheleuser.org
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Help us directly with a contribution to our Forest & Elephant patrols! Link in bio :)
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#saveleuserecosystem #wildlifeasia #wildaid #racingextinction #beforetheflood #sumatra #ran #ldf #conservation #biodiversity #cutconflictpalmoil #ActOnClimate #climatechange #conservationphotography #environment #climatejustice #orangutan #elephant #extinction #lovetheleuser #nature #green #earth #sustainability #art #wildlife #plants #climatechange #animals#cutconflictpalmoil #wildaid #racingextinction #rainforestactionnetwork #lovetheleuser

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Ocean magic, happy international whale shark day, Mexico #racingextinction #sharks #noshsrkfinsoup @wildaid #ops

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#Repost @palmoilinvestigations
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ABOUT THIS PHOTO. Words by Paul Hilton.
This large patch of ground, void of any trees, looked like a man-made clearing. But as our eyes adjusted to the light, the surrounding damaged trees and trampled bush gave it away: the struggle of a very large animal had created this clearing. On the far side we found the remains of an adult Sumatran elephant decomposing in a rusty snare – a complete skeleton, except for its missing tusks.
What hit me hardest was seeing the extent of the elephant’s struggle, so clear from the scene of battered vegetation and splintered trees. How long had this elephant thrashed around trying to break free from the tightening rope? When did its panic give way to exhaustion? How long did it take to die? And were other elephants there to see it?
#palmoil #deforestation #wildlife #eatpalmoilfree #sumatranelephant #elephant #startwith1thing #Repost @palmoilinvestigations
・・・JOIN & SHARE the movement!https://www.lovetheleuser.org @wildlifeasia @istandwithmypack .
Help us directly with a contribution to our Forest & Elephant patrols! Link in bio :)
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#saveleuserecosystem #wildlifeasia #wildaid #racingextinction #beforetheflood #sumatra #ran #ldf #conservation #biodiversity #cutconflictpalmoil

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The Bali tiger has gone, the Javanese tiger has gone, let's not let the Sumatran tiger slip into oblivion, extinction is forever. - JOIN & SHARE the movement!https://www.lovetheleuser.org @wildlifeasia @istandwithmypack .
Help us directly with a contribution to our Forest & Elephant patrols! Link in bio :)
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As I raised my camera and looked into the eyes of Agus Salim. I don't see a tiger trader, I see a businessman, well dressed and calculated; a man who provides a service for the ever- increasing global demand for wildlife and wildlife products. Evidence of that demand is lying next to him in the form of skin and bones of two critically endangered Sumatran tiger cubs, carrying a street value of 100,000 rupiah ( US$7, 595 ). @thewcs @wildaid " When the buying stops, the killing can too" Please Learn more about this important ecosystem, tell your friends - JOIN & SHARE the movement!https://www.lovetheleuser.org @wildlifeasia @istandwithmypack @leonardodicaprio
Help us directly with a contribution to our Forest & Elephant patrols! Link in bio :)
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#Repost @orangutaninformationcentre, some sad news from the field!
A joint team consisting of Gunung Leuser National Park authority and Forest Wildlife Protection Unit (ForWPU) made one significant catch on Sunday (27 August 2017). A poacher was busted and arrested along with one carcass of female Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae), as evidence. The poacher who is also a security guard for an oil palm company is currently detained for prosecution process.
The Number of Sumatran tigers in GLNP has significantly decreased year after year. There are only about 100 Sumatran tigers left in the Leuser Ecosystemn. It is a very sad reality.
Pada Minggu, 27 Agustus 2017, tim gabungan dari Taman Nasional Gunung Leuser (TNGL) dan ForWPU berhasil menangkap 1 pelaku perburuan harimau Sumatra beserta bangkai harimau Sumatra betina sebagai barang bukti. Saat ini pelaku ditahan untuk menjalani proses hukum. Jumlah harimau Sumatra di TNGL saat ini diperkirakan hanya tinggal 100 ekor saja.
Kasus ini hanyalah satu dari kenyataan menyedihkan dari keberadaan satwa liat di Kawasan Ekosistem Leuser.
#wildlife #sumatrantiger

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#Repost @istandwithmypack Date change!! ・・・
I STAND WITH MY PACK along with Paul Hilton of RACING EXTINCTION and Clare Campbell of @wildlifeasia cordially invite you to mingle with our special guests on Saturday, September 30th, to support our campaign, RISE AGAINST EXTINCTION. All proceeds support our lifesaving work to save the critically endangered habitants of Sumatra’s Leuser Ecosystem.
The Leuser Ecosystem is the very last place on the planet that critically endangered Elephants, Tigers, Orangutans and Rhinos co-exist together. However, without your help protecting this ecosystem, experts project these amazing animals will be extinct in less than two years. ISWMP will supply equipment and training to wildlife patrol units, scientists for on-site research, and newly rescued anti-poaching canines.
Please join us on Saturday, September 30th from 7-11 pm at a beautiful Mount Olympus Estate for an inspiring evening to support this life-saving campaign. You will enjoy an unforgettable night of delicious vegan cuisine, amazing DJ set, specialty cocktails, a silent auction including art to benefit this campaign. Also, you will see inspiring presentations by Paul Hilton and SWAT dog trainer/wildlife biologist Aaron Loucks.
To purchase tickets please click the link in our bio. Early bird tickets will be available only this week.
Get yours today!

To learn more about our RISE AGAINST EXTINCTION Campaign and how you can help support this life-saving work, please contact [email protected]
@paulhiltonphoto
#istandwithmypack #iswmp #sumatra #elephants #leuserecosystem #wildaid #wild #orangutans #elephant #tigers #animals #rhino #animallovers #animalkingdom #animalrights #saveanimals #saveleuserecosystem #help #sos #palmoil #rainforest #indonesia #losangeles #california #unity #riseagainstextinction #saveelephants #Earth #unity

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Happy orangutan, doing what orangutans are supposed to be doing, hanging out 😊. The Leuser Ecosystem is the last place on Earth where orangutans, elephants, tigers and rhino still share the same forest. Please Learn more about this important ecosystem, tell your friends - JOIN & SHARE the movement!https://www.lovetheleuser.org
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Help us directly with a contribution to our Forest & Elephant patrols! Link in bio :)
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#saveleuserecosystem #wildlifeasia #wildaid #racingextinction #beforetheflood #sumatra #ran #ldf #conservation #biodiversity #cutconflictpalmoil #ActOnClimate #climatechange #conservationphotography #environment #climatejustice #orangutan #elephant #extinction #lovetheleuser #nature #green #earth #sustainability #art #wildlife #plants #climatechange #animals#cutconflictpalmoil #wildaid #racingextinction #rainforestactionnetwork #lovetheleuser

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A Sumatran elephant calf, stumbles over a log. This subspecies of the Asian elephant is critically endangered with less that 2000 across Sumatra, but only a few hundred in the Leuser Ecosystem. Help us put in elephant protection units, collar key herds to get a better understanding of their movements and get some solid science around these amazing animals, to help people understand how important they are to the health of the forest and ultimately climate change. Saving species is the key to saving ourselves. Do your bit, when you can. The Leuser Ecosystem is the last great strong hold of these forgotten elephants. Please Learn more about this important ecosystem, tell your friends - JOIN & SHARE the movement!https://www.lovetheleuser.org
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#saveleuserecosystem #wildlifeasia #wildaid #racingextinction #beforetheflood #sumatra #ran #ldf #conservation #biodiversity #cutconflictpalmoil #ActOnClimate #climatechange #conservationphotography #environment #climatejustice #orangutan #elephant #extinction #lovetheleuser #nature #green #earth #sustainability #art #wildlife #plants #climatechange #animals#cutconflictpalmoil #wildaid #racingextinction #rainforestactionnetwork #lovetheleuseru

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Ivory carvings are still sold across Indonesia. With Sumatran Ivory being illegal and African Ivory once in the country is not illegal allowing loop holes in the trade. How can we really protect the last of the #forgottenelephants the critically endangered Sumatran elephants if Indonesis doesn't change its policies. Help us do what we can to save the last herds of elephants. With our dedicated ranger patrol units. Link in my bio, help out with any amount. It all adds up. #saveleuserecosystem #wildlifeasia #wildaid #racingextinction #beforetheflood #sumatra #ran #ldf #conservation #biodiversity #cutconflictpalmoil #ActOnClimate #climatechange #conservationphotography #environment #climatejustice #orangutan #elephant #extinction #lovetheleuser #nature #green #earth #sustainability #art #wildlife #plants #climatechange #animals#cutconflictpalmoil #wildaid #racingextinction #rainforestactionnetwork #lovetheleuser

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I'm in the process of putting two trips together early next year, combining a free diving coarse and whale encounters. If this is something that interests you DM me soon. It will be a week to 10 days, with a little yoga and surfing as well. Maximum persons. 6 to 8 #happydays #whales #freediving #racingextinction

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A Sumatran elephant feeds quiet on the river bank, Leuser Ecosystem, Indonesia. We have ordered two collars from the United States, and we'll be fitting them on two different herds of elephants. Allowing us to understand the herds movements and helping is with the science. With 6 GPS download locations a day, this will allow our Ranger patrol to be in a place to prevent any human elephant conflicts from happening. But we still need to raise funds to get more elephant patrol units into the field. Help us directly with a contribution to our Forest & Elephant patrols! Link in bio :) right now. .
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Orphaned Sumatran elephants, rarely make it to adulthood. Help us prevent human - elephant conflict. We have ordered two collars from the United States, and we'll be fitting them on two different herds of elephants. Allowing us to understand the herds movements and helping is with the science. With 6 GPS download locations a day, this will allow our Ranger patrol to be in a place to prevent any human elephant conflicts from happening. But we still need to raise funds to get more elephant patrol units into the field. Help us directly with a contribution to our Forest & Elephant patrols! Link in bio :) right now.
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Our elephant patrol unit is running out of money, we will be satellite collaring two elephants in October and really need more funds to keep out project going. Please dig deep and help us move the needle. I'm heading to LA in September to hopefully take it to another level. Help us directly with a contribution to our Forest & Elephant patrols! Link in bio :) right now, we need to get to the US....
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A Sumatran orangutan walks on top of the canopy, swinging from branch to branch, free and wild, making choices of which fruit to feed on, or a what vista to ponder, looking over the great wild expanse of the Leuser Ecosystem. As a kid I called these views of the Australian outback wild places the "Never Never" long may these wild place continue for the health of planet earth and for the sanity of the human race. The Leuser Ecosystem is the last great strong hold of these great apes. Please Learn more about this important ecosystem, tell your friends - JOIN & SHARE the movement!https://www.lovetheleuser.org
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#saveleuserecosystem #wildlifeasia #wildaid #racingextinction #beforetheflood #sumatra #ran #ldf #conservation #biodiversity #cutconflictpalmoil #ActOnClimate #climatechange #conservationphotography #environment #climatejustice #orangutan #elephant #extinction #lovetheleuser #nature #green #earth #sustainability #art #wildlife #plants #climatechange #animals#cutconflictpalmoil #wildaid #racingextinction #rainforestactionnetwork #lovetheleuseru

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Repost from @racingextinction using @RepostRegramApp - When the buying stops, the killing can too. Take action to SAVE SHARKS by clicking the link in @oceanicpreservationsociety's bio.
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THIS is what a real #shark attack looks like πŸ’” Did you know that up to 73 MILLION #sharks are killed each year for their fins? We must END the WAR on WILDLIFE! Fins belong on sharks, NOT IN SOUP!!! @paulhiltonphoto @racingextinction @wildaid #worthmorealive #savesharks

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Illegal logging is rampant within the Leuser Ecosystem, for palm oil expansion and road projects threatening the last wild areas within the system. Recently the FKL rangers managed to infiltrate a logging Mafia that is behind the house hold destruction of the lowland forests, prime elephant territory and made several arrests. Sentencing the loggers to anywhere from 6 months to two years. Please Learn more about this important ecosystem, tell your friends - JOIN & SHARE the movement!https://www.lovetheleuser.org
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Help us directly with a contribution to our Forest & Elephant patrols! Link in bio :)
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#saveleuserecosystem #wildlifeasia #wildaid #racingextinction #beforetheflood #sumatra #ran #ldf #conservation #biodiversity #cutconflictpalmoil #ActOnClimate #climatechange #conservationphotography #environment #climatejustice #orangutan #elephant #extinction #lovetheleuser #nature #green #earth #sustainability #art #wildlife #plants #climatechange #animals#cutconflictpalmoil #wildaid #racingextinction #rainforestactionnetwork #lovetheleuser

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Orangutan rescue @socp.official Tripa peat swamp, Leuser Ecosystem. @leonardodicapriofdn So many dedicated people on the ground doing great work, day in and day out. Out of sight of the worlds media. Just remember their are so many people out there fighting the good fight. We can turn the tide of destruction, but we all need to dig deep, and step up. It's not somebody else's job, it's everyone's responsibly. Do your bit, when you can. The Leuser Ecosystem is the last great strong hold of these great apes. Please Learn more about this important ecosystem, tell your friends - JOIN & SHARE the movement!https://www.lovetheleuser.org
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Help us directly with a contribution to our Forest & Elephant patrols! Link in bio :)
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#saveleuserecosystem #wildlifeasia #wildaid #racingextinction #beforetheflood #sumatra #ran #ldf #conservation #biodiversity #cutconflictpalmoil #ActOnClimate #climatechange #conservationphotography #environment #climatejustice #orangutan #elephant #extinction #lovetheleuser #nature #green #earth #sustainability #art #wildlife #plants #climatechange #animals#cutconflictpalmoil #wildaid #racingextinction #rainforestactionnetwork #lovetheleuseru

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The stunning Leuser Ecosystem, Sumatra, Indonesia. One of the last wild blocks of forest in South East Asia. Tiger, rhinos, orangutan and elephants still run wild but for how long. Please Learn more about this important ecosystem, tell your friends - JOIN & SHARE the movement!https://www.lovetheleuser.org
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#saveleuserecosystem #wildlifeasia #wildaid #racingextinction #beforetheflood #sumatra #ran #ldf #conservation #biodiversity #cutconflictpalmoil #ActOnClimate #climatechange #conservationphotography #environment #climatejustice #orangutan #elephant #extinction #lovetheleuser #nature #green #earth #sustainability #art #wildlife #plants #climatechange #animals

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Sunday morning 'Flash back', Assignment- Indian one horn rhinos, in Assam, India. Sadly the demand for rhino horn is still higher than ever with the majority of the demand coming from Vietnam and China. " When the buying stops the killing can too" @wildaid #racingextinction #wildlifeasia #humansocietyinternational #rhinohorn #rhino @sabaghilton

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