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Pan Am 103 Clippings Collection

An inventory of the collection at the Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives at Syracuse University

Summary

Creator: Syracuse University. -- Archives.
Title: Pan Am 103 Clippings Collection
Dates: 1988-2018
Size: 6.5 linear feet
Abstract: News articles related to the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland and its aftermath
Language: English
Repository: Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Ave., Suite 600
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
http://archives.syr.edu/panam/

Historical Note

On December 21, 1988, Pan Am Flight 103, a Boeing 747 christened Clipper Maid of the Seas, was destroyed by a terrorist bomb over Lockerbie, Scotland. Since that date the incident has continued to make headlines. The bombing and subsequent crash resulted in the deaths of 270 individuals, including 35 students returning home from study abroad through Syracuse University's Division of International Programs Abroad (DIPA). The investigation and eventual indictment in 1991 of two Libyan intelligence agents, Abdel Basset al-Megrahi and Lamen Fhimah, were covered by news outlets across the globe. The trials held at Kamp van Zeist, Netherlands in 2001 and the eventual release of al-Megrahi, the only person convicted of the bombing, in 2009 returned Pan Am 103 to the world spotlight. Recent events in Libya, including the fall of the Gaddafi regime, have brought Pan Am 103 back into headlines once again.

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Scope and Content Note

The Pan Am 103 Clippings Collection contains articles and news items related to the December 21, 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, and its aftermath. These clippings were collected from various periodicals beginning in December 1988, immediately following the bombing, and continue to present day. The clippings included in the collection have been accumulated by Archives staff and do not include any outside donations.

The collection has been divided into the following series:

Anniversaries contains articles related to commemorations of the anniversary of the bombing.

Books and publications contains articles related to monographs, special issues of periodicals, and other long-form analyses or commentary related to the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.

Subject files comprise the bulk of the collection, and are arranged alphabetically by subject. This series encompasses the following subsections: Legal proceedings, containing articles related to litigation and prosecution surrounding the bombing; Lockerbie, containing articles pertaining to the town of Lockerbie, Scotland and its residents; and Syracuse University, containing articles and news items documenting the impact of the bombing on the university community following the loss of 35 students traveling through its Division of International Programs Abroad (DIPA).

Television, film and radio consists of articles related to documentaries, feature films, and significant interviews pertaining to the bombing of Pan Am 103. Files are arranged alphabetically by title.

Theatrical productions contains articles and news items pertaining to dramatic works or other live performances inspired by the bombing and its aftermath.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions for this collection.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from the Pan Am Flight 103 Archives and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Selected Search Terms

Names

Syracuse University -- History.
Syracuse University.

Subjects

Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing Incident, 1988 -- Public opinion.
Pan American Airways Corporation--History.
Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing Incident, 1988.
Pan American Airways Corporation.
Terrorism -- Government Policy -- United States -- Case Studies.
Terrorism -- Government Policy -- United States -- History.
Terrorism -- Government Policy -- United States.
Terrorism -- History -- 20th Century.
Lockerbie (Scotland)

Types of material

Clippings (information artifacts)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Pan Am 103 Clippings Collection,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

These materials have been collected by the Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives staff.

Active collection of clippings by Archives staff was discontinued in May 2016. Clippings for notable events may occasionally be added to the collection at the discretion of Archives staff.

Processing Information

The Pan Am 103 Clippings Collection was originally arranged chronologically, and was re-processed in December 2015.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Vanessa L. St.Oegger and Cara A. Howe
Date: 2012
Revision history: December 2015 - Extensive revisions to Scope and Content, Arrangement, and Inventory. Collection re-processed from chronological to alphabetical order by subject. (VSOM); January 2016 - Clippings integrated for calendar year 2016. Scope and Content and Acquisition information updated. (VSOM); September 2021 - Two folders added; stylistic changes. (EMB)

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Arrangement

The materials in the Pan Am 103 Clippings Collection are arranged alphabetically by topic within each series.

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Inventory

Anniversaries
Box 1 First anniversary 1989 December
Box 1 Second anniversary 1990 December
Box 1 Third anniversary 1991 December
Box 1 Fourth anniversary 1992 December
Box 1 Fifth anniversary 1993 December
Box 1 Sixth anniversary 1994 December
Box 1 Seventh anniversary 1995 December
Box 1 Tenth anniversary 1998 December
Box 1 Fifteenth anniversary 2003 December
Box 1 Sixteenth anniversary 2004 December
Box 1 Nineteenth anniversary 2007 December
Box 1 Twentieth anniversary 2008 December
Box 1 Twenty-first anniversary 2009 December
Box 1 Twenty-third anniversary 2011 December
Box 1 Twenty-fourth anniversary 2012 December
Box 1 Twenty-fifth anniversary 2013 December
Box 1 Twenty-sixth anniversary 2014 December
Box 1 Twenty-seventh anniversary 2015 December
Box 1 Thirtieth anniversary 2018 December
Books and publications
Box 1 Adequately explained by stupidity?: Lockerbie, luggage and lies by Morag Kerr 2013 October-December
Box 1 Against all enemies: inside America's war on terror by Richard A. Clarke 2004 April
Box 1 American assassin by Vince Flynn 2010 November
Box 1 The boy who fell out of the sky by Ken Dornstein 2006 April-2007 April
Box 1 College girl: a memoir by Laura Gray-Rosendale 2014 October
Box 1 The fall of Pan Am 103: inside the Lockerbie investigation by Steven Emerson and Brian Duffy 1990 May-2007 October
Box 1 Lockerbie: the real story by David Johnston 1989 July
Box 1 The Lockerbie bombing: the search for justice by Kenny MacAskill 2016 February-May
Box 1 Looking for Lockerbie by Lawrence Mason, Jr. and Melissa Chessher 2002 March-2009 February
Box 1 The media and disasters: Pan Am 103 by Joan Deppa 1989 April-2004 February, undated
Box 1 Megrahi: you are my jury: the Lockerbie evidence by John Ashton 2010 September-2012 August
Box 1 Monographs - general 2013 September
Box 1 More thrills than skills: adventures in journalism, war & terrorism by Paul Harris 2009 July
Box 1 Mother's day by Mike Backman 2006 March-May
Box 1 Pan Am 103: the bombing, the betrayals, and a bereaved family's search for justice by Daniel and Susan Cohen 2000 August
Box 1 The price of terror by Alan Gerson and Jerry Adler 2001 October-2010 October
Box 1 The professor of truth by James Robertson 2012 December-2013 June
Box 1 Sandstorm by Lindsey Hilsum 2012 April
Box 1 Scotland's shame: why Lockerbie still matters by John Ashton 2013 September
Box 1 Terrorism: how to respond by Richard English 2009 October
Box 1 Their darkest day by Matthew Cox and Tom Foster 1992 May-August
Subject files
Box 2 103rd day events (Washington D.C.) 1989 March-April
Box 2 Airport security 1989 February-2013 December
Box 2 al-Qaeda 2001 October-2007 June
Box 2 Arlington National Cemetery - Lockerbie Memorial Cairn 1993 August-2010 January
Box 2 Artwork - general 1992 January-2010 April
Box 2 Aviation disasters 1989 March-2016 May, undated
Box 2 Aviation security 1989 March-2016 May, undated
Box 2 Aviation security act of 1989 1989 September-October
Box 2 Aviation security improvement act of 1990 1990 July-October, undated
Box 2 Benghazi attacks and death of Ambassador Christopher J. Stevens 2012 September
Box 2 Robert Black and Lord Trefgarne 2011 September
Box 2 Edwin Bollier, Ulrich Lumpert, and MEBO 2007 August-2008 January
Box 2 Bush, George H.W. 1989 April-1990 June
Box 2 Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) 1989 November-2014 May
Box 2 Congressional investigations 1989 February-August
See also: President's Commission on Aviation Security and Terrorism
Box 2 Continental Connection Flight 3407 2010 January-February
See also: Aviation disasters
Box 2 Dark elegy 1989 August-2011 November
Box 2 Department of Transport (Britain) 1989 March
Box 2 Dershowitz, Alan M. 2001 August-September
Box 2 Editorials - general 1989 August-2014 November
Box 2 Editorial cartoons 1989 March-2013 March, undated
Box 2 Egypt 2007 June
Box 2 Fall of Gaddafi regime 2011 October-2016 April
See also: Libya - general
Box 2 Families of Pan Am 103/Lockerbie 1990 January-2014 October
Box 2 Fatal accident inquiry 1990 October-1991 November
Box 2 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 1989 February-1994 February
Box 2 First responders 2008 May-2013 June
Box 2 "From Lockerbie to New York" 2002 May
Box 2 Gander crash 1989 November, undated
See also: Aviation disasters
Box 3 Indictment of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi and Lamen Fhimah 1990 April-2016 April
See also: Appeals and imprisonment of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC); Release of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi; Trial of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi and Lamen Fhimah at Kamp van Zeist, Netherlands
Box 3 Initial coverage - 1988 December (3 folders)
Box 3 Initial coverage - 1989 January (2 folders)
Box 4 Internal Revenue Service (IRS) 1994 December
Box 4 Investigation 1989 February-2016 May (7 folders)
Box 4 Iran 1989 February-2016 February
Box 4 Iraq 1991 June-1998 December
Box 4 Justice for Pan Am 103 1994 December
Box 4 Keegans, Patrick 2016 July
Box 5 Koussa, Moussa 2011 March-October (2 folders)
Box 5 Kreindler, James P. and Lee S. (attorneys) 1989 February-2010 April
See also: Libyan civil suit and compensation to families
Legal proceedings
Box 5 Appeals and imprisonment of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC) 2001 February-2012 April (5 folders)
See also: Indictment of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi and Lamen Fhimah; Trial of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi and Lamen Fhimah at Kamp van Zeist, Netherlands; Release of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi
Box 6 Appeals and imprisonment of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC) 2012 May-2016 June (2 folders)
Box 6 Legal proceedings - general 1989 May-2008 March
Box 6 Libyan civil suit and compensation to families 1993 December-2013 March (3 folders)
Box 6 Pan American World Airways, Inc./American families 1990 March-1995 July, undated
Box 6 Pan American World Airways, Inc./Scottish families 1990 May
Box 6 Trial of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi and Lamen Fhimah at Kamp van Zeist, Netherlands 1998 February-2016 March
See also: Appeals and imprisonment of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC); Indictment of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi and Lamen Fhimah; Release of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi
Box 7 Legislation - general 1990 July-2004 November
Box 7 Letters to the editor - general 1989 January-2006 July, undated
Box 7 Libya - general 1989 February-2011 March, (5 folders)
See also: Fall of Gaddafi regime
Box 8 Libya - general 2011 April-2016 May (2 folders)
Box 8 Lindauer, Susan 2007 October
Lockerbie
Box 8 Garden of Remembrance 1990 January-2011 September
Box 8 Lockerbie Academy 2003 November
See also: Lockerbie scholarships
Box 8 Lockerbie Air Disaster Appeal Fund 1989 May
Box 8 "Folkaid" memorial concert 2015 August
Box 8 Lockerbie party controversy/Edward Blaus 1989 May-June, undated
See also: Coach Dick MacPherson(football) trip to Lockerbie
Box 8 Lockerbie scholarships 1989 February-2016 January
See also: Remembrance scholarships; Remembrance Week
Box 8 McClune, Andrew 2002 December-2012 November
See also: Lockerbie scholarships; Remembrance Week
Box 8 Memorial plaques 1989 December, undated
Box 8 Remembrance Room at Tundergarth Church 1990 July-2006 April
Box 8 Residents of Lockerbie 1989 June-2014 May, undated
Box 8 Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 2015 June
See also: Aviation disasters
Box 8 Maryland Institute of Art's "T/Error" exhibition 1992 February-March
Box 8 Media handling of Pan Am 103 1989 February-2000 November
See also: The Media and Disasters: Pan Am 103 by Joan Deppa
Box 8 MetroJet Flight 9268 2015 November
See also: Aviation disasters
Box 8 Monro, Hector (Lord Monro of Langholm) 2007 May
Box 8 Montreal Protocols 1990 October
See also: Warsaw Convention
Box 8 National day of mourning 1989 April - proposal
Box 8 No greater love vigil 1991 December
Box 8 Oklahoma City bombing 1995 April-2011 April
Box 8 On eagles' wings 1991 April-November
See also: Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc.
Box 8 O'Rourke, Judith 2008 January-2016 January
See also: Lockerbie scholarships; Remembrance scholarships; Remembrance Week
Box 8 Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) 1992 February, undated
Box 8 Pan American World Airways, Inc. 1989 February-2015 May, undated
Box 8 Passenger cancellations 1989 April-2007 June
Box 8 Personal effects return process 1989 March-September
Box 8 Police Scotland (Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary) 1989 March-2013 April
Box 8 Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC) 1989 February-December, undated
Box 8 Potential re-trial of Lamen Fhimah 2011 June
See also: Appeals and imprisonment of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC); Indictment of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi and Lamen Fhimah; Release of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi; Trial of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi and Lamen Fhimah at Kamp van Zeist, Netherlands
Box 8 President's Commission on Aviation Security and Terrorism (PCAST) 1989 August-1990 December
Box 8 Price, Charles H. 2012 January
Box 8 P.S. 101 (Brooklyn, New York) Arbor Day memorial 1989 May
Box 9 Race Against Terrorism (London, England) 1989 March
Box 9 Reagan, Ronald 2007 June
Box 9 Release of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi 2008 March-2011 April (4 folders)
See also: Appeals and imprisonment of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC); Indictment of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi and Lamen Fhimah; Trial of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi and Lamen Fhimah at Kamp van Zeist, Netherlands
Box 10 Release of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi 2011 June-2012 April (2 folders)
Box 10 Remembrance Grove (Barry Park, Syracuse, New York) 1999 April
Box 10 Salvation Army Band trip to Lockerbie 1989 May
Box 10 Sanctions 1989 November-2011 March
Box 10 Scholarships - general 1993 January-2011 June
Box 10 Security warnings 1989 February-2003 January
Box 10 Seismic activity resulting from crash 1990 September
Box 10 Senussi, Abdullah 2011 November-2014 May
Box 10 September 11, 2001 attacks 2002 May-2016 July
Box 10 State University of New York, Oswego memorial (Lynne Hartunian and Colleen Brunner) 1993 April-2009 June
Box 10 Suspects 1989 February-2007 July, undated
Box 10 Jim Swire mock bomb 1990 July
Syracuse University
Anniversaries
Box 11 First anniversary 1989 December
Box 11 Second anniversary 1990 December
Box 11 Third anniversary 1991 December
Box 11 Fourth anniversary 1992 December
Box 11 Fifth anniversary 1993 December
Box 11 Tenth anniversary 1998 December
Box 11 Twelfth anniversary 2000 December
Box 11 Thirteenth anniversary 2001 December
Box 11 Seventeenth anniversary 2005 December
Box 11 Eighteenth anniversary 2006 December
Box 11 Nineteenth anniversary 2007 December
Box 11 Twentieth anniversary 2008 December
Box 11 Twenty-first anniversary 2009 December
Box 11 Twenty-second anniversary 2010 December
Box 11 Twenty-third anniversary 2011 December
Box 11 Twenty-fifth anniversary 2013 December
Box 11 Twenty-sixth anniversary 2014 December
Box 11 Twenty-seventh anniversary 2015 December
Box 11 Thirtieth anniversary 2018 December
Box 11 Athletics response 1989 February
Box 11 Bookstore bomb threat 1989 March
Box 11 Campus counseling 1989 March
Box 11 Campus response - general 1989 March-2010 December
Box 11 Chancellor Melvin Eggers' trip to Lockerbie 1989 March-April
Box 11 Coach Dick MacPherson (football) trip to Lockerbie 1989 May-June
See also: Lockerbie party controversy/Edward Blaus
Box 11 Syracuse University College of Law Lockerbie trial families website 1999 August-2000 May
See also: Trial of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi and Lamen Fhimah at Kamp van Zeist, Netherlands
Box 11 Syracuse University Division of International Programs Abroad (DIPA) 1989 December-1990 November
Box 11 Graduation 1989 May
Box 11 Tom Harris (British Consul General) visit to campus 2000 August
Box 11 Honorary degrees 1999 February
Box 11 International student memorial scholarship 1989 June
See also: Lockerbie scholarships; Remembrance scholarships; Remembrance Week
Box 11 "International terrorism, victims' rights and the Lockerbie criminal trial" (College of Law) 2001 April
See also: Syracuse University College of Law Lockerbie trial families website
Box 11 Lacrosse team trip to Lockerbie 1989 August-1990 January
Box 11 Syracuse University London Centre 1991 November
Box 11 Mason, Lawrence, Jr. 2013 October
See also: Looking for Lockerbie by Lawrence Mason, Jr. and Melissa Chessher; Photography students' trip to Lockerbie
Box 11 Memorial service 1989 January 18
Box 11 David Mundell (member of Parliament) visit to campus 2008 June
Box 11 Photography students' trip to Lockerbie 1996 October
Box 11 Place of Remembrance 1989 February-2012 October
Box 11 President Mary McAleese (Ireland) visit to campus 2007 May
Box 11 "Reflections on global terrorism: Lockerbie 10 years later" (Maxwell School) 1998 June
Box 11 Remembrance quilt 1998 October-December, undated
Box 11 Remembrance scholarships 1989 February-2013 December
See also: Lockerbie scholarships; Remembrance Week
Box 11 Remembrance Week 1996 October-2016 May
See also: Lockerbie Scholarships; Remembrance Scholarships
Box 12 "Riverwalk" by Carl A. Johnson November 1989
Box 12 Students Offering Service 2000 March
Box 12 Student response 1989 March-April
Box 12 Walter Reed Army Institute of Research Project 1989 August
Box 12 Syria 1991 May-November, undated
Box 12 Terrorism - general 1989 November-2013 April, undated
Box 12 Thatcher, Margaret 1989 January
Box 12 Thompson, Fred 2007 September
Box 12 Time Magazine lawsuit 1993 April
Box 12 Trump, Donald controversy 2015 December
Box 12 TWA Flight 800 1996 July-October
See also: Aviation disasters
Box 12 UK Families Flight 103 2004 March-May
Box 12 United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) 1990 October-1993 October
Box 12 United States State Department 1989 September
Box 12 USS Vincennes 1989 July
Box 12 UTA Flight 772 2008 January
See also: Aviation disasters
Box 12 ValuJet Flight 592 1997 August
See also: Aviation disasters
Box 12 Victims' families 1989 February-2014 January, undated
Box 12 Victims - general 1989 February-2012 May
Box 12 Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc. 1989 April-2012 May, undated
Box 12 Virginia Tech shooting 2007 April
Box 12 Wanted posters 1990-1999, undated
Box 12 Warsaw Convention 1989 November-1991 October
See also: Montreal Protocols
Box 12 Willard, Joan Hart 2005 September
Box 12 Wreckage 1998 September-2013 June
Box 12 Zaid, Mark 2013 December
Television, film, and radio
Box 13 "After Lockerbie" (WCNY-TV) 1999 December
Box 13 "Air crash investigations: Lockerbie" (National Geographic Television) 2008 November-December
Box 13 "As It Happened: Tragedy Over Lockerbie" (History Channel) 1998 December
Box 13 "BBC panorama" (BBC-TV) 1989 September
Box 13 "Collision course" (WTVH-TV) 1989 December
Box 13 Sean Connery project 1998 January
Box 13 "The conspiracy files: Lockerbie" (BBC-TV) 2008 August-September
Box 13 "Did Gaddafi kill my daughter?" (ITV) 2012 January
Box 13 "Family guy" (Fox/BBC-TV) 2010 March
Box 13 "The bombing of Pan Am 103" (Frontline) 1990 January
Box 13 "Lockerbie: case closed" (Al Jazeera) 2012 February
Box 13 "Lockerbie: the lost evidence" (BBC-TV) 2012 February-March
Box 13 "Lockerbie: what really happened" (Al Jazeera) 2014 March
Box 13 "The Lockerbie bomber: sent home to die" (STV) 2011 January-October
Box 13 "The Lockerbie bombing" (Smithsonian Channel/STV) 2013 December
Box 13 Lockerbie Productions, Inc. project 2012 May
Box 13 "Magnum opus" (Carnaby International Sales and Distribution) 2014 October
Box 13 "The Maltese double cross" 1994 November
Box 13 "My brother's bomber" (Frontline, WGBH) 2015 August-2016 May
Box 13 "My lost son" (BBC-TV) 2014 September
Box 13 "Newsnight" (BBC-TV) 2010 January
Box 13 "Nightline" (ABC) 1997 December
Box 13 "Primetime live" (ABC) 1989 December
Box 13 "The reporters" (WNYW-Fox) 1989 August-September
Box 13 Jim Sheridan project 2014 May
Box 13 "Since: The bombing of Pan Am 103" 2015 August-2016 June
Box 13 Spielberg/Aviv project 2007-2008
Box 13 "Times talk" (TVM-Malta) 2013 November
Box 13 "The tragedy of Flight 103: the inside story" (HBO) 1990 December
Box 13 "Weekend edition" (NPR) 2001 May
Box 13 Fredda Weiss project 1993 December
Box 13 "Why Lockerbie?" (ITV) 1990 November undated
Theatrical productions
Box 13 "The bird and the two-ton weight" by Darcy Fowler 2008 May
Box 13 "Falling: a wake" by Gary Kirkham 2007 February-2012 March
Box 13 "The families of Lockerbie" by Michael Eaton 2010 May-June
Box 13 "The life and death of Matthew Ryan" by Tom Kane 2006 September
Box 13 "Lockerbie: lost voices" by Lee Gershuny 2013 September-2014 September
Box 13 "Lockerbie: unfinished business" by David Benson 2010 June-2011 October
Box 13 "The Lockerbie bomber" by Alan Clark, aka Kenneth N. Ross 2012 July-2013 October
Box 13 "Songs for the falling angel" by Karen Wimhurst 1991 August
Box 13 "The table of silence" 2015 July-September
Box 13 "Three women/three cities" Dance Place 1989 June
Box 13 "The women of Lockerbie" by Deborah Brevoort 2003 April-2016 April, undated (4 folders)

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