Metro Last Light

Metro Last Light Echoes Diary Pages Locations

Metro Last Light Echoes (the eighth chapter in the video game) begins when Artyom and Pavel reach the surface after they crossed the catacombs in Torchlight.

There’s only one obstacle between Artyom and the Theater, the surface, and that’s a very dangerous place for any human being.

Even if the mission features surface sequences, the hidden Diary Pages collectables can be found indoors, so those who follow the next Metro Last Light collectibles guide shouldn’t have any problem in finding them.

Chapter 8 Description


“We’re almost at the Theater now. The Metro entrance should be pretty close. But however small the distance is, we’ll have to cover it on the surface.

And there, every step you take could well be your last.”

Diary Page #1

When the chapter begins, check the bar on your left. The first Metro Last Light Echoes Diary Page is sitting right there, next to a supplies box.

This is the tenth Asrtyom’s hidden diary page in the videogame, so if you grabbed all the previous ones you unlock the First Draft achievement/trophy.

“Since the day we ended up in the Metro, I have gone up to the surface only a few times. The background radiation is too high here, so frequent ventures out translate into grave illnesses to those brave enough to attempt them.

One has to stay constantly alert on the surface. The pollution tends to be uneven; there are hotspots which could dole out a lethal dose of radiation in a matter of minutes, while some places could actually be habitable if not for the monsters and unbearable gloominess. The eye can’t discern between a safe place and a hotspot; you have to use a Geiger counter. You can’t go out to the surface without a gas mask, either.

We used to own the Earth. Today, although I still remember that summer day in the Gardens with my mom, I almost can’t believe it actually happened. I can’t believe I used to live in one of those tall houses and could look up at the sky every day.

It’s as if Metro was always my home… But I still miss that world we lost.”

Diary Page #2

Next, you need to cross the surface with Pavel until you reach a downed plane that you access via the emergency hatch. Walk slowly inside the plane until you have a vision on how the plane crashed.

After that, go to Pavel and look down to you left, right next to him, to find the second Metro Last Light Diary Page in Echoes.

“The Red Line is one of the biggest and strongest states in the Metro, occupying almost a whole line. But for as long as I can remember, the Reds always used to preach that their goal was the installation of communism throughout the whole of the Metro, the restoration of a destroyed state that used to be based on the ideals of equality and justice.

The problem is, the independent stations keep their distance from the Red Line as best as they can, which means they can’t restore the Red State without strife. Yes, the Reds are no angels, but what the Nazis are doing is regular horror.

And I am happy to have an ally like Pavel. Even if he’s Red.”

Head outside the plane and follow the path to find the entrance to the theater station in order to trigger the Bolshoi chapter.

Metro Last Light Khan Diary Pages Locations

Metro Last Light Chapter 21 bears the name of one of Artyom’s friends, Khan.

The mission starts as soon as Artyom and Khan enter the tunnels in the previous chapter, Quarantine.

Artyom has to catch up with the Dark One and at the same time get closer to Polis, and in order to do that he must ask Khan’s help because he knows some shortcuts in the tunnels.

There’s only one Artyom’s hidden diary page in Chapter 21, but the mission can be lengthy and the collectible easily missed.

The exact location of the Diary Page is revealed in the following Metro: Last Light game guide.

Chapter 21 Description


“In some other time and place, what happened could be life changing. But there is no time but present and no place but the Metro for us.

And we must do everything we can to save it. I have to hurry and catch up with the Dark One, Anna has to tell her father of what Korbut and Moskvin are doing. Anything else is a luxury we can’t afford right now.”

Diary Page

When the gate is opened, get inside with Khan. He tells a soldier to open the inter-line tunnel, and once you’re inside you have to go through some big fans.

Then you enter a dark area and Khan turns on his flashlight. Just around the first corner he will drop down on some pipes.

Don’t follow him, instead go straight through the door that’s in front of you, because it leads to a small room where you can find the Metro Last Light Diary Page collectible available in Chapter 21 (next to a skeleton).

“I remember Korbut calling the operation they were going to carry out at Oktyabrskaya “an experiment”… What if this massacre was not a prelude to a great war, but just a test of the new monstrous weapon?

What if the Reds are simply distracting Order and Hansa, all while preparing a much more powerful, overwhelming attack? I wanted to be a soldier. To protect humanity. But all the blood I spilled didn’t help me prevent the war that’s already started. I didn’t become a superhero capable of killing the villain and saving the whole world. Not that I didn’t dream of it. Everyone does.

But when the war starts, most turn out to be just cannon fodder. Many don’t even survive their first engagement. And I, as a little gear, can only spin on the predetermined axis and watch the massive flywheel of slaughter unwind.

That, perhaps, is why I am going with Khan. This might be my only chance to change anything.”

Head further into the sewers, and after the incursion in the past you need to board the railcar in order to end the chapter and start the next one in line called The Chase.

Metro Last Light Bolshoi Diary Pages Locations

Metro Last Light Bolshoi is available when Artyom and his friend reach the entrance to the Theater at the end of Echoes chapter.

The Bolshoi chapter represents a change in pace, where players can take a break before starting the next mission.

There are some things to explore around the station, so there’s no hurry in finishing the chapter.

Apart from two hidden Metro Last Light Diary Pages, there are four Musical Instruments collectables in Chapter 9, and the following collectables guide reveals their exact locations with the help of some hints and tips.

Chapter 9 Description


“Our short visit to dead Moscow, the phantom of the past, is over. Pavel and I helped each other out again and are returning down to the Metro as real partners now. You can’t survive the wastelands any other way. But now ahead of us lies a populated station, The Theater.

It’s very close to Polis. If Pavel manages to lead me through the Red Line guard posts, I’ll be home in less than an hour.”

Diary Page #1

When you start the level, talk with the other men and then follow Pavel around the corner to find an entrance guarded by two soldiers.

Next to the bench to your right is a Musical Instrument, so play it before going past the guards. After Pavel talks to the two soldiers to let you pass, head through the passage and grab the first Metro Last Light Note from the shelves on your left (next to the luggage).

This is Artyom’s hidden Diary page number 12.

“Pavel needs some time to set everything up. The citizens of the other stations need a permit to enter the Red Line. The state in permanent preparation for the war readily sees a spy in any outsider. So I have some time to look around the Theater.

This station is a real legend of the Metro – not unlike Polis, the difference being that while Polis gathered most of the surviving scientists, the Theater is considered to be the cultural capital of the Metro.”

Diary Page #2

Now that you have some time to look around, go in the first populated area, and just past the last table you can find another Musical Instrument next to a chair. Follow the path to find the Market area.

At the end of the market check the counter of the last kiosk on the left for the third musical instrument in Bolshoi level. As soon as you exit the market area you can grab the second Metro Last Light Bolshoi Diary Page from the waiting benches that are on the left side of the area, right before the entrance to the actual Theater.

While in the Theater, you can watch the entire show for another achievement/trophy.

“No wonder! The world-famous Bolshoi Theater is right above that station! There are rumors that there are underground passages from its basement into the Metro, and that’s the reason why many of its actors and other staff were able to save themselves on Judgment Day. They founded a new Bolshoi down here at the station.

It is the theater rumors of which reach even the farthest corners of the Metro. And since the habitable world ends where the Metro lines end, you could say that the New Bolshoi is also known around the world. Some say it actually preserves the tradition of its great predecessor…

They say that the Earth continues to spin while the Bolshoi still puts on the shows… How I wished to see on of those! Perhaps, I finally got my chance?”

When you’re ready, follow Pavel through the backstage until you reach a restaurant. Before going any further play the Musical Instrument that’s next to the sink on your right.

Sit at the table to trigger the chapter named Korbut.

However, this doesn’t feature any collectibles, so play until you unlock the next one in line, Revolution.

Metro Last Light The Chase Diary Pages Locations

Metro Last Light Chapter 22, or The Chase, begins when Artyom and Khan find the railcar at the end of the previous chapter.

In The Chase level, Artyom must catch the train where the enemies keep the Dark One and rescue him before it’s too late.

The following collectibles guide reveals the location of the only Metro Last Light Diary Page found in The Chase mission, and players must be aware of the fact that it can be easily missed in the heat of the battle.

The video above provides even more information regarding the collectable’s exact location.

Chapter 22 Description


“I never believed him – and that is no surprise – but Khan’s words were true. This strange river took me to the past, the moment where I sent out the signal and destroyed all the Dark Ones.

And then it dropped me off at the place where I can find the last survivor of that race – a helpless and harmless child… Khan called him the Last Angel.”

Diary Page

The chapter begins with a chase between railcars. Kill all the Reds you can, and soon you will catch up a train that you have to board.

Once on board, pay attention to the extra enemies while advancing to the front of the train. As soon as you enter the first covered train car, grab the Metro Last Light The Chase Diary Page that’s on the box on your right side.  

“Khan. I never know what to expect of him. I don’t even really know what he is. A traveling philosopher? A wizard?

A guest from a parallel dimension? How does he earn his living – by saving people or by killing them? He always makes me feel I don’t understand anything about life and world I’m living in. He shows me things I can’t explain – and will never be able to.

He makes obvious seem absurd, while the absurd becomes logical and natural. What if he is right? What if the Dark Ones were not demons, not hellspawn – but angels? What if they were able to save us, if we could overcome the animal within us and find a common language with them?

What if the little Dark One that’s sitting in a cage inside this train… What if he really is the last angel? What if he’s going to pass judgment upon us?”

Reach the front of the train and rescue the Dark One to trigger the next chapter called The Crossing right after you see a vision induced by the Dark One.

Metro Last Light Revolution Diary Pages Locations

Metro Last Light Revolution is the eleventh chapter of the videogame and it starts when Artyom escapes its enemies after his betrayal in Bolshoi.

Now that he’s free again, Artyom must find the one who betrayed him, Pavel, and ask him about the location of the Dark One.

Revolution is one of the longest chapters in Metro: Last Light, featuring many Diary Pages and Musical Instruments collectables, and those who want to get them in their first playthrough are advised to use the collectibles guide below in correlation with the video provided.

Chapter 11 Description


“Now I am in REAL spider-infested catacombs… Where the General Secretary Moskvin does not look like the head spider; that title clearly belongs to General Korbut… I sure would like to know what’s on his mind.

What did Lesnitsky bring him from D6? What’s going to destroy the enemies of the Revolution? Only questions, and no answers.

The only thing that is clear: Pavel has information on the Dark One, which makes him my current target.”

Diary Page #1

After you get your equipment back, you have to go around a metal detector to avoid the guards’ detection.

Go downstairs and head inside the room at the base of the staircase (left side as you go down, it’s on your path, so you can’t miss it). The first Metro Last Light Diary Page in Revolution is on the desk.

Before getting outside of the room, check behind the desk for a Musical Instrument.

“One thing is completely certain now: the Red Line is preparing for war. Without making pompous statements or fanning hysteria like the Reich usually does, they are steadily assembling the strongest army in the Metro ever.

And the very silence accompanying their war preparations seems more sinister to me than all the Fuhrer’s speeches…”

Diary Page #2

Next, open the door to access a large area with some kind of machinery in the center. Stick to the shadows on the right side of the area and eventually you will find two soldiers near a camp fire (after you go around the crane).

The objective tells you to go left, but instead go right, in a room with a soldier that sits down (if you’re fast enough you can catch him talking through the grates to another soldier).

Disable the lights and then use the switch to open the blast doors. Pay attention when you open the doors, because a soldier investigates the disturbance. When it’s safe, knock him out and get in the next room, where you can see three more soldiers.

Dispose of them and then get the second Metro Last Light Revolution Diary Page from the small shelf that’s near the end of the room. If you eliminated all three guards, you might have noticed that one of them played a piano, which is another Musical Instrument that must be collected.

“Looks like the Red Line’s General Secretary Moskvin does not do much decision-making. It seems that he himself is Korbut’s hostage…

The one-eyed General holds him in a deadlock with one hand, while using the other to move the pieces on his huge chessboard – the whole Metro. But why does the Secretary, supposedly capable of laying the general off or even having him executed, tolerate his insolence and yield to his demands?

Knowledge, perhaps?

I just have to catch up with Pavel and he’ll tell me everything. We’ll see how he is going to continue singing his songs of equality and brotherhood, of creating a just state for everyone… That traitor!”

Diary Page #3

Once you’re done exploring, follow the waypoint out of the large area and into the next one. Here, the soldiers are doing some tests, so it’s best to hug the left wall until you drop in the sewers.

Once you exit on the other side, your objective is to find a switch and turn off the fan blade. Therefore, climb the nearby ladder and head inside the control room. Let the scientist talk to his colleagues and then knock him out.

Before hitting the switch collect the third Metro Last Light Diary Note in Revolution from the desk next to the switch.

“Justice… Equality… Peace… Moskvin knows how to hit where it hurts. It might seem strange, but they are right: if we don’t reach an agreement, don’t stop fighting, we’ll finish ourselves off much sooner that any mutants would.

Communists, just like Nazis, use the bunker located by the Order as bait. The common folk swallow it hook, line and sinker… And that’s all. War.

Prosperity has to be bought with a price of blood. For humanity to have a bright future, one more generation has to discard its present…”

Diary Page #4

Shortly after you disable the fan you need to go through it to reach the next area. From the balcony go down using the ladder.

There are two guards talking, so wait for them to finish and then grab the fourth Note from the table between them. The last Artyom’s hidden diary page in Revolution is the seventeenth in the videogame.

“I must find the last surviving Dark One. The Order dictates that I eliminate it. That is my mission. Kill it, like I killed all its kin.

I’m prohibited from reflecting on this order, I have no right to doubt, but… After all I recalled under the effect of Korbut’s serum… I no longer know if I still want to carry that order out.”

Now you should find your way across the room, as instructed by your compass, and when you enter the corridor with the door that leads to the next area, don’t forget to open the locker you find in here, because it contains another Musical Instrument.

Follow the waypoint in the tunnels and you should soon unlock the chapter known as Regina.

Metro Last Light The Crossing Diary Pages Locations

Metro Last Light The Crossing starts as soon as Artyom find the Dark One on the train that’s in The Chase level.

Another mission on the surface, Chapter 23, requires Artyom to find a way on the bridge that will lead him closer to his objective.

The path is treacherous and filled with monsters, so he must be very careful.

Due to the nature of the chapter, players are advised to use the hints and tips in the following Metro: Last Light collectables guide if they want to find Artyom’s hidden Diary pages in the first playthrough.

Chapter 23 Description


“Of course I could not kill him. And while I am alive and my heart is beating, I will protect him. Khan says we’ll be able to use him to stop the war…

Yes, he can make miracles happen… But I don’t want to use him. His war was over when I targeted the missile at his home, his family.”

Diary Page #1

Follow your objective and you should soon arrive at a bridge. You need to go under the bridge, walking on ice. As soon as you reach the other side, the waypoint tells you to use the stairs.

Don’t do that yet. Instead, turn right and go again under the bridge, this time walking on the ground, above the water level.

Next to the farthest sustaining column/pillar is the first Metro Last Light Diary Page in The Crossing, the 31st in the game. Watch out for the ambush.

“I recall why I am immune to the Dark Ones’ influence. I am, in fact, a Chosen One – but I was not born that way. I became so the day we opened that airlock, the day I was destined to die.

I was supposed to be ripped apart by feral beasts, but the Dark One saved me. I was the first human they met. It just happened this way. And before I even had a chance to get scared, he touched me. Because that’s the way they create a link. It’s hard to do with a grown-up person, but kids…

They’re not yet hardened, their soul is still free of crust, easier to get to… I became the First.”

Diary Page #2

The second Metro Last Light The Crossing Diary Page can be collected after you fall from the train car in the water.

Thread carefully on the thin ice and go under the bridge to see a boat trapped in ice. Before getting to the boat it is advised to kill the Demon and the Shrimps. When the path is clear, get on the boat, and at the front of it you can find the Note collectible.

“That day I opened that airlock and went out to the dead surface, risking my life and lives of my friends, because I just missed my mother too much. And that Dark One saw me. He saw a lonely orphan. Alone in the whole world.

By touching my soul he… it’s as if he adopted me. Ever since that moment their presence would not inflict terror or pain on me. I was supposed to grow up and become a medium between humans and the Dark Ones, a bridge between two worlds. They were coming to the Expo to find me. To make me recall my mission…”

Once you cross the water and you reunite with the Dark One you can begin the next chapter named Bridge.

Metro Last Light Regina Diary Pages Locations

Regina is the thirteenth chapter in Metro Last Light, and it becomes available when Artyom escapes through the tunnels in Revolution station.

Artyom meets with an old friend, who gives him the means of traversing the dangerous subway tunnels, a railcar known as Regina.

While the chapter is linear and there is only one Artyom’s hidden Diary page and one Musical Instrument, the collectibles are very easy to miss, so players who use the next Metro: Last Light guide should find them faster.

Chapter 12 Description


“I was able to send a report back to the Order via my old acquaintance: Andrew the Blacksmith.

At least Miller will know that I’m alive, that I haven’t completed the mission but haven’t resigned from it either.”

Diary Page

Once you acquire the railcar, get inside and start driving. Soon you will see a door on your left.

Stop the car and get inside the room, then use the Musical Instrument that’s next to the bed. Jump back in the railcar and eventually you will reach a locked gate. In order to open the gate you have to find the fusebox inside a heavily infested area.

When the path is opened, head further into the tunnel. Now you are followed by the dog-like creatures, the Watchmen, and you also have to push a subway car using your railcar. Pay attention to your right side (as facing the subway car) to find a flooded tunnel (look for the green mushrooms).

Head inside the tunnel and walk until you find its other end. Be careful as you get attacked by Watchmen, but once you get rid of them grab the Metro Last Light Regina Diary Page that’s sitting next to the dead body.

“Once again Andrew helped me out – and once again I am riding a railcar towards my goal. This time, though, I travel comfort instead of hiding in a luggage crate risking being put to death on the spot if found out…

These tunnels I’m driving through, though, seem to harbor things more dangerous than the execution squads of the Reds…”

Soon after you grab the collectible you find a dead end and you need to switch the rail tracks. When you drive the railcar on the new tracks you trigger the next in line chapter named Bandits.

Metro Last Light Bridge Diary Pages Locations

Bridge is the name of Chapter 24 in Metro Last Light and it can be played when Artyom finds a way to climb to the inner section of the bridge from The Crossing.

Bridge can be a very short mission, depending on how the situation is approached, but regardless, it only takes place on an abandoned bridge.

However, even if the chapter features only one hidden Diary Page collectible, it’s in an easy to miss place, hence the collectibles guide below uncovers its exact location.

Chapter 24 Description


“Whatever my intentions concerning him might be, the little Dark One just does not seem to care.

He keeps following me as if I never was going after him, as if we were tied together by fate…”

Diary Page

Cross the bridge while dealing with the enemies (if you play as stealthy as possible and you choose not to kill a single one of them you can unlock an extra achievement/trophy).

As soon as you reach the inner part of the bridge, away from the storm, you can clearly see some escalators a few meters front of you.

Check for a door on the left side of the area (look for a gas mask painting on the wall) and get inside the small office to grab the Metro Last Light Bridge Diary Page collectible from the desk.

“But I remained human. I was afraid to be different, afraid to be considered abnormal… I was the only one free from their influence, but I suspected myself to be a sleeper agent of the monsters…

The meeting with the Dark One just got displaced from my memory. The beast within me woke up and devoured the human. I went out to the surface an orphan, yet I came back a firstborn son. I was to create a connection between the angels and men, and instead I targeted the missiles at them.

There was only one survivor. And now he stands before me. A child. An orphan. Alone in the whole world. The circle is complete.”

The chapter named Depot becomes available after you use the zipline to traverse the bridge and you are rescued by the Dark One.

Metro Last Light Sparta Diary Pages Locations

Metro Last Light Sparta is the name of the first chapter in the video game, where players can collect their first Artyom’s hidden Diary page collectible, and also the first musical instrument available.

There isn’t much to do or to shoot in this short chapter, because it is basically an introduction for players, and it takes place in a safe zone which seems to be populated by soldiers.

The following collectibles guide reveals the location of the only Diary page collectible that can be found in Chapter 1.

Chapter 1 Description


“When asked how it all started, I always tell that it all began that day when we went to the Botanical Gardens. We – meaning yours truly and two of my friends. Whose idea was it to visit the abandoned station? Who persuaded the others to go? I always tell them that I don’t remember.

I always lie. It is a safe lie, for there’s no way to ascertain the truth. Both Vitali and Eugene are dead now.

The massive airlock opened with a grinding sound, opening a road to hell for us and a road into Metro for the demons. But, in fact, it all started that day when Mother said we should take a walk in the Botanical Gardens… and go there by Metro! I remember how we took a short escalator to the surface, how we exited a spacious glass pavilion and saw a street buried in green. I remember the small clouds moving across the limitless sky, and soft, cool wind on my face. Mother bought me an ice cream… That was the last time I tasted it. That day, humanity was executed. The righteous and the sinful were called to their deeds. And we hid from God’s sight in the Metro. And we were saved from His wrath.

And He apparently decided that flushing us out wasn’t worth the trouble. Then He went about his business or, perhaps, died. While we stayed on this used up and discarded Earth and continued just going with it… Going nowhere. I remember so many random, unnecessary things… Yet I don’t remember the most important one: my Mother’s face. She died very soon after the War started… How I wish I could recall her face!

The way she looked at me. The way she whispered that I have nothing to fear. I’d sell my soul just to recall that. I’d do that any day, any time. And I did.”

Diary Page

When you wake up in your quarters and you can control the character, you can see that there is a guitar on the chair in the room. This is the first musical instrument in the videogame that can be played.

Use it if you want to complete the Musician achievement/trophy. In the room that’s just before the armory/firing range you can find the second musical instrument on an armchair (left side, next to the exit).

For the first Metro Last Light Artyom’s hidden Diary page you need to play the chapter until you reach the command center. After Khan is escorted out of the room, you need to follow the sniper, Anna, to the elevator.

Before heading inside the elevator, collect the Metro Last Light Sparta Diary Page that’s sitting on a chair to your right side (make sure you grab the Note before entering the elevator).

“I must do what Hunter demanded of me, what Miller and Anna expects of me. I must prove them all that I deserve to be one of them. To be one of the Order’s fighters, to dedicate my life to the protection of humanity.

The protection of the Metro. This mission is tailor-made for me. I am the only one impervious to the influence of the Dark Ones. Perhaps, I was born to rid humanity of them once and for all. And now I am one step from fulfilling that task. So why am I so uneasy?”

After the elevator ride, you just have to get inside the train to start the next chapter named Ashes.

Metro Last Light Bandits Diary Pages Locations

Metro Last Light Bandits starts when Artyom crashes the railcar at the end of the previous chapter, Regina.

In this chapter, Artyom is one step closer to reaching Pavel’s group, but first he has to deal with some bandits that captured the refugees.

There are two Metro Last Light collectibles in Chapter 13, and the following collectables guide reveals their locations for those who want to focus on the story and don’t have time to search every area of the map.

Chapter 13 Description


“Pavel’s group is advancing towards Tretyakovskaya, also known as Venice. They have a few hours’ lead on me, and are moving via frequently used tunnels…

But I will catch up. I can’t afford not to.”

Diary Page #1

Use the railcar to reach the refugees, and after you speak with them advance until you find the bandits (after you rescue the woman from the subway car).

Once you deal with them you find a refugee near a camp fire. Untie him and he will clear the path for your railcar. As soon as you go past the radiation area stop the vehicle and search for a bathroom on the right side of the area.

Inside the bathroom is the first Metro Last Light Diary Page in Bandits level.

“I remember Pavel saying, “You can’t save everyone. You have to choose the lesser evil” in the Nazi concentration camp… He’s probably right. But one thought has been nagging me ever since… We all are damn heroes saving humanity.

The Nazis killing anyone however slightly mutated. The Communists eager to herd everyone into one state and thus introduce peace into the Metro. Me, who in order to save people has destroyed a whole new sentient species.

We’re talking of salvation all the while killing, killing, killing… And that was the way of man always.”

Diary Page #2

Follow the path until you reach a crossroad and you need to change the rail tracks to enter a tunnel with many fires in it (there’s a skull sign at the entrance of this tunnel).

On the right side of the tunnel you should soon find a door (do not use the railcar to break through the spike trap). Head inside and pay attention to the bandits.

The second Metro Last Light Bandits Diary Page is on a desk in the last room of this area, right before where the women and the children are held captive (look for a dead refugee on a chair).

“Somebody told me once, that the Metro stands on water. Usually it can’t get inside the tunnels. The lived-in stations have pumps working day and night to remove the water seeping in from outside.

But there also are places like this, where the tunnels have turned into subterranean rivers and the stations into islands. That won’t stop me. I will continue my pursuit even on water. The Tretyakovskaya is already in sight.”

Once you clear the way, the railcar breaks and you have to continue on foot.

Call the boat and then survive the attack until the boat arrives. Jump on board to start the next chapter, Dark Waters.

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