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that's the latest from here 234 t in the philippines. tomorrow we will be live from the philippines. erin burnett "outfront" starts erin burnett "outfront" starts now. out front next. get international help to come -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com out front next. get international help to come here, now! this is really, really like bad, worse than hell. >> hundreds of thousands homeless and hungry in the philippines. we go live to the scene of the typhoon. plus a newtown cop says the massacre still haunts him, why his bosses want him fired. and the nfl player at the center of a bullying controversy defends his actions. >> the week before this went down, jonathan martin texted me on my phone. i will murder your whole f-ing family.
>> let's go "outfront." walking against the rising tide, tonights hundreds of thousands fighting for their survival after an historic superstorm. good evening. i'm erin burnett. outfront tonight a plea for help. hundreds of thousands in the philippines desperately fighting to survive. they're searching for food and water, the basics needed to survive. in the aftermath of the massive devastation left by super typhoon haiyan, here's what we know right now. as many as 10,000 are feared dead. that number, though, honestly no one has any clue right now. decomposing bodies are everywhere. people walking down the streets covering their faces because of the smell on the side of the road, in the fields, under debris, in the water, bodies. more than 600,000 displaced after swaths of cities and towns were utterly destroyed. many still don't have any kind
of communication or power making hunger grow. aid workers have been trying to get in emergency supplies including food and water and desperately needed fuel. the problem is transportation is almost impossible, and they haven't been able to get that to anybody. tacloban, a city of a quarter million people are is in utter disarray tonight. the airport is still closed. but it is one of the buildings still standing in that city. that's your our paula hancocks is out front tonight. i know it was difficult for you to get there, to get around. what's the latest? >> reporter: well, erin, it's been a fourth very miserable night since the storm for all the survivors. torrential rain is making a very bad situation even worse. many people don't have homes. they are sleeping out in the open in this torrential rain. a very difficult situation. we drove just down the road toward the city and were surprised by what we saw. now you may find some of these images quite disturbing, the
pictures of this kind of natural disaster are really quite shocking. this sign refers to a very different time. now all the that greets visitors on the road to tacloban is devastation. three days on since the storm itself, there are still bodies by the side of the road. now we can't show you the faces of these bodies, as it's just too graphic. you can still see the terror as the wave hit on the faces of these bodies. and they're still here three days on. some of them are crudely covered. others are just open and have blackened skin from the sun. now the officials say that they're looking after the living, which is what you would understand, but they have to get rid of the bodies. this is a health issue for those people living and trying to survive around here. the stench is overpowering. and of course they have to start considering disease. this is the tacloban convention center.
we're told by the locals that a lot of people came in here to try to protect themselves from the storm. but, as you can see, the water reached the second story. and the locals say anybody that was on the ground floor not expecting this storm surge simply didn't make it. many residents used this school as a shelter from the storm, but the water engulfed it. this resident says a lot of children died in here, only a few managed to survive. no one knows how many lost their lives. down the road, a public well is being put to use. >> right now we don't have enough water, even though we are not sure that it is clean and safe, we still drink for it because we need to survive. >> reporter: we see two trucks in two hours making their very slow way into the city at the heart of desperation.
many survivors we were speak to are asking us why the bodies weren't being removed. they said they have daily reminders of the hell they've been through already. they don't need to see the bodies in the area where they are trying to live. >> incredibly powerful to see that. as you see those bodies and that woman there. i mean, it seems to say it all. we're drinking the water because it's all we have. even though you know with all those bodies they could be risking their lives in doing so. our second story "outfront" is to look at super typhoon haiyan's devastation. the u.s. moving an aircraft carrier and other navy ships to the philippines to assist with the rescue efforts. u.s. also providing $20 million in immediate assistance. american marines are on the ground. a very long and historic relationship between the u.s. and the philippines. three days after surviving one of the strongest storms in recorded history, hundreds of thousands are still trying to grasp, when you saw this picture a moment ago, these were homes and buildings and schools and now everything is gone. completely.
cnn's anna koren is "outfront" in cebu wheresque efforts at this moment are racing against time. >> reporter: above the vast blue sea that separates the thousands of islands that make up the philippines, a rescue mission is under way. we're traveling with the military to a remote group of islands devastated by super typhoon haiyan yet to be reached by authorities. from the air, we can see the carnage, home after home, village after village. nowhere has been spared. on the ground lie the injured with broken bones and internal bleeding. they've been waiting for days for a medical evacuation. >> i haven't seen anything like this before. i, i thought i'd only seen this on television. >> reporter: there's a real sense of desperation here on the ground while the focus is on the sick and the injured and getting them to safety. the people of this hard-hit island need food and fresh water.
they've been without it for days. and despite assurances from the government, it is yet to arrive. the problem facing authorities is logistics. getting the supplies to these hard-hit and remote areas and to the people who need it. this airfield has become the staging ground for the country's biggest relief operation. c-130s fly in. all shell shocked from what they just lived through. >> i cannot say anything yet. i'm still in shock. i'm so sorry. >> a lot of people are dead. our friends are dead. some of our family members are dead. so it's really devastating. >> reporter: as the death toll grows by the day, families here desperately wait for news of their loved ones. >> i am the only survivor of the family. and i want to know if they are still alive. >> reporter: having had no contact since the typhoon hit, many say hope is all they can hold onto.
>> and holding on to that hope. anna, i see you there, it looks like it is pouring rain where you are. and you're talking about how it is being almost impossible for rescuers to get in. how is this additional rain hurting things? >> reporter: yeah. we had an idea that it was coming, but it is now pouring. it's only going to hamper the relief operation that is under way. as i said in the story, people desperately need food, clean water and medical supplies and now they need shelter. speaking to the military today they said this is definitely going to slow things down. and that is not what these people in these hard-hit areas need. they need these supplies yesterday. so really, it could be days, erin before they actually receive, receive that much-needed aid. >> anna coren thank you very much. and of course to our paula hancocks too. still to come we're going to
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he came face-to-face with the horror of seeing the bodies of 20 children and six adults. some kids were still trapped when he got there. >> nothing can prepare you for, for that. you know, you got teachers and students running out of a school. the worst possible scene you can think of, that they killed me inside. >> reporter: when the school was cleared, officer beene broke down in tears. and that night he drank, a lot. in the days that followed, things quickly got worse. >> i had to stop at the store, and that's when i realized that i was deep, deep trouble. i looked at everybody in that store like they were going to kill me. i could not get out of that store fast enough. >> reporter: describing himself in a fog he thought about hurting himself. >> i was sitting there with a
razor blade wanting to cut myself. i didn't want to kill myself, but i wanted to feel something. i, i had no feeling, no sensation, nothing. >> reporter: after six months, bean was put on long-term disability. then the letter from the police chief confirmed he was permanently disabled and the chief suggested possible termination. in connecticut one of the problems is this, workers comp does cover physical injuries but not mental health care including post-traumatic stress. and a bill that would have made that possible didn't get very far in the legislature this year. bean says the city told him they could only afford to pay him the hymn two years of long-term disability because that is the length of their policy, despite a police contract that covers the 12 years until he retires. but if he had lost an arm or leg he says he could recover with full medical coverage. >> those who responded did their job.
they lived up to their end of the contract. it's time for the town to live up to their end. >> reporter: connecticut is one of a few states that doesn't cover ptsd. potentially expensive, yes, but unless that changes, some say there may be dangerous consequences. >> the last thing you ever want is a first responder getting ready to enter a situation, thinking to themselves, jeez, i wonder what long-term harm this is going to do to me. >> now you talk about potentially expensive. how much money would they be out for if they paid for everything? >> in this particular case, until he reaches retirement, we're talking about $350,000, because it's about 12, 13 years before he retires. >> so significant amount of money some might say. others would say, look, this is just a mental injury as opposed to a physical one. if physical is covered, this should be too. what does the chief of police say? >> i reached out to him several times. as well as other city officials. crickets. i didn't hear anything back. >> nothing at all?
>> nothing. >> susan candiotti, thank you very much. and we look forward to your feedback on that piece. in time for the holidays, amazon reaching a deal with the u.s. postal service that will have postal workers deliver amazon workers on sundays. good for the postal service, amazon and you? or too good to be true. christine romans is "outfront." >> reporter: imagining you ordering a pack -- backpack on friday and having it on sunday morning. teaming up for sunday delivery. for other amazon shoppers, it will be offered at no additional cost. so standard shipping rates will apply. it starts this sunday in the new york and l.a. areas. amazon says it may expand to dallas, new orleans, houston and phoenix next year. with 18 shopping days until black friday it turns up the heat on amazon's competitors.
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our fourth story out front, not quite bonnie and clyde, a florida couple facing federal charges for a bank robbing spree. the couple there used disguises to rob more than a dozen banks in the past year. "outfront" tonight david mattingly. people look back on bonnie and clyde. how did this couple pull this off for so long? >> they are a married couple. they live in tampa, florida. and authorities say they followed a pretty simple formula for ripping off banks. they were able to do this more than a dozen times in two different states. take a look at this map here that shows they weren't working very far from home in most cases.
most of the bank robberies occurring in the i-4 corridor there between tampa and orlando. just a couple others in central florida. two others also in alabama. but the way they would do it, mr. williams would go into the bank wearing disguise. he would hand a note to the teller saying i have a gun, be quick, give me the money. then he would take the money, get out of there. and according to agents, he went to a waiting car that possibly was driven by mrs. williams. now every time they did this, they left behind some little piece of electronic evidence that was able to give agents the path to this arrest that they made last week. and what they were doing, they were looking at surveillance cameras not just inside the banks but at businesses outside the banks as well. on one of those cameras, they saw mr. williams running from the bank to a waiting vehicle. they were then able to track that vehicle and match it to photos that were taken at a
tollbooth on the florida turnpike. so all these little bits finally added up to seal the deal. they were also able to look at cell phone tower records to find out that the couple had been using their cell phones in areas where these banks were also being robbed. they then put them under actual surveillance and found out that their movements and their whereabouts also were coinciding with the bank robberies. so one thing led to another here as they continued with this spree that dates back to last december. >> it's pretty incredible when you think about it and how they were able to piece it together and how they were able to get away with it for so long. it seems like it harkens back to the past. and still ahead, the latest from the philippines. we're going to go back to the scene, the special report of one family's life saved in the eye of the storm. and we look at how prepared
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welcome back to the second half of out front. some grim news on obama care tonight. fewer than 50,000 people have successfully enrolled in the health insurance plan. this is according to the "wall street journal" a spokeswoman declined to confirm those numbers. but a spokesperson says the final data is being prepared. at least 345,000 people have completed applications. but the numbers are a bit of a scary indicator since the administration's target by the end of november was 800,000 people fully formally enrolled. well, today the u.n. making an agreement with iran. the problem managed access is
real unfettered full, clear access. and in the wake of the nuclear program over the weekend some are questioning iran's agenda including senator lindsey graham. he tells candy crowley he doesn't trust the nation's leaders on this. >> we believe that sanctions and military force is the only thing that's going to bring the iranians to the table. >> on wednesday, secretary of state john kerry will brief the senate banking committee. that testimony will set the baseline for possible additional sanctions against iran. >> blindfolded and murdered. jordan lynn graham may have blind folded her husband before pushing him off a cliff to his death. it's unclear why he would have agreed to be blindfolded. they were arguing, things got physical and she pushed him, she says, accidentally off the cliff. the blindfold theory hardly seems plausible.
they want the case dismissed. the devastation beyond belief around the world in the philippines. it is our top story tonight. hundreds of thousands searching for food and water after the biggest storm recorded in history. super typhoon haiyan hit friday. as many as 10,000 are feared dead. but given the lack of access to so many areas at this point it is virtually impossible to give you any kind of a full number. we can tell you at least 600,000 are displaced. the storm left a path of destruction which stretches across the entire island nation. andrew stevens is at the airport in tacloban which is one of the hardest hit areas. that's right where the storm went through. andrew is "outfront" tonight. what's the latest there? i know it's been raining a bit and obviously it's tuesday morning where you are. >> reporter: that's right. tuesday morning. and it has absolutely been pouring for the last 12 hours or
which has made -- just complicates everything. just slows everything down. and time is something that the people here just don't have. at the airport here it's absolute devastation right here. a lot of people, hundreds of people are here at the moment. most of them are trying to get out. a lot of them are coming here just to get some food and and some fresh water. that's the key at the moment. food and fresh water. it has been a nightmare for the residents of this region, of this coastal strip for the past four days. take a look at how things have unfolded. overnight, a weakened haiyan still carrying winds of more than 90 miles per hour battered the coast of northern vietnam and southern china. just days after the typhoon struck the philippines with apocalyptic force. the massive storm stretching 300 miles wide smashed through cities and its close to 200-mile-an-hour winds and storm surge swept these gigantic ships
on to land. early estimates over quarter of a million people are left homeless. a half-mile from the shoreline where our cnn crew was sheltering the surge was waste deep as we rescued a family trapped in their hotel room. >> get international help to come here now! not tomorrow! now! . this is like, really, really bad, worse than hell. >> reporter: the aftermath a humanitarian crisis of enormous scope. rescue workers began the grim task of finding the dead in the rubble. >> it's really horrific. it's a great human tragedy. >> reporter: a roof was ripped off a building where many people were sheltering. >> i've not spoken to anyone who hasn't lost someone, a relative or someone close to them. >> reporter: officials estimate that most of the housing was damaged or destroyed on leyte island.
the u.s. is flying in supplies for thousands. >> we will help them in their need. >> reporter: and in the hard-hit city of tacloban, storm victims with no food, shelter, or water rushed to the demolished airport, desperate for supplies. >> it has to be the food. >> cebu city received a batch of rice and canned food on sunday. but delivering aid to the many other remote communities is a huge challenge. communications is severed. the only functioning medical facility can't admit anymore patients. thousands break into grocery and hardware stores, increasingly desperate for food and water. haiyan leaving an entire city on edge. >> and just watching that and watching some of the coverage, paula hancocks was showing how horrible it was with the bodies and the stench and just the horrible things to imagine that you have to see every minute.
but how bad do you think this is going to get? being how difficult it is to get aid, given the bodies and the decomposition, the water. will we be seeing people getting sick or losing their lives in the aftermath here? >> reporter: i've been speaking to the red cross about this. and that is their biggest fear, that there are still bodies everywhere. there are so many places that we haven't heard from. we don't know what's going on there, what sort of destruction's been caused up and down the coast. the red cross has been saying to me, the aspect of disease, bodies are still pretty much everywhere. we came from the airport yesterday. a 14 kilometer ride or so and we saw dozens of bodies. there could be another wave. it's going to be difficult to establish for some time just how many people we are talking about. it's important to remember, a lot of the residents on this area were told to evacuate
before the storm came. they are used to severe weather here. many didn't heed those warnings. but nobody, nobody, thought about the damage, the devastation that would be caused by the storm surge. that five meter wall of water. that's is what is killer has been. all along this coastal strip there is complete devastation. we don't know what is under that devastation yet if there are bodies still under there that becomes the high risk area. disease. disease will sweep through this area so quickly. that is why supplies are so critically desperate. and that is why we keep on talking about this, getting supplies and starting to meet the desperate needs of these people. >> andrew, thank you very much. all right, well, our sixth point out front is what if haiyan hit the united states. when you look at the scope here, it gives you a sense. you can't imagine what this would be like. the united states, something like hurricane sandy or katrina are seen as so horrific -- they were, but they pale in
comparison to this one. 10,000 or more feared dead. look at this map right now. that is if you put haiyan along the coastal united states. see stretching from canada down to florida. philippines is used to these kind of massive typhoons. look at the damage this has done on an unprecedented scale. so what if a super typhoon like haiyan hit the united states? to give you an idea, as i showed you, that was the super imposed image. but when you talk about some of these wind speeds, 235 miles per hour -- there's nothing been anything like that. that's a category five. katrina hit much, much weaker than that. i guess the question is, the united states, is it prepared? >> no. that's the simple answer. because it's almost impossible to imagine being prepared for something like this. we've been trying to figure out the true scope of a storm like this all day long. just imagine if this had hit florida down here, effectively
stretching from one end to the other. what might be affected. well, housing and businesses for starters. according to the census bureau about 19 people live here. there are more than 400,000 businesses. the aerospace industry is huge. tourism which draws 60 million visitors a year. all of that gets affected. beyond that, the port of miami is massive the one of the busiest in the nation. it handles more than half of all car go going to or coming from latin america and the caribbean. it is the busiest port on the planet for cruise ships, air travel. miami airport moves more cargo than any other airport on this side of the earth and more international cargo flights. we're only talking about miami here. agriculture. florida is a huge producer of citrus, but it also turns out more than a billion dollars of other vegetables and livestock. add all of this up and you're talking about $735 billion worth
of production a year, giving this state the fourth largest economy in the country. and every bit of that, if you had a storm this big come through would be and could be affected. >> totally destroyed. what about the numbers of the dead? when you're looking at the philippines you heard the report. a lot of people did evacuate. they are used to these storms hitting with regularity but not of this strength. i imagine people would think that that couldn't happen in the united states but it could. >> look at hurricane katrina. people were warned, and yet people were caught in it. look at the state of florida and see what would happen here. if you had a storm like this come in, and let's say everything 45 feet above sea level or below was flooded in some fashion by either torrential rains or storm surge coming up, look what happens to the state of florida in terms of how much land mass gets affected.
all of this goes under water at some point. and even if the waters recede and it comes back this is wreckage, wreckage, wreckage. it's unbelievable the damage that would be done if this happened, erin. there's no question as much as you try to evacuate people there would be huge loss of life. and even if you could get everybody out, would you end up somewhere around -- just add up the counties completely under water. would you have more than 11 million people with no home, no businesses, no roads. and this would be a national catastrophe, even in one of the wealthiest countries of the world if a storm that size came and hit florida. >> that's a perspective that means everything. 11 of 19 million people in the united states in that state of florida. a sobering reality when you think this is happening somewhere else, in a poor country. no. it could happen here and be just
horrific. be sure to stay tuned, "ac360," anderson cooper will be live in manila with the latest on the rescue efforts. still to come, the nfl player accused of racism and bullying for texts he sent to a teammate, richie incognito, speaks out for the first time saying he was harassed too. and the scandal grows. it's possible around the mayor of toronto. we went to toronto to see for himself. he's "outfront." i got this. [thinking] is it that time? the son picks up the check? [thinking] i'm still working. he's retired. i hope he's saving. i hope he saved enough. who matters most to you says the most about you.
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martin face to face on wednesday at an undisclosed location. but he says he really wants to get to the bottom of this situation. he wants to hear jonathan martin's side of the story. he says the two have been communicating over the past week via text message and that he cares about him 23409 only as a football player but as a man. he described this whole situation how embarrassed he is by it but as a nightmare. >> one thing that will not change, there will not be racial slurs or bullying in that locker room or outside the locker room. obviously it is what richie incognito said yesterday on fox. a lot of opinions about what he said to jay glazer and the way he was treated and how he treated jonathan martin how it was out of love. obviously, there are a lot of varying opinions, but he just said bottom line, richie incognito, that he let a lot of things in that locker room with
jonathan martin just get too far. >> it sounds like i'm a racist pig. it sounds like i'm a meathead. it sounds a lot of things that it's not. i want to clear the air. i'm a good person. my actions were coming from a place of love. >> now, obviously, we heard from a lot of people, the one we have not heard from is jonathan martin himself. fox sports reports he will not sit down to do an interview, but he will send his side of the story via video message. that's what we're expecting next. >> thank you very much, and there were threats to kill him and his family, so so many questions about what really happened here. thanks so joe reporting live from outside the game tonight. and our eighth story "outfront," oh, canada, until recently you were best known for the good life, things like maple
syrup and if they took a shower and got exfoliated what would come out like. now this. >> yes, i have smoked crack cocaine, but no, am i an addict? no. have i tried it? probably in one of my drunken stupors. >> he said, quote, i'm not going anywhere, meaning i'm not leaving my job. "outfront" tonight, bill weir, i have to say welcome to cnn. >> this is cnn. it's so great to be here. >> thanks for having me in, when i saw this story i thought i was -- i was barely unpacked. i thought, we have to go here. this is like a tom wolf novel. we head to the northern neighbors get to know some people and see how many layers there are in this whole onion and learn how he could get re-elected. >> reporter: you know, it is hard to find politicians that are funnier than the comedians who mock them. but then, rob ford is unlike any politician anywhere.
>> i was very, very inebriated. >> reporter: and it is all the more vivid because this is canada, a place so friendly that one assumes up here, crack is just a sound made in hockey. >> is canadian crack maple flavored? >> i'm the wrong guy to ask. >> reporter: and walking into toronto city hall, there are no metal detectors here, no security, you can go right in and go past the baby-sitting visiting records, oh, and just a few feet away they're giving away free health care, even to pesky americans. >> do i get a lollipop. >> so you're from the states, right? >> yes. >> how much would you pay if you went to your own doctor for a few shots. >> $75. >> 75 bucks. >> reporter: see, while we're shocked at their mayor, this guy is shocked that we have to pay
for flu shots. >> you got yours free on canada. >> canadians are far superior human beings. have you heard that today? >> well -- >> until we look up there. >> reporter: so how did a guy like him get elected in a place like this? well, in the late '90s, the bursting metropolis downtown absorbed the blue collar suburbs into city elections. after a decade as a blue run, rob ford would show the bicycle-loving, free-spending liberals downtown a thing or two. >> it's time to stop the gravy train. >> but while he stayed on message, it was a messy campaign. >> our candidate, candidate ford at the time had been caught on tape having a conversation with a drug addict where he was prepared to go by drugs. >> reporter: even she was stunned when after every gaffe and scandal, his poll numbers went up. >> people in the city were tired of a tax and spend liberal
mayor. the suburbs wanted in and that is rob ford. >> he is the guy you want to have a beer with? >> or a few. >> reporter: and while mayor mccrack turned city hall into a global punch line, just imagine what it is like to be rob ford's runner up. >> that was at the highest moment of the tea party. >> reporter: his name was george smitherman, and in 2010, he was known as the openly gay premier, who presided over the botched roll out of e health, a plan to modernize the health care system. yeah, they even used one of the same contractors, cgi that brought us healthcare.gov. >> the right wing will probably tell you there is a conspiracy and a billion dollars went missing. none of that is true. >> reporter: now, here is the ironic part, when smitherman admitted to a drug addiction to party drugs, his supporters pounced. >> they stood in line and asked me personal questions. >> reporter: but some of the
proud supporters, fitness for office is a relative term. would you vote for him again if this all blew over? >> i think so. >> yeah? >> he's done what he said he would do. >> reporter: though some wished to voice their support anonymously. >> would you rather have somebody taking our money and lying to the people or just having somebody smoke crack. >> reporter: but back in the city, flavors of ford frustration run the gamut. >> he should say now, good-bye, i'm sorry, and go home. >> reporter: there are sober calls for his exit on the top national news cast, and tears from the federal finance minister. >> he will have to -- the mayor will have -- at the end of the day, he has to make his own decision. >> reporter: you say he's only leaving office on a stretcher or in handcuffs? >> i think so. >> reporter: toronto police
could sooj release more damaging video or wiretap related to his friend and driver now accused of drug dealing. there was the famous photo, two shot in march, one about to go on trial. >> they were suspected members of a gang called the dixon city blood, that operates in the high rise apartment complexes, home to a lot of somali and pakistani immigrants. when you meet the kids who live here, the easy crack jokes stick in your throat. >> this so he came campaigning here? >> yeah. >> knocking on doors? >> yes, everybody knows that. >> reporter: this community organizer said that mayor ford asked for his vote in the last election but he didn't give it, because he said he has to try to get donated computers, just to have some way to keep these kids away from gangs and the crack pipe. >> i never see bad help or good help. i never see him at all. >> reporter: a lot of folks in the community angry that they were tarred with the rob ford brush. interestingly, he coached some
of the kids until he was fired. the second time he was fired from coaching. we'll see if he gets fired from his mayoral job if another video drops. but he says he is digging in, not going anywhere. >> thank you, bill weir. welcome here. >> thank you. all right, still to come, an idea for veterans day. hat's min. ♪ that's mine. that's mine. ♪ come on, kyle. ♪ [ horn honks ] that's mine...kyle. [ male announcer ] revenge is best served with 272 horses. get the best offers of the season now. lease this 2014 ats for around $299 a month with premium care maintenance included. ♪ became big business overnight? ♪ like, really big... then expanded? ♪ or their new product tanked?
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