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Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: Bob der Baumeister ()
Date: February 16, 2013 05:18PM

What say you?

Reston Kebab is pretty good- the cashiers are usually a bit surly and could pass for the Gyro Nazi. They also tend to slice the meat a bit too thick.

Doener Kebab in Leesburg is OK, but there's about 2 ounces of actual meat on a $10 sammich.

OPA! in Ashburn is the best I've tried.

Other suggestions?

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: Boner Ka Bob ()
Date: February 16, 2013 05:22PM

I dunno brah, that stuff tends to be the most grisly, salty pieces of cooked up tires you can find. You should stick with the beef or lamb kabobs because at least you know what you're getting IMO.

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: BEH ()
Date: February 16, 2013 05:29PM

Pan Am Diner, Nutley Street.

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: Gyroscoper ()
Date: February 16, 2013 05:37PM

Primos on Belle View
Valentino's in Lincolnia

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: novachillin ()
Date: February 16, 2013 05:38PM

Pan Am Diner hands down

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: Holding out for a hero ()
Date: February 16, 2013 05:53PM

Grill Kebab in the Dulles Town Center food court is actually very good.

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: jpo ()
Date: February 16, 2013 08:01PM

Delias on backlick rd in springfield is really good greek food.

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: Greybeard ()
Date: February 16, 2013 08:25PM

Plaka Grill in Vienna, hands-down. Of course, that's just MY taste.

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: Tough One ()
Date: February 16, 2013 08:29PM

Havabite in old town Faifax. Awesome!

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: yourmom ()
Date: February 16, 2013 10:26PM

The gyro platter at Pan Am is phenomenal...tasty gyro, greek salad, and fries...and the portions are huge.

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: nostradamus ()
Date: February 17, 2013 10:27AM

Greybeard Wrote:
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> Plaka Grill in Vienna, hands-down. Of course,
> that's just MY taste.


+1

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: Joe B. ()
Date: February 17, 2013 11:52AM

Greybeard Wrote:
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> Plaka Grill in Vienna, hands-down. Of course,
> that's just MY taste.

Without a doubt -- the best!!!!! Spanakopita to go with is a hit as well.

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: gyr0 ()
Date: February 17, 2013 12:04PM

i thought havabite was no longer there? im probably wrong

plaka is my favorite too. slight downside with limited seating inside and busy parking lot, but totally worth it. And great fries too

went to the place across the street once (skorpios?) and walked in, walked out, and back to plaka...

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: gyr0 ()
Date: February 17, 2013 12:14PM

*was wrong at havabite not being there anymore

but that place is very good too

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: Whobe ()
Date: February 17, 2013 07:57PM

Here we go again huh? Nobody mentioned this Panam place before in the other gyro threads? Whatsupwiththat? Will try it out sometime soon.

Plaka was pretty good but I guess with success comes complacency, that place is filthy now and the help needs help!

Scorpios/Maggios is still pretty good though!

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: February 18, 2013 12:17AM

I still prefer Joe's Pizza and Subs in Yorkshire, second best IMHOP is Pizza Bolis.

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: plaka ()
Date: February 18, 2013 07:14AM

plaka in vienna...packed but worth the wait

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: NewGuy88 ()
Date: March 03, 2013 10:44AM

Usually I have gone to Anthony's in Falls Church, or Atlantis in Alexandria for a Gyro. However, based on comments here I recently tried both Pan Am Restaurant and Plaka Grill. Plaka Grill is probably the best overall, but the others are all good too. You can't go wrong with any of them.

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: whino ()
Date: March 03, 2013 11:04AM

Used to think Primos.....but Mama's Kitchen off of rte 1 is the new place for me in Alex...

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: Mohsin K ()
Date: March 03, 2013 07:57PM

Primos is absoulute crap now.

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: Mykos ()
Date: March 03, 2013 08:18PM

Victors pizza in Springfield used to have a good one but haven't had one in yearsfrom there so don't know if it is still good. Pan am is good but I didn't like the yogurt sauce, too thick like mayonnaise. Skorpios in Vienna is nice also, owner a little strange but good fat gyro. Reston kabob is pretty sweet also. A lot of meat but packed at lunch time, but worth the wait. They have two different types of sauces. had one at amphora and Greek grill in Vienna. Just ok. If I only could pick one, victors pizza if they still do it right. Now I am hungry.

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: What happened to Primos? ()
Date: March 03, 2013 08:30PM

Mohsin K Wrote:
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> Primos is absoulute crap now.


Did they change ownership? I grew up eating Primos pizza every Saturday night and in high school we used to get gyros back at their old location that was so tiny you knocked knees with whoever was sitting across from you.

They just recently started opening on Sundays so I assumed they have new owners. I only make it over there on rare occasions while visiting the folks.

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: My Two Cents ()
Date: March 03, 2013 09:08PM

Plaka Grill! The best. Tzatziki to die for.

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: Cb ()
Date: March 03, 2013 09:28PM

Agree with Plaka!!!

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: sjsjsj ()
Date: March 03, 2013 10:11PM

HAVE A BITE

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Date: March 04, 2013 04:47PM

I second Delia's in Springfield. The meat is delicious, but dare I say they provide too much meat in their Gyros. It's probably enough for 3 or 4 servings. Go expecting to take home a doggy bag.

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: F T ()
Date: March 04, 2013 08:26PM

Dude, Knossos was the bomb for gyro platters. I guess amphora next door has the same gyros. Angies at twinbrook is pretty good. Delias is also good.

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: the critic ()
Date: March 04, 2013 08:58PM

I was going to say Angies in the Twinbrook shopping center in Fairfax, too. Good stuff.

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: Sven the Squarehead ()
Date: March 04, 2013 10:54PM

co-signed on Pan Am Family Restaurant's gyros.

Atlantis Pizza in Alexandria beats the above by a fraction, well worth it on your next gyro-run

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: NoVA Mag intern ()
Date: March 05, 2013 10:15AM

Delia's is probably one of my favorite restaurants overall, but I gotta agree with Plaka. The one with the french fries in it.

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: Reston Kabob sucks ()
Date: March 05, 2013 12:17PM

Gyros are nasty. No telling how long that hunk of compressed mystery meat has been sitting around. Most of them probably have a fresh coating of roach feces at the beginning of each day. And to the original poster, Reston Kabob sucks major ass. They can't even cook decent rice. I'm pretty sure it's just Spanish style Minute Rice.

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: strat ()
Date: March 05, 2013 01:29PM

Pan Am is serviceable and they will feed you until you can't fit through the door way. There used to be an Aegean Taverna somewhere but I'm not sure it's still around. Haven't tried Plaka Grill yet.

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: Gyrooooo ()
Date: March 05, 2013 06:16PM

Victors Pizza in springfield makes a good gyro, Milanos right behind it as well but I prefer the tzatziki sauce from Victors over Milanos (more garlicky, less cucumbery)

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: Thumper ()
Date: March 05, 2013 06:49PM

Bump

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: Chumper ()
Date: March 05, 2013 07:59PM

to the top

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: Enigma ()
Date: March 05, 2013 09:00PM

novachillin Wrote:
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> Pan Am Diner hands down


DITTO! It's true!

2nd to that would be Plaka Grill in Vienna. Only downside to that one is... it's in Vienna.

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: Osama your Mama ()
Date: March 05, 2013 09:27PM

Reston Kabob as you said in the original post.

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: Guy Fieri ()
Date: March 10, 2013 06:53PM

Victors pizza on rolling rd next to whole foods is really good. The gyro meat is fresh on the twirling spit unlike a lot of frozen gyro meat from other "greek restaurants". Highly reccomend. Good amounts of meat, fresh pita bread, tzaziki sauce is excellent and the veggies and feta cheese are right on point. French fries are above average also. Prices are very reasonable.

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: cobrakai ()
Date: March 10, 2013 07:25PM

I dig Olympians, but Delias is bomb also.

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: Guy Fieri ()
Date: March 10, 2013 07:31PM

Where is Olympians? Delias is good but I think Victors is better.

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: cobrakai ()
Date: March 10, 2013 07:49PM

Guy Fieri Wrote:
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> Where is Olympians? Delias is good but I think
> Victors is better.


Beulah and Telegraph, in the same shopping center as Red Hot and Blue and CVS.

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: it's kabob not kebab, boyo ()
Date: March 10, 2013 08:15PM

Reston "Kebab" sucks donkey balls, and probably passes them off as gyro meat as well.

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: Greybeard ()
Date: March 10, 2013 08:59PM

it's kabob not kebab, boyo Wrote:
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> Reston "Kebab" sucks donkey balls, and probably
> passes them off as gyro meat as well.

You just don't like it? You have specific complaints? Never been there, am considering it, so I'm honestly interested.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/11/2013 08:58PM by Greybeard.

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: Nicdoot ()
Date: March 11, 2013 07:09PM

Tried the gyro last week at Pan Am family restaurant. It was over $13 but fed me for 2 meals. Fries inside pita were a bit greasy. I think the Greek Grill in Vienna might be better. Also a place in Burke is best price. In a shopping mall I foget the name maybe Angie's.

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: Who've ()
Date: March 11, 2013 07:43PM

It's about the size of 3 chihuahuas , a lot of meat but no taste.Next!

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: Whobe ()
Date: March 11, 2013 07:45PM

Reston kabob that is

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: Greybeard ()
Date: March 11, 2013 09:01PM

Whobe Wrote:
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> Reston kabob that is

Tried it today. Definitely a lot of food for the money, but the bread is tough and fairly tasteless. The tzatziki is *sweet* -- that's just wrong. The rice is good, if you like rice (I do); the chicken kabobs were OK, if a bit dry.

So...de gustibus non disputandum, but I wouldn't call it great. Doesn't hold a candle to Plaka in my book.

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: papadopoulous ()
Date: March 11, 2013 09:51PM

Amphora in vienna.

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: fairfax ()
Date: March 11, 2013 10:47PM

aL mAZA

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: This Just in ()
Date: March 11, 2013 10:50PM

Spartans in Burke.

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: Reston Kabob rice no bueno ()
Date: March 12, 2013 07:27AM

Greybeard Wrote:
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> Whobe Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Reston kabob that is
>
> Tried it today. Definitely a lot of food for the
> money, but the bread is tough and fairly
> tasteless. The tzatziki is *sweet* -- that's just
> wrong. The rice is good, if you like rice (I do);
> the chicken kabobs were OK, if a bit dry.
>
> So...de gustibus non disputandum, but I wouldn't
> call it great. Doesn't hold a candle to Plaka in
> my book.


You thought their rice was good? There must be something wrong with you, son. It's some of the worst rice I've had at a restaurant.

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: cobrakai ()
Date: March 12, 2013 07:47AM

This Just in Wrote:
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> Spartans in Burke.


Same people that own Olympians, though I have never been to Spartans.

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: Vee Enna ()
Date: March 12, 2013 09:05AM

Nicdoot Wrote:
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> Tried the gyro last week at Pan Am family
> restaurant. It was over $13 but fed me for 2
> meals. Fries inside pita were a bit greasy. I
> think the Greek Grill in Vienna might be better.
> Also a place in Burke is best price. In a shopping
> mall I foget the name maybe Angie's.


The Greek Grill closed a couple of months ago. A Paisano's is going into that space.

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: Greybeard ()
Date: March 12, 2013 11:10AM

Reston Kabob rice no bueno Wrote:
> You thought their rice was good? There must be
> something wrong with you, son. It's some of the
> worst rice I've had at a restaurant.

Look up de gustibus non disputandum, son. Here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_gustibus_non_est_disputandum

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: rice a rooney ()
Date: March 12, 2013 01:08PM

Greybeard Wrote:
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> Reston Kabob rice no bueno Wrote:
> > You thought their rice was good? There must be
> > something wrong with you, son. It's some of the
> > worst rice I've had at a restaurant.
>
> Look up de gustibus non disputandum, son. Here:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_gustibus_non_est_d
> isputandum

Have you tried the rice there? Why don't you go give it a try and let me know what you think, maestro. There is no freaking way that anyone who likes rice could call that shit "good". They use minute rice with goddam Spanish seasoning!

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: Greybeard ()
Date: March 12, 2013 07:09PM

rice a rooney Wrote:
> Have you tried the rice there? Why don't you go
> give it a try and let me know what you think,
> maestro. There is no freaking way that anyone who
> likes rice could call that shit "good". They use
> minute rice with goddam Spanish seasoning!

Reading is fundamental.

And no, that's not Minute Rice. It's way longer-grain.

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: gyro for your gyno ()
Date: March 12, 2013 07:30PM

Greybeard Wrote:
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> Reading is fundamental.
>
> And no, that's not Minute Rice. It's way
> longer-grain.


Comprehension is fundamental. So is critical thinking. Why don't you give it a try sometime?

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: Greybeard ()
Date: March 12, 2013 07:37PM

gyro for your gyno Wrote:
> Comprehension is fundamental. So is critical
> thinking. Why don't you give it a try sometime?

WTF?

Let's see...I said I tried it; you asked if I had tried it.

I said I liked the rice, but tastes vary; you asserted that you didn't like it and that if I did, there must be something wrong with me.

How do your posts reflect critical thinking or comprehension?

Of course, this is FFU, so trolls and morons abound. Perhaps you're just keeping the quota up.

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: Mloner ()
Date: March 12, 2013 09:40PM

Definitly try Spartans family resturant

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: Mloner ()
Date: March 12, 2013 09:40PM

Definitly try Spartans family resturant

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: Gordan Ave. ()
Date: March 12, 2013 09:43PM

Delias on Backlick Road in Springfield makes a mean Gyro. They also have good deseret options.

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: Year Oh ()
Date: March 12, 2013 10:26PM

Gordan Ave. Wrote:
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> They also have good deseret options.


I swear, I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried...

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: Greybeard ()
Date: March 12, 2013 10:29PM

Year Oh Wrote:
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> Gordan Ave. Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > They also have good deseret options.
>
>
> I swear, I couldn't make this stuff up if I
> tried...

You have something against LDS? Though what they have to do with gyros is beyond me...



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/12/2013 10:29PM by Greybeard.

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Re: Best Gyro in NoVA?
Posted by: Nicdoot ()
Date: March 13, 2013 04:16PM

Aww shows how often I get to Vienna. I didn't realize the Greek Grill was closed.

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