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The Nelson Mandela National Museum (Mandela House), is dedicated to the preservation of the history, heritage, and legacy of the Mandela family. Former South African president Nelson Mandela and his family lived in this Johannesburg house from 1946 to the 1990s before dedicating it to the Soweto Heritage Trust.

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8115 Orlando West, Soweto, Johannesburg, 1804
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Soweto and Johannesburg Guided Day Tour

Soweto and Johannesburg Guided Day Tour

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Get to know South Africa’s biggest city on a full-day tour that covers all the highlights of Johannesburg and Soweto. Take in the views from the Top of Africa, learn about the city’s history as you visit Constitutional Hill and the Apartheid Museum, then follow in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela in Soweto, with a tour of the Nelson Mandela House, Hector Pieterson Museum, and Freedom Square.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.27
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$90.27

Apartheid Museum & Soweto Tour

Apartheid Museum & Soweto Tour

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The tour will take you to the oldest and the biggest township in South Africa. Soweto was a dumping place where the apartheid government of South African allocated the area for Africans who used to work in the mines without their knowledge. it is home to Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Miriam Makeba and many more. your guide will take you to the old hostels which were build by the apartheid government for African miners and this hostels were same gender hostels, out of 10 hostels only one was women hostel. we are now on democracy and apartheid is dead, but some part of Soweto they still experience extreme poverty
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.91
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$52.91

Half-Day Tour of Soweto Tour

Half-Day Tour of Soweto Tour

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Visiting South Africa's most famous township can be tricky to do independently. But this half-day tour of Soweto lets you explore with a guide who was born and raised there. You'll hear personal insights into the culture of the township and learn about Soweto's vibrant modern personality.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.74
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$68.74
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Soweto guided tour(Half day)

Soweto guided tour(Half day)

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Our tours are run by well experienced and well trained tourist guides who are registered with accredited tourism authority and are knowledgeable,welcoming,love working people and passionate about what they are doing.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.97
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$65.97

Soweto Half Day Tour

Soweto Half Day Tour

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Get the experience of being a local Soweto resident by spending your day in one of the largest townships in South Africa; as we drive and walk through the vibrant Soweto Township. Come enjoy the by going through the Rich history that Soweto boasts. We can always customize the tour to meet your expectations.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.91
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$72.91

Soweto Half Day Tour

Soweto Half Day Tour

SOWETO Being the largest township of South Africa with the population estimated to 3 million and being the birthplace of the struggle icons,political movements and activists make it unique not forgetting the culture within Soweto.With Hector Peterson Museum included,Learn more about the rise & fall of the apartheid.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.34
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$78.34

Soweto Walking Tour with Lunch

Soweto Walking Tour with Lunch

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Discover the history of Soweto, where political icons lived during Apartheid, fighting against the regime. Explore the everyday life, meet the locals, taste local cuisine and get an authentic experience with a Sowetan native guide. Start at the Hector Pietersen Museum and hear about the Soweto uprising that transpired in 1976, which was one the turning point of Apartheid. Visit the famous house of Nelson Mandela in Vilakazi Street, built in 1945, where he lived until he was imprisoned for 27 years. Have a conversation about Arch bishop Desmond Tutu in the famous street in Vilakazi Street. Continue through Orlando East, the first formal settlement of Soweto and Orlando Stadium, home to the Orlando Pirate and ride a minibus taxi to the last stop at the Orlando Towers. Listen to the many personal stories about the family's generations, how apartheid had an impact in each and everyone of them and how Soweto has changed today. Enjoy a traditional, local lunch of Kota (Local burger)
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.19
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$38.19

Travel, Transportation, and History Tours Johannesburg

Travel, Transportation, and History Tours Johannesburg

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Our Tours focus on the history and heritage sites of Soweto. We connect with locals in Kliptown, the first black residential area in Soweto. Guest's engage with locals in the informal settlement, Vaga-Sporo. We offer: Fathers of Soweto Tour, Hall of fame Tour and cover iconic landmarks that are vital to our history. We include surrounding areas: Eldorado Park, Colored community and Lenasia, Indian (Asian) community and explore the different cultures and food. We have young and vibrant guides that are born and bred in Soweto.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.30
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$67.30

Soweto - an authentic, true & bespoke day with locals

Soweto - an authentic, true & bespoke day with locals

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There are many tours to Soweto, covering the same sights in large groups. Eenblond TOURS do things completely different. We believe in making travellers out of tourists, and prefer to share current day Soweto, let you experience life as it is lived today and meet some regular local people without ignoring the importance of past events. Your guide is well known and loved in Soweto, and also use 2 local guides to give you a more varied experience. Eenblond TOURS also supports the communities we travel in, and will take you to the NGO we support in Soweto. Furthermore we support at least 8 entrepreneurs on tour, making sure your tour fee is shared with the community. We do not support poverty tourism. Book now if you don't want a rushed experience in a bus full of tourists, but rather spend a warm, immersive day in a very interesting and friendly city. We would love to share Soweto with you over some drinks, walking and lots of chatting. Admission fees and a traditional lunch included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.63
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Private Johannesburg Full Day Tour Incl Soweto & Cultural Experience

Private Johannesburg Full Day Tour Incl Soweto & Cultural Experience

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Explore the best of what Johannesburg has to offer with this full day tour including a safari and a traditional South African 'sun-downer.' See the Lion Park to see one of Africa's most majestic big cats. Visit Soweto, the country's most famous township. Take in the important exhibits at the Apartheid Museum. Enjoy an evening drink – a sun-downer – in Maboneng.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$270.00
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$270.00
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Johannesburg, Soweto and Apartheid Museum Guided Day Tour

Johannesburg, Soweto and Apartheid Museum Guided Day Tour

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Get to know the history and landmarks of Johannesburg, also known as the City of Gold, in a full-day tour. Visit Soweto, the hometown of Nelson Mandela, as well as a full city tour and a visit to the Apartheid Museum. All entrance fees, lunch, snacks, and bottled water included. Pickup and drop-off at your Johannesburg hotel.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$166.65
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$166.65
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Full Day Johannesburg and Soweto Tour

Full Day Johannesburg and Soweto Tour

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A walking tour about the history of two towns in Soweto, Orlando East/West Where political Icons lived during Apartheid. Fighting against the regime. Full of photography experience & interacting with the locals & get the opportunity to take some great pictures. By walking through the streets of Soweto you will also get an idea about the people’s lifestyle, local music & nowadays youth culture. Starting Point at Hector Pietersen Museum, visiting the famous house of Nelson Mandela, in Vilakazi Street. Walking through Orlando East the first formal settlement of Soweto & Orlando Stadium, Soweto football giants, the Orlando Pirate and making local by riding a minibus taxi to our last stop at the Orlando Towers. Lunch Included: Kota (Local burger).
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$104.16
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$104.16

Guided Bicycle Tour of Soweto with Lunch

Guided Bicycle Tour of Soweto with Lunch

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Embark on a fun and unique tour experience as you explore the urban complex of Soweto on a bicycle. Get to experience the township like a local. Get a glimpse of Hector Pietersen Museum, Mandela House and Tutu House. Start your cycling tour in Killarney, to learn how Soweto was created in 1904 and share the history of this Township. Continue to Mama Lilian Ngoyi's house, an anti-apartheid activist. Cycle to Hector Pietersen Museum where the Soweto uprising transpired which was one of the turning points of apartheid. This tour will get you closer to all the highlights of Soweto. See the Mandela House, where Nelson Mandela lived from 1946 to 1962. Then, pass by Tutu House on Vilakazi Street, where Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his family once resided. Talk about the Nobel Laureate's contribution to apartheid's downfall in South Africa. Give your feet a break by stopping for lunch. Taste South African sandwiches called kota before cycling back to the starting point.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$48.61
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$48.61

Soweto & Apartheid Museum Cultural Tour incl Nelson Mandela House Visit

Soweto & Apartheid Museum Cultural Tour incl Nelson Mandela House Visit

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Explore the culture, history and traditions of Soweto on this private tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria. Spend half of a day venturing into one of the nation's most incredible towns. Visit Nelson Mandela's home, Vilakazi Street, the Hector Pieterson Memorial Museum and more. Choose to bungee jump (additional cost) or roll through the streets on two wheels with an optional bike tour (own expense). Round-trip transport and a friendly, professional guide makes this private tour hassle-free.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.88
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$138.88
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Soweto and Apartheid Museum & Local Lunch Half Day Tour

Soweto and Apartheid Museum & Local Lunch Half Day Tour

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A private tour that is more welcoming with full of interesting facts about the history and culture of South Africa. Get the first hand experience from the guide who born and groomed in Soweto. The package include a much needed and highly recommended local lunch in Soweto. While we look back to the foundation blocks that constructed the township we also take one to the complete interesting and entertaining current township lifestyles. The current environment of Soweto is prevailing
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.93
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Soweto and Apartheid Museum Day Tour

Soweto and Apartheid Museum Day Tour

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Soweto is one of the most famous townships in Johannesburg and the site of many significant events during the apartheid era. On this tour, discover the township’s troubled history and rich cultural heritage as you stroll down Vilikazi Street, learn about the Youth Uprising in 1976 at the Hector Pieterson Museum, and visit the Nelson Mandela House Museum. Then, find out more about South Africa’s harrowing history at the Apartheid Museum.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.95
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$113.95
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Soweto Tour

Soweto Tour

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Our Soweto tour, is a step back into History. Soweto is the only place in the world that has one street where two Nobel Peace prize winners lived opposite each other. Walk the streets of Soweto and enjoy the African Cultural Dancing. We take you to visit a family and see how they live and one gets to interact with them on a personal level. Take a walk through the squatter camps and mingle with the locals. Nelson Mandela Museum  Hector Peterson – Monument  Bara Hospital  Orlando Towers  Soweto Campus  Vilakazi Street  Winnie Mandela House
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  • 1 to 6 hours
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$78.51
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Soweto Township Experience Tour from Johannesburg

Soweto Township Experience Tour from Johannesburg

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A visit to Soweto is an essential part of any Johannesburg experience. This memorable tour delves deep into South Africa's Apartheid roots and grants travelers an insider's look at the history, culture and people in this iconic destination. Journey 15 km outside the center of the city into Deepkloof Extension, where you'll see the Soweto Towers, Kliptown Charter, Matchbox, Elephant Houses and shanty towns. Your expert guide will show you the street where Nelson Mandela and Hector Pieterson lived and you'll learn about the 1976 uprising that helped pave the way for freedom. 
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  • 6 hours
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$106.24
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Jozibug: An Epic Ride Through Soweto

Jozibug: An Epic Ride Through Soweto

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The Jozibug is made for the young and young at heart. Firstly our Jozibugs are super-unique and capture smiles and attention everywhere they go. People love to stop and take pictures with our unique bug like vehicles and their cute eyelashes. Its a really awesome way to travel like a local. Also each Jozibug accommodates up to 3 people making each Jozibug a very personal and intimate experience. We want all guests to get to know the driver/guide and ask as many questions as they can and enjoy a truly quirky and personal experience that they cant get anywhere else. Currently we have two Jozibugs and provide an SUV to accomodate people with babies, the elderly or those with special needs
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  • 4 hours
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$55.55
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$55.55

Soweto and Apartheid Museum Tour

Soweto and Apartheid Museum Tour

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Get a comprehensive tour of Soweto, including the Apartheid Museum, on this full-day excursion from Johannesburg. You'll check off all the important sights, including the Oppenheimer Tower, Vilakazi Street, the Hector Pieterson Memorial, and Nelson Mandela's house while listening to in-depth commentary. The day's final stop is the Apartheid Museum for a 2-hour tour.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.46
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$128.46
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3-Day Johannesburg Tour with Pilanesberg National Park Safari

3-Day Johannesburg Tour with Pilanesberg National Park Safari

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Travelers will get to know South Africa’s biggest city on a tour that covers all the highlights of Johannesburg and Soweto. Take in the views from the Top of Africa, learn about the city’s history as you visit Constitutional Hill and the Apartheid Museum, then follow in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela in Soweto, with a tour of the Nelson Mandela House, Hector Pieterson Museum, and Freedom Square. You will get the full pictures of the remarkable fossils of hominids such as Little Foot and Mrs Ples, as well as access to the exhibit at Maropeng visitors center. You also have the chance of wildlife sightseeing in their natural environment. The travelers will travel through the reserve in an open top 4x4 Safari vehicle and see the famous 'Big Five' as well as many other species. See the majesty of South African wildlife with a tour of the Pilanesberg natural reserve from Johannesburg. Come along with your cameras for unforgettable shots.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$381.91
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Johannesburg and Soweto tour

Johannesburg and Soweto tour

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Our tours are run by well experienced and well trained tourist guides who are registered with accredited tourism authority . Our guides are knowledgeable,love working with people and are welcoming.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.44
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Johannesburg and Soweto Private Guided Tour with Shebeen Lunch.

Johannesburg and Soweto Private Guided Tour with Shebeen Lunch.

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Get to know the fascinating city of Johannesburg, including the famous Soweto township, during this private 8-hour tour. See the main attractions in this busy city before heading to Soweto, where you'll see the former homes of Nelson Mandela and the Apartheid Museum. Take a midday break for lunch on Vilakazi Street.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$195.81
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$195.81
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Johannesburg full day tour ( Soweto, Apartheid museum, Johannesburg city )

Johannesburg full day tour ( Soweto, Apartheid museum, Johannesburg city )

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The package tailored to cover the most visited or touristic destinations in Johannesburg. Taking into account valuable of time one's limited time in this economic hub of South Africa we completely devoting this long day to make it more possible to explore Johannesburg downtown, Soweto and Apartheid Museum in a unique exciting and informative method. Again if one is heading for the Airport after we finish we also offer a free drop off. On this tour we always advise our guests to stick to the briefed time wherever we stop to cover everything put on the itinerary.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$162.48
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