45 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

45 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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1
Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
2
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
3
Nukus, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
4
Urgench, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
5
Khiva, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
6
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
7
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights
8
Shahrisabz, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
9
Qarshi, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
10
Termiz, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
11
Kokand, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
12
Margilan, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
13
Osh, Kyrgyzstan
— 2 nights
14
Yusufhona, Uzbekistan
— 4 nights
15
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
16
Shymkent, Kazakhstan
— 2 nights
17
Taraz, Kazakhstan
— 1 night
18
Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 2 nights
19
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
20
Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights

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Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
On the 1st (Tue), examine the collection at Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uspensky Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Red Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Kazan Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Lenin's Mausoleum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cathedral Square, then get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of the Archangel (Arkhangelsky Sobor), then stop by Skazka, and finally admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of the European and American Countries of the XIX-XX centuries.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Moscow road trip planning app.

Almaty, Kazakhstan to Moscow is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Almaty to Moscow, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Almaty in September, with highs in Moscow at 17°C and lows at 9°C. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

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Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent ©
One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Chorsu Bazaar, then take an in-depth tour of State Museum "In Memory of the Victims of Repression", then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin,, and finally explore the world behind art at Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museum of Communication History, admire the masterpieces at O'zbekiston davlat sa'nat muzeyi, then get in touch with nature with Hiking & Camping Tours, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kukeldash Madrasah.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tashkent holiday builder.

Fly from Moscow to Tashkent in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Moscow to Tashkent, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nukus.

Things to do in Tashkent

Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:
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Museum of Communication History ©
Museum of Communication History
Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art ©
Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art

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Nukus, Uzbekistan

Nukus ©
Serving as a popular base to explore the ruins and nature around the Aral Sea, Nukus also boasts its fair share of attractions.
On the 6th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Nukus Museum of Art and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mizdakhan Necropolis.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nukus trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Tashkent to Nukus in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can take a train to Urgench.

Things to do in Nukus

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:
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Nukus Museum of Art ©
Nukus Museum of Art

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Urgench, Uzbekistan

Urgench
Urgench is a city in western Uzbekistan. For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Urgench journey planner.

You can take a train from Nukus to Urgench in 7 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Urgench can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. You'll set off for Khiva on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in Urgench

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

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Khiva, Uzbekistan

Khiva ©
With an illustrious history as a main stop along the Great Silk Road, Khiva boasts remarkably well-preserved cultural attractions and a beautiful historic core.
On the 8th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Alla Kuki Khan Madrasah and then explore the galleries of Shirgazi Khan Madrasah. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Itchan Kala, contemplate the long history of Ota Darvoza, then step into the grandiose world of Citadel Kunya-ark, and finally step into the grandiose world of Nurullaboy Saroyi.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Khiva trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Urgench to Khiva in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Khiva can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Khiva

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:
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Itchan Kala ©
Itchan Kala
Citadel Kunya-ark ©
Citadel Kunya-ark
Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque) ©
Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque)

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Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Bukhara ©
Inhabited for millennia, the city of Bukhara boasts a World Heritage-listed center teeming with historic mosques, madrassas, pools, and ancient ruins.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Great Minaret of the Kalon and Chor-Bakr necropolis. Mir-i-Arab Madrasa and Bukhara Synagogue will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Chor-Minor, contemplate the long history of Kosh Madrasah, gain insight at Gaukushan Madrasah, and look for gifts at History of Bukhara Puppet Theatre.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bukhara driving holiday planning tool.

You can take a train from Khiva to Bukhara in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
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Chor-Minor ©
Chor-Minor
Mir-i-Arab Madrasa ©
Mir-i-Arab Madrasa
Great Minaret of the Kalon ©
Great Minaret of the Kalon

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Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Samarkand ©
Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Registan and Imam Bokhari Mausoleum. Let the collections at Ulugh Beg Observatory and Art Gallery Happy Bird capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Shah-i-Zinda, don't miss a visit to Madrasa Ulugh Beg, Madrasa Tilla Kari, Madrasa Sher Dor, delve into the distant past at Afrasiyab Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Gur Emir Mausoleum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Samarkand tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by train from Bukhara to Samarkand takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Shahrisabz.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:
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Gur Emir Mausoleum ©
Gur Emir Mausoleum
Shah-i-Zinda ©
Shah-i-Zinda
Registan ©
Registan

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Shahrisabz, Uzbekistan

Shahrisabz ©
Shakhrisabz, is a city in Qashqadaryo Region in southern Uzbekistan located approximately 80 km south of Samarkand with a population of 100,300 . On the 17th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Statue of Amir Timur, make a trip to Dorut Tilovat, then make a trip to Crypt of Tamerlan, then make a trip to Dor Us-Siyodat, and finally contemplate the long history of The Palace Complex of Ak-Saray.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Shahrisabz day trip website.

Traveling by car from Samarkand to Shahrisabz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Shahrisabz sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will leave for Qarshi on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Shahrisabz

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:
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The Palace Complex of Ak-Saray ©
The Palace Complex of Ak-Saray
Statue of Amir Timur ©
Statue of Amir Timur
Dorut Tilovat ©
Dorut Tilovat

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Qarshi, Uzbekistan

Qarshi ©
Qarshi is a city in southern Uzbekistan. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Kok-Gumbaz Mosque.

Planning Qarshi trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Drive from Shahrisabz to Qarshi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Termiz.
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:
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Kok-Gumbaz Mosque ©
Kok-Gumbaz Mosque

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Termiz, Uzbekistan

Termiz ©
Termez is a city in the southernmost part of Uzbekistan near the Hairatan border crossing of Afghanistan. On the 20th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Sultan Saodat Complex, get engrossed in the history at Archeological Museum, then don't miss a visit to Fayoztepa, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Church of Aleksandr Nevskiy.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Termiz trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Qarshi to Termiz in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Termiz are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 21st (Mon), you'll travel to Kokand.

Things to do in Termiz

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:
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Archeological Museum ©
Archeological Museum
Church of Aleksandr Nevskiy ©
Church of Aleksandr Nevskiy
Sultan Saodat Complex ©
Sultan Saodat Complex

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Kokand, Uzbekistan

Kokand ©
During the 18th and 19th centuries, Kokand stood as the capital of the Kokand khanate, developing into an important religious and educational center, with many mosques and madrassas.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Khan Palace and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jami Mosque.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kokand online tour builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Termiz to Kokand takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Termiz in September: highs in Kokand hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 18°C. On the 23rd (Wed), you're off to Margilan.

Things to do in Kokand

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Khan Palace ©
Khan Palace

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Margilan, Uzbekistan

Margilan ©
Margilan is a city in Fergana Region in eastern Uzbekistan. On the 24th (Thu), revel in the low prices at Yodgorlik Silk Factory.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Margilan road trip planning app.

Drive from Kokand to Margilan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 18°C. You will leave for Osh on the 25th (Fri).

Things to do in Margilan

Classes · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Yodgorlik Silk Factory ©
Yodgorlik Silk Factory

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Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Osh ©
Tucked among mountains and boasting some 3,000 years of history, the city of Osh offers plenty to the curious traveler.
Appreciate the collections at SAIMALUU TASH Art Gallery and Osh Regional Museum of Fine Arts of Sadykov. Visit Uzgen Archaeological-Architectural Museum Complex and Mausoleum of Asaf ibn Burkhiy for their historical value. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Museum Sulaiman Too, pause for some photo ops at Alymbek Datkanyn Aykeli, don't miss a visit to Lenin Monument, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Osh New Mosque.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Osh trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Margilan to Osh in 3 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Margilan to Osh is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yusufhona.

Things to do in Osh

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Uzgen Archaeological-Architectural Museum Complex
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Osh New Mosque ©
Osh New Mosque
Museum Sulaiman Too ©
Museum Sulaiman Too

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Yusufhona, Uzbekistan

Yusufhona ©
Yusufhona is a village in Bostanliq District, Tashkent Region, Uzbekistan. Escape the urban bustle at Charvak Reservoir and Pulatkhan Plateau. Take a break from Yusufhona with a short trip to Chimgan Ski Resort in Chimgan, about 30 minutes away.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yusufhona trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Osh to Yusufhona takes 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Osh to Yusufhona. You'll set off for Tashkent on the 2nd (Fri).

Things to do in Yusufhona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Chimgan
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your plan
Charvak Reservoir ©
Charvak Reservoir
Pulatkhan Plateau ©
Pulatkhan Plateau
Chimgan Ski Resort ©
Chimgan Ski Resort

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Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent ©
On the 2nd (Fri), hunt for treasures at Yangiobod Weekend Flea Market, pause for some serene contemplation at Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Amir Timur Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ensemble Hazrati Imam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): hit the slopes at Chimgon, then get outside with Lake Charvak, and then appreciate the history behind Monument of Courage Earthquake Memorial.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tashkent trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Yusufhona to Tashkent in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Shymkent.

Things to do in Tashkent

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Charvak ©
Lake Charvak
Chimgon ©
Chimgon
Amir Timur Museum ©
Amir Timur Museum

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Shymkent, Kazakhstan

Shymkent ©
The southern city of Shymkent acts as a center of regional commerce and trade, and, as a junction on the Turkestan-Siberian Railways, offers good onward connections to other popular destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): examine the collection at Museum of Victims of Political Repressions, then take an in-depth tour of Yuzhno-Kazakhstanskiy Oblastnoy Istoriko-Krayevedcheskiy Museum, and then browse the different shops at Shymkent Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): stroll around Independence Park, then buy something for everyone on your list at Mega Planet, and then stroll around Park Abaya.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Shymkent online journey planner.

You can drive from Tashkent to Shymkent in 2 hours. Traveling from Tashkent to Shymkent, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. October in Shymkent sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Taraz.

Things to do in Shymkent

Shopping · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Mega Planet ©
Mega Planet
Shymkent Plaza ©
Shymkent Plaza

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Taraz, Kazakhstan

Taraz ©
One of the oldest cities in the country, Taraz has changed hands many times since it became one of the wealthiest stops on the old Silk Road trade route.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): make a trip to Karahan Mausoleum and then don't miss a visit to Aisha Bibi Mausoleum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Taraz trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Shymkent to Taraz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Almaty.
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Aisha Bibi Mausoleum ©
Aisha Bibi Mausoleum
Karahan Mausoleum ©
Karahan Mausoleum

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Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Ascension Cathedral and Baiken Mosque. Take a break from the city and head to Altyn-Emel and Almatinskiy Terrenkur. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at A. Kasteyev Museum of Fine Arts, buy something for everyone on your list at Esentai Mall, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Glory Memorial.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Almaty sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Taraz to Almaty takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In October in Almaty, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks · Shopping · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Almatinskiy Terrenkur ©
Almatinskiy Terrenkur
Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral
A. Kasteyev Museum of Fine Arts ©
A. Kasteyev Museum of Fine Arts

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St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Appreciate the collections at Saint Isaac's Cathedral and The Pushkin Apartment Museum. Get some historical perspective at Aleksandrovskiy park and Alexander Palace. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Memorial Lyceum Museum, wander the streets of Nevsky Prospekt, have fun and explore at The Shadow Museum, and don't miss a visit to Saint Isaac's Square.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip builder website.

Getting from Almaty to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Almaty to St. Petersburg. While traveling from Almaty, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in St. Petersburg, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Memorial Lyceum Museum ©
Memorial Lyceum Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
The Shadow Museum ©
The Shadow Museum

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Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Kazan Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Lenin's Mausoleum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cathedral Square, take an in-depth tour of Cathedral of the Archangel (Arkhangelsky Sobor), then admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of the European and American Countries of the XIX-XX centuries, and finally look for gifts at Skazka. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Red Square, see the interesting displays at Chambers of The Romanov Boyars, and then get engrossed in the history at Gorky's House (Ryabushinsky Mansion).

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Moscow driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
Lenin's Mausoleum ©
Lenin's Mausoleum

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