Famous Saudi Arabian Men

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Prophet Muhammad
(Founder of Islam)

Prophet Muhammad
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Birthdate: 0571 AD
Birthplace: Mecca, Hejaz, Arabia
Died: June 8, 0632

Prophet Muhammad was an Arab religious, political, and social leader. He is credited with founding the world's second-largest religion, Islam. He is believed to have been sent to preach and confirm the teachings of other prophets, such as Adam, Abraham, Moses, and Jesus. He is also believed to have received revelations from God, which form the verses of the Quran.

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Hassan Jameel
(Billionaire Businessman, Ex-Boyfriend of Rihanna)

Hassan Jameel
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Birthdate: October 22, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saudi Arabia

Hassan Jameel is a Saudi businessman and the current Vice Chairman and Deputy President of Abdul Latif Jameel's Saudi Arabia wing. He handles the international conglomerate business' operations, such as machinery, real estate, and automotive in Saudi Arabia. Also a well-known philanthropist, Hassan Jameel works towards assisting job-seekers and promotes safety and health in Saudi Arabia.

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Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
(King and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia)

Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
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Birthdate: December 31, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Ibn Saud
(King of Saudi Arabia (1932-53))

Ibn Saud
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Birthdate: January 15, 1875
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Died: November 9, 1953

Ibn Saud, or King Abdulaziz, was the founder and first monarch of Saudi Arabia. He oversaw the discovery of petroleum and the subsequent oil production in his country. He annexed the kingdoms of central and northern Arabia and ruled for over 20 years. He sired countless children, including 45 sons.

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Al-Waleed bin Talal
(Business magnate)

Al-Waleed bin Talal
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Birthdate: March 7, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Riyadh
Saudi Arabian businessman and philanthropist Al Waleed bin Talal Al Saud is part of the Saudi royal family. Son of The Red Prince Talal bin Abdul-Aziz, he founded the conglomerate Kingdom Holding Company. Named by Time as the Arabian Warren Buffett, he was also arrested for corruption once.

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Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
(Former King of Saudi Arabia)

Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
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Birthdate: August 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Riyadh, Sultanate of Nejd (now Saudi Arabia)
Died: January 23, 2015
Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, or Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, was the king of Saudi Arabia and the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques from 2005 to 2015. One of King Abdulaziz’s sons, he also led the Saudi Arabian National Guard. He was once the world’s third-wealthiest head of state.

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Mohammed bin Salman
(Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia)

Mohammed bin Salman
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Birthdate: August 31, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jeddah
Mohammed bin Salman is the Crown Prince, deputy prime minister, and defense minister of Saudi Arabia. He launched the Vision 2030 program, removed the ban on female drivers, and curtailed the powers of the religious forces. However, he is known as an autocratic ruler and brutally assassinated journalist Jamal Khashoggi. 
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Ibn Khaldun
(Sociologist, Philosopher, and Historian)

Ibn Khaldun
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Birthdate: May 27, 1332
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tunis, Tunisia
Died: March 16, 1406

Ibn Khaldun was an Arab scholar, philosopher, social scientist, and historian. He is often credited with founding the modern disciplines of sociology, historiography, economics, and demography. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest philosophers of the medieval period.

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Osama Bin Laden
(Terrorist)

Osama Bin Laden
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Birthdate: March 10, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: May 2, 2011
Osama Bin Laden, former leader of the international terrorist organization Al Qaeda, had orchestrated the September 11 attacks on New York’s World Trade Center, among others. The attacks led to the U.S.’s War on Terror, and Laden was eventually tracked down and killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in 2011.

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Faisal of Saudi Arabia
(King of Saudi Arabia (1964-75))

Faisal of Saudi Arabia
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Birthdate: April 9, 1906
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Died: March 25, 1975

Faisal of Saudi Arabia was King of Saudi Arabia from 1964 to 1975. He was the son of King Abdulaziz and his wife, Tarfa. During his father’s reign, he was given numerous responsibilities of political significance. After coming to power, he implemented a series of modern reforms and issued a decree for the total abolition of slavery. 

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Khalid ibn al-Walid
(Military commander)

Khalid ibn al-Walid
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Birthdate: 0592 AD
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: 0642 AD

Fahd of Saudi Arabia
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Birthdate: March 16, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Died: August 1, 2005

 13 
Uthman
(Caliph)

Uthman
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Birthdate: 0576 AD
Birthplace: Taif, Saudi Arabia
Died: June 17, 0656

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Muhammad bin Nayef Al Saud
(Former Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia)

Muhammad bin Nayef Al Saud
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Birthdate: August 30, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jeddah

Muhammad bin Nayef Al Saud is Saudi Arabia's former crown prince. The grandson of King Abdulaziz, the founder and first king of Saudi Arabia, Muhammad bin Nayef served as the first deputy prime minister of Saudi Arabia. On 6 March 2020, Muhammad bin Nayef was arrested and charged with treason. His well-being and whereabouts are currently unknown.

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AnEsonGib
(YouTube Star)

AnEsonGib
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Birthdate: July 4, 1996
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Muawiyah I
(Founder of the Umayyad Caliphate)

Muawiyah I
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Birthdate: 0602 AD
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: 0680 AD
Muawiyah I, founder of the Umayyad dynasty of caliphs, is remembered in history for conquering Egypt and crushing Ali ibn Abi Talib, the Prophet Muhammad’s son-in-law. He reigned over Damascus until his death in 680, following which a tug-of-war over succession led to the Second Muslim Civil War.

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Jamal Khashoggi
(Journalist)

Jamal Khashoggi
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Birthdate: October 13, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Medina, Saudi Arabia
Died: October 2, 2018

 18 
Ali ibn Abi Talib
(1st Shia Imam (632-661))

Ali ibn Abi Talib
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Birthdate: 0600 AD
Birthplace: Kaaba, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: January 28, 0661

Ali ibn Abi Talib was the son-in-law and a cousin of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. He played a key role in establishing the Muslim community by participating in almost all the battles that the nascent community fought. He ruled as the fourth caliph and is revered by Shia Muslims even today.

Abdullah I of Jordan
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Birthdate: February 2, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: July 20, 1951

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Ja'far al-Sadiq
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Birthdate: April 23, 0702
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Medina, Saudi Arabia
Died: February 14, 0765

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Umar
(Second Caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate)

Umar
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Birthdate: 0586 AD
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: November 3, 0644

Umar was one of the most influential and powerful Muslim caliphs in history. The father-in-law of Muhammad, the founder of Islam, Umar reigned as the second Caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate from 634 to 644. During his reign, the Rashidun Caliphate expanded immensely, ruling the Sasanian Empire and much of the Byzantine Empire. Umar is revered in the Sunni tradition. 

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Khalid of Saudi Arabia
(King of Saudi Arabia)

Khalid of Saudi Arabia
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Birthdate: February 13, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Died: June 13, 1982

Khalid of Saudi Arabia reigned as the king of Saudi Arabia from 1975 until his death in 1982. One of the sons of the founder of modern Saudi Arabia, Khalid represented the country abroad as a diplomat. In 1943, he played a key role in establishing diplomatic relations between the United States of America and Saudi Arabia.

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Adnan Khashoggi
(Businessman)

Adnan Khashoggi
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Birthdate: July 25, 1935
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: June 6, 2017
Adnan Khashoggi was a Saudi businessman and arms dealer who became famous for his lavish lifestyle. He was said to be a middleman in the Iran–Contra affair and was also once arrested for his alleged association with the Imelda Marcos affair. He owned the investment company Triad International.

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Malik ibn Anas
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Birthdate: 0711 AD
Birthplace: Medina, Saudi Arabia
Died: 0795 AD

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Abu Talib ibn ‘Abdu’l-Muttalib
(Chief of Banu Hashim clan of Quraysh)

Abu Talib ibn ‘Abdu’l-Muttalib
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Birthdate: 0535 AD
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: 0619 AD

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Abu Bakr
(1st Caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate (632-634))

Abu Bakr
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Birthdate: October 27, 0573
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: August 23, 0634

Abu Bakr was a companion and father-in-law of the founder of Islam, Muhammad. After Muhammad's death, Bakr played an important role in leading the Muslims as the first Rashidun Caliph. Under Abu Bakr’s leadership, the Muslim state expanded over the entire Arabian peninsula. Abu Bakr's work during his reign eventually led to the Muslim conquests of the Levant and Persia.

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Saud of Saudi Arabia
(King of Saudi Arabia (1953-64))

Saud of Saudi Arabia
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Birthdate: January 15, 1902
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Died: February 23, 1969
Modernization of his country’s educational and medical facilities was the chief aim of Saudi Arabian king Saud, son of Ibn Saud. However, amid internal conflict and tension in his country, he was deposed while abroad for medical treatment, and his brother, Faisal took over as the new king.

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Talal of Jordan
(Former King of Jordan)

Talal of Jordan
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Birthdate: February 26, 1909
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: July 7, 1972

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Abu Sufyan ibn Harb
(Prominent opponent turned companion of the Islamic prophet Muhammad)

Abu Sufyan ibn Harb
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Birthdate: 0565 AD
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: 0623 AD

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Faisal I of Iraq
(King of Iraq (1921-33))

Faisal I of Iraq
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Birthdate: May 20, 1885
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: September 8, 1933
Faisal I, the first king of Iraq, led a new wave of Arab nationalism during World War I. Son of the Grand Sharif of Mecca, Hussein bin Ali, Faisal united the Shias and Sunnis. His friendship with Britain led to several treaties, including Iraq’s membership in the League of Nations.

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Umar II
(Caliph)

Umar II
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Birthdate: November 2, 0682
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Medina, Saudi Arabia
Died: 0720 AD

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Omar bin Laden
(Fourth-eldest son of Osama bin Laden, Artist Contractor, businessman)

Omar bin Laden
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Birthdate: March 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Hussein bin Ali Sharif of Mecca
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Birthdate: 1853 AD
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
Died: June 4, 1931
Hussein bin Ali Sharif had been the emir of Mecca and the king of Hejaz. While leading the Arab rebellion against the Ottomans, he had declared himself the “king of the Arab countries.” Later, he proclaimed himself the caliph but had to abdicate in the face of Ibn Saud’s attack.

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Abd al-Malik
(Caliph)

Abd al-Malik
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Birthdate: 1853 AD, 0644
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Medina, Saudi Arabia
Died: October 9, 0705

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Husayn ibn Ali
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Birthdate: 1853 AD, 0644, 0626
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Medina, Saudi Arabia
Died: September 30, 0680

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Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz
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Birthdate: November 21, 1910
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Died: May 13, 1999

Sultan ibn Salman Al Saud
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Birthdate: June 27, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Saad Hariri
(Politician)

Saad Hariri
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Birthdate: April 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Son of former Lebanese prime minister Rafic al-Hariri, Saad Hariri joined politics after his father was assassinated. After being educated in France and Saudi Arabia, Saad took over his father’s construction business and expanded into the telecom sector. The Future Movement member has also been Lebanon’s prime minister twice.

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Muhammad(Religious leader)
(Religious leader)

Muhammad(Religious leader)
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Birthdate: April 22, 0571
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mecca
Died: June 8, 0632

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Marwan I
(Caliph of Damascus)

Marwan I
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Birthdate: March 28, 0623
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: May 7, 0685

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Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr
(Military Commander)

Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr
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Birthdate: March 28, 0623, 0624
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Medina, Saudi Arabia
Died: December 31, 0692

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Khalid A. Al-Falih
(entrepreneur)

Khalid A. Al-Falih
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Birthdate: 1960 AD
Birthplace: Riyadh

Bandar bin Sultan
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Birthdate: March 2, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ta'if

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Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi
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Birthdate: July 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dessie, Ethiopia

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Hasan ibn Ali
(2nd Shia Imam (661-670))

Hasan ibn Ali
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Birthdate: December 1, 0624
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Medina, Saudi Arabia
Died: April 2, 0670

Hasan ibn Ali was the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, the founder of Islam. He was born to Muhammad's daughter Fatimah and Ali. Hasan is often referred to as the second Imam by the Shia Muslims. He was known for his kindness, knowledge, bravery, and tolerance.

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Salem bin Laden
(Businessmen)

Salem bin Laden
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Birthdate: January 4, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Died: May 29, 1988

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Mohammad Al-Sahlawi
(Football player - Striker)

Mohammad Al-Sahlawi
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Birthdate: January 10, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Al Hofuf, Saudi Arabia

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Abdallah bin Laden
(Businessperson)

Abdallah bin Laden
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Birthdate: 1976 AD
Birthplace: Saudi Arabia

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Al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf
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Birthdate: 0661 AD
Birthplace: Taif, Saudi Arabia
Died: 0714 AD

Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
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Birthdate: January 2, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Taif, Saudi Arabia
Died: July 9, 2015

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