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Top 100 Pop Culture Trends in September

From Makeup-Free Disney Princesses to Top Model Lipsticks

— September 30, 2015 — Pop Culture
The top September 2015 pop culture trends have wide, industry-spanning implications given the frequency with which such innovations find themselves into marketing and advertising campaigns.

In a unique example of the power of social media, model Joan Smalls recently teamed up with Estee Lauder to create a range of 12 lipstick shades. The line includes a hue inspired by the bold violet shade Smalls wore to the 2014 MET Gala, which the executives at Estee Lauder must have noticed had consumers buzzing in the top model's Instagram comment section regarding the shade.

Separately, a Japanese skincare brand created a unique range of facial masks that appeared as superhero masks when applied. The interesting use of sci-fi fandom imagery for a skincare product shows the power of pop cultural figures to shift the public reception of a product.

The top September 2015 pop culture trends showcase the many ways in which pop cultural imagery affects the culture of marketing.
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Hard Rock Spam Checkers
Hard Rock Spam Checkers
HeavyGifts' Unique Web Captcha Tests How Metal a Music Fan Is
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98
Celebrity-Authored Holiday Books
Celebrity-Authored Holiday Books
This Christmas Storybook is Based on a Catchy Holiday Tune
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97
Lion-Honoring Phone Cases
Lion-Honoring Phone Cases
This Lavishly Gilded Phone Case Seeks to Honored Cecil the Lion
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96
Horror Film Sneakers
Horror Film Sneakers
These Sleek Sport Shoe Designs Pay Tribute to the Sharks in Jaws
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95
Infant Superhero Figurines
Infant Superhero Figurines
The Custom 'BABYTECTOR' Baby Suits Celebrate Kids as Mini Heroes
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94
Chic Disney-Themed Apparel
Chic Disney-Themed Apparel
The Latest Uniqlo Colelction Features Even More Disney-Inspired Designs
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93
Female-Driven Burger Events
Female-Driven Burger Events
The Burger Pawty Playfully Celebrates Women in the Butcher Industry
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92
Liberating Female Publications
Liberating Female Publications
Ashley Tisdale's 'The Haute Mess' is an Inspirational Platform
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91
Collaborative Athlete Sneakers
Collaborative Athlete Sneakers
Nike Lab Created Lebron 12 Special Edition Sneakers with Pigalle
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90
Remixed Basketball Uniforms
Remixed Basketball Uniforms
These New Toronto Raptors Uniforms Boast 'We the North' Branding
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89
Marijuana Drone Delivery Services
Marijuana Drone Delivery Services
This New Service Takes Drone Deliveries to a New High
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88
Minimalist Sci-Fi Posters
Minimalist Sci-Fi Posters
These Star Trek Posters Lay Out Memories from All 78 Episodes
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87
Everyday Object Comics
Everyday Object Comics
These Illustrations Show Ordinary Items in Humorous Situations
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86
Doll-Inspired Stilettos
Doll-Inspired Stilettos
Sophia Webster Created a Shoe Collection Based on Barbie's Dream Closet
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85
Logo-Remixed Sneakers
Logo-Remixed Sneakers
This Edition of the Stan Smith Shoe Features Logos from the Adidas Archive
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84
Rapper-Referencing Religion Billboards
Rapper-Referencing Religion Billboards
The Drake-Themed Church Sign Reaches Out to Young Audiences
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83
Cartoon-Inspired Murals
Cartoon-Inspired Murals
This Brooklyn Street Artist Pays Homage to a Favorite 90s Show
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82
Evil Coworker Guides
Evil Coworker Guides
This Infographic Depicts Examples of Supervillain Coworkers
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81
Magic Kitchen Cakes
Magic Kitchen Cakes
This Accurate Hogwarts Cake Celebrated JK Rowling's Birthday on July 31st
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80
Color-Coded Movie Posters
Color-Coded Movie Posters
These Simple Color Schemes Reveal Tones Associated with Star Wars Films
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79
Slim Slipper Boots
Slim Slipper Boots
The Latest Ugg Boot Collection Features a Slimmer Silhouette
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78
Pet Personality Quizzes
Pet Personality Quizzes
This Cat Quiz Will Identify Your Feline Friend's Personality Type
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77
Gender Defying Portraits
Gender Defying Portraits
This Photo Series Showcases Gender-Non-Conforming Beauty
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76
Emoji-Based Movie Posters
Emoji-Based Movie Posters
This Artist Recreates Famous Movie Posters with Emojis
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75
Wet-Haired Songstress Portraits
Wet-Haired Songstress Portraits
This Beyonce American Vogue Feature Celebrates Dynamic Glamour
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74
Haute Songstress Covers
Haute Songstress Covers
Jennifer Lopez Debuts Her Status as Face of Balmain With Paper Magazine
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73
Fashionable Feline Wetsuits
Fashionable Feline Wetsuits
This Hello Kitty Dry Suit is Decorated with Cartoon Bows & Whiskers
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72
Secret Agent-Inspired Meals
Secret Agent-Inspired Meals
This James Bond-Inspired Photo Series Features Meals From 007 Novels
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71
LEGO Comic Book Covers
LEGO Comic Book Covers
This Artist Recreates Superhero Comic Book Scenes Using Toy Blocks
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70
Fashion-Based Biopics
Fashion-Based Biopics
Kristen Stewart Plays Coco Chanel in Karl Lagerfeld's Short Film
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69
Disney Man Bun Feeds
Disney Man Bun Feeds
The Instagram Account Man Buns of Disneyland is Exactly What It Sounds Like
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68
Colorfully Queer Photoshoots
Colorfully Queer Photoshoots
The 'Radical Queer' Series Captures the Beauty of Being Different
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67
Couture Cartoon Heels
Couture Cartoon Heels
Robert Sanderson's Minion Shoes Mimic the Iconic Yellow Movie Villains
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66
Sci-Fi Fandom Exhibits
Sci-Fi Fandom Exhibits
'Art Awakens' Gathers Fan Art to Celebrate the Star Wars Reboot
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65
Hip-Hop-Inspired Comics
Hip-Hop-Inspired Comics
These Variant Covers by Marvel Pay Tribute to Iconic Rap Albums
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64
Robot LEGO Toys
Robot LEGO Toys
LEGO Collaborates with Disney to Release a Wall-E Collection
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63
Taco-Themed Dresses
Taco-Themed Dresses
This Unique Cosplay Outfit Puts a Distinct Spin on Disney's Princess Belle
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62
Punny Pokemon Apparel
Punny Pokemon Apparel
This Apparel Line Combines Pop Culture and Pokemon to Create Hilarious Puns
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61
Wholesome Celebrity Clothing Lines
Wholesome Celebrity Clothing Lines
The 'Draper James' Line is Perfect for a Modern Southern Belle
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60
Dreamy Neon Sneakers
Dreamy Neon Sneakers
The 'Dream' Nike Zoom Kobe Venomenon 5's are Made with Vibrant Colors
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59
Pop Art Celeb Covers
Pop Art Celeb Covers
Jean-Paul Goude's Katy Perry Cover Story Pays Tribute to Andy Warhol
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58
Poolside Actress Covers
Poolside Actress Covers
Natalie Dormer Discuss Life After Game of Thrones with LA Confidential
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57
Galactic Soup Cans
Galactic Soup Cans
An Unexpected Collaboration Resulted in Star Wars Campbell's Soup Cans
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56
Royal Baby-Inspired Portraits
Royal Baby-Inspired Portraits
One Man Recreated Prince George Outfits Wearing Royal Baby Clothes
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55
Deceptive Take-Out Cakes
Deceptive Take-Out Cakes
Jayne McCool's Fast Food Cakes Resemble Takeaway Meals From Brands
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54
Professional Cannabis Connoisseurs
Professional Cannabis Connoisseurs
Oregon's 'Oregonian' Newspaper is Hiring a Marijuana Reviewer
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53
Penguin-Themed Watch Chargers
Penguin-Themed Watch Chargers
This Egg-Sized Magnetic Charger is Desiged for the Apple Watch
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52
Superimposed Celebrity Mashups
Superimposed Celebrity Mashups
These Illustrations Show Celebs Dressed Up as Miley For the VMAs
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51
Sci-Fi Amusement Parks
Sci-Fi Amusement Parks
Star Wars Disneyland Will Transport Visitors to a Galaxy Far, Far Away
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50
Disney-Inspired Leather Hats
Disney-Inspired Leather Hats
The Mickey's Mistress Cap Mocks an Iconic Disney Character
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49
Funny Productivity Charts
Funny Productivity Charts
These Graphs by BuzzFeed Explore Why You're Not Productive Right Now
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48
Sci-Fi Jewelry Sets
Sci-Fi Jewelry Sets
A Berlin Designer is Creating a 20-Piece Set of Star Wars-Inspired Jewelry
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47
Raw Food Portraits
Raw Food Portraits
This Artist Uses Food as a Medium to Create Intricate Artwork
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46
Sci-Fi Cosmetic Collections
Sci-Fi Cosmetic Collections
Disney's Star Wars and CoverGirl Created an Epic Makeup Collection
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45
Comfortable Unisex Collections
Comfortable Unisex Collections
This Veritecouer Fall Line Appeals to Both Genders
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44
Organic Feminine Products
Organic Feminine Products
Jessica Alba's the Honest Company Now Sells Feminine Care Products
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43
Color-Swapped Brand Logos
Color-Swapped Brand Logos
Paula Rúpolo Swaps the Coloring of Competitive Brands
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42
Fairy Tale Playing Cards
Fairy Tale Playing Cards
This 'Once Upon a Time' Deck of Cards Features Modernized Characters
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41
Superhero Skincare Masks
Superhero Skincare Masks
These Masks Feature the Likeness of Popular Marvel Superheroes
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40
Celebrity-Designed Temporary Tattoos
Celebrity-Designed Temporary Tattoos
These Beyonce x Flash Tattoos are as Dazzling as the Singer
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39
Intergalactic Samurai Toys
Intergalactic Samurai Toys
These Star Wars Samurai Figurines Are Based on Sci-Fi Characters
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38
Powerful Awareness Images
Powerful Awareness Images
The 'I'm Tired' Project Sheds Light on Daily Discrimination
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37
Sultry Songstress Editorials
Sultry Songstress Editorials
The Taylor Swift Vanity Fair Feature Boasts a Lingerie Wardrobe
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36
Top Model Lipstick Collections
Top Model Lipstick Collections
The Joan Smalls Lipstick Line for Estee Lauder Includes 12 Shades
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35
Inspirational Mother Quote Posters
Inspirational Mother Quote Posters
These Posters Remake a Mother's Sayings into Motivational Art
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34
Stylish Galactic Jewelry
Stylish Galactic Jewelry
This Star Wars Jewelry Collection Lets Fans Celebrate Fandom in New Ways
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33
Pooch-Posing Movie Posters
Pooch-Posing Movie Posters
These Playful Dog Posters Feature Recreated Versions of Iconic Movies
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32
Minimalist Disney Illustrations
Minimalist Disney Illustrations
This Artist Recreates Simplified Adorable Disney Characters
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31
Superhero Cartoon Mashups
Superhero Cartoon Mashups
These Wondrous Drawings Collide Looney Tunes Characters with DC Heroes
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30
DIY Wood Stoves
DIY Wood Stoves
These Scary Star Wars Stoves are Made From Repurposed Gas Canisters
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29
Secretive Smart Billboards
Secretive Smart Billboards
Grocery Store Don Giulio Salumeria is Running a Hidden Ad Campaign
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28
Hipster Cartoon Aardvarks
Hipster Cartoon Aardvarks
These Illustrations Recreate the Arthur Cartoon Characters
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27
Re-Colored Iconic Logos
Re-Colored Iconic Logos
This Infographic Reveals Logos Using the Color Theory Color
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26
Anonymous Life Quote Blogs
Anonymous Life Quote Blogs
These Relatable Life Quotes are Carefully Curated for the World
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25
Truth-Exposing Illustrations
Truth-Exposing Illustrations
This Artist Brings Up Issues with Modern Living in Cartoon Form
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24
TV-Themed Anime Posters
TV-Themed Anime Posters
These Anime Art Pieces Remix Original Images of Popular Shows
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23
Terrifying Political Illustrations
Terrifying Political Illustrations
'Just Leaders' is a Satire on History's Famous Dictators
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22
Computer Cat Scratch Pads
Computer Cat Scratch Pads
This Cat Scratcher Laptop Lets Your Favorite Feline Surf the Web
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21
Rap-Inspired Classical Paintings
Rap-Inspired Classical Paintings
These Famous Paintings are Infused with Popular Hip-hop Lyrics
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20
Hybrid Restaurant-Theaters
Hybrid Restaurant-Theaters
CineBistro Pairs Fine Food & Films for a Truly Entertaining Experience
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19
Celebrity Gym Rat Editorials
Celebrity Gym Rat Editorials
Cosmopolitan Magazine's 'The Fighter' Story Features Justin Bieber
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18
Modern Disney Princess Abodes
Modern Disney Princess Abodes
These Images Show Where Dinsey Princesses Might Live in Modern Times
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17
Empowering Sneaker Collaborations
Empowering Sneaker Collaborations
This New Sneaker Line Celebrates Women Who Redefine Gender Roles
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16
Car Graveyard Photography
Car Graveyard Photography
David Goldman's Auto Photography Essay 'Old Car City' is for Car Junkies
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15
Empowering LGBT Art
Empowering LGBT Art
These LGBT Posters Reveal Struggles Faced by the Gay Community
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14
Galactic Kitchen Collections
Galactic Kitchen Collections
The Star Wars Kitchen Accessories Keep Fandom All Over the House
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13
Superhero-Inspired Typography
Superhero-Inspired Typography
This Quirky Alphabet Series Draws on Popular Comic Book Characters
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12
Bearded Cartoon Characters
Bearded Cartoon Characters
These Humorous Images Portray Iconic Cartoons with Handsome Facial Hair
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11
Bike-Powered Outdoor Cinemas
Bike-Powered Outdoor Cinemas
The Ben & Jerry's Pop-Up Movie Theater Used Renewable Energy
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10
Full-Figured Disney Princesses
Full-Figured Disney Princesses
This Artist Reimagines Disney Heroines as Plus-Size Princesses
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9
Uplifting Animal Illustrations
Uplifting Animal Illustrations
These Drawings Reaffirm Through Simple Inspirational Quotes
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8
Comedic Celebrity Selfies
Comedic Celebrity Selfies
Comedian Celeste Barber Puts a Hilarious Spin on Iconic Celebrity Photos
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7
LGBT Disney Couples
LGBT Disney Couples
These LGBT Disney Princess GIFs Challenge the Way the World Sees Romance
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6
Hilarious Wizard Cartoons
Hilarious Wizard Cartoons
These Harry Potter Cartoons Cast Dumbledore in a New (and Funny) Light
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5
Socialite Disney Princesses
Socialite Disney Princesses
This Series Depicts the Kardashian Family as Disney Divas
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4
Elderly Disney Princesses
Elderly Disney Princesses
These Aged Disney Princesses are Recreated as Silver-Haired Elders
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3
Hidden Superhero Wedding Cakes
Hidden Superhero Wedding Cakes
This Superhero Wedding Cake is Half Classic and Half Comic Book
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2
Parody Brand Logos
Parody Brand Logos
These Redesigned Logos Reflect the Reputation of Iconic Brands
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1
Makeup-Free Disney Princesses
Makeup-Free Disney Princesses
These Illustrations Depict the Iconic Princesses Without Any Makeup
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