Vanilla Ice Goes Amish Again

Vanilla Ice reunites with his 'Amish ninjas,' starting October 11 at 10/9c.

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Vanilla Ice loved his visit to Amish country so much, he's back for another round. Get an inside look at his adventures now.

Ice Is Back

He's back! Licensed contractor Rob Van Winkle, more popularly known as Vanilla Ice, is back as a guest in the nation's largest Amish community, ready to work hard and learn a lot.

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Making Dreams Come True

That means meeting new families and giving them incredible homes they never thought possible.

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Sew Ready to Learn

Ice even learns a few new skills along the way.

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Happy Reunion

Ice is definitely excited to see his foreman Albert Miller again. It looks like the feeling is mutual.

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Trusted Confidante

Here, Ice shares his vision with Albert. These homes will never be the same!

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Let's Shake on It

And of course, John Schalabach, Ice's host from season one is ready to see what Ice has in store for their Ohio community this season.

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Gang's All Here

So, with the community behind him and a lot of work to do, Ice sets out to tackle some impressive construction projects.

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Video Inspiration

Ice shares a remodeling video with the kids. Soon, everyone will be in the remodeling spirit!

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Making More Mortar

Here, Ice shovels mortar to create a stone wall surrounding the patio at the Troyer residence in Berlin, OH.

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Wall in Progress

Still working on the wall, Ice picks out the perfect stone to place next.

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Smokin' New Patio

With the stone wall complete, Ice adjusts the smokeless grill — the perfect accessory for the fabulous new patio.

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Measure of a Man

As a licensed contractor, Ice is a valuable asset to the Amish community.

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Working It Out

He puts in the hard work, on and off the camera.

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Smile for the Camera

Plus, he's always ready to strike a pose.

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Always Up to Something

And we know he knows how to have fun!

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Whistle While You Work

Here, Ice and foreman Albert Miller sing a little ditty to help pass the time.

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Dancing on the Job

And of course, Ice is always ready to bust out some sweet dance moves.

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Music to My Ears

But at the end of the day, there's not much better than a good old fashioned jam session with friends.

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Big Reveal

After completing a stunning hunting cabin for John Schlabach, Ice finally gets to see John's reaction.

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Big Reveal

Just as expected, John loves the space and excitedly takes it all in.

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Making Memories

He and his son Robert Schlabach anticipate a lot of good times in this incredible space.

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Hunting Cabin

Ice poses in front of the magnificent cabin.

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Job Well Done

With the cabin complete, Ice takes a moment to sit back and relax in the cabin's comfy seating.

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Back to Work

But that rest doesn't last long, because up next, Ice gives the Miller family a brand new master bedroom.

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All in the Details

Ice adds the finishing touches to the bedroom, hanging a luxe crystal chandelier.

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"How Do I Look?"

He takes a quick pause for some comedic relief, modeling a pair of door knobs.

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Impressive Master Bathroom

All finished, the master bathroom looks amazing with a luxury tub, walk-in shower and opulent details.

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Masterful Bedroom

At the big reveal, the Millers are shocked at the beautiful transformation, which includes a new queen bed, headboard and bamboo floors.

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame

But it's not all work in Amish country. After a long day, a fun game of baseball in the Amish Community Center is just what the doctor ordered.

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Colorful Concessions

And what's more important at a baseball field than a brightly painted concessions stand?

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Opening Day

This stand is officially "open" for business!

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May I Take Your Order?

Ice serves up snacks at the newly opened concessions stand.

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Friendly Surprise

And as if a concessions stand and baseball field weren't enough, Ice even brought in a camel to surprise the kids.

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Camel Kisses

Okay, maybe he brought it for himself too ...

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Old-School Ride

As a true animal lover, the Amish horse and buggy method was a fun change that Ice really enjoyed.

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Striking a Pose

Here, Ice poses with Jeremy Miller as they tour the Miller's property.

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Dynamic Duo

Though Ice has a lot of help with each project, he certainly knows his way around a construction site.

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Finishing Touches

From raking gravel ...

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Cutting Lumber

... to sawing lumber ...

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Working Hard

... Ice gives his all to get the job done.

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Time to Relax

After a full day of construction, Ice and Albert are ready for a break.

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Sit a Spell

Relaxing on the porch seems like the perfect way to unwind and appreciate a long day's work.

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Testing ... One, Two, Three

Of course, testing out the newly installed zipline is another fun way to unwind.

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Good With the Kids

And with fantastic ideas like backyard ziplines, it's no wonder the kids love him.

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Hanging Around

In fact, they love him so much, it's a wonder he gets any work done.

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Chilling With Ice

Here, Jake, Megan and Layla Troyer take a break with Ice after a day of patio construction.

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Kids' Room Reveal

Ice shows Madeline and Julianna Raber their new bedroom, complete with a funky mirrored dresser.

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In Celebrity Style

To leave his mark, Ice is known for signing different spaces he has worked on. Here, he signed the Miller family's interior closet wall.

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In Celebrity Style

He even signed the Troyer family's basketball.

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In Celebrity Style

And for the Yoder family, an autographed porch shows that Ice was there.

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The Fun Never Ends

See it all in season two of Vanilla Ice Goes Amish.

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Go Behind the Scenes With "Vanilla Ice Goes Amish"

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Cultural Assimilation

For his latest odyssey, and in an unexpected turn, Rob Van Winkle, aka Vanilla Ice, spends time living and working on a farm near Fredericksburg, Ohio, as a guest in the nation's largest Amish community. Ice is seen here with his Amish host, John Schalabach.

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Downtime

Ice gets in touch with his rootsier and acoustic side in the rural setting of the Ohio Amish country.

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Behind the Scenes: Arrival Day

Behind-the-scenes photographers catch a moment of the production crew shooting Ice's arrival and first impressions in the Amish community. Several Belgian draft horses look on in bewilderment.

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BEFORE

Vanilla Ice, in familiar form, arrives in Amish country and begins to take in a world that's a bit unlike the one he's accustomed to. In short order, he'll be getting something of a wardrobe makeover.

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AFTER

... and so Ice takes on some of the traditional accoutrements of the Amish lifestyle. More on this later.

Arrival Day

Vanilla Ice explores the farm and the community that will be home base for a while as the camera crew documents his first day's experiences.

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Arrival Day

Ice talks on camera about his first impressions and first day on the farm.

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Arrival Day

Ice takes a quiet moment to contemplate the adventure that lies ahead.

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Arrival Day

Ice makes a new acquaintance, a Belgian draft horse — a breed that's particularly strong and well suited for the rigors of pre-industrial-style farm work.

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Arrival Day

Ice meets community member John Schalabach, who will serve as his host and guide during his stay with the Amish community.

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Arrival Day

Vanilla Ice and John Schalabach

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Arrival Day

Vanilla Ice and John Schalabach

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Arrival Day

Ice and John begin a walking tour of the farm.

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Arrival Day

John shows Ice one of the horse-drawn buggies that members of his community rely upon for transportation.

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New Digs

In a land far away from L.A. or South Beach Miami, this is the home of John Schalabach — and the house that Vanilla Ice will call home during his stay with the Amish community.

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New Digs

The modest and traditional home of John Schalabach

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New Threads

It's forward fashion in reverse as Ice dons traditional Amish attire.

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New Lid

The ensemble is not complete without the appropriate headwear.

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New Look

Ice gets comfortable in his newly adopted Amish apparel.

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Cultural Assimilation

Once the new ensemble is complete, photo opportunities do arise.

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Cultural Assimilation

More photo ops.

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Cultural Assimilation

And photo ops keep coming.

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Cultural Assimilation

New friends are discovered around every corner.

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Farm Breakfast

Over breakfast, Vanilla Ice discusses the day's activities with John and Rob Schalabach.

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Table Talk

Rob Schalbach shares his ideas for the kitchen remodel with his dad and Vanilla Ice.

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Table Talk

Vanilla Ice and the Schalabachs get the day started off right with a hearty breakfast before they begin work on their remodel.

Table Talk

John Schalabach and Vanilla Ice discuss the kitchen remodel over breakfast at the Schalabach's kitchen table.

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Morning Work

Ice meets up with his host, John Schalabach, at the barn and prepares for his first day's work on the farm.

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Morning Work

Vanilla Ice and John Schalabach exchange pleasantries as they prepare for their first day of work.

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Tools of the Trade

The proper equipment will be critical for today's farm chores.

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Morning Work

John explains the scope of what's involved in today's tasks.

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Down on the Farm

Amish host, John Schalabach, gives Vanilla Ice some pointers on how to do chores around the farm.

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Down on the Farm

As it turns out, today's first job involves one of the less glamorous aspects of farm living: shoveling manure from the stalls in the horse barn.

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Down on the Farm

The camera crew misses not one single moment of this rare opportunity in documentary filmmaking.

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Power Tools

Pitchforks and wheelbarrows are one thing, but this is more like it.

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New Ride

It's a long way to the L.A. Freeway, but this traditional Amish buggy has been specially modified at Woodlyn Carriage Company in Millersburg, Ohio.

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Alternative Transportation

After a day's work, Ice and John Schalabach arrive back at home at the farm in Fredericksburg.

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Porch Time

Ice and John share some well-deserved downtime at John's cabin home.

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Porch Time

John Schalabach listens as Ice strums a few chords on an acoustic guitar. Perhaps there's a living to be made with this music thing. Stay tuned. More behind-the-scenes photography coming soon.
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Ice Makes Four-Footed Friends in Amish Country

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Vanilla Ice and Friend

Host of Vanilla Ice Goes Amish, Vanilla Ice, "kids" around with this baby goat.

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Vanilla Ice and Friend

Vanilla Ice, host of Vanilla Ice Goes Amish, admires a draft horse in front of the Schalabach's barn.

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Vanilla Ice and Friend

Here, Vanilla Ice, host of Vanilla Ice Goes Amish, is seen "milking it" for all it's worth while feeding this calf.

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Vanilla Ice and Friend

Vanilla Ice, host of Vanilla Ice Goes Amish, is seen here horsing around with some very friendly barnyard animals.

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Vanilla Ice and Friends

Host of Vanilla Ice Goes Amish, Vanilla Ice gets back to his hip-hop roots with the hippiest, hoppiers of them all.

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Vanilla Ice and Friend

Vanilla Ice, host of Vanilla Ice Goes Amish, stops to make some hay with this four legged friend.

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Vanilla Ice and Friend

Stay tuned. More photo galleries coming soon.
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Meet the Host

Vanilla Ice

Although he’s best known for his '90s music, Rob VanWinkle is also a successful real-estate entrepreneur and a remodeling expert with more than 15 years of hands-on home improvement experience.

About the show

Pop icon and knock-out home renovator Vanilla Ice ditches his high tech power tools and moves to Amish country to learn the lost art of hand craftsmanship. Go inside the largest Amish settlement in the U.S. as a group of young men and women help him tackle construction projects ranging from kitchen additions to traditional barn raisings — all without nails and screws. He’ll earn his keep working on the farm as he learns to embrace the simpler life and become fully immersed in the unique culture that has been isolated from the rest of the world.
Season 1, Episode 1

A Stranger in a Strange Land: Rob Works with His New Crew to Give an Amish Grandmother a New Kitchen

Vanilla Ice arrives in Amish country and says goodbye to modern conveniences as he settles into his new life on the farm with his Amish host John. After an early morning wake up call, and a rigorous round of shoveling manure, Ice joins his Amish construction crew to begin renovating an outdated kitchen for a devout Amish family experiencing some hardship.

Thursday
Jun 18
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

An Old Basement Goes Feng Shui

John wants Vanillia Ice's help on his next big project - a Mennonite family's basement that's in desperate need of an update. The Amish know craftsmanship and Rob knows how to rock out an entertainment space, so together they transform the dungeon-like basement into a modern, zen family room.

Thursday
Jun 18
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 5

Raber Family Fun: Round Two

Vanilla Ice and Melvin check out a horse that Jon may want to buy. But curiosity gets the best of the boys and a buggy race ensues. After Rob and Mel head to see some familiar faces and help the family with a punch list of projects including bedrooms for the kids and a windmill.

Thursday
Jun 18
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 1

Cabin Fever

Vanilla Ice returns to Ohio to help his Amish ninjas design and build a year-round hunting cabin. Back at John's farm, Rob's chores include an early morning pig stall-cleaning and a showdown with a Billy goat. The episode ends when John challenges Rob to another shootout for a chance to win his buggy back.

Thursday
Oct 1
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 2

Hundred Year-Old Rehab

John sends Vanilla Ice and Albert to help out Mose, an Amish friend whose poor health keeps him from renovating the exterior of his hundred year old home. To thank Rob for the makeover, Mose invites him for breakfast and an Amish delicacy called coffee soup.

Thursday
Oct 1
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 3

Happy Wife, Happy Life

Vanilla Ice works with his new Amish Ninja Leon to build a master bedroom and bathroom retreat for a New Order Amish family. When Rob's not bringing the bling inside the house, he plays some Amish games with the Miller's seven young kids.

Thursday
Oct 1
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

An Old Basement Goes Feng Shui

John wants Vanillia Ice's help on his next big project - a Mennonite family's basement that's in desperate need of an update. The Amish know craftsmanship and Rob knows how to rock out an entertainment space, so together they transform the dungeon-like basement into a modern, zen family room.

Friday
Feb 5
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Hillside Farm Gets a Facelift

Vanilla Ice and co-worker Mel come up with a plan for a fantastic facelift to the hilltop house - including new windows, an extended patio with awning, decorative cultured stone and low maintenance landscaping that Mel and is wife can handle with minimal effort. Meanwhile Vanilla Ice 'ices out' his very own Amish buggy, turning quite a few heads when he rolls up on the job site.

Friday
Feb 5
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 1

Cabin Fever

Vanilla Ice returns to Ohio to help his Amish ninjas design and build a year-round hunting cabin. Back at John's farm, Rob's chores include an early morning pig stall-cleaning and a showdown with a Billy goat. The episode ends when John challenges Rob to another shootout for a chance to win his buggy back.

Friday
Feb 5
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 2

Hundred Year-Old Rehab

John sends Vanilla Ice and Albert to help out Mose, an Amish friend whose poor health keeps him from renovating the exterior of his hundred year old home. To thank Rob for the makeover, Mose invites him for breakfast and an Amish delicacy called coffee soup.

Friday
Feb 5
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 4

Pimped Out Patio

Vanilla Ice and the Winesburg crew are hired to customize an outdoor space for a Mennonite family including a thermal-controlled conservatory and a color-infused stamped-concrete patio. The chores are never ending on the farm, and Rob gives plowing a try...the Amish way.

Friday
Feb 5
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 2, Episode 3

Happy Wife, Happy Life

Vanilla Ice works with his new Amish Ninja Leon to build a master bedroom and bathroom retreat for a New Order Amish family. When Rob's not bringing the bling inside the house, he plays some Amish games with the Miller's seven young kids.

Wednesday
Jul 27
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 5

Raber Family Fun: Round Two

Vanilla Ice and Melvin check out a horse that Jon may want to buy. But curiosity gets the best of the boys and a buggy race ensues. After Rob and Mel head to see some familiar faces and help the family with a punch list of projects including bedrooms for the kids and a windmill.

Wednesday
Jul 27
10am | 9c

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