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Anger at fake Sarah Palin photos as smear campaign makes her 'look like a stripper'
The Evening Standard (U.K.) ^ | September 6, 2008

Posted on 09/06/2008 6:49:14 PM PDT by Stoat

Anger at fake Sarah Palin photos as smear campaign makes her 'look like a stripper'

Last updated at 23:52pm on 06.09.08
 

 

Sarah Palin fake photo

Skirting the issues: Clearly mocked-up photos like this are being used to undermine Sarah Palin's image as a serious politician

Sarah Palin's credibility as a possible American Vice-President is being undermined by a series of spoof photographs circulated on the internet.

The saucy pictures, which exploit her glamorous image, have been published amid a concerted ‘dirty tricks’ campaign against the former beauty queen, following her surprise appointment as 72-year-old Republican candidate John McCain’s running mate.

One shows her apparently wearing a leather miniskirt and stilettos, while another has her in a Stars and Stripes bikini, brandishing a rifle.

While the images could be seen as harmless fun, they will hinder the relatively inexperienced 44-year-old Alaskan Governor’s attempts to be taken seriously as a political heavyweight.

Barbara Brunton, a Republican Party spokeswoman, told The Mail on Sunday: ‘There is a dirty-tricks campaign being waged against Sarah Palin by the liberal lobby.

'They have flooded the internet with fake photographs that make her look like a stripper. It’s nothing more than a vicious smear campaign.

‘Our political enemies have simply put Sarah’s head on someone else’s body. It’s easy to do with Photoshop. The idea is to undermine her character and to stop people from respecting her.’

The pictures come after a widespread smear campaign of tawdry rumours about Palin’s private life – including claims she had an affair with one of her husband’s business partners, which were strenuously denied last night.

 
Sarah Palin posing with one of her daughters - and some fresh-caught salmon

Sarah posing with one of her daughters - and some fresh-caught salmon

 

America’s National Enquirer magazine made the allegations about an unnamed man, but internet gossip sites quickly named the alleged ‘lover’ as Scott Richter, 44, who co-owns property with oilfield worker Todd Palin.

Richter’s ex-wife Debbie, a former campaign worker, categorically denied the claims last night.

‘I can tell you with 1,000 per cent certainty that Sarah Palin never had an affair with my ex-husband,’ she said angrily.

‘Sarah is driven, determined and committed to public service. She will not be deterred by anything.’

Sarah Palin fake photo

Trigger happy: This blatant spoof plays on the glamorous Alaskan Governor's lifelong membership of the National Rifle Association

Palin has threatened to sue over the allegation.

In Palin’s Alaskan home town of Wasilla, locals are stunned by the attention she has brought to their sleepy community.

Local resident Anne Kilkenny, who has known Palin all her life, said darkly: ‘Sarah Palin is a woman who is good at keeping secrets. Like the fact she kept her pregnancy secret for seven months. I have no idea why she did that.’

Another person familiar with Palin said: ‘There is more dirt to come out. People are scared to talk now because she is representing Alaska and Alaskans don’t want to do anything to make our state look bad.

‘But Sarah has trodden on a lot of toes. She is no angel and she has made some enemies along the way.

'She is ruthless and ambitious and will stop at nothing to get what she wants. There are skeletons in her closet.’

Locals say that Wasilla, like much of small-town America, is plagued by problems such as drug and alcohol abuse, especially among bored teenagers.

The Mail on Sunday was openly offered marijuana at one of the town’s drive-through coffee stands. The girl at the Pacific Coast Espresso coffee stall on West Parks Highway, two miles from Palin’s Lake Lucille home, said: ‘I can get you pot. I’m just waiting to get a call back. How much do you want?’

But the wilderness around Wasilla means that in many ways it is far from a typical US town.

 
A young Sarah Palin poses for the camera among some fireweed

Fiery character: A young Sarah Palin poses for the camera among some fireweed

Sarah Palin as a toddler

Sarah as a toddler proudly displaying some shellfish

Palin, a lifelong National Rifle Association member, taught her children to handle a .22 rifle from the age of ten, and enjoys taking her three eldest children Track, 19, Bristol, 17, and Willow, 14, to the local shooting range.

‘The kids would mostly bring their own rifles. As far as I could see, they’re all expert shots,’ said Pat Kilkenny, a regular at the range.

‘I’ve not seen her in a while because they had to close the place down. Hazardous lead levels were created as a result of so many bullets being fired.’

Fellow resident Andy Kopczenski, a 58-year-old father of seven,  said: ‘If everything that Sarah’s saying sounds kinda rough to everybody else then that’s because they didn’t grow up in a place where they had to shoot dinner.

'Every day here is hunting season because if US$2000 worth of meat runs across my front yard, I’m putting it in the freezer. OK? You get an immediate reality check living in Alaska.

‘All the kids are firearm savvy. We don’t have Bambi up here; we have animals that can kill you.

'An eight-year-old might meet a bear as he walks to school, so he better know how to protect himself.

‘Even a moose can kill you: That thing weights 1,000lb and has  hooves sharper than you can dream. You can die every day here if you’re not careful.’

He also told of how Palin’s high profile has changed the character of the small town, a criss-cross of log cabins on streets with names such as Polar Bear Drive or Grizzly Bear Road.

‘The Secret Service went into her neighbourhood and screened everybody,’ he said. ‘She’s got a motorcade every time she hits town and there are three “Men in Black” vehicles parked permanently outside her home.’

In a town where the idea of a good night out is reindeer sausage  or a moose burger at The Mug-Shot Saloon, the thought of one of their own in the White House is still beyond comprehension.

 
Sarah Palin as a youngster clutching two blood-spattered ptarmigan she has just brought down

The politician as a youngster clutching two blood-spattered ptarmigan she has just brought down



TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; 2008election; fakedphotos; fakephotos; leftisthysteria; mccainpalin; palin; photoshop; sarahpalin; smearcampaign; smears
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Faked photo of Sarah Palin and original 2004 photo from "Doctor Casino" on Flickr.

 

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1 posted on 09/06/2008 6:49:14 PM PDT by Stoat
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To: Stoat

Looks like someone is in deep crap when the flow of court papers start!


2 posted on 09/06/2008 6:53:10 PM PDT by Cheetahcat
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To: Stoat

Darn! You didn’t show my favorite: she’s wearing tight jeans and T, cowboy boots and hat while astride a moose!

Of course it was photo shopped. But it was a great pic!


3 posted on 09/06/2008 6:53:44 PM PDT by SatinDoll (Desperately desiring a conservative government.)
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To: Stoat
I knew that picture wasn't Sarah as soon as I took a quick second look. The blondie is a marshmallow girl.
4 posted on 09/06/2008 6:56:31 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (speak true, right wrong, follow the King)
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To: Stoat

Can you imagine the outrage were similarly photoshopped pics of Obama appear? Heck, remember the venom when a REAL pic of him in African garb circulated? If we were as low as they, we would put out some “photos” of Obama in a kaffiyeh, Obama with Osama...


5 posted on 09/06/2008 6:56:41 PM PDT by pharmamom (Now the moose, the mouse and the cheese-eating surrender monkey are all in there.)
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To: Stoat

Silly leftists - those ‘shops make me want to vote pub 10x as much


6 posted on 09/06/2008 6:56:52 PM PDT by Mentos
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To: Stoat

Pictures are fake but if they were not, I really think she could pull it off.


7 posted on 09/06/2008 7:00:40 PM PDT by svcw (http://baskettastic.com/)
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To: pharmamom

8 posted on 09/06/2008 7:01:54 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: Mentos

Indeed.


9 posted on 09/06/2008 7:02:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Stoat

Aren’t liberals just grand? They did this exact same thing to Michelle Malkin a couple of years ago. All in the name of respecting women of course.


10 posted on 09/06/2008 7:03:24 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: Stoat

Remember this?

11 posted on 09/06/2008 7:03:45 PM PDT by Andy from Beaverton (I'm so anti-pc, I use a Mac)
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To: Stoat

Aren’t liberals just grand? They did this exact same thing to Michelle Malkin a couple of years ago. All in the name of respecting women of course.


12 posted on 09/06/2008 7:04:03 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: Stoat

Just jealous

13 posted on 09/06/2008 7:05:22 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (No mas Juan "Traitor Rat" McAmnesty)
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To: KJC1

Boy She has them so scared. She goes to a rally and tickets are gone. Nobama got 800 today..... He was so close


14 posted on 09/06/2008 7:06:17 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: Andy from Beaverton

I ended up double-posting, but exactly what I thought of too.


15 posted on 09/06/2008 7:06:27 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: Stoat

Clearly the bikini photo is fake. Governor Palin is in better shape than that. I think she would probably look better than the first one as well, but I don’t need to see my theory put to the test. It is sad the the leftists who say they are a champion of women’s rights would do this, but I knew in 1998, that they were all talk and didn’t really care what happened to women, if they alleged that one of theirs that was in power raped them, exposed themselves to them, or harrassed them. If that happened they would gladly throw the accuser under the bus and drive over her several times to shut her up. Still, I didn’t think the whole party and their liberal minions would stoop this low. I guess I am too much a believer in people being basically decent. Hopefully, it is mostly the liberals that are like this.


16 posted on 09/06/2008 7:06:44 PM PDT by YdontUleaveLibs (Reason is out to lunch. How may I help you?)
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To: Stoat

would it be wrong of me to say that i like the fake photos? :^)


17 posted on 09/06/2008 7:06:57 PM PDT by robomatik ((wine plug: renascentvineyards.com cabernet sauvignon, riesling, and merlot))
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To: Stoat

REAL


18 posted on 09/06/2008 7:07:33 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Are you ready to pray for Teddy?)
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To: skimbell

Dang Skimbell, you ruined my dinner with that picture of the dope snorting reefer smoking commie


19 posted on 09/06/2008 7:08:10 PM PDT by shadeaud
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To: Stoat
Pretty sad when the fake pictures would actually be perfectly fine and positive if they were real. I don't see any problem with the depictions; we've had other candidates trying for such photos (Hillary at the beach, Hillary at the bar, etc.) with us wishing they hadn't, while these are actually rather nice.
20 posted on 09/06/2008 7:08:15 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (The average piece of junk is more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. - Ratatouille)
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To: Andy from Beaverton

Bad photoshop job. Her head is too small. Yuck.


21 posted on 09/06/2008 7:08:40 PM PDT by i_dont_chat (The elephant is dancing for the lady from Alaska)
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To: Stoat

NOT FAKE
22 posted on 09/06/2008 7:08:41 PM PDT by GregoTX (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Stoat

These people are vermim,that why I will never vote democrap


23 posted on 09/06/2008 7:08:56 PM PDT by Charlespg (Peace= When we trod the ruins of Mecca and Medina under our infidel boots.)
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To: pharmamom

24 posted on 09/06/2008 7:09:12 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: Stoat

That looks like an old Gammo air rifle.

25 posted on 09/06/2008 7:11:36 PM PDT by Rebelbase (STOP Democrat Misogyny!)
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26 posted on 09/06/2008 7:12:03 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: Stoat
(Imagined Dialogue)

McCain Aide: " Say Chief, you see these racy picks of Sarah on the Internet made up, photo shopped, by the Dem PACS?"

McCain: " Yeah, I sent a bunch of them over to the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan."

Aide: " What was the reaction?"

McCain: " Everything from,' I'd hit it,' to ' go national with the Ayers video.'"

Aide: " We gonna ask the Virginia PAC to run it nationally?"

McCain: " I don't know a thing about that, but some guy with a Virginia accent left a phone message that its been ordered!"

Aide:" Awesome! I wonder if they are going to run their Kenya footage?"

McCain:" Make a note to invite Karl Rove to the inauguration!"

Photobucket

( Obama Campaigning for Islamofascist Odinga in Kenya August 2006.........Not photo shopped, We don't need to photo-shop anything!)

27 posted on 09/06/2008 7:17:50 PM PDT by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, (http://www.theobamafile.com/))
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To: Stoat

The people creating and spreading this stuff are demanding all kinds of new government regulations and departments to control “truth in advertising”. They’re doing this because they’ll be controlling what the “truth” is.


28 posted on 09/06/2008 7:20:50 PM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Obama for President!)
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To: Cheetahcat

The pictures are fake but accurate...


29 posted on 09/06/2008 7:21:30 PM PDT by Tramonto (0bama-Biden: Brite Artikulit Clean)
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To: ArmyTeach
“I knew that picture wasn't Sarah as soon as I took a quick second look. The blondie is a marshmallow girl.”

I noticed she was a bit soft as well. As for the first pic I am not so sure. I would love.....uuuhhhh....I mean I will need to see Sarah dressed in the same outfit, in person to make an accurate comparison.

30 posted on 09/06/2008 7:23:08 PM PDT by squidward
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To: Stoat

The first one has been around for a while. I saw in online the day she was nominated. The smear guys are fast, but not that fast. Some local yahoo did it a while ago.


31 posted on 09/06/2008 7:24:04 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Teachers open the door. It's up to you to enter.)
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To: VRWC For Truth

I hate to be a male chauvinist pig (well, maybe hate’s the wrong word), but...

It’s not such a big deal that there are photoshopped pictures of public figures on the internet.

What is important is that the choice for the ‘body’ of figures like Pelosi, and other Dems, is much like the picture you posted.

But, when they do the same for Michelle Malkin and Sarah Palin, and Ann Coulter, they have to use a hottie for the substitution.

I think it’s very telling that the Republican, or Conservative women are strong in heart, mind, soul, and body... and very, very pleasant...to be around.


32 posted on 09/06/2008 7:26:37 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: VRWC For Truth

ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!


33 posted on 09/06/2008 7:29:15 PM PDT by notaliberal (Christ Our Hope!)
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To: Stoat
'Every day here is hunting season because if US$2000 worth of meat runs across my front yard, I’m putting it in the freezer. OK? You get an immediate reality check living in Alaska.

LMAO...my favorite line in the whole piece!

34 posted on 09/06/2008 7:30:56 PM PDT by Ethrane ("semper consolar")
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To: skimbell
I like that photo. I believe Obama is a leader of a Dem fascist movement that has taken over the Dem party ( a coupe with the help of Soros and Howard Dean, as well as the left wing secretariat of the Dem party. The PUMApac.org blogs are full of it.)

Obama's appearance as a fascist was predicted in his new book: " Liberal Fascism in America, The Secret History of America's Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning." (Its probably the most important political treatise of this decade.)

Obamafascist!

He uses all the techniques, shutting up the Hillery caucus at the Dem convention, making former gay lovers disappear, throwing his 'friends' under the bus...Ayers, Wright, his white grandma.. long list. Then there is the charismatic speech methods generally used by fascists.Trying out his schtick in Kenya August 2006: result genocide.Obama is a fascist piece of work.It all adds up.

You hit the Jackpot with that photo.

35 posted on 09/06/2008 7:30:55 PM PDT by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, (http://www.theobamafile.com/))
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To: VRWC For Truth

I am so glad someone posted a real photo of Nancy Pelosi.

How refreshing!


36 posted on 09/06/2008 7:31:30 PM PDT by Ben Reyes
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To: VRWC For Truth

LOL, good one!


37 posted on 09/06/2008 7:34:13 PM PDT by Titan Magroyne ("Drill now drill hard drill often and give old Gaia a cigarette afterwards she deserves it." HerrBlu)
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To: Cheetahcat

I know they are fake but I think this too will backfire in the sense that it will get MORE men to vote for her...BAWHAHAHHHAHA...


38 posted on 09/06/2008 7:34:22 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Stoat
I have to laugh at that Dog worship photo at the bottom. Really good pic. Dogs are awed about getting game, especially from a little lady the dog would not have thought was a threat to anyone.

Dog says" You rule, I worship the smell of your feet!"

Thats why dogs who hunt with you are so loyal.

The dog has a paw on Sarah and is looking at her as if she were a goddess.LOL!

Great PIC!!!!

39 posted on 09/06/2008 7:35:47 PM PDT by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, (http://www.theobamafile.com/))
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To: Stoat

What’s cool is that when you put Palin’s head on a really hot body it looks very real. Try putting Hillary’s, Michelle Obama, or Pelosi’s head on a hot body and it is just plain funny.


40 posted on 09/06/2008 7:37:46 PM PDT by yazoo
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To: Stoat

41 posted on 09/06/2008 7:46:11 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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To: skimbell
Photobucket

42 posted on 09/06/2008 7:52:52 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (o=)
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To: skimbell
Look at the size of those Ears!

Dumbo would be jealous!

43 posted on 09/06/2008 8:01:25 PM PDT by Calamari (Pass enough laws and everyone is guilty of something.)
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To: YdontUleaveLibs
(HOT FOR TEACHER)

2nd Place, Miss Alaska.

I MAKE EVERYTHING LOOK HOT!

MADAM GOVERNOR PALIN

OK, Senator McCain, what's the catch?

And you think I'm gonna let you get away with that excuse?

I'm not gonna let them get away with that

FIND THE HIDDEN OBJECT

Can you find the yellow plane in this picture?

Just wanna ride my motor sickle.

Are you ready for a LITTLE SHAKEUP!

(Piper): "When I grow up, look out world!"

I had to eat a live hand grenade to beat out the other guys for a seat at your table.


44 posted on 09/06/2008 8:02:28 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: Stoat

The bikini pictures of Governor Palin and of Michelle Malin are clearly fake, but both women look good in the photos. Liberals are so stupid that they fake photos that make conservative women look good. I bet that really helps their cauase!


45 posted on 09/06/2008 8:16:01 PM PDT by TBP
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To: Stoat
Real near nude pics of Gov. Sarah Palin below !

If you look very carefully, you can see Gov. Palin has cleverly disguised herself as a 1957 Chevy Bel Air.
But we all know she's not foolin' anyone in that disguise !

And check out those ... ahem ... headlights.


46 posted on 09/06/2008 8:35:12 PM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: UCANSEE2
Cute as a bug.

President Palin.

if she would just push john down the stairs

47 posted on 09/06/2008 8:37:33 PM PDT by txhurl (Oooooooh.......Barracuda!)
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To: pyx

Ah!!!!!! A 1957 Chevy Bel Air 2 door hardtop. The prettiest and best car ever built! IMHO.


48 posted on 09/06/2008 8:52:46 PM PDT by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: skimbell
Don't bogart that joint, pass it over to me...."
49 posted on 09/06/2008 9:29:15 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: Stoat
The UK papers are having a ball with the Sarah Palin phenom.
50 posted on 09/06/2008 9:36:48 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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