Lech Walesa, former president of Poland, creator and head of Solidarity. At home released after internment, 1982. photo. 1981 Warsaw. In Scarface, Pacino played Tony Montana, who arrives in Florida from Cuba in 1980 and eventually becomes wealthy from his involvement in the ...read more, Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner is found dead on the street with Mumia Abu-Jamal, a well-known activist and freelance journalist, lying severely wounded nearby. Learn more about Solidarity. Erazm Ciolek/FORUM, https://www.alamy.com/lech-walesa-former-president-of-poland-creator-and-head-of-solidarity-11051989-photo-erazm-ciolekforum-image264644683.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-lech-walesa-visits-ireland-110701330.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-lech-walesa-polish-union-leader-seen-here-giving-a-press-conference-81316150.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-polish-solidarity-leader-and-nobel-peace-prize-winner-lech-walesa-139158641.html, Geisa, Germany. Walesa, born in 1943, was an electrician at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdansk when he was fired for union agitation in 1976. Chris Niedenthal/FORUM, https://www.alamy.com/end-of-gdansk-shipyard-strike-lech-walesa-former-president-of-poland-creator-and-head-of-solidarity-signing-the-agreement-31081980-photo-chris-niedenthalforum-image264644631.html, Lech Walesa, former president of Poland, creator and head of Solidarity, Club of Catholic Intellectuals KIK with Andrzej Gwiazda. Lech Walesa, former president of Poland, creator and head of solidarity signing the agreement. The history of Solidarity (Polish: Solidarność, pronounced [sɔliˈdarnɔɕt͡ɕ] (listen)), a Polish non-governmental trade union, began on August 14, 1980, at the Lenin Shipyards (now Gdańsk Shipyards) at its founding by Lech Wałęsa and others. a break in negotiations. Witold Szulecki/FORUM, https://www.alamy.com/strike-rally-in-lenin-shipyard-gdansk-lech-walesa-former-president-of-poland-creator-and-head-of-solidarity-phot-witold-szuleckiforum-image264644699.html, Geisa, Germany. Mateusz Kijowski is one of the figures of the Polish protest. In 1995, he was narrowly defeated in his reelection by former communist Aleksander Kwasniewski, head of the Democratic Left Alliance. gate number 2, Shipyard, Gdansk, 31.08.1980. photo. Alamy and its logo are trademarks of Alamy Ltd. and are registered in certain countries. The Polish Workers' Party (Polish: Polska Partia Robotnicza, PPR) was a communist party in Poland from 1942 to 1948. WARSAW (Reuters) - A Polish cardinal who was accused of sexually abusing a minor has died at the age of 97, Poland's Roman Catholic Church said on Monday. In Poland, Lech Walesa, founder of the Solidarity trade union, wins a landslide election victory, becoming the first directly elected Polish leader. The Point-Alpha-Prize is endowed with 25,000 euros and called after a former US army base at the inner-German border. Twenty-five years ago next Wednesday -- 31 August 1980 -- unemployed Polish electrician Lech Walesa struck a major blow to Soviet communism … 30.09.2007. phot. Milam was born in 1788 in Frankfort, Kentucky. Wax statues of Lech Walesa, the former President of the Republic of Poland and Danuta Walesa at the Krakow Wax Museum - Cracow, Poland. Boguslaw Bieganski/FORUM, https://www.alamy.com/lech-walesa-former-president-of-poland-creator-and-head-of-solidarity-1981-photo-boguslaw-bieganskiforum-image264644700.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-lech-walesa-polish-union-leader-seen-here-giving-a-press-conference-81313078.html, Polish Solidarity leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa addresses a joint session of the US Congress in Washington DC., November 15, 1989. The disease, which carries around a 30 percent chance of death for those who contract it, is the only infectious disease afflicting humans that has officially been eradicated. Jan Morek/FORUM, https://www.alamy.com/lech-walesa-former-president-of-poland-creator-and-head-of-solidarity-warsaw-091980-photo-jan-morekforum-image264644957.html, Lech Walesa, former president of Poland, creator and head of Solidarity, 11.05.1989. photo. 'You can not go against the society,' he said to our Micro. Lech Walesa, former president of Poland, creator and head of Solidarity. Lech Walesa w sali BHP fot: Chris Niedenthal/FORUM, https://www.alamy.com/prl-sierpien-1980-stocznia-gdanska-strajk-w-stoczni-lech-walesa-w-sali-bhp-fot-chris-niedenthalforum-image264644671.html, Geisa, Germany. In Poland, Lech Walesa, founder of the Solidarity trade union, wins a landslide election victory, becoming the first directly elected Polish leader. US President Barack Obama shakes hands with Solidarity co-founder and former Polish President Lech Walesa during an official dinner hosted by President Bronislaw Komorowski of Poland at the Royal Castle June 3, 2014 in Warsaw, Poland. photo. By September, a Solidarity-led government coalition was in place, with Walesa’s colleague Tadeusz Mazowiecki as premier. Aleksander Jalosinski/FORUM, https://www.alamy.com/lech-walesa-former-president-of-poland-creator-and-head-of-solidarity-general-strike-in-gdansk-shipyard-with-mieczyslaw-rakowski-gdansk-081980-photo-aleksander-jalosinskiforum-image264646360.html, Lech Walesa, former president of Poland, creator and head of Solidarity, speaking in Bydgoszcz, after the Bydgoszcz crisis 21.03.1980. phot. 16th June, 2013. He was also a member of many state institutions, such as the oversight board of the Social Insurance Institution (ZUS), Polish Committee for Standardisation (PKN) and the National Development Council (NRR). 13. Premier of Thuringia Christine Lieberknecht sits next to him. (Points : 3) Andrzej Gwiazda. 14. Karol Jozef Wojtyla. Solidarity, Polish trade union that in the early 1980s became the first independent labor union in a country belonging to the Soviet Bloc. Your Lightboxes will appear here when you have created some. Premier of Thuringia Christine Lieberknecht sits next to him. S. Sas/FORUM, https://www.alamy.com/lech-walesa-former-president-of-poland-with-wife-danuta-photo-s-sasforum-image264644572.html, Several thousand people from across Poland came to the city of Gdansk to protest in defense of Former Polish President, Lech Walesa, who was the legendary leader of the Polish trade union, ‘Solidarity' in Poland in the 1980's. Jan Morek/FORUM, https://www.alamy.com/lech-walesa-former-president-of-poland-creator-and-head-of-solidarity-with-pope-john-pauls-ii-visiting-poland-koszalin-north-western-poland-4th-visit-of-john-paul-ii-in-poland-1991-photo-jan-morekforum-image264644890.html, Lech Walesa, former president of Poland, creator and head of Solidarity, 20th anniversary of the first free elections in Poland (04.06.1989), Walesa participates in the event performance , 04.06.2009. photo. Circa April 1981, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-lech-walesa-polish-union-leader-seen-here-giving-a-press-conference-81311902.html. Geisa, Germany. The Point-Alpha-Prize is endowed with 25,000 euros and called after a former US army base at the inner-German border. ... New Hampshire Union Leader … Lech Walesa, former president of Poland, creator and head of Solidarity, 1980. photo. Former Polish President and trade union leader, Lech Walesa gives a speech after receiving the Point-Alpha-Prize in Geisa, Germany, 16 June 2013. The British, led by General Edmund Allenby, who had arrived from ...read more. The protest took place at the Solidarity Square, the location of the protest is symbolic, since in the 1980's it was the same location of the major strikes and protests led by the Solidarity movement. https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-us-president-barack-obama-shakes-hands-with-solidarity-co-founder-73328058.html. Chris Niedenthal/FORUM, https://www.alamy.com/lech-walesa-former-president-of-poland-creator-and-head-of-solidarity-at-home-released-after-internment-1982-photo-chris-niedenthalforum-image264644702.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-several-thousand-people-from-across-poland-came-to-the-city-of-gdansk-97153950.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-geisa-germany-16th-june-2013-former-polish-president-and-trade-union-96065954.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-interview-and-portrait-of-mateusz-kijowski-13012017-poland-warsaw-131499373.html, Lech Walesa, former president of Poland, creator and head of Solidarity, general strike in Gdansk Shipyard with Mieczyslaw Rakowski. Piotr Malecki for Viva!/FORUM, https://www.alamy.com/lech-walesa-creator-and-former-leader-of-solidarity-and-president-of-poland-18052009-photo-piotr-malecki-for-viva!forum-image264648374.html, GDANSK, POLAND - JUNE 10, 2009: giant poster on a skyscraper honoring Lech Walesa, with a picture of him. But in the Soviet Union, Stalin and Wanda Wasilewska created the Union of Polish Patriots as a communist organization under Soviet control. In 1982, Abu-Jamal was tried for and convicted of Faulkner’s murder, but because of the murky circumstances ...read more, On the morning of December 9, 1917, after Turkish troops move out of the region after only a single day s fighting, officials of the Holy City of Jerusalem offer the keys to the city to encroaching British troops. Photo: MARTIN SCHUTT/dpa/Alamy Live News, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-geisa-germany-16th-june-2013-former-polish-president-and-trade-union-57389754.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-interview-and-portrait-of-mateusz-kijowski-13012017-poland-warsaw-131499378.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-several-thousand-people-from-across-poland-came-to-the-city-of-gdansk-97153953.html, Lech Walesa, former president of Poland, creator and head of Solidarity. 1 August 1520 – 7 July 1572 (aged 51) 1 April 1548: 7 July 1572: Son of Sigismund I and Bona Sforza Also Grand Duke of Lithuania Replaced the personal union of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania with a real union and an elective monarchy (Polish… 'Solidarity is a trade union founded in August 1980 at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk, Poland. Jerzy Kosnik/FORUM, https://www.alamy.com/lech-walesa-former-president-of-poland-creator-and-head-of-solidarity-speaking-in-bydgoszcz-after-the-bydgoszcz-crisis-21031980-phot-jerzy-kosnikforum-image264647674.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-several-thousand-people-from-across-poland-came-to-the-city-of-gdansk-97153956.html, Strike in Lenin shipyard, Gdansk. Inspired by the spirited leadership of Benjamin Rush Milam, the newly created Texan Army takes possession of the city of San Antonio, an important victory for the Republic of Texas in its war for independence from Mexico. photo. Polish union leader to visit Dublin Thu, Nov 16, 2006, 00:00 International efforts to protect migrant workers' rights will see the leader of Poland's largest trade union visit Dublin today. 16th June, 2013. Erazm Ciolek/FORUM, https://www.alamy.com/announced-end-of-the-strike-in-lenin-shipyard-gdansk-lech-walesa-former-president-of-poland-creator-and-head-of-solidarity-gate-number-2-shipyard-gdansk-31081980-photo-erazm-ciolekforum-image264644605.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-several-thousand-people-from-across-poland-came-to-the-city-of-gdansk-97153949.html, Lech Walesa, former president of Poland, creator and head of Solidarity. Lech Walesa helped found the organization in 1980, and he became its influential leader, eventually serving as president of Poland. Under Walesa’s charismatic leadership, the organization grew in size and political influence, soon becoming a major threat to the authority of the Polish government. Władysław Gomułka soon became its leader. Lech Walesa, former president of Poland, creator and head of Solidarity. Erazm Ciolek/FORUM, https://www.alamy.com/lech-walesa-former-president-of-poland-creator-and-head-of-solidarity-1980s-photo-erazm-ciolekforum-image264644575.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-polish-solidarity-leader-and-nobel-peace-prize-winner-lech-walesa-139158646.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-geisa-germany-16th-june-2013-former-polish-president-and-trade-union-57389755.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-interview-and-portrait-of-mateusz-kijowski-13012017-poland-warsaw-131499380.html, Lech Walesa, former president of Poland, creator and head of Solidarity 1982, Warsaw. 31.08.1980. photo. Pope John Paul II has held a private meeting with Lech Walesa, the founder and leader of Solidarity, Poland's independent trade union movement. "use strict";(function(){var insertion=document.getElementById("citation-access-date");var date=new Date().toLocaleDateString(undefined,{month:"long",day:"numeric",year:"numeric"});insertion.parentElement.replaceChild(document.createTextNode(date),insertion)})(); FACT CHECK: We strive for accuracy and fairness. 1987-1988. photo. Something ...read more, British Prime Minister John Major announces the formal separation of Charles, Prince of Wales and heir to the British throne, and his wife, Princess Diana. Former Polish President and trade union leader, Lech Walesa is honoured with the Point-Alpha-Prize in Geisa, Germany, 16 June 2013. round table negotiations, 1989. photo. - Sadak Souici, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-interview-and-portrait-of-mateusz-kijowski-13012017-poland-warsaw-131499357.html. December 14, 2020 GMT. Gaza ...read more, On December 9, 1992, 1,800 United States Marines arrive in Mogadishu, Somalia, to spearhead a multinational force aimed at restoring order in the conflict-ridden country. Photo: MARTIN SCHUTT/dpa/Alamy Live News, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-geisa-germany-16th-june-2013-former-polish-president-and-trade-union-57389756.html, Interview and portrait of Mateusz Kijowski - 13/01/2017 - Poland / Warsaw - Meeting with Mateusz Kijowski in his family home near the town of Owczarnia in Warsaw. Tennyson had been ...read more, The actor Al Pacino stars as a Cuban refugee who becomes a Miami crime boss in Scarface, which opens in theaters on December 9, 1983. The union's membership peaked at 10 million in September 1981, representing one-third of the country's working-age population. Terms and conditions  ~   Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny, Lech Walesa, former Solidarity leader and President of Poland and Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin meet at the Archbishop's residence in Dublin. He was elected leader of the strike committee, and three days later the strikers’ demands were met. Major explained that the royal couple were separating “amicably.” The report came after several years of speculation by the ...read more, In Indianapolis, retired candy manufacturer Robert H.W. Chris Niedenthal/FORUM, https://www.alamy.com/lech-walesa-former-president-of-poland-creator-and-head-of-solidarity-club-of-catholic-intellectuals-kik-with-andrzej-gwiazda-1981-warsaw-photo-chris-niedenthalforum-image264644677.html, Lech Walesa, former president of Poland, creator and head of Solidarity, 20th anniversary of 1980s strikes Gdansk Shipyard main gate. Jan Morek/FORUM, https://www.alamy.com/lech-walesa-former-president-of-poland-creator-and-head-of-solidarity-after-registering-solidarity-in-the-crowd-tadeusz-mazowiecki-warsaw-091980-phot-jan-morekforum-image264644948.html, End of Gdansk Shipyard strike. Lukasz Glowala/FORUM, https://www.alamy.com/lech-walesa-former-president-of-poland-creator-and-head-of-solidarity-20th-anniversary-of-the-first-free-elections-in-poland-04061989-walesa-participates-in-the-event-performance-04062009-photo-lukasz-glowalaforum-image264647272.html, Lech Walesa, former president of Poland. photo. Premier of Thuringia Christine Lieberknecht presents former Polish President and trade union leader, Lech Walesa with the Point-Alpha-Prize in Geisa, Germany, 16 June 2013. The Point-Alpha-Prize is endowed with 25,000 euros and called after a former US army base at the inner-German border. https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-fine-gael-leader-enda-kenny-lech-walesa-former-solidarity-leader-and-110701327.html, 20 years anniversary Exhibition portrait poster of Lech Wałęsa, 1989 Solidarity movement leader by Federowicz, Warsaw, Poland, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-20-years-anniversary-exhibition-portrait-poster-of-lech-wasa-1989-24877410.html, Lech Walesa Polish Union Leader seen here giving a press conference at Heathrow Airport. https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-wax-statues-of-lech-walesa-the-former-president-of-the-republic-of-173032661.html, Sign for Office of Lech Walesa (Biuro Lecha Walesy) in Gdansk, Poland, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-sign-for-office-of-lech-walesa-biuro-lecha-walesy-in-gdansk-poland-25685662.html, Geisa, Germany. FORUM, https://www.alamy.com/lech-walesa-former-president-of-poland-creator-and-head-of-solidarity-1987-1988-photo-forum-image264644551.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-lech-walesa-visits-ireland-110701336.html, Lech Walesa, former president of Poland, creator and head of Solidarity, 1981. photo. Fearing involuntary exile, he declined to travel to Norway to accept the award. U.S. delegate William Porter angered the communist ...read more. photo. https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/walesa-elected-president-of-poland. On December 13, 1981, martial law was declared in Poland, Solidarity was outlawed, and Walesa and other labor leaders were arrested. Sign up now to learn about This Day in History straight from your inbox. Chris Niedenthal/FORUM, https://www.alamy.com/lech-walesa-former-president-of-poland-creator-and-head-of-solidarity-a-break-in-negotiations-bydgoszcz-crisis-031981-photo-chris-niedenthalforum-image264644680.html, Lech Walesa, former president of Poland, creator and head of Solidarity, after registering Solidarity in the crowd - Tadeusz Mazowiecki. Warsaw, 29.08.2000. photo. On 22 September 1980, Solidarity, the independent Polish trade union, was formally founded when 36 regional unions united under the name Solidarność. When protests broke out in the Gdansk shipyard over an increase in food prices in August 1980, Walesa climbed the shipyard fence and joined the thousands of workers inside. fot: Chris Niedenthal/FORUM, https://www.alamy.com/prl-warszawa-ursus-1981-lech-walesa-przemawia-na-wiecu-solidarnosci-fot-chris-niedenthalforum-image264644982.html, Otwock k/Warszawy Prezydent Lech Walesa wywiad dla 'Der Spiegel' lipiec 1994 fot: Krzysztof Wojcik/FORUM, https://www.alamy.com/otwock-kwarszawy-prezydent-lech-walesa-wywiad-dla-der-spiegel-lipiec-1994-fot-krzysztof-wojcikforum-image264644706.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-several-thousand-people-from-across-poland-came-to-the-city-of-gdansk-97153948.html, Lech Walesa, former president of Poland, creator and head of Solidarity. Sitemap. Warsaw, 09.1980. phot. Walesa continued as leader of the now-underground Solidarity movement, and he was subjected to continual monitoring and harassment by the Communist authorities. © 2021 A&E Television Networks, LLC. He became a ...read more, On December 9, The Examiner prints Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade,” which commemorates the courage of 600 British soldiers charging a heavily defended position during the Battle of Balaklava, in the Crimea, just six weeks earlier. 'We do not want to become a political party, but to exercise vigilance to defend the principles and values of democracy.' Chris Niedenthal/FORUM, https://www.alamy.com/announced-end-of-the-strike-in-lenin-shipyard-gdansk-lech-walesa-former-president-of-poland-creator-and-head-of-solidarity-gate-number-2-shipyard-gdansk-31081980-photo-chris-niedenthalforum-image264645042.html, Announced end of the strike in Lenin shipyard, Gdansk. English The Polish trade union, Solidarność, and its leader Lech Walesa, become household names across Europe and the world following the Gdansk shipyard strikes in the summer of 1980. Shipyard, Gdansk, 08.1980. photo. photo. He chairs the Committee for the Defense of Democracy (KOD), the main actor in the mobilization of Polish public opinion against the illiberal turn of the new government. gate number 2, Shipyard, Gdansk, 31.08.1980. photo. Warsaw, 09.01.1981. photo. In 1990, Poland’s first direct presidential election was held, and Walesa won by a landslide. Chris Niedenthal/FORUM, https://www.alamy.com/lech-walesa-former-president-of-poland-creator-and-head-of-solidarity-1982-warsaw-photo-chris-niedenthalforum-image264644734.html, PRL, Warszawa Ursus, 1981, Lech Walesa przemawia na wiecu Solidarnosci. Millions of Polish workers and farmers came together to form unions, and Solidarity was formed as a national federation of unions, with Walesa as its chairman. HISTORY reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it is complete and accurate. Former Polish President and trade union leader, Lech Walesa gives a speech after receiving the Point-Alpha-Prize in Geisa, Germany, 16 June 2013. with pope John Pauls II visiting Poland, Koszalin, North-western Poland 4th visit of John Paul II in Poland. Photo: MARTIN SCHUTT/dpa/Alamy Live News, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-geisa-germany-16th-june-2013-former-polish-president-and-trade-union-96065953.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-interview-and-portrait-of-mateusz-kijowski-13012017-poland-warsaw-131499377.html, Rally in Lenin Shipyard, Gdansk. Welch, Jr., establishes the John Birch Society, a right-wing organization dedicated to fighting what it perceives to be the extensive infiltration of communism into American society. The Polish President Aleksander Kwaśniewski and his wife Jolanta arriving at London's Heathrow Airport in 1996. https://www.alamy.com/the-polish-president-aleksander-kwaniewski-and-his-wife-jolanta-arriving-at-londons-heathrow-airport-in-1996-image365656482.html, Lech Walesa, creator and former leader of Solidarity and president of Poland, 18.05.2009 photo. Walesa then helped coordinate other strikes in Gdansk and demanded that the Polish government allow the free formation of trade unions and the right to strike. In 1988, deteriorating economic conditions led to a new wave of labor strikes across Poland, and the government was forced to negotiate with Walesa. Which Polish labor leader founded the union Solidarity and helped end communism in Poland? Chris Niedenthal/FORUM, https://www.alamy.com/lech-walesa-former-president-of-poland-creator-and-head-of-solidarity-strike-in-lenin-shipyard-gdansk-081980-photo-chris-niedenthalforum-image264649354.html, Lech Walesa, former president of Poland, creator and head of Solidarity, Jasna Gora Monastery, welcomed by supporters. In the early 1980s, it became the first independent labor union in a Soviet-bloc country. WARSAW - The Vatican has disciplined an elderly Polish cardinal who was accused of sexually abusing a minor, ... New Hampshire Union Leader 100 … Erazm Ciolek/FORUM, https://www.alamy.com/rally-in-lenin-shipyard-gdansk-lech-walesa-former-president-of-poland-creator-and-head-of-solidarity-1980-photo-erazm-ciolekforum-image264644565.html, Lech Walesa, former president of Poland, creator and head of Solidarity. The Point-Alpha-Prize is endowed with 25,000 euros and called after a former US army base at the inner-German border. Krzysztof Kuczyk/FORUM, https://www.alamy.com/lech-walesa-former-president-of-poland-30092007-phot-krzysztof-kuczykforum-image264648300.html, A poster issued by the union Solidarity in its display case at the Polish Gdansk shipyard, the birthplace of the famous Union, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-a-poster-issued-by-the-union-solidarity-in-its-display-case-at-the-14958827.html, Lech Walesa, former president of Poland, creator and head of solidarity. In November 1982, overwhelming public outcry forced Walesa’s release, but Solidarity remained illegal. Gdansk, 08.1980. photo. WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s conservative ruling party leader says the compromise struck at last week’s European Union summit that limits the use of financial sanctions is a “saber” protecting the country against any potential “attack” on the EU’s part. In April 1989, Solidarity was again legalized, and its members were allowed to enter a limited number of candidates in upcoming elections. Following centuries of colonial rule by countries including Portugal, Britain and Italy, Mogadishu became the ...read more, For the first time since the Paris peace talks began in May 1968, both sides refuse to set another meeting date for continuation of the negotiations. President Walesa successfully implemented free-market reforms, but unfortunately he was a far more effective labor leader than president. From the end of World War II the PPR ruled Poland, with the Soviet Union exercising moderate influence. Polish leader hails summit deal on use of EU sanctions. Polish Catholic leader to European Parliament: There can be no compromise on the right to life Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish bishops’ conference, pictured in … photo S. 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