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Plotting the Great Escape at Atlanta's Breakout Games Plotting the Great Escape at Atlanta's Breakout Games

By S. Mathur

Escape rooms at Breakout Games offer adventure and mystery. Whether played with friends, family or colleagues, they promote teamwork and unexpected revelations.

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Tuoia is an Art Gallery that Stands for The Uniqueness of it All Tuoia is an Art Gallery that Stands for The Uniqueness of it All

By S. Mathur

In just two short years, the art gallery and gift shop had established itself as a gathering place in downtown Douglasville. With unique handcrafted gifts, original artwork and customized framing services, it lives up to its name.

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Buffie the Tax Heiress Brings Humor and Experience to Your Tax Preparation Buffie the Tax Heiress Brings Humor and Experience to Your Tax Preparation

By S. Mathur

The leading tax practice in Atlanta, GA is also the least typical. Combining a witty persona with extensive knowledge and experience, Buffie the Tax Heiress helps clients understand their taxes and finances.

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Fallen Arrows Clothing Company: Flexible by Design, Independent by Choice Fallen Arrows Clothing Company: Flexible by Design, Independent by Choice

By S. Mathur

T-shirts serve as a vehicle for art and creative expression. At Fallen Arrows, customers can create their own designs or choose from artwork by leading artists.

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Take a Tour Through Italy with Each Bite of Varuni Napoli's Pizza Take a Tour Through Italy with Each Bite of Varuni Napoli's Pizza

By S. Mathur

Authentic Neapolitan pizza in a modern setting - this unique concept sets Varuni Napoli apart from other pizza restaurants in the area. With quality, fresh and imported ingredients and authentic drinks, it has earned a spot on the list of top ten pizza places in Atlanta.

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Tabla Restaurant Adds Some Indian Spice to Atlanta's Everchanging Culinary Scene Tabla Restaurant Adds Some Indian Spice to Atlanta's Everchanging Culinary Scene

By S. Mathur

Filling in a culinary gap in Atlanta, GA, Tabla restaurant brings Indian food to the downtown area. With traditional curries and new menu items, it represents the second generation of Indian restaurants, confident enough to innovate for a wider appeal.

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Rancho Alegre Farm Helps Visitors Learn to Appreciate the Beauty of Nature Rancho Alegre Farm Helps Visitors Learn to Appreciate the Beauty of Nature

By S. Mathur

Hosting parties, weddings, sustainable living workshops and school trips, the farm educates people about nature and our connection to the earth. Visitors can meet the farm animals, take hayrides and learn about the vanishing art of old fashioned farming.

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7 Stages Brings Thought-Provoking Works to an Eager Atlanta Audience 7 Stages Brings Thought-Provoking Works to an Eager Atlanta Audience

By S. Mathur

With a mission to support new plays and playwrights, and to bring the best in the world of theater to Atlanta, 7 Stages has enthralled audiences for 38 years. An emphasis on youth education programs encourages creativity in the new generation.

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High Adventure by the Water with Lake Lanier Zip Line Tours High Adventure by the Water with Lake Lanier Zip Line Tours

By S. Mathur

Zip lining is a new adventure sport the whole family can enjoy. Flying above the trees attached only to a rope and harness gives you a unique perspective.

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Cooks & Soldiers Celebrates Basque Culture and Cuisine Cooks & Soldiers Celebrates Basque Culture and Cuisine

By S. Mathur

The popularity of the restaurant confirms the reputation of Atlanta diners as the leading food aficionados in the South. The menu includes Pintxos and Asador, and all dishes are served "for the table", to be shared by a group of friends.

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Infinity Yoga Offers Classes in a Variety of Styles For Any Skill Level Infinity Yoga Offers Classes in a Variety of Styles For Any Skill Level

By S. Mathur

With three studios in the metro Atlanta area, Infinity Yoga offers a safe and comfortable environment to practice yoga and mindfulness. Yoga works at the physical, mental and emotional levels to transform your life.

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Award Winning Photographers Team Up in Athens to Form Blume Photography Award Winning Photographers Team Up in Athens to Form Blume Photography

By S. Mathur

Based in Atlanta, Blume Photography has achieved worldwide fame for their wedding photography. A new studio space allows for more time to schedule family portraits as well.

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Cyc Fitness Rocks the New Cycling Trend with Full Body Workouts Cyc Fitness Rocks the New Cycling Trend with Full Body Workouts

By S. Mathur

With the newest location in Atlanta GA, Cyc Fitness extends the unique method of combining an intense cycling workout with weights and strength training. With an energetic music beat and bright lights, the party is on at Cyc.

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Find Your Enthusiasm and Motivation at Tadda's Fitness Find Your Enthusiasm and Motivation at Tadda's Fitness

By S. Mathur

The one-stop shop for fitness really does offer it all: classes in cardio kick boxing, yoga, Zumba, Spin, Step, and more, a six-week bootcamp that will get you back in shape, and a runners club. Add onsite childcare, healthy smoothies, and grocery shopping tips for healthy eating for all the support you need to get and stay healthy.

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CrossFit Kennesaw Allows Members to Work Alongside Excellent Coaches in an Encouraging Atmosphere CrossFit Kennesaw Allows Members to Work Alongside Excellent Coaches in an Encouraging Atmosphere

By S. Mathur

Quality coaching and personal instruction on mastering the movements make CrossFit Kennesaw unique among gyms in Atlanta. A strong sense of community and support helps members achieve their personal goals.

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The Big House Museum Preserves the Allman Brothers Band's Legacy The Big House Museum Preserves the Allman Brothers Band's Legacy

By S. Mathur

The Allman Brothers Band introduced a new style of music and it all began in Macon, GA. The Big House Museum preserves their history and legacy.

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Five Star Striders Offers Perks to Avid Runners Five Star Striders Offers Perks to Avid Runners

By S. Mathur

From kids' races to full marathons, Five Star provides all race management services. Runners can form groups and teams, and run to fundraise for their favorite causes.

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Discover the Great Locomotive Chase at the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History Discover the Great Locomotive Chase at the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History

By S. Mathur

The Museum is built around the 1862 event, but has grown to cover railroad history in the South before and after the Civil War. With a research center, interactive exhibits for kids and take-home crafts, it's a must-see for the railroad enthusiast.

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Bulloch Hall Holds a Special Place in Georgia and American History Bulloch Hall Holds a Special Place in Georgia and American History

By S. Mathur

The Bulloch family and their house are closely tied to the history of Georgia and the US. The graceful antebellum mansion preserves all facets of this story.

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Seeing the World Through a Camera Lens with ZoomWorks Photography Seeing the World Through a Camera Lens with ZoomWorks Photography

By S. Mathur

With professional photography services, classes for beginners, mentoring and community connections, the owners at Zoom Works share their love of the medium widely.

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Humane Society of Forsyth County Looks Out for Homeless Pets Humane Society of Forsyth County Looks Out for Homeless Pets

By S. Mathur

With the largest no-kill shelter in Forsyth county and a range of programs including adoptions, low-cost spay/neuter, therapy dogs and a thrift store, the Humane Society of Forsyth County looks out for homeless pets. It relies on donors and volunteers to keep its programs going.

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Horizon Christian Academy Provides an All-Encompassing Education for Your Child Horizon Christian Academy Provides an All-Encompassing Education for Your Child

By S. Mathur

Parents appreciate the family atmosphere and the low student-teacher ratio as well as the emphasis on learning from core Christian beliefs. The school prepare students for college and for life.

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Forsyth County Family Haven Advocates for Victims of Domestic Violence Forsyth County Family Haven Advocates for Victims of Domestic Violence

By S. Mathur

The nonprofit provides free services for victims of domestic violence and their dependent children, such as emergency shelter, counseling, legal advocacy and other kinds of support. Family Haven helps victims to get back on their feet with support from volunteers and the community.

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Georgia Residents Find Their Cycle Therapy at Rock City Cycles Georgia Residents Find Their Cycle Therapy at Rock City Cycles

By S. Mathur

The full service lifestyle shop offers the experience of Cycle Therapy. The methodology includes safety training, matching the right motorcycle to each rider, safety gear, community and social events.

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Grace Chapel Church of Christ Builds Faith in the Next Generation Grace Chapel Church of Christ Builds Faith in the Next Generation

By S. Mathur

With an emphasis on family and community, the church welcomes people from different backgrounds. Youth programs and local and worldwide ministries help to build and share faith.

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The Gate Museum Commemorates A Peaceful Accomplishment The Gate Museum Commemorates A Peaceful Accomplishment

By S. Mathur

Since 2008, the Millennium Gate and Museum in Atlanta, GA and its landscaped surroundings have provided a visual oasis in the heart of the city. The Museum exhibits follow the history of Georgia from the eighteenth century to the present.

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C Brown Photo Captures Real Moments With Your Friends and Family C Brown Photo Captures Real Moments With Your Friends and Family

By S. Mathur

C Brown Photo specializes in wedding photography that captures emotions and feelings. The photographer does not direct but follows the events of the day, creating a documentary record to be treasured.

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Conyers Offers an Affordable Yet Challenging Course with Honey Creek Golf & Country Club Conyers Offers an Affordable Yet Challenging Course with Honey Creek Golf & Country Club

By S. Mathur

The golf course is known as the best in Conyers,GA, and the Club offers tennis, swimming and dining facilities as well. The new owners are restoring the golf course to its old glory.

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Serenbe Playhouse Connects Art, Nature, and the Community Serenbe Playhouse Connects Art, Nature, and the Community

By S. Mathur

Located in the sustainable and progressive community of Serenbe in South Fulton, GA, the Playhouse has a mission to produce new works and classics connecting art, nature and community. Some of the worlds created by the theatre include the farm from Charlotte's Web, a workhouse for Of Mice and Men, and a pre-show fair for Carousel.

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Nacoochee Presbyterian Church: A Thriving Community of Faith Since 1870 Nacoochee Presbyterian Church: A Thriving Community of Faith Since 1870

By S. Mathur

This inclusive and welcoming church community has been part of life in the Nacoochee Valley in north Georgia since 1870. Members can participate in a number of activities including outreach, environmental and peace and justice issues, the Choir and Nacoochee Bells, the youth program and others.

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Kronberg Wall is Creating Walkable, Sustainable Communities in Atlanta Kronberg Wall is Creating Walkable, Sustainable Communities in Atlanta

By S. Mathur

By creating walkable neighborhoods where cars are optional, Kronberg Wall addresses one of the most important sources of CO2 emissions: the suburban commute. Walkable neighborhoods with access to public transportation and work and retail locations are also sustainable communities.

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Cumming Local Celebrates Life in Forsyth County Cumming Local Celebrates Life in Forsyth County

By S. Mathur

The website helps people to find out more about Forsyth County and to connect to local businesses. Guides to local events, activities, cultural centers and businesses have a kid-friendly focus.

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Active Minds and Child Initiated Activities at Akers Academy Active Minds and Child Initiated Activities at Akers Academy

By S. Mathur

Serving the communities of Cumming, GA since1996, Akers Academy offers early childhood education programs for young children from infants to kindergarten. The Active Minds programs builds on the skills and capabilities of each age group.

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Classic Arcade Games, Food and Drink at Joystick Gamebar Classic Arcade Games, Food and Drink at Joystick Gamebar

By S. Mathur

Located in the Edgewood neighborhood of Atlanta, GA, the simplest way to describe Joystick Gamebar is that it is a gamers' paradise. Add great food and thoughtful drinks, and you've got a winner.

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Unity North Builds Spiritual Bridges Unity North Builds Spiritual Bridges

By S. Mathur

The non-denominational church in Marietta, GA has some unique ministries and offers a community of openness and acceptance.

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Atlanta's Gunshow Brings A La Carte Dining to Hungry Diners Atlanta's Gunshow Brings A La Carte Dining to Hungry Diners

By S. Mathur

The Gunshow experience is based on a creative interaction between chefs and diners. The changing menu and delicious food keeps diners coming back.

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From High School Debates to Criminal Defense, Nick Lotito Has You Covered From High School Debates to Criminal Defense, Nick Lotito Has You Covered

By S. Mathur

Nick Lotito, attorney at law, specializes in criminal defense cases and brings his vast experience to bear in defending his clients. He values the opportunities his profession has given him to help people.

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GaRRS Helps the Visually Impaired Enjoy the Written Word GaRRS Helps the Visually Impaired Enjoy the Written Word

By S. Mathur

The Georgia Radio Reading Service, Inc. primarily benefits those with visual and other impairments. Its comprehensive programming covers diverse areas from self-help to current bestsellers.

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A Safe Path for Victims of Child Abuse A Safe Path for Victims of Child Abuse

By S. Mathur

For victims of child abuse, dealing with the impersonal and institutionalized judicial, medical and social work systems can add another layer of trauma. SafePath offers children a supportive environment to help them negotiate these processes and to recover their lives.

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Blue Sky Exhibits Combines New Technologies with Creativity Blue Sky Exhibits Combines New Technologies with Creativity

By S. Mathur

Based in Marietta, GA, Blue Sky Exhibits has been helping clients connect with their target audiences since 2003. Fusing technology with creativity, the exhibits create an emotional bond between the viewer and the product.

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Atlanta Humane Society Runs on Love, Hope and Courage Atlanta Humane Society Runs on Love, Hope and Courage

By S. Mathur

Helping thousands of animals in need each year, the Atlanta Humane Society runs a shelter, vet clinic, adoption services, spay/neuter and education and advocacy programs. Volunteers are always welcome, as are foster pet parents.

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Providing a LifeLine for Pets in Atlanta by Assessing Our Animal Welfare Needs Providing a LifeLine for Pets in Atlanta by Assessing Our Animal Welfare Needs

By S. Mathur

The LifeLine Animal Project is in sight of its goal to make Atlanta a no-kill community this year. With two shelters, low-cost spay/neuter programs and outreach, it is making the dream of a humane community a reality.

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The Georgia Trust Protects Places in Peril The Georgia Trust Protects Places in Peril

By S. Mathur

The Georgia Trust preserves and protects historic buildings and sites across the state. The annual Places in Peril list identifies sites in urgent need of preservation.

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Mentoring with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta is a Life-Changing Experience Mentoring with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta is a Life-Changing Experience

By S. Mathur

Serving the Atlanta, GA metro area for over fifty years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta matches volunteers to kids at risk. The highly successful program shows results through scholastic and other achievement, and in the close bonds developed between the Bigs and Littles.

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For Members, the First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta Feels Like Home For Members, the First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta Feels Like Home

By S. Mathur

Serving Atlanta, GA for more than a hundred and fifty years, the First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta has a vibrant, diverse congregation. With a special emphasis on service, music and the arts, there is a strong sense of community and continuity with past and future.

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Macon Proves Tent Rentals for Special Events Have Many Advantages Macon Proves Tent Rentals for Special Events Have Many Advantages

By S. Mathur

Macon Tent Rentals serves a large area primarily located in the middle of Georgia. Creative and efficient, they have acquired a reputation for reliability and a loyal clientele.

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Georgia Prader Willi Syndrome Association Helps Individuals with Rare Genetic Disorder Georgia Prader Willi Syndrome Association Helps Individuals with Rare Genetic Disorder

By S. Mathur

Prader-Willi syndrome is rare, life-threatening genetic disease with no known cure. The Association provides emotional support to families and caregivers, and attempts to improve the quality of life for individuals with the syndrome.

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A CrossFit Family at Atlanta's BTB Fitness A CrossFit Family at Atlanta's BTB Fitness

By S. Mathur

BTB Fitness in Atlanta GA specializes in CrossFit programs for people of all ages and levels of fitness. With committed coaches and a supportive community, the programs support members' health and fitness goals.

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Fine Food and Wines at Aria Fine Food and Wines at Aria

By S. Mathur

Named one of the essential restaurants in Atlanta by Eater magazine in Fall 2015, Aria restaurant offers an avant-garde take on American favorites. The creativity of the menu is a reflection of Chef Gerry Klaskala's own personality.

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Metro Atlanta Square Dancers Association Carries on a Historic Tradition Metro Atlanta Square Dancers Association Carries on a Historic Tradition

By S. Mathur

The Metro Atlanta Square Dancers Association (MASDA) in Marietta, GA represents area clubs and dancers.

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Hops and Cotton Tails at Red Hare Brewing Company Hops and Cotton Tails at Red Hare Brewing Company

By S. Mathur

If there was one thing that Marietta GA needed, it was its own local microbrewery. The Red Hare fills that gap with style and taste. Its logo, a red hare on a bar stool, is a familiar sight in murals around the city.

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Classical Ballet Dances on at the Georgia Ballet Classical Ballet Dances on at the Georgia Ballet

By S. Mathur

The Georgia Ballet is a performing company and a school for classical ballet. Innovative outreach programs connect the community to the great dance tradition.

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Meet You at Marietta Square Meet You at Marietta Square

By S. Mathur

Marietta is a Metro Atlanta suburb with a strong sense of history and community. The Marietta Visitors Bureau promotes tourism and events in and around the historic square.

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Finding the Finishing Touch for a New Home Finding the Finishing Touch for a New Home

By S. Mathur

Bowman & White Art Gallery and Framing offers advice on how to buy art you will love for a long time. Their unique "try it before you buy it" program makes for happy customers and happy homes.

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Introducing Marietta's Premier Wine Painter Introducing Marietta's Premier Wine Painter

By S. Mathur

Thomas Arvid's paintings capture the world in a glass of wine, with detailed images of wine glasses, bottles and corks telling stories of sharing and good times. His original and limited edition works are eagerly sought by collectors.

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Shelter from the Storm Shelter from the Storm

By S. Mathur

The Athens Area Humane Society is a no-kill shelter offering low cost medical services for pets, adoptions, and community education. The donor-funded nonprofit also has an innovative summer camp for kids.

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The Art Place Nourishes Individual Creativity The Art Place Nourishes Individual Creativity

By S. Mathur

The mission of The Art Place is to promote a lifelong commitment to the arts in each individual. By viewing art as a process and a practice, the wide range of programs challenge and nourish individual creativity.

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Everyday Heroes Make Dreams of Recovery Come True Everyday Heroes Make Dreams of Recovery Come True

By S. Mathur

Dreams of Recovery helps those suffering from paralysis due to spinal cord and/or brain injuries to obtain necessary therapy and therapeutic equipment not covered by insurance. With support from the local community, individuals and families are able to work on long term goals of recovery.

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The Sensations TheraFun Playground is a Safe and Exciting Environment The Sensations TheraFun Playground is a Safe and Exciting Environment

By S. Mathur

Sensations TheraFun is an inclusive playground which provides a safe and exciting environment for special needs children and their parents. The space for multisensory activity offers therapeutic play, sports leagues, creative activity, birthday parties and sleepovers.

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The Easy Roller Makes Heavenly Cake Pops The Easy Roller Makes Heavenly Cake Pops

By S. Mathur

The growing popularity of cake pops made it difficult for baker Jennifer Cucci of Heavenly Cake Pops to keep up with demand. She invented the Easy Roller to provide a handy kitchen tool for making cake pops on a commercial scale.

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