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    39 Things For Your Patio That'll Totally Make Your Neighbors Envious

    A durable umbrella, a cat tent, Edison bulb string lights, and other things you'll wish were already in your backyard.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. Connectable Edison bulb string lights that'll make the people next door wonder if a cute little cocktail bar has moved into the neighborhood.

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    Promising review: "I have ordered four boxes of these light sets now. I love love love these lights. I will attach a photo at a later date, but these lights are gorgeous. They arrived, I plugged them in while in the package to make sure they all worked. Then I unscrewed all the bulbs to make it easy to hang. I hung them up all around my balcony using a staple gun. When I finished I screwed the light bulbs all in :) I would highly recommend these lights. They are PINTEREST perfect!" —Cora

    Get it from Amazon for $16.98+ (available in three sizes and in three colors).

    2. A durable adjustable folding umbrella so you have somewhere cool to ~chill~ on hot days.

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    Snag a compatible weighted base so your umbrella doesn't blow away!

    Promising review: "I like this umbrella because it has sturdy spines and base instead of those thin wiry spines on some umbrellas. Much better to hold up to being upended in the wind. It also has the tilt feature, which is great to be included in this price point. The cloth covering is thick and will hold up to the elements. Also, the size is perfect." —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in seven colors).

    3. A citronella candle that mosquitoes hate almost as much as you hate them.

    Model lighting candle with match
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I am someone who mosquitoes love to devour. I set up the candles in the backyard for movie night with the family (projector on the outside wall). Didn't get bit once at night. I was bitten about seven times earlier that day using bug repellent spray alone. None of the kids were bit. Worked well." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.97+.

    4. A cool hammock chair you'll love hangin' around in.

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    This swinging hammock chair comes with two cushions and installation hardware.

    Promising review: "This has made me love my backyard again guys!!!! We hung this just over a week ago and the kids and I have been in it every night. It was easy to put up (well it was super easy because I didn't do any work!) Once in it, I feel snug, secure, and ready to relax. It's been perfect on these crisp but sunny mornings and afternoons. I love the color; it's very natural and gives a bohemian vibe, but I worried this would get dirty, being outside and all. So I bought some upholstery Scotchguard and sprayed it all over — and it actually worked wonders. My son dropped his PB&J on it and the mess wiped right up." —Jose Martinez

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99+ (available in four colors).

    5. Or a double cotton hammock with a steel stand and carrying case if a hanging hammock isn't an option.

    Reviewer sitting in hammock by pool
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    Plus, the stand is easy to assemble, disassemble and pack up in the included carrying case for storage or travel.

    Promising review: "Features to love: The cotton fabric is sturdy and breathable. I never feel stuck to it the way I do in a nylon hammock. The set up/take down is super easy and the frame is very sturdy — we have definitely put 300+ pounds in it. The ability to raise and lower the hammock with the multiple hook positions might be the best feature. I have bad knees and like to get into the hammock from a higher position... no problem. My kids like it lower so they can reach the ground to swing it... no problem. It works great as a traditional hammock to lay in. It works as a 'swing' to sit on. It has enough fabric that you can cover up if you're cold or want to block out light or bugs. We have accidentally left it out in the rain several times and it dries great, hasn't faded from the sun, hasn't had any mold, and hasn't developed any weird smell.

    Things not to love: Nothing! This is a great hammock. It may not be as portable as those little nylon hammocks but if this is for your yard and not for camping, this is hard to beat." —Mary

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99+ (available in four fabric types and 37 colors).

    6. An inflatable hot tub because it's hard to have the blues while you're sittin' in a jacuzzi!

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    It comes with a pump that handles all the inflating, heating, and filtration as well as the massage system — did I mention the massage system?? At just the push of a button, AirJets release soothing bubbles that'll make you feel like you're at your own personal spa in your own backyard!


    Promising review: "I was skeptical about buying an inflatable hot tub, but my sister has wanted one forever. After researching many varieties we ended up purchasing this. I am amazed at how well it works. I have had it for several months now and it is still working perfectly. The lining is thick and sturdy, and supports your back. It is easy to get in and out of. The cushioned bottom is more comfy than I expected. It holds heat well, we like it at 104 and it stays between 102 and 104 while in use in a 40 to 60 degree environment. The bubbles are plentiful and relaxing and strong. I thought set up was quite easy, filters are easy to change and water chemical balance is easy to maintain. Five out of five stars. Get it!" —Kristine

    Get it from Amazon for $459.99.

    7. A mesh raised dog bed so your pup has a soft, cool place to relax too.

    a review photo of a raised bed with a dog laying on top
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    Promising review: "My dog loves this! He is 11 years old and I hate for his older bones to lay on the bricks or concrete. He loves this bed and we can easily move it from the back to front yard." —Kristin M.

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in eight colors).

    8. Or a cat tent so your feline friends or other small animals can safely join you in the yard.

    A cat sits on a blanket in the cat tent
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    Promising review: "I read a LOT of reviews before I buy something. I want to be sure to put my money to good use. This was well worth every penny. Not only was it easy to set up but my cats LOVE it. I have two cats (one is twelve pounds and one is eight pounds). They both comfortably fit in here with a ton of room to walk around and play. I throw this thing up on my balcony for what we lovingly call 'tent time' and they come running to the door. They sit in here and watch the birds and never want to come out. It is very easy to get them in and out and so far, is completely durable. BUY THIS!" —Amber

    Get it from Amazon for $44.95.

    9. A tabletop barbecue if you don't have the space for a campfire or full-sized grill, but still wanna enjoy some meats and veggies over an open flame.

    People grilling meat and potatoes on the white barbecue
    Bespoke Post

    Get it from Bespoke Post for $249.

    10. A three-piece wicker chair and table set that'll provide comfy seating and a convenient place to put drinks and snacks while making your porch look much more stylish than it did before.

    a reviewer photo of two rattan arm chairs with a matching side table with a glass top
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    This set includes two armchairs with seat cushions and a side table with a tempered glass top.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this set 😍 I cannot believe the price of it. It shipped fast, and was fairly quick and easy to assemble. It’s a hit; I get so many compliments by anyone who rings the doorbell." —Mrs.Mathews

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99+ (available in four colors).

    11. A hummingbird feeder so you can invite quite possibly the cutest lil' birds in existence to join you in the yard.

    two photos of hummingbirds drinking from feeder
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    Promising review: "This feeder has it all: Easy to clean, large 32-oz. capacity, and it's inexpensive. I like the fact it is all red, no other colors to attract bees. All around, this feeder is a bargain and a pleasure to use." —Cynthia

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $15.89.

    12. Or a drip- and bee-proof stake hummingbird feeder for yards without hanging space. All you need is a flower pot to stick them into, some sugar water, and a comfy chair to do some birdwatching from!

    CopperHummingbird / Etsy

    CopperHummingbird is a small business run by Nancy Higgins. In 2006, she invented a bee-proof, drip-free hummingbird feeder for use in the hummingbird aviary at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, Arizona where she was a zookeeper for 22 years! After receiving so many non-zookeeper requests for her feeders she decided to open up a public-facing shop.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these hummingbird feeders. The cup is smaller — about two to three days worth of feedings. This is perfect to keep the food from going bad by being outside in the heat, which is necessary to keep hummingbirds safe. I have two of the hanging-style feeders I bought last year. They are still in perfect condition. My most recent purchase was the flower stake feeder and I am loving it also." —haleygymcoach

    Get it from CopperHummingbird on Etsy for $35.

    13. A set of speckled 10-inch hanging pots with drainage holes to add some fun greenery to your outside space.

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    Promising review: "I really love these hanging planters. Highly recommended. Lightweight, modern, and has drainage holes!" —thelma marie hart

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $19.99 (available in three colors).

    14. A powerful fan to ensure that you've got the ~coolest~ patio in town. It'll help make sweltering hot days a little more bearable *and* to discourage bugs from trying to fly through the breeze to turn you into their personal buffet.

    The fan hanging over a patio
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    Promising review: "One awesome fan for our outdoor patio. We were shocked at how much air this pushes. Mounted easily. Love that it can be outside in the weather. Helps majorly in keeping cool outside in NC heat!" —kat

    Get it from Amazon for $93.89+ (available in three sizes).

    15. A stylish outdoor rug to ensure that you have the classiest patio in the neighborhood!

    reviewer image of patio rug styled under outside dining table
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    Promising review: "A beautiful rug that polishes our cozy outdoor space. Great quality and very easy to clean, this is important especially with two big dogs." —Meghan

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in five sizes and four colors).

    16. Some reclining zero gravity lounge chairs with attachable cup holders to turn your yard into the ultimate relaxation station.

    Four of the chairs and one with the cup holder attached
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    Promising review: "I am super excited to share my feelings on these chairs! After doing a lot of research, I decided to go with these, and I am so glad I went with these! These are without exaggeration the best beach chairs I have ever lounged in. They come fully assembled, with the exception of the side drink rest, which is very easy to pop on. These fold up quite compactly and are very easy to transport. And these are so comfortable! When lounging in these chairs, I am incredibly relaxed. I look forward to lounging on the beach or in the backyard in these chairs. I have been a broken record telling everyone how wonderful these chairs are. You cannot go wrong if you go with these chairs!" —Bobby D

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $124.99+ (available in 11 colors).

    17. Or a tall table cooler combo in case you need both a high top *and* somewhere to keep your bevvies chilled.

    The hgih top table extending out of the cooler base, with food on the table and drinks and ice in the cooler base
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    Promising review: "I have received a lot of complements regarding this little cooler/table and for the price I'm very happy with the purchase. We were looking for a smaller table to compliment our larger patio set. After our last party I think I may have made a couple of sales for the Keter brand. The cooler kept drinks cold for quite a while especially considering we didn't put much ice in it. The standing feature is nice too. Just lock the table in the open position and you can use it for a tall drink stand which works well. If you're looking a little table for a patio set OR for a little patio cooler this product can take care of both needs." —Phenom13

    Get it from Amazon for $78.09 (available in two colors).

    18. A canopy in case you need more shade than a standard umbrella can provide.

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    You can purchase the hardware to attach this shade to your home here.

    Promising review: "Have had it up for over a month and it is holding up very well to sun, wind, rain, and storms. I take it down when I get enough forewarning of strong storms, but sometimes we've been out of town and it has held up quite well. We roll it up and to the side using the installation kit anchors when we get warning for strong winds. But, like I've said, we've come home after storms to small branches down in the yard, but the sail was good. It does a great job of blocking the sun and cools the house and patio quite nicely from the summer sun." —Ms. Shannon

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in 10 sizes and 10 colors).

    19. A set of outdoor pillow covers to add some extra comfort to your patio without having to worry about the weather.

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    Psst, these are pillow covers. You can grab some weather-proof pillow inserts for $21.99.

    Promising review: "Love these pillow covers! They look amazing on my patio set. They’ve been in place for about a month with no signs of fading or staining (despite being subjected to full Florida sun all day and being rained on multiple times)." —Helen Tindall

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.97+ (available in eight styles/colors).

    20. A durable and super warm outdoor blanket so you can stay cozy outside even on chillier nights.

    Rumpl

    Rumpl is a Portland, Oregon-based small business that was inspired by warm and snuggly sleeping bags, and how much better the material retains heat compared to traditional bedding. The idea of a "sleeping bag blanket" was born, and Rumpl with it. They use only 100% post-consumer recycled materials, and are now recycling over 5 million discarded plastic bottles through their supply chain every year. They also offset all their carbon emissions with carbon credits!

    Promising review: "I've used it in Wisconsin to continue having outdoor hangouts with my friends during coronatime. It's that extra cozy layer for patio dining and porch sitting. Packs down tight to keep in the car for impromptu outdoor happy hour!" —Julie K.

    Get it from Rumpl for $99 (available in additional colors) or Amazon for $99+ (available in seven colors).

    21. A three-seater glider porch swing with a large canopy that's bound to be your favorite seat.

    Reviewer photo of their glider in brown on a porch
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    Promising review: "This swing looks so beautiful on our front patio. It was so easy to assemble. Directions were clear and easy to follow. I love how the seat is longer so it’s comfortable to sit. The fabric is sturdy and nicely made. I am seriously thinking about purchasing one for the backyard to replace my other one. I definitely recommend this swing." —Tammy

    Get it from Amazon for $198.55 (available in five colors).

    22. A personalized sign to christen your patio with a fun name and even add a little message that your guests will love.

    A sign that says "WELCOME TO THE Walker's FIRE PIT, WHERE MARSHMALLOWS & FRIENDS GET ROASTED"
    Personalization Mall

    Get it from Personalization Mall for $27.99.

    23. An outdoor rocking chair that comes in a variety of cool colors that'll ~rock~ your socks off (if you aren't already barefoot, because duh, it's your patio and it's hot out!)

    Novogratz

    Get it from Novogratz for $199 (available in five colors).

    24. Some solar-powered hummingbird wind chimes that are beautiful during the day and STUNNING at night. They slowly change colors and can be hung both inside and outside to add a soothing vibe to your space.

    The hummingbird wind chimes against a dark night sky
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    Promising review: "I love this product I have it hanging on my porch and it is so beautiful during the day and even more beautiful at night when it lights up." —magpie

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99.

    25. An outdoor movie set that includes a 100-inch screen and a mini projector so you can bring movie night to the backyard all summer long! The projector works with a variety of streaming devices like laptops, smartphones, tablets, Fire TV Stick, and Roku so you can access all your fave shows with ease.

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    The home projector includes multiple ports (HDMI, USB, VGA, AV, TF, and Audio output) for widespread device compatibility. It also has built-in speakers, but can easily be hooked up to other external speakers or a soundbar.

    Promising review: "We got this for my boyfriend's birthday so we could watch movies on our patio and it did not disappoint. The sound is a little quiet but there are cords already included to connect a soundbar or speaker to increase the output. I was really surprised by how easy it was to set it up and got the perfect picture on my first try. I really like how we could just plug our Amazon Fire Stick into it and get going. The screen was super easy to put up and down and even included command-like strips for the perfect picture. We are really excited to continue using this!!" —Amy Donar

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99.

    26. A beyond adorable vintage camper birdhouse to make your yard feel like a quaint lil' campground for flying friends.

    Four different camper bird houses hanging outside
    1Man1Garage / Etsy

    No glue is necessary for assembly.

    1Man1Garage is a small business based in Nashville, Tennessee that offers a variety of cool artisan designs that are made with care.

    Promising review: "I love this so much! I just built it, so I'm not sure if I will get any inhabitants or not, but that's okay because it’s SO CUTE. Took a little brain power to put together cause the pieces aren’t labeled, but it’s (clearly) do-able and a fun little project regardless. The little details are so fun, and it is very well-made. Highly recommend!" —Lauren Woods

    Get it from 1Man1Garage on Etsy for $28.80+ (available in 10 colors).

    27. A cast-iron fire that'll make you feel like you're camping — but with access to your own private bathroom. Time to warm your toes and roast some marshmallows!

    Amazon

    Promising review: " This is a great value and it was very easy to assemble! We used it recently and found it to be a great addition to our backyard and it helped keep the mosquitoes away! As the weather has gotten colder at nights I’ve been impressed by how sturdy the fire pit is and by the wonderful heat that it provides us!" —Arthur Glauberman

    Get it from Amazon for $199.99.

    28. A modern boho-style three-piece bistro set with two chairs and a matching glass top table that's ideal for small spaces. Plus, it'll make any yard, porch, or patio look instantly more fashionable.

    reviewer image of the black set styled on a small patio
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    Promising review: "Exactly what I was looking for. Construction seems sturdy. Dimensions and style were perfect for the small patio space I was looking to get use out of, and the egg shape of the chairs is very comfortable. I paired them with a seagrass outdoor rug, faux fur chair pads, a beanbag style poof footstool and some boho throw pillows, and love how the space was instantly transformed. I highly recommend this set." —Baby blues

    Get it from Amazon for $219.99 (available in three colors).

    29. A weatherproof outdoor beanbag chair for anyone who would much prefer to just plop themselves down on one of these than sit in some stinkin' chair!

    FIBALA / Etsy

    Fibala is Poland-based Etsy shop that sells modern, minimalist items for your home, like trays, wooden boards, pots, bowls, hangers, and more.

    Don't forget to pick up some beanbag filling so you can use your chair as soon as it arrives!

    Promising review: "This beanbag lounger is beautiful!! I love the simple look, soft grey color, and the vegan leather handle is super cool! The shop owner, Alicja, was so nice and helpful when I asked about a leather alternative. The lounger is everything I hoped it would be! I absolutely love it! TY!" —Amoryn Smith

    Get it from Fibala on Etsy for $100+ (available in three sizes and two colors).

    30. An outdoor pizza oven so you can upgrade cookouts with family and friends by slinging some fresh pies.

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    Promising review: "AWESOME pizza oven. We really can't say enough great things about it. It does exactly as advertised, and the temperature of the stone matches fairly well with the gauge on top. The stone runs hottest in the middle, but not overly so. The oven takes longer to warm up in the cold weather (10-15 min), but it retains heat really well! We keep the pizza oven on a thick plastic table and the oven is very well insulated, the table doesn't get hot at all. We wouldn't change a thing! Makes amazing pizza and naan! " —tk

    Get it from Amazon for $399.99.

    31. A mini, tabletop fireplace (or candle holder) to keep your table looking classy while providing some extra warmth.

    tabletop fireplace lit on rocks and placed on table
    One Man Garage / Etsy

    1Man1Garage is a small business based in Nashville, Tennessee that offers a variety of cool artisan designs that are made with care.

    You can order this with or without the sand and rocks. The only thing that you will need to purchase separately is the 2.6 oz. gel fuel cans, which you can get from Amazon for $15.84.

    Get it from One Man Garage on Etsy for $29+.

    32. A hanging trellis so you can turn unused wall space into a new home for your plants.

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    Promising review: "These hold air plants very well and look so pretty displayed. I've got to purchase decorative moss to finish off the look. Good purchase, good value. Recommended." —Sundrip Journals

    Get it from Amazon for $22.85+ (available in nine sizes).

    33. A waterproof Bluetooth speaker because you definitely want to soundtrack your time outdoors with some stellar playlists.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I’ve had this speaker for two years and it still sounds and holds battery life like it did when I first purchased it. I’ve used it at the beach, in my shower, and even had a kid accidentally drop it in the pool, and it’s still in great shape. The sound is crystal clear and it’s surprisingly loud for how small the actual speaker is." —Alex Lipford

    Get it from Amazon for $52.70.

    34. An actually pleasant-looking outdoor garbage can since it's nice to keep things tidy, but no one wants an eyesore like a trash receptacle harshing their mellow.

    White garbage can outside next to garden
    The Home Depot

    Promising review: "These are so great for what we wanted! Fits 33 gallons really well and is very attractive on the deck for recycling. Bought three, very happy! And after lots of rain, they were dry inside." —TAnnie

    Get it from The Home Depot for $54.

    35. A pretty beveled glass wind chime that'll play a calming little jingly jangly tune with every breeze.

    glass wind chime hanging from a tree
    Almanor Art Glass

    Almanor Art Glass is a small business based in Chester, California crafting beautiful glass pieces.

    Promising review: "I love it. This is an amazingly beautiful wind chime. I owned wind chime similar to this, and when it broke, I hunted for one to replace it but it had been difficult because this is very unique. This one is even prettier with more detail." —Mary Jones

    Get it from Almanor Art Glass on Etsy for $47.95 (available in two sizes).

    36. A party-size standing cooler decked out with a bottle opener, towel rack, and detachable tub if you're planning on having a lot of company over.

    the standing cooler filled with drinks
    The Home Depot

    Promising review: "I wanted a large cooler for entertaining and this cooler works great. It looks great with its stainless steel easy to clean exterior and black lid. It sits nicely on the sturdy base with large easy to roll wheels which make it easy to move around and has a handy tray for supplies. Standing at 35 inches tall makes for a comfortable height to easily reach cold drinks. The cooler can also be lifted off of its base and used by itself, but me and my guests loved that you didn't have to bend over to rummage for a drink. There is a handy bottle cap opener and a place for cap collections. The handles are very sturdy and allow you to easily lift the cooler as needed. I filled with ice and drinks and on the next day there was still a significant amount of ice in the cooler. This item is great for entertaining because it is stylish, practical and looks great. Very happy." —Home Depot Reviewer

    Get it from The Home Depot for $214.36.

    37. An adorably tiny picnic table that's easy to attach onto your fence or a tree so you can watch your neighborhood squirrels enjoy the feast of their dreams.

    Michelle Braga, Amazon

    Promising review: "I recently gifted this to my brother-in-law who had already managed to gain the trust of his local squirrels (by leaving peanuts out for them in a bowl in front of his house). It's been DELIGHTFUL to receive photos from him of the bushy-tailed creatures snackin' away. This really is the gift that keeps on giving." —Heather Braga, BuzzFeed Staff

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95.

    38. A cute set of pots that can be hung from balcony railings or any other ledge so you always have some green friends to hang out with in the yard. You can even use them to make a cool plant wall!

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    The set comes with hangers!

    Promising review: "These are so cute!! I made a plant wall out of them and they look great. They are a bit smaller than I was expecting, but all of my flowers fit in them." —Betty Pace

    Get a set of eight from Amazon for $17.95 (available in black, white, and multicolor sets).

    39. And finally, a curtain of LED lights to ensure that all of your patio parties are truly ~lit~ this season.

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    Promising review: "Just got the lights last week. We put them up on our outdoor privacy screen. We opted to wrap the screen with the lights rather than just let them dangle down since the screen was shorter than the lights. Looks great during the day and gives a great ambience at night. We love the remote control!" —Donna

    Get them from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in two sizes).

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