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Venezuela's Guaido declares himself president

Juan Guaido, President of Venezuela's National Assembly, during a rally against President Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. Backed by hundreds of thousands of protesters and the support of the U.S., Guaido declared himself interim president, calling for free elections to end the rule of Maduro.   


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Juan Guaido, President of Venezuela's National Assembly, during a rally against President Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. Backed by hundreds of thousands of protesters and the support of the U.S., Guaido declared himself interim...more

Juan Guaido, President of Venezuela's National Assembly, during a rally against President Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. Backed by hundreds of thousands of protesters and the support of the U.S., Guaido declared himself interim president, calling for free elections to end the rule of Maduro. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Opposition supporters take part in a rally against President Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23.   REUTERS/Adriana Loureiro

Opposition supporters take part in a rally against President Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Adriana Loureiro

Opposition supporters take part in a rally against President Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Adriana Loureiro
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Opposition supporters react during a rally against President Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23.  
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Opposition supporters react during a rally against President Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Opposition supporters react during a rally against President Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Security forces run after a demonstrator during a protest of opposition supporters against Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Security forces run after a demonstrator during a protest of opposition supporters against Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Security forces run after a demonstrator during a protest of opposition supporters against Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Juan Guaido, President of Venezuela's National Assembly, waves a Venezuelan flag during a rally against President Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23.  
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Juan Guaido, President of Venezuela's National Assembly, waves a Venezuelan flag during a rally against President Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Juan Guaido, President of Venezuela's National Assembly, waves a Venezuelan flag during a rally against President Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Security forces look on while clashing with opposition supporters participating in a rally against Maduro's government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez in Tachira, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez

Security forces look on while clashing with opposition supporters participating in a rally against Maduro's government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez in Tachira, January 23....more

Security forces look on while clashing with opposition supporters participating in a rally against Maduro's government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez in Tachira, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez
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Juan Guaido, President of Venezuela's National Assembly is kissed by a supporter during a rally in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Juan Guaido, President of Venezuela's National Assembly is kissed by a supporter during a rally in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Juan Guaido, President of Venezuela's National Assembly is kissed by a supporter during a rally in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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An injured demonstrator is helped by others while clashing with security forces during a rally against Maduro's government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez in Tachira, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez

An injured demonstrator is helped by others while clashing with security forces during a rally against Maduro's government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez in Tachira, January 23....more

An injured demonstrator is helped by others while clashing with security forces during a rally against Maduro's government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez in Tachira, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez
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Opposition supporters carry letters to form the word "Democracy" while taking part in a rally against Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Adriana Loureiro

Opposition supporters carry letters to form the word "Democracy" while taking part in a rally against Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Adriana Loureiro

Opposition supporters carry letters to form the word "Democracy" while taking part in a rally against Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Adriana Loureiro
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Demonstrators stand on a truck during a protest of opposition supporters against Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Demonstrators stand on a truck during a protest of opposition supporters against Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Demonstrators stand on a truck during a protest of opposition supporters against Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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A demonstrator hits a truck with a bat during a protest of opposition supporters against Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A demonstrator hits a truck with a bat during a protest of opposition supporters against Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A demonstrator hits a truck with a bat during a protest of opposition supporters against Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Opposition supporters take part in a rally against Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Opposition supporters take part in a rally against Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Opposition supporters take part in a rally against Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro attends a rally in support of his government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez in Caracas, January 23. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro attends a rally in support of his government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez in Caracas, January 23. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro attends a rally in support of his government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez in Caracas, January 23. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro attends a rally in support of his government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez in Caracas, January 23. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro attends a rally in support of his government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez in Caracas, January 23. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro attends a rally in support of his government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez in Caracas, January 23. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS
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A demonstrator throws back a tear gas canister during a protest against Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero

A demonstrator throws back a tear gas canister during a protest against Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero

A demonstrator throws back a tear gas canister during a protest against Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero
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National Guard officers secure the area as a woman reacts to a tear gas during a protest of opposition supporters against Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

National Guard officers secure the area as a woman reacts to a tear gas during a protest of opposition supporters against Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

National Guard officers secure the area as a woman reacts to a tear gas during a protest of opposition supporters against Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Juan Guaido, President of Venezuela's National Assembly, reacts during a rally against President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Juan Guaido, President of Venezuela's National Assembly, reacts during a rally against President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Juan Guaido, President of Venezuela's National Assembly, reacts during a rally against President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Demonstrators block the street with razor wire during a protest against Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero

Demonstrators block the street with razor wire during a protest against Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero

Demonstrators block the street with razor wire during a protest against Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero
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Opposition supporters take part in a rally against President Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23.  
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Opposition supporters take part in a rally against President Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Adriana Loureiro

Opposition supporters take part in a rally against President Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Adriana Loureiro
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National guards detain a demonstrator during a protest of opposition supporters against Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

National guards detain a demonstrator during a protest of opposition supporters against Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

National guards detain a demonstrator during a protest of opposition supporters against Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Demonstrators clash with police during a protest against Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero

Demonstrators clash with police during a protest against Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero

Demonstrators clash with police during a protest against Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero
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Opposition supporters react during a rally against President Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23.    
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Opposition supporters react during a rally against President Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Opposition supporters react during a rally against President Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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A man on a scooter lifts his hand opposite a security forces officer during a protest of opposition supporters against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A man on a scooter lifts his hand opposite a security forces officer during a protest of opposition supporters against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A man on a scooter lifts his hand opposite a security forces officer during a protest of opposition supporters against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Opposition supporters react during a rally against President Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23.  
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Opposition supporters react during a rally against President Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Opposition supporters react during a rally against President Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Demonstrators clash with security forces during a protest of opposition supporters against Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Demonstrators clash with security forces during a protest of opposition supporters against Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Demonstrators clash with security forces during a protest of opposition supporters against Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Juan Guaido, President of Venezuela's National Assembly, during a rally against President Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23.   REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Juan Guaido, President of Venezuela's National Assembly, during a rally against President Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Juan Guaido, President of Venezuela's National Assembly, during a rally against President Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Juan Guaido, President of Venezuela's National Assembly, greets supporters during a rally against President Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23.    REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Juan Guaido, President of Venezuela's National Assembly, greets supporters during a rally against President Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Juan Guaido, President of Venezuela's National Assembly, greets supporters during a rally against President Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Opposition supporters take part in a rally against President Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23.    
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Opposition supporters take part in a rally against President Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Adriana Loureiro

Opposition supporters take part in a rally against President Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Adriana Loureiro
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A National Police officer fires rubber bullets during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero

A National Police officer fires rubber bullets during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero

A National Police officer fires rubber bullets during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero
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Opposition supporters take part in a rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez in Caracas, January 23.   REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Opposition supporters take part in a rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Opposition supporters take part in a rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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A National Police officer fires rubber bullets during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero

A National Police officer fires rubber bullets during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero

A National Police officer fires rubber bullets during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero
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Opposition supporters take part in a rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Opposition supporters take part in a rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Opposition supporters take part in a rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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A demonstrator throws back a tear gas canister during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23.    REUTERS/Manaure Quintero

A demonstrator throws back a tear gas canister during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero

A demonstrator throws back a tear gas canister during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero
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Opposition supporters take part in a rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Opposition supporters take part in a rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Opposition supporters take part in a rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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A demonstrator throws back a tear gas canister during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero

A demonstrator throws back a tear gas canister during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero

A demonstrator throws back a tear gas canister during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero
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Opposition supporters take part in a rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Opposition supporters take part in a rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Opposition supporters take part in a rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Demonstrators throw stones during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23.   REUTERS/Manaure Quintero

Demonstrators throw stones during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero

Demonstrators throw stones during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero
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Opposition supporters take part in a rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez in Caracas, January 23.   REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Opposition supporters take part in a rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Opposition supporters take part in a rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Opposition supporters react during a rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez, in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero

Opposition supporters react during a rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez, in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero

Opposition supporters react during a rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez, in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero
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Opposition supporters react to tear gas as they take part in a rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez, in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero

Opposition supporters react to tear gas as they take part in a rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez, in Caracas, January 23....more

Opposition supporters react to tear gas as they take part in a rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez, in Caracas, January 23. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero
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