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Design Classifications

World's Best Designers in All Design Industries, Ranked by Number of Design Awards Won by Each Designer, Worldwide.

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Rank Design Category Competitiveness Difficulty
1 Interior Design
Interior Space and Exhibition Design
3,186.75
Extremely Competitive
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Normal (Δ-0.05)
2 Furniture Design
Furniture Design
930.40
Significantly Competitive
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Normal (Δ-0.09)
3 Architecture Design
Architecture, Building and Structure Design
895.05
Significantly Competitive
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Somewhat Easier (Δ0.37)
4 Packaging Design
Packaging Design
831.65
Significantly Competitive
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.20)
5 Graphic Design
Graphics, Illustration and Visual Communication Design
691.79
Significantly Competitive
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.11)
6 Jewelry Design
Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design
362.52
Considerably Competitive
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Normal (Δ-0.02)
7 Lighting Design
Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design
342.34
Considerably Competitive
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Normal (Δ0.07)
8 Art Design
Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design
208.25
Moderately Competitive
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Normal (Δ-0.05)
9 Consumer Electronics Design
Digital and Electronic Devices Design
202.49
Moderately Competitive
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Somewhat Easier (Δ0.42)
10 Kitchenware Design
Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design
156.19
Moderately Competitive
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Normal (Δ-0.09)
11 Home Appliance Design
Home Appliances Design
153.31
Moderately Competitive
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Somewhat Easier (Δ0.37)
12 Vehicle Design
Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation Design
114.69
Moderately Competitive
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Somewhat Easier (Δ0.42)
13 Accessory Design
Fashion and Travel Accessories Design
98.55
Somewhat Competitive
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Normal (Δ-0.01)
14 Fashion Design
Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design
97.98
Somewhat Competitive
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Normal (Δ-0.01)
15 Sanitary Ware Design
Bathroom Furniture and Sanitary Ware Design
96.44
Somewhat Competitive
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Somewhat Easier (Δ0.31)
16 Landscape Planning Design
Landscape Planning and Garden Design
94.90
Somewhat Competitive
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Somewhat Easier (Δ0.30)
17 Toy Design
Toy, Games and Hobby Products Design
82.61
Somewhat Competitive
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Normal (Δ0.00)
18 Spatial Design
Spatial Design
78.77
Somewhat Competitive
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.16)
19 Photography Design
Photography and Photo Manipulation Design
78.00
Somewhat Competitive
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.25)
20 Building Components Design
Building Materials and Construction Components Design
74.54
Somewhat Competitive
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.15)
21 Print Design
Print and Published Media Design
74.35
Somewhat Competitive
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Normal (Δ0.05)
22 Web Design
Website and Web Design
73.58
Somewhat Competitive
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.17)
23 Sustainable Product Design
Sustainable Products, Projects and Green Design
71.66
Somewhat Competitive
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Normal (Δ-0.05)
24 Advertising Design
Advertising, Marketing and Communication Design
71.47
Somewhat Competitive
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Somewhat Easier (Δ0.35)
25 Baby Products Design
Baby, Kids' and Children's Products Design
71.27
Somewhat Competitive
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Normal (Δ0.06)
26 Medical Product Design
Medical Devices and Medical Equipment Design
69.74
Somewhat Competitive
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Normal (Δ0.05)
27 Mobile Design
Mobile Technologies, Applications and Software Design
69.35
Somewhat Competitive
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.16)
28 Street Furniture Design
Street Furniture Design
68.78
Somewhat Competitive
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.21)
29 Gift Design
Art Materials, Stationery Supplies and Gift Items Design
67.43
Somewhat Competitive
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Normal (Δ-0.07)
30 Hospitality Design
Hospitality, Recreation, Travel and Tourism Design
66.28
Somewhat Competitive
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Somewhat Easier (Δ0.38)
31 Interface Design
Interface and Interaction Design
63.40
Somewhat Competitive
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Normal (Δ0.10)
32 Social Design
Social Design
56.87
Somewhat Competitive
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Somewhat Harder (Δ-0.26)
33 Event Design
Event and Happening Design
55.52
Somewhat Competitive
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.25)
34 Movie Design
Movie, Video and Animation Design
53.98
Somewhat Competitive
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.24)
35 Graphics Design
Graphics Design
49.18
Slightly Competitive
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Somewhat Harder (Δ-0.33)
36 Sports Equipment Design
Sports, Entertainment and Recreation Equipment Design
43.61
Slightly Competitive
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.19)
37 3D Printing Design
3D Printed Forms and Products Design
42.26
Slightly Competitive
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Somewhat Easier (Δ0.26)
38 Industrial Design
Industrial Design
40.73
Slightly Competitive
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Somewhat Harder (Δ-0.42)
39 Yacht Design
Yacht and Marine Vessels Design
39.58
Slightly Competitive
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Normal (Δ-0.03)
40 Textile Design
Textile, Fabric, Textures, Patterns and Cloth Design
37.46
Slightly Competitive
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Normal (Δ0.01)
41 Care Design
Differently Abled and Seniors' Assistance Design
36.69
Slightly Competitive
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Somewhat Harder (Δ-0.47)
42 Culinary Art Design
Food, Beverage and Culinary Arts Design
34.58
Slightly Competitive
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Moderately Easier (Δ0.98)
43 Security Products Design
Security, Safety and Surveillance Products Design
33.81
Slightly Competitive
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.11)
44 Pet Supply Design
Pet Supplies and Products for Animals Design
33.43
Slightly Competitive
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Normal (Δ0.07)
45 Luxury Design
Luxury Design
32.66
Slightly Competitive
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Somewhat Easier (Δ0.29)
46 Cosmetic Product Design
Beauty, Personal Care and Cosmetic Products Design
31.89
Slightly Competitive
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Normal (Δ-0.09)
47 Engineering Design
Engineering and Technical Design
31.51
Slightly Competitive
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Somewhat Easier (Δ0.40)
48 Cultural Heritage Design
Cultural Heritage and Culture Industry Design
31.31
Slightly Competitive
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.21)
49 Footwear Design
Footwear, Shoes and Boots Design
28.43
Slightly Competitive
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Somewhat Easier (Δ0.38)
50 Urban Planning Design
Urban Planning and Urban Design
27.09
Slightly Competitive
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.12)
51 Idea Design
Idea Design
26.32
Slightly Competitive
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Somewhat Harder (Δ-0.43)
52 Futuristic Design
Futuristic Design
25.17
Slightly Competitive
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.13)
53 Limited Edition Design
Limited Edition and Custom Design
23.05
Normal
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Normal (Δ-0.08)
54 Computer Graphics Design
Computer Graphics and 3D Model Design
22.67
Normal
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Moderately Easier (Δ0.52)
55 Education Design
Education, Teaching Aid and Training Content Design
22.09
Normal
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Somewhat Harder (Δ-0.38)
56 Real Estate Design
Construction and Real Estate Projects Design
21.90
Normal
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.15)
57 Protective Equipment Design
Safety Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment Design
21.71
Normal
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.18)
58 Robotics Design
Robotics, Automaton and Automation Design
20.56
Normal
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Somewhat Easier (Δ0.28)
59 Hardware Design
Hardware, Power and Hand Tools Design
17.29
Normal
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Normal (Δ-0.08)
60 Performing Art Design
Performing Arts, Style and Scenery Design
16.91
Normal
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.11)
61 Generative Design
Generative, Algorithmic and Parametric Design
16.71
Normal
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Somewhat Easier (Δ0.37)
62 Energy Design
Energy Products, Projects and Devices Design
16.14
Normal
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Normal (Δ-0.05)
63 Furniture Accessory Design
Furniture Accessories, Hardware and Materials Design
15.75
Normal
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.13)
64 Machinery Design
Prosumer Products, Tools, and Machinery Design
15.37
Normal
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.23)
65 Service Design
Meta, Strategic and Service Design
14.60
Less Competitive
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Normal (Δ0.04)
66 Wearable Technology Design
Wearable Technologies Design
14.22
Less Competitive
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Normal (Δ-0.05)
67 Musical Instrument Design
Musical Instruments Design
14.22
Less Competitive
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.11)
68 Audio Products Design
Audio and Sound Equipment Design
13.64
Less Competitive
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Normal (Δ-0.03)
69 Design Quality Design
Design Quality and Innovation
11.14
Less Competitive
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Moderately Easier (Δ0.73)
70 Office Furniture Design
Office Furniture Design
9.99
Moderately Less Competitive
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Normal (Δ0.06)
71 Adult Product Design
Adult Toys and Products Design
9.22
Moderately Less Competitive
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Moderately Easier (Δ0.95)
72 Volunteerism Design
Public Awareness, Volunteerism, and Society Design
9.03
Moderately Less Competitive
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Somewhat Harder (Δ-0.47)
73 Accolade Design
Awards, Prize and Competitions Design
8.45
Moderately Less Competitive
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Moderately Easier (Δ0.59)
74 Agriculture Design
Agricultural Tools, Equipment and Machinery Design
7.68
Moderately Less Competitive
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.23)
75 Cybernetics Design
Cybernetics, Prosthesis and Implant Design
7.49
Moderately Less Competitive
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Somewhat Easier (Δ0.49)
76 HVAC Design
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Products Design
7.30
Moderately Less Competitive
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Somewhat Harder (Δ-0.49)
77 Scientific Instrument Design
Scientific Instruments and Research Equipment Design
6.92
Moderately Less Competitive
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Considerably Easier (Δ1.09)
78 Information Technologies Design
Information Technologies Design
6.72
Moderately Less Competitive
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Normal (Δ0.09)
79 Outdoor Furniture Design
Garden and Outdoor Furniture Design
6.34
Moderately Less Competitive
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Somewhat Harder (Δ-0.41)
80 Media Design
Digital and Broadcasting Media Design
6.15
Moderately Less Competitive
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Moderately Easier (Δ0.59)
81 Disposable Product Design
Disposable and Single-Use Product Design
6.15
Moderately Less Competitive
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.15)
82 Camping Gear Design
Outdoor Gear and Camping Equipment Design
5.76
Moderately Less Competitive
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Somewhat Easier (Δ0.34)
83 Interaction Design
Interaction Design
5.76
Moderately Less Competitive
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Normal (Δ-0.08)
84 Manufacturing Design
Manufacturing and Processing Machinery Design
5.57
Moderately Less Competitive
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.19)
85 Aircraft Design
Aerospace and Aircraft Design
4.99
Significantly Less Competitive
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.16)
86 Car Design
Car and Land Based Motor Vehicles Design
4.80
Significantly Less Competitive
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.16)
87 Music Design
Music, Audio and Sound Design
4.42
Significantly Less Competitive
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.12)
88 Heavy Machinery Design
Heavy Machinery Design
3.84
Significantly Less Competitive
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Normal (Δ-0.08)
89 Vehicle Accessory Design
Vehicle Parts, Auto Accessories and Care Products Design
3.84
Significantly Less Competitive
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Normal (Δ-0.08)
90 Photography Equipment Design
Camera and Photography Equipment Design
3.65
Significantly Less Competitive
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.24)
91 Recycle Design
Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose, Restore, Repair and Upcycle Design
3.65
Significantly Less Competitive
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Somewhat Easier (Δ0.39)
92 Infrastructure Design
Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure Design
3.46
Significantly Less Competitive
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.19)
93 Trade Design
Wholesale, Retail Trade, Commerce and E-Commerce Design
3.46
Significantly Less Competitive
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Somewhat Harder (Δ-0.41)
94 Kitchen Furniture Design
Kitchen Furniture, Equipment and Fixtures Design
3.07
Significantly Less Competitive
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Moderately Harder (Δ-0.74)
95 Computer Design
Computers and Peripheral Devices Design
3.07
Significantly Less Competitive
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.21)
96 Hospitality Products Design
Hospitality, Restaurant and Catering Products Design
2.50
Significantly Less Competitive
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.16)
97 Office Appliance Design
Office and Business Appliances Design
2.50
Significantly Less Competitive
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.16)
98 Excellence Design
Excellence in Design
2.11
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚
Somewhat Easier (Δ0.26)
99 Video Products Design
Video and Broadcasting Equipment Design
1.54
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚
Moderately Harder (Δ-0.74)
100 Strategic Design
Strategic Design
1.15
Significantly Less Competitive
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Somewhat Harder (Δ-0.41)
101 Unexpected Design
Unexpected Design
0.96
Significantly Less Competitive
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Moderately Harder (Δ-0.91)
102 Design Research Design
Advanced Design and Design Research
0.96
Significantly Less Competitive
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Considerably Easier (Δ1.59)
103 Young Design
Young Design
0.77
Significantly Less Competitive
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Considerably Harder (Δ-1.41)
104 Industrial Equipment Design
Industrial Equipment and Heavy-duty Appliances Design
0.58
Significantly Less Competitive
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Somewhat Harder (Δ-0.41)
105 Universal Design
Ease of Use and Universal Design
0.38
Significantly Less Competitive
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Considerably Harder (Δ-1.41)
106 Public Utility Design
Public Utility Products and Services Design
0.38
Significantly Less Competitive
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Considerably Harder (Δ-1.41)
107 Media Design
Entertainment, Content Creation and Streaming Media Design
0.38
Significantly Less Competitive
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Considerably Harder (Δ-1.41)
108 Legwear Design
Legwear, Pantyhose and Hosiery Design
0.38
Significantly Less Competitive
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Considerably Harder (Δ-1.41)

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