List of tallest people

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This is a list of the tallest people, living and dead, from 1835 to the present. See also List of humans with gigantism.


      Deceased       Living       Height disputed

NationalityMetricImperialNameNoteLifespan (Age at death time)
 United States2.72 m8 ft 11.1 inRobert WadlowTallest person in recorded history confirmed by Guinness World Records.[1]1918–1940 (22)
 United States2.68 m8 ft 9½inJohn RoganSecond tallest male in recorded history. Weighed only 175 lb (79 kg). Unable to stand due to ankylosis.1868–1905 (37)
 United States2.63 m8 ft 7½ inJohn F. Carroll2.44 m (8 ft 0 in) standing height, 2.64 m (8 ft 7¾ in) assuming normal spinal curvature1932–1969 (37)
 Ukraine2.57 m8 ft 5.5 inLeonid StadnykThe tallest living person, though not officially recognized by Guinness World Records because he refuses to be measured according to their standards.[2]1971–
 Finland2.51 m8 ft 3 inVäinö MyllyrinneRecognized as the tallest living person from 1940 to his death in 1963. Said to have been 2.51 m in his thirties.1909–1963 (54)
 Canada2.51 m8 ft 3 inEdouard BeaupréTallest strongman as well as tallest wrestler in history.1881-1904 (23)
 Turkey2.51 m8 ft 3 inSultan KösenThe tallest living person since September 17, 2009, as determined by Guinness World Records.[3]1982–
 India2.49 m8 ft 3 inVikas UppalWas not officially measured by Guinness1986–2007 (21)
 United States2.49 m8 ft 2 inDon KoehlerTallest in world for most of 1970s. Had twin sister who was 1.75 m (5 ft 9) tall1925–1981 (56)
 United States2.49 m8 ft 2 inBernard CoyneCoyne's World War I draft registration card, dated 29 August his height as 8 feet, although he had reached a height of 8 feet 2 inches (2.49 m) by the time of his death. Possibly reached up to 8 ft 4 in (2.54 m)1897–1921 (24)
 Ireland2.46 m8 ft 1 inPatrick Cotter O'BrienTallest person recorded at the time and the first in medical history to stand at a verified height of eight feet (2.44 m). Remains examined in 1972 and height verified.1760–1806 (46)
 Morocco2.46 m8 ft 1 inBrahim TakioullahPossesses the world's largest feet at 1 ft 3 in (38 cm).[4]1982-
 Iran2.46 m8 ft 1 inMorteza MehrzadTallest man in Iran.[5]1987-
 Germany2.46 m8 ft 1 inJulius KochProbably never the world's tallest person due to his life coinciding with that of John Rogan. Skeleton preserved in the Museum of Natural History in Mons, Belgium.1872–1902 (30)
 Mozambique2.46 m8 ft 1 inGabriel Estêvão MonjaneGuinness World Records listed him as tallest man from 1988 to 1990.1944–1990 (46)
 Libya2.45 m8 ft ½ inSuleiman Ali NashnushLibyan who may have been the tallest basketball player.[citation needed]1943–1991 (47)
 France2.45 m8 ft ½ inJean-Joseph BriceLe Géant des Vosges Ramonchamp - France—Height controversy[6]1835–?
 Germany2.44 m8 ft 0 inAnton de Franckenpoint
(Langer Anton)
Lived during Thirty Years' War; skeleton later measured at 8 ft 0 in (244 cm).[7][8]Unknown
 People's Republic of China2.42 m7 ft 11¼ inZhang JuncaiTallest living Chinese person.1966–
 Indonesia2.42 m7 ft 11¼ inSuparwonoTallest Indonesian. Officially measured (lying down and in the standing position) by the Indonesian Record Museum (MURI) in December 2009.[9]1985–2012 (27)
 Puerto Rico2.41 m7 ft 11 inFelipe BirrielTallest Puerto Rican recorded.1916–1994 (78)
 India2.41 m7 ft 10 inAsadulla KhanTallest man in India.[10]1988–
 Soviet Union2.41 m7 ft 10 inAlexander SizonenkoSoviet Union basketball player.[11]1959–2012 (63)
 Belarus2.39 m7 ft 10 inFeodor MachnowBilled as 9 ft 3 in his life.1878–1912 (34)
 Austria-Hungary2.38 m7 ft 10 inGrgo KusićTallest Croat recorded. Tallest citizen of Austria-Hungary of his time.[12]1892–1918 (26)
 Pakistan2.38 m7 ft 10 inNaseer SoomroTallest confirmed man living in Pakistan .[13][14]1975–
 Mongolia2.36 m7 ft 9 inÖndör GongorVery tall man in early-20th century Mongolia. Some other sources even give 2.45 m (8 feet)1880/85 – 1925/30
 United States2.36 m7 ft 9 inLouis MoilanenTallest person in Michigan history and one of the tallest men in the world during his lifetime. He may have been 8 ft 1 in tall.[15]1885–1913 (28)
 United Kingdom2.36 m7 ft 9 inAngus MacAskillTallest "true" giant (not due to a pathological condition). Tallest Scottish or British man recorded.1825–1863 (38)
 United Kingdom2.36 m7 ft 9 inFrederick KempsterTall Englishman, height disputed between 7 ft 8.5in and 8 ft 4.5in[16]1889–1918 (29)
 People's Republic of China2.36 m7 ft 9 inSun Ming-MingChinese basketball player. Formerly second tallest living person.1983–
 People's Republic of China2.36 m7 ft 9 inBao XishunConsidered the tallest living person by Guinness World Records until September 2009 when he was replaced by Sultan Kösen.[16]1951–
 Germany2.36 m7 ft 9 inWalter StraubTallest man in Germany while he was alive.[17]1925–1986 (61)
 Algeria2.36 m7 ft 9 inRachid BaraTallest man in Algeria while he was alive.[18]1974-2009 (35)
 Tunisia2.35 m7 ft 8½ inRadhouane CharbibListed by Guinness World Records as tallest man until January 15, 2005, before Bao Xishun and Sun Ming Ming.[19]1968–
 United States2.35 m7 ft 8 inBrenden AdamsTallest teenager in the world.1995–
 United States/ Ukraine2.35 m7 ft 8⅓ inIgor VovkovinskiyCurrently the tallest person living in the United States. Originally from Ukraine, moved to Rochester, Minnesota to be treated at the Mayo Clinic. Most recently has been acting in commercials and movies.[20] Became well known by wearing a t-shirt that read "Obama's Biggest Supporter.". Took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmo, Sweden, as one of the performers on the stage representing Ukraine.1982–
 North Korea2.35 m7 ft 8½ inRi Myung HunFormer basketball player with the North Korean national team.1967–
 India2.34 m7 ft 8 inPolipaka GattaiahTallest living Indian.[21]1975–
 United States2.34 m7 ft 8 inGeorge BellFormer Tallest living American.[21]1957–
 Fiji2.34 m7 ft 8 inKaliova SeleiwauTallest living Fijian.[21]1981–
 Austria2.34 m7 ft 8 inAdam RainerOnly person known to have been both a dwarf and giant. He was 1.18 m (3 ft 10 in) tall at age 21 and peaked at 2.34 m (7 ft 8 in) when he died, having doubled his height as an adult.1899–1950 (51)
 Pakistan2.34 m7 ft 8 inAlam ChannaPakistani, considered to be the tallest living man when he died in 1998.[22]1953–1998 (46)
 Iceland2.34 m7 ft 8 inJóhann K. PéturssonWas the tallest person in Iceland.1913–1984 (71)
 Somalia2.33 m7 ft 7.4 inHussain BisadSomalia, considered to be one of the tallest living men.1975–
 United Kingdom2.32 m7 ft 7½ inNeil FingletonTallest living person born in the UK.[23][24]1980–
 United Kingdom2.31 m7 ft 7 inPaul SturgessTied for the tallest player ever to play college basketball in the U.S.[25]1987-
 United States2.31 m7 ft 7 inKenny GeorgeTallest Division I basketball player.[26]1987–
 Brazil2.31 m7 ft 7 inJoélisson Fernandes da SilvaTallest living Brazilian.[21]1991–
 Argentina2.31 m7 ft 7 inJorge GonzálezTallest wrestler in WWE history.1966–2010 (44)
 Ireland2.31 m7 ft 7 inCharles ByrneSkeleton now resides in the Hunterian Museum.1761–1783 (22)
 United States2.31 m7 ft 7 inMax PalmerActor and pro wrestler. Listed by Guinness World Records at 7 ft 7 in, claimed 8 ft 1 in. Film Bio - Killer Apes, Invaders From Mars.[27]1927–1984 (57)
 Romania2.31 m7 ft 7 inGheorghe MureşanTied for tallest in NBA history.1971–
 Sudan2.31 m7 ft 7 inManute BolTied for tallest in NBA history.1962–2010 (48)
 Belgium2.30 m7 ft 6.75 inAlain DelaunoisTallest living Belgium.[21]1971–
 Azerbaijan2.30 m7 ft 7 inAleksandar RindinTallest man in Azerbaijan.[21]1985–
 Armenia2.30 m7 ft 7 inArshavir GrigoryanTallest man in Armenia.[21]1990–
 Montenegro2.30 m7 ft 6.5 inSlavko VranešTallest Montenegrin basketball player in the national basketball team, former player in the NBA1983–
 Vietnam2.29 m7 ft 6.25 inTrần Thành PhốWas the tallest man in Southeast Asia when he died in 2010[28]1947–2010. (63)
 United Kingdom2.29 m7 ft 6¼ inChristopher GreenerFormerly Britain's tallest man1943-
 Algeria2.29 m7 ft 6⅕ inSaad KaicheFormer basketball player of Club Baloncesto Breogán of Lugo.[29][30]1985–
 Senegal2.29 m7 ft 6.25 inMalik SidibeTallest basketball player in Senegal.[31]1985–
 Russia2.29 m7 ft 6 inSergey IlinTallest basketball player in Russia.[32]1988–
 People's Republic of China2.29 m7 ft 6 inYao MingWas the tallest player in the NBA during his playing years until his retirement in 2011.1980–
 United States /  Germany2.29 m7 ft 6 inShawn BradleyFormer player in the NBA, 1993–2005, tallest living German (holding dual citizenship).1972–
 Senegal2.29 m7 ft 6 inMoussa SeckTallest basketball player in Senegal.[33]1986–
 United States2.29 m7 ft 6 inMatthew McGroryWas the world's tallest actor when he died in 2005.[34]1973–2005
 Senegal2.29 m7 ft 6 inMamadou NdiayeWas the tallest in high school and college basketball while playing in the US.[35]199?-
 Colombia2.28 m7 ft 5⅔ inAsdrúbal Herrera MoraTallest living Colombian.[36]1986–
 Slovakia2.28 m7 ft 5⅔ inMartin MiklosikTallest basketball player in Slovak Republic.[37]1986–
 Japan2.28 m7 ft 5⅔ inYasutaka OkayamaOne of the tallest basketball player drafted in National Basketball Association.[38]1954–
 Peru2.28 m7 ft 5⅔ inMargarito MachacuayCurrently the tallest South American person and is the fifth tallest in the Americas.[39]1965–


NationalityMetricImperialNameNoteLifespan (age of death)
 People's Republic of China2.48 m8 ft 1 ¾ inZeng JinlianConfirmed by Guinness World Records as tallest female ever. Suffered from spine curvature and could not stand at full height. Tallest recorded Chinese person and world's tallest person shortly before her death.1964–1982 (18)
 United Kingdom2.41 m7 ft 11 inJane BunfordTallest recorded English person and possibly the world's tallest person at the time of her death. Given height is adjusted for spinal curvature; peak standing height was 7 ft 10 in (2.39 m).[40]1895–1922 (27)
 People's Republic of China2.34 m7 ft 8 inYao DefenListed as tallest living female by Guinness World Records, until her death on November 13, 20121972–2012 (40)
 United States2.33 m7 ft 7 ¼ inSandy AllenListed as tallest living female by Guinness World Records, until her death on August 13, 2008.[41]1955–2008 (53)

Disputed and unverified claims[edit]

FlagMetricImperialNameNoteLifespan (age at death)
 France3.50 m11 ft 6 inGiant of CastelnauHeight estimate based on bone fragments found at the Neolithic cemetery of Castelnau-le-Lez, excavated in 1890 by Georges Vacher de Lapouge and published in the journal La Nature, Vol. 18, 1890.[42]Unknown - Neolithic France
 England2.82 m9 ft 3 inJohn Middleton
The Childe of Hale
Written on his grave is Here lyeth the bodie of John Middleton, the Childe of Hale, nine feet three. Height not officially confirmed.1578–1623 (45)
 United States2.74 m8 ft 11.5 inJohn AasenAmerican silent film actor, height is not officially confirmed.1890–1938 (48)
 Egypt2.69 m8 ft 10 inSa’id Muhammad GhaziClaimed 8'10", but was later measured at 7'11" (242 cm).[43]1909–1941 (32)
 Ireland2.69 m8 ft 10 inPatrick MurphyClaimed 8'10", but was later measured at 7'3.4" (222 cm). Height is not officially confirmed.1834–1862 (28)
 Italy2.59 m8 ft 6 inMaximinus ThraxEmperor of Rome, first ever recorded person with gigantism.173–238
 Iran2.59 m8 ft 5.9 inSiah Khan Ibn Kashmir KhanWhen he was admitted to hospital in 1933 he turned out to be 'only' 7'2.6" (220 cm) tall .[5]1912-1938
 Thailand2.57 m8 ft 5.6 inPornchai SawsriClaimed to measure over 8 ft 5 inches in 2013. Not officially confirmed. [44]1990?-
 Ukraine2.57 m8 ft 5.5 inLeonid StadnykRefuses to undergo independent testing under Guinness World Records rules, so his claim is not recognized by Guinness World Records.1971-
 Pakistan2.54 m8 ft 4 inAjaz AhmedClaims actually to be 8 feet 4 inches, but this is unverified by Guinness World Records. He claims that he is still growing.1976-
 Netherlands2.54 m8 ft 4 inTrijntje KeeverTallest recorded woman. Not confirmed by Guinness World Records.[45][46]1616–1633 (17)
 United States2.54 m8 ft 4 inElla EwingClaims 8 feet 4 inches, however measured at 7 feet 4.5 inches. Her mother describes her full height at 8 feet 4 inches.1872–1913 (41)
 Bangladesh2.51 m8 ft 3 inParimal BarmanClaims of being 8 feet 3 inches, not confirmed.1962–1991 (29)
 United States2.48 m8 ft 2 inHenry HiteClaims of being 8 feet 2 inches, not confirmed.1915–1978 (63)
 India2.48 m8 ft 2 inJitendra SinghClaims of being 8 feet 2 inches, but was later measured at 7'7" (231 cm)[21]1971–
 Finland2.47 m8 ft 1.4 inDaniel CajanusHeight not officially confirmed.[47]1703–1749 (46)
 People's Republic of China2.46 m8 ft 1 inZhao LiangHeight not officially confirmed. A circus performer.1982-
 Finland2.46 m8 ft 1 inLouis Moilanen
Big Louie
Height not officially confirmed.[48]1886–1913 (27)
 People's Republic of China2.44 m8 ft 0 inZhan ShichaiHeight not officially confirmed.[49]1841-1893 (52)
 Algeria2.44 m8 ft 0 inMounir FourarHeight not officially confirmed.[50]1972–2012 (40)
 Indonesia2.42 m7 ft 11 inMusutamanHeight not officially confirmed.[51]1962-?
 Sweden2.42 m7 ft 11 inGustaf EdmanHeight not officially confirmed.[52]1882–1912 (30)
 Mongolia2.36 m7 ft 9 inÖndör Gongor
Tall Gongor
Was measured by Roy Chapman Andrews, but some other sources even give 2.45 m (8 feet)1879–1931 (52)
 United Kingdom2.36 m7 ft 9 inFrederick KempsterClaimed to be 8 ft 4.5 in. Height not officially confirmed.[53]1889-1918 (29)
 Israel2.3 m7 ft 6 inSaint ChristopherSaint venerated by the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churchd. c. 251

Tallest in varied fields or endeavors[edit]

Tallest in varied sports[edit]

Aaron Sandilands and Lance Whitnall in an Australian Football League stadium
Zdeno Chara, the tallest player in National Hockey League history.
Loek van Mil is the tallest player in professional baseball history
 Canada2.51 m (8 ft 3 in)Edouard BeaupréTallest strongman as well as tallest wrestler in history1881-1904
 Libya2.45 m (8 ft 0 in)Suleiman Ali NashnushTallest basketball player in history1943-1991
 Romania2.42 m (7.9 ft)Gogea MituTallest professional boxer in history.1914–1936
 People's Republic of China2.36 m (7 ft 9 in)Sun Ming MingTallest active professional basketball player.1983–
 Romania2.31 m (7 ft 7 in)Gheorghe MureşanRetired professional basketball player. Tied as tallest player in National Basketball Association (NBA) history.1971–
 Sudan2.31 m (7 ft 7 in)Manute BolProfessional basketball player. Tied as tallest player in National Basketball Association (NBA) history.1962–2010
 Tanzania2.21 m (7 ft 3 in)Hasheem ThabeetTallest active NBA player.1987–
 Brazil2.18 m (7 ft 2 in)Giant SilvaTallest Kickboxer, Mixed Martial Artist, tallest active wrestler.1963-
 Poland2.18 m (7 ft 2 in)Małgorzata "Margo" DydekTallest player in WNBA history.1974–2011
 Russia2.18 m (7 ft 2 in)[54]Dmitriy MuserskiyTallest volleyball player.1988–
 Pakistan2.16 m (7 ft 1 in)Mohammad IrfanTallest international cricketer[55]1982–
 Philippines2.16 m (7 ft 1 in)E.J. FeihlTallest Filipino basketball player who played in PBA.1970–
 Netherlands2.15 m (7 ft 1 in)Loek van MilTallest baseball player.1984–
 United Kingdom2.13 m (7 ft 0 in)Richard MetcalfeTallest Rugby union player in history.1973–
 Netherlands2.13 m (7 ft 0 in)Ted van der ParreTallest World's Strongest Man in history.1955–
 United States2.13 m (7 ft 0 in)Richard SlighTallest American Football player in NFL history.1944–2008
 Russia2.13 m (7 ft 0 in)Nikolai ValuevTallest world champion in Heavyweight Boxing.1973–
 Netherlands2.12 m (6 ft 11 in)Semmy SchiltTallest world champion in Kickboxing.1973–
 Netherlands2.12 m (6 ft 11 in)Stefan StruveTallest fighter in the UFC.1988–
 United States2.11 m (6 ft 11 in)Jon RauchTallest baseball player in Major League Baseball history.1978–
 Australia2.11 m (6 ft 11 in)Aaron SandilandsThe tallest player in the history of Australian Football League.1982–
 Australia2.11 m (6 ft 11 in)Peter StreetSame as Aaron Sandilands, the tallest player in the history of Australian Football League.1980–
 Croatia2.11 m (6 ft 11 in)Ivo KarlovićTallest Tennis player on the ATP Tour.1979–
 United Kingdom2.11 m (6 ft 11 in)Will Carrick-SmithTallest currently active professional Rugby Union player1992-
 Lithuania2.09 m (6 ft 10 in)Rolandas GimbutisTallest Olympic Swimmer1981–
 Belgium2.08 m (6 ft 10 in)Kristof Van HoutTallest Association Football player1987–
 Slovakia2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)Zdeno CháraTallest player in National Hockey League history.1977–
 Russia2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)Nelly AlishevaTallest female Volleyball Player.1983–
 United States2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)Jared GaitherTallest American Football player in the NFL1986-
 Bulgaria2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)Kotooshu KatsunoriCurrently tallest sumo wrestler.1983-
 Germany2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)Ingo SchultzTallest sprinter.1975–
 Bulgaria2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)Velichko CholakovTallest Olympic weightlifter.1982–
 United States2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)Phil BlackmarTallest golfer on the PGA Tour.1957–
 United Kingdom2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)Peter CrouchTallest football player to represent England.1981-
 United States1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)Buddy BakerTallest driver in NASCAR history.1941–
 Netherlands1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)Jens MourisTallest Professional Cyclist.1980-
 United States1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)Michael WaltripTallest driver currently racing in NASCAR.1963–
 Croatia1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)Blanka VlašićTallest high jumper.1983-
 United States1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)Steven NymanTallest World Cup Competitor in Alpine Skiing.1982-

Tallest actors[edit]

 United States7 ft 7 in (2.32m)Lock MartinTallest actor at 2.32m (7 ft 7 in) when he died.[56]1916–1959
 United States6 ft 8 1/2 in (2.04m)Brad GarrettTallest Emmy Award winning actor at 2.04m (6 ft 8 1/2 in).[57]1960–
 United States6 ft 7 in (2.01m)James CromwellTallest Academy Award nominated actor at 2.01m (6 ft 7 in).[57]1940–
 United States6 ft 5 in (1.95m)Tim RobbinsTallest Academy Award winning actor at 1.95m (6 ft 5 in).[57]1958–
 United States6 ft 2 in (1.88m)Tamara DobsonPossibly the tallest actress to play a leading role at 1.88m (6 ft 2 in).1944–2006

Tallest people presently living in varied nations[edit]

 Ukraine8 ft 5.5 in (2.57m)Leonid StadnykTallest living man in Ukraine1971 -
 Pakistan8 ft 4 in (2.54m)Ajaz AhmedTallest living in Pakistan at 2.54 m (8 ft 4 in). He claims that he is still growing.1975 –
 Turkey8 ft 3 in (2.51m)Sultan KösenTallest Turkish at 2.51m (8 ft 3 in).[3]1982 –
 Morocco8 ft 2 in (2.49m)Brahim TakioullahTallest Moroccan at 2.46m and second tallest person(8 ft 1 in)[4]1982 –
 Iran8 ft 1 in (2.46m)Morteza MehrzadTallest live in Iran at 2.46m (8 ft 1 in).1987 –
 Algeria8 ft 0 in (2.44m)Mounir FourarTallest live in Algeria at 2.44m (8 ft 0 in).1972 –
 People's Republic of China7 ft 11 in (2.42m)Zhang JuncaiTallest living Chinese at 2.42 m (7 ft 11 in).1983 –
 Tunisia7 ft 8.5 in (2.35m)Radhouane CharbibTallest Tunisian and the tallest living person in Africa[19]1968 –
 Somalia7 ft 8½ in (2.36m)Hussain BisadTallest Somalian at 2.36 m (7 ft 8.5 in).1975 –
 North Korea7 ft 8.5 in (2.35m)Ri Myung HunTallest North Korean at 2.35m (7 ft 8.5 in).1967 –
 United States7 ft 8⅓ in (2.35m)Igor VovkovinskiyTallest American at 2.35m (7 ft 8⅓ in).1982 –
 United Kingdom7 ft 7½ in (2.33m)Neil FingletonTallest person born in UK at 2.33m (7 ft 7½ in).[23][24]1980 –
 Romania7 ft 7 in (2.31m)Gheorghe MureşanTallest Romanian at 2.31 m (7 ft 7 in).1971 –
 Brazil7 ft 6 in (2.30m)Joelisson Fernandes da SilvaTallest Brazilian at 2.30 m (7 ft 6 in)[58]1991 –
 Montenegro7 ft 6 in (2.30 m)Slavko VranesTallest living person in Montenegro1983 –
 Japan7 ft 6 in (2.28m)Yasutaka OkayamaTallest Japanese to be drafted into the NBA at 2.28m (7 ft 6 in).1954 –
 Canada7 ft 6 in (2.28m)Jerry SokoloskiTallest Canadian at 2.28m (7 ft 6 in).1983 –
 New Zealand7 ft 4.5 in (2.25m)Ron BaxTallest New Zealander at 2.25m (7 ft 4.5 in).[59]1960 –
 Puerto Rico7 ft 3.5 in (2.22m)Peter John RamosTallest Puerto Rican at 2.22m (7 ft 3.5 in).1985 –
 Australia7 ft 3 in (2.21m)Sam HarrisTallest Australian at 2.21m (7 ft 3 in).1984 –
 Philippines7 ft 3 in (2.21m)Raul DilloSaid to be the tallest Filipino at 2.21m(7 ft 3 in).[56][60]1991 –
   Nepal7 ft 1 in (2.16m)Urmila Kumari ChaudhariPossibly the tallest Nepalese woman at 2.16m (7 ft 1 in).[61]1991 –

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