Most Educated Countries

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Introduction

Education is no longer just kept for the wealthy and nobility as more people are literate than ever; however, education is still not universal. Countries that are still developing typically have less formal education than their developed counterparts, mostly due to the cost of instituting a country-wide education program. That is not to say that wealthy countries are always the most educated.

While every country has its own unique education system, they all share common features. The levels of education, though they may possess different names, follow the same course: primary education (the first six to eight years); secondary education; and post-secondary or tertiary education (such as college or university). Still, not every person in a country will follow the same path, some will leave the education system at different points to pursue a vocation, employment, military service, or something else.

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#CountryCompleted Tertiary Education
1South Korea69.29%
2Canada66.36%
3Japan64.81%
4Luxembourg63.12%
5Ireland62.88%
6Russia62.09%
7Lithuania57.48%
8United Kingdom57.47%
9Netherlands55.6%
10Norway55.03%
11Australia54.31%
12Switzerland52.27%
13United States of America51.17%
14Belgium50.87%
15France50.26%
16Sweden49.22%
17Denmark49.04%
18Spain48.73%
19Slovenia47.95%
20Portugal47.45%
21United Arab Emirates47.2%
22Israel46.01%
23Latvia45.5%
24New Zealand45.32%
25Greece44.18%
26Estonia43.18%
27Austria42.44%
28Iceland41.92%
29Poland40.64%
30Chile40.51%
31Finland40.06%
32Turkey39.83%
33Slovakia39.5%
34Germany35.88%
35People's Republic of China35.8%
36Czech Republic35.04%
37Kazakhstan34.1%
38Hungary32.91%
39Mongolia32.6%
40Colombia30.53%
41Costa Rica30.26%
42Cyprus29.8%
43Georgia28.4%
44Belarus28.3%
45Italy28.27%
46Mexico27.06%
47Bolivia26.8%
48Bulgaria26.1%
49Saudi Arabia26%
50Venezuela25.1%
51Philippines24.4%
52Armenia24.2%
53Bahrain23.3%
54Brazil23.03%
55Malta21.8%
56Andorra21%
57India20.5%
58Moldova20.1%
59Argentina19.03%
60Qatar19%
61Indonesia18.66%
62Iran18.2%
63Oman17.1%
64Uzbekistan16.4%
65Azerbaijan15.7%
66Thailand15.6%
67The Bahamas15.2%
68South Africa14.85%
69Bangladesh14.1%
70Albania12.9%
71Aruba12.8%
72Malaysia12.4%
73Uruguay11.8%
74Kuwait11.1%
75Bosnia and Herzegovina10.6%
76Vietnam10.2%
77Myanmar9.3%
78Nigeria9%
79El Salvador8.4%
80Belize7.9%
81Guinea6.2%
82Fiji5.2%
83Nepal4.6%
84Guatemala4.3%
85Rwanda4.1%
86South Sudan3.8%
87Zimbabwe3.3%
88Afghanistan3.1%
89Madagascar2.8%
90Senegal2.8%
91Mauritania2.5%
92Burkina Faso2.1%
93Mozambique1.8%
94Uganda1.7%
95Mali1.6%
96Niger1%
97Burundi0.9%

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3.1%

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Albania

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12.9%

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21%

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#56

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19.03%

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#59

Armenia

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24.2%

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#52

Aruba

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12.8%

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#71

Australia

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54.31%

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#11

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42.44%

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#27

Azerbaijan

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15.7%

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#65

Bahrain

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23.3%

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#53

Bangladesh

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14.1%

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#69

Belarus

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28.3%

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#44

Belgium

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50.87%

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#14

Belize

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7.9%

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#80

Bolivia

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26.8%

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#47

Bosnia and Herzegovina

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10.6%

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#75

Brazil

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23.03%

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#54

Bulgaria

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26.1%

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#48

Burkina Faso

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2.1%

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#92

Burundi

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0.9%

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#97

Canada

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66.36%

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#2

Chile

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40.51%

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#30

Colombia

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30.53%

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#40

Costa Rica

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30.26%

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#41

Cyprus

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29.8%

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#42

Czech Republic

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35.04%

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#36

Denmark

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49.04%

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#17

El Salvador

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8.4%

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#79

Estonia

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43.18%

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#26

Fiji

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5.2%

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#82

Finland

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40.06%

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#31

France

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50.26%

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#15

Georgia

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28.4%

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#43

Germany

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35.88%

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#34

Greece

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44.18%

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#25

Guatemala

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4.3%

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#84

Guinea

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6.2%

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#81

Hungary

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32.91%

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#38

Iceland

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41.92%

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#28

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20.5%

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#57

Indonesia

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18.66%

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#61

Iran

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18.2%

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#62

Ireland

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62.88%

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#5

Israel

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46.01%

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#22

Italy

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28.27%

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#45

Japan

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64.81%

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#3

Kazakhstan

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34.1%

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#37

Kuwait

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11.1%

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#74

Latvia

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45.5%

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#23

Lithuania

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57.48%

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Luxembourg

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63.12%

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Madagascar

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2.8%

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#89

Malaysia

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12.4%

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#72

Mali

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1.6%

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#95

Malta

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21.8%

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#55

Mauritania

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2.5%

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#91

Mexico

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27.06%

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#46

Moldova

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20.1%

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#58

Mongolia

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32.6%

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#39

Mozambique

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1.8%

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Myanmar

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9.3%

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#77

Nepal

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4.6%

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#83

Netherlands

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55.6%

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New Zealand

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45.32%

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#24

Niger

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1%

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#96

Nigeria

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9%

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#78

Norway

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55.03%

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Oman

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17.1%

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#63

People's Republic of China

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35.8%

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Philippines

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24.4%

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Poland

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40.64%

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Portugal

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47.45%

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Qatar

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19%

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#60

Russia

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62.09%

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Rwanda

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4.1%

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#85

Saudi Arabia

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26%

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#49

Senegal

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2.8%

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Slovakia

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39.5%

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Slovenia

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47.95%

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South Africa

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14.85%

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South Korea

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69.29%

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South Sudan

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3.8%

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#86

Spain

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48.73%

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Sweden

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49.22%

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Switzerland

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52.27%

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Thailand

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15.6%

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The Bahamas

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15.2%

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#67

Turkey

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39.83%

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#32

Uganda

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1.7%

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#94

United Arab Emirates

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47.2%

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#21

United Kingdom

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57.47%

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#8

United States of America

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51.17%

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Uruguay

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11.8%

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#73

Uzbekistan

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16.4%

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#64

Venezuela

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25.1%

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Vietnam

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10.2%

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#76

Zimbabwe

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3.3%

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#87