Academic Publications


Mendlovic, S., Haklay, I., Eliot, R., & Lahad, M. (2023). The Impact of COVID 19 on Medical Staff Mental and Professional Wellbeing: A Longitudinal Study. Are Doctors Really Stronger than Nursing Staff? Preprints  2023061797. https://doi.org/10.20944/preprints202306.1797.v1

Egozi Farkash, H., Lahad, M., & Aharonson-Daniel, L. (2023). Do Attachment Orientations Relate to Coping with Crises? Lessons from a Cross-Sectional Study during the COVID-19 Pandemic. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health20(12), 6177. MDPI AG. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20126177

Egozi Farkash, H., Lahad, M., & Aharonson-Daniel, L. (2023). Do Attachment Orientations Relate to Coping with Crises? Lessons from a Cross-Sectional Study during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Int J Environ Res Public Health.20(12):6177. doi: 10.3390/ijerph20126177. PMID: 37372764; PMCID: PMC10298646.

Rubinstein, D., & Lahad, M. (2023). Fantastic reality: The role of imagination, playfulness, and creativity in healing trauma. Traumatology, 29(2), 102–111. https://doi.org/10.1037/trm0000376

Rubinstein, D., O’Rourke, N., & Lahad, M. (2023). Using imagination in response to stress and uncertainty in the time of COVID-19: Further validation of the Fantastic Reality Ability Measurement (FRAME) Scale. Frontiers in Psychology, 14. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1115233



Raz, S., & Lahad, M. (2022). Physiological indicators of emotional arousal related to ANS activity in response to associative cards for psychotherapeutic PTSD treatment. Front. Psychiatry 13:933692. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2022.933692

Goral, A., Feder-Bubis, P., Lahad, M., & Aharonson-Daniel, L. (2022). “In the Middle, between Anxiety Victims and PTSD, There Are People That Have Some Kind of a Disorder That Has No Name Yet” Insights about the Traumatic Stress Consequences of Exposure to Ongoing Threat. Trauma Care. 2(2):185-196. https://doi.org/10.3390/traumacare2020015

Farkash, H. E., Lahad, M., Hobfoll, S. E., Leykin, D., & Aharonson-Daniel, L. (2022). Conservation of Resources, Psychological Distress, and Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic. International Journal of Public Health, 67. https://doi.org/10.3389/ijph.2022.1604567

Lahad, M. (2022). Stories in crisis and traumatic situations. In Routledge International Handbook of Therapeutic Stories and Storytelling (pp. 275-286). Routledge.‏

Lahad, M., Doron, M., & Rubinstein, D. (2022). 23 Reactivating Playfulness Online for PTSD Treatment. Advances in Online Therapy: Emergence of a New Paradigm.‏ doi:10.4324/9781003205029-28



Goral, A., Feder-Bubis, P., Lahad, M., Galea, S., O’Rourke N., et al. (2021). Development and validation of the Continuous Traumatic Stress Response scale (CTSR) among adults exposed to ongoing security threats. PLOS ONE 16(5): e0251724. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0251724

Rubinstein D., Lahad M., Leykin D. & Aharonson-Daniel L. (2021) Development and Validation of Fantastic Reality Ability Measurement (FRAME) to Measure Use of Imagination in Response to Stress and Trauma. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 16:4, 412-427, DOI: 10.1080/15401383.2020.1789017


Ataria, Y., Lahad, M. & Horovitz, O. (2019). Whatever Works instead of All or Nothing Response. CONSTRUCTIVIST FOUNDATIONS14(2), 226-229.‏

Lahad, M. (2019). The Healing Power of Imagination: Playfulness in Impossible Situations. In: Ataria, Y., Kravitz, A., Pitcovski, E. (eds) Jean Améry. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-28095-6_10

Ataria, Y., Lahad, M. & Horovitz, O. (2019) Authors’ response: Whatever works instead of all or nothing. Constructivist Foundations 14(2): 226–229. https://constructivist.info/14/2/226

Ataria, Y., Lahad, M. & Horovitz, O. (2019) Applying the neurophenomenological approach to the study of trauma: Theory and practice. Constructivist Foundations 14(2): 197–214. https://constructivist.info/14/2/197

Kimhi, S., Eshel, Y., Lahad, M. et al. National Resilience: A New Self-Report Assessment Scale. Community Ment Health J 55, 721–731 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10597-018-0362-5



Leykin, D., Lahad, M., & Aharonson-Daniel, L. (2018). Gauging urban resilience from social media. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 31, 393–402. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2018.04.021

Rapaport, C., Hornik-Lurie, T., Cohen, O., Lahad, M., Leykin, D., & Aharonson-Daniel, L. (2018). The relationship between community type and community resilience. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 31, 470–477. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2018.05.020

Eshel, Y., Kimhi, S., Lahad, M., Leykin, D., & Goroshit, M. (2018). Risk Factors as Major Determinants of Resilience: A Replication Study. Community mental health journal, 1-11.

Lahad, M., Cohen, R., Fanaras, S., Leykin, D., & Apostolopoulou, P. (2018). Resiliency and Adjustment in Times of Crisis, the Case of the Greek Economic Crisis from a Psycho-social and Community Perspective. Social Indicators Research, 135(1), 333-356.


Cohen, O., Goldberg, A., Lahad, M., & Aharonson-Daniel, L. (2017). Building resilience: The relationship between information provided by municipal authorities during emergency situations and community resilience. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 121, 119-125.‏

Cohen, O., Leykin, D., Goldberg, A., Lahad, M., & Aharonson-Daniel, L. (2017). The Aging Population During Emergencies: A Vulnerable Population or a Community Resource?. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 32(S1), S183-S183.

Cohen, R., Leykin, D., Golan-Hadari, D., & Lahad, M. (2017). Exposure to traumatic events at work, posttraumatic symptoms and professional quality of life among midwives. Midwifery, 50, 1-8.

Eshel, Y., Kimhi, S., Lahad, M., & Leykin, D. (2017). Individual attributes as predictors of protective and risk components of resilience under continuing terror attacks: A longitudinal study. Personality and individual differences, 114, 160-166.

Farkash, H. E., Cohen, O., Lahad, M., & Aharonson-Daniel, L. L. (2017). Enhancing Community Resilience during Emergencies by Building Organizational Resilience in Routine Times. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 32(S1), S186-S187.

Goral, A., Lahad, M., & Aharonson-Daniel, L. (2017). Differences in posttraumatic stress characteristics by duration of exposure to trauma. Psychiatry research, 258, 101-107.

Kimhi, S., Eshel, Y., Leykin, D., & Lahad, M. (2017). Individual, Community, and National Resilience in Peace Time and in the Face of Terror: A Longitudinal Study. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 22(8), 698-713.

 Lahad, M. (2017). From victim to victor: The development of the BASIC PH model of coping and resiliency. Traumatology, 23(1), 27.


Cohen, O., Bolotin, A., Lahad, M., Goldberg, A., & Aharonson-Daniel, L. (2016). Increasing sensitivity of results by using quantile regression analysis for exploring community resilience. Ecological indicators, 66, 497-502.‏

Cohen, O., Geva, D., Lahad, M., Bolotin, A., Leykin, D., Goldberg, A., & Aharonson-Daniel, L. (2016). Community resilience throughout the lifespan–the potential contribution of healthy elders. PLoS one, 11(2), e0148125.

Eshel, Y., Kimhi, S., Lahad, M., & Leykin, D. (2016). Individual, community, and national resiliencies and age: are older people less resilient than younger individuals?. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 24(8), 644-647.

Leykin, D., Aharonson-Daniel, L., & Lahad, M. (2016). Leveraging social computing for personalized crisis communication using social media. PLoS currents, 8.

Leykin, D., Lahad, M., Cohen, R., Goldberg, A., & Aharonson-Daniel, L. (2016). The dynamics of community resilience between routine and emergency situations. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, (15), 125-131.

Simon, T., Goldberg, A., Leykin, D., & Adini, B. (2016). Kidnapping WhatsApp–Rumors during the search and rescue operation of three kidnapped youth. Computers in Human Behavior, 64, 183-190.


סולימן, נ’, לייקין, ד’, ברמן, א’, בונה, נ’ ו-להד, מ’ (2015). יתגבר כארי למלאכתו: חוסן נפשי והתמודדות עם גורמי דחק בקרב עובדי כליאה. צוהר לסוהר, 17, 32-52.

AHARONSON-DANIEL, L., LAHAD, M., LEYKIN, D., COHEN, O., & GOLDBERG, A. (2015). Community resilience assessment-Meeting the challenge-The development of the conjoint community resiliency assessment. Resiliency: Enhancing Coping with Crisis and Terrorism.

Ajdukovic, D., Kimhi, S., & Lahad, M. (Eds.). (2015). Resiliency: Enhancing Coping with Crisis and Terrorism (Vol. 119). IOS Press.

Cohen, R., Leykin, D., Aviv, Y., Kukis, A., & Lahad, M. (2015). Affective dimensions of COPE cards: Preliminary evidence of the affective ratings of valence, arousal and dominance of associative cards for psychotherapeutic purposes. The Arts in Psychotherapy. doi:10.1016/j.aip.2015.04.004

LAHAD, M. (2015). Stress and resilience in the midst of a security tension. Resiliency: Enhancing Coping with Crisis and Terrorism, 119, 128.

Lahad, M., & Leykin, D. (2015). The Integrative Model Of Resiliency: The” BASIC Ph” Model, Or What Do We Know About Survival?. Resiliency: Enhancing Coping with Crisis and Terrorism, 119, 71.

Raz, S., & Leykin, D. (2015). Psychological and cortisol reactivity to experimentally induced stress in adults with ADHD. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 60, 7-17.


דורון, מ’ (2014). חזרת המשפחות ליישובי הדרום.

קופר-קיסרי, ס. (2014). בובת התיאטרון ב”זום-אין” – מודל שלושת ממדי בובת התיאטרון: היבטים תרפויטיים. טיפול באמנויות: מחקר ויצירה במעשה הטיפולי,כרך 4, גליון 1.

Cohen A. & Lahad, M. (2014). Israel’s Community Stress Prevention Center (CSPC): Perspectives on international post-disaster response.  In M. Luber (Ed.), Implementing EMDR Early Mental Health Interventions for Man-made and Natural Disasters: Models, Scripted Protocols and Summary Sheets. New York: Springer Publishing Company

Lahad, M., Leykin, D., Rozenblat, O. & Fajerman, Z. (2014). Exploring the Efficacy of Anxiety and PTSD Therapeutic Techniques and Protocols in Practice During Ongoing Terrorism: Evidence From a Focus Group Research. International Journal of Social Work, 1(1), 46-69

Simon, T., Goldberg, A., Aharonson-Daniel, L., Leykin, D., & Adini, B. (2014). Twitter in the cross fire—the use of social media in the Westgate Mall terror attack in Kenya. PloS one, 9(8), e104136.


Berger, R., & Lahad, M. (2013). The healing forest in post-crisis work with children: A nature therapy and expressive arts program for groups.

Cohen, O., Leykin, D., Lahad, M., Goldberg, A., & Aharonson-Daniel, L. (2013). The conjoint community resiliency assessment measure as a baseline for profiling and predicting community resilience for emergencies. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 80(9), 1732-1741.

Lahad, M. (2013).Le modèle intégratif de la résilience, Basic-Ph ou Ce que l’on connait des processus de survie.

Lahad, M., Shacham, M. & Ayalon, O. (2013).Model of Coping and Resiliency: Theory, Research and Cross-cultural Application. Jessica Kingsly: New York.

Leykin, D., Lahad, M., & Bonneh, N. “Posttraumatic Symptoms and Posttraumatic Growth of Israeli Firefighters, at One Month following the Carmel Fire Disaster,” Psychiatry Journal, vol. 2013, Article ID 274121, 5 pages, 2013


זיגלמן, י’, שחם, מ’, להד, מ’, & שחם, י’. (2006). פיתוח חוסן קהילתי וארגוני באמצעות מודל החוסן הרבה מימדי. אוחזר ב- 04 12 2012, מתוך משאבים מיסודו של המרכז לשעת חירום.

להד, מ’. (אפריל, 2012). חוסן ארגוני בעתות משבר. כנס חוסן ארגוני – המרכז הבינתחומי הרצליה. 

להד, מ’, רוגל, ר’, לייקין, ד’ וכורזים, י’ (2012). דרכים לזיהוי קהילות בסיכון. משרד הרווחה.

רוגל, ר’ (2012) חוסן וקיימות.תחזית קיימוּת לישראל 2030 – מכון ירושלים לחקר ישראל

רוגל, ר’ (מרץ, 2012). שיקום קהילה לאחר אסון: לקחים מאירועי קיצון בארץ ובעולם. אוניברסיטת חיפה 

Admon, R., Leykin, D., Lubin, G., Engert, V., Andrews, J., Pruessner, J. & Hendler, T. (2012). Stress-induced reduction in hippocampal volume and connectivity with the ventromedial prefrontal cortex are related to maladaptive responses to stressful military service.

Lahad, M. (2012). Six Part Story Revisited. The” BASIC Ph” Model of Coping and Resiliency: Theory, Research and Cross-Cultural Application, 47.

Lahad, M., & Kaplansky, N. (2012). Parenthood in Six Channels. The” BASIC Ph” Model of Coping and Resiliency: Theory, Research and Cross-Cultural Application, 119.

Lahad, M., Rogel, R., & Crimando, S. (2012). The emergency behaviour officer (EBO): The use of accurate behavioral information in emergency preparedness and response in public and private sector settings. In International handbook of workplace trauma support

Leykin, D., Krkeljic, L., Rogel, R., Lev, Y., Niv, S., Spanglet, J., … & Tal-Margalit, M. (2012). The” BASIC Ph” model of coping and resiliency: Theory, research and cross-cultural application. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.


להד, מ’ (2011,נובמבר). וכשהחיים קשים מנשוא: על האופציה לצמוח מכאב במצבי אין מוצא באמצעות הדמיון. יום עיון בנושא “מהם החיים הראויים לחיותם?” צמיחה, התפתחות וחיפוש משמעות, אוניברסיטת חיפה

לייקין, ד’, להד, מ’ (2011). תגובות פוסט-טראומתיות והתמודדות בקרב תלמידות תיכון בעקבות הטבח בנהריים.

רוגל, ר’ (2011). בין חוסן לבטיחות. הועידה הארצית לממוני בטיחות 14-15 מרץ, 2011.

Acinas, P. & Cervera, M. (2011). SEE FAR CBT: Ver mas alla de la terapia cognitivo conductal. Psiquiatria, 4:13.

Lahad, M., Baruch, Y., Shacham, Y., Niv, S., Rogel, R., Nacasch, N., … & Leykin, D. (2011). Chapter Twelve Cultural Sensitivity in Psychosocial Interventions Following a Disaster1: A Tri-national Collaboration in Sri Lanka. Crisis as an Opportunity: Organizational and Community Responses to Disasters, 129.


Ariel, S., Cattanach, A., Bundy-Myrow, S., Jennings, S., Levin, S., Hudd, S., … & Russ, S. (2010). International Handbook of Play Therapy: Advances in Assessment, Theory, Research and Practice. Jason Aronson.v

Berger, R., & Lahad, M. (2010). A safe place: Ways in which nature, play and creativity can help children cope with stress and crisis–establishing the kindergarten as a safe haven where children can develop resiliency. Early Child Development and Care, 180(7), 889-900.

Lahad, M. & Crimando, S. (2010). Preparing for the Next Generation of Disasters. Journal of Jewish Communal Service, Volume 85, Nos. 2/3, Summer, 320-329

Lahad, M., & Doron, M. (2010). Protocol for Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: SEE FAR CBT Model: Beyond Cognitive Behavior Therapy (Vol. 70). Ios PressInc.‏

Lahad, M., Farhi, M., Leykin, D., & Kaplansky, N. (2010). Preliminary study of a new integrative approach in treating post-traumatic stress disorder: SEE FAR CBT. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 37(5), 391-399.

Lahad, M., & Leykin, D. (2010). Ongoing exposure versus intense periodic exposure to military conflict and terror attacks in Israel. Journal of traumatic stress, 23(6), 691-698.

Schuster, R., Rogel, R., Smolak, R., & Fraser, S. (2010). Measuring the Effectiveness of Mass Media Messages Created by Public Health Leaders.Prehospital and Disaster Medicine25(S1), S1-S1.


אונגר-ארנוב, י’ (2009). מציאות משותפת של מלחמה – חוויית העובדות בסוציאליות בקריה הרפואית רמב”ם במלחמת לבנון השנייה. עבודת גמר מחקרית המוגשת כמילוי חלק מהדרישות לקבלת התואר מוסמך האוניברסיטה, אוניברסיטת חיפה.

להד, מ., דורון, מ., איילון, ע., קפלנסקי, נ., לייקין, ד. (2009). דמיון כמרפא לטראומה נפשית: מודל SEE FAR CBT כניסיון למצוא הסבר חליפי לאפקטיביות של טיפול בפוסט-טראומה באמצעות קלפים טיפוליים במציאות הפנטסטית. פסיכו אקטואליה, 5, 12-20.

רוגל, ר’, אנקור, ח’ (2009). לחזור למעגל. משאבי אנוש ניהול הגיוס, 18. 

Cohen A. (2009)  Treatment of Dissociation with EMDR when War Interrupts the Process. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research Vol. 3 No.1, pp.50-56

Johnson, D. R., Lahad, M., & Gray, A. (2009). Creative therapies for adults. Effective treatments for PTSD: Practice guidelines from the International society for Traumatic Stress Studies, 479-490.

Rogel, R. (2009). Education System in Times of Long Lasting Uncertainty; The Role of a Director of a Municipal Education System I the Professional-Political Continuum during a Crises (Doctoral dissertation, University of Leicester).


Lahad, M. (2008). Post traumatic responses in disasters: A community perspective. Resilience: The phoenix of natural disasters, 33-45.

Lahad, M., & Ben-Nesher, U. (2008). Community coping: Resilience models for preparation, intervention and rehabilitation in manmade and natural disasters. Phoenix of Natural Disasters: Community Resilience, 195-208.


להד, מ’ (2007) אני, אתה והמלחמה הבאה. על הרגש, 9. 

להד, מ’ (2007). על החיים ועל המוות הטאבו האחרון. הכנס ה- 13 של תמיכה, האגודה הישראלית לטיפול תומך.

Lahad, M. & Cohen, A. (2007) (Eds.), Community stress prevention, volume 6 Kiryat Shmona, Israel: Community Stress Prevention Centre. 


זיגלמן, י’, שחם, מ’, להד, מ’, & שחם, י’. (2006). פיתוח חוסן קהילתי וארגוני באמצעות מודל החוסן הרבה מימדי. אוחזר ב- 04 12 2012, מתוך משאבים מיסודו של המרכז לשעת חירום.


Baum, N. & Ankor, H. (2005).Building Resilience in Preschool Children Preschool: Teachers’ Manual

Foa, E. B., Cahill, S. P., Boscarino, J. A., Hobfoll, S. E., Lahad, M., McNally, R. J., & Solomon, Z. (2005). Social, psychological, and psychiatric interventions following terrorist attacks: Recommendations for practice and research. Neuropsychopharmacology, 30(10), 1806.

Lahad, M. (2005). Terrorism: The community perspective. Journal of aggression, maltreatment & trauma, 10(3-4), 667-679.‏

Lahad, M. (2005). Transcending into Fantastic Reality: Story Making with. International Handbook of Play Therapy: Advances in Assessment, Theory, Research, and Practice, 133.

Rosenfeld, L. B., Caye, J. S., Ayalon, O., & Lahad, M. (2005). When their world falls apart. Helping Families and Children Manage the Effects of Disasters, DC: NASW Press., Washington.‏.


Cooper-Cesari, S. (2004). Zoom into Puppet – The three-dimensional model of the puppet: Therapeutic aspects. Academic Journal of Creative Art Therapies  , 4, 1. more info


Lahad, M. & Cohen, A.(2003), Community stress prevention, volume 5 Kiryat Shmona, Israel: Community Stress Prevention Centre.


ניב, ש’, להד, מ’, פרחי, מ’ (2001). התערבות מניעתית בעקבות אירועי אסון עוקבים. 

Danko–McGhee, K., Silver, R., Kramer, E., Gerity, L. A., Murphy, J., Hervey, L. W., … & Kramer, S. (2001). The Aesthetic Preferences of Young Children. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 28, 271-272.

Lahad, M. (2001). Creating a Safe Place: Helping children and families recover from child sexual abuse. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Rosenfeld L.B., Lahad, M. & Cohen A.  (2001) Disaster, Trauma and Resilience: A Community Perspective, chapter in The Context of Youth Violence. Eds. Richman & Fraser.


Cohen A. & Lahad, M. (2000) Treatment of Hospitalised Trauma Patient Using EMDR, Sichot 14:3 (The Israel Journal of Psychotherapy) June 2000

Lahad, M. (2000). Creative supervision: The use of expressive arts methods in supervision and self-supervision. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.‏ more info

Lahad, M. (2000). Darkness Over the Abyss Supervising Crisis Intervention Teams Following Disaster. Traumatology, 6(4), 273-293.


להד, מ. (1999). מודל החוסן הרב מימדי BASIC-Ph ושימושיו ברמת הפרט, הקבוצה והארגון. המרכז לפיתוח משאבי התמודדות, קריית שמונה.

Lahad, M. (1999). The use of drama therapy with crisis intervention groups, following mass evacuation1. The Arts in psychotherapy, 26(1), 27-33.


Ayalon, O., Lahad, M., & Cohen, A. (Eds.). (1998). Community stress prevention. Tel hai Academic College.


להד, מ. (1997). וחושך על פני תהום- מצוקת המטפל המתערב באסון בהיעדר טקסי חניכה ובידול. המרכז לפיתוח משאבי התמודדות, קריית שמונה.

Cohen, A., & Lahad, M. (Eds.). (1997). Community stress prevention. Community Stress Prevention Centre.

Lahad, M. (1997). BASIC Ph: The story of coping resources. Community stress prevention, 2.‏

Lahad, M. (1997). The story as a guide to metaphoric processes. Dramatherapy: Theory and Practice 3, 3, 31.

Lahad, M., & Ayalon, O. (1997). The Devastation of Children by War. Palestine Israel Journal of Politics, Economics and Culture, 34-42.

Lahad, M. & Cohen, A. (1997) (Eds.), Community stress prevention, volumes 1 and 2. Kiryat Shmona, Israel: Community Stress Prevention Centre.


Lahad, M. (1996). Masking the gas mask: Brief intervention using metaphor, imagery, movement and enactment. Dramatic Approaches to Brig ‘Therapy, 139-145.‏ more info

Lahad M. (1996, June). Children facing disaster. Paper presented at the meeting of the Second World Conference of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Jerusalem, Israel.

Lahad, M., Kosti, E., Ben-Yashir, S. & Cohen, A.  (1996) “How the Hostages Coped”  Australian Journal of Emergency Management.


Ayalon, O., Lahad, M., Pregrad, J., Starc, B., Žižak, A., & Ratković, K. (1995). Spasimo djecu: priručnik grupnih aktivnosti za pomoć djeci u stresu. Školska knjiga.


להד, מ. (1993). מודל החוסן הרב מימדי BASIC-Ph.  בתוך: ש. לוינסון, פסיכולוגיה בבית הספר ובקהילה. תל־אביב: הדר.


Lahad, M. (1992). Six-piece story-making. Jennings, Sue (Hg.), Dramatherapy. Theory and Practice. London.‏

Lahad, M. (1992). Storymaking in assessment method for coping with stress. Dramatherapy theory and practice II, 150-163.


Lahad, M., & Ayalon, O. (1991). Preserving children’s mental health under threat of war. Children and death, 65-76.


איילון, ע’ (1983). פנים מול פנים עם מחבלים.

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