Hands Held High Unofficial video

October 9, 2008

A shout out to MARTINAC who posted the following, and a huge shout out to ShireRock who made this video from existing footage. As far as I’m concerned, this might as well be the official video for the song; I think it’s great.

Well I’d love too help where I can but yes I think you your crew would have a better heads up…..now I have to ask ARE YOU GOIN TO RELEASE HANDS HELD HIGH AS A SINGLE. Heres a link I don’t know if I’m allowed to do this but I swear to you I don’t know this girl but shes done a good job and go on spread the word one of the best songs on album http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=JwAGc4aM5q0

Video By ShireRock:




  1. penneysound on September 19, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    this displays the height of corporate stupidity, the artists themselves praise a fan video, and it gets removed.

  2. YoungVito on October 24, 2008 at 7:16 am

    that was absolutely amazing, the visuals blend well with whats being said
    loved it

  3. alichino78 on October 22, 2008 at 3:45 pm


  4. italogirl on October 19, 2008 at 11:13 am

    That is a very good video.
    WIth all these pictures you start to thing again about the lyrics of this song. It is like What i’ve done
    But i like as some one thought about a video for this song.

  5. akitagirl on October 13, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Excellent video – I agree, this does an amazing song justice. – a quiet yet powerful statement.

  6. analoggirl on October 12, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    Great video! I love when you recognize fan art. 🙂

  7. Andizzle on October 12, 2008 at 11:48 am

    Okay, i agree its a good unofficial fan made video but if this was the official video I’d be disappointed.
    I’m sick of stock footage music videos. they are 2 a penny these days and anyone can go on WMM and stick a few clips together…
    is there no more creativity left these days?

    (sorry for the rant)

  8. AS_21 on October 12, 2008 at 7:50 am

    OMG! I love it! it’s amazing ! love the song and the video made by Shire Rock is so REAL! so many real feelings and moments. It has touched me inside… [ just like song ]

  9. NoMoreSorrowGirl on October 11, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    yeah!i’ve seen it before and all shirerock’s video…that lady is amazing…rock on!i wonder what she’s thinking of when she make this video…

  10. Madlen on October 11, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    I’ve seen it before…i agree it’s really amazing:)

  11. DOC_Holliday on October 11, 2008 at 8:24 am


  12. axrinekey on October 10, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    Love that song..

    and the video’s really touching…

    It’s really sad watching those people getting hurt and injured and bleeding…


  13. nadia_mikeshinoda on October 10, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    my fav song on m2m

    great vid

  14. AnkeNL on October 10, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    Great I don’t have to say anything more.

  15. dulcemdl on October 10, 2008 at 11:56 am

    you know what I think mike, this video should be the opening of all televisions in the world !!!!! every day

  16. dulcemdl on October 10, 2008 at 11:48 am

    you know what I think mike, this video should be the opening of all televisions in the world !!!!! every day

  17. MiileLP on October 10, 2008 at 11:07 am

    Hands Held High great video! is one of my favorites of the album! Well portrayed the reality “when the rich wage it’s the poor who die”. I also think it should be single, Hands Held High and In Between = D What do you think Mike?

  18. Snails on October 10, 2008 at 10:48 am

    wow thats really good. For ‘lyrics in print’ – i was listening to QOTSA – Little sister earlier and then checked out the actual lyrics later…they are a tad odd, maybe im missing a deeper meaning!
    “Hey little sister can I come inside there
    I want to show you all my love”…..

  19. RebeccaXmelhus on October 10, 2008 at 10:45 am

    I have to say that this is A real good Video. Verry good Job! I can’t wait to the new songs! 😀

  20. Paula_ShinodaLover on October 10, 2008 at 10:36 am

    wow this video is amazine .. well the person who did the video use a song of the bestest band in the whole universe … incredible .. wowowowowowowowowowowo


  21. Janine1978 on October 10, 2008 at 9:25 am

    The video fits perfectly, I loves this song so much. I am so sadly which you no more single uncoupling make. Love greets from Germany.

  22. dora on October 10, 2008 at 8:33 am

    the best video!!!!i just love this song!!!

  23. Cye on October 10, 2008 at 8:10 am

    Excellent video. Captured the message of the song flawlessly.

  24. nike91 on October 10, 2008 at 6:26 am

    great video!!!! the song is awsm and matches with parts of the video perfect!!! that girl made a great job!!!
    actually i was wodering if LP will make a video on this song a make it a single…..

  25. Janni_Loves_LP on October 10, 2008 at 6:18 am

    OMG! Congrats to Shire ! ;3 I’ve always loved this video, and I wondered when you were going to post it.. hehe.. Anyways, take care – Janni ❤

  26. numb_missmurder on October 10, 2008 at 3:22 am

    This video is PERFECT 🙂

  27. msgirl on October 10, 2008 at 12:24 am

    wow….she is so lucky……:) i watched it a while ago……:) yesss,it’s cool video……:) wow….she is so lucky…jealious of her…..i wish u would notice me once……:) but i don’t do s/th u could notice me….:) i promise i will do some day….:)

  28. SteppinRazor on October 9, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Congrats to ShireRock! Love you!

    Ok… so I haven’t been here in ages (my life is crazy busy) but I really just wanted to share the following with everyone

    OH! And the site looks very prettay!

  29. leiza on October 9, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    yay!! watched this a while ago, its good to see its getting some recognition! very emotional video, so naturally it goes great with the song.

  30. Randomdudeof2010 on October 9, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    Yup a great video for a great song.. So Mike, when are you gonna tell us the name of the new DVD? Anyways keep rocking/rapping!

  31. pepper on October 9, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Very, very powerful. I wish this would’ve been a single, it’s such an incredible song.

  32. DLB on October 9, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    I agree completely with martinac. Just the way the footage was presented and the timing Shire put this video really does make this a poignant video (needless to say). ShireRock is a wicked artist and so versatile, her drawings can make you laugh until your sides hurt or, like this video, she can really stop and make you think.

    And that’s all I have to say ’bout that. ;D

  33. Lucie on October 9, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    this is a really great job, honestly. i wish that you’re gonna make a single with that song ’cause it speaks a lot. ” when the rich wage war, it’s the poor who die ” are probably one of the best lyrics ever written. just thank you.

  34. ninguem on October 9, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    this video is so boooriiiiiiing, this war thing sucks, and always have somebody to apeal inside of this

  35. Doggie24690 on October 9, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    That was absolutely beautiful. Thank for the link Mike and good job on the video ShireRock.

  36. Jay_Sensei on October 9, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    that was an inspirational vid to an inspirational song, maybe you should release hands held high and use that vid for the official video of the single

  37. keineAhnung on October 9, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    OMG!!! Couldn’t believe it when I was told you posted miris vid on your blog!!! did you watch her other videos too? they’re amazing!! LOVE THEM!!! (but you know that already miriam, right? ;p …and thx again for the hybridsoldier site ad, even if it’s down at the moment ROFL)

  38. martinac on October 9, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    Thanks for lookin her up, it’s a great video. The imagery for “These fuckers are laughin’ their way 2 d bank….askin u 2 have compassion & have sum respect” To go from Bush to and injured soldier my eyes filled with tears. Such a senseless war ” When the rich wage war it’s d poor who die” So very true… I won’t rant on, but this song I think is sumthing u should be really proud of. Your lyrics I love, but every once in awhile a pure gem comes out that actually makes me stop and reflect or fills me with genuine emotion…THANK YOU!! MARTINA C XXX

  39. sweet_girl on October 9, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    MIke I miss you so much!!!!
    I need a little help here…so …please –don’t leave.
    I love you forever..
    See ya later

  40. linkingabo on October 9, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    yup…ShireRock is a creative girl ;))

  41. Alyona on October 9, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    Oh! I saw the video “Mmmmike Shinoda” =)
    After this video, I fell in love in the song Burning love (Elvis Presley) performed by Wynonna =)
    She makes realy interesting videos. you know…this clip clings to the quick.

  42. ShireRock on October 9, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    Heya, thanks everyone for all those comments! 🙂
    I’d be honored as hell if this would make it as an official video (although I think I could do way better by now…xD ), but this is pretty impossible since I used copyrighted footage. coughwhistle
    I’m all the way lucky that Mike even considers it as ‘possible official video’, so to say. Made my day. 😀

  43. nikkiann0100 on October 9, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    Yes, this is a great video. But then again I really love all of Shirerock’s videos. She has alot of great Lp tributes. One of my favorite video of hers would be valentines day and M-M-M-Miiiiike Shinoda.

  44. linkinparc on October 9, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    and according to all the positive comments here:

    is it going to be tricky with warner?

  45. StevoSVK on October 9, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    This video is so real .. very nice !
    Great job ShireRock
    Greetings from Slovakia !

  46. linkinparc on October 9, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    cheers mike!

    you finallyt posted about that!

    she did an amazing job (and gosh I know her personally and she is my friend) i know she spent so much time..

    so yeah official video…huuuuge

  47. LaKennyLP on October 9, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    mike, this video is just amazing. at the moment i’m crying, it made me cry, i swear.

    i hope chester’s feeling better… :’)

    this song is amazing, i really think that u should become it a single, and the vid is done. :)))

    congrats guy, it’s amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    kisses to you mike and all LP, and specially for chester, GET WELL SOON!!!!! :))) -mary (spain)

  48. sasummsumm on October 9, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    it’s beautiful…made me cry a little tear…it fits the song so nice…really good…and little bit sad…

  49. Kalini on October 9, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    It’s incredible! I don’t know what to say. I was nearly hipnotized by the end of the video. The video is so real! Yeah, it’s time now for “Hands Held High” and you are perfectly right – this video might be the official one! ShireRock is great!!! “Hands Held High” is one of your best songs! Krassie K.

  50. pablopoland on October 9, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    OMFG! That video rocks. It’s one of the best videos ever! But if we are talking about videos did by fans, Mike, YOU MUST watch this Qwerty video: http://pl.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlfFHxvjhaI I can’t imagine how long that guy must been working on it. He did more LP videos. My favourite is to Bleed it out http://pl.youtube.com/watch?v=4q4c0SmYnXw very funny

  51. Lvix on October 9, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    I think this is the second time you post it Mike… right?
    of maybe i saw the video once on youtube..

  52. durg on October 9, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    yes! youve discovered the almighty shirerock
    every lp fan out there knows of her for very obvious reasons. 😀

  53. miKer0cks on October 9, 2008 at 11:34 am

    i love shirerock’s vids!!!! they are sooo cool!!! thx for sharing mike!!!! ❤ how's chazzy? i hope better 🙂

    anyway….check this out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPzCGAQPai8

  54. RachaelLP on October 9, 2008 at 11:18 am

    I’m happy you found Shire Rock’s work, she’s got some great stuff going on. I’d say most LP fans have watched at least one of her vids. I hope Chester’s getting better aswell! (:

  55. murry on October 9, 2008 at 11:17 am

    Wow, that actually brought a tear to my eye. Beautiful.

  56. NataliaForgotten on October 9, 2008 at 11:14 am

    I saw this video before! Not only this, I think all made by her. She really knows how to make great videos and fan arts. 🙂

  57. Diana_LP_adicted on October 9, 2008 at 10:55 am


  58. BeautifulSeraph on October 9, 2008 at 10:52 am

    That was a perfect representation of the song and what the lyrics imply. Great work Shirerock!

  59. NoFace on October 9, 2008 at 10:46 am

    Miriam on Mike’s blog zomg! lol
    An article with Black Violin (http://media.www.diamondbackonline.com/media/storage/paper873/news/2008/10/08/Diversions/Classical.Rap.With.Strings.Attached-3474825.shtml). Love how Will B said “I don’t need a label to try to change me.”, talking about how he doubts they would ever sign to a major label. Just because the ‘indie or not indie’ topic is quite hot here and Black Violin is made of win – I think you may wanna give them a shout out.

  60. Curiosa on October 9, 2008 at 10:44 am

    My hat’s off to ShireRock. She did a great job. 🙂

    “Like it’s stupid standing 4 what I’m standing 4”

    I spoke up against the war & no 1 gave me any problems, no 1 called me unpatriotic or anything & I live in TX & yet I speak up 4 Holly & SOB & all of a sudden I find myself going up against people who r trying 2 make me look stupid. It’s never a good feeling when u feel ur the only 1 fighting 4 what u believe is right, is it? But n the end it’s worth it cause u know u have the freedom 2 stand up 4 what u believe in.

    PS: Did u c Kronah’s reply, he did a gr8 job describing what u were trying 2 say.

  61. Anstice on October 9, 2008 at 10:25 am

    I’ve always been impressed by ShireRock’s videos. Glad that you finally found her. She’s amazing 😉

  62. Jaclyn on October 9, 2008 at 10:23 am

    Wow! I’m happy, Mike, that you’ve finally met ShireRock and her art! HHH realy deserves to be official, every time i watch it, i feel shivers all over my body, it’s so great and professionaly done! And only after her video Valentines Day i liked your song. ❤ Hail to Miriam!

    (in a whisper Mike, i hope you’ve seen drawings of LP fan artist Chazwu. She’s amazing! Her way of thinking makes me O_O and it takes my breath)

  63. MusicalMorphine on October 9, 2008 at 10:21 am

    I was going to say nice video but that’s probably not the best choice of word, it is however, very well done. Props to ShireRock.

  64. ShadowerLiltani on October 9, 2008 at 10:09 am

    shinoda_me: Thanks! It took SOTD a while to grow on me… It’s one of those songs you aren’t supposed to listen to all the time because otherwise it loses it’s significance. Oh, and RockerMeg, I love that movie, Paprika. It’s so colorful like you said, and so sweet too 😉

  65. shinoda_me on October 9, 2008 at 10:03 am

    “.Please don’t stop until you drop dead behind a microphone,‘kay?” – LOL!!!! poor Mike XD

  66. Trip on October 9, 2008 at 9:41 am

    Dat was a very gd video, it makes u think about dat sort of stuff. It nearly made my cry seeing dat kid with the stitches : (Any Way Well Done to da person who made it : ) Hope u are well (again) and that Chester will be soon… (Please)

  67. shan1105 on October 9, 2008 at 9:29 am

    That video was great, i love how she had bush golfing and footage of reading with the time on it, since thats what he was doing when 9-11 happened! That was really talented, i hop someone tell her you put it on your blog. how’s chester doing? i know everyone is wondering!

  68. rockermeg on October 9, 2008 at 9:15 am

    That video’s amazing!! I’d be sad but I just watched this totally random Japanese anime film called Paprika…hehe,,it was colourful! xxx

  69. Mandy on October 9, 2008 at 9:07 am

    Mike, I am very happy to know about the new DVD / CD I’m anxiously 🙂

    By: Mandy ♥

  70. ShireRock on October 9, 2008 at 9:04 am

    It doesn’t happen to me every day that I check my emails finding “Holy crap you’re on Mike’s blog!”messages.It’s amazing that you put it up here spreading its message.Thank you very much for the compliment!Now I can go & happily start my communication design studies;)(Does Mark need like a media co-worker by any chance?No?Just asking)One side note:I gave you the video during the m&g in June at PR in Germany(You ROCKED!It’s always a thrill to see you perform.Please don’t stop until you drop dead behind a microphone,‘kay?)And thanks to everyone who commented, rated & for sending me all those messages,of course!LP fans are just the best!PS:Best wishes to Chester!
    Miriam (SR)

  71. yohannaaaa on October 9, 2008 at 8:59 am

    How’s chazy in his back?
    Btw, the vid was awesome!

  72. ProFetRudra on October 9, 2008 at 8:56 am

    sorry i know the rule but..i made some art,”witch most of it insprated my lp n fm” so i thought u guys would like to see it..http://www.flickr.com/photos/profetrudra/

  73. ProFetRudra on October 9, 2008 at 8:54 am

    WOW that Awesome,

    YAY its my birthday!!!!

  74. JPkaukonen on October 9, 2008 at 8:46 am

    MIKE YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS…………………………………. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTDgaPhmTNE

  75. shinoda_me on October 9, 2008 at 8:21 am

    and i still think i deserve some credit too … >=(

    ps – i think SHADOWERLILTANI has a wonderful idea there =) i really wish for No Roads Left to get the recognition it deserves… on a side-note, i dont think SOTD was worthy of being a single … then again, its a matter of opinions =)

  76. MichaelFromGermany on October 9, 2008 at 8:20 am

    that’s impressive! there so many fan videos which suck and then i see this…wow! much respect!

  77. maria on October 9, 2008 at 7:50 am

    Well, Mike I should say great words to you and to LP)))) Words fail me….)))
    And let’s change the world’s attidude toward different things, as well as tragedies, etc.
    and about the song: it’s great))) and now the famous quotation (from World and Peace): Never play war))games))

  78. ShadowerLiltani on October 9, 2008 at 7:43 am

    Whoa, that is one hell of a fan video, I am very impressed. I think it’s cool Mike, that you think her vid might as well be the official vid. HHH is a great song. Everyone wants to see so many different songs on the album become singles, what if, you guys were to make unofficial videos of your own for the songs you aren’t going to release as singles? Just something for the fun of it. Maybe even a video for No Roads Left. By the way, once again I will ask, is Chester okay?

  79. zahra on October 9, 2008 at 7:41 am

    ooooo that was really nice//…i liked it…..hey mike.,, was leave out alll the rest the last singel for M2M?????

  80. Gabry94LinkinParkfan23 on October 9, 2008 at 7:34 am

    hey mike , thats a cool video i just luv it ❤

  81. CaiCai718 on October 9, 2008 at 7:31 am

    This girl is amazing, her art is just as phenomenal. ❤

  82. ultrapeter on October 9, 2008 at 7:22 am

    Fantastic video!!! Amazing! By the way, how is Chester? I will die if something serious happens to him.

  83. kimCHEE on October 9, 2008 at 7:21 am

    cooool video. gave me heebie – jeebies though. really nice. oh yea, did Chester injure his back badly? D: OMGGGGG. hope he gets well soon! ): thats sooooo saddening to hear him injuring himself for like almost every year’s tour. man, what a bummer! D;

  84. Marlena_LP on October 9, 2008 at 7:17 am

    I got goose-bumps o_O The video is really awesome, it makes you think about all this stuff. i always feel so helpless seeing videos like this.

    P.s.: you guys had to cancel your asia tour…is Chester´s injury that serious?

  85. onoselena on October 9, 2008 at 7:12 am

    Mike. Really thank you for your sharing .

    This video is amazing & this song also amazing too.

    PEACE 4 EVER !!

  86. cuz on October 9, 2008 at 7:10 am

    I’m pretty sure I saw this video before… Good job. Hands Held High is one of my favourite song of MTM, maybe even favourite. So great LPN works for me again 😀 Much love guys 🙂

  87. Shinizzle3 on October 9, 2008 at 6:55 am

    i love all the vids of shire rock…lol now she’s famous xP

  88. mike_n_LP_4ever on October 9, 2008 at 6:50 am

    ShireRock makes ALOT of great videos, well maybe i should say that all of her videos are great; the one i like the best is the Valentines Day video. Oh, and btw, Mike you met her at a M&G, just in case you didnt know lol because she has it on one of her videos. okie dokie!

    Peace Mikey! ❤

    -Catiana C

  89. Shinodabestfriend on October 9, 2008 at 6:46 am

    MIKE F**K!!! TELL ME WHAT HAPPENED TO CHESTER!!! PLEASE MAN!!!! I LISTENED TO YOUR INTERWIEW WHERE YOU TALK ABOUT HIM!!! MIKE PLEASE!!!!!!!!! WHAT HAPPENED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???? …..make this for who wants to know it…. Mike your voice was rough……. please….. tell me this isn’t bad… Mike please…. please…………..

  90. lucky_cat on October 9, 2008 at 6:38 am

    she did really a great job ! I hope nothing speaks against that this will be the official version.

  91. Jana_BR on October 9, 2008 at 6:31 am

    Thats a great video! I think hands held high is the best song of the album… and this clip is very nice, it made me cry! hahaha
    Anyway, I aprecciate you very much, thats hard to find bands or artists who give so much attention to his fans…well, at least here in Brazil! People just write in the blogs once a month… and you are very cool!
    One more think, I would know when you guys want to give a show here in Brazil, I knew why you can’t play here, but pleeease, come back to this country… and don’t forget to schedule the date to the show in Curitiba (Paraná), because in my city, a lot of people want to see you guys, you rock so much! Take care (:

  92. Melinahites on October 9, 2008 at 6:01 am

    shire is pretty is awsome i think that she is also on deviantart…. she is awsome really creative.

  93. ms_shock on October 9, 2008 at 5:48 am

    Hey Mike i always wanted to ask, what has been written on the top of you blog under the “mikeshinoda.com”? Japanese(?) letters… What do they mean? PLZ answer

  94. Ash75 on October 9, 2008 at 5:44 am

    I love the song, I love the clip, great job, but…. I’m aslo sad about how much of pain and suffer is in the world now… I hope u know what I mean, Mike.
    Anyway this “Hands Held High”fan-video is amazing.

  95. Jitterbug on October 9, 2008 at 5:32 am

    That was f’ing awesome! I got goose-bumps!

  96. undercovershinoda on October 9, 2008 at 5:13 am

    I’ve seen that video around before. It’s probably the best fan-made video out there fore HHH, it really captures the atmosphere of the song, which is kind of hard to do with a song like that, in my opinion. Especially when you haven’t got your own crew and studio and just have a video editor and a load of pre-filmed clips.

  97. Shinodabestfriend on October 9, 2008 at 4:57 am

    I saw many videos about that song…. I thinks it’s very beautiful…. and I confess that evry time I listen to it, I cry imediately….. it’s wonderful…..

  98. ErbseLP on October 9, 2008 at 4:51 am

    yay ShireRock. =)

    I love their Videos, she makes a really good Job! 😉

  99. Wello on October 9, 2008 at 4:47 am

    It looks like a bunch of the footage in there was from/used in The Slacker Uprising. By Michael Moore. About voting. If you haven’t seen it you should go watch it. It’s pretty good, but gets rather long.

  100. shinoda_me on October 9, 2008 at 4:15 am

    DUDE!!! i bloody posted that link around here THRICE before… X-( its not fair that you missed them each time 😦

    way way long back…. 2-3 months ago?

    good to see you’ve put up the video here … its awesome =)

  101. crystalrussianla on October 9, 2008 at 3:23 am

  102. TEQUILA on October 9, 2008 at 3:12 am

    i’ve seen this video before.i was very impressed,btw my favorite one for this song.

  103. PinkWater3 on October 9, 2008 at 3:01 am

    I posted a link to this video before. Miriam did an amazing job with this one, it’s still my favourite fan-made video out there.

  104. Dori on October 9, 2008 at 2:48 am

    I put that vid on my facebook page awhile back! btw, the song itself is amazing!

  105. MarishkaLP on October 9, 2008 at 1:46 am

    there’s shouldn’t be war in the world! people kill each other! it shouldn’t be that way…i feel very bad about it..though i can’t help and nobody will listen to my words…sometimes people need someone to encourage them to do something together, to make our voices all-in-one, to change something,because we forget about the things going on in the world thinking of our inner problems..this video reminded me about it. tnx

  106. crystalrussianla on October 9, 2008 at 1:44 am

    wow that video was sad
    but props to the person who mad that, it was awsome

  107. I_B_Long on October 9, 2008 at 1:21 am

    I’ve seen that before definitely my favorite fan video for HHH (theres quite a few out there) this one gives me goosebumps, it does hit kinda close to home for me, since my hubby is a soldier, he just returned from Iraq last month and is already looking at another tour to Afghanistan in early ’10. Anyway, ShireRock makes some awesome videos, I’ve seen quite a bit of her stuff. cool post Mike!

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