thermodynamics
**+** art

For the first time in history, it is possible to efficiently sequence the genomes of all known species, and to use genomics to help discover the remaining 80 to 90 percent of species that are currently hidden from science. This is what makes the

Earth BioGenome Project (EBP) possible.

# It's Snowing in my CPU — a Snowflake catalogue

Art is scence in love.

— E.F. Weisslitz

Somewhere in the world, it's snowing. But you don't need to go far—it's always snowing on this page. Explore light flurries, snowflake families and individual flakes. There are many unusual snowflakes and snowflake family 12 and family 46 are very interesting.

But don't settle for only pixel snowflakes—make an STL file and 3D print your own flakes!

Ad blockers may interfere with some flake images—the names of flakes can trigger ad filters.

And if after reading about my flakes you want more, get your frozen fix with Kenneth Libbrecht's excellent work and Paul Gallico's Snowflake.

## flake families

Flakes are grouped into 50 families using k-means clustering. Families are ordered by the number of flakes in each family—family 1 has the largest number of flakes and family 50 the smallest.

The flakes below are random samples from each family.

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## family 21

There are 257 flakes in this family.

heline
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lashalde
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emisa
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lixte
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elselete
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ilgena
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nielleth
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liagra
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murni
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mirvizli
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locarelle
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kitski
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sibbrah
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marky
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linerlet
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lidsha
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lisudra
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lorisia
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mividla
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mlagelle
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lozzie
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lengea
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lissizletti
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sichre
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libeia
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macya
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leisada
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hlelina
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leekh
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ellzena
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lidzetha
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licqiabba
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qumye
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licredra
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likah
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liedte
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ligebettia
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lolikia
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lirette
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larandie
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lemenia
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kimella
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meahann
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mlodettina
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mirgarle
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liwba
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lorty
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magia
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kinde
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lybente
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merrelle
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mademine
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midina
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ligarde
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sonio
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royanne
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mabrid
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siibke
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renada
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miccelle
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maycelil
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liksa
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elebene
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maialen
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miova
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ligetha
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malyulla
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stafrra
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mizgilie
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elmra
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luelda
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leatte
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miska
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louessa
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sovina
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suthel
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licuel
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lilguetta
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colite
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morcielle
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lozette
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leeta
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milshe
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melha
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lithlie
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maribetta
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dilsey
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sheasha
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likana
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sussina
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lozacieda
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lyshy
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hulshia
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phaci
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marxelie
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lizgardele
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liishla
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liggga
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lopellis
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licaya
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mirkit
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luvanda
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sizzze
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lituda
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mivte
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leurasha
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laisel
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kimbe
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mrysta
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lilvon
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liggredla
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lelbarh
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meisha
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miyza
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lenda
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liive
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hleera
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suandeta
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slelaga
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soonde
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libiatne
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licterida
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lidone
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ligridre
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nadera
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lithre
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loine
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loritha
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niase
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sijber
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lusia
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libebterre
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kaelee
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mixzie
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liesselle
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helia
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lignille
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leovet
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leleisda
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lusti
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mustiny
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sostone
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levanie
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luuradia
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iella
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libseeth
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lunly
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halfif
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latlen
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lewin
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herxy
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gregn
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lanal
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mrence
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vincero
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lankon
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loome
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maune
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johnhah
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gahey
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lwath
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korancin
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sewdoldo
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mamce
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norrce
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mitol
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hacolly
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gerras
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sywwon
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rodey
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lonfell
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miules
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jalue
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luico
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maurrid
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licord
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luslan
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vywen
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duust
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luntan
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miume
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lucisf
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lernol
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hilrisee
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sesser
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corosto
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tornen
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jonne
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lennerto
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marrhy
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londol
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lulman
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lowelle
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josuh
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gorel
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dalven
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macor
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lemard
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jodos
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marrelm
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micuel
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galgon
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vinoliy
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luston
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lalvard
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lioney
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ienlir
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judil
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henherd
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ederchs
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corodco
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crayl
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lewand
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jusal
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deanlro
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stacoty
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jeryme
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lormand
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jessee
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lormenlo
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torie
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lunuslinzus
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farry
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tewerto
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lultans
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pduhey
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morge
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doigall
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desnond
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ronibber
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rugfer
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raman
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jeremuje
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doniol
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josia
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vintore
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hamane
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herrimh
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jessy
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lonpel
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lanzol
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joaniy
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troyt
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mitqo
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geiber
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jarvon
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dustas
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leonhy
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husten
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royco
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jasewty
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ettin
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elmard
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rovando
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