20 August 2018

Canon celebrates photography excellence

Canon celebrates photography excellence and the next generation of visual storytellers at Visa pour l’Image 2018
Canon celebrates photography excellence and the next generation of visual storytellers at Visa pour l’Image 2018

London, UK, 20 August 2018 – Canon Europe is proud to announce its annual programme of activities for Visa pour I’Image 2018¹ in Perpignan, France. Now in its 30th year, the 2018 International Festival of Photojournalism marks 29 years of partnership with Canon. As part of its commitment to championing the role photography plays in telling the stories that need to be told, Canon releases an inspiring line-up of events, exhibitions and panel discussions, as well as confirming the return of Canon’s ever-growing student programme.

Nurturing the next generation of visual storytellers
For a second consecutive year Canon will bring 200 talented photography students from across Europe, Middle East and Africa to the festival to participate in a three-day developmental workshop. Students will join lectures, guided tours and have valuable interactions with inspiring, industry professionals as part of Canon’s renowned student programme. Three previous student participants - including Ksenia Kuleshova who now photographs for the New York Times - will give lectures as part of the educational line-up. The programme also includes the opportunity for portfolio reviews where students can showcase their work to industry-leading experts, including Canon Ambassadors Giulio Di Sturco and Alvara Ybarra Zavala.

Richard Shepherd, Pro Marketing Manager, Canon Europe, comments on the programme: “We know these students are incredibly passionate about building a career in photography and that’s not always easy as competition is incredibly fierce. Our student programme and our support of Visa pour I’Image is about giving greater access to the photography community. It’s about providing the generation of today and tomorrow with an elevated platform to develop their creative and technical capabilities through the exchange of creative ideas, establishment of new relationships and access to captivating lectures and seminars.”

Celebrating the best of female photojournalism
Back for 2018, and for the eighteenth consecutive year, Canon will sponsor the prestigious Female Photojournalist of the Year award, bestowed to an outstanding female photographer in recognition of her contribution to visual storytelling. This year’s winner, Laura Morton, will be formally presented with her award in acknowledgement of her project on ‘University Avenue’, which explores the impact of the technology industry on the California Bay area.

On stand at this year’s festival, Canon will also be showcasing the exhibition of the 2017 winner, Catalina Martin-Chico, with her report on the baby boom amongst former members of the FARC in Colombia.

Lastly, between 15:00 and 16:30 on Wednesday 5th September, Canon will be hosting a panel discussion moderated by Hilary Roberts, Canon Ambassador and Research Curator of Photography at the Imperial War Museum in London, titled ‘In Search of Balance: Women and Photojournalism’. Participating panelists will include this year's winner of the Female Photojournalist of the Year award, Laura Morton, and previous award winners Ilvy Njiokiktjien (Canon Ambassador and 2011 recipient) and Catalina Martin-Chico (2017 recipient).

Professional networking and touch-and-try opportunities
Canon will facilitate interactive touchpoints for professionals, enthusiasts and students alike. The Canon Space, located at the festival’s headquarters in Perpignan’s Palais des Congres, will be an interactive showcase, encouraging a hands-on experience with Canon’s product portfolio.

In addition, all accredited photographers can receive a complimentary check-and-clean service by the expert technicians from Canon Professional Services (CPS).

For further details on Canon’s involvement at Visa pour I’Image, please visit:


1 Visa pour I’Image, International Festival of Photojournalism, will take place from 1st to 16th September 2018. The professional week will commence from 3rd – 8th September and the education week from 17th – 21st September.

Canon News Source: Canon Europe

15 August 2018

Canon Awarded Four Prestigious 2018 EISA Awards

Canon Awarded Four Prestigious 2018 EISA Awards
London, UK, Wednesday 15 August 2018 – Canon Europe is honoured to have been awarded four prestigious accolades from the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) showcasing the breadth of Canon’s unrivalled camera, lens and accessory line-up.

  • EOS 6D Mark II named ‘EISA DSLR Camera 2018-2019’
  • EOS M50 named ‘EISA Best Buy camera 2018-2019’
  • EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM awarded the ‘EISA DSLR prime lens 2018-2019’
  • Speedlite 470EX-AI flash awarded the ‘EISA photo innovation 2018-2019’

Canon Awarded Four Prestigious 2018 EISA Awards: EOS 6D Mark II named ‘EISA DSLR Camera 2018-2019’ EOS M50 named ‘EISA Best Buy camera 2018-2019’ EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM awarded the ‘EISA DSLR prime lens 2018-2019’ Speedlite 470EX-AI flash awarded the ‘EISA photo innovation 2018-2019’

Voted by an esteemed panel of judges, consisting of editors from 53 internationally-respected consumer electronics magazines across 23 European countries – as well as Australia, India, Canada and the USA – EISA celebrates technology products that combine the most advanced expertise and desirable features in their class.

Lee Bonniface, Marketing Director, Canon Europe said, “We constantly strive to produce the highest quality products that enable photographers of all levels to perfect their craft. The desire to continuously innovate has kept Canon at the forefront of imaging excellence throughout its 80-year history, so to receive four prestigious awards by EISA is acknowledgement of Canon’s relentless focus on unrivalled image quality.”

In recognition of Canon’s award-winning products, the EISA judging panel delivered the following citations:

EISA DSLR Camera 2018-2019: Canon EOS 6D Mark II
EISA DSLR Camera 2018-2019: Canon EOS 6D Mark II
The Canon EOS 6D Mark II is a compact but powerful DSLR for the enthusiast photographer. The 26.2-megapixel full frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC 7 image processor work together to provide excellent image quality, even in low-light scenarios. The camera combines a fast and reliable 45-point autofocus system with Canon’s impressive Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus system that is used for live view and video shooting. The Vari-Angle touchscreen – a first for Canon’s full frame cameras – makes it easy to frame the subject and to operate the camera menu.

Discover more here: https://www.canon-europe.com/cameras/eos-6d-mark-ii/

EISA Best Buy camera 2018-2019: Canon EOS M50
EISA Best Buy camera 2018-2019: Canon EOS M50
This small, light and affordable mirrorless camera delivers the same image quality as its larger siblings. Thanks to the 24.1 megapixel APS-C sensor and DIGIC 8 image processor, it can capture both high-quality still images and 4K video. The Vari-Angle touchscreen makes it easy to frame your subject from any angle – whether high, low, ‘selfie’ or vlog - with a simple tap-to-focus. The improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF allows for fast, accurate, and precise focusing across up to 88% of the imaging area in both photos and Full HD movies. With the built in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth you can easily transfer images to a mobile device and share them on social media.

Discover more here: https://www.canon-europe.com/cameras/eos-m50/

EISA DSLR Prime Lens 2018-2019: Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM
EISA DSLR Prime Lens 2018-2019: Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM
This unique lens combines built-in image stabilisation with a very large aperture. This combination makes it possible to take handheld pictures in very low-light situations. The lens is built for professional work, with weather sealing and fast and accurate autofocus. The sharpness is improved compared to previous 85mm lenses from Canon, while blurred backgrounds are rendered very attractively. It’s a perfect choice for portrait and wedding photographers who are shooting with high-resolution full frame DSLRs.

EISA photo innovation 2018-2019: Canon Speedlite 470EX-AIDiscover more here: https://www.canon-europe.com/lenses/ef-85mm-f-1-4-l-is-usm-lens/

EISA photo innovation 2018-2019: Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI
This Speedlite flashgun makes the life of the photographer much easier by taking the guesswork out of bounced flash. The 470EX-AI automatically fires a series of pre-flashes to determine how light can be bounced from a ceiling or wall, and rotates the flash head into the correct position to provide soft and flattering light. Alternatively, the photographer can also manually position the flash head, and the unit will maintain this position even if the camera is rotated. With full E-TTL control, the flash will automatically fire at the right intensity to give perfectly exposed images.

Discover more here: https://www.canon-europe.com/cameras/speedlite-flash-470ex-ai/

For more information on the 2018 EISA Awards, please visit: https://www.eisa.eu/

Canon News Source: Canon Europe

07 August 2018

New Canon PIXMA TS9521C Crafting Printer

New Canon PIXMA TS9521C Crafting Printer
Providing Endless Ways to Express Your Creativity, Canon U.S.A. Unveils PIXMA TS9521C Printer

Packed with Fun Features, New 3-in-1 Printer Includes Support for 12 inches x 12 inches Borderless Printing and Amazon Alexa™ Integration

MELVILLE, N.Y., August 7, 2018 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the launch of the PIXMA TS9521C Crafting Printer – a new printer that boasts an array of features to elevate the creative and everyday printing experience. Designed with versatility in mind, the PIXMA TS9521C printer allows users to print a range of custom printables for crafters, including greeting cards, 12 inches x12 inches borderless prints, and built-in printable patterns and leverages an automatic document feeder (ADF) to add to the overall ease of use.

Creative Printing and Functionality
The 3-in-1 PIXMA TS9521C is built to handle a multitude of tasks, including prints, scans and oversized copies while taking up minimal space in a crafter’s workspace. The PIXMA TS9521C also allows users to quickly and easily create scrapbooks with original background paper within the comfort of their own home. With various surface textures options, such as canvas and 45 built-in patterns, creativity is sure to flourish with such a wide-range of functions.

“Canon’s launch of the PIXMA TS9521C printer makes it simple for any user to advance their at-home crafting experience,” said Amber Kemp-Gerstel, founder and creative director of Damask Love Blog. “Crafting has been a huge part of my life since I was a child and I strongly believe that everyone has the ability to be creative and develop beautiful things. This printer is a great resource for anyone looking for more doable-DIY in their lives!”

Additional features include:
  • 7 inches x 10 inches greeting card printing capabilities
  • 12 inches x 12 inches printing capabilities for card stock paper; ideal for scrapbooking
  • 45 built-in patterns so users can create custom paper backgrounds
  • Built-in SD memory card slot
  • Multipurpose tray that can accommodate a variety of media
  • Canon’s redesigned Easy-Photo Print (EPP) app1
  • Voice controlled integration with Amazon Alexa (with Google Home active towards the end of 2018)

New Canon PIXMA TS9521C Crafting Printer
The PIXMA TS9521C allows users to easily upload documents and print on a number of materials expanding beyond traditional photo paper, including disc labels and magnetic photo paper.

“The Canon PIXMA TS9521C provides a suite of resources for users to express their creativity,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Whether scrapbooking or DIY projects, we’re excited to deliver a multipurpose printer that consumers and creators can rely on for Canon quality prints.”

The PIXMA TS9521C printer measures 7.6 in x 18.5 in and 14.5 inches – overwhelmingly compact in comparison to its paper-size ratio, which can support up to 11 inches x 17 inches size copies, eliminating the need to edit files on a PC. The built-in automatic document feeder (ADF) supports two-way paper feeding as well as auto two-sided printing2. The PIXMA TS9521C printer offers WiFi®3, AirPrint®4 and Mopria Print Service5 support as well as wired LAN compatibility.

Pricing and Availability
The Canon PIXMA TS9521C is currently available for purchase at an estimated retail price of $249.996.

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Availability and specifications are subject to change without notice.

† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.
1 Requires an Internet connection and the Canon Easy-PhotoPrint for iPhone app, available for free on the App Store, Canon Easy-PhotoPrint for Android app available for free on Google Play, or Canon Easy-PhotoPrint for Windows RT, available for free in the Windows Store. Compatible with iPhone® 3G or later, iPad®, iPad mini™, iPad Air™, iPod touch®, Android devices running Android OS 1.6 or later, and Windows RT devices.

2 Plain paper LTR/A4/A5/B5 only.

3 Wireless printing requires a working network with wireless 802.11b/g/n capability. Wireless performance may vary based on terrain and distance between the printer and wireless network clients.

4 AirPrint functionality requires a compatible iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch mobile device running iOS® 7.0 or later, and an AirPrint-enabled printer connected to the same network as your iOS device. A printer connected to your Mac® running macOS® X 10.9 or later supports AirPrint via USB connection. A printer connected to the USB port of your PC, AirPort® base station, or Time Capsule® is not supported.

5 Requires Android mobile device with Android 4.4 operating system or later with the Mopria Print Service pre-loaded on that device and the compatible PIXMA printer on the same wireless network. The Mopria experience is also available on Android 4.4 mobile devices with a download of the Mopria Print Service from Google Play.

6 Prices are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

Amazon, Amazon Alexa and Amazon Echo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Google Assistant,Google Home and Google Play are trademarks of Google LLC. AirPort, AirPrint, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac and Time Capsule are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iOS is a registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries, and is used under license. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. All other referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.

Canon News Source: Canon USA

02 August 2018

New Canon Zoemini, Canon’s smallest and lightest photo printer

New  Canon Zoemini, Canon’s smallest and lightest photo printer
Print and share precious memories in an instant with the Canon Zoemini, Canon’s smallest and lightest photo printer

London, UK, Thursday 2nd August 2018 – Canon Europe has today unveiled the Canon Zoemini, a lightweight, pocket size and portable photo printer, featuring ZINK™ (zero ink) technology. The Canon Zoemini connects seamlessly to the Canon Mini Print app via Bluetooth® for instant printing of photos and social media snaps in a matter of seconds. The Canon Zoemini prints out personalised 2x3 inch (5 x 7.6cm) photos, straight from a mobile phone, tablet or social media apps.

The Canon Zoemini is the perfect accessory for people who enjoy printing and sharing special moments with family and friends, wherever the mood takes them. The Canon Zoemini will inspire people to unleash their creativity, thanks to an abundance of on-trend filters, frames and AR effects through the Canon Mini Print app, free to download from the App Store and Google Play from 5th September 2018.

Whether it’s a special family occasion, holiday or simply meeting up with friends, the Canon Zoemini encourages creativity, with easy to print, peel-and-stick photos that can be used to personalise everyday items such as laptops, mobile covers, bags, mirrors or bedroom walls. School bags can also be decorated with a photo collage of friends, families, pets or even a carefully crafted selfie.

Fitting comfortably in the palm of a hand, handbag or pocket, the compact and sleek device comes in a choice of three enticing and distinctive colours: Rose Gold/White, White/Silver and Black/Slate Grey.

New  Canon Zoemini, Canon’s smallest and lightest photo printerThe Canon Zoemini features ZINK™ technology, meaning zero ink is required. The rechargeable battery-powered portable printer comes with a starter pack of 10 x Canon ZINK™ photo paper (peel-and-stick back, smudge-free, water and tear resistant), with additional paper available for purchase in packs of 20 or 50.

The Canon Mini Print app also features a tiling function, enabling the creation of larger posters or images made up of four or nine prints, as well as over ten unique collage templates that prints a 2x3 inch photo. From retro selfies to playful animal face filters, the Canon Zoemini provides the ability to customise and quickly print off memories.

In addition to Instagram and Facebook, the Canon Mini Print app lets users connect with Google Photos and Dropbox, so they can print their physical copies of their most treasured memories while out and about.

Weighing just 160g and with dimensions of 118mm x 82mm x 19mm, the Canon Zoemini will be available to purchase from 5th September 2018.

For more information on the new Canon Zoemini, please visit: Canon Zoemini

New  Canon Zoemini, Canon’s smallest and lightest photo printer
Key benefits:
  • Compact, slim and lightweight, can fit in pockets or small bags
  • Inspires creativity with on-trend filters, frames and AR
  • Prints tear-proof 2x3 inch (5 x 7.6cm) photos with innovative ink free ZINK™ technology
  • Prints sticky-sided pictures to decorate walls, laptops and mirrors
  • Connects effortlessly via Bluetooth® to the Canon Mini Print app (iOS & Android)

What’s in the box:
  • The Canon Zoemini Photo Printer* (Rose Gold/White, White/Silver and Black/Slate Grey)
  • One pack of Canon ZINK™ Photo Paper (10 sheets of Photo Paper and 1 SMART SHEET™)
  • Micro USB charging cable (USB A to Micro)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Regulation Sheet

About Canon Mini Print App
A mobile device must be connected to the Canon Zoemini Photo Printer via Bluetooth® and the Canon Mini Print App, available for free on the App Store and at Google Play. Compatible with mobile devices running iOS 9.0 or later, and Android devices running Android 4.4 or later.

Canon News Source: Canon Europe

Canon Europe unveils its latest range of PIXMA inkjet printers

Canon Europe unveils its latest range of PIXMA inkjet printers
Canon Europe unveils its latest range of PIXMA inkjet printers and new CanoScan scanner series

London, UK, Thursday 2nd August 2018 – Canon Europe, has today launched a new range of PIXMA inkjet printers and smart scanners, including the PIXMA TS9550 Series, Canon's first A3 inkjet All-In-One printer. This versatile range of printers and scanners can offer full support for all home, creative or business needs.
Newly compatible with Amazon Alexa, use voice commands such as “Alexa, start Canon Printer” and “print a colouring sheet1” to an Amazon Echo or other Alexa-enabled devices. Also, through voice activation, users can confirm their printer’s status, such as remaining ink levels.

Canon PIXMA Inkjet Printers

Canon PIXMA TS9550 Series
– Compact, connected A3-capable All-In-One for business or creativity

The Canon PIXMA TS9550 Series is a compact All-In-One inkjet printer that is capable of A3 printing, with a comparable A4 printer footprint. It delivers professional results with the help of Canon’s class leading FINE printhead technology and its five individual inks give photos a rich gradation and up to a 100-year2 album life.

The printer is ideal for business or home office use, with built in efficiencies such as smartphone operation and seamless Wi-Fi connectivity taking the fuss out of printing, scanning and copying. It is also compatible with AirPrint (iOS) and Mopria (Android) for direct printing from smart devices.

Its sleek design also features an intuitive 10.8cm touchscreen and an oversized copy feature to manage A3 documents with ease. Booklets can be created straight from the printer’s touchscreen and multi-tasking is achievable with a 2-way paper feeder and 20-sheet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)3. The PIXMA TS9550 Series is available in an eye-catching classic white (PIXMA TS9551C), perfect for arts and craft enthusiasts, or sleek black (PIXMA TS9550), ideal for businesses and home offices.

Canon PIXMA TS8250 Series – Superb photos from a 6-ink All-In-One with wireless connectivity

The Canon PIXMA TS8250 Series is a stylish All-In-One printer that produces high-quality photos, perfect for home or office use. With six individual inks, including Photo Blue, and a seamless wireless connectivity, users can easily print exceptional borderless photos up to A4.

This versatile and compact inkjet printer offers connectivity to the PIXMA Cloud Link via the Canon PRINT app (iOS/Android).

Capable of high-speed printing up to 15 images per minute (ipm) mono and 10 ipm colour, the PIXMA TS8250 Series can create a 4x6 inch borderless photograph in a matter of seconds. It also features a 2-way paper feed designed for practical flexibility, along with optional XL and XXL cartridges3 to help cut costs while printing more.

The PIXMA TS8250 Series’ 10.8cm touchscreen and a multipurpose tray cater to those with a creative flair. The addition of nail stickers will provide hours of artistic fun for teenagers who want to design their own personalised nail decorations with the dedicated Nail Sticker app available for iOS and Android from late November 2018.

Canon PIXMA TS6250 Series – A compact, connected and family-friendly All-In-One printer

Work smart with this compact All-In-One PIXMA printer, ideal for home use. The Canon PIXMA TS6250 Series is perfect for preserving fine detail in photos and creating professional-looking documents with a dedicated pigment black ink, reserved especially to keep black text sharp. Using Wi-Fi connectivity, the free to download Canon PRINT app (iOS/Android) allows for control from a smart device, as well as access to popular cloud services through the PIXMA Cloud Link4

Benefitting from intuitive printing thanks to the 7.5cm touchscreen, the PIXMA TS6250 Series works seamlessly and can start printing and scanning in seconds. With five individual inks, auto 2-sided printing and borderless photo printing for sizes up to A4, it delivers rich looking premium results.

Canon PIXMA MG3650S – Smart, connected and fast – the perfect All-In-One

The Canon PIXMA MG3650S is a compact, All-In-One home printer that offers seamless wireless connectivity to smart devices and the cloud. It is also capable of high-speed and high-quality printing, copying and scanning. Helping to maintain efficiency, it has the option of XL Canon ink cartridges and its auto 2-sided printing delivers savings on paper and a reduced carbon footprint.

Canon PIXMA TR4550 Series – Compact and multifunctional printer for home offices

Compact and stylish, this multifunctional printer can copy, scan and fax multiple page documents with the 20-sheet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)4. With high productivity and seamless wireless connectivity, the Canon PIXMA TR4550 Series is the perfect fit for any home office. Amazon Alexa-enabled devices can also connect to the PIXMA TR4550 Series, allowing voice commands to be used to print check lists and templates, or to check ink levels and printer status.

Optimising efficiency, the Canon PRINT app can be used to print, scan and copy without even turning on a computer - only a smartphone is required. Alternatively, without the Canon PRINT app, the PIXMA TR4550 Series can be operated using AirPrint (iOS) or Mopria (Android), and when no internet router is available, you can still print with Wireless Direct access. Cloud connectivity5 allows documents to be scanned to Google Drive and Dropbox amongst others, using the PIXMA Cloud Link. The ID card copy feature also enables both sides of an ID to be scanned onto the same page for faster processing.

Canon CanoScan Flatbed Scanners

Canon CanoScan LiDE 400 – Superior scanner with exceptional speed, quality and style

The Canon CanoScan LiDE 400 is a premium scanner with enhanced speeds and high-resolution scanning capabilities, specially designed to save space, power and time. Its sophisticated design features a compact, upright stand and easy USB Type-C powered connection. The CanoScan LiDE 400 can scan up to 4800x4800 dots per inch (dpi) and precisely reproduces any high-resolution photo or document.

It has enhanced processing speeds of just eight seconds for 300 dpi colour A4 scans. In addition, scanning bulky documents including books, magazines and reports is no longer an exertion as the double-hinged Z-Lid extends up to 21mm. Combining Auto Scan detection, Document Fix, Auto Photo Fix6 and LiDE technology, every single scan automatically applies the right settings, to make simple work of any scanning task.

Canon CanoScan LiDE 300 – Compact and simple to use – an ideal scanner for home or office

Sleek, compact and stylish in design, the Canon CanoScan LiDE 300 is a lightweight A4 flatbed scanner fitted with Canon’s streamlined EZ buttons for simple operation, making this the perfect option for high-resolution results at home or in the office.

Scanning in pristine quality and resolutions of up to 2,400x4,800 dpi, a document can be scanned in seconds (A4 300 dpi scan in 10 seconds). The CanoScan LiDE 300 can be moved easily around any home or office space as it requires no separate power cable and simply needs to be plugged into a PC or laptop via the USB cable.

The four EZ operation buttons make easy work of scanning to PDF or email, with the ability to copy or initiate Auto Scan without going through complex menus. In addition, the Auto Document Fix and Auto Photo Fix5 deliver instant document recognition, again saving time and effort to focus on the important tasks.

The Canon PIXMA TS8250 Series, PIXMA TS6250 Series, PIXMA MG3650S and PIXMA TR4550 Series printers and CanoScan LiDE 400 and CanoScan LiDE 300 scanners will be available from September 2018, with the PIXMA TS9550 Series printer available from November 2018.

Print Rewards
Just in time for the children’s school holidays, Canon Europe also announces a licensing deal with Sanrio, providing Canon PIXMA printer owners with exclusive Mr Men and Little Miss content, including colouring sheets, wrapping paper, greeting cards and 3D illusion prints. The unique content, featuring the likes of Mr Tickle, Mr Bump and Little Miss Fabulous, can be unlocked with the new Canon PIXMA TS9550 Series, PIXMA TS8250 Series and PIXMA TS6250 Series printers. Owners simply need to register to the Canon Prints Rewards programme to access this exclusive content. For more information, please visit: https://printrewards.canon-europe.com/.

For more information on the new Canon PIXMA TS, MG and TR Series printers and the CanoScan scanners, please visit:

Canon News Source: Canon Europe

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