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Shark Explore-R Carbon Helmet
  • Shark Explore-R Carbon Helmet - Black Carbon
  • Shark Explore-R Carbon Helmet - Black Carbon
  • Shark Explore-R Carbon Helmet - Black Carbon
  • Shark Explore-R Carbon Helmet - Black Carbon

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Shark Explore R Carbon Helmet

The Shark Explore-R Helmet is an adventure, on or off road style helmet with an aggressive and light weight carbon shell. Based on Shark's new Vision shell, it has the widest field of view and most road-worthy comfort of any dual sport-style helmet. Featuring a removable and adjustable peak, drop-down sun visor and your choice of integrated dirt-style goggles or a traditional faceshield, the Explore-R Helmet has all the accouterments required of a helmet at home on both the dirt and the street.


  • Carbon shell
  • Helmet can be worn with either the peak and goggles or with a traditional faceshield - all of which are included!
  • Integrated drop-down sun visor
  • Adjustable and removable peak
  • Removable dirtbike-style goggles
  • Integrated goggles are attached to helmet shell
  • Removable and interchangeable 3 piece liner
  • Integrated neck gaiter which zips into its own pocket in the neckroll when not in use
  • Neckroll is PVC free and features reflective material at rear
  • Aggressive ventilation and massive airflow
  • Two upper vents and 1 lower vents with optimized venturi effect
  • The Shark Expore-R Carbon Helmet ECE 2205 and DOT Certified

Note: Helmet may come with a micro lock or double D-ring chin strap

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Size Measurement (cm)
XS 53-54
SM 55-56
MD 57-58
LG 59-60
XL 61-62

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black Carbon / LG 933094 HE5900EDSKL/ In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black Carbon / MD 933093 HE5900EDSKM/ In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black Carbon / SM 933092 HE5900EDSKS/ In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black Carbon / XL 933095 HE5900EDSKXL/ In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black Carbon / XS 933091 HE5900EDSKXS/ In Stock: Ships within 24 hours


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Shark Explore-R Carbon Helmet 4.5 5 17 17
Favorite Do-All Helmet This helmet is a little warm, and the visor fogs easily in the street configuration. Otherwise it's great: This is a very comfortable, high build quality helmet that is suitable for both dirt and super slab riding. You can reconfigure it on the fly to either use a peak + goggles, or to use a face-shield with a smooth contour. The venting is good; it has left and right adjustable vents on the top, one vent in the chin bar, and the visor can be propped open. The visor cannot be locked closed. The chin bar is a little bit closer than some other full face helmets and may leave some riders feeling claustrophobic. If you are about to move to the dirt, you can remove the face shield and replace it with the included peak. The peak and face shield are mutually exclusive, both cannot be installed to the helmet at once. With the peak installed, the included goggles can be attached directly to the helmet. Removing the goggles is easily done with a purpose built quick release mechanism on the left side. Also on the left side of the helmet is the lever to actuate the internal sun visor. The internal sun visor is not obtrusive, optically precise, and blocks most sun that comes in the eye port. The action of the sun visor is precise and satisfying. The build quality on this helmet is excellent, particularly keeping in mind the many features and the sheer amount of accessories included in the price. It is an excellent helmet for ADV touring. June 19, 2015
Visor broke in less than 2 months Let me first say this helmet offers a lot, is priced well, and is very comfortable. I love that it is street/DS which is perfect if you ride both and only want one helmet. My only issue is that when I went to clean the helmet after 2 months of daily use the top right lug broke off the visor during removal. I was simply pulling the visor off as per the instructions and the plastic bit went flying across the room. No Drama it has a 5 year warranty right? Wrong, wasn't covered. I contacted Revilla and they said they cannot replace the part but offer a 20% off discount for the new visor. I also emailed Shark Helmets directly and have yet to hear from them, has been 2 weeks. The worst part is that a new visor costs $130 or 25% of the total cost of the helmet. So the helmet is only 75% cover under the 5 year warranty. This helmet is great, a great idea well executed but once I get my new visor I will be scared to remove it, defeating the purpose of the design. I am also reluctant to recommend this helmet since 2 months after buying it the cost of ownership went up another $130. June 8, 2015
Most comfortable helmet. I'm usually a Medium in men's helmets, or a Large in women's specific ones. The explore-r i'm a size Small. That said, it's the most comfortable helmet I've ever worn. The features are endless. The integrated sunglasses are great. They obviously don't work when the goggles are on, but the goggles are tinted anyway. I'm not particularly strong, and some helmets strain my neck after longer rides. This helmet is light and the padding is comfortable enough to wear all day. I don't like the carbon finish, but it was all that was available at the time. May 19, 2015
Love this helmet ... Just finished a 1,650 mile ride and this helmet could not have performed better. It's truly an awesome product. May 1, 2015
Awesome helmet that a few tweaks would make perfect Great style. I wish they had a Small size EPS instead of putting thicker pads into a medium, but everyone does that. Pros - feature packed, with sun visor, dickey, peak, that all work great. Very glasses friendly and Sena SMH10R attaches beautifully (nice clean installation) Helmet resists scratches. Rain on visor beads and dissipates at speed, leaving vision clear. No Cons but a few things that could improve. The goggles shouldn't be proprietary to the helmet, though the snap off feature is nice. I would just like to be able to use the goggles off of the helmet. Peak attachment should be different from face shield, so you can use them at the same time. Blue cheek pads. Meh. March 23, 2015
Excellent multi-purpose helmet! Overall this helmet is excellent. Fit and finish are top-notch, and it feels like a quality piece of work. Details follow: Appearance: Love it. The finish is excellent, with no visible rough spots or irregularities. Fit: I chose intermediate oval because it's in the middle of the slider bar. Wider at the ears than some helmets I've worn, narrower than others. Plenty of room in the chin area for my beard. The only reason I knocked a point off for comfort is because the foam padding on the goggles press on my nostrils a bit, reducing my ability to breathe through my nose. It doesn't hurt at all, but it forces me to breathe through my mouth rather than through my nose. Field of view: Very tall top to bottom. Side to side, it varies. With the normal shield, it is wide. The goggles narrow the field of view, but it's still possible to do quick head checks with no problem. Noise: Depends on how you run it. With the peak and goggles, there is quite a bit of wind noise, but that is easy to overcome with earplugs. With the visor and no peak, it is quiet. Ventilation is very good. Other comments: - The helmet likes clean air. My windscreen has a large adjustment range, and the helmet worked best with the screen in the lowest position and the most laid back, giving the helmet lots of clean air. There is some lift from the visor at highway speeds, but less than I had anticipated, and it is minimally affected by crosswinds. With the bike's windscreen in its highest position, the peak would catch a little turbulence and buffet a bit...not bad, but noticeable, and honestly no worse than a regular helmet with the visor wide open. - I wish the peak could adjust down a bit more. That would help out a lot when riding into the sun...with the large vertical field of view, the sun becomes bothersome sooner than with other helmets I've had. - Optical quality of the visor and goggles is excellent. I get some occasional minor reflections in the goggles when the sun is low in the sky, but they are barely noticeable. Overall, it's an excellent, versatile helmet. March 6, 2015
Versatile The helmet is very high quality. It's is the quietest helmet I've worn even quieter than the Arai and Shoei. The field of vision is also the largest of any street helmet I've worn. The goggles are not easy to take on and off at first but I'm getting used to it. I love that the liner has speaker pockets. It makes hearing my Sena much easier. March 2, 2015
Safe, feature packed helmet at a great price! Initial thoughts about the helmet after the un-boxing: Finish of the helmet was phenomenal, no blemishes, packaged nicely. A few fingerprints on the face shield & drop down shade which was annoying but cleanable. Riding with it the first few weeks: Helmet fitment is true to size, similar to my Bell RS-1. Nice & comfortable liner, only issue is that I need to wiggle the helmet around to get my ears to conform back into shape after slipping it on. Wind noise is much quieter than the RS-1, but ventilation is much lower. Visors fog up easily, needed to crack the visor open to clear it up. Have treated it with RainX anti fog since. Also the visor mechanism is nice to replace/install, however Bell has it beat on ease of use & functionality. Chin strap is well built, but not as comfortable as the RS-1. There's a cheap feeling plastic retainer that holds the strap excess in place, which makes me appreciate the magnet retainer on my Bell. Overall, it's a great helmet for the price and functionality. Only thing left is to install a bluetooth comms system! PROS: Two helmets in one! Carbon helmet for lower price than competitors Super light, smaller shell, no bobblehead effect Great visibility Low wind noise & drag during head checks Drop down neck gaiter works well in the rain Cons: Visors fog up easily when worn in normal configuration Cheaply made attachment mechanism for goggles Minimal ventilation (better for colder weather) No pinlock option Cannot have visor and peak installed at same time! December 23, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Kevin N: Price and features. Jun 1, 2015
Michael P: The Explorer-R is exactly what I was looking for in a helmet....a dual sport style for my daily commute and short trips around the area as well as an option to convert it if I choose to go for a longer ride on the interstate. Oh yeah....and it's carbon fiber too. What more could you ask for? Apr 6, 2015
Jeff Trevor D: I love the versatile concept. I'll be doing a lot of long distance sport touring in Germany, but I love the fact I don't have to even carry 2 helmets making the switch to a dual sport style bike. An extra helmet is excessive, unwanted weight to lug around when travelling. Dec 12, 2014
James C: Shark makes great helmets and the versatility of this helmet makes it worth purchasing. Dec 1, 2014
Will C: I like how it looks plus the two configurations will go well with type of riding I do. Sportbikes and Supermoto. Dec 1, 2014
Jaime r: Bang for the buck! Dec 1, 2014
William M: Your review was excellent.

Just purchased my first motorcycle and find myself going to your website and watching your videos to educate myself before making purchases. From one business owner to another, thank you for your professionalism, I like being put first, and sold by being educated about the product I'm interested in.
Nov 21, 2014
A D: Needed a new DS helmet and wanted to try this one since it's very versatile Sep 9, 2014
schuyler f: well, when one looks at this helmet, it comes across a bit more intriguing than the rest. there is a lot going on with this helmet and it was in my price range when considering the sort of exsorbancy of the arai or shoei style helmets. i have respect for the options even though it may not be perfect. its a rad looking helmet! Aug 23, 2014
Karen A: Purchased for my son for his birthday. He likes the helmet because of its versatility. Jul 2, 2014
daryle w: looks great! Jun 29, 2014
Sean K: After researching helmets for EVER... I stumbled on to this helmet and it not only serves every need I have but has stunning looks and incredible out side the box features. Can't wait to get my hands on it. Jun 13, 2014
rami h: A versatile badass helmet.. Got to get it.. :) Dec 10, 2013
A shopper asked: Is there an approximate ship date yet ? and what sort of head shape do the Shark helmets have ?

Looking forward to some more details on this helmet and a video review.
I'm hoping there are plenty of inner and outer face-shield options available at launch and that the helmet is setup for a lightweight/stealthy comm. system.
Sep 29, 2013
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A shopper asked: Does this come in any other colors? Id like a white one. Jun 7, 2014
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Roger L: yeah me too - online stores in Germany have the White One (the only other colour currently available). They were going to take too long to ship to Australia, so I went with the Carbon one.

Pity, because the White looks awesome and is safer on the road...
Jul 21, 2014
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Scott S: it does in Europe.. probably colors and graphics, eventually... Shark very slow importing into the US :( Where the heck are the Shark Nano helmets? The Nano, Vantime and Vancore are available in Europe... probably will only see the Nano this summer... Jun 8, 2014
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T D asked: Can the face sheild be worn with the peak attached? Mar 23, 2014
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David Y: I've seen in another video that the peak attaches using the same mechanism as the visor so it would appear that you cannot use both the shield and peak at the same time. Would love to be wrong about this though. Mar 31, 2014
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Steven F: Yes, you can use the peak and the face shield at the same time. You can modify the helmet very easily to fit both on together. I did this with mine. However, Shark has recently introduced an upgrade kit that allows both the be used and the same time with ease. The kit number is FX5950P. I have been waiting for a retailer to get them in stock so I can order one. Shark takes a while to get things to the US. Apr 4, 2015
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Kyle M: Correct, you can only use the peak with the goggles. However if you have the shield on then you can use the hidden drop-down internal sunshield. May 24, 2014
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Eric T asked: Does the helmet work with other goggles? Like Oakley, Smith, etc.? Or is the cutout a weird shape? Feb 23, 2015
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Troy H: My Smith OTGs do not fit. However, I have to say the Shark goggles are actually higher quality. Feb 25, 2015
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Eric T: OK. Cool. I would have preferred to have the option to use other goggles, but if the Shark goggles are decent, that's workable.

I've ordered the helmet, and when it arrives, I'll post whether it works with all my Oakley goggles, just for reference.

Thanks for the response, Troy. Feb 25, 2015
Eric T: I have an XL helmet, and Oakley goggles work just fine. The Shark goggles are pretty nice, too. Mar 14, 2015
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Christopher T asked: How much does this helmet weigh? Aug 12, 2014
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Duc L: I did not weight it before I returned it, as I didn't have a scale. The two reasons as to why I returned the helmet are 1) My head shape is round and the Explore-R's intermediate oval was too much of a difference to fit my head comfortably. 2) The Explore-R shell size seems to be very large compared to my Shoei X-12 and My Arai RX-7. I have never owned a Shark before, and don't know if the large (tall) Shark internal EPS channels forces the helmet to be larger than the competitors. Even in stealth carbon, the helmet made my head look huge! Aug 12, 2014
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Roger L: Weighs 1250g +/- 50g depending on the configuration (slightly heavier with peak and goggles) - it is light as!! Lighter than the Race-R Pro Carbon - I've had both Sep 16, 2014
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A shopper asked: Can I use the goggles without the peak? Jul 31, 2014
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Roger L: Sure can - looks awesome.

You can also use the goggles with the windshield attached (although not lowered) This may make some sense if you want to look Urban Commando cool during the day, and need the windshield at night, without taking it off etc.
Sep 16, 2014
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Jack E: Yes. The goggles are independent of the peak. Jul 31, 2014
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Benjamin wai ho Y asked: Hi web master, wondering is there any other colour of face shields explore R for this carbon helmet ? Looking forward for your reply thx a lot Jul 24, 2014
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Roger L: I bought an Iridium Chrome (silver mirror) for mine. It shares the face shield with the Vision-R. Looks pretty awesome, and it is better for bright sunlight than the inner visor Sep 16, 2014
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Albert W: Don't think so, but helmet very nice. Aug 5, 2014
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jason j asked: Just wondering the quality of the shark product. Where does it fall inline with the Dual Sport helmet review you did (ie. above agv ax8 below ds hornet)? Also as far as sizing I fall right in-between a Lg and Xl which way should I go with this one (60.5cm)?

Jul 15, 2014
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Roger L: I also have an Arai XD-4 - there's no question that this is lighter, and easier to swap out visor etc. Also the neck rain protector is a nice feature (gimmick? I don't know yet).

The visibility without goggles is unbelievable. You literally have no helmet in your vision. It's like not wearing a helmet.

My SENA is much louder in the Shark. In fact hardly audible in the Arai.

That said, you can get Arai's in loads of colours including high vis and white. And there is nothing more comfortable on the head than the XD4. I don't have to unbend my ears when donning like on all my sharks. The Arai is also a quieter helmet for wind noise. I reckon it will be better for breathing as the jaw guard is further from your mouth.

I ended up getting this because I have Torque HD Goggles that were uncomfortable on the Arai. In testing I discovered how light this helmet is. I'm about to test it in the Himalayas
Jul 21, 2014
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Roger L: An update - I rode with this in the toughest DS conditions. 10 hours of technical riding per day for 13 out of 14 days, as we rode over the 3 highest motorable passes in the world in the Indian Himalaya's.

I used the Explore-R with both the Shark goggles and my Liquid Image Torque Camera Goggles.

The helmet was fantastic. Protected me in an off on my first day, and performed for that length of time at altitudes up to 18380' We spent 11 days over 10 000'. I rode through water crossings, desert sand, flinty roads, and past more black diesel smoke from trucks and busses than you'd ever believe.

Now I'm back at home in Sydney, the peak and goggles are off (use them on the occasional week-end) and the Iridium Chrome faceshield on as I commute daily over the Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sep 16, 2014
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Stan H asked: Can you get different sizes for the cheek pads and head liner to accommodate and adjustable fit? Jul 9, 2014
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Roger L: You should be able to. The shell is shared with the Vision-R. But the Bamboo Liner I believe is unique at the moment to the Explore-R.

If the Vision-R has different cheek pads you'll be ok
Jul 21, 2014
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Chad C: Not to my knowledge. Jul 18, 2014
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A S asked: Can anyone tell which all goggle brands/models this helmet is compatible with? I like the Shark Goggles supplied with it, but just wanted some change. Sep 29, 2015
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Wayne F: I use a fox brand of clear goggles with this helmet. Great for night riding. Sep 29, 2015
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Jan R asked: Hi

If I wear a size small in an arai would a size small fit me in this helmet? I'm right at the edge for a size small or medium.
Jul 20, 2015
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Derek L: Go with the size medium. The small for this helmet is very small. Jul 28, 2015
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A shopper asked: Can anyone tell me if I wear a size small in an arai would a size small be the appropriate size in this helmet? Jul 20, 2015
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Jack E: ...Probably... I wear XL Arais and the XL EXplore-R fits the same. Only one way to know for sure. Jul 20, 2015
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A shopper asked: Greetings. I'm Jay from Malaysia.

Referring to Shark official YouTube channel, it seems that an upgrade kit is available to enable the the faceshield to be attached together with the peak.

I believe it is called SHARK Explore-R FX5950p upgrade kit.

Does anyone know where I can get the kit?
Feb 14, 2015
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Brandon A: The kit isnt for sale as of yet. Dont know when it will be. For me i only use the sheild if i have to. I get less noise and fog with the goggles. Feb 14, 2015
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A shopper asked: Does this helmet have an available pin lock ready face shield for street mode? How do the goggles handle fog? Sep 3, 2014
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Stan H: No pin lock that I am aware of.
have not ridden in the fog.
Visibility with the goggles is very good, particularly with dust form riders ahead of you.
Sep 17, 2014
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A shopper asked: which is the communicator made specifically for this helmet?? Jul 14, 2014
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Roger L: Sharktooth - which I believe is an OEM Blueant.

Stick with the Sena - SMH10 rocks. The S20 will be even better :-)
Jul 21, 2014
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A shopper asked: Is this helmet recommended for intermediate/long oval heads? Jul 13, 2014
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Roger L: Intermediate Jul 21, 2014
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A shopper asked: 1: can you get a pinlock shield?
2: if the goggles are proprietary, how much are replacements? As goggles wear out frequently.
Jul 7, 2014
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Roger L: Vision-R shield, so yes

I'm struggling to find a replacement. I use normal goggles with it, but I do want to change the straps to the Shark straps for quick release. For that I need spares...

Anthony? Brian?
Jul 21, 2014
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A shopper asked: Got to tell you lads, been waiting for this review for months. Have just arrived down-under.

2 Questions for you Hi-Vis Brian......

1) Can these be fitted with a "Pin-Lock?"
2) Can you do HWY speeds (60mph) with the goggles rather than the visor?

Cheers in advance.
Jun 29, 2014
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Roger L: 1) Yes - get the Vision-R shield with Pin lock
2) Yes - In fact I found the helmet buffets less with the peak than without (!!) I know right. I've had this up to 80mph with the Goggles and Peak
Jul 21, 2014
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A shopper asked: hi
have any1 use the google setup in winter time? wondering how its gona be with rain and 6-7 degrees
does it get foogy? wind freeze the face? rain gets in the helmet? or it all good for winter use
Mar 4, 2015
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Tiago G asked: I need the cheek pads and center pad size S. I buy the helmet size M but its a little loose. Can you help me with this? Dec 6, 2014
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