Does photographing a moment steal the experience from you? | Erin Sullivan

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2020-02-14・ 4726    174


Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized Talk recommendations and more. When we witness something amazing, many of us instinctively pull out our phones and snap pictures. Is this obsession with photographing everything impacting our experiences? In a meditative talk, Erin Sullivan reflects on how being more intentional with her lens enhanced her ability to enjoy the moment -- and could help you do the same, too. The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more. You're welcome to link to or embed these videos, forward them to others and share these ideas with people you know. For more information on using TED for commercial purposes (e.g. employee learning, in a film or online course), submit a Media Request here: http://media-requests.TED.com Follow TED on Twitter: http://twitter.com/TEDTalks Like TED on Facebook: http://facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://youtube.com/TED

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Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Camille Martínez
Translator: Maisarah Atan Reviewer: Nur Hidayah Mohd Zulkipli
00:13
What is the most beautiful place you have ever been?
Apakah tempat yang paling indah pernah anda lawati?
00:17
And when you were there, did you take a picture of it?
Dan ketika berada di sana, adakah anda mengambil gambar?
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Here's a place that tops that list for me.
Ini antara tempat yang terindah bagi saya.
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This is Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park in Utah
Ini Mesa Arch, yang terletak di Taman Negara Canyonlands di Utah
00:27
at sunrise.
ketika matahari terbit.
00:28
It's the traditional homeland of the Pueblo, Ute,
Ini kampung halaman orang Pueblo, Ute,
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Paiute and Navajo people,
Paiute dan Navajo,
00:33
and when you are there,
dan jika anda ke sana,
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it is absolutely stunning.
pemandangannya menakjubkan.
00:36
The sunrise illuminates the bottom of the arch orange,
Matahari terbit menerangi bahagian bawah gerbang jingga,
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and then behind it you see the buttes and clouds and cliffs.
dan di belakangnya, bukit bukau, awan serta cenuram.
00:43
But what you might not see from my photo here
Tapi apa yang anda tidak dapat lihat ialah
00:46
is the 30 people behind me who were also taking photos.
30 orang di belakang saya yang turut mengambil gambar.
00:49
And these are just the committed people, the sunrise people, right?
Dan mereka ialah orang yang komited, yang suka bangun pagi, bukan?
00:52
So when you think about that,
Jadi kalau difikirkan,
00:54
there must be hundreds if not thousands of photos of Mesa Arch taken every week.
pasti ada ratusan, kalau bukan ribuan gambar Mesa Arch diambil setiap minggu.
00:59
I've been sharing my photography on Instagram for years,
Sudah beberapa tahun saya berkongsi gambar yang diambil di Instagram,
01:03
and it started to become really interesting and funny, even,
dan apa yang menarik serta lucunya,
01:07
just how many similar photos of the same places
betapa banyak gambar seakan sama yang diambil di tempat yang sama
01:11
I started to see online.
boleh dilihat dalam talian.
01:13
And I was participating in it.
Dan saya juga menyertainya.
01:15
So this made me wonder:
Hal ini buat saya terfikir:
01:17
Why are we taking photos in the first place?
Apakah tujuan sebenar mengambil gambar?
01:20
Sometimes, I visit a popular landmark --
Kadangkala, saya melawat tempat yang popular --
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this one is Horseshoe Bend in Arizona --
ini Horseshoe Bend di Arizona --
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and I see all the people with their phones and cameras out
dan saya lihat ramai orang mengeluarkan telefon dan kamera
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who snap a photo,
mengambil gambar,
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just to turn and get back in the car or walk back to the trailhead.
dan terus berpatah balik masuk ke kereta atau meneruskan perjalanan.
01:33
And sometimes it seems like we are missing the point
Dan kadangkala nampaknya kita terlupa tujuan sebenar
01:37
of going to this place to experience it for ourselves
melawat sesuatu tempat untuk menikmati pengalaman
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or to see it with our own eyes.
atau melihat pemandangan dengan mata sendiri.
01:44
When I'm behind the camera,
Pabila saya di belakang kamera,
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I notice the smallest details:
saya nampak butiran kecil:
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the layers of light in the mountains
lapisan cahaya di pergunungan
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as the light fades at the end of the day;
ketika hari mulai gelap;
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the shapes that nature so expertly makes,
bentuk yang digarap alam semula jadi,
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abstract and yet completely perfect.
abstrak, namun sempurna seadanya.
02:00
I could go on and on here musing about the intricacies of this planet
Saya boleh hanyut merenung setiap butiran pelusuk planet ini
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and the way that it makes me feel.
dan perasaan saya tentangnya.
02:07
Photographing the beauty and complexity of this world
Mengambil gambar keindahan dan kerumitan dunia ini
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for me is like making a portrait of someone that I love.
pada saya seperti melukis potret orang yang saya cintai.
02:14
And when I make a photograph,
Dan apabila mengambil gambar,
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I have to think about what I want it to say.
saya perlu fikir perkara yang mahu dituturkan.
02:18
I have to ask myself what I want it to feel like.
Saya perlu tanya diri saya perasaan yang mahu disampaikan.
02:21
When you're communicating through an image,
Pabila berkomunikasi melalui sekeping gambar,
02:24
every creative choice matters.
semua aspek kreatif adalah penting.
02:25
Sometimes, I plan to share my images,
Ada gambar yang saya mahu kongsi,
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and other times, I take them just for myself.
ada yang saya simpan untuk diri sendiri.
02:30
I currently host a video series on the future of the outdoors,
Saya kini mengacara siri video tentang masa depan dunia luar,
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and for one of the episodes we wanted to explore
dalam salah satu episodnya, kami mahu meneroka
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the relationship between photography and outdoor spaces.
hubungan antara fotografi dengan ruang dunia luar.
02:39
I learned about the research of Kristin Diehl
Saya belajar tentang kajian oleh Kristin Diehl
02:42
and her colleagues at USC,
dan rakan sekerjanya di USC,
02:43
who studied photo-taking's effect on enjoyment levels.
tentang kesan mengambil gambar terhadap tahap keseronokan.
02:46
They found that when we're behind the camera,
Mereka mendapati apabila kita memegang kamera,
02:49
when we're the ones taking the picture,
apabila kita yang mengambil gambar,
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we enjoy our experiences more, not less.
kita lebih menikmati pengalaman itu, bukan sebaliknya.
02:53
But it wasn't true all the time.
Tapi bukanlah pada setiap masa.
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If the person took the photo solely with the intention of sharing it,
Jika seseorang mengambil gambar hanya untuk berkongsi,
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there was no increase in enjoyment,
tiada pertambahan kegembiraan,
03:00
because they didn't do it for themselves.
kerana mereka tidak buat untuk diri sendiri.
03:03
So this points to an important distinction:
Jadi ini menunjukkan satu perbezaan penting:
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photography can enhance your experience
fotografi boleh menambah nilai pengalaman anda
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if it's done intentionally.
sekiranya dilakukan dengan berhemah.
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The intention piece is what matters.
Niat itu yang paling penting.
03:12
As a photographer, I've really had to check myself on this.
Sebagai jurufoto, saya perlu tanya diri sendiri.
03:15
When does it help me to have my camera out,
Bila keadaan yang sesuai untuk keluarkan kamera,
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and when do I just need to put it away?
dan bila saya perlu menyimpannya?
03:20
On a trip to Alaska, I had the opportunity to photograph Alaskan brown bears.
Ketika melawat Alaska, saya berpeluang mengambil gambar beruang perang Alaska.
03:25
I was on a boat with four other photographers,
Saya di atas bot bersama empat lagi jurufoto,
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and we were all having our minds blown
dan kami semua terpegun
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at the same time
pada masa yang sama
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in such close proximity to these animals.
berada sangat dekat dengan haiwan-haiwan ini.
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It's an emotional experience.
Ia satu pengalaman yang penuh emosi.
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Being eye to eye with these bears gave me a feeling of connection
Bertentang mata dengan beruang-beruang itu buat saya rasa dekat
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that transcends words,
tidak terungkap kata-kata,
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and having my camera with me in this case enhanced that.
dan dengan kamera saya bersama meningkatkan lagi perasaan itu.
03:45
We were all creating independently but also all completely in the moment,
Kami berkarya dengan cara tersendiri tapi menyeluruh dengan saat itu,
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both with nature and with each other.
dengan alam dan sesama sendiri.
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I so clearly remember
Saya masih ingat dengan jelas
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capturing the water droplets and the motion as the bears swam
merakam titisan air dan pergerakan beruang berenang
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and the cute cubs following their mothers.
serta anak-anak beruang yang mengikuti ibu mereka.
03:59
That group and I will have that experience together
Kumpulan itu dan saya akan mempunyai pengalaman bersama
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and these images to look back on
dan gambar-gambar untuk ditatap kemudian
04:04
time and time again,
berkali-kali,
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and photography is what enabled us to share this in the first place.
dan fotografi yang membolehkan kami berkongsi semua ini.
04:10
Other times, I choose to leave the camera behind,
Pada masa lain, saya memilih untuk simpan kamera,
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and I think that choice ultimately improves both my experience
dan saya rasa pilihan itu menambah nilai pengalaman saya
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and my work.
dan kerja saya.
04:18
I recently flew to the South Pacific island of Tonga
Baru-baru ini saya ke Pulau Pasifik Selatan Tonga
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to swim with humpback whales.
untuk berenang dengan paus kelasa.
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I noticed myself feeling pressure
Saya berasa ada satu paksaan
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and a certain obligation to take the camera with me,
dan kewajipan untuk membawa kamera bersama,
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when sometimes I just wanted the pure experience itself.
apabila kadangkala saya hanya mahu menikmati pengalaman itu.
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And the experience is seriously amazing.
Dan pengalaman itu sangat menakjubkan.
04:34
You're talking about being in the water
Kita bercakap tentang menyelam
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with a curious baby animal the size of a station wagon
bersama anak haiwan sebesar kereta
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while you are surrounded by particles that float around you like glitter,
ketika dikelilingi partikel yang terapung di sekeliling anda
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and the mom swims gracefully below you.
dan ibunya menyelam di bawah.
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There were times, obviously, when I did take my camera with me,
Sudah tentu ada masanya, apabila saya bawa kamera bersama
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and those were really amazing to capture as well.
dan ia pengalaman yang hebat untuk dirakam.
04:52
But the setup is pretty big.
Ia seperti satu kotak yang besar. Beginilah rupanya.
04:54
It's like this big box. This is what it looks like.
04:56
And so this is between me and the whales,
Ini antara saya dengan ikan paus itu,
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and at times that feels like a block between you and reality.
dan kadangkala ia terasa seperti pemisah antara diri anda dengan alam nyata.
05:02
Is there a difference when it's just your phone?
Apa bezanya kalau hanya dengan telefon?
05:05
Last year, I went to Uluru in Central Australia,
Tahun lepas, saya ke Uluru di Australia Tengah,
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which is this massive rock that towers over the desert.
di mana ada batu yang besar di tengah-tengah padang pasir.
05:11
This is sacred land to Anangu,
Ini adalah tanah suci untuk kaum Anangu,
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who are the Aboriginal people from this area
orang asal di tempat ini
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and the traditional owners of the land.
dan pemilik tradisi tanah itu.
05:19
There are particular spots in Uluru that you cannot photograph professionally,
Ada beberapa tempat di Uluru yang tidak dibenarkan untuk ambil gambar,
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because they are culturally sensitive,
kerana ia tempat sensitif secara budaya,
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equivalent to sacred scripture to Anangu.
seperti kitab suci untuk Anangu.
05:29
So because of this, most of my photographs are from either far away, like this one,
Jadi kerana ini, kebanyakan foto saya diambil dari jauh, seperti ini,
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or from specific angles in the park.
atau dari sudut tertentu di taman itu.
05:36
You could say that some of the most interesting and beautiful visuals in Uluru
Boleh dikatakan kebanyakan pemandangan menarik dan indah di Uluru
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are located in these sensitive areas,
terletak di kawasan sensitif ini,
05:43
but the request not to photograph them is an explicit and direct invitation
tapi permintaan untuk tidak merakam foto jelas sekali satu jemputan
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to learn more about the land, its importance and its people.
untuk belajar lebih tentang tanah itu, kepentingannya dan orang asalnya.
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Isn't that what we should be doing anyway?
Bukankah itu yang sepatutnya dilakukan?
05:55
So my visit to Uluru quickly became not about me
Jadi kedatangan saya ke Uluru bukan lagi untuk diri saya
05:58
but about connecting with the place.
tapi untuk memahami tempat itu.
06:02
Ironically and unsurprisingly,
Ironinya, dan yang mengejutkan,
06:04
I have found that presence and connection
saya mendapati kehadiran dan perhubungan
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also happens to make for more compelling images.
juga menghasilkan gambar yang lebih menarik.
06:10
We can probably all point to social media
Boleh dikatakan media sosial adalah tempat sesuai
06:12
as being a good place to share the images from our travels and from our lives.
untuk berkongsi gambar percutian dan kenangan.
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We not only share pieces of the world that we have seen
Kita bukan sahaja berkongsi dunia yang kita lihat
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but also parts of our day-to-day experiences.
tetapi juga sebahagian daripada pengalaman seharian.
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And if we're applying intentionality to the photos we take,
Dan jika kita mengambil gambar dengan tujuan,
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then hopefully we're sharing intentionally too.
harap-harap kita berkongsi dengan tujuan juga.
06:30
For me, allowing people to see pieces of my story and my perspective online
Untuk saya, berkongsi cerita dan perspektif saya di atas talian
06:35
has reminded me that I'm not alone.
mengingatkan saya bahawa saya tidak bersendirian.
06:38
It's helped me build support and community
Ia membantu saya membina komuniti dan sokongan
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to do the same for others.
untuk orang lain juga.
06:43
Let me be clear:
Biar saya jelaskan:
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I am not trying to discourage you from taking photos.
saya bukan kata anda tidak boleh ambil gambar.
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Even if thousands of people have been to whatever exact location
Walaupun ribuan orang telah ke tempat yang sama
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and taken whatever exact photo,
dan ambil gambar yang sama
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I encourage you to get out and create too.
saya galakkan anda keluar dan ambil juga.
06:56
The world needs every voice and perspective,
Dunia ini memerlukan setiap suara dan perspektif,
06:59
and yours is included.
termasuk daripada anda semua.
07:01
But what I'm trying to show you is that the phone or camera
Tapi perkara yang saya cuba sampaikan ialah telefon dan kamera
07:04
doesn't have to stay out all the time.
tidak perlu sentiasa dikeluarkan.
07:07
What I'm trying to encourage you to do
Apa yang saya cuba galakkan adalah
07:09
is to put it away, just for a moment --
untuk anda simpan sebentar --
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a moment for you.
untuk diri anda.
07:13
So let's go back to Mesa Arch,
Jadi mari kembali ke Mesa Arch,
07:15
the way that the rock glows orange
lihat batu itu bersinar warna jingga
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and the lovely layers of blue in the background.
dan lapisan warna biru indah di belakangnya.
07:21
What if the next time you were somewhere amazing,
Bagaimana kalau nanti anda berada di tempat yang indah,
07:24
you couldn't bring your camera or phone?
anda tidak boleh bawa kamera atau telefon?
07:27
What if you were not allowed to take any pictures at all?
Bagaimana kalau anda tidak boleh mengambil gambar langsung?
07:31
Would it feel like a limitation?
Adakah anda rasa terbatas?
07:33
Or would it feel like a relief?
Atau rasa lega?
07:36
So what can we do?
Jadi apa yang boleh dibuat?
07:38
Well, the next time you feel the impulse to take out your camera or phone,
Kalau anda rasa mahu keluarkan kamera atau telefon,
07:42
or, in my case, once you realize you have already pulled it out --
atau, kalau saya, sedar-sedar sudah mengeluarkannya --
07:45
(Laughter)
(Gelak ketawa)
07:46
First: stop.
Pertama: berhenti.
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Pause.
Berhenti sejenak.
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Take a deep breath.
Tarik nafas dalam-dalam.
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Look around. What do you notice?
LIhat di sekeliling. Apa yang anda nampak?
07:56
Are you experiencing this moment with someone else?
Adakah anda menikmati saat ini bersama seseorang?
07:59
Remember that this moment only comes once.
Ingatlah bahawa saat ini hanya datang sekali.
08:02
Photography can be part of a beautiful experience.
Fotografi boleh jadi sebahagian daripada pengalaman yang indah.
08:05
Just don't let it be a block between you and reality.
Tapi jangan sampai menjadi penghalang antara diri anda dan realiti.
08:08
Be intentional,
Hiduplah dengan tujuan, dan jangan terlepas
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and don't lose a beautiful, irreplaceable memory,
saat indah yang tidak dapat diganti,
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because you were too focused on getting the shot.
kerana terlalu asyik mengambil gambar.
08:16
Thank you.
Terima kasih.
08:17
(Applause)
(Tepukan)
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