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And we will look ahead to the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics following

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the golden year in addition athletic. That is in the Mode to Rio

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with me, Nick Hope -- Road to Rio. Hello and welcome to

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our look ahead to what the papers With me are Michael Booker,

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of the Express, and financial Nice to have you both here, giving

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up your festive Sunday night. The Guardian says the failure

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of flood defences has cast doubt on the UK's readiness for what it

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calls a "new weather era" and features an image of elderly

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flood victims being rescued from The i says the floods in northern

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England have turned the streets into canals, beneath a similar

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picture of a York flood rescue. The Times also leads on

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the flooding and says David Cameron has put 1,000 troops on alert to

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deal with the impact of heavy rain. The Mail includes

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an aerial picture of the flood damage and asks why Britain is

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donating money to overseas flood prevention schemes while parts

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of the UK are under water. The Telegraph focuses on the NHS

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and research which says that Britain relies more

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heavily on foreign doctors than any Tomorrow's Express says there will

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be no let up in the severe weather and warns that the storm chaos

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could last until the New Year. The Telegraph focuses on the NHS

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and research which says that Britain relies more

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heavily on foreign doctors than any Tomorrow's Express says there will

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be no let up in the severe weather and warns that the storm chaos

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could last until the New Year. The Mirror reports that more than

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500 prisoners, including a murderer, The Financial Times includes an

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image of the floods and estimates that they have already cost ?1.5

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billion, but leads on a story about Which we will park somewhere on dry

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land. LAUGHS. Let's start with the floods, of

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course. Poor people in the north of England. The Times - and parts of

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Scotland - gripped the cities with more rain forecast, and David

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Cameron sense troops to help families. The troops can keep people

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safe, I suppose a. The front page, the people from the emergency

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services -- I suppose. Not much they can do but help people out and keep

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them safe, until the floodwaters go away, which won't happen for a

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while, with more rain forecast and storms on the way in the next couple

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of days. The river whose is not at its height until sometime tomorrow.

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-- Ouse. This knock-on effect for a long time, even though tomorrow will

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be a fine day. What can the troops do? It is there to reassure people.

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We have these COBRA meetings, to show the Prime Minister doing

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something. They are reviewing flood defence spending as well. That will

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do a lot of good for those who are flooded out at the moment! They are

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doing what they can, I suppose. If you look, the Times quotes ?2.3

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billion that will be spent on projects over the next six years. As

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we know, there have been calls for that to be increased, and that is

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currently under review. That is one of those. I like the front of the

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page on the Times. The other papers have gone with the same photo. This

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is a different photo of a girl in her onesie clutching her dog. That

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is another thing that has come out of these reports. The water level

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rose so quickly that people were taken unawares and literally were

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scrabbling out of buildings or homes or hotels... There was a picture of

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a guy in a Land Rover who looked like he was caught in shock. A

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number of people said that it rose so quickly that they were taken

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unawares. They had no food or clothing. They just left their homes

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because the water was rising so quickly. The Mail, the extraordinary

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picture on the front, swamped as we sent ?1 billion in aid to the most

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corrupt nations of the world. This is a picture of York. According to

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the article, it is drowning in a tidal filthy floodwater. This is not

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clean water. This has all sorts in it. It will take months for people

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to clean their houses. And at the same time, you can understand,

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someone is quoted in Rochdale as saying that we spend all this money

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on foreign aid, billions of pounds each year, a lot of it going on

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flood schemes in Serbia, corrupt nations as well. You can understand

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why people will say that. They can see this money going over there and

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they can see that it could be going in here making flood defences

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better. You can understand why people are saying that. Money is

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limited, that is the point. It was an anonymous resident. The quote

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was, our taxes could be used on those who earned the money. It is

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kind of the point. What I would say about EU money, you know, the

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foreign aid budget goes on antiflood schemes. If it is that money, we

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cannot control where it goes. It could go to all kinds of places we

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don't control. The foreign aid budget, 12 billion per year on

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overseas aid. 1 billion to the 20 most corrupt nations. The way that

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newspapers and readers are, the Daily Mail will use this to talk

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about foreign aid because they know that their readers don't like it.

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The Guardian twisted to climate change. They know that their readers

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are interested in that. That is how the papers work. It is not the first

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time the Daily Mail has made this link between flood defence spending

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and overseas aid. It has been made before. The Express have a lot of

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the same readers as the Daily Mail. In the letters, it is always, why is

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money being spent on foreign aid when it could be spent here? That is

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what people believe. We have a commitment to foreign aid. You can

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criticise whatever it is spent on. The Independent, the drowning of the

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north of England, misery for Manchester, Leeds and York. And

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beyond. These are cities that haven't seen floating like this

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before. I like the photo. If you see the houses, they are up under

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unbelievable levels of water, halfway up to the front door. This

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is why they have chosen the photo. One family have put up a Christmas

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star and one have put up a Christmas wreath. What do we do at Christmas?

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Make our houses look beautiful. We did that for our mother's room.

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People buy carpet and furniture because they want their homes to be

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nice. Nice and comfy. Look at the right hand side window. They don't

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want them to get all wet. It is a poignant photo. At a time when

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people want to be in their lovely homes, they are being trashed with

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sewage and... Just horrible. The Telegraph, flood hit areas clean up

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before the next deluge. You must wonder whether it is worth it? In

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Cumbria, cameras were returning to the same places every couple of days

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when people thought the worst was over and then it would come back.

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There is a relatively nice picture on the front of the Telegraph, with

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kids helping out. It has united quite a lot of places in these

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terrible times. It just looks as though they will have to keep doing

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it. What choice do they have? Some places in Cumbria have flooded three

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times. The papers, and the Express... (CROSSTALK). The mud in

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the street, that is in everyone's houses. They are picking up on the

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same line, the Environment Agency has warned, as with the Met Office,

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more rain is to come. And it will be worse in the days to come.

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Especially Tuesday and Wednesday. And a new era in the weather. The

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Telegraph, another story, the NHS has the most foreign doctors in the

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EU. How many do we have and white? More than a third of NHS doctors,

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35%, come from abroad -- why? We are ahead of every country in the EU

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other than Luxembourg, and three times that of Germany. The UK is

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most dependent on foreign nurses as well. And we are a massive... At the

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same time, we are exporting doctors. A lot of doctors train here, and I

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think it is costing the taxpayer ?250,000 apiece. Fair enough, they

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can go abroad. Stories like this try to make them guilty about it. We

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have heard about the stress they are under in the NHS. You wonder why, if

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you have the choice, should we go abroad to Australia? You wonder why

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foreign doctors come here if it is so lousy. I think the numbers are

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startling. 35 -40% of doctors born overseas. 5% in Italy, 19% in France

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and 10% in Germany. People come here because it is a great place to live.

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Why else would they come here? The increase is quite substantial as

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well. If you look at the nurses, 29% of nurses born abroad, but only ten

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years ago the figure was 15%. So, we are increasing the reliance on

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overseas doctors and nurses in order for the health service to continue.

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Why is it a problem? It is pointed out... (CROSSTALK). The researchers

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have found hospitals with higher numbers of nursing and Doctor staff

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has the highest level of dissatisfaction and rating. They

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have put that there with these figures and the member of the

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Patient Association says it could jeopardise care. Until June this

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year it wasn't legal for regulators to test the language skills of

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doctors if they came from within the European economic area. The law was

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only changed after we had the Nigerian GP who worked in Germany

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and killed a British pensioner by giving him a massive dose of

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painkillers. Only until June this year you did not have to test

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language skills. Being a doctor or a nurse, communication is essential.

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That is rather worrying. Thankfully the law has changed. The Financial

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Times. London grows as Labour's heartland under Jeremy Corbyn, who

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is picking up young voters in the capital. They are all bearded

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hipsters in the capital! Were you once a bearded hipster?! Never! I

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can see you as one. Attracting ten times as many members in the

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capital, as in Scotland, the heartland, deriving 20% of the

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membership from London. It is young and trendy, possibly bearded,

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possibly men and women, lefties... The only place Labour did well was

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in London. And also, I think, you know, free-market capitalism has

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failed in London housing policy. And many young people look at London and

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say that there is no chance they will ever owned their own house in

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London. Or even a flat or anything in London. And the rent is taking

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90% of salaries. The failure of London's housing policy is what is

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driving many young people towards Jeremy Corbyn. They need the

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heartland, they need the north, in order to pay attention. Labour's

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heartland. With or without beards. The FT, the chocolate that doesn't

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melt when the mercury rises. Why do we need this? Emerging markets, warm

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countries without refrigerated lorries and air-conditioned shops.

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They need heat resistant chocolate because then of course they can

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expand the market and sell it to these hot places and get them to eat

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far too much talk as well. That is why it is the holy grail of the

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industry. There is a race between Barry, a Swiss chocolate here, and

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Nestle -- Chocolatier. And Barry's spectacularly named a spokesman says

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it fundamentally changes the game. Although I suspect he says it much

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more nicely. However, the US chocolate maker Hershey, gave it to

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American soldiers in the Second World War. They have done it for

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many years. I would argue that chocolate is quite foul. He/she goes

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again! -- here it she goes again. Leave her them alone. Coming up

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next, in a moment Nick Hope resents the Road to Rio. But first, I've got

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to thank Michael and Louise. I have done that already. So, I will just

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say goodbye. -- presents. Rio gold traditionally comes

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in the form of sand, but that will change in the summer

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of 2016, with the Brazilian city

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