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If you need an escape from the bustle of Mexico City, there are plenty of opportunities to learn about Mexico’s history on a day trip to surrounding archaeological sites and colonial cities. Read on for our top ideas.
 
Teotihuacan Pyramids — 30 miles (48 km) from Mexico City
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ancient city of Teotihuacan was once one of the most powerful cultural centers in Mesoamerica and is one of the oldest known archaeological sites in Mexico. Notable features include the Avenue of the Dead, the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, the Pyramid of the Sun, and the Pyramid of the Moon. A typical tour from Mexico City lasts six to seven hours but may be longer if you opt for a tour with an additional activity such as a hot-air balloon ride or a visit to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe).

Puebla & Cholula — 78 miles (126 km) from Mexico City
UNESCO World Heritage–listed Puebla and neighboring Cholula are two of the most significant historical destinations in Mexico—Puebla for its Spanish colonial architecture and Cholula for its Great Pyramid, one of the largest pyramids in the world. Day tours to both sites from Mexico City typically last 10 to 12 hours.
 
Taxco & Cuernavaca — 110 miles (177 km) from Mexico City
Head to Taxco and Cuernavaca to see Spanish colonial architecture south of Mexico City, including Santa Prisca de Taxco, a church built in the 1750s, and the Palace of Cortes (Palacio de Cortes), a fortified palace built in the 1520s for Spanish conqueror Hernan Cortes. Day trips from Mexico City to both colonial towns typically last 10 hours; some include lunch.
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Teotihuacan Early Access tour with Tequila Tasting

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Teotihuacan Early Access tour with Tequila Tasting

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Avoid the crowds on this early morning tour of the Teotihuacan pyramids, also known as the City of the Gods. On this tour, an archeologist takes you around the UNESCO World Heritage Site and gives you insight into the majestic plazas and murals. Snap memorable shots from the top of Sun Pyramid and Moon Pyramid, and then cap off your day trip from Mexico City with a visit to an obsidian factory.
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* A traveler said: "The tour guides were super friendly and fun to hang around with. Also the hosts at the stores and restaurants were also very helpful in moving around the shopping and attraction areas."


Teotihuacan, Tlatelolco, Guadalupe Shrine and Tequila Tasting Tour

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Teotihuacan, Tlatelolco, Guadalupe Shrine and Tequila Tasting Tour

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Hit three top historical attractions on this full-day guided tour from Mexico City: Tlatelolco, the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and Teotihuacan. See where the main market of the Aztec empire once stood in Tlatelolco. At the Shrine of Guadalupe, one of the most popular Catholic pilgrimage sites in the world, see a cloak with an image of the Lady Virgin on display. Stroll through the archaeological ruins of Teotihuacan, known as the City of the Gods, and climb the Sun and Moon pyramids for fantastic views.
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* A traveler said: "The tour was amazing ! The guides were very nice and it was well organized with lots of offers. Would recommend."


Puebla and Cholula Full-Day Tour from Mexico City

Puebla and Cholula Full-Day Tour from Mexico City

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Maximize your time in magnificent Mexico on a full-day trip to Puebla and Cholula from Mexico City. With a knowledgeable guide, discover the rich cultural heritage of each city, and marvel at Puebla’s beautiful historical center. Sample Puebla’s enticing range of culinary delights (own expense) and browse a traditional craft market for special souvenirs.
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* A traveler said: "Excellent service, comfortable bus. The whole day was a success, thanks to the guide who explained in both Spanish and English."


Puebla and Cholula Day Trip from Mexico City

Puebla and Cholula Day Trip from Mexico City

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Discover architectural wonders on this guided day trip to Cholula and Puebla from Mexico City. Inside Cholula’s archaeological zone, feast your eyes on Pirámide Tepanapa, or the Great Pyramid, the world’s largest—even bigger in volume than Cheops in Egypt! Wind your way through the UNESCO-listed city of Puebla, home to gorgeous tiled buildings and Mexican Baroque churches, including the Church of Santo Domingo and Chapel of the Rosary. Bonus: hotel transport and lunch are included.
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* A traveler said: "We had an amazing time in Puebla and Cholula. Jaime is a great tour guide. He knows what he is talking about, we felt safe with him. He showed us many things. He was so helpful. We recommend Jaime for a tour."


Taxco and Cuernavaca Day Trip from Mexico City

Taxco and Cuernavaca Day Trip from Mexico City

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Discover the architectural and cultural delights of Taxco and Cuernavaca on an enriching full-day excursion from Mexico City. Accompanied by a professional guide, explore Taxco, a unique colonial town renowned for its silverworks, and gaze at the majestic 16th-century Santa Prisca Church. Then, stroll the quaint cobbled streets of Cuernavaca as you delve deeper into the region’s fascinating colonial and cultural history, delighting in the magnificent architecture of Cuernavaca’s 16th-century cathedral and admiring the grand structure of Palacio de Cortés.
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* A traveler said: "Taxco is an amazing city and I would recommend everyone to see it. We took a taxi to Christ statue, which gives you a beautiful view over the mountains. We stopped at a jeweler's place who explained why silver is important for the city. Good opportunity to buy jewellery, if you are interested. Stop in Cuernavaca was short, but the church gives you a story about early colonization period."


Private Tour: Teotihuacan and Guadalupe Shrine

Private Tour: Teotihuacan and Guadalupe Shrine

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On this private half-day tour, avoid the large tour groups and get to know the sights of Mexico City in the company of just your family and friends. Your personalized guide takes you to Tlatelolco, an excavated Aztec zone. Visit the Shrine of Guadalupe, a popular Catholic pilgrimage site, and set your eyes on a cloak said to have imprinted on it an image of the Lady Virgin. Explore the archaeological ruins of Teotihuacan, and climb the Sun and Moon pyramids for arresting views. Transport, tickets, and lunch are included.
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* A traveler said: "Loved our guide he was well spoken, friendly, and accommodating I would have booked our others tours with him had I known how knowledgeable and nice he was"


Teotihuacan in the best private tour

Teotihuacan in the best private tour

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Avoid the tourist crowds on a private tour to Teotihuacan, taking advantage of early pickup from your hotel to gain the best views of the ancient site before other tours arrive. Benefit from your professional guide’s full attention as you explore the pre-hispanic monument together, and take time to surmount the summit of the iconic Sun and Moon Pyramids for panoramic views of the region.
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* A traveler said: "Pepe knew everything! He was so informed, fun, and accommodating. We had a wonderful time and recommended him to our friends that are visiting next month."


San Miguel de Allende Small Group Tour from Mexico City

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San Miguel de Allende Small Group Tour from Mexico City

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If you’re short on time but want to see what’s beyond Mexico City, this day trip to lovely San Miguel de Allende has you covered. A guide will get you acquainted with the baroque architecture of this colonial city during a tour, including the handicrafts market. Then you’re free to stroll the cobblestone streets on your own in the afternoon.
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* A traveler said: "Beautiful city! Very colorful. Even the drive is a few hours I still think it’s worth it to visit. The guide was wonderful and the whole group really had fun."


Teotihuacan Early Morning Tour from Mexico City

Teotihuacan Early Morning Tour from Mexico City

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Visit Teotihuacan in the early morning for a memorable view of the landmark site on a full-day tour from Mexico City. Afterward, stop at an artisan market, then have time to purchase lunch and refreshments before returning to Mexico City. Your tour includes entrance fees, air-conditioned transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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* A traveler said: "Great communication throughout the booking. Tour was amazing. Liked that it was a small tour group. Our tour guide Monse was awesome!! Highly recommend this tour company!"


Private Day Tour to Teotihuacan from Mexico City
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Private Day Tour to Teotihuacan from Mexico City

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Explore the mysterious, pre-Aztec city of Teotihuacan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a full-day, private tour. There’s a lot to see in the sprawling archeological site, and visiting with a personal guide ensures you'll have the chance to take it in at your own pace, without being rushed by a group schedule. Even the departure time and route are flexible, so you can tailor the day to your preferences.
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* A traveler said: "What an eye-opener onto an early and highly sophisticated culture! Information about the use of human sacrifice, while disturbing, was fascinating. It was an honor for a local to be sacrificed! To learn this while observing the Pyramid of the Moon and its steep steps (an essential aspect of the ceremony) was so powerful."


Teotihuacan, Shrine of Guadalupe & Tlatelolco All-Inclusive Tour

Teotihuacan, Shrine of Guadalupe & Tlatelolco All-Inclusive Tour

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Experience two of Mexico City’s important landmarks on this all-day guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, ascend the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon at the legendary Teotihuacan—the Aztec “City of the Gods.” Enjoy complimentary bottled water, a tasting of local spirits, and a visit to the Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, the country’s largest shrine to the beloved Lady of Guadalupe.
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* A traveler said: "Sergio was an amazing tour guide. Very detailed and informative. I liked that the tour was not a sales pitch to convince tourists to spend money on products. The tour guide was also extremely accommodating. This was the best tour I took in Mexico."


Iztaccihuatl Volcano Hiking Small Group Tour from Mexico City

Iztaccihuatl Volcano Hiking Small Group Tour from Mexico City

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This Iztaccihuatl Volcano hike is a must-do for outdoor enthusiasts visiting Mexico City. An experienced guide gets you ready from start to finish on this adventure-filled day. Trek for 3 hours on an intermediate trail that ends a few thousand feet below the snowcapped summit 17,000 feet high. The air may be thin up there, but the views are not — soak up stunning views of Popocatepetl and the Valley of Mexico before descending the dormant volcano and fueling up with lunch (own expense). 
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* A traveler said: "Wow! This was such an amazing excursion up to an amazing viewpoint to the volcano Iztaccihuatl! Our guide was Gerson and he was amazing ! Very knowledge and really enthusiastic! I’d highly recommend this trip if you want to get some good exercise in while marveling at the amazing beauty of both volcanoes ... El Popo and El Izta! Purely incredible !"


Teotihuacan, Shrine of Guadalupe & Tlatelolco Day Tour

Teotihuacan, Shrine of Guadalupe & Tlatelolco Day Tour

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Experience some of Mexico City’s important landmarks on this all-day guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, climb the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon at the legendary Teotihuacan, stop by Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, the country’s largest shrine to the beloved Lady of Guadalupe, and explore the pre-Columbian trading center of Tlateloco.
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* A traveler said: "Highly recommend this tour! Our guide Alan was super nice and very knowledgeable. Everything was on time, well organized and went smoothly throughout the day."


Private Tour: Xochimilco, Coyoacan and Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City
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Private Tour: Xochimilco, Coyoacan and Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City

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Ride a traditional barge through Xochimilco canals, then visit Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera landmarks on an immersive private tour of Aztec history and Mexico City art. This tour includes round-trip hotel transfer and admission to Xochimilco, the Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli, and Frida Kahlo Museum, and features the mosaic murals at UNAM.
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* A traveler said: "Veronica our tour guide was very informative, She knows her history and Arturo our driver got us from A - Z very safely and on time. We definitely had a great time all day with the two of them. I definitely recommend choosing Viator for tours."


Teotihuacan Pyramids with Tequila Tasting Private Tour From Mexico City
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Teotihuacan Pyramids with Tequila Tasting Private Tour From Mexico City

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Known as the City of the Gods, Teotihuacan was one of the largest and most important pre-Aztec cities in Mexico, home to nearly 200,000 people from several ancient cultures. Get to know the UNESCO World Heritage Site during your own private tour from Mexico City with an archeologist guide. Gain special insight into the majestic plazas and murals, and take frame-worthy shots from the top of the Sun and Moon pyramids. Cap off the day with a mezcal and tequila tasting at a local obsidian factory.
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* A traveler said: "Gercon, our guide, is the best. Funny, informative, charismatic, we were very lucky to be on a private tour with him. His driver Gustavo was excellent and made stops for us to take pics. Great experience overall."


Xochimilco, Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum Tour
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Xochimilco, Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum Tour

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Save by booking two popular Mexico City tours with this Super Saver featuring some of Mexico City’s best sites. Discover the colonial beauty of Coyoacán, stroll through North America's oldest university and gain insight into Frida Kahlo’s life and artwork at her former home of Casa Azul. Then, drift through the waterways of Xochimilco, a UNESCO site, and enjoy snacks aboard a ‘trajinera’ boat. You’ll come away with unique experiences and knowledge of Aztec history and colonial architecture.
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* A traveler said: "Trying new foods on the street. Relaxing on the boats while in Xochimilco, was very nice. The evening rains were soothing and the museum store was wonderful. The tour guides were so much fun."


Cuernavaca and Taxco Tour with Lunch

Cuernavaca and Taxco Tour with Lunch

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Visit two historic cities on a full-day tour from Mexico City to Cuernavaca and Taxco, and spend the day exploring colonial architecture, walking cobblestone streets, and browsing the beautifully-worked silver of the ‘World Silver Capital.’ Your tour includes a buffet lunch and guided tours of each town, as well as pickup and drop-off at Mexico City hotels.
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* A traveler said: "Julieta our guide was very knowledgeable about history of the areas we drove through. There were only two of us English speakers and she was careful to translate her comments for us personally. The scenery we saw was spectacular and Taxco itself was absolutely beautiful. I plan to return."


Teotihuacan Tour with Private transportation & Food Included

Teotihuacan Tour with Private transportation & Food Included

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Discover ancient Mexico’s “City of the Gods” on this half-day guided excursion. After a convenient pickup on Paseo de la Reforma, marvel at one of Mexico’s most important archaeological sites on a small group tour and experience sites like Sun and Moon Pyramids, Moon Plaza, and the Palace of Quetzalpapalotl. Learn about the site’s history from an informative local guide and enjoy a delicious complimentary lunch afterwards.
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* A traveler said: "It was an interesting and informative morning. Note that due to COVID (as of Sep 2021) you can't climb the pyramids, thought it it didn't take away for me personally. Ruben was my one on one tour guide and he was very knowledgeable of the area from experience living in it. I learned a lot and it was also just great conversation. Afterwards we went to a local restaurant run by his wife and himself for lunch. The meal was delicious and was really a nice end to the tour. I highly recommend this tour as a private tour with Ruben especially!"


From Mexico City: Private tour to Puebla
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From Mexico City: Private tour to Puebla

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OVERVIEW During this private 10 h tour from Mexico City, you will get acquainted with the rich historical & cultural heritage of Puebla City that retains a fantastically well-preserved UNESCO-listed historic center, dozens of beautiful churches & nationwide famous cuisine. WHY GO WITH US The time of the tour is spent purely on sightseeing: no visits to souvenir shops & restaurants (unless you ask). We are flexible: departure time, program & route can be adjusted while the duration of the tour can be always extended for an extra fee. When booking, choose whether to visit just Puebla ("Puebla (only)" option) or add other attractions (+ Cholula, + Africam Safari, + Lavender farm, etc.) to your tour.
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* A traveler said: "This trip was an amazing adventure to Cholula the town, the Pyramid, and Puebla. We had an amazing guide who took us to all three and explained all facets of the cities and the Pyramid. I would highly suggest going on this tour as it was a delight and we saw so much in one day. Great time and very informative."


Pueblos Magicos Cultural Day Trip

Pueblos Magicos Cultural Day Trip

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Get to know the Pueblos Magicos, or 'Magic Towns,' in Hidalgo on this day trip from Mexico City. With your guide in the lead, learn about daily life in these colonial towns, as well as their cultural and historical significance to the region. Round-trip transportation from a central meeting point in Mexico City included.
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* A traveler said: "Pleasant journey with Sergio and Omr. They arrived early. Ensured we got had enough time at each stop. Sergio is particularly jolly. He laughed alot which added greatly to the atmosphere. Recommend this tour highly."


Teotihuacan + Basilica de Guadalupe + Tlatelolco Tour!

Teotihuacan + Basilica de Guadalupe + Tlatelolco Tour!

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We are a new company that really takes cares about the experience. We know that you want the best services, with the best prices too. In this particular tour we will give you the time to climb all the pyramids, to discover the great Basilica de Guadalupe and know more about culture in Tlatelolco. We will answer all your question, and we are gonna make sure that you have a great time. You will not regret it!
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* A traveler said: "The guide was perfect n driver was good at his job. Overall a very good experience n tour. The pyramids were great experience to see with this guide."


Teotihuacán Full Day Tour from Mexico City

Teotihuacán Full Day Tour from Mexico City

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Discover the best of Teotihuacán and its lesser-known gems on this full-day guided tour from Mexico City. See the UNESCO World Heritage site’s top attractions including the Quetzalcoatl, Sun and Moon pyramids, as well as mural paintings and the Butterfly Palace. Visit an obsidian workshop, and taste pulque and tuna products at local factories. Upgrade your experience with a bike tour at no additional charge! Buffet lunch and hotel transport included.
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* A traveler said: "Highly recommend this tour! Worth the extra $, the service was impeccable, we got picked up from our Airbnb, comfortable transportation, and we were the only two on the tour! Phillipe was super knowledgeable, we learnt so much about the pyramids and the history of the area."


Tour to Puebla and Cholula
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Tour to Puebla and Cholula

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Let yourself be conquered by the history of Mexico with the visit to two colonial cities in this fascinating tour to Puebla and Cholula, it also includes an extraordinary landscape of the legendary volcanoes. We begin with the visit to Cholula. On the way you will be able to appreciate the beautiful landscapes that include the Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl volcanoes and we will tell you about the romantic pre-Hispanic legend about them. When visiting Cholula you will know its main pyramid considered the largest in the country. We will climb to the top of the pyramid to see the church of the Virgin of the Remedies built by the Spaniards in times of conquest. In Puebla you will enjoy a delicious typical Mexican food (optional) and enjoy on foot the magnificent Historical Center of the city where you will know the main colonial buildings such as the Chapel of the Rosary, within the Church of Santo Domingo, the Plaza de Armas and the market El Parían so you can get to know the Mexican crafts.
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* A traveler said: "The tour of Santa Iglesia Basilica Catedral Puebla was spiritual & enlightening. It is a beautiful building. Also, the walking tour of old Puebla gave all a chance to adore the beautiful architecture. I cant leave without complimenting my tour guides. They were amazing and patient. The explained everything in English and Spanish."


Small-Group Teotihuacan Pyramids from Mexico City

Small-Group Teotihuacan Pyramids from Mexico City

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Discover one of Mexico’s most important archeological sites in a small group limited to 20 on a tour of the Teotihuacan Pyramids from Mexico City. With your guide, visit the highlights of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, which include the Sun Pyramid, Moon Plaza, Palace of Quetzalpapalotl, and the Temple of Quetzalcoatl. Entrance fees and transport via public bus are included.
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* A traveler said: "Javier was a great guide! Well-informed, and very passionate about the history he shared. He made sure to tailor the tour to our needs and interests as a group."


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