Thank you for your gift of USD 2.00 to the Wikimedia Foundation, received on January 17, 2011. I'm very grateful for your support. Your donation celebrates everything Wikipedia and its sister sites stand for: the power of information to help people live better lives, and the importance of sharing, freedom, learning and discovery. Thank you so much for helping to keep these projects freely available for their more than 400 million monthly readers around the world.
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