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profile name: Christopher Columbus profile occupation: Explorer
profile id: 9378184
profile name: Leif Eriksson profile occupation: Explorer
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profile name: Louis Joliet profile occupation: Explorer
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profile name: Juan Ponce de León profile occupation: Explorer
profile id: 9188943
profile name: Neil Armstrong profile occupation: Astronaut, Explorer, Pilot
profile id: 38179
profile name: Diego Velázquez profile occupation: Painter
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