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    Gift subscriptions are a way for you to give the gift of The Sydney Morning Herald. There 3, 6 and 12 month gift subscriptions to choose from, and your one-time payment covers the full subscription period. If gift recipients choose to extend access beyond the gift subscription period, they will enter their own billing information and pay for continued service.

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