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                <!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
	<meta charset="UTF-8" />

<nav class="clearfix">
    <li><a href="#">About</a></li>
		<li><a href="#">Home</a></li>
		<li><a href="#">Contact</a></li>

<div class="promo-wrapper">
	<div class="promo">
		<img src="image.jpg" width="200" height="200" alt="promo image">

	Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit. Quisquam, explicabo, error maxime cumque modi corrupti alias dolorum fugiat culpa odio tenetur omnis iste maiores debitis dolore harum facilis provident corporis est veritatis! Itaque, ratione, eius ex possimus nesciunt officiis accusantium vitae fugit libero veniam eos alias magni obcaecati incidunt debitis. Optio, fuga, nobis, commodi corporis ipsum officiis incidunt et eaque quas ea laudantium accusamus dolore! Voluptatem, nisi, repellendus, saepe, doloribus eligendi alias laborum ipsa a adipisci quas consectetur deserunt ullam voluptates qui harum impedit facere fugit laboriosam esse expedita ratione aliquam obcaecati debitis necessitatibus quae unde tempora. Dignissimos, sint, velit.


                body {
  margin: 0;
nav {
  width: 100%;
  background-color: #333;
  color: #fff;
  height: 50px;
.clearfix:after {
  content: "";
  display: table;
.clearfix:after {
  clear: both;
nav ul {
  list-style: none;
nav a {
  color: #fff;
  text-decoration: none;
nav li {
  float: left;
  margin: 0 20px;
  text-transform: uppercase;
.promo-wrapper {
  position: absolute;
  width: 100%;
  top: 0px;
.promo {
  float: right;


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