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ABSTRACT

1.INTRODUCTION
1.1.Motivation
1.2.A Massive Star Primer
1.3.Luminous Blue Variables

2.THE MASSIVE STAR CONTENT OF THE LOCAL GROUP
2.1.Counting the OB Stars: Harder than it Looks
2.2.Luminous Blue Variables: Silent Quackers
2.3.Yellow Supergiants: Looking at Stellar Evolution through a Magnifying Glass
2.4.Red Supergiants: Big and Sometimes Too Cool
2.5.The Wolf-Rayet Stars: Easy to Find Some, but Tough to Find the Rest

3.SUMMARY AND FUTURE WORK

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