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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<api>
  <query-continue>
    <allfileusages gafcontinue="BackArrow_Off.png|167963" />
  </query-continue>
  <query>
    <pages>
      <page pageid="7275" ns="0" title="Burning Life" />
      <page pageid="17390" ns="0" title="Open Grid Public Beta/Daily Huddle Transcripts/Transcript 20080815" />
      <page pageid="101763" ns="0" title="Bug Tracker/Status" />
      <page pageid="127822" ns="0" title="Viewer Help Templates" />
      <page pageid="197970" ns="0" title="LDPW Nautilus" />
      <page pageid="199708" ns="0" title="Solution Provider Directory" />
      <page pageid="202206" ns="0" title="Babbage Microcontinent" />
      <page pageid="202208" ns="0" title="Babbage Railway" />
    </pages>
  </query>
</api>