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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<api>
  <query-continue>
    <allredirects garcontinue="Contact|2964" />
  </query-continue>
  <query>
    <pages>
      <page pageid="1017" ns="0" title="Enemies" />
      <page pageid="1113" ns="0" title="Mailing Lists" />
      <page pageid="1298" ns="0" title="IRC Channel" />
      <page pageid="1372" ns="0" title="SetupDev" />
      <page pageid="2696" ns="0" title="Mailing list" />
      <page pageid="2870" ns="0" title="Badguy" />
      <page pageid="2916" ns="0" title="BouncingSnowball" />
      <page pageid="2971" ns="0" title="Dispenser" />
      <page pageid="2993" ns="0" title="Bug tracker" />
      <page pageid="3110" ns="0" title="Enemy" />
    </pages>
  </query>
</api>