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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<api>
  <query-continue>
    <alllinks galcontinue="Baal|5817" />
  </query-continue>
  <query>
    <pages>
      <page pageid="1731" ns="0" title="Velcro Kitty" />
      <page pageid="1936" ns="0" title="B Rabbit" />
      <page pageid="2333" ns="0" title="The Free World" />
      <page pageid="5470" ns="0" title="California Flash" />
      <page pageid="5816" ns="0" title="Amaterasu" />
      <page pageid="7109" ns="0" title="The Dead Beats" />
      <page pageid="7187" ns="0" title="The Barden Bellas" />
      <page pageid="7189" ns="0" title="The Treblemakers" />
      <page pageid="7191" ns="0" title="The High Notes" />
      <page pageid="10022" ns="0" title="B. J. and the Affordables" />
    </pages>
  </query>
</api>