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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<api>
  <query-continue>
    <allfileusages gafcontinue="Relbutton.gif|1502" />
  </query-continue>
  <query>
    <pages>
      <page pageid="1436" ns="0" title="Notes from VRM" />
      <page pageid="1484" ns="0" title="Personal Address Manager Service" />
      <page pageid="1496" ns="12" title="Help:Cheatsheet" />
      <page pageid="1502" ns="0" title="Relbutton Scenarios" />
      <page pageid="1548" ns="0" title="R-button Functional Specification" />
      <page pageid="1550" ns="0" title="R-button" />
      <page pageid="1692" ns="0" title="VRM CRM 2010" />
      <page pageid="2150" ns="0" title="VRM History" />
    </pages>
  </query>
</api>