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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<api>
  <query-continue>
    <alllinks galcontinue="Batch_Rendering|2156" />
  </query-continue>
  <query>
    <pages>
      <page pageid="1725" ns="0" title="APP/APG v2.0 Main Window" />
      <page pageid="1731" ns="10" title="Template:Option Detection" />
      <page pageid="1807" ns="0" title="APP/APG v2.0 Icons and Shortcuts" />
      <page pageid="1955" ns="0" title="Example Workflow" />
      <page pageid="1997" ns="0" title="V1.3 - Main Window" />
      <page pageid="1999" ns="0" title="V1.3 - Panoramas View" />
      <page pageid="2000" ns="0" title="V1.3 - Application Settings" />
      <page pageid="2008" ns="0" title="V1.3 - Icons and Shortcuts" />
      <page pageid="2276" ns="0" title="Old doc" />
      <page pageid="3393" ns="0" title="Projects and Community" />
    </pages>
  </query>
</api>