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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<api>
  <query-continue>
    <allfileusages gafcontinue="Beresford_in_his_Conning_Tower.jpg" />
  </query-continue>
  <query>
    <pages>
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      <page pageid="5394" ns="6" title="File:Barlow.jpg" />
      <page pageid="6298" ns="6" title="File:Beaumont, RCN.jpg" />
      <page pageid="5402" ns="6" title="File:Beresford.jpg" />
    </pages>
  </query>
</api>