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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<api>
  <query-continue>
    <alllinks galcontinue="Backstab|745" />
  </query-continue>
  <query>
    <pages>
      <page pageid="37" ns="0" title="The Queen&#039;s Way" />
      <page pageid="57" ns="0" title="Main gate of Barloque -- Royal City of Meridian" />
      <page pageid="177" ns="0" title="Positive Karma" />
      <page pageid="180" ns="0" title="Monsters" />
      <page pageid="338" ns="0" title="Art" />
      <page pageid="660" ns="0" title="Latest Patch" />
      <page pageid="1143" ns="0" title="West Merchant Way" />
      <page pageid="1144" ns="0" title="West Merchant Way through Illerian Woods" />
      <page pageid="1148" ns="0" title="The Spider Nest" />
    </pages>
  </query>
</api>