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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<api>
  <query-continue>
    <alllinks galcontinue="Barnágo|1474" />
  </query-continue>
  <query>
    <pages>
      <page pageid="6" ns="0" title="Akana timeline" />
      <page pageid="24" ns="0" title="Huyfárah" />
      <page pageid="143" ns="0" title="Timeline/-1000 to 0" />
      <page pageid="144" ns="0" title="Timeline/1st millennium" />
      <page pageid="253" ns="0" title="Oltu" />
      <page pageid="792" ns="0" title="Woldulaš" />
    </pages>
  </query>
</api>