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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<api>
  <query>
    <pages>
      <page pageid="42" ns="0" title="Normality" />
      <page pageid="46" ns="0" title="Normal extension" />
      <page pageid="119" ns="0" title="2-subnormal subgroup" />
      <page pageid="120" ns="0" title="3-subnormal subgroup" />
      <page pageid="148" ns="0" title="Centre" />
      <page pageid="175" ns="0" title="Fully characteristic subgroup" />
      <page pageid="302" ns="0" title="Logical graphs" />
      <page pageid="365" ns="0" title="Semiotics" />
    </pages>
  </query>
</api>