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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<api>
  <query-continue>
    <alltransclusions gatcontinue="Blue_1|158" />
  </query-continue>
  <query>
    <pages>
      <page pageid="16" ns="0" title="Air Elemental and Storm Elemental" />
      <page pageid="42" ns="0" title="Angel and Archangel" />
      <page pageid="51" ns="0" title="Archer and Marksman" />
      <page pageid="81" ns="0" title="Azure Dragon" />
      <page pageid="90" ns="0" title="Basilisk and Greater Basilisk" />
      <page pageid="99" ns="0" title="Behemoth and Ancient Behemoth" />
      <page pageid="101" ns="0" title="Beholder and Evil Eye" />
      <page pageid="108" ns="0" title="Black Knight and Dread Knight" />
      <page pageid="118" ns="0" title="Boar" />
      <page pageid="121" ns="0" title="Bone Dragon and Ghost Dragon" />
    </pages>
  </query>
</api>