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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<api>
  <query>
    <allcategories>
      <c size="0" pages="0" files="0" subcats="0" xml:space="preserve">Administration</c>
      <c size="1" pages="1" files="0" subcats="0" xml:space="preserve">Administrative templates</c>
      <c size="1" pages="1" files="0" subcats="0" xml:space="preserve">Admonition templates</c>
      <c size="1" pages="1" files="0" subcats="0" xml:space="preserve">Articles to be expanded</c>
      <c size="4" pages="4" files="0" subcats="0" xml:space="preserve">Austrian Surnames</c>
      <c size="1" pages="1" files="0" subcats="0" xml:space="preserve">British Surnames</c>
      <c size="0" pages="0" files="0" subcats="0" xml:space="preserve">Candidates for Deletion</c>
      <c size="3" pages="3" files="0" subcats="0" xml:space="preserve">Chinese Surnames</c>
      <c size="3" pages="3" files="0" subcats="0" xml:space="preserve">Counties of England</c>
      <c size="2" pages="2" files="0" subcats="0" xml:space="preserve">Countries</c>
    </allcategories>
  </query>
  <query-continue>
    <allcategories accontinue="Czech_Surnames" />
  </query-continue>
</api>