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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<api>
  <query-continue>
    <templates tlcontinue="1|10|Nowrap" />
  </query-continue>
  <query>
    <pages>
      <page pageid="1" ns="0" title="Main Page">
        <templates>
          <tl ns="0" title="Main Page/About Software" />
          <tl ns="0" title="Main Page/Common Features" />
          <tl ns="0" title="Main Page/Hot Links" />
          <tl ns="0" title="Main Page/Multiple Depth Sensors" />
          <tl ns="0" title="Main Page/Multiple RGB Cameras" />
          <tl ns="0" title="Main Page/Pro Edition Exclusive Features" />
          <tl ns="0" title="Main Page/Single Depth Sensor" />
          <tl ns="10" title="Template:CommonFeatureItem" />
          <tl ns="10" title="Template:ConfigDescription" />
          <tl ns="10" title="Template:ConfigImageHeader" />
        </templates>
      </page>
    </pages>
  </query>
</api>