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|Material Type:||Online system or service, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||Wikimedia Foundation.|
|Notes:||Title from main page (last viewed Sept. 14, 2007).
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|Credits:||Last seen July 26, 2006.|
|Details:||Available on the Internet.|
|Other Titles:||Main Page - Wikisource|
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