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<?xml version="1.0"?>
    <alllinks alcontinue="Center_for_Systemic_Peace" />
      <l ns="0" title="BGR data" />
      <l ns="0" title="BP data" />
      <l ns="0" title="Barro-Lee" />
      <l ns="0" title="Basic Functionalities" />
      <l ns="0" title="Basic Report (Download)" />
      <l ns="0" title="Basic Report for Countries/Regions or Groupings" />
      <l ns="0" title="CIA World Factbook" />
      <l ns="0" title="Carbon Emissions Data (CDIAC)" />
      <l ns="0" title="Census of China" />
      <l ns="0" title="Census of India" />