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# Wikipedia:Duplicate articles

Wikipedia:Utilities : Wikipedia:Pages needing attention : Duplicate articles

This is a list of duplicate articles that have been created mostly by mistake. They have to be merged into a single piece of work and one title has to be redirected to the other (or a completely new page is created) in accordance with Wikipedia:Naming conventions and Wikipedia:Canonization. After a pair has been merged, it can be removed from the list.

Consider using the following boilerplate text at the top of articles that need merging:

The creation of duplicate articles, and the wasted effort this causes, can be avoided by creating lots of redirects. Also, when creating new articles, search for existing articles on the same subject.

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