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<?xml version="1.0"?>
      <group id="!additions" label="Recent additions" description="This message group shows new and changed messages." class="RecentAdditionsMessageGroup" exists="" />
      <group id="!recent" label="Recent translations" description="This message group shows all recent translations into this language.&#10;Most useful for the review tasks." class="RecentMessageGroup" exists="" />
      <group id="!sandbox" label="Sandbox messages" description="Suggests messages to translate for sandboxed users" class="SandboxMessageGroup" exists="" />