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<?xml version="1.0"?>
    <searchinfo totalhits="1" />
      <p ns="0" title="La Paz" snippet="Laja, the full name of the city was originally Nuestra SeƱora de La Paz (&lt;span class=&quot;searchmatch&quot;&gt;meaning&lt;/span&gt; Our Lady of Peace). The name commemorated the restoration of peace following" size="15836" wordcount="1905" timestamp="2014-06-18T22:39:41Z" />