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The high-quality versions of the images were obtained from Sonic Art Archive (fan site) since the Sonic Battle images are no longer avaliable on SEGA of America's FTP site, and as a courtesy to Sonic Art Archive, they would appreciate it if you link to their site if you plan on using the high resolution images in full form.
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