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Article Contents
1 Introduction
2 The XMM-Newton Bright Serendipitous Source sample
3 Optical identification and classification
4 X-ray data
5 Optical versus X-ray absorption
6 Comparison with the XRB synthesis models
7 Type 2 QSO
8 X-ray Bright optically normal galaxies (XBONG)
9 Summary and conclusions
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Appendix A: Notes on individual objects
Appendix B: X-ray spectra

List of tables
List of figures

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