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More than 80 years after it was first published -- and later outlawed -- in Germany, a signed copy of Adolf Hitler's infamous manifesto "Mein Kampf" was sold Thursday for $34,900.

The semi-autobiographical work outlining Hitler's anti-Semitic ideology was sold to an anonymous telephone bidder at an auction in the town of Ludlow in western England.

Written in 1924 while Hitler was serving a four-year prison term in the southern German region of Bavaria, the book was first published in 1926.

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