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A Python code that prints out an exact copy of itself

A quine is a computer program which takes no input and produces a copy of its own source code as its only output.

Here is a classical one written in C (reddit comments).

Today I saw its Python equivalent, written by theepicsnail (link):

x="x={0}{1}{0}; print x.format(chr(34),x)"; print x.format(chr(34),x)

In action:

>>> x="x={0}{1}{0}; print x.format(chr(34),x)"; print x.format(chr(34),x)
x="x={0}{1}{0}; print x.format(chr(34),x)"; print x.format(chr(34),x)
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