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Billiards is not common anymore (this refers to English Billiards and Carom Billiards, such as Three Cushion), but Pocket Billiards, or Pool, is very popular in many countries, most notably the US, and Snooker is very popular in UK. These are also popular in Canada, Australia, the Philippines, and Ireland, and less so in many other countries.

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