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[[Image:Diverse torture instruments.jpg|thumb|A variety of historical torture instruments.]]
[[Image:Rack birching.jpg|thumb|Illustration of a birching rack used for torture in Spain or Italy (c. 16th century).]]
 
'''Torture''' is the act of intentionally causing extreme [[pain]] or suffering, physical or mental, on a creature, usually a human. Torture has been around since prehistoric times, and has primarily been used as an interrogation technique for extracting intelligence from an uncooperative subject. The motive for torture can also be for the [[sadism|sadistic]] gratification of the torturer.
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