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Default Re: Present Perfect simple vs continuous

Someone has cut...

If it was just one picture Someone has been cutting... would indicate a single action that continued for an inordinate amount of time and was continuing - unlikely in this context but possible in eg This video has been loading for the last half hour! It's therefore an example of use (b) above, the same as : I've been reading War and Peace this week.
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