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Can someone let me know what this regex translate to?

"^(\+|00)[1-9][0-9]{3,20}$"

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  ^                        the beginning of the string
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  (                        group and capture to \1:
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    \+                       '+'
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   |                        OR
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    00                       '00'
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  )                        end of \1
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  [1-9]                    any character of: '1' to '9'
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  [0-9]{3,20}              any character of: '0' to '9' (between 3
                           and 20 times (matching the most amount
                           possible))
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  $                        before an optional \n, and the end of the
                           string
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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It looks to me like a pattern for (roughly!) matching an international phone number, having to start with either 00 or +.

Some values that would match are:
+1000
009000
+199999999999999999999
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