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ASP.NET MVC Helper made that on the an archive page like ...
... we got these URLs in the HTML:

<link rel="canonical" href=";bis=10.11.2013&amp;medium=dpa-afx" />

Breadcrumbs in <body>:
<span typeof="v:Breadcrumb"><a rel="v:url" property="v:title" href=";bis=10.11.2013&amp;medium=dpa-afx" title="dpa-AFX - News vom 10.11.2013">dpa-AFX - News vom 10.11.2013</a></span>

Now the big question:
Is an URL with & for Google search the same as the URL with &amp; OR do I have 2 different URLs (= duplicate content)?

According to this it is different in Google Maps:

What is your opinion?
My opinion is that Googlebot will simply convert the &amp; in a URL to &, like any browser would (except in the source code, of course). Sounds to me like basic functionality for a search engine spider, so I really wouldn't worry about this.

Also, searching site: inurl:amp currently returns no results.
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