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Why are there so many different Visual C++ redistributables?

Every time I install a game, or even OpenOffice, part of the installation routine is installing yet another Visual C++ 2005/2008 redistributable, right next to the 10 others I already have on my ...
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Which versions of C++ redistributables can I remove?

I have a number of Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 and 2008 Redistributable and I would like to know which ones are safe to remove, because there are actually more than 10 installed on my computers. ...