Finding and removing duplicates in iPhoto?

I've accidentally re-imported about 200 photos into iPhoto (all with the same file names) and I'm trying to build an Automator workflow to remove the duplicates without success. Anyone have any himts on how to do it? I can't find appropriate actions.
Also anyone know of other useful iPhoto workflows especially any that automate adding keywords?

Its iPhoto 6 and while they are in different rolls (I must have failed to use the check box at some time), its not as easy as deleting the whole roll as it appears they have slightly different contents hence the desire to compare and delete dupes.
Dealing with such a large number of dupes its difficult scrolling up and down to identify the right files to delete.
Thanks for your reply.
edit: reading around it seems this isn't all that easy in iPhotoand the 2 apps I've found that offer to do this each have drawbacks.

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  • Find and remove duplicates

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