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In this letter, we present an efficient algorithm for the removal of random-valued impulse noise from a corrupted image by using a reference image. The proposed method uses a statistic of rank-ordered relative differences to identify pixels which are likely to be corrupted by impulse noise. Once a noisy pixel is identified, its value is restored by a simple weighted mean filter. Simulation results indicate that our algorithm provides a significant improvement over many other existing techniques.