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can be problematic. Since LABEL and PARAMETER must not contain spaces, try replacing that portion with something like:
I'd also suggest that you change *? to simply *, since * denotes 0 or more occurances.
Probably the biggest problem is the:
which occurs just before:
and matches to the end of the string, which then causes the regex engine to backtrack each time it cannot find each "end" tag.
You may also want to take a look at the book "Mastering Regular Expressions" by Jeffrey E. Friedl. See Mastering Regular Expressions for a review.