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How can I keep just the part of the shape that is inside the rectangle?

I would like to do something like this: enter image description here

Here's the original video I've seen this from: (StackExchange doesn't allow me to post more than 2 links, so I'll put the link in a comment to this question).

What is the technique used by the designer to keep just the part of the circles that are within the rectangles? I tried slowing the video down to 0.25, and all I've seen is that he went to the Path section, but I don't know what he clicked on.

Here's my "remake" enter image description here

As you can see from my "remake", the circle is above the rectangle, but I can't hide the part that is not within the rectangle.

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After trying various methods, I finally found a solution.

All I had to do was just duplicate both the rectangle and the circle. While keeping the duplicates selected, i clicked on Intersection in the Path menu, and all that remained was just the part of the circle that was inside the rectangle.

Here's my "remake" (not finished yet but you can see the circles) enter image description here

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    You should probably use clipping masks in this case though. – joojaa Jul 18 '17 at 21:43

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