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Chechnya Chooses First Beauty Queen


http://gdb.rferl.org/B9B06A15-A329-4E7F-9680-F373184FB57C_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/B9B06A15-A329-4E7F-9680-F373184FB57C_mw800_mh600.jpg Ordzhonikidze Square in central Grozny (file photo) (ITAR-TASS) May 29, 2006 -- A 15-year-old high-school student has been crowned Miss Chechnya.


This is the troubled southern republic's first beauty and talent contest.


Zamira Dzhabrailova, who beat a field of 18 teenage girls on the weekend, won an automobile and a vacation to France.


(AP)

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