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Chechnya Chooses First Beauty Queen

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.


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