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Miss World contestant, Cyprus' Georgia Georgiou, poses for a photo as she waits backstage prior to a rehearsal for the final ceremony at the Ordos Stadium Arena in the inner Mongolian city of Ordos on August 17, 2012. More than 100 beauty queens from around the globe have descended on the northern Chinese mining city of Ordos on the edge of the Gobi desert ahead of the Miss World final on August 18. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones-

Miss World contestant, Cyprus' Georgia Georgiou, poses for a photo as she waits backstage prior to a rehearsal for the final ceremony at the Ordos Stadium Arena in the inner Mongolian city of Ordos on August 17, 2012. More than 100 beauty queens from around the globe have descended on the northern Chinese mining city of Ordos on the edge of the Gobi desert ahead of the Miss World final on August 18. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones

Miss World 2012 in photos

4 September 2012

Yu Wenxia, won the Miss World crown

for 2012 on Saturday, August 18, defeating more than 100 other hopefuls at a

glittering ceremony in a Chinese mining city on the edge of the Gobi

desert.