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In pictures: Miss World
Miss Peru, Maria Julia Mantilla Garcia, after taking the title
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Maria Julia Mantilla Garcia, an aspiring 20-year-old high school teacher from Peru, is voted Miss World 2004.
Miss Peru and last year's Miss World Rosanna Davison (left)
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She was crowned by 2003 winner Miss Ireland Rosanna Davison, daughter of 'Lady in Red' singer Chris de Burgh.
Contestants in their ball gowns in the finals
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More than 107 beauties from around the world took part in the contest in the Chinese resort town of Sanya.
Contestants perform at the finals of the beauty pageant
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Miss Dominican Republic came second, and Miss USA took third place.
Opening ceremony
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US pop singer Lionel Richie performed and other celebrities attended what is the 54th year of the pageant.

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