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In pictures: Zimbabwe's rural beauties
Traditional dances

Beauty pageants are extremely popular in Zimbabwe, but the latest one has attracted much controversy not least because the winner lost her crown.

Miss Rural Zimbabwe was exclusively for girls from rural villages, but it turned out that Liweline Mukana lived in town to go to school.

Unlike other beauty contests, the 27 finalists over the weekend performed traditional dances and acted out scenes from rural life. The event was hugely popular and attracted a big turnout.

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