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Miss World sparks controversy

Updated 11:27 AM ET, Sat September 28, 2013
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The top 10 Miss World contestants pose during the modeling event at the convention center in Indonesia's resort island of Bali on September 24.The Miss World finals were held Saturday, September 28, after weeks of protests from Muslim hardliners. SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images
Miss World 2013 contestants clap during a fashion show in Bali on September 24. The Miss World finals originally to be hosted in the capital, Jakarta was forced to move to the Hindu-majority island of Bali after weeks of protests by Muslim hardliners. SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images
Miss Italy, Sarah Baderna plants a tree during a visit by the Miss World contestants to the Kertalangu Cultural Village in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on September 21. SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images
Miss World 2012 Wenxia Yu of China (left) and Miss Indonesia Vania Larissa (right) prepare to hit the World Peace Gong as Miss World contestants visit Kertalangu Cultural Village in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on September 21. SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images
Muslim women stage a protest against the Miss World contest in Banda Aceh, northern Sumatra island, on September 14. CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN/AFP/Getty Images
Female Muslim protesters shout slogans during a protest against the Miss World beauty pageant contest outside its main sponsor office, MNCTV in Jakarta on September 5. Around 1,000 Islamic hardliners protested saying the event promoted "smut and pornography." Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images
Anti-Miss World demonstrators from Indonesia's conservative Islamic organization Hizb ut Tahrir present their version of Miss World, Miss Universe and Miss Indonesia wearing long dresses and head scarves fully covering the body during a rally in Medan city on September 5. Andi Rambe/AFP/Getty Images
Members of the conservative Islamic group, the Islamic Defenders Front held signs reading "Tolak (Reject) Miss World" and "Miss World is Whore Contest" in protest against the competition on September 3 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Ed Wray/Getty Images
Protesters burn a banner featuring Miss World 2012 Yu Wenxia from China reading "Reject Miss World" during a protest in Jakarta on September 3. Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images