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Amid South Sudan’s war, a Miss World pageant carries on

Arual Longar was 9 years old when she decided to become a beauty queen. Growing up in refugee camps, the South Sudanese native watched her aunt compete on the world stage and dreamed of doing the same. Today, the soft-spoken winner of last year’s Miss World South Sudan says she’s harnessing her powers to preach love and unity in her conflict-torn country. “South Sudan is a place of war,” the 25-year-old said. “But it can’t stop us from achieving things.” Amid the…

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