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Miss Greece Valia Kakouti…

Miss Greece Valia Kakouti (r), 23, poses next to Miss Norway Kathrine Sorland ahead of the finals of the Miss Universe contest that were to be held early today in Ecuador. Eighty young women are participating in the pageant, which is taking place at the Expo Center of the Middle of the World, some 15 kilometers (9 miles) northeast of Quito.