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Miss World pageant meets Chinese mining city

Terra Daily
Friday, 17 August 2012

Miss World pageant meets Chinese mining cityBeijing (AFP) Aug 16, 2012

More than 100 beauty queens from around the globe have descended on the northern Chinese mining city of Ordos on the edge of the Gobi desert ahead of the Miss World final this Saturday. Built on the arid and sparsely populated steppes of Inner Mongolia and around 700 kilometres (440 miles) from the nearest beach, Ordos makes an unlikely setting for the world's biggest beauty pageant. But
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