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This Sept. 10, 2013 photo released by the Miss America Organization shows Miss Mississippi Chelsea Rick participating in the swimsuit competition during first night of preliminaries for the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, N.J. Rick won the swimsuit competition. A tribute to the victims of the 9/11 attacks will open the second night of preliminary competition on Wednesday night and a new Miss America will be crowned on Sunday. (AP Photo/Miss America Organization)
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This Sept. 10, 2013 photo released by the Miss America Organization shows Miss Mississippi Chelsea Rick participating in the swimsuit competition during first night of preliminaries for the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, N.J. Rick won the swimsuit competition. A tribute to the victims of the 9/11 attacks will open the second night of preliminary competition on Wednesday night and a new Miss America will be crowned on Sunday. (AP Photo/Miss America Organization)

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