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Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola of Nigeria drops to her knees upon being named World Muslimah 2013 during the third Annual Award of World Muslimah in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sept. 18, 2013. The annual pageant, held exclusively for Muslim women, assessed not only contestants' appearance but also their piety and religious knowledge.

PHOTO: Dita Alangkara/AP

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