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In this undated photo released by Miss Bikini International Committee on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, contestants in swimwears and traditional Chinese opera headpieces dance during an rehearsal for their up-coming bikini competition in Beijing. A stage performance by bikini-clad women wearing headpieces styled after traditional Peking Opera has sparked debate in China after photos were made public this week, highlighting divided views on how to preserve the country's traditions. (AP Photo/Miss Bikini International Committee) EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO SALESA stage performance by bikini-clad women wearing headpieces styled after traditional Peking Opera has sparked debate in China after photos were made public this week, highlighting divided views on how to preserve the country's traditions.


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