The world's most upmarket beauty pageant - without a bikini in sight
Luffy Monday, July 30, 2007 World NewsIt must be one of the most upmarket beauty pageants ever - without a bikini in sight.
Women from across the Arab world came together to compete in the Miss Arab World contest in Cairo - with Miss Bahrain, Wafa Yaqoop, being crowned the winner.
Winner: Wafa Yaqoop is crowned Miss Arab World 2007
Candidates came from 16 Arab countries including Egypt, Lebanon, Sudan, Iraq, Libya and Palestine.
Contestants: Palestinian contestant Merna Kattan (left) and Kuwaiti contestant Fatma Ghadban
Beauty: Iraqi contestant Mayada Hussein (left) and Moroccan contestant Sarah Banani
It is the second time the competition has been staged.
Line-up: Contestants in the second Miss Arab World Contest