Thursday, September 1, 2011

Miss Germany 2011 Valeria Bystritskaia (R) and Miss Ireland 2011 Aoife Hannon are welcomed as they arrive at Alianca Misericordia non-profit catholic organization in the outskirts of Sao Paulo September 1, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







Miss Argentina 2011 Natalie Rodriguez takes a photograph with a children at Alianca Misericordia non-profit catholic organization in the outskirts of Sao Paulo September 1, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







Miss Panama 2011 Sheldry Saez prays at Alianca Misericordia non-profit catholic organization on the outskirts of Sao Paulo September 1, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







Miss Universe 2011 contestants listen to priests as they arrive at Alianca Misericordia non-profit catholic organization in the outskirts of Sao Paulo September 1, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







Miss Honduras 2011 Keilyn Gomez (L) and Miss New Zealand 2011 Priyani Puketapu arrive at Alianca Misericordia non-profit catholic organization in the outskirts of Sao Paulo September 1, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







Miss Bolivia 2011 Olivia Pinheiro (R), Miss Angola 2011 Leila Lopes and Miss British Virgin Islands 2011 Sheroma Hodge (L) pose for a photograph with a children at Alianca Misericordia non-profit catholic organization in the outskirts of Sao Paulo September 1, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







Miss Mexico 2011 Karin Ontiveros jokes with a boy as she takes a photograph at Alianca Misericordia non-profit catholic organization in the outskirts of Sao Paulo September 1, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







Miss Universe 2011 contestants attend a welcoming ceremony as they arrive at Alianca Misericordia non-profit catholic organization in the outskirts of Sao Paulo September 1, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







Miss Czech Republic 2011 Jitka Navackova poses with children at Alianca Misericordia non-profit catholic organization on the outskirts of Sao Paulo September 1, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







Miss China 2011Luo Zilin poses with children at Alianca Misericordia non-profit catholic organization in the outskirts of Sao Paulo September 1, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.









Miss Montenegro 2011 Nikolina Loncar poses with children at Alianca Misericordia non-profit catholic organization in the outskirts of Sao Paulo September 1, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







Miss South Africa 2011 Bokang Montjane poses with children at Alianca Misericordia non-profit catholic organization in the outskirts of Sao Paulo September 1, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







Miss Universe 2011 contestants buy handmade gifts at Alianca Misericordia non-profit catholic organization on the outskirts of Sao Paulo September 1, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







Miss Poland 2011 Rozalia Mancewicz poses with children at Alianca Misericordia non-profit catholic organization in the outskirts of Sao Paulo September 1, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







Miss Universe 2011 contestants listen to priests as they arrive at Alianca Misericordia non-profit catholic organization on the outskirts of Sao Paulo September 1, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







Miss Switzerland 2011 Kerstin Cook poses with children at Alianca Misericordia non-profit catholic organization in the outskirts of Sao Paulo September 1, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







Miss Croatia 2011 Natalija Prica poses with children at Alianca Misericordia non-profit catholic organization in the outskirts of Sao Paulo September 1, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







Miss Canada 2011 Chelsae Durocher (L) and Miss Denmark 2011 Sandra Amer pose for a photograph at Alianca Misericordia non-profit catholic organization on the outskirts of Sao Paulo September 1, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







Miss Switzerland 2011 Kerstin Cook poses with children at Alianca Misericordia non-profit catholic organization in the outskirts of Sao Paulo September 1, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







Miss Indonesia Nadine Alexandra poses with children at the Alianca Misericordia non-profit Catholic organisation in the outskirts of Sao Paulo September 1, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







Miss Great Britain 2011 Chloe-Beth Morgan poses with children at Alianca Misericordia non-profit catholic organization in the outskirts of Sao Paulo September 1, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







Miss New Zealand 2011 Priyani Pukepatu poses with children at Alianca Misericordia non-profit catholic organization in the outskirts of Sao Paulo September 1, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







Miss Brazil 2011 Priscila Machado poses with children at Alianca Misericordia non-profit catholic organization on the outskirts of Sao Paulo September 1, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.











Miss Universe contestant, Miss Germany Valeria Bystritskaia poses for a picture during a visit to the nonprofit Catholic organization, Mercy Alliance, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday Sept. 1, 2011. Sao Paulo is hosting the Miss Universe 2011 pageant and will broadcast the contest on Sept. 12.







Miss Universe contestant, Miss Netherlands Kelly Weekers poses for a picture during a visit to the nonprofit Catholic organization, Mercy Alliance, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday Sept. 1, 2011. Sao Paulo is hosting the Miss Universe 2011 pageant and will broadcast the contest on Sept. 12.







Miss Ecuador Claudia Schiess shows a craft she made with a boy at Casa Do Zezinho social project for slum children, in Sao Paulo August 31, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. Picture taken August 31.







Miss Universe contestant, Miss Uruguay Fernanda Semino poses for a picture with children during a visit to the nonprofit Catholic organization, Mercy Alliance, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday Sept. 1, 2011. Sao Paulo is hosting the Miss Universe 2011 pageant and will broadcast the contest on Sept. 12.







Miss Universe contestant, Miss China Luo Zilin takes a picture during a visit to the nonprofit Catholic organization, Mercy Alliance, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday Sept. 1, 2011. Sao Paulo is hosting the Miss Universe 2011 pageant and will broadcast the contest on Sept. 12.







Miss Universe contestant, Miss Bahamas Anastagia Pierre poses for a picture during a visit to the nonprofit Catholic organization, Mercy Alliance, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday Sept. 1, 2011. Sao Paulo is hosting the Miss Universe 2011 pageant and will broadcast the contest on Sept. 12.







Miss Universe contestant, Miss Czech Republic Jitka Novackova poses for a picture during a visit to the nonprofit Catholic organization, Mercy Alliance, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday Sept. 1, 2011. Sao Paulo is hosting the Miss Universe 2011 pageant and will broadcast the contest on Sept. 12.







Miss Universe contestants listen to a welcome message from the Mercy Alliance coordinator during their visit to the nonprofit Catholic organization in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday Sept. 1, 2011. Sao Paulo is hosting the Miss Universe 2011 pageant and will broadcast the contest on Sept. 12.







Miss Universe contestants, Miss Canada Chelsae Durocher, left, and Miss Denmark Sandra Amer pose for a picture during a visit to the nonprofit Catholic organization, Mercy Alliance, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday Sept. 1, 2011. Sao Paulo is hosting the Miss Universe 2011 pageant and will broadcast the contest on Sept. 12.







Miss Universe contestant, Miss France Laury Thilleman is moved to tears as she listens how abandoned children are rescued from the streets by the nonprofit Catholic organization, Mercy Alliance, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday Sept. 1, 2011. Sao Paulo is hosting the Miss Universe 2011 pageant and will broadcast the contest on Sept. 12.







Miss Panama Sheldry Saez and Miss Peru Natalie Vertiz pose with a boy at Casa Do Zezinho social project for slum children, in Sao Paulo August 31, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. Picture taken August 31.







Miss Nicaragua Adriana Dom hugs a girl after joining dancers in a performance at Meninos do Morumbi social project in Sao Paulo August 31, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. Picture taken August 31.







Miss El Salvador Mayra Aldana poses with children at Casa Do Zezinho social project for slum children, in Sao Paulo August 31, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. Picture taken August 31.







Miss Guatemala Alejandra Barillas Solis poses with children at Casa Do Zezinho social project for slum children, in Sao Paulo August 31, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. Picture taken August 31.







Miss Honduras Keilyn Gomez joins dancers during their performance at Meninos do Morumbi social project in Sao Paulo August 31, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. Picture taken August 31.







Miss Tanzania 2011 Nelly Kamwelu (L), Miss Singapore 2011 Valerie Lim Shu Xian (2nd L) and Miss U.S. Virgin Islands 2011 Alexandrya Evans watch a performance during a visit to the Meninos do Morumbi non-governmental organization in Sao Paulo August 31, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12.







Miss Nicaragua Adriana Dom looks at one of the exhibits at the Soccer Museum in Sao Paulo August 31, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. Picture taken August 31.









Miss Paraguay Alba Riquelme looks at one of the exhibits at the Soccer Museum in Sao Paulo August 31, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. Picture taken August 31.







Miss Nicaragua Adriana Dom tries on a cap from the Sao Paulo FC soccer club, while visiting the Soccer Museum in Sao Paulo August 31, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. Picture taken August 31.







Sao Paulo State Military Police General Commander Alvaro Batista Camilo (C) poses with candidates for the Miss Universe 2011 competition during a visit to the General Command Headquarters in Sao Paulo, August 31, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12.



source: daylife

photo: AP photo, Reuters pictures

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