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December 22, 2014

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Miss America Pageant contestants Miss Connecticut Acacia Courtney, foreground left, and Miss Colorado Stacey Cookwatch, right, attend arrival ceremonies Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. Miss America contestants from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will appear Wednesday at the welcoming ceremony across from Boardwalk Hall.

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Miss America Pageant contestants Miss Connecticut Acacia Courtney, foreground left, and Miss Colorado Stacey Cookwatch, right, attend arrival ceremonies Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. Miss America contestants from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will appear Wednesday at the welcoming ceremony across from Boardwalk Hall.