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Mexico Death Of A Beauty Queen
This Jan. 28, 2013 photo shows the mausoleum where beauty queen Maria Susana Flores Gamez is buried, in a cemetery in Guamuchil, Mexico. Susy was only 4 when her mother signed her up for a pageant she had organized herself. The child won, and was crowned “Queen of the Red Cross.” It was an exciting moment in a young life soon marred by violence. Two years later, Susy’s father was killed after his car was sprayed with bullets - not an uncommon occurrence in Sinaloa. He was 35. Susy was buried with her father in a mausoleum that her mother expanded for her, adding glass lamps and marbled walls. (AP Photo/Adriana Gomez)