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Miss Iraq and Miss Israel reunited after selfie controversy


Six months ago, a simple selfie between two Miss Universe contestants provoked a backlash that pushed one to flee her home country, her family in tow, BBC reports.

Sarah Idan was representing Iraq at the 2017 pageant in Las Vegas when she snapped a picture with Miss Israel, Adar Gandelsman, and posted it online.

In the caption, she wrote "Peace and Love from Miss Iraq and Miss Israel".

But some people in Iraq did not see it that way and, she said, sent her death threats.

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