This picture shows the beauty pageant winner donkey, Cleopatra, center, at the festival "Festibaz" in the village of Beni Ammar on July 28, 2019. AFP / FADEL SENNA
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Wearing a crown of flowers, "Cleopatra" the donkey delighted villagers in central Morocco by bucking the trend to clinch top prize in a beauty pageant. Named after the ancient Egyptian queen, she triumphed at the Festibaz event, becoming the first female donkey ever to win the contest, held in the village of Beni Ammar, some 120 kilometers west of Rabat.One competitor saw the contest as a way to promote donkey's milk.The annual contest also entertains villagers, whose youth gathered to watch around 20 donkeys take part in a 1-kilometer race ahead of the pageant.
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