The pageant moves on… somewhere else.

The final of Miss World later this month will take place on the island of Bali instead of near the capital, after days of protests.

Thousands took to the streets this week to denounce the decision to hold the beauty pageant with protesters burning the organizers in effigy and branding them “infidels”.

The contest opens in Bali on Sunday and later rounds were due to take place in and around Jakarta, with the winner originally set to be crowned at a venue outside the capital on September 28.

But the government said on Saturday they had decided all events would now be held on Bali, where hard-line influence is almost non-existent and which is used to hordes of foreign tourists sunbathing in skimpy swimwear.

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