Forty-five national beauty queens were carried on floats through the streets of Tokyo on Sunday (1 October).
SV Girls on floats along Ginza street
SV Miss France waving to crowd
SCU Float PAN to Miss Germany
SV Miss Sweden waving to crowd
SCU Crowd watching
SV Miss Switzerland past
CU Austrian float PAN to Miss Austria
SV Miss Denmark
SV PAN Miss Norway
CU Miss Holland
GTV PAN Girls on floats
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Background: Forty-five national beauty queens were carried on floats through the streets of Tokyo on Sunday (1 October). They are in the city for the Miss International Beauty Pageant on Friday (6 October).
SYNOPSIS: Forty-five beautiful girls take part in the annual Ginza Parade in Tokyo.
Miss France, Suzanne Angly, waves to the crowds enjoying this preview of the Miss International contest.
The girls - here's Brigitt Burfind from West Germany - are now busy rehearsing for Friday's judging.
Here's Miss Sweden, Eva Andersson.
Miss Switzerland, Weber Anneliese, followed by her opposite number from neighbouring Austria, Brigitte Gorike.
And so the parade of pulchritude went on - past eager spectators, some of whom had waited several hours for good views of this United Nations of beauty.