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Article updated: 3/20/2013 3:35 PM

Miss America pageant returning to Atlantic City

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- The Miss America pageant will be broadcast from Atlantic City, N.J., on Sept. 15.

Gov. Chris Christie announced the broadcast date Wednesday. The pageant will be held at the place where it began in 1921.

The pageant is returning to Atlantic City after being held in Las Vegas the past six years.

The Miss America Organization says the pageant will include three nights of preliminary competition Sept. 10-12 at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall.

The traditional "Show Us Your Shoes Parade" will be held on the boardwalk Sept. 14.

The entire pageant will span 13 days from the end of Labor Day weekend through the broadcast finale.

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