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Conchita Wurst

Conchita Wurst representing Austria poses with the trophy after winning the 59th annual Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) at the B&W Hallerne in Copenhagen, in this May 10, 2014 picture provided by Scanpix Denmark.  (REUTERS/Mogens Flindt/Scanpix Denmark)

Eurovision's Drag Queen

Austria's bearded transvestite crowned Eurovision queen Conchita Wurst returned home Sunday to a jubilant welcome, vowing to use her newfound fame to promote tolerance.

"This will remain an issue for a long time and I fear I won't see the end of it in my lifetime," said Wurst, who captured Europe's imagination at this year's edition of the song contest. (AFP)

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