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LOS ANGELES -- In November 1998, Linor Abargil, an 18-year-old Miss Israel, won the Miss World pageant. A tall, glittery crown perched precariously on her auburn curls, Abargil smiled wanly at the cameras, seemingly bewildered by her victory. If she looked more exhausted than ebullient, there was a harrowing reason: six weeks earlier she had been viciously raped by an Israeli travel agent...