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Oprah fans go Down Under

SYDNEY — Oprah Winfrey joined 300 audience members Wednesday in Australia, where they were flown for an action-packed adventure including encounters with kangaroos, surfing lessons and a journey to the remote and dusty Outback. In September, Winfrey surprised her audience with one of her biggest giveaways: an eight-day trip to Australia. Audience members were hand-picked by Winfrey’s staffers, who considered them the most loyal viewers of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”

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