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Aussie Mormon mother gets ahead on her motor bike

Most picture Mormon missionaries in suits, spurning tea and coffee. But as the ''stormin' Mormon'' Mitt Romney makes a bid for the White House, there is renewed interest in the faith, which has been linked with polygamy and proselytising.

Darrylin Galanos defies stereotypes. She lives in Ivanhoe with her husband and three children, studies social work at Melbourne University, votes for the Greens, and rides a Triumph motorbike. And like thousands of Australians she is part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS).

''Mormon is just a nickname,'' she said. Ms Galanos has been a member all her life.

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