Clowns Gabor Hrisafis, left, and Beth Walters talk in a hallway of the Dunkin Donuts center before a performance May 4 in Providence, R.I. “The Greatest Show on Earth” is about to put on its last show on earth. For the performers who travel with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, its demise means the end of a unique way of life for hundreds of performers and crew members.
Clowns Gabor Hrisafis, left, and Beth Walters talk in a hallway of the Dunkin Donuts center before a performance May 4 in Providence, R.I. “The Greatest Show on Earth” is about to put on its last show on earth. For the performers who travel with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, its demise means the end of a unique way of life for hundreds of performers and crew members. Julie Jacobson The Associated Press
Clowns Gabor Hrisafis, left, and Beth Walters talk in a hallway of the Dunkin Donuts center before a performance May 4 in Providence, R.I. “The Greatest Show on Earth” is about to put on its last show on earth. For the performers who travel with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, its demise means the end of a unique way of life for hundreds of performers and crew members. Julie Jacobson The Associated Press

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