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The troupe from Shandong, China, performs during the gala of the 44th Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival in Monaco.

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Sandro Montez's dogs perform during the 44th Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival in Monaco.

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Members of the Bingo Circus Theatre perform during the 44th Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival in Monaco.

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The Acrobatic Troupe of Shandong spin plates while they perform during the 44th Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival in Monaco.

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Ivan Frederic's Liberty Horses of the National Circus Knie perform during the 44th Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival in Monaco.

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The Dandy's Russian Bar group perform during the 44th Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival in Monaco.

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The Martinez brothers perform during the gala of the 44th Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival in Monaco.

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The Ayala troupe performs during the gala of the 44th Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival in Monaco.

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Ivan Frederic Knie performs during the gala of the 44th Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival in Monaco.

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Sergey Nesterov performs with a white tiger during the gala of the 44th Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival in Monaco.

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Sergey Nesterov performs white tigers during the gala of the 44th Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival in Monaco.

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Princess Stephanie of Monaco applauds during the gala of the 44th Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival in Monaco.

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The troupe from Shandong, China, performs during the gala of the 44th Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival in Monaco.

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In this photo, Prince Albert II of Monaco, center right, his sister Princess Stephanie of Monaco, center, her daughter Pauline Ducruet, center right, her son Louis Ducruet, center left, and Paul Ducruet's fiancee, Marie Chevallier, 5th left, pose for a photo prior to the gala of the 43th Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival in Monaco. The festival will run until January 27.

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Circus artists perform during the Grand Opening of the Great 50 Show Oriental Circus Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Circus artists perform during the Grand Opening of the Great 50 Show Oriental Circus Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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An artist Eugene Komisarenko, of Russia, performs with dogs during a rehearsal of the new "Circuses of the World" show in the Belarusian State Circus in Minsk, Belarus. Participants from 11 circuses take part in the event.

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Elephants from the St. Petersburg circus take part in the parade during the celebration the 315 anniversary of St. Petersburg in central St.Petersburg, Russia.

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Palestinians give a circus performance as part of an on going protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel.

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Carmen Zander performs during the gala of the 42th Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival in Monaco.

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The Bingo Troupe performs during the gala of the 42nd Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival in Monaco.

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Acrobatic Troupe of Inner Mongolia pose with Louis Ducruet, left, son of Princess Stephanie of Monaco, after receiving a "Bronze Clown" during the Award Gala evening of the 42th Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival Monaco.

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Jozsef and Merrylu Richter perform during the gala of the 42nd Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival in Monaco.

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