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Cirque du Soleil Alegria Rehearsal

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Fire-knife performer Micah Naruo eats fire during the rehearsal for the Cirque du Soleil at the Huntington Center in Toledo.

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The stage is prepped for the Cirque du Soleil.

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A performer stretches her legs backstage during the rehearsal.

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The stage is prepared for the Cirque du Soleil.

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Performers exercise in the training area during the rehearsal.

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Australians Zebastian Hunter and Ella Fenwick during the rehearsal.

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Australian Ella Fenwick during the rehearsal.

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Fire-knife performers Micah Naruo, left, of Hawaii, and Joseph Cadousteau, of Tahiti, perform during the rehearsal.

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Outfits are hung inside the wardrobe room for the Cirque du Soleil.

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Shoes in the wardrobe room for the Cirque du Soleil.

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A boot is worked on in the wardrobe room.

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Wardrobe assistants Gaya Mugnai, from Italy, and Rikki Saffell, of Wisconsin, repair uniforms worn by the performers in the wardrobe room.

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A makeup table backstage.

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A box of equipment, including tape, gloves and chalk, used by the performers.

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