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Kelly Miller Circus

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Owner John Ringling North II talks to several circus employees during setup of the days performances in Corry, Pa.

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Ringmaster John Moss III opens the Kelly Miller Circus' first of two daily performances in Corry, Pa., July 25, 2011.

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Elephants Traci, Becky, and Lisa wow spectators watching the Kelly Miller Circus perform in Corry, Pa

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Fire manipulator Brian LaPalme closes out the circus' evening performance by breathing a plum of fire into the air in Corry, Pa. LaPalme also acts as the circus' chef, preparing two meals daily for the crew and performers.

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The Poema family, from left, Mariana Poema, 12, father Adrian Poema, and son Adrian Poema, Jr. rehearse their human juggling act while ringmaster John Moss III, center, looks over the shows performance list with his son Nathan Moss and juggler Raul Olivares, right, before the start of their second daily performance in Corry, Pa.

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John Ringling North II, the owner of the Kelly Miller Circus, walks around the exterior of the main tent after changing into his costume for his part in an act in Corry, Pa. While traveling with the circus, North attends every performance and rehearsal. He sneaks away from his seat for one act, which he opens by running out and cracking a whip several times.

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Crewman from the Kelly Miller Circus erect the tent at the Crawford County Fairgrounds in Meadville, Pa. after their caravan traveled there from Corry, Pa. The traveling circus generally performs at a different location every day.

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Elephant handler Buckner Young sprays down Traci, one of three elephants at the Kelly Miller Circus in the mid-afternoon in Meadville, Pa.

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Kelly Miller Circus clown Steve Copeland applies make-up in his trailer before the start of the days first show.

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Circus clown Steve Copeland pats his face down with baby powder as part of his makeup application before the start of the Kelly Miller Circus' first of two daily shows in Meadville, Pa.

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After rehearsal, aerialist Sara Greene has a sip of water with her daughter Gigi Greene, 4, as the Kelly Miller Circus' camel act takes to the ring for rehearsal.

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Aerialist Delena Fusco stretches while talking with fellow aerialist Sara Greene, left, during a rehearsal time.

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Performer Fridman Torales's shadow is cast onto the tent of the Kelly Miller Circus as he performs his Loop Walk during one of the Circus' shows in Meadville, Pa.

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Tiger trainer Ryan Holder opens the one of the Kelly Miller Circus' two daily shows in Meadville, Pa. with his routine.

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Performers in the Kelly Miller Circus come together while ending the day's final performance in Meadville, Pa. as the curtain closes.

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