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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

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Performers on stilts walk across the floor of the Huntington Center during the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus's 'Fully Charged' show.

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Animal trainer and presenter Tabayara 'Taba' Maluenda rides an elephant at the start of the show.

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Thursday was the opening day for the circus at the Huntington Center in Toledo. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is in town through Sunday.

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Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus Fully Charged ringmaster Brian Crawford Scott performs for the Toledo crowd.

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Ryan Henning and Asia the elephant meet the guests of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

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Ringmaster Brian Crawford Scott, left, and a clown plug in the show at the Huntington Center.

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A vendor delivers a snow cone to an audience member at the Huntington Center.

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A circus clown gets the crowd excited for the 'Fully Charged' show.

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The national anthem is sung ringmaster Brian Crawford Scott as a performer riding an elephant carries the American flag.

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A clown jumps his unicycle from one box to another.

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PETA Protesters face patrons attending the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Fully Charged performs at the Huntington Center.

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Sarah Hintz of Toledo, left, stands with her husband Keith Hintz Jr., and his service dog Odie, as they protest the Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus at the Huntington Center.

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Young girls get a dance lesson from performers with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus during the all-access pre-show at the Huntington Center.

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performer Thalita Vallim, left, dances with Haley Davis, 9, of Luckey, at the Huntington Center.

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Ryan Henning of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus feeds a loaf of bread to Asia the elephant.

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