Tatiana Tchalabaeva as the evil Queen Tatiana during a performance of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus in Washington, March 31, 2017. The 146-year-old circus will shut down May 21 after having failed to sufficiently dazzle the children of the on-demand entertainment age and to overcome the animal rights movement's opposition to having animals perform.
Tatiana Tchalabaeva as the evil Queen Tatiana during a performance of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus in Washington, March 31, 2017. The 146-year-old circus will shut down May 21 after having failed to sufficiently dazzle the children of the on-demand entertainment age and to overcome the animal rights movement's opposition to having animals perform. DOUG MILLS The New York Times
Tatiana Tchalabaeva as the evil Queen Tatiana during a performance of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus in Washington, March 31, 2017. The 146-year-old circus will shut down May 21 after having failed to sufficiently dazzle the children of the on-demand entertainment age and to overcome the animal rights movement's opposition to having animals perform. DOUG MILLS The New York Times

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