A clown with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, is silhouetted in 2014, in Newark, N.J.
A clown with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, is silhouetted in 2014, in Newark, N.J. Julio Cortez AP
A clown with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, is silhouetted in 2014, in Newark, N.J. Julio Cortez AP

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