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THE BIG TOP: The circus comes to town

Last updated on: November 24, 2011 09:48 IST

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A performer balances herself on the back of a horse during a show at the Rambo Circus in Mumbai. The Rambo Circus was founded in 1991 by P T Dilip and travels across India, pitching tent in open grounds such as the Bandra Reclamation in Mumbai.

The introduction of tough animal rights laws in India and abroad have limited the use of animals in circus acts, but current organisers Sujit and Sumit Dilip have added amenities such as an air-conditioned, fire-proof tent to keep crowds flocking to the show. 

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Siafan, 22, a clown at the Rambo Circus, applies makeup before a show in Mumbai.

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A ticket booth attendant hands over show tickets to a patron at the Rambo Circus in Mumbai. 

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An acrobat performs on a ring held by an elephant during a show at the Rambo Circus in Mumbai. 

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A performer balances himself on a set of knives during a show at the Rambo Circus in Mumbai. 

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Rajiv Chatterjee, 31, a clown, gets dressed for a show at the Rambo Circus in Mumbai. 

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Lead clown Biju, 38, poses for a picture before a show at the Rambo Circus in Mumbai. 

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Performers rest in their tent between shows at the Rambo Circus in Mumbai. 

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A man checks sets of coloured bulbs to be used as circus decorations in Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi. 

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Ushers stand at the entrance to the Rambo Circus in Mumbai. 

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Rajiv Chatterjee, 31, a clown, makes an announcement during a show at the Rambo Circus in Mumbai. 

 


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