The Greatest Show on Earth

It isn’t just another traveling show — for 138 years, this company has been America’s biggest, best and most popular circus. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey describe themselves as “the Greatest Show On Earth” and hundreds of thousands of devoted fans agree. This show took place in New York’s Madison Square Garden.

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The arena is packed

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The show begins

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The trumpets blare

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Man on horseback

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An explosion of motion and color

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The cage is in the center of the ring

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Motorcycles riding inside the cage

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Centrifugal force prevents falling

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The tigers and the trainer

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The trainer and the tigers

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He turns his back on the beasts

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The acrobats

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Elephants sitting up in a row

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Elephant parade

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Trapeze artist

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The man on the flying trapeze

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The finale!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey History

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