Ringling Brothers to hold final performance ever this weekend


While other circuses go on around the world, the most famous one of all is just about over.

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus will give its last show this weekend. Its other unit already did earlier this month, in Providence, Rhode Island.

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The Associated Press was granted extensive access to day-to-day life with the performers during the days of Ringling's last run in Providence.

Performers on that unit are scattering across the world. Some have hopes to continue a circus career in Europe. Others are looking to perform elsewhere. Others aren't yet sure what they'll do.

Many are also looking for a home. Ringling is the last circus to travel by train, and many of its performers and crew have to find new places to live.

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