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    Ringling Bros. Circus Closes After 146 Years

    The elephants won’t forget. Declining interest and untenable costs forced Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus to close — after a final “celebration” show at Nassau Coliseum in New York yesterday, complete with acrobats, tiger-tamers, jugglers and clowns. Over 19,000 people tuned in to a live broadcast online. Animal rights groups have targeted the circus for decades over its use of performing animals, and they say the issue has finally become mainstream. PETA tweeted triumphantly to “herald the end of the saddest show on earth.”

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