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Photo by: BARBARA L. SALISBURY

Maria Zoerlein, 5, of Alexandria, Va., who is visually impaired, feels the wig of "Madame" the clown (aka Christina Gelsone) during a special "touch session" following the Big Apple Circus "Circus of the Senses" performance on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 in Sterling, Va. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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