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Despite Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ending its 146-year run, smaller circus tours are now filling in the void left by the show's end, including UniverSoul Circus, which raised the curtain on a five-week run at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, Thursday. (Photos by UniverSoul Circus)

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In this June 13, 2017 photo, two sleeper cars from a former Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus train sit temporarily parked on railroad tracks behind the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in Scranton, Pa. The Erie Lackawanna Dining Car Preservation Society, a railroad heritage group that has about 350 members nationwide and is based in Dunmore, Pa., acquired three train cars from the former Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus that will be relocated to the society's Scranton, Pa., storage area. The two sleeper cars rolled into Scranton, Pa., on Sunday, June 11 and the third car, used to transport large animals including elephants, was scheduled to arrive in Scranton, Pa., later in the month after leaving Florida on Friday, June 9. (Jason Farmer /The Times & Tribune via AP)

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FILE - In this May 4, 2017 file photo, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus tiger trainer Taba Maluenda performs with a white tiger during a show in Providence, R.I. The circus that has wowed crowds for 146 years with its "Greatest Show on Earth" will be taking its final bow on Sunday, May 21, 2017, when the sold-out 7pm show finishes at the Nassau County Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

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FILE - In this May 4, 2017 file photo, a performance by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus features the Desert Goddesses camels, in Providence, R.I. The circus that has wowed crowds for 146 years with its "Greatest Show on Earth" will be taking its final bow on Sunday May 21, 2017, when the sold-out 7pm show finishes at the Nassau County Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

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Ringling Bros. boss clown Sandor Eke carries his 2-year-old son, Michael, on his shoulders as he walks to the bus that will take them to the arena for a show, Thursday, May 4, 2017, in Providence, R.I. Someday, he plans to teach his son juggling and other circus skills, but Eke knows he may never join the circus. Eke’s wife, a former circus aerialist, has already established their new home in Las Vegas. When the circus closes, Eke hopes to get a job as a “flair” bartender there, doing tricks like juggling bottles, but he wonders how life will change. “My normal life is this. My normal life is going on the train, going every week to a different city. It’s crazy how much I love circus,” Eke says. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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Ringling Bros. boss clown Sandor Eke hugs his 2-year-old son Michael after the red unit's final show, Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Providence, R.I. "The Greatest Show on Earth" is about to put on its last show on earth. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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Ringling Bros. clown Ivan Skinfill poses for a selfie photo with children during the intermission of a show, Thursday, May 4, 2017, in Providence, R.I. "The Greatest Show on Earth" is about to put on its last show on earth. For the performers who travel with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, its demise means the end of a unique way of life for hundreds of performers and crew members. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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The red unit of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus opens a show, Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Providence, R.I. "The Greatest Show on Earth" is about to put on its last show on earth. For the performers who travel with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, its demise means the end of a unique way of life for hundreds of performers and crew members. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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Members of the Ringling Bros. Circus Mongolian Marvels warm up backstage before performing, Friday, May 5, 2017, in Providence, R.I. "The Greatest Show on Earth" is about to put on its last show on earth. For the performers who travel with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, its demise means the end of a unique way of life for hundreds of performers and crew members. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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Ringling Bros. clowns take a break between acts in "Clown Alley," a private area backstage, Friday, May 5, 2017, in Providence, R.I. Clown Alley is not just a place: the private area backstage where clowns get ready to perform. It’s how the clowns refer to themselves, a mini-fraternity within the circus, and a microcosm of it. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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Ringling Bros. boss clown Sandor Eke, center, holds his 2-year-old son Michael up to pet a camel before performing in a show, Friday, May 5, 2017, in Providence, R.I. "When you're a circus kid you have your own zoo," said Eke. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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Ringling Bros. boss clown Sandor Eke dusts his face with powder before performing in a show, Friday, May 5, 2017, in Providence, R.I. One of Eke’s earliest memories is of an elephant comforting him, stretching its trunk through his trailer window, while he lay recovering from an illness. Eke’s Hungarian parents were performing at the time at a circus in Sweden, and Eke was just a toddler. A few years later, he’d be a circus performer himself, and aspiring to come to America to join Ringling. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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Ringling Bros. clown Beth Walters writes in a journal in her living quarters on the circus' train before heading off to the arena to perform in a show, Thursday, May 4, 2017, in Providence, R.I. Walters had taken down most of the photos and decorations in her room to prepare to move out and head home after the red unit's final performance. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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Beth Walters, left, and Stephen Craig, both clowns with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus talk during the clowns' final group breakfast, Thursday, May 4, 2017, in Providence, R.I. "The Greatest Show on Earth" is about to put on its last show on earth. For the performers who travel with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, its demise means the end of a unique way of life for hundreds of performers and crew members. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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Ringmaster Kristen Michelle Wilson, right, hugs a member of the crew after the red unit's final performance, Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Providence, R.I. For the performers who travel with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, its demise means the end of a unique way of life for hundreds of performers and crew members. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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FILE - In this April 1, 1963 file photo, a Ringling Bros. Circus elephant walks out of a train car as young children watch in the Bronx railroad yard in New York. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is drawing to a close in May 2017, after 146 years of performances and travel. (AP Photo)

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Ringling Bros. tiger trainer Taba Maluenda performs with a white tiger during a show, Thursday, May 4, 2017, in Providence, R.I. Maluenda has been with some of the cats for 13 years, has raised them from cubs. But they’re owned by Feld Entertainment, which owns Ringling, and he has to say goodbye. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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Ringling Bros. high wire performer Anna Lebedeva stands next to her 3-month-old son, Amir, in his stroller while waiting to go on for the show's finale, Friday, May 5, 2017, in Providence, R.I. Lebedeva and her husband, fellow performer Mustafa Danguir, dream of starting their own show, or maybe opening a circus school in Morocco to teach future generations. They’re optimistic something good will come along. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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Ringling Bros. circus clown Stephen Craig brushes his teeth in his living compartment on the red unit's train before heading to the arena to perform in a show, Thursday, May 4, 2017, in Providence, R.I. Craig hadn't given a thought to joining the circus until he was out of college, ending up here because of his love of acting. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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Boss clown Sandor Eke helps his 2-year-old son. Michael Eke step off the Ringling Bros. circus red unit's traveling train parked in a rail yard as they head to the arena for a show, Thursday, May 4, 2017, in Providence, R.I. Someday, he plans to teach his son juggling and other circus skills, but Eke knows he may never join the circus. Eke’s wife, a former circus aerialist, has already established their new home in Las Vegas. When the circus closes, Eke hopes to get a job as a “flair” bartender there, doing tricks like juggling bottles, but he wonders how life will change. “My normal life is this. My normal life is going on the train, going every week to a different city. It’s crazy how much I love circus,” Eke says. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)