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They fell 25 to 40 feet from an aerial platform, according to reports.
After graduating from The Field School in Northwest D.C., the Capitol Hill resident was accepted to Wellesley College to study engineering. However, instead of heading up to Massachusetts, Michels-Gualtieri followed a time-sensitive passion that took her halfway around the world -- and several feet in the air.
When the circus is in town, the show attracts kids young and old. Apparently, it also attracts star athletes.
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Protesters from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals donned elephant costumes and demonstrated against allegedly abused circus animals - like elephants - outside the White House Friday.
The circus begins four days of shows in D.C. Thursday.
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