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By: Catie Leary on July 21, 2011, 4:45 p.m.
Animal-rights demonstrators take part in a protest against Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus during the show's opening night in Los Angeles, Calif., on July 20.

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Circus protests in L.A.

Animal-rights demonstrators take part in a protest against Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus during the show's opening night in Los Angeles, Calif., on July 20.

Organizers of the demonstration hoped to educate circus patrons about the allegedly brutal treatment of elephants.