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Courtney Sargent, Deseret News
Trainers guide elephants walking in the 138th Annual Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Elephant Walk and Parade along Rio Grande Street through The Gateway in Salt Lake City today.

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Circus performers, atop an elephant, above, and in bright costumes, at right, wave to the crowd while heading toward the EnergySolutions Arena during the 138th annual Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Elephant Walk and Parade through The Gateway in Salt Lake City on Wednesday. The circus features acrobats, agility dogs, Asian elephants and a performing porcupine that combine to capture the spirit of this year's theme, "Over the Top." The circus will be in town through Sunday with several showtimes each day. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices vary from upper-bowl seats at $10 to Circus Celebrity seats at $82.