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Bangladesh's traveling circus

16 year old Bristi Akhter looks out from her makeshift home in the residential area behind the Olympic Circus, October 31, 2013 in Jamsha, Bangladesh. Bristi, was born into the circus. Last month she got married to her cousin last month, dropped out of school when she was 14 years old to start performing.  (Getty Images)

Bangladesh's traveling circus

November 2, 2013

Generations of low income families are born into circuses with rarely the hope of ever working in different profession or escaping the harsh realities of the circus.

The children, often very young, are trained to be full working members usually without the opportunity for an education.

As modernization slowly takes over landscape of Bangladesh, the circus is a dying art form and is moving further and further away from mainstream entertainment. (Getty)