Bangladesh's Traveling Circus

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Labonie, who does not know her age, tends to her 2 month old baby,... News PhotoArts Culture and Entertainment,Baby,Bangladesh,Cultures,Dhaka Division,Geographical Locations,Holiday - Event,Horizontal,Human Interest,Month,Residential Building,WisdomPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesJAMSHA, BANGLADESH - NOVEMBER 1: Labonie, who does not know her age, tends to her 2 month old baby, Sudraya, in the residential area of the Olympic Circus, November 1, 2013 in Jamsha, Bangladesh. Labonie was born into the circus and never went to school. She enjoys her profession because she gets to be around her friends all the time. 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. (Photo by Getty Images)