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Step Right Up to the Big Top Circus Tent at the 50th Annual Folklife Festival

The day the circus rolled into Washington, D.C., and other tales from the Smithsonian’s hot summer party on the National Mall
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The Smithsonian Institution's annual Folklife Festival starts today with a trio of cultural expositions filling the National Mall. This year's focuses are the country's land-grant colleges, arts from east of the Anacostia River and ...

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