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Video: In Beijing, these acrobats fly high

In Beijing, these acrobats fly high

Beijing’s Chaoyang Acrobatic Show, born about 30 years ago as China was opening to international tourists, has become a top attraction for visitors to the city.

This video helps explain why. In three shows per day, performers offer feats of balance, strength, flexibility and daring. There are drummers, spinning plates, jugglers, bicycles and even motorcycles.      

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