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A Traveling Circus and Its Great Escape – Overheard at National Geographic

National Geographic explorer Tomas Ayuso encountered a traveling circus stranded in Honduras amid the coronavirus lockdown and chronicled the performers’ rollercoaster journey back to their native Guatemala.

Decades of daring, acrobatics, spectacular motorcycle stunts, and mind-blowing magic tricks couldn’t prepare Central America’s oldest-running circus for its most challenging feat yet—how to get home during a pandemic. Photographer and National Geographic Explorer Tomas Ayuso encountered the Segovia Brothers Circus stranded in Honduras amid the coronavirus lockdown, and then chronicled the performers’ rollercoaster journey back to their native Guatemala–and the surprising circus fan who ultimately came to the rescue.

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