Behind the Curtain
Circus performers in Hanoi, Vietnam, prepare for the show minutes before it gets under way.
Nguyen Thi Thu Hiep, shown here stretching, is a contortionist.
For extra money, she also performs at private parties and social events.
See more pictures from the September 2016 story “Behind the Curtain of Vietnam’s Oldest Circus.”
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