JESSICA RINALDI

Kelly Miller Circus

Performer Adilson Fernandes and his wife Iragilda are reflected in the rear view mirror of their truck as they arrive on the lot at sunrise, where the Kelly Miller Circus will be set up for the day, in Crandall, Texas March 18, 2009. The Kelly Miller Circus, which was founded in 1938 and is based in Hugo, Oklahoma, travels to over 220 cities and towns each year throughout the United States.
  
Workers wait for stakes to be driven into the ground as they prepare to raise the Big Top at the Kelly Miller Circus in Crandall, Texas March 18, 2009.
  
Edward Samuel Perez, 15 months old, plays in a barrel as his father sets up the big top at the Kelly Miller Circus in Crandall, Texas March 18, 2009.
     
  
Jose Luis Soto sets up the balloon stand at the Kelly Miller Circus in Crandall, Texas March 18, 2009.
  
Courtney Heidenreich (L) and Renato Fernandes (R) wait to perform backstage at the Kelly Miller Circus in Crandall, Texas March 18, 2009.
  
Kids take advantage of pony rides at the Kelly Miller Circus in Crandall, Texas March 18, 2009.
     
  
Steve Copeland ties his clown shoes before performing at the Kelly Miller Circus in Crandall, Texas March 18, 2009.
  
Children play on a tumbling mat outside of one of the performer's trailers at the Kelly Miller Circus in Crandall, Texas March 18, 2009.
  
Patsy Luna waits backstage for her hula hoop routine to be announced at the Kelly Miller Circus in Crandall, Texas March 18, 2009.
     
  
People walk through the grounds at the Kelly Miller Circus in Crandall, Texas March 18, 2009.
  
A woman reacts as she rides an elephant during intermission at the Kelly Miller Circus in Crandall, Texas March 18, 2009.