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<p>Artist Yves Decoste (bottom) balances Valentyna Sidenko on his shoulders during a dress rehearsal for Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor</p>

Artist Yves Decoste (bottom) balances Valentyna Sidenko on his shoulders during a dress rehearsal for Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Artist Yves Decoste (bottom) balances Valentyna Sidenko on his shoulders during a dress rehearsal for Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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<p>Artists perform during a dress rehearsal for Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor</p>

Artists perform during a dress rehearsal for Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Artists perform during a dress rehearsal for Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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<p>Artists perform during a dress rehearsal for Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor</p>

Artists perform during a dress rehearsal for Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Artists perform during a dress rehearsal for Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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<p>Artists perform during Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor</p>

Artists perform during Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Artists perform during Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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<p>An artist performs during a dress rehearsal for Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor</p>

An artist performs during a dress rehearsal for Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

An artist performs during a dress rehearsal for Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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<p>Artists perform during a dress rehearsal for Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor</p>

Artists perform during a dress rehearsal for Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Artists perform during a dress rehearsal for Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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<p>Aerialist Julie Cameron performs during Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor</p>

Aerialist Julie Cameron performs during Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Aerialist Julie Cameron performs during Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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<p>Artists perform during a dress rehearsal for Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor</p>

Artists perform during a dress rehearsal for Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Artists perform during a dress rehearsal for Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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<p>Artist Anna Ostapenko performs during a dress rehearsal for Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor</p>

Artist Anna Ostapenko performs during a dress rehearsal for Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Artist Anna Ostapenko performs during a dress rehearsal for Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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<p>Artist Julie Cameron performs during a dress rehearsal for Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor</p>

Artist Julie Cameron performs during a dress rehearsal for Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Artist Julie Cameron performs during a dress rehearsal for Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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<p>Artists perform during a dress rehearsal for Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor )</p>

Artists perform during a dress rehearsal for Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor )

Artists perform during a dress rehearsal for Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor )

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<p>Artist Valentyna Sidenko (L) balances Yves Decoste with her body during a dress rehearsal for Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor</p>

Artist Valentyna Sidenko (L) balances Yves Decoste with her body during a dress rehearsal for Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Artist Valentyna Sidenko (L) balances Yves Decoste with her body during a dress rehearsal for Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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<p>Artists perform during a dress rehearsal for Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor</p>

Artists perform during a dress rehearsal for Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Artists perform during a dress rehearsal for Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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<p>Artists perform during a dress rehearsal for Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor</p>

Artists perform during a dress rehearsal for Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Artists perform during a dress rehearsal for Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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<p>Artists perform during Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor</p>

Artists perform during Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Artists perform during Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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<p>Artists perform during Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor</p>

Artists perform during Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Artists perform during Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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<p>An aerialist performs during Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor</p>

An aerialist performs during Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

An aerialist performs during Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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<p>Aerialist Julie Cameron performs during Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor</p>

Aerialist Julie Cameron performs during Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Aerialist Julie Cameron performs during Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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