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Circus Vargas setting up in SLO

Carlos Rios and Robert Tapia set up the Circus Vargas Big Top tent at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo on Wednesday morning.
Carlos Rios and Robert Tapia set up the Circus Vargas Big Top tent at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo on Wednesday morning.

Workers set up the Circus Vargas Big Top tent at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo on Wednesday morning.

It takes about 20 workers seven hours to raise the structure, according to Circus Vargas marketing director Emily Lavender White. The tent includes tens of thousands of square feet of fabric, White said.

Performances start Friday. Show times can be found at http://www.circusvargas.com.

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