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  • Day Seven: Top Ten Photos

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    The danger of organizing a major event around the Fourth of July: a constant threat of summer storms. Today the Folklife Festival was reduced to the Big Top and the Arts and Industries Building as the rest of the grounds were thoroughly saturated. Visitors still had opportunities to experience intimate conversations, musical performances, and circus productions.

    Our schedule may still shift tomorrow as the rains peter out, but you’ll be guaranteed to see a Citizenship Ceremony inducting the newest Americans, Bolivian festival traditions, and an open rehearsal by Cirque des Voix, a professional circus troupe accompanied by an orchestra and choir.

    Do you have your own photos to share? Add them into our 2017 Flickr group!

    Elisa Hough is the editor for the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

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